Land of Nod
In, Out, All About Teepee $249
Celebrate warm nights outside with Land of Nod's kid-friendly teepee, a handsome fort sure to inspire plenty of creative dreaming. The durable playtime structure is made from 100% cotton canvas fabric, and attaches to solid wood poles.
Eleven Design Studio
What your life has been missing is a glittery wool sheep. Eleven Design Studio's Twoolies are designed by architect Sindy Posso and made by hand by a group of Tzotzil Mayan weavers based in southern Mexico. No two are alike, and each one is just as adorable as the next.
"Can't Touch This" Temporary Tattoo $5
For no other purpose than fun, Tattly applies superior design to temporary tattoos. Arm yourself with this bold-font declaration—designed by Paper Jam Press founder Arianna Orland—to let them know you're too legit.
A Little Lark
Moon Pillow $48
Put the moon at your fingertips with this cushy, 22-inch replica of the fullest lunar phase in all its glory. The photographic print shows off the craters and the oh-so-mighty Sea of Tranquility in a comfy pillow handmade in Portland by A Little Lark's Christy Nyboer.
Upcycled iMac Pet Bed $109
The '90s stay alive—for your animals at least—with this upcycled iMac pet bed. This isn't some nostalgic reproduction, this is the actual shell of a candy-colored computer hollowed out to make room for a cozy nook for a small dog or cat.
Caramellissima Watch $60
This is actually a pretty disappointing product, because every time you look down at the Swatch Caramellissima Watch you'll likely be tempted to eat the beads—as they look so much like candy necklaces of yore. This grown-up version, while unfortunately not edible, is more than just arm candy—it also tells time.
A Long Piece of String $16
Without a word, prominent graphic designer William Wondriska takes readers on a beautiful journey through the alphabet on a long piece of string. Published in 1963 and re-released in 2010, the profoundly simple graphic tale holds a timeless quality still beloved by most anyone, regardless of age, who lays eyes on its pages.
I Love to Kick Foosball Table $85
World Cup only comes once every four years, but you can the energy alive everyday with a competitive (or friendly) game of foosball. Kartoni's affordable cardboard table makes it easy—complete with a wooden ball, customizable players, cup holders and a smartphone speaker, this portable table is ready to go anytime and anywhere you want to play.
Matt Austin Studio
Chalk Ware $25
They're mundane items sculpted in humble chalk, yet artist Matt Austin's Junk Drawer collection lends some kind of elegance to the miscellany that piles up around the house. Open tubes of lipstick, dice, screws and classic salt shakers in striking white provide a beautiful version of hodgepodge.
Sebastien Guenard + Marion Billet
Big Meals for Little Hands $18
Kids get equal access to the healthy, gourmet recipes of Michelin-starred French chef Sebastien Guenard in a colorful cookbook. Illustrations by Marion Billet help young cooks learn about sustainable and environmentally conscious cuisine, so they end up having fun with food while learning best practices at an early age.
Key Log Rolling
The Key Log $2,150
Technological progress like those on a Key Log represent the best of what separates man from beast. Gone are the dark ages of treacherous, splintering logs in the middle of a lake—this 65-pound portable tube simulates the good old-fashioned fun of a log roll with special innovations to help control speed so kids can learn to balance while having a splash.
Tour Eiffel Kaleidoscope $16
A back-to-basics cardboard toy reconstructs the Eiffel Tower as a teleidoscope. Peer through the peephole to see a kaleidescope view of the world based on distorting the objects around you, instead of pieces inside the tube like its more traditional counterparts.
If This Isn't Nice, What Is? $17
One of the most influential voices in contemporary literary history also happened to be pitch-perfect with advice. "If This Isn't Nice, What Is?" compiles Kurt Vonnegut's graduation speech wisdom in a collection of enduring missives capable of inspiration at any stage of life.
Very French Gangsters
Kids Barrettes $31
Very French Gangsters makes eyewear for kids (with a few selections for mom) but anyone can go a little bananas over their pop-art barrettes. Pink lips, PanPan alerts, eyeballs and plain two-color bars round out the fun plastic collection.
Marshmallow Mountain $375
Chiaozza's Marshmallow Mountain A-frame wall pieces bring high design with the playful exuberance of childhood. Based on a Danish folk design, the hand-cut wooden pieces slot together easily and hang on a nail.
Finger Printing Art Kit $12
Turn human fingerprints into funny little creatures with this ink and stamp set for kids. The reusable tin comes packed with 10 color pencils, 10 stamps, three ink pads and an "ideas" sheet to get the creative juices flowing.