Rainbow Pencils

Rainbow Pencil

Made from recycled paper, rainbow pencils let you create beautiful paper rainbows when you sharpen them. Congrats to the designer Duncan Shotton.

Kids’ Drawings of Their Grandparents Recreated in Photos

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Yoni Lefevre has created “Grey Power,” a project that recreates kids’ drawings of their grandparents in colorful, sometimes surreal photos. Love this so much.

Fairy Ring Cushion

IKEA Stool Pillow

We have these IKEA kids stools at home and I love them. I just discovered these Fairy Ring Cushion pillows that are made for them. Adorable.

LoLo Bunk Bed

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My friend Jennifer Ward just showed me what she and her team at Casa Kids have been working on over the last few months: The super impressive LoLo Bunk Bed.

It’s a compact bunk bed, ideal for smaller spaces or lower ceilings. What makes LoLo really cool is that the beds are detachable creating two almost identical twin beds. Once converted into twin beds, each bed can have a trundle bed or three drawers underneath. This is fantastic for families with two kids where they start out sharing a bedroom and eventually move to a bigger space and each kid wants their own bed.

Well done, Casa Kids!

OTO Cardboard Ice Cream Truck

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I just got a personal hand-delivery of one of the first OTO Cardboard Ice Cream Trucks by no other than the inventor, Måns Swanberg, himself. (I wrote about the Kickstarter back in March.) If you’re a parent of a little one, you might want to bookmark this one. You can even create a custom plate in your kids name. Totally adorable. My kids will be giddy when they get this for the holidays. A total winner!

UPDATE: Måns just emailed me with a discount code! Use SWISSMISS at checkout and get 10% off.

Team Tattly took it for a spin, 5 minutes after arriving at Tattly HQs. of course. And, I took over a shift as well.

Yellow Owl’s Little Prints

Yellow Owl LIttle Prints

I just got my hands on the new Yellow Owl’s Little Prints book. Christine Schmidt, author of the bestselling Print Workshop and the creative force behind the acclaimed Yellow Owl Workshop line of artisan stationery and home accessories, shares her inspired ideas for making easy, yet entirely unique items for kids. It’s full of beautifully illustrated tutorials on using stamps, stenciling, and other hand-printing techniques. Ella (7) will be so excited when she sees this tonight! I see some extra crafty weekends in my future.

Chalkboard Pumpkins

Chalkboard Pumpkins

Who says you need to carve a pumpkin? These chalkboard painted ones are supercool. Clearly, I didn’t see this DIY Tutorial in time. We went the old-school route this weekend at casa swissmiss.

(via Quipsologies)

DIY Fall Decorations

DIY Fall Decorations

Just discovered this lovely DIY Fall Decorations post over on the Style Files. Totally going to make some of these this coming weekend.

FiLIP

FiLIP

FiLIP is a locator and wrist watch for kids. Using the FiLIP app, you pre-program 5 phone numbers that your child can call. Your child can scroll through the 5 numbers and call the one they want with the touch of a button. Smart.

(Thanks Thomas)

Skootcase

Skootcase

Skootcase is every airport traveling kid’s dream come true. (It’s a suitcase and a scooter!)

BOT-L

BOT-L

BOT-L. Get it? Totally getting this for Tilo.

Paper Toy Bag

Toy Paper Bag

This recycled Toy Paper Bag made me look. Probably not all that practical when it actually comes to storing toys, but it sure looks cool. Also available as paper and plastic bag.

Moon Night Light

Moon Night Light

I am slowly but surely developing a slight obsession for all things ‘moon’. This Moon Night Light is fueling the fire. (Also comes as Earth)

Camper Play Tent

Camper Play tent

This Camper Play Tent would have made me *so* happy as a little kid.

Little Marks

Little Marks

Little Marks is a brand new Tattly by the lovely folks of Petite Alma.

Rockets!

Sweet Paul DIY Rockets

Totally making DIY Rockets with my kids this weekend. Thanks for the idea and tutorial, Sweet Paul.

Neighborhood Blocks

Neighborhood Blocks

This Neighborhood Block Set makes for a lovely gift.

(via Youngna)

Ostrich Pillow Junior

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I wrote about the adult version of the Ostrich Pillow in January of 2012. They now just released a kids version. I continue to be intrigued.

XL Miffy Lamp

XL Miffy Lamp

I would have LOVED one of these giant Miffy Lamps as a kid.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Mr.Tiger Goes Wild

My son (3) has a new favorite book, it’s called Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, by Brooklyn based Peter Brown. The beautifully illustrated story celebrates individuality, self-expression and loud roars. Nothing wrong with that.

Big Monster

Big Monster hoodie

The coolest kid hoodie in town.

The Human Body

The Human Body, the first app by Tinybop is finally out. It was illustrated by the wonderful Kelli Anderson, who wrote an interesting blog post about the process.

The Human Body lets you explore a working model of the body. Every part is beautifully animated and interactive: the heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, the skin feels, and eyes see. Designed for kids ages 4+ to discover what we’re made of and how we work.

Do yourself (and your kids) a favor and download it pronto. It’s stunning. Stunning. Stunning.

Hand Shadow Puppet Chart

Handshadow Puppet Chart

This Hand Shadow Puppet Chart made me look. Tempted to buy one for the kids room.

Tinybop

Nothing gets me more excited than watching friends going from telling me about an app idea to launching it. My studiomate Raul and his Tinybop Team have been hard at work and are about to launch a series of educational apps, the first one is simply called The Human Body. The app, designed by no other than super-talented Kelli Anderson, allows kids to explore and interact with the human body, teaching them what we’re made of. The app is about to be released in 48 languages around the world and I am certain it will make huge waves.

I’ve had many conversations with Raul about what we consider a successful kids app. While we of course agree on smart interactions, beautiful design and all, we also agree that kids should be never exposed to touts for in-app purchases or any other kind of advertising. Raul promised that kids will neve be exposed to any of that in any Tinybop app. This deserves a YAY!

Get a sneak peek of the app on their brand new site and sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when the app is ready to play.

I can’t wait to Tinybop!