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.
Measuring seven inches, this mini Spalding NBA Basketball is the perfect size for younger ball players to refine their skills. The rubber cover offers plenty of grip and is durable enough for outdoor play. Available in eye-catching orange and red or orange and blue, these mini basketballs also come in team iterations.
From Seoul-based start-up Bacon, this toy offers pups plenty of entertainment. Inside the plush chicken (which measures 23 by 18 cm), dog owners can stuff the other ingredients for a Samgyetang soup: a chestnut and jujube (that both squeak) and ginseng (that crinkles). Not only do the sounds entertain your pooch, but the act of retrieving the tinier toys from within taps into their hunting instincts. This kind of activity may also provide dogs with stress relief and owners a slightly macabre giggle.
A sophisticated educational tool in the form of a charming little robot, ROYBI comes with 500 free daily lessons as well as 40 stories and songs. ROYBI encourages children (from pre-school age to elementary) to learn languages and acquire STEM skills. There’s also a companion app for parents to monitor progress.
One of several products by Rowan, a new company focused on human-grade, all-natural skin care products for dogs, The Coat Refresh is designed to keep your dog’s coat looking and smelling good in between washes. Featuring essential oils, aloe vera and coconut oils with none of the nasty things, both you and your dog will enjoy the results.
Fable’s glow-in-the-dark Falcon charges in natural sunlight, offering a toy that’s extra exciting at night. For pets, the toy features two treat cavities capable of holding dry or wet food. For owners, this means a few moments of peace and quiet while your furry friend focuses on excavating. The Falcon’s shape also allows for the addition of other toys designed for tugging and other types of play.
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.
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.
Made from 100% sheepskin, these slippers provide plenty of coziness and comfort for children—from infants to two-year-olds. The slippers feature a durable sole made from suede and a cuff that can fold up or down for comfort. Their maker, the Stockholm-based brand Shepherd of Sweden, sits at the crux of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design, producing items from high-quality materials for kids, adults and everyone in between.
Made in the USA from post-consumer recycled rubber, Slash Objects and Studio Proba’s collaborative double-circle pet mat helps to keep food and water bowls in place. In a basalt black colorway, with large white specks, the mat is stain-proof and wipes down with a damp cloth. It measures out to roughly 18.5 by 30 inches.
Designer Sir Paul Smith’s third collaboration with historic Swiss writing and drawing implement maker Caran d’Ache includes this limited edition set of eight Supracolor Soft water-soluble colored pencils. Smith selected the eight bright and cheerful original colors and dressed their portable metal case in his iconic stripes. Made from cedar wood, the brand’s Supracolor Soft water-soluble colored pencils can be used for drawing or watercoloring or wash drawing.
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.
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.
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.