5 Summer Toys for Kids
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- The Dwell Store will present its first IRL pop-up store at Dwell on Design Los Angeles June 20–22.
- In our latest contest, Show Us How You Nest, we asked to see how much better your home would look with a new Nest Learning Thermostat. Here are our favorite 20 entries.
Kids can splash with abandon in the summer, and when the weather turns, parents can store small toys in the (empty) water bowl under a custom birch-wood cover.
With its “painted lady” Victorians, tolerant citizens, and atmospheric fog, San Francisco stands alone amongst American cities. This map quilt pays tribute to San Fran’s unique beauty. Hand-stitched by Haptic Lab’s fair labor partners in India, each takes hundreds of hours to produce.
- The Modern Family Zone was a respite for Dwell on Design attendees with young children, with all manner of cool and stylish coloring, playing and resting opportunities.
Get your kids into the groove with Dado Cubes, a set of ten durable plastic nesting blocks that stack up to make all kinds of neat constructions. Each piece has a slit on all four sides, allowing for solid structures to be slotted right into place, and the durable plastic will withstand any building crises that may arise. You might have just as much fun making shapes with these as your little ones.
- With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.
Dimentions: 14.2" H x 15.4" dia.
Weight: 7.6 pounds
Bodum’s Fyrkat is a modern, playful update of the quintessential mini grill, the Weber Smokey Joe (see above). With its streamlined base, it’s even easier to assemble. The grill comes in standard black, but there are also more colorful choices, like orange, red, and green.
The big, easy-to-grip silicone handle stays cool as the barbecue heats up—–but its size makes for a silhouette not quite as hot. The enamel coating is prone to chipping. We managed to put a nice gouge in the side of our Fyrkat’s lid, so be warned: Handle with care.