Beautifully Designed CHOMP Food Chain Puzzle Books by Mirim Seo and Kelly Holohan.






Chomp puzzle books are designed to teach kids about basic food chains. Crafted of wood and paper, each beautiful puzzle book introduces a different level of a food chain in its environment; Forest, Ocean, Arctic, Jungle, and Desert. All food chains include, producers, consumers, and decomposers and each plays a role in the chain. When completed, the puzzle shows the eating process.

Beautifully designed and packaged, the set of books was a design project by student Mirim Seo for Temple University’s Tyler School of Art  under the tutelage and with art direction by Professor Kelly Holohan.

Ocean:




Jungle:

Arctic:

Forest:


At this time Chomp is not available for purchase, which is really disappointing, but hopefully the puzzle books will be paired with the right backer to bring this project to life. May I suggest Kickstarter?

Six Spooky Halloween Ugly Dolls! Plush Loveable Universal Monsters.

Halloween ugly dolls

Dracula. The Frankenstein Monster. The Bride. The Wolfman. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The Mummy. Famous Monsters from Universal combined with David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim’s Uglydolls and made into 11 inch tall Gund Plush loveable beasts are the perfect cuddly spooky Halloween item. And frighteningly affordable. Read more

IndyPlush – Endangered Species Plushies and Cool Stuffed Toys With A Conscience.

indy-plush-endangered-species

IndyPlush, who creates imaginative, adorable and hip plush toys made in Los Angeles, has just launched their Endangered Species collection (some shown above) from which a portion of all profits goes toward educational or wildlife protection organizations. But before showing you that collection, first a little background on the company and their original line of plush products. Read more

Gas Powered Ride-On Toys For Serious Car Enthusiasts and REALLY Lucky Children.

Pocket Classics miniature cars

Pocket Classics of the UK lovingly creates a variety of miniature gas-powered custom classic cars for both children ages 10+ as well as adults. Each toy car is lovingly handmade, taking in excess of 450 hours to craft. They offer several models (Cobra, The California, DB5, XK120 and DS) or can build your personalized car to any specifications that you wish. Read more

Alphabet Factory Blocks From House Industries and Uncle Goose.

Beautiful handmade wooden blocks from Uncle Goose are inspired by the original House Industries factory logo and feature a selection of letters, numbers and symbols from House’s renowned font collections. The 31 interlocking blocks are made in the USA from replenishable Michigan-grown, kiln-dried basswood and printed with non-toxic, lead-free child-safe inks. Read more

Traditional Children’s Toys With A Modern Twist From Sweden.



above image by Jakob Fridholm for Family Living Magazine

Acne JR is a Swedish toy company based in Stockholm that designs traditional and iconic children toys with a modern twist. Part of the Acne family that makes fashions and advertising, the children’s toys are thoughtfully created, from the materials to the packaging, each toy is influenced by design and fashion and is beautiful in its simplicity.








The lovely and smple black and white packaging:

Shop their online store here

Acne JR is part of the Acne Family company group, founded in 1996, which works within design, media and fashion. More info at acne.se

Acne JR
Box 4220
102 65 Stockholm
Sweden
+46 736 99 99 07
info@acnejr.com
facebook.com/acnejr

100 Wooden Toy Cars By 100 Different Designers: TobeUs

100 wooden toy cars by 100 designers

Matteo Ragni has gathered together 100 masters of design from all over the world including Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders, Barber Ogersby, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Jaime Hayon, Fabio Novembre and Setsu & Shinobu Ito to name but a few. With these globally renowned designers and the support of Alessi, Ragni created “100% TobeUs: 100 designers for 100 new toy cars.” Read more

Rocky, A New Modern Rocking Horse for Kids by Marc Newson For Magis Me Too.

rocky rocking horse by marc newson

I love it when designers re-imagine classic childhood toys and Marc Newson‘s latest take on the classic ride-on horsey for Magis is a perfect example. Read more