Mattel’s First-Ever Gender Neutral Doll

Mattel’s new “Creatable World” Doll kit is a gender-fluid doll that can be feminine-presenting, masculine-presenting, both or neither. The doll represents an important shift and is evidence of how the company is helping to usher in acceptance and understanding. “I think if we could have a hand in creating the idea that a boy can play with a perceived girl toy and a girl can …

Loog Guitars’ Electric Instruments For All Ages

More than a toy but a range of instructional tools with an AR app, games and built-in amplifier

Instruments can be particularly difficult to master at an older age—especially without previous experience from earlier formative years. Loog Guitars, having recognized this, designs guitars for kids—age 3+ to 12+—that are entertaining, easy to learn and good-looking. Their newest line of  electric guitars with built-in amplifiers is available to back on Kickstarter now. “We started out making three-string guitars, so for us innovation was never about …

Interview: Artist and Set Designer Gary Card

Ahead of Us by Night, the multi-disciplinary artist and set designer tells us about the chaos of creation

Multidisciplinary artist and set designer Gary Card boasts a long list of clients and collaborators—from Nike to Kenzo, the Sanderson Hotel, Dazed magazine, to emerging artists and fashion designers. His bright, bold work is often a multi-layered psychedelic trip. Further enhancing the experience, Card converts his imaginings into 3D sculptures. He even crafted his own collection of toys, called Breakfast Boys, with Unbox Industries. His …