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Favorite Kids' Products

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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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  A childhood drawing of a beloved doll found in a family attic inspired Dutch designer Esther Schuivens to embark on her now-famous Esthex brand of lovable, nubby dolls. The winsome Mr. Fox from the line, and he's all sweet, no sly.
    A childhood drawing of a beloved doll found in a family attic inspired Dutch designer Esther Schuivens to embark on her now-famous Esthex brand of lovable, nubby dolls. The winsome Mr. Fox from the line, and he's all sweet, no sly.
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  High design and eco-conscious thinking is the hallmark of any good contemporary kitchen, so why are kitchen playsets so stuck in the past?  It has everything your little chef needs to start cooking in style.
    High design and eco-conscious thinking is the hallmark of any good contemporary kitchen, so why are kitchen playsets so stuck in the past? It has everything your little chef needs to start cooking in style.
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  Move over, Lincoln Logs. This creativity-building toy, fashioned of FSC-certified wood pieces, arrives with real tools, including nuts, bolts and a pint-size wrench.
    Move over, Lincoln Logs. This creativity-building toy, fashioned of FSC-certified wood pieces, arrives with real tools, including nuts, bolts and a pint-size wrench.
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  With its three nylon strings, this rectangular guitar is easy for anyone to play. Pint-sized performers will start exploring the instrument, and will quickly learn where to place fingers to create music.
    With its three nylon strings, this rectangular guitar is easy for anyone to play. Pint-sized performers will start exploring the instrument, and will quickly learn where to place fingers to create music.
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  A whimsical owl illustration, 100-percent-organic-cotton construction, and small-person proportions make this bean bag chair a perfect addition to a young child’s room.
    A whimsical owl illustration, 100-percent-organic-cotton construction, and small-person proportions make this bean bag chair a perfect addition to a young child’s room.
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  A perfect prefab starter home for the young modernist! Clean lines combined with durable USA-sourced apple-ply and a tools-free, fuss-free assembly makes for hours of easy play (and even easier transport and storage!).
    A perfect prefab starter home for the young modernist! Clean lines combined with durable USA-sourced apple-ply and a tools-free, fuss-free assembly makes for hours of easy play (and even easier transport and storage!).
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  With a dazzling array of kaleidoscopic color, this modern mobile by Stockholm designer Clara von Zweigbergk is a playful look at geometry.
    With a dazzling array of kaleidoscopic color, this modern mobile by Stockholm designer Clara von Zweigbergk is a playful look at geometry.
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  These ingenious kids' chairs assemble like a 3-D puzzle, and can be taken apart easily for flat storage. Plus they come with a one-of-a-kind rag doll.
    These ingenious kids' chairs assemble like a 3-D puzzle, and can be taken apart easily for flat storage. Plus they come with a one-of-a-kind rag doll.
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  In the wild, the rhinoceros is not to be trifled with; this durable wooden version is a fitting representation of the powerful beast. Crafted from wood and ingeniously bound by hidden elastic bands, Simus is tough enough to withstand even the most boisterous play date.
    In the wild, the rhinoceros is not to be trifled with; this durable wooden version is a fitting representation of the powerful beast. Crafted from wood and ingeniously bound by hidden elastic bands, Simus is tough enough to withstand even the most boisterous play date.
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  This is the perfect pint-sized furniture set for small spaces. You and your little ones can enjoy a snack, work on a project or just have a chat. Each piece in this little set folds down to store easily.
    This is the perfect pint-sized furniture set for small spaces. You and your little ones can enjoy a snack, work on a project or just have a chat. Each piece in this little set folds down to store easily.
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  A whimsical elephant illustration and perfect small-person proportions make this bean bag chair a perfect addition to a young child’s room.
    A whimsical elephant illustration and perfect small-person proportions make this bean bag chair a perfect addition to a young child’s room.
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  Rattling the status quo, Cameo by RUX makes custom baby rattles that are hand-carved with the facial profiles of a newborn's parents and then engraved with the newborn's name. The product arrives at your home as a solid block of maple wood, but once you send in profile photographs, rattles are crafted at RUX's NYC studio in three to five weeks.
    Rattling the status quo, Cameo by RUX makes custom baby rattles that are hand-carved with the facial profiles of a newborn's parents and then engraved with the newborn's name. The product arrives at your home as a solid block of maple wood, but once you send in profile photographs, rattles are crafted at RUX's NYC studio in three to five weeks.

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