Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Kids + Pets

Games, toys, kits, books and more that encourage learning, imagination and play

We certainly recognize the substantial differences between children and pets, but kids and creatures depend on us for everything, from keeping them safe to encouraging them with care. It’s important to remind them how much we love them—unequivocally and unconditionally—too. Of course, giving gifts isn’t the only way to do this, but there’s something undeniably wondrous about products developed with youthful humans, canines, felines and …

Petit Pli’s Practical Approach to Clothing for “LittleHumans”

Garments for kids that grow as they do, courtesy of a London-based aeronautical engineer

Children grow undergo approximately seven growth spurts in their first two years of life. Prior to starting material technology company Petit Pli, founder Ryan Mario Yasin learned this lesson through personal experience. He searched for the perfect outfit for his new nephew, Viggo, and shipped the item to Denmark from London, but by the time it arrived it no longer fit. Dejected, he began his …

Iceland’s DesignMarch: Highlights From 2020’s Remote Festival

Repurposed stadium seating, lighting inspired by volcanic landscapes and a museum dedicated to the natural scents of Iceland

Another remote event during the worldwide pandemic, DesignMarch (usually held annually in Reykjavík, Iceland) existed as a surprisingly engaging and beautiful website this year. Visitors were able to soak up all the dynamic sights, shapes and colors—albeit virtually—from the designers involved. Of course, we’d love to see (and touch) many pieces in the flesh, but it was difficult not to find joy online. Here we …