Ustwo launches Monument Valley 2, a sequel to the hit puzzle game. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!
Colorful Backgammon Set
My family used to play hours and hours of Backgammon when I was a kid. This colorful set put a smile on my face. I would totally give this a home.
Mammals by Tinybop
Hammer Out a Geoboard
This DIY Geoboard project looks like so much fun. Definitely something I’d love to try with my kids.
I will definitely bring up this game by Sarah Kay at a future dinner with my friends.
The Confessions Game
With the help of a dice and some cards, the Confessions Game asks participants to answer a series of questions around career, sex, money, relationships, family, gently inviting everyone to share important bits of themselves. I want to play this.
Tsumiki Stacking Blocks
Any architect will tell you that, structurally, a triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Architect Kengo Kuma has taken this wisdom and rendered it into a playful and interactive building set. I’d love to play with these.
Fling-ama-String Cat Toy
My cat is NUTS over this cat toy. That is all.
The Phone-Home Xylophone is an eight-key handheld instrument with built-in looping, pitch control, and delay. Looks like fun!
The Confessions Game
The Confessions Game is designed to get a group of friends to share their lives triumphs, joys, fears and longings. #wishlisted
Space by Tinybop from Tinybop on Vimeo.
Tinybop just launched their latest educational app for kids: SPACE Can’t wait to show my six year old tonight!!
The Empathy Toy
This made me look: The Empathy Toy is a blindfolded puzzle game that can only be solved when players learn to understand each other.
Twenty One Toys, the company behind the Empathy Toy offers Professional Development Workshops, “Intro To Empathy In Your Team”. I can think of some folks here in the U.S. who we should gift this to.
I just spent way too much time on Quick, Draw, a game built with machine learning. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you’re drawing. Of course, it doesn’t always work. But the more you play with it, the more it will learn.
(via The Latest)
Me by Tinybop
The latest app by Tinybop, called Me, launched last week and I wan’t wait to show it to my six year old.
Me asks kids 100s of questions about their feelings, their families, friends, school, and home, with words, pictures, photos, and sounds to create a vibrant, dynamic self-portrait.
Me aims to help kids build skills like self-awareness, social awareness, and emotional literacy. The app is based on research suggesting that the better kids understand themselves, the more able they are to be empathetic and understand others.
Learn more about Me and find additional resources to help raise a good human.
Indoor Snowball Fight
Snowball Battle lets you bring snowball fights indoors! Comes with 10 lightweight snowballs, and mesh bag for easy clean up. LOVE IT!
The makers of Universe stopped by at our FRIENDS Happy Hour last night and presented their new app. Everyone was blown away. What a beautifully experimental iPhone app they have built! They have most certainly created a new medium for the mobile world.
The app’s atomic unit is a verse, a 3×5 grid for infinite creativity: art, stories, interactive experiences, radical video collages, immersive soundscapes, musical instruments, even games. Or you can go the practical route and make a portfolio, invitation, how-to guide, recipe, or even a business card.
Download the App, look at examples, then learn how to use it.
I can’t wait to see my ten year old play around wit it! So many possibilities!
Know Your Font
Font nerds unite: Know Your Font is a simple typography adventure.
Bardos in Mandagon
I just spent way too much time rearranging blank windows. Weirdly soothing.
LEGO Vintage 1960s Volskwagen
LEGO designers have developed a new flashback kit, a vintage 1960 Volkswagon Beetle. LOVE!
JAM – Online Courses for Kids
I am continuously impressed by what Zach and his team are coming up with. First DIY and now JAM: online courses for kids. I wish this would have been around (and the internet) when I was a kid, growing up on the Swiss country side, *so* hungry to learn and connect with other kids. Can’t wait to see what other classes will be next! (Secretly hoping for a sewing class!)
Golden Ratio Finder
Perfect proportions observed in nature often follow the theory of the golden ratio. Historically, artists, designers and architects have used it as a means of defining beauty in a theoretical rather than intuitive way. Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket sized gazing device, to locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings. Totally going to use this with my kids, walking around the city!
Leaping Long Jump Mat
My kids would LOVE this leaping long jump mat. My downstairs neighbor not so much.