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you’ve never stacked blocks like these

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These are the kind of blocks you could add to your desk and everyone would think you’re cool. Or, take Tsumiki Stacking Blocks for a ride with your kids, because I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy playing with them together. Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect working on the new Tokyo National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics, […]

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strangely adorable creatures

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These silly creatures shouldn’t be so cute, and yet I can’t stop loving them. Lullaby for Fox creates these fantastical animals using polymer clays and soft furs, they’re definitely not to be played with. But their sweet expressions and crazy details make them worthy of any child’s biggest imagination. Maybe adding one of these to your […]

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extraordinary inventions by your kids

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You read that title correctly, your kids are about to make some extraordinary inventions. How do I know this? It’s easy, all you have to do is grab one of these amazing kits from Extraordinaires. They’re product design, invention, creative thinking, and real problem-solving to kids in a way that makes it so much fun. These kits […]

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shoot these arrows

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Looking for something unique to give this holiday season? Take a closer look at these bow and arrows sets by Two Bros Bows. They’re made right here in the US, and began three years ago when 2 brothers decided to create a durable and safe bow and arrows set for kids. Now they’re in specialty […]

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little wooden robots

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Want something unique to add to your collections? Check out these sweet wooden toys from designer Daniel Moyer. A furniture designer by day, he and his “elves” began making The Superhero and The Sidekick as part of Fdup.Toys. Each one is a numbered edition, and uses upcycled cast off pieces from his high-end furniture designs. These […]

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dollhouse for the ages

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What better Christmas gift for little girls (and boys) than a dollhouse? It’s big, bold, and promises hours of timeless fun. Check out MilkyWood, based in Paris, France. These lovely modern homes are relatively affordable, and have some really sweet style too. You can choose the all white home with an easy clean surface, or […]

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unique dolls for your unique kids

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Winter is coming, isn’t it? We can deny it all we want, but it’s definitely on its way. Maybe we should embrace it with the help of these cozy, bundled dolls from The Dolls Unique. These gals know how to work their winter layers. With hand painted features, vintage and new fabrics, and the most […]

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where’s your llama?

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There’s just something so endearing about a llama! They’re equal parts hilarious and adorable – it’s like they’re trying to be all cerebral and yet they look like a goofball! So of course a stuffed llama has loads of potential. Check out these llamas from Friends of Hadley. Perfect little faces, perfect little clothes. Just […]

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building your dream home/castle/treehouse

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What’s your dream house? Is it a simple home in the burbs or a treehouse on a mountainside? Somewhere in between? How about a rocket ship? Manzanita Kids knows what it’s like to dream big, and they’ve created an entire range of wooden building toys and customizable “dollhouses” to help those dreams. There are traditional […]

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cuddling a kotakura

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It’s a beautiful day for a cuddle, don’t you think? These sweet dolls from Kotakura definitely would agree, even if it means smushing their adorable tutus and beautiful accessories. Made in Poland, these dolls feature natural and eco-friendly fibers like linen, cotton and wool. The hand stitched faces are icing on the cake. Check out […]

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give a little sighfoo

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Have all recovered from the big Holiday weekend? Poor Birdie has been up far too late for 3 nights in a row. I think we’re aaaalllllll glad the 4th of July is behind us at this point! But, to deal with those cranky, sleep-deprived kiddos, maybe we need some huggable plush. And I really do […]

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pull your toys with you

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I love pull toys. That’s really all there is to it. I think they’re adorable, I love that they move, and when I find some new pull toys, I just have to share. Meet just a few of the many wooden pull toys from Friendly Toys. These designers have perfected not only the simple wooden […]

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dress it up with dollisimo

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What’s a doll if it doesn’t have the right wardrobe, am I right? Dollisimo clearly knows the importance of doll clothes. Her sweet (and affordable!!) dolls come with several clothing items – skirts, shirts, sweaters, bags, teddy bears – which are all mix and matchable and very cool chick chique. I also love the mother-daughter […]

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birds of a feather

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Have the birds returned to your neighborhood? One of my favorite things about Spring is hearing the birds chirping like crazy early in the morning and whenever I leave our windows open. It’s this noisy symbol that the natural world is coming alive and I cherish it! It’s a perfect time to remember how much we […]

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animals in turtlenecks are cuter

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Have you ever seen a unicorn in a dinner jacket before? You haven’t? Well, today you’re in for a real treat! Rosey Rag Doll makes some of the cutest well-clothed stuffed animals you ever did see. Infinty scarves, neckties, glasses, plaid pants: these animals are stylin’. Plus, they’re super cute all over the place, handmade with […]

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