Entries Tagged as 'Toys'

MULA Stacking Rings from IKEA

September 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It’s no secret, I love wooden toys.  They just have a certain feel to them that makes playtime seem so much more satisfying.  What is a secret, however, is that IKEA has some classic wooden toys at their typical unbelievable prices.  Their MULA stacking rings are probably my favorite.  The colors are deep and bright […]

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Wooden Robot Man

September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

A wooden cube that transforms into a robot that you can pose? Awesome! The fact that it was inspired by Japanese joinery makes it that much cooler. I can’t wait to get my hands on one. Available from Twine for $25.

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Earnest Efforts Wood Baby Rattles

April 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

We’re having a BABY! In celebration of our news, here’s a fantastic set of wood baby rattles.  Hand made in by Earnest Efforts in Oregon, these toys are crafted from fallen timber, finished with non-toxic beeswax and filled with lentils or beans.  They have a wonderful musical tone and are fun even for adults. Available […]

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Couch Cushion Architecture

April 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Here’s a wonderfully cute critical analysis of couch cushion forts collected from around the internet: A brilliant synergy between the weighted foundation and the light tensile structure, this project impressed us with its attenuation of structure and bright interior spaces. The courtyard and formal entry are also well thought-out and provide a clear means of way-finding. Grade […]

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Eames House Blocks

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s true.  I’m an Eames fanboy.  The couple and their productions were revolutionary in their approach to life and design, and their Case Study No. 8 house is no exception.  Now, House Industries (of typography fame) has produced a set of children’s blocks that puts that wonderful piece of architecture in your hands.  Screen printed […]

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Best Dog Toy Ever

March 10th, 2010 · No Comments

The Humunga ‘Stache.  Genius. (via swissmiss)

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Fifties Lego Town Set

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

It should come as no surprise that I love LEGO.  Anything that combines Danish design, toys and architecture is pretty sweet.  This new set called “Town Plan” contains three buildings central to any fictitious 1950′s town: a cinema, service station and town hall.  It’s complete with a few cars and even some newlyweds! Get yours […]

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Animal Alarm Clocks

June 18th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I have always loved the look of old fashioned bell alarm clocks, and the animal faces make these perfect for a kid’s room.  I’m partial to the orange monkey clock.  Available for $19 at The Touch, a vintage furniture store in the Mission neighborhood here in San Francisco.

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LEGO Mania!

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Like many kids, especially those who grew up to become engineers, LEGO blocks were a huge source of fun and inspiration for me.  In fact, I’ve never really stopped loving them, though I haven’t built or purchased any in a long time.  That’s all about to change. I nearly jumped out of my chair while […]

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