Mawok is a sleeper for babies that is really a smart idea. You can travel easily with it, place it over any door or simply have it next to your bed for those tight apartments that can't accommodate traditional co-sleepers or bassinets. (via)
So, my daughter wanted to make a list of things that she would like Santa Claus to bring her this year. Here is the list. I love the fact that her first wish is for a magic wand. I asked her if that was the name of a particular toy she had seen .... to which she replied " No mom, like a real magic wand so I don't have to ask for things anymore..... I can just use my magic wand!" So if anyone knows where I, urh I mean Santa, can score a magic wand, please do let me know!
Ioline Changing Trunk from Kalon Studios is sweet! It's basically a changing table on the floor that turns into seating for your tot as well. It's made from 100% natural, non-toxic and sustainable materials.
Caterina Tiazzoldi / Nuova Ordentra is a design firm whose agenda is to develop design tools to face creatively the complexity of today’s cities. Here are two pieces of work that are geared towards children:
OnionPinch was a cork installation in the Cais do Sodré subway station in Lisbon, Portugal. The idea was to place an urban toy in which children could stop, engage and play.
The next piece is the Napping Pods. Not much info on these as it looks this idea is but a pup.
The Children’s Museum of the Arts will be celebrating the innovative artwork of Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria with an exhibition dedicated to their children’s book The Black Book of Colors. Winner of the 2007 New Horizons Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the book teaches sighted children how people without sight can experience colors through sound, smell, touch and taste. As part of the educational programming inspired by the exhibition, CMA has partnered with Lighthouse International, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critically needed vision and rehabilitation services, to explore art projects with their Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten students. The original artwork created by the children will also be displayed at CMA.
Carton Chic has a few new products that are pretty great. One is My Bio Little Market. It's made of compact cardboard and is 100% recycled. The next are disposable table mats with PEFC labelled paper. Each set comes with 18 mats. One set has Osez le dire + Bon Appetit + Voulez vous. The other set has Merci + You're Welcome + Say Hello.
Andrea, the air purifier that uses indoor plants, designed by Mathieu Lehanneur & David Edwards will soon be on sale. Since its outline design two years ago Andrea has gone thru stringent tests to ensure perfect efficiency, enabling the system to step into the real world. It's the first award-winning designed air filter capable of absorbing toxic gases, such as formaldehyde, from home and office environments through the natural absorptive and metabolic properties of living plants. Ahhhhhh, I like you very much Andrea. (via)