Sunday, December 14, 2008

Japan does it again

I've seen so many wonderful children's spaces by Japanese designers, like this one. Browsing on ohdeedoh today, I ran across another, by Office Mikko.
Ko Nomoto was designed as a temporary community space for persons of all ages. I know I would love to sit under that beautiful white tree.

Mohr Polster

The baby swings and bassinets made by german company, Mohr Polster would blend in perfectly with a modern home. Both are made from luxurious wool felt in beautiful colors. While the products are German made, Mohr Polster does ship internationally.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lovely Children's Chairs

I adore these children's charis by Lief-Design Park for De La Espada

Friday, October 17, 2008

Yakkay Bike Helmets

I love the idea of commuting on a bicycle--seeing the city in a new way, getting around quicker, and not having to worry about parking. So I was thrilled when I saw these yakkey bike helmets on design mom. Choose the helmet size that fits you best and then-the fun part- chose between four stylish covers named for the city that inspired them. I'm now looking even more forward to the kiddo being old enough to ride around town on the back of a bike.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Toddler Textures Forest

Artist Tanya Aguiniga created this wonderful space for the San Diego Children's museum.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Eames Elephants for Everybody!

How's that for a headline? In order to make this wonderful children's design more accessible, Vitra has released a polypropylene version of the Eames elephant. Available in five colours (red, ice-grey, white, dark lime and bright pink), the plastic version will allow parents to let their kids loose to enjoy a timeless classic.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

modular puzzle blocks

Klossel is a modular set of truck shaped building blocks that fit together as a puzzle.

via mocolocco

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Picture Book Store

This children's book store in Beijing makes reading fun! Wonderful nooks and crannies provide shelter for book browsing.

via cool hunter

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bookshelves from Dwell Baby

Dwell Baby has recently added these whimsical bookshelves to their collection. They are available from design public

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Floorplay and Floorscape

Samantha Parsons, of I am Samantha, is the creator of floorplay and floorscape floorscape, wonderful floor systems that offer a sexy alternative to foam playmats. A series of squares (Floorplay) or triangles (Floorscape) combines with slits and creases allow these mats to be folded to create headrests, cubes, tunnels, forts and more. They are made of upholstered felt on one side and durable PVC on the other, making them a viable option for inside or out.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Kids House

Love love love the "kidshouse" by studiomama. Studiomama is also the designer of one of my favorite beach houses.

via bkids

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Grand Chair

Jelt Vangeest created this rocker to celebrate the bond between grandparents and grandkids. The seat fits two adults and one child. The child seats swivels so the kiddo can sit next to or facing his/her grandparents.

via sub studio

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Very Small Architecture

Exquisite craftsmanship is evident in this lovely playhouse designed by Japanese architect, Kazuya Morita. Fiber-reinforced concrete was applied to a mold in an extremely thin layer, mirroring the exact proportions of a hen's eggshell. Though it is eggshell thin, this concrete structure is strong enough for an adult to stand on. The resulting space is intimate and peaceful, an ideal escape for big and little people alike.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Jen Mercede's Colorful menagerie

Jen Mercede is an artist working out of Portland (my brother was lucky enough to have a view of one of her murals from his old apartment). Her colorful canvases would make a wonderful addition to a modern nursery.

Muunto Shelving

Great wall system from Finland

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kids in the living room

Pamela Bell turned the design of her living room over to her kids. Brave move, but the room turned out wonderfully, thanks in no small part to the beautiful lines of her furniture.
[via nytimes]

Framing idea

Love this frame idea from Cookie Magazine

Ailee's Room

What the world might look like with kids in charge

Photographs in Yeondoo Jung's Wonderland series interpret children's drawings