With illustrations by Yayoi Kusama, this Penguin Classics hardcover release fuses the artist’s surreal style with the beloved tale. The book still suits kids, but proves that the tale transcends generations. Kusama’s take on the classic is perhaps the most creative and tantalizing yet.
Simultaneously lightweight and structurally sound, ecoBirdy’s kids’ chair is capable of accommodating all kinds of rough-housing. Using patented technology, the brand has transformed colorful plastic waste into a unique and colorful virgin material, ecothylene—one they can mold into endless shapes. Price is in Euros.
Reminiscent of classic stunt helmets, Nutcase’s Little Nutty is fit for kids and features a no-pinch magnetic buckle, removable visor, and three sets of foam pads for a snug fit. Each helmet boasts an injection-molded ABS shell along with protective EPS foam, and 360-degree reflectivity which means they’re durable, easy-to-spot and will keep a little rider super-safe. Price is in Euros.
Made in collaboration with NASA, LEGO’s homage to Apollo 11’s endeavor is intended for individuals over 16 years old. It includes a complex lunar lander to assemble, a semi-realistic depiction of the surface of the moon to situate it on, two golden helmet-adorned figures to place and countless exterior features to manipulate. When complete, the final product is a nostalgia-laden depiction of those famed first steps.
Available in six fun colorways, the Little Tokyobike is a sized-down version of the brand’s classic cruiser. It’s outfitted with training wheels, wide tires (for all kinds of surfaces), as well as a handlebar brake and a classic coaster rear brake. The comfy seat is adjustable from 42cm to 62cm, and the entire bike weighs 22 pounds. There’s even a handle for adults to carry it once the ride’s over.
Made from 55% organic cotton and 45% hemp, this Swirl Tie-Dye T-shirt is made for kids from age six months to nine years old. With a boxy shape, it’s garment dyed and washed, so it’s soft and comfy for little ones. With a decidedly vintage look and feel, this top is an easy everyday item.
Plucked from The Shining, Camp Kitschy Knits’ custom replica sweaters are appropriate articles of clothing for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing. For kids, the sweaters run from 2T to 14 and each is made to order—which requires four to six weeks to knit and then ship.
From playful and sometimes cynical British artist David Shrigley, a new version of his Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing—this time in black. Made to be a mate for the original white iteration (which was released in 2017), it measures 35 inches tall and is never going to look that impressed that there’s a human floating on its back.
Including primary colors, stripes and polka dots, Clarence Ruth’s book Colors de la Runway aims to teach children through fashion. Using stylized illustrations of outfits, with their corresponding color written in both English and French, Ruth’s mission is to inspire as he instructs. A longtime fashion designer, Ruth dream of a high-quality, coffee table style book for children and this is the hard-covered, glossy reality.
Made in collaboration with National Geographic, Clarks’ Cyrus Geo sneakers for kids are inspired by endangered species. Our featured iteration is leopard, but the two other colorways imitate golden pheasants and harlequin filefish. Crafted from recycled polyester canvas, they come in two silhouettes—high- and low-top. The release is aimed at raising awareness about each species and what humans can do to help. Plus, with the purchase of a pair, you’ll receive six months of National Geographic Kids.
Gluten-free, non-GMO and human-grade, Fetching Fields treats are an organic option for your canine friend. The “Trekking Trails” flavor is made with blueberries, apples, honey, peanuts and oats—all without artificial preservatives, flavors or colors—and formulated to give your dog plenty protein and fiber. In each bag there are 10 individual bars, each of which breaks into six pieces for easy portion control.
Spawned from her Cone of Shame series, photographer and creative director Winnie Au’s new notecards—which are currently funding on Kickstarter—are essentials for dog lovers and design enthusiasts alike. Stylist Marie-Yan Morvan created special, artistic cones for each dog, and the outcome is regal rather than shameful. Made with Four & Sons editor-in-chief Marta Roca, each set will include 12 notecards, printed on uncoated, extra thick, 400gsm card stock. While the Kickstarter cards will fund the first edition, future proceeds will be donated to Animal Haven’s Recovery Road Fund.
From author and illustrator Yevgenia Nayberg comes an artistic tale of otherness, Anya’s Secret Society. With a left-handed protagonist who moves from a place where her difference must be hidden to another where it’s accepted, the book celebrates triumph over adversity and all around artistry. Nayberg’s story inspires (especially for us lefties) as do her pages of beautiful illustrations.
A design-forward version of the classic counting frame, this Abacus Rainbow by OYOY is painted with muted, pastel hues. Crafted from 100% ash wood, this toy will entertain and educate kids—from learning numbers to basic sums—for years.
Made from rare-earth magnets, Speks (available in over two dozen colors and two different quantities) are neodymium balls that can be squished, shaped and stacked in endless ways. This set comes complete with 512 tiny balls, a metal base, guide, splitter card and carrying case. Intended for anybody over 14 years old, this petite toy can be a creative way to de-stress.
Standing at about five inches tall, Pig Mini is a squishy swine for kids. It’s part of Maileg’s “Noah’s Friends” collection—which also happens to include a panda, rhino and more. This little pig wears a subtle, faded pink cotton outer, and—thanks to its soft stuffing—is an ideal gift for infants and toddlers.