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CULTURE
The Possible Project: A Makerspace for Teen Entrepreneurs
In a world where even a college degree seems to be barely enough to start a successful career path of any kind, entry into the workforce now demands a worthy skill set and competitive edge in a global economy. Anticipating this, lifelong entrepreneurs...
DESIGN
The RugRat from TheTentLab
For those looking to get the most out of camping, it's essential to not skimp on your shelter. While cheap tents will get you through a few weekends here and there, going the extra mile and shelling out for a premium tent will not only make for a...
FOOD-DRINK
DIY Bubblegum Kit
Just in at Australia's Third Drawer Down shop is a DIY bubblegum kit perfect for kids—or adults who love a little childlike fun. Inside the box is everything needed to make your own chewy, colorful, gooey bubbles: ingredients and flavoring, plus...
DESIGN
Moonhead and the Music Machine
Life's tough enough for a teenage kid in high school, but when you've got a moon for a head, it's even more difficult. Making his debut appearance in Moonhead and the Music Machine from graphic design haven Nobrow Press, protagonist Joey Moonhead has...
TECH
KidFit: A Wearable Activity Tracker for Children
Wearable technology is increasingly a part of everyday life. From measuring sleep and activity to integrating fully with smartphones via Glass or smartwatches, these gadgets are only set to grow in popularity and sophistication. However, tech accessories...
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
Osmo by Tangible Play
During the annual Toy Fair in NYC in February, between the Grumpy Cat plush dolls and temporary tattoos that sing and dance, we discovered a gem: an educational toy that makes use of the iPad in an unconventional way. Instead of being an app that...
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...
TECH
Trax
With the recent release of its teeny yet powerful Trax realtime GPS solution, start-up Wonder Technology Solutions joins a growing list of Swedish wearables-focused companies with roots in the crowdfunding system. The successfully Kickstarted Trax...
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...
DESIGN
Fatra Re-Edition Inflatable Toys
Designer Libuše Niklová contributed to one of the major chapters in the history of modern Czech design through her collaboration with Fatra, a brand founded in Napajedla that has engaged in plastic processing and the production of plastic products...
DESIGN
Piperoid Robots
When it came to Lego starships, friendship bracelets and sandcastles, there was nothing like getting your hands a little dirty and creating daily, back when we were kids. It's a shame that for so many adults—even for many of us working in creative...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Hot Wheels Design Studio
Sponsored content: A recent voyage to El Segundo, California, brought us to the doors of the Mattel headquarters. Inside, we were given the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Hot Wheels design studio, and spent some time with the head...
DESIGN
Professor Astro Cat
For the last 30 years, if you wanted to know about space, the universe and its many wonders, Professor Stephen Hawking has pretty much been the go-to guy. However that's about to change because there's a new space brainiac with all the answers: Professor...
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
Interview: Jon M Gibson of iam8bit Gallery
In 1971, a little question led to a big idea. When Roger Hargreaves' six-year-old son asked him what a tickle looked like, Hargreaves was inspired to create a yellow Mr. Tickle character with long arms, a small blue bowler hat and a giant white...
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...
LISTEN_UP
ListenUp
Arthur Beatrice: Carter (Uncut) Deftly playing with focus, Studio Moross' video for the Arthur Beatrice single "Carter (Cut)" slowly reveals its subjects with such smoothness and sexiness, they feasibly needed to rename it "Carter (Uncut)." The...
CULTURE
Interview: Sam Arthur of Nobrow and Flying Eye Books
Independent publisher Nobrow has built a solid reputation since its inception in 2008 as a purveyor of beautifully produced image-based books. Now, from its headquarters in a shopfront studio in London's Shoreditch, it has launched a new imprint...
DESIGN
MoMA Design Store Destination: NYC
Bursting with talent and plenty of places to show it off, New York as a design story is arguably a massive late pass. But, as MoMA Store proves by selecting the Big Apple as this year's design destination, the concept is evergreen when the resource...
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