Composed of a polyester-spandex blend, Hugo Loves Tiki’s youth rash guard—which features a charming pattern of bananas on an orange background—offers UV50 protection. Sizes range from zero to three months, all the way to 12 years old. It’s a playful piece of apparel that protects, too.
Featuring a playful illustration by London-based artist Tess Smith-Roberts, this 1000-piece puzzle is made from 100% recycled paper and features a soft-matte print for no-glare fun. It’s exclusive to Whiled (founded by Alisha Ramos) which is donating $1 from all sales to The Black Schoolhouse. For the artwork, Smith-Roberts was inspired by prolific children’s book author Richard Scarry who conjures up bustling worlds. In her homage, Smith-Roberts creates a neighborhood where sweet characters can be seen enjoying everyday activities—together and solo.
With the purchase of Cuddle + Kind’s handcrafted, premium cotton-constructed Maya the Mermaid doll, 10 meals are donated to schoolchildren who are in need—via partnerships with World Food Program USA’s School Meals Program, Children’s Hunger Fund, Breakfast Club of Canada and WE Charity School Nutrition Program. Further, the sale of these fair-trade dolls also supports 750 artisans in Peru. Maya is handmade in two sizes (20 or 13 inches) and will provide kids with plenty of company, comfort and inspiration for playtime.
A sculptural fish figure rises at the center of premium pet brand PAIKKA’s Slow Feed Bowl. The delightful centerpiece to the earthenware vessel isn’t only decoration, it also aims to slow down fast eaters and thus aid digestion. This dishwasher-safe item measures 5.9 inches in diameter. Through retailer Olivela, the purchase of this bowl provides support for a child undergoing chemotherapy at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A powdered indigo dye developed at Aikuma Senryo (originally a Chinese herbal apothecary founded in Tokyo circa 1818), Yamato Indigo makes it easy to dye apparel, accessories and other fabrics at home. This kit includes enough of each individual component to concoct a large vat of dye in order to lend a vibrant hue to shirts, pants and even sneakers. Specifically, that means 50 grams of Yamato Indigo dye, 100ml of vinegar, 100ml of a fixative, as well as a portion of soda ash and Sodium Hydrosulfite (and possibly a pair of rubber gloves, current shortage pending). Instructions are easy and the entire process is fun as a group activity, too.
Imagined in collaboration with NYC’s momentous Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monopoly: The Med Edition incorporates attributes from 5,000 years of art history. This variation on the classic board game weaves in components from The Met’s 17 curatorial departments and allows users to develop and expand their own mini museums with the addition of galleries and wings. This edition’s booklet doesn’t just contain the rules, it also informs users about the art found throughout the game, including on the distinct currency.
Specially formulated for dogs with fur (rather than hair), Pride + Groom’s “The Shedder” shampoo—like all their products—has been made with natural ingredients that benefit your pooch. Avocado oil provides nourishment, flaxseed protects and promotes a healthy coat and marshmallow root kills bacteria while soothing irritated skin. Also available are shampoos for non-shedding dogs and those with sensitive skin, as well as conditioner. And all their products have the same signature scent which is subtle yet fresh, and delightful to snuggle up to. The NYC brand is so confident in their products that they say it can happily be used by humans. Additionally, 10% of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to animal welfare organizations.
The pieces in Jenga’s new Ocean set are made from 100% recycled fishing nets. Using 25 square feet of nets procured through partner Bureo, the brand crafted black-hued pieces adorned with images of ocean animals—from sharks to sardines. The hand-drawn art on each piece, as well as on the exterior packaging (which is also made from 100% recycled materials), was done by artist and surfer Lake Buckley. Further, a “Save the Animals” set of rules slipped inside each set offers real-life advice for limiting your impact on sea-dwelling creatures.
With everything needed to craft one comfy 26 by 56.5-inch blanket, We Are Knitters’ Nick Blanket Knitting Kit includes four skeins of 200 gram wool, two 15mm (aka US 19) wooden knitting needles, the pattern, a small knitter’s sewing needle and an embroidered label. Customization options include variations in needles and an array of wool colors. Knitter Morgane Mathieu collaborated with WAK on this easy-to-use kit.
A playful pet pattern adorns AELFIE’s organic cotton Fetch! sheet, which has been screen-printed by hand. Made to fit most cribs, but the brand asks that you be sure it fits snugly (loose fabric is dangerous for sleeping toddlers) and wash before first use. The Pomeranian-covered print was designed by Hawaii-based artist Kim Sielbeck and will please pup-loving tots and caregivers alike.
This eight-foot-long fairytale puzzle lets a group of players craft their own story from 20 inter-changable pieces, printed on both sides. Imagined by author Anne Laval and released by the Laurence King publishing house, each Story Box includes colorful fairytale characters, scenes and scenarios. The collaborative game taps into imagination and emphasizes the importance of storytelling.
Designed by Australian artist Beci Orpin, this “Don’t Lose Heart” puzzle features her much-shared artwork, covered in optimistic, thoughtful and tender messages. Printed on 100% recycled paper stock, the jigsaw comprises 32 large pieces, making it perfect for kids. Third Drawer Down includes a poster of the design with each purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Greenpeace—furthering the positive vibes.
Made from 100% cotton, the Beach Forest blanket by Halcyon Nights is reminiscent of the lush Australian landscape thanks to its bright colors and images of native animals. Complete with small pops of pale pink and lilac, the sweet illustration is by Dandenong-based Min Pin Design. Soft and durable, the knitted blanket measures 100 by 80cm.
LA-based Slowdown Studio has collaborated with Mylle and London-based artist Anna Beam for this playful but sophisticated take on the humble inflatable pool. Made from super-durable heavyweight vinyl, each pool features a valve for easy inflation (and deflation) and is big enough for adults at 15 inches tall, and 65 inches diameter. Between pool’s shape and quality of the materials, and Beam’s delightful pattern design, this is an elevated inflatable pool just in time for summer 2020.
Named “Center,” Round21 and artist Ju Schnee’s collaborative ping pong paddle features a colorful design that clearly marks the middle of the strike zone—where the ball should hit to avoid it careening out of bounds. A vibrant, geometric design adorns one side, while a speckled black and white pattern occupies the other. This high-preformance paddle features an ergonomic grip that lends comfort and control, and a rubber-foam hybrid pad for improved accuracy. Right now, the brand commits 10% of net proceeds to the Public Art Fund.
Free from alcohol, parabens and dyes, these biodegradable wipes are uniquely designed for your pet’s sensitive paws, ears and coat. Oversized for efficiency, each wipe contains purified water, organic coconut oil, organic aloe vera, organic green tea extract, natural glycerin and benzoic acid—all of which is gentle but efficient. Every pack comes with 50 wipes.