kids category

Hand puppets

I have 3 friends who are expecting babies in the next several months, so baby presents are on my mind… I was at Anthropologie the other day and found these adorable felt puppets which are so remniscent of 60’s puppets. I felt inspired to try making something similar. If I actually do attempt and succeed I’ll post photos of the end result, but for now, take a look at these…



Muji at MoMA

Ah Muji… beautifully un-branded, well-designed Japanese products. I’ve always loved their sexy office supplies, but these kids toys are so cute too (and priced pretty fairly)!



Justin Fines: Animation for Yo Gabba Gabba

I really liked this animation by Justin Fines for Yo Gabba Gabba. The song has a very sweet message too, by Dean and Britta from Luna. In case you aren’t familar with YGG, it’s a show that’s geared towards the children of parents who are 20 to 30-something and nostalgic for vintage Sesame Street (ie: when it was cool and sort of psychedelic). Our friend Scott Windes works on the show, and Seth has even contributed too so we’re a bit partial, but we really like what they’re doing over there. It’s a show that you can appreciate creatively, even if you don’t have kids.


The Matching Game

The Matching Game” at Rare Device… a well-designed, silkscreened version of the classic “Memory” game we’ve all played at one time or another.



Etsy find: Sonia Romero

I like these sweetly old-fashioned linocut prints from Sonia Romero. The whole alphabet is available (in different colours) in her Etsy store.


Naef puzzle

Naef puzzle, from Switzerland. For your modernist child…
(found on the Nova68 site, but you can view more Naef products on their own site)