Comprising 40 recipes for Italian dishes, the new edition of The Silver Spoon for Children celebrates the book’s 10th anniversary with a refreshed, user-friendly layout. Featuring charming, helpful illustrations by Harriet Russell as well as enticing food photography, the updated cookbook (edited by Amanda Grant) includes instructions on making classics like spaghetti all’amatriciana, stuffed peaches and prosciutto-wrapped melon. Intended for kids seven and older, it’s a useful, fun resource for young cooks.
The minimal pattern that adorns LAY LO’s Grid Dog Bed aims to blend ’80s Italian style with Scandinavian aesthetics to create a sophisticated and portable place for a pooch to sleep. Made from a durable, dig-proof polyester knit, the washable bed features a non-slip underside. Within, an orthopedic mattress provides plush support and a soft poly-fill keeps pets cool.
The Modern Child’s Playhouse is a blank canvas that prompts imagination. Made from washable and durable recycled plastic, the all-white A-frame structure allows kids to color and decorate endlessly while also providing them a sanctuary of their own. With a sleek design that folds neatly into a rectangle, the Playhouse easily integrates into many spaces.
Mau Pet’s Castillo Cat Tower is a sleek, modern place for felines to rest. The two-tier tower can fit two cats or offer options for one. Its compact, circular design (available in either natural wood or black) blends seamlessly into a home and comes with the choice of different cushions for a pop of color.
Handmade in South Korea using all-natural and eco-friendly materials, this durable Fish Bone Toy from The Royal Grocery brings a little cartoonish nostalgia to the humble cat accessory. Stuffed with irresistible, enticing catnip, it’s soft but durable—delivering hours of entertainment.
An ode to canine companions, this 100% cotton Blue Dogs Tea Towel features dog illustrations by artists who are part ARTHOUSE Unlimited, a UK-based non-profit that represents creatives who are neuro-diverse and/or have physical support needs. Each artist drew a pet’s portrait in blue pencil, creating a delightful print of all types of dogs. Plus, 100% of the proceeds from sales of the charming but practical product go back to the charity. Price is in Pounds.
Covered in abstract swaths of various color, Sam’s Bed from designer Alex Proba’s Proba Home collection is a joyful, vibrant spot for your pooch to rest. Featuring a hand-tufted exterior and removable insert, the item (which comes in a small, medium or large) functions as dog bed as well as geometric decor.
Même, which means “same” in French, is a fitting name for an LA-based children’s clothing brand that operates under the ethos that kids should be free of expectations pertaining to gender. Their Pierre Chore Jacket is an elevated yet playful piece engulfed in wavy stripes. Made in Portugal from 100% cotton, the boxy garment features a drop shoulder, contrast patches and cropped sleeves, encapsulating how même champions bold but practical designs that encourage play and self-expression.
Started in 2017 by friends studying together at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, VETRESKA aims to make pet accessories fun and functional. A perfect example is their Blooming Cactus Cat Tree, a bold and cartoonish take on a product that’s often a beige eyesore. The cactus structure is wrapped in durable jute rope (perfect for cats to claw as they climb) and the flower at the top is a soft, silky flannel spot for snoozing or surveying. The bright colors are achieved by using corrosion-resistant dyes that are safe for pets. Available in different heights and configurations, this whimsical product will add a bold, playful feel to a room.
Designer and illustrator Rilla Alexander’s heartwarming forms and bold colors spur imagination in children and adults alike. Her stamp kit, a collection of geometric beech wood stamps with colorful ink pads, offers a glimpse behind her process and it invites others to build their own characters, landscapes and objects. Much like the designer’s work, the kit sparks creativity.
For washing up grubby pooch paws, this no-rinse cleanser from Dandylion comes with a soft silicone bristled brush attached. The formula features plant-based ingredients including soothing aloe, pomegranate extract (which is anti-bacterial and reduces inflammation), as well as nourishing broccoli seed oil and coconut oil. It’s also free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and drying alcohols. Gentle but effective, this cleanser is perfect for after a walk that involves mud, snow salt or dirt.
Informed by the design of Roman columns, this water fountain from Happy & Polly is a stylish way to ensure cats stay hydrated with clean water. A circulation filter system balances the PH levels of the water, purifies quality and eliminates impurities. The grooved and compact ceramic vessel is minimal, charming and functional.
Safe, functional and adorably designed, the coral-hued Heart Swim Vest for kids features an adjustable safety strap, a front zip and velcro tab for additional security. Its durable neoprene improves buoyancy and warmth. Not only practical, the vest features a polka-dot design and a 3D heart on the back. Available in sizes small, medium and large, this vest is intended for kids aged from one to six.
From the heirloom-quality South German toy brand Gluckskafer, the Castle Block Set is a vertical puzzle produced with wood from the Linden tree. The bright primary colors (drawn from non-toxic, water-based paint) lend each block—and the non-traditional, but still fairytale-like castle as a whole—an even more imaginative presence.
Handmade by artisans in Rajasthan, India, the Commune Dog Bed is a collaboration between Commune Design and Studio Ford. The bed’s 100% cotton cover is reversible—with a cactus flower pattern on one side and plaid on the other—and the cushions are filled with kapok (a plant fiber). Available in small or large.
Proba Home worked with designer Sophie Lou Jacobsen on a borosilicate glass pet bowl that’s attractive enough to keep on the floor in any room. Available in teal, lavender or amber, the “Ripple Bowl” is heat- and cold-resistant and comes in small or medium.