Eguchi Toys is a wonderful Taiwanese brand that creates handmade wooden toys. We find out all the sweetness of Chinese design in the choice of shapes, colors and materials. A company that makes timeless games!
Discover more about M.O.T.S. by the designer and researcher Juliette Pépin: an educational design project addressing cultural diversity's constructive effects on children education.
Throughout a designed set of tools and a method of creative activities around foreign scripts and languages, the project encourages children to adopt a positive and curious stance towards pluralism. The design was developed in collaboration with Bobigny preschool Marcel Cachin (France), Professor Cécile Mohamadi, Educational Counselor Elisabeth Schirmer, psychologist Martine Daniel, the 25 children of the Cécile Mohamadi’s class and supervised by Catelijne Van Middelkoop (Design Academy Eindhoven).
photo credists: 1 by Lisa Klappe 2016 - the others by Juliette Pépin 2016
We discover these hand-finished original, beautiful & vibrant costumes by Iwishiwas: a homegrown 100% British brand who wants to capture the spirit and playfulness of a childhood filled with exploration and discovery. It brings joy and fun to every day life and that's why its pieces are conceived to be worn along with everyday clothing. So do not save it for best, make everyday a dressing up day!
We find out this beautiful project by Lisanne Koning: Inside the Box. She creates a way to make the relief packages for refugees or those in disaster-stricken areas themselves fun by printing colourful images of animals, vehicles and board games on the inside. These can easily be cut out to make toys and there are different colour codes for different ages. Playing is a basic need for children, it helps them to cope, so in this way, the aid boxes are not wasted, but get a new life, brightening the days of the most vulnerable.
Remember that every child deserves the chance to play untroubled no matter what the circumstances are!
We totally fall in love with these costum handmade objects by Haptic Lab: an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, their projects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Here you areour favourites: the Flame red Sailing Ship kite Set that really flies and is made in collaboration with Balinese artisans, and the Flying Martha Ornithopter, a flying mechanical toy powered by a rubber band. Wow!
Look at these archetypal pieces of furniture by Tom Frencken, a Dutch artist and designer who lives and works in Eindhoven. This hand-made creations look like they have been put together totally random and haphazardly: yet every angle, inch and position is deliberately chosen, so how unstable it might look, as solid and sustainable it is!
We really love this unique family of furniture that is a bit cartoonish, but always recognizable and feeling familiar!
Let's have a look at this big donut by Joel Blanco: he turns this piece of cake into a monumental object to propose a new kind of value; not the value of eternal truths or wisdom, but rather the
value of temporary fun. We love this design strategy!
photos by Yen-An Chen
Little Lolette adventure starts from the passion of Elodie, who had the idea to create kits of cookies to decorate. 100% creative, irresistible, and gourmet ready-to-use kits of cookies with a lot of imagination (and love!). Don't you want to ry one? C'mon!
Pictures 1 and 2: ©Alexa Roche Photography. The others: ©Cyril Zekser.
Illustrations and graphic design: ©Bérengère Staron
We discover Chacha: the kids brand - made In France - that has been taking you back to your childhood with its eco-friendly and sustainable surprise bags, toys, sweets and birthday invitations. So magic!
We love Minina brand, especially these samples from the new S/S 2019 collection of its clothing line for girls (3-12 years) inspired by flowers and movement. Great attention to details and materials are used. This new collection offers a range of fresh and summery colors, with a new style. Love it!
Have fun with the handmade ecological furniture for children’s rooms by Up!Warsaw, a small, family-run design studio and workshop. It takes the magical world of its own childhood into the rooms of today’s children. Its motto: playing, design and function connected turns into fantasy and adventure for the kids. Great!
We find out SuperPetit, a French brand which offers a range of fun, practical accessories for everyday use by boys and girls, designed to spark their imaginations every time they are used. A collection that excites children’s mealtimes with tactile, creative and useful tableware for the smallest to the biggest kids of all ages : dinnerware, lunch box and snack bag, pouch, and table mat sets with washable pens.