Providing fresh, colorful alternatives to the plugged-in entertainment devices of today, these designs—including a couple of highlights from the Dwell Store—modernize classic pastimes and celebrate life's simple joys.
ReForm school's Amish Made Scooter comes in three sizes and two colors: black or red. With a picnic basket attached to the handlebars, the scooter is prepared for adventures that last all day.
Designed by Zoe Miller and David Goodman for Miller Goodman, ShapeMaker Wooden Blocks are made of Thai rubberwood, and can be rearranged in thousands of fun ways.
The steam-bent ash Max Push car by family-owned German Sirch company mixes minimalism with imagination.
Brooklyn-based Fort Standard designed these Balancing Blocks for Areaware. Made of oak and lacquered in water-based paint, the Balancing Blocks are safe for children of any age and with their many facets, balancing them is a constant challenge.
This handmade, Italian owl figurine is made from recycled wood. People of all ages can agree: Lars Beller's decorative Re-Turned Owl Figurine is adorable.
This Japanese-inspired wooden robot by David Weeks for Areaware is sure to endure beyond the latest, greatest technologies. The unpainted beech wood blocks of the Cubebot Toy Robot are bound by thick elastic bands.
Spot color printed balls of woodfree paper dangle kaleidoscopically above children with the Themis Mobile. The mobile's geometric patterns designed by Clara von Zweigbergk modernize this classic.
The Dado Cube set from Fat Brain Toy Company includes ten plastic blocks which can interlock to create countless surreal structures.