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DESIGN
Moulin Roty Children's Tool Boxes
Many adults amble through their daily lives without a proper tool kit. When a need arrives—be that for a hammer or saw or any type of screwdriver—they're at a loss. Perhaps if the value of such a box were instilled at an earlier age, this wouldn...
CULTURE
Lost Stories from Dr. Seuss
Though Theodor Seuss Geisel—best known as Dr. Seuss—passed away in 1991, his spirit lives eternally through his imaginative characters and tongue-twisting rhymes that have delighted children and parents alike for decades. Today, "Horton and the...
DESIGN
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined
One of the world's best-known stories, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was published way back in 1900 by L. Frank Baum (who went on to write 13 more Oz books) and it's remained a favorite for both children and adults—thanks in large part to the 1939...
STYLE
Minimalist Kidswear and Womenswear by MUKU
MUKU was born in Lithuania about four years ago, when two designers—Mindaugas and Dovile—had their child Agota. Unsatisfied with the children's clothes found in stores, the new parents made attire for their infant daughter and over time, realized...
STYLE
Zuzii Rethinks Kids' Shoes
From fortune cookie booties to crochet loafers, baby shoes incite a lot of cooing and "aww"-ing—but these designs from LA-based Zuzii just might have you turning green with envy and wishing you were a few decades younger. The company is made up of...
TECH
Tinitell
Today, Kickstarter sees the launch of yet another clever product: Tinitell is the world's smallest mobile phone designed specifically for kids. Yet this piece of Swedish innovation could easily find its way onto the wrists of adults too, given its...
DESIGN
Stix Toys
Colin O’Dowd is a young designer and a young father. Having seen firsthand how dads' roles have evolved in recent times, the Central Saint Martins grad launched a project based on the fact there are more stay-at-home dads now than ever before. Named...
DESIGN
Lowline Young Designers Program
This weekend, at NYC's Mark Miller Gallery, an enthusiastic and clever bunch of middle-schoolers shared their visions—and plans—for the future of the city. The exhibit, which will run through March 9 and is sponsored by the Lowline’s Young Designers...
STYLE
Very French Gangsters
For elementary school kids, glasses can be considered a physical as well as mental constraint to their carefree lives. A pair of Very French Gangsters, however, is a confidence-boosting accessory that will set wearers apart from the crowd—in the...
TECH
Moss Robot Construction Kit
A far cry from Stretch Armstrong, Moss is a new dynamic robot construction kit that allows kids to build their own controllable toys. After over two years of prototyping, Colorado's Modular Robotics developed the module-based system to be as approachable...
STYLE
CIFF KIDS: Three Scandinavian Kids Labels
Scandinavians have long been highly regarded when it comes to furniture, fashion and food, and some of the region’s finest children’s labels are ensuring the next generation grows up with that seemingly inherent sense of understated style. CH met...
DESIGN
Marion Bataille's "Numero"
Part entertaining pop-up book for young numerophiles, part creative dissection of numbers' visually symbolic values, Marion Bataille's forthcoming book "Numero" breaks down the world's most basic integers with each turn of the page. A New York Times...
STYLE
MeLuvKush
The "godee" from MeLuvKush is a modern-day redesign of the traditional Indian godhri, used to snugly envelop newborns and purportedly prevent germs from spreading. This eases a parent's concerns when giving the baby to others to hold, for those moments...
CULTURE
"Outside The Lines" Coloring Book
The best creative tools have the power to appeal to all ages. Case in point: "Outside the Lines," a coloring book curated by Souris Hong-Porretta, featuring over 100 works of art by an equal number of contemporary artists, designers, illustrators...
STYLE
Four High-Powered Sunscreens
At the height of summer, with seemingly endless weekends sprawled out on lawns and beaches, it's hard not to succumb to apathy and ignore sun care. Even if you haven't worn sunscreen all summer, it is never too late to start protecting your skin from...
DESIGN
Fraggle Rock Playing Cards
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson's beloved children's television program Fraggle Rock, Hollywood gaming parlor The Spare Room recently released a limited edition deck of Fraggle-branded playing cards. Known for subtly touching on...
DESIGN
Three Designer Children's Chairs
Discovering disco-inspired lighting and inert neon gas-filled lamps at this year's Milan Design Week reminded us inspiration can come from anywhere. Meanwhile bouncing between the massive Saloni furniture fair and the design districts of Lambrate and...
TECH
Language-Learning Tools for Kids
The statistics supporting bilingual education are hard to argue with—improved problem-solving and social skills as well as higher test scores mean that foreign languages set kids up for success across the board. The sweet spot for second language...
DESIGN
Shnoozles
Meet the Shnoozle—a plush, delightfully goofy critter designed to make bedtime a little easier on frightened or resistant little ones. The fluffy Shnoozle makes for a soft sleeping companion who through the buddy system demonstrates to your...
CULTURE
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Originally published to great admiration in 1900, L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has since secured itself as one of the most recognizable children's classics of all time. While the beloved story has stood the test of time HarperCollins...
DESIGN
Kumanokoido
by Blair Milbourne In December of 2011, designer Junichi Nakane headed to Mali on what some might call a cross-cultural expedition of friendship. Journeying through the country, he noticed the lack of clean water sources in the village of Tireli...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Paris
On a recent trip to Paris we had the chance to see a first-time visitor fall in love with the City of Lights. Crashing with locals, our group took the obligatory (but no less bewitching) trips to bistros, cafes, cathedrals and grand museums—but...
STYLE
mimiTENS
They don't call Canada the Great White North for nothing—it gets cold up there. To Anna-Maria Mountfort, founder of children's mitten brand mimiTENS, the country seems like the right place to make quality winter wear. "The way I see it, if...
DESIGN
Claire-Anne O'Brien's Knit Creatures
Inspired by the elusive little creatures native to the rugged, windswept mountains of Ireland's western coast, textile designer Claire-Anne O'Brien created three delightful knit animals to sell exclusively through the Emerald Isle's online design...
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