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Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids

Who says good design is just for us grown-ups? Plucked straight from the Dwell Pinterest board dedicated to modern design for kids, take a peek inside to see our top picks for the mini modernist.
March 25, 2013
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Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®

Inspired by LEGO®, and committed to using renewable resources, Japanese company Mokurokku has introduced a modern, green alternative to the nostalgic, plastic toy.
February 27, 2013
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Modern Family at Dwell on Design

With considering the ever-expanding children's market in the modern design realm, the plethora of visitors, tiny people, and exhibitors at The Modern Family Zone at Dwell on Design was not surprising in the least. Sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints and Vitra, the Modern Family area featured artists and furniture manufacturers, as well as Play-Doh and finger-paint makers. Photos by Alexis Tjian, Ashley Schoenknecht and Kristen Terry.
February 4, 2013
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The Modern Baby: Part Four

Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality products and simple, elegant designs. Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, a French-American couple and founders of Oeuf, invited Dwell to see how they've infused their Brooklyn residence with the same ethos that makes their company such a success. 
October 9, 2012
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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.
October 5, 2012
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Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012

Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with kids, and family photoshoots sponsored by Infiniti all keep the high-energy area buzzing. Here are a few highlights from one of the most vibrant bits of Dwell on Design 2012.
June 24, 2012
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And the Playhaus Winner Is...

We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles, the challenge was to go wild and channel your inner child. With 366 total entries received, the competition was stiff. Judges selected the five finalists, but we left it to you, our audience of readers, to select the winner in live Facebook voting. Without further ado, the winner is...
March 16, 2012
Children's dinnerware set by <a href="http://www.heathceramics.com/go/heath/homeware/store/index.cfm?catID=54#shop">Heath Ceramics</a>, $135.00.

New Kids' Line from Heath

Ok, ok—so we here at Dwell are known for our unabashed love of all things Heath. But in our defense, they make it really difficult not to love them whenever they roll out new products. Case in point: their new line of designs tailored to the littlest modernists out there. We're swooning over the pint-sized, three-piece dinnerware sets; bowls; and utensils in their kids' line. And their factory puzzle is pretty awesome, too (plus it won't break if your tyke causes it to tumble to the floor).
January 26, 2012
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LEGO Greenhouse in London

By now its bricks have been pulled apart, its sunflowers taken from Covent Garden's North Piazza, but from September 15 to 25, the Lego Greenhouse designed by Sebastian Bergne was one of the hits of the London Design Festival. I happened to catch it a bit by chance at the very end of my London design wanderings, and I'm ever so happy I did. And happier still that in going through my photos from my time in the Big Smoke that I've come across these.
October 4, 2011
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