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TECH
littleBits + Star Wars' Droid Inventor Kit
When littleBits joined forces with the Disney Accelerator program last year the teams' mutual goal was to encourage more girls to experiment with STEM/STEAM (science, tech, engineering and math) without making a product that was gendered. Star...
KIDS_PETS
Snuggle Pod Footmuff
For keeping babies warm when strolling, nothing tops the soft cozy feel of pure sheepskin. Elks & Angels use 100% Australian sheepskin in their footmuff, using a nylon outer shell to resist wind, rain and stains. Scandinavian wood toggles add a dose...
KIDS_PETS
Scary Bingo
As far as group games go, bingo might just be one of the easiest activities to enjoy. Now, artist Rob Hodgson has reimagined the classic with monsters and crazy creatures. There are googly-eyed counters, creepy characters and mythological beasts—and...
GAMES_TOYS
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Kids' Balance Bike
For little ones just learning to ride, this bike is pedal-free—encouraging kids to figure out the balance of a two-wheeler before attempting the real thing. Made for children around the age of three and up, the Balance Bike comes almost completely...
CULTURE
Sweet Blackberry's Inspiring Animated Short About Bessie Coleman
Rooted in the belief that stories are powerful and able to inspire young people, non-profit organization Sweet Blackberry's mission is to shine a light on little-known African-American achievements. Founded by activist Karyn Parsons (perhaps best...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
GAMES_TOYS
Osmo Explorer Kit
The award-winning game system Osmo changes the way kids interact and learn while using an iPad. Making it less about swiping and more about hand-on play, the Explorer Kit includes different programs—some of which center on numbers, math, business...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
Written by Stockholm-based illustrator and architect Maja Säfström, this little hardcover book is as educational for adults as it is for children. Full of sweet and strange creatures (like the Opabinia, an ancient sea creature; and the Indriotherium;...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. NYC Gallerist Denied Entry to the USA As longtime fans (and neighbors) of NYC's design gallery Chamber, we were shocked to hear that its owner, gallerist Juan Garcia Mosqueda, was detained upon re-entry to the US and sent back to Buenos Aires...
GAMES_TOYS
Cyril the Sloth Toy
If you're not able to get a cuddle from a real sloth, this little guy from Jellycat is the next best thing. Measuring 17 inches tall, the sloth is soft and floppy—made for naps and hugs on days when they're need. And, if your child is a bit messy...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Sky B Plane Bed
Quash bedtime tantrums with this magical Sky B Plane bed by Circu. Especially good for kids who are having trouble transitioning from crib to bed, this creation is made for adventure dreams. With compartments on either side and a shelf on the top wing...
GAMES_TOYS
Bunny Blue
Bunny Blue is double the fun—thanks to the fact that s/he is two rabbits in one. Knitted by hand in Scotland and designed by Donna Wilson this little critter is made of 100% lambswool (with a polyester filling). A great bedtime companion, measuring...
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...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
DESIGN
Rainbow Coin Purse
This cheerful coin purse is the right size for loose change and various trinkets and tchotchkes, and the bright rainbow is sure to provoke a smile—no matter how low your funds inside are. With a tip of the hat to the LGBTQ+ community, this embroidered...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen + Yayoi Kusama
Despite being born over a century apart, and in Denmark and Japan respectively, Hans Christian Andersen and Yayoi Kusama are an ideal match in this version of Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." Kusama's always beautiful illustrations—squiggly patterns...
ART_PRINTS_PAPER_GOODS
Ice Cream Sculpture Kit
Sadly not edible, but still a lot of fun, Moon Picnic's giant Ice Cream Sculpture kit is a delight for children (and kids at heart). The set comes complete with two posters—one for the ice cream scoop and one to make the waffle cone—and all you need...
DESIGN
Cybex Priam
Renowned for its sleek lines and handling, the latest German design that has our hearts aflutter, surprisingly, is not a car. It’s the Cybex Priam, an elegant, highly functional stroller and car seat system. The Red Dot design award-winning products...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Swan Backpack
Made in Canada with fabric sourced from a time-honored American mill, mimiTENS' waxed cotton backpack is a kid-sized version of a bag you’d carry yourself. The simple design keeps utility at the forefront by removing tricky zippers in favor of a pull...
DESIGN
Happiest Baby Launches SNOO, a Smart and Safe Crib
Happiest Baby founder Dr. Harvey Karp has stepped beyond his wildly popular parenting books and videos and launched his first product—and it's one that infants and parents will both benefit from. Designed with Yves Béhar, SNOO is a smart crib that...
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...
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