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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Last-Minute Shopping
With just two days until the 25th, chances are you're either wrapping gifts or racking your brain to figure out why you still have gifts to find. While fast shipping is still an option (for a cost), the next step is good old-fashioned brick-and-mortar...
GAMES_TOYS
Hometown Heroes Leather Basketball
Made from 100% leather, this black basketball was crafted by Atelier New Regime for indoor use. Part of the Hometown Heroes capsule collection, the ball is size seven (aka men's official size, with a 30-inch circumference) and while boasting logos...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Kids and Pets
Of course we don't mean to imply children are animals, but there's a reason we couple the two gift guides together: these small humans and creatures depend on you for everything. From keeping them safe to feeding, encouraging and teaching them, pets...
KIDS_PETS
Bug Plush Toy Set
With a squeaky center, these bug-shaped plush toys will become your pet's favorite in no time. The set comes with five animals to toss around: butterfly, bee, ladybug, beetle and worm. Additionally, a percentage of the purchase price goes toward the...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Presents for $25 and Under
The holidays can be an expensive time, so it's always wise to have a budget of some kind—no matter how flush you feel on pay day. With that in mind, we have trawled the internet finding all kinds of goodies that are fantastic but affordable. From toys...
GAMES_TOYS
3D Bear
At 11 inches tall, Locknester's 3D-printed, three dimensional bear puzzle doubles as an assembly game and design object. Each piece has been sanded, barrel tumbled, and top-coated yielding a smooth, shiny finish. It's an intuitive process to assemble...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
Mogees Play
Combining a series of apps and a smart vibration sensor, East London-based Mogees has managed to create a tech accessory that transforms any object into a musical instrument. By plugging the device into your smartphone and initiating one of the apps...
GAMES_TOYS
Yoga Joe
More zen than any other soldier toys you've come across, this set of nine Yoga Joe figurines channels a sense of self-peace. Each solider is in a classic yoga pose: downward-facing dog, cobra pose, warrior pose, child's pose, headstand and more, and...
KIDS_PETS
Stegosaurus Stuffed Toy
Designed by Sabina Gibson, this peach-colored Stegosaurus is much smaller, cuter and cuddlier than the real thing. Made for kids aged three and up, the jurassic creature has a wool felt body and polyester filling—so s/he is snuggly. Available on its...
CULTURE
CH Global Spin: Pollalla Toy Museum, Seoul
by Karen Day Whether you're hunting Pokémon, a Kevin McAllister doll, vintage Star Wars action figures, old-school Korean toys or the obscure Alyssa Milano album, the Pollalla Toy Museum in Seoul has you covered, and then some. This hidden Hongdae...
GAMES_TOYS
ANAXI Word Game
Where else can you get algae, guacamole, jello and snakes all in one place? ANAXI—a fun, creative, flexible, educational word game—rewards enterprising minds and unique thoughts. The more creative and weird your answers are, the better. While it's...
GAMES_TOYS
Rigel Kite
Haptic Labs makes one-of-a-kind kites that will keep your summer weekend vibes going all week long. Our pick is the polka-dot and striped iteration, which is screen-printed by hand in Brooklyn. Made from ripstop nylon and birch spars, and assembled...
CULTURE
ANAXI Card Game + Brainstorming Tool
Purveyors of clever and entertaining games that also exercise minds, Denver-based, award-winning Funnybone Toys, inventors of the Disruptus innovation game and a long-time favorite of Cool Hunting, has recently released ANAXI, a fun, creative...
GAMES_TOYS
DESIGN
Porsche 911 GT3 RS Model
Finally available to buy, LEGO Technic's brand new Porsche 911 GT3 RS model makes for an ideal toy for adults. With over 2,700 pieces, the model was developed with Porsche and the packaging and book (which is an impressive 578 pages) are as sleek and...
KIDS_PETS
Cloud Rocking Horse
While the rocking horse is a classic, Maison Deux has created a series of three rockers that offer a new take on the toy. With shapes including a bowler hat, watermelon slice and a cloud, your child's imagination can run even further wild. Made from...
KIDS_PETS
Best in Show Dog Toy
Made from sturdy cotton canvas and industrial-grade polypropelene rope, Mr Dog's "Best in Show" toy is not only guaranteed to make your pooch feel like a winner, it's also bound to last through countless puppy play dates. Co-created for the NYC-based...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Pick
1. Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Has Died Few works of fiction have carried as much of a resounding impact as Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Beyond its commercial success, the book introduced an array of beloved characters...
GAMES_TOYS
Gatcha Gatcha Bingo Set
Made in Japan, this charming Gatcha Gatcha bingo set comes complete with a drawstring bag, 50 wooden balls and 30 score sheets. Made for adults and kids (old enough not to swallow the pieces), it's a classic game in a modern form—and looks delightfully...
KIDS_PETS
Mix + Match Animal Toys
These three-piece set of animal toys encourage children to learn, but also explore their own imaginations and storytelling skills. A giraffe, lion and elephant can become an elliaffe or giraliphant or whatever they'd like, thanks to interchangeable...
FURNITURE_DECOR
GAMES_TOYS
Tsumiki Balancing Triangles
Designed by Japanese architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, these Tsumiki balancing triangles echo the playfulness of childhood games in a more refined form. Available in sets of seven, 13 or 22, the pieces can be stacked to create various architectural...
GAMES_TOYS
Roadster Scoot
With the clean lines associated with the zippiest vintage European race cars, Restoration Hardware's Roadster Scoot for kids is a beautiful toy car—that allows children between the ages of two and four to get behind the wheel and power it along. It...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sharon Gauci's Colorful Picks
Who better than a color expert with great style to share some favorite colorful gifts? Our friend Sharon Gauci leads the global color and trim design team at GM and travels the world with her eyes on trend and hues. A recent conversation with her led...
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