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.
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.
Water Tower Kit $28
One of the most visible and beloved fixtures of the NYC city skyline has been condensed for at-home enjoyment in a charming little kit. Kids ages 6+ and, we suspect, many adults, will delight in recreating the iconic water tower as a tabletop cardboard sculpture. Pick from two sizes, mini or mega, and leave them blank and simple, or paint and tag as you wish.
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.
Nic Annette Miller
Mary's Grizzly Bear Head Woodcut Sculpture Print $150
The mighty grizzly lends some rustic ferocity to your wall when hung as a woodcut sculpture print. Since each one is handmade, they vary in size, but each life-size grizzly averages about 16" wide and 25" high.
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.
American Design Club
The Cornhole Project $500
The American Design Club gives the classic backyard bag-toss game a handsome facelift with The Cornhole Project. Show off your hand-eye coordination with a cornhole board hand-crafted by Joshua Breeze in Brooklyn and kitted out by a slew of designers, including Brian Farrell, The Principals, Scrapile, Elisa Werbler and more.
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.
Magnum Jet Ski $105,548
Poseidon seems like a mere guppy next to the world's fastest and most beautiful water bobsled by the German company Stuttgart. Produced in a limited edition of 100, this bullet tears across the tide with such ferocious grace, it leaves in its wake whoever thought walking on water was the grooviest aquatic feat.
Give Love Dominoes $25
NYC's Jamaican outpost Miss Lily's is home to a diverse range of positive vibes, from delicious Caribbean food and fresh juices to hard-to-find vinyl and products that speak to the group's social nature. These "Give Love" dominoes come with a limited-edition artwork by the musically-inclined artist Spliffington. Adding even more warmth to the set is knowing a portion of sales goes to the Rockhouse Foundation, a charity that supports youth education in Jamaica.
Adult Big Wheel $600
Relive the fun and glory of racing down the street on three wheels with High Roller's adult-sized big wheel trike, complete with a 26-inch front wheel, alloy rims and the ever-essential handlebar tassels. This bad boy will surely have the neighbors knocking on your door, ready for friendly spin.
A Winter Shop
Roll-Up Backgammon Set $58
Throw your beach towel into this canvas bag, and once you hit the sand empty it out and you're ready to play. The board is printed on the duffle and the game pieces all get stored in a drawstring bag, making for easy playing in any travel situation. The backgammon set is also available in denim and made in the USA.
Inventor's Kit $100
Great for both the beginner and experienced user, the SparkFun Inventor's Kit provides the necessary building blocks to get started in the wondrous world of embedded electronics. Included are all the tools for create circuits, as well as a full-color guidebook, in a handy carrying case.
Build almost anything you can dream of—from ambitious room-sized structural installations to intricate table-top sculptures—with nothing more than JIX connectors and standard drinking straws. Portable and super light-weight, with JIX you're able to construct highly organized geometric structures or free-form tangles by cutting, bending or using multiple colors of straws. JIX offers unlimited building possibilities.
"Crowd #4 (New Haven)" Puzzle $75
Photographer Alex Prager's fantastically staged crowd scenes are complex works of art. Try piecing together the congested public space she created in "Crowd #4 (New Haven)" with this 500-piece limited edition puzzle. The photograph delivers a vibrant intimacy and an invitation to explore bold, personal characterizations with every piece you complete.