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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...
DESIGN
Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Since its launch in 2014, Arckit has provided architectural modeling systems for individuals of all skill levels—from children to dreamers and professional urban planners and designers. Their signature snap-together pieces and comprehensive kits allow...
GAMES_TOYS
Woman Playing Cards
In a regular deck of playing cards there are only four women, but in Zach Wahls' version all 54 cards feature smart, resilient and inspiring women. Beyoncé is (of course) the queen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the king, Harriet Tubman is number eight, and...
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...
DESIGN
Tabletop Games' The Grid Game
With 88 three-dimensional hexagonal tiles, The Grid Game is a strategic board game unlike any other. The rules of game play make reference to a few other favorites, but as far as an aesthetically-driven tabletop competition this is entirely unique...
DESIGN
Language and Reading Encouragement from the Square Panda Playset
Anyone with a young child understands first-hand their attraction to technology and their innate ability to use it. Square Panda has tapped into this connection and delivered a physical playset to accompany an iPad (and Android tablets soon) along...
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...
GAMES_TOYS
Find Your Park Playing Cards
Those of us who were following along with the rogue social media managers from several national parks this week might be looking for ways to support them. One easy option is buying this deck of playing cards, as 100% of the proceeds go to the National...
DESIGN
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...
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