Favorite Kids' Products
Sometimes, thinking outside the box with children's toys means forgoing the flashing lights and going back to basics with simple design and honest materials. We've curated a collection of our top 13 favorite products for making playtime more fun for your modernist-in-training.
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- From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these entertaining and educational volumes for more creative play.
- This year, skip the relentless rows of big-name toy stores and check out Dwell's selection of fun holiday gifts for the mini modernists on your list.
The rhinoceros is not to be trifled with—and this durable wooden version is a fitting representation of the powerful beast. Crafted of cut wood muscles ingeniously bound by hidden elastic bands, Simus is tough enough to withstand even the most boisterous play date.
No need to clutter the crib with plastic playthings when your baby begins to teethe; Their toys can be good for their gums, good for the environment, and darn good-looking, too. Made from solid maple that's sanded smooth, these simple shapes from Little Sapling Toys are easy to grasp and clean, and for every purchase a tree is planted for Trees for the Future. If you're looking for gifts for a young one, their site has a bunch of beautifully crafted pieces, from blocks and skittles, to rattles and a rocking unicorn.
Let's just get the ultimate fantasy gift out of the way. The amazing Rhapsody Playbeds and Indoor playsets are the stuff that kids & -and adults - dream of. To frames constructed in Maine out of beautiful solid Ash and Baltic Birch plywood, with bright colorful accents (or not), you can add as many elements as your imagination can handle: panels of cut-out wood or plexiglass, or solid chalkboard laminate, fire poles, slides, bed platforms, climbing walls, with plenty of cubby and hidey-holes…Your only restriction is the size of the room and your wallet, of course. But with the clean lines, modular design, and whimsical but not-too-cutesy accents, you’ll be stretching your dollars - and your kids' imaginations - over many years to come.
- Modern takes on many meanings besides being contemporary or new age—sometimes modern simply means being different.
- Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
- In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among other…