I think you could make some sweet rooms for a mini dollhouse with this Dollhouse Bookshelf.
Things are coming together for one of the residential playspaces that I am creating for a little boy. We are in the home stretch. As I mentioned before, the wallpaper is up! This week, the rug, tee-pee, train set, cooktop, table, chairs and custom-built cabinets were installed. Only a few more things to go. I'll keep you posted!
Toronto, Canada has a new claim to fame not only does is have the CN Tower it now holds the record
for the highest tower created from Lego bricks. The Lego tower construction began at the beginning of
july and was completed last week. Official Lego builders from Denmark were flown in to supervise the
effort. A crane was needed to complete the tower standing at 29.3m made from 465 000 Lego bricks.
Mimondo – designs furniture for kids. By challenging the common norms for kids furniture Mimondo wish to create functional furniture in stylish imagery designs that gives an aesthetic balance in the room. Mimondo develop kids furniture that stimulates and expands the curiousity and creativity among the kids. It is important that the kids takes initiative and uses their fantasy exploring the world. I am in love with the low bed and the bunk bed from this collection. Bravo Klaus Bjerre Jensen & Karsten Spaabaek.
In some homes or apartments, there are some rooms that just don't have any windows. In New York City, there are a ton of creative spaces that we turn into offices, playrooms, bedrooms...etc. Next time you find this to be the case in your house, give Affordable Views a call. Not only will you get a window for your wall but you can customize the picture, have motorized blinds installed and have light behind it.
Back in February of this year, I posted about Miriam Bereson's Alphabet Frieze Poster. As I had yet to format my post pictures to be somewhat visible, the image was too small to even read. So, here it is again...but this time, I'm including the Number Frieze Poster as well. (I mean really.....how many different alphabet posters have you seen in the last few months...seems like a ton.)
How beautiful is the High Chair Alfons from SIRCH ? Suited for 6 months-3 years, this chair's clean curves and adaptability make for one great modern chair. You can give it a highback or low and when your mini is out of the highchair phase, it turns into a simple booster chair. Lovely.
I've been collecting vintage children's furniture for a while now. With a creative background in the film, television and print industry, I understand the need to find that special prop that will "make" the shoot. So, in addition to all our other services, we are now renting out our children's prop collection to stylist and photographers in the New York area. And yes, the collection will continue to grow!
I LOVE searching through Etsy...so when they asked me to be a Featured Buyer and take part in the Handmade Kids series, I was honored. I gave some of my picks for the family friendly home. If you have never tried an Etsy stroll, I highly recommend it! Check out my piece here. Also, be sure to check the new Handmade Kids features regularly!
Sergio Silva's CinderBlocks are sweet. Measuring 8"x8"x16", these little blocks could be a great into how to build structures. Although the ceramic finish might not be the best fit for little hands, the walnut would be! Another idea would be to create a low shelving system in your child's space and have a play on the old school cinder block as furniture concept.
My lovely friend Natasha came up with a beautiful party favor for all the people attending a baby shower she hosted a while back. The expecting mother-to-be is very much into the organic lifestyle. So I potted some of my myriad orange plants in glasses I got from Crate & Barrel to give to people when they left, and tagged them with the date and their reason for being. Unfortunately, my orange plant did not make it very long but I certainly would love to see this idea make it's way into another goodie bag! (photos by Natasha Chetiyawardana)
IKEA has come out with a new "highchair" called GASELL. I would refer to this as a booster chair more than a highchair as this is clearly not for babies. Regardless, for $34 bucks it's not bad.
The Rolleiflex Mini Digital Camera proudly continues the Rollei Twin Lens Reflex tradition, pushing the famed camera into beautifully tiny territory! It has a big price tag but this would make for a superb first camera for little hands.
I love that my child loves to ride her scooter or bike...I really do. We have great route to school via foot everyday and it's great when she wants to do-it-by-herself! However, what's not fun is the begging and pleading to ride her bike or scooter to only loose complete interest a quarter of the way there. Leaving my husband or myself lugging this thing the rest of the way. This is why I love the concept behind Chang Ting Jen's Backpack Bicycle. Yes, I know this concept is for an adult size bike but I know someone out there can do this for smaller versions!
I will be back on Tuesday! I leave you with this great little short called An Eye for Annai.
This film was done by John Klassen and Dan Rodrigues in their third year at Sheridan College's Classical Animation Program. Everything is hand drawn and animated. They coloured the animation digitally, and the backgrounds are a mix of traditional and digital. The jazz music near the middle is from Louis Armstrong's "Jeepers Creepers".
Inside the gates of Somewhere City you will find an imaginary labyrinth of pure play, where everything is constantly changing. Somewhere City's motion is fueled by the "Secret Thought" of its wonderful, positive inhabitants. Everything floats in this City - houses, street lamps, even faces. So be ready! You might have a new neighbor when you get home from your day exploring...
This "Seeing Outside the Box" card set challenges our visual perception.....in an amazing way. The idea is to look at the cards from each side and describe what you see. Use the cards as a great classroom or therapy clinic tool that really makes kids, and adults, use the creative side of their brain.
Just when you thought a kid's world was powered exclusively by batteries. Crazy Forts uses geometrically precise balls and sticks to create a multitude of play fort possibilities that you simply throw a sheet over. If you go to the site, you can download different "blueprints". They are also coming out with interior lights for the forts. (via notcot)