Category Archives: Design for kids

The V&A Museum for Kids celebrates 60 years of Play-Doh creations

Did you know that the Play-Doh paste was initially invented to clean wallpapers in the 1930s in Ohio? Some classroom kids has the brilliant idea to use this mix of flour, water, salt, boric acid and mineral oil as a modeling paste. It was then reworked and marketed as a toy to Cincinnati schools in the mid-1950s. Play-Doh was demonstrated […]
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Ionna Vautrin & Malika Favre: Playful kids in New York

The imaginary zoo initially designed for the Saint-Etienne Design Biennale 2014 will be on show during the inaugural Tilt Kids Festival in New York City (4 March to 3 April 2016, featuring arts & design-related activities for children across the city). Under the supervision of Ionna Vautrin, 14 designers and artists had imagined abstract, unexpected or hyper realistic animals. These stunning […]
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Re-designing William Morris… on your iPad

Developed by games designer Sophia George during her residence at the V&A museum in London, the Strawberry Thief game (that you can download for free from the App store here) was inspired by the William Morris pattern of the same name in the Museum’s British Galleries – so famous it had been featured on a […]
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“Designing” Scents @ the Singapore National Design Centre

Sandy Blandin is a professional “nose”, a creator of scents. She set up her olfactive consultancy bureau, “Nose Who Knows”, in Singapore a few years ago. On June 12 & 13, she will be offering kids at the National Design Centre, Singapore, the opportunity to discover the world of fragrances and scents, telling all about […]
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Design for kids in Milan: Cose da Bocia

“Cose da Bocia” translates to “Things for kids” (“Bocia” means ‘kid’ in Turin jargon). It is a collection of beds, wardrobes and writing desks in a modernist style, made of 100% eco-friendly materials. Cose da Bocia is designed by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa from Studio Uda Architetti. The collection has officially made its debut […]
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The Montessori School of Design?

Back to School! Good to see you again. Did you know that Maria Montessori (1870–1952), whose philosophy and methods still flourish today, was the first to create light, child-size desks for her eponymous schools (as I believe the French educational publisher Nathan also experimented around the same time, at the beginning of the 20th Century)? […]
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Michael Knap, PineStack

Bientôt Noël : à ceux qui cherchent le cadeau idéal pour un jeune enfant -mais fuient l’offre de jouets en plastique de mauvais goût souvent proposée, le designer danois Michael Knap dédie son jeu à empiler en bois “PineStack” (pour les enfants âgés de 18 à 36 mois). Christmas time! If you’re looking for presents […]
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Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam tricote son aire de jeux

L’artiste et designer japonaise Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam (basée au Canada, internationalement connue pour son travail artistique des fibres textiles) a entièrement réalisé au crochet une aire de jeux pour les jeunes enfants de la ville de Sapporo. Japanese artist and designer Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam (Canada-based, she is a world-renown fibre artist) knitted a whole playground for the […]
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