Design for learning and play!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 - Uncategorized

Good design makes a product useful. The Nest is a wheelbarrow/chair designed for children in their pre-school phase. It not only exercises their motor skills, it also gives them something interesting to interact with. The fact that it is a 2-in-1 product not only means...

Epic Modern Play Space: Hilltop Tree House for Kids

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 - Interior Design

Nobody could blame you if you, a full-grown adult, decided to build an epic modern playhouse like this one and then keep it all to yourself. Erected on a hilltop in Garrison, New York, this elevated structure by Sharon Davis Design is a polished version...

Play and Purify

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - Uncategorized

Play and Purify Among the 2015 Electrolux Design Lab finalists, João André Ozório’s Purity Ball is not only an object of desire for children, but a functional way to clean the air while playing. As the ball moves, nuisance particles are captured by micro-filters and...

Play With Your Table, Not Your Food

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Uncategorized

Play With Your Table, Not Your Food We don’t often think of tables as interactive objects, but the Labyrinth Table contains an entire world of its own inside that you and your guests can control. Six characters can be moved around the intricate maze by...

Fun House: Modern Play Space Features Wooden Swings

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 - Interior Design

A series of tiny wooden houses within a larger structure make up a bright, modern, wood-lined play space for kids and adults alike in Buenos Aires. Fiii Fun House by Iris Cantante Arquitectos is a cafe offering ‘fun houses’ filled with swings, tents, hammocks and...

Plug and Play, Literally

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - Uncategorized

Plug and Play, Literally A stationary radio? A mobile Bluetooth speaker? A speakerphone? A phone charger? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. It’s called the Plug Radio, and that’s exactly what it does! Plug directly into any wall outlet without cumbersome wires and clutter. Ideal for kitchens,...

Free-Form Play Structures Encourage Kids’ Creative Thinking

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 - Interior Design

We all know how important it is for kids to get outside and exercise their bodies. Most parents also realize that it is just as important for kids to exercise their minds and grow through creative play. The playgrounds designed by newly-formed design group Free...

Play to Learn Guitar

Friday, June 20th, 2014 - Uncategorized

Play to Learn Guitar Musical Minds is a digital tutor system that aims to increase people’s motivation to learn guitar by helping users to develop their own music and then instructing on how to play it. Using a convenient sensor pad and tangible “notes,” users...

Cozy Outdoor Fireplace Hut is a Warm Glowing Play Place

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 - Interior Design

This artful outdoor fireplace from Haugen/Zohar Architects is integrated with a nearby playground, allowing families a chance to duck in and take the chill out of a cool evening playtime. The fireplace, built on a playground in Trondheim, Norway, is a wonderfully whimsical structure that...

Dual-Purpose Shirt Puts Your Kids to Work While They Play

Friday, July 19th, 2013 - Interior Design

Having kids is great – but can’t they be a little more useful? Etsy seller Bkykid has created shirts that make your kids into unwitting little massage therapists while they play with their favorite toys. The shirts feature roads or railroad tracks on the back,...