AMMO ( American Modern Books)
The ALEXANDER GIRARD BLOCKS are a 10-block set that features two graphic puzzles, the 26 letters of the alphabet, and 14 illustrations. Pre-schoolers can identify simple icons such as the sun, snake, or angel, and correspondingly can also begin to spell out these words.
This set of high quality and durable paper blocks comes in a well-designed pull-out box for easy storage. This designer toy is a great aesthetic and educational introduction to Girard’s work—perfect for design-loving adults and creative young children.
This lovely new toy is sure to become a classic.
C is for cat? D is for dog? Not in this book! Here, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera and Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip with dinosaurs. In Alphabetics, each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds.
Although the lettered tales are meant to be humorous and fun, they also serve a commendable purpose. Complex words are introduced to expand children’s vocabularies and linguistic horizons. The book includes a glossary so that readers can look up any terms that are unfamiliar to them.
Full color, hardcover, 64 pages
By Patrick and Traci Concepción
We adore these little birds. They make the perfect gift & addition to any modern home.
Bird by Jacob Pugh is an ornamental bird made from English Sycamore or Walnut wood and finished in a range of colors.
Designed and hand crafted in York.
Size: H 7.4 cm, L 13.5 cm, w 4 cm.
Build the world you want to see with Blockitecture, a set of architectural building blocks. Cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings.
The Deco set includes new colors and forms inspired by colorful post-modern architecture found coast to coast all over the world.
Recommended for Ages 6 and up.
Henri Matisse's abstract cut-outs are used to teach colors in this polished read-aloud board book. Blue & Other colors takes children through Matisse's color palette, one artwork per page, beginning with blue and returning to it as a familiar refrain throughout. The variance of shapes, depth, and scale will keep readers engaged, while the text enriches the reading experience with relatable and humorous commentary. Readers will not only learn their colors, but also grow familiar with fine art in this relevant and relatable first title in this series of concept books featuring the most innovative and influential artists. Includes a read-aloud "about the artist" at the end.
Created for ages 1-3 years
30 pages with 30 color illustrations
On sale $25.00 $17.99
The Book With No Pictures shows young readers that not every book has to have pictures to be fun. It will delight children as they share the reading with their parents and they'll love how Mom and Dad end up making extremely silly noises and saying some wonderfully weird things.
Written by writer, actor, comedian and director B.J. Novak (best known as Ryan from the American version of the Office - you know, the one who started the fire...), this is a book that is both disarmingly simple and impressively imaginative at the same time.
With the simple mantra 'Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say', parents should be warned that this a hilariously tongue-twisting way for children aged 3 and over to learn just how much fun they can have with the written word.
Hardcover, 48 pages.
Bruno Munari was an internationally acclaimed artist, designer, and children's book creator. Acontemporary of Leo Leonni, his books have been hailed as "among the most original, inventive and beautiful ever created." Zoo is among his most graphically stunning works. Meet the kangaroo, who is all legs but doesn't know it, the zebra in his striped pajamas, and the humpy camel, who has a seat for you. Young readers will enjoy Munari's bright, bold illustrations; older readers will appreciate hiswry humor. From children to collectors, Bruno Munari's Zoo is certain to enchant a whole new generation.
8-1/2 x 11-1/2 in; 48 pp;
full color throughout, ages 3-6
A whimsical–yet factual–series of questions and answers about the things we eat... and don't eat!
Food critic Joshua David Stein whets the appetite of young readers with a wondrous and informative approach to talking about food. This humorous, stylized and entirely unexpected set of food facts will engage both good eaters and resisters alike. With questions both practical ("Can you eat a sea urchin?") and playful ("Do eggs grow on eggplants?"), this read-aloud text offers young children facts to share and the subtle encouragement to taste something new! Food and textile illustrator Julia Rothman brings an authenticity to the text that Stein has written from the heart, for his own three year-old and for pre-schoolers everywhere.
Created for ages 3-5 years
40 colour illustrations
Colourconda by Siebensachen reinvents the classic game of dominoes combining two dimensions for matching - colour and shape.
The 28 attractive domino cards have ten colours and seven die cut shapes. Large, thick playing pieces actively encourage even the youngest of players to join in.
Children can begin to match dominoes by colour or by shape to develop their awareness. Older players can follow the full game of matching both colour and shape to progress the domino chain.
The resulting domino run creates an elegant graphic piece.
Colorconda comes in a stylish transparent and indestructible plastic box which is ideal for traveling.
On sale $49.00 $6.00
DNA mobile inspiration came from the microscopic world of molecules, resulting in a playful DNA like string of colored felted baIls that move gently.
Designed by Danish architect and designer Louise Helmersen.
Mobile made from brass wires and felt balls.
MeasurementsL 4” W 18” H 18”
Welcome, young art-chefs – your moment has come! The table is set and your ingredients await: an empty plate, color pens and – most important of all – your imagination! Now, add a dash of squiggles there, a handful of zig zags for flavor… and voila!
Here are 17 art-recipes, created by masterchef Hervé Tullet. Follow the recipes and learn how to create a scribble sandwich, a thousand layer cake and chef’s surprise… and then add your own decoration to taste.
48 pages with 40 black and white illustrations
Beehive Kitchenware Company
Heirloom quality pewter baby feeding spoons are the perfect keepsake gift for a newborn. Each spoon is carefully handcrafted from lead free pewter and comes packaged in an adorable gift box.
Please hand wash.
Each spoon measures 5.5 inches long.
Inspired by our super-successful hand tattoos, these designs turn little fingers into finger puppets! Spanish designer Héctor Serrano expands his range of children's temporary tattoo puppets with these finger transfers.
Each pack contains 20 farm themed finger puppet tattoos.
A set of 8 monsters or animals safe and simple to apply with water.
We wanted to find the perfect doll, the kind you don't want to let go of. Something so special, it's with you through thick and thin. We believe we found our match in these adorable and soft Fink Toys.
Handcrafted by the Team Fink toymakers in Charleston, SC
Materials: polyfiber, fleece, cotton
*Each Fink arrives in a different outfit so, they may be different from what is pictured.
The book features amusing comparisons that make units of length, distance, weight, speed and time easier to grasp. The Queen of England’s crown, for example, weighs more than 100 portions of cotton candy. It would take eight days of travel in an elevator through the Earth’s center to reach the other end. When the world’s oldest living tortoise was born, there were no electric lights, telephones, cars, or airplanes.
Full color, hardcover, 48 pages
By Jan Van Der Veken
Based on the bestselling Let’s Make Some Great Art and featuring 36 generously sized mats of 9 different designs, including 3 all-new illustrations.
By Marion Deuchars
Printed on art activity paper, these place mats will keep kids young and old occupied at mealtimes.
Manny + Simon
manny and simon is an exciting collection of children's products that takes the classic animals and vehicles children love and transforms them into contemporary essentials for every kid.
The entire process from manufacturing to assembly to distribution all happen within their studio walls. They are able to maintain the high-quality standards while manufacturing the products in the studio and are proud to share their products made in the USA but also all of the raw materials which make up the toys are made/grown in the USA!
AMMO ( American Modern Books)
Wit, wisdom, and willfulness abound on page after page of this vibrant anthology from Gloria Fowler and up-and-coming illustrator Ellen Surrey. Featuring an unparalleled collection of real-life heroines of the art, design, and fashion industries, MID-CENTURY MODERN WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS is a celebration of some of the most creative and successful females of that era and their societal contributions. Enjoy original, colorful, and hand-painted portraits of each of the twenty-five chosen role models portrayed in her characteristic setting, accompanied by a carefully selected quote: each lovely lady’s own words to live by. A short biography rounds out the introduction to each prominent figure of the 1930s to ’60s, providing a key glimpse into the lives of such impressive women as fashion maven Coco Chanel, iconic painter Frida Kahlo, and It’s a Small World designer Mary Blair. Discover Edith Head’s humor, Vera Neumann’s inventive spirit, and Sister Corita Kent’s life advice.
Including a brilliant range of well-known women and those who certainly should be, this compilation makes for a treasured gift of inspiration for tweens to adults, who will come to appreciate the contributions of Yayoi Kusama, Georgia O’Keeffe, Eva Zeisel, Florence Knoll, and many more.
Cloth Hardcover | 9.5 x 12 inches | 112 pages
Miss Monnipenni is crafted from solid German beech, has striking tan leather ears and a matching leather 'plug' at the base that provides access to funds. She even comes with a starting investment of one penny inside.
Wonderful gift for the new baby in your life.
Siebensachen by Adam+Harborth
This place mat format encourages would-be artists to look at the world around them (and the dinner table!) and take chances expressing what they see.
Filled with open-ended activities that introduce users to principles of line, shape, color, and form, these place mats will entertain whether at home or dining out!
A turn of the large elegantly shaped key magically produces one of Mozart‘s melodies from inside the solid beech wood ball. The 18-note chime is ‘Voi che sapete’ from ‘Marriage of Figaro’ and plays whether the ball is still on a shelf or rolling across the floor.
Manufactured by Siebensachen in Germany in a village on the edge of the Black Forest, the chime is mounted inside premium beech wood that has been fashioned into a perfect sphere. The only hole in the ball is where the wind-up key enters and although the mechanism remains totally hidden the music will always escape the boundaries of the beech case.
A 20mm diameter metal ring can sit unseen underneath the ball to allow it to rest still on a shelf or mantlepiece.
92mm diameter, solid beech, waxed
Keith Haring first made a name for himself in the early 1980’s filling every blank poster-frame in the city’s sprawling underground system with hieroglyphs: barking dogs, laser zapping flying saucers, rubber-limbed dancers-and the radiant baby that best represented Haring’s energy and humanity.
“The reason that the ‘baby’ has become my logo or signature is that it is the purest and most positive experience of human existence,” wrote Haring in his journal in 1986. “Children are color-blind and still free of all the complications, greed and hatred that will slowly be instilled in them through life.” Recognizing that early exposure to artwork and unfettered creative expression can go a long way in opening up new modes of viewing the world, Haring was tireless in his work with children of all ages and backgrounds.
VICI Enterprises Inc.
Playsam is a Scandinavian design company known for its timeless, archetypal wooden toys. Their iconic product, the Streamliner Classic epitomizes Scandinavian Design with its use of material, simple construction, and minimalist aesthetic. This ageless toy is designed by Ulf Hanses and has been selected as a Design Classic by the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts for its inventive style and high-gloss finish.
Streamliner Dimensions: 2.25" H x 5” W
Recommended for ages 3+
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.
Rad Women Worldwide tells 40 stories of women all over the world who have persevered and fought for equality—from well-known leaders like Malala and Wangari Maathai to lesser-known heroes like Chinese feminist Qiu Jin, Japanese mountain climber Junko Tabei, and Nazi resistor Sophie Scholl.
From ancient heroes like the Sumerian poet Enheduanna all the way up to contemporary figures like Colombian grafitti artist Bastardilla, the book spans centuries and continents to remind readers of the breadth and depth of women’s lives and achievements.
Hardcover | 112 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)
In That’s What You Think!, experts respond to 80 questions posed by children about the brain. Their answers explore how our brains develop, what they are made of, and how they work. They reveal astounding information and facts not only about the human brain, but also about the gray matter of earthworms, ants, and sperm whales.
The images created by Jan von Holleben capture our personal control rooms in action—as we taste, get scared, study, juggle, and sleepwalk. These fun, enlightening photographs clearly demonstrate that even when we do nothing at all, our brains are hard at work.
Full color, hardcover, 184 pages
For ages 11 and older
Themis prism is the 3rd addition in the Themis Mobile series designed by Clara von Zweigbergk who was inspired by the geometric design of polyedra. A delicate, geometric décor mobile composed of five faceted ornaments, each with its own distinct palette of color: salmon, beige, green, black and gold.
Walter & Walter Design
Tiny Modernism kids tshirt celebrate the modernist design & architecture which we love so much while making sure that your child is the coolest.
Fits boys and girls.
Design and screen print in sunny Los Angeles, California.
Cotton + polyester blend.
AJ's Toy Boarders
The original A.J.'s Toy Boarders is a simple toy that lets kids or adults use their imagination with brilliant action sports figures instead of promoting war through the original style toy soldiers.
Each figurine is modelled on real moves and tricks.
In series 1:
2) Nose Grab
4) Cruishing 1
5) Cruishing 2
7) Tail Grab
For ages 3 and up only.
AJ's Toy Boarders
The original A.J.'s Toy Boarders is a simple toy that lets kids or adults use their imagination with brilliant action sports figures instead of promoting war through the original style toy soldiers. Each detailed figure is hand-modeled and molded from resilient plastic, so they won't crack or bend easily.
In series 2:
2) Front Lipslide
3) Girl Cruising
5) Backside Boardslide
For ages 3 and up only.
In 1952 the Danish artist couple Anni & Bent Knudsen began to create paper cuts and mobiles. Their designs would come to delight children and adults all over the world. The Knudsens received numerous design awards and their work is considered to be integral part of Danish culture. The UFO mobile, designed in 1956, was first shown in an exhibition at "Den Permanente" in Copenhagen, and this stylish mobile still fascinates today.
Paper, thread, and wire mobile.
L 12” W 28” H 28”
An Introduction to Modern Houses and Their Architects.
This book will take readers on a fun-filled tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The charming drawings and accessible text unlock the secrects of modern classic houses, ranging from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to Shigeru Ban's Cardboard House and Rem Koolhaas's Bordeaux House.
By Didier Cornille
An Introduction to Skyscrapers and Their Architects.
A colorful tour of the world's tallest buildings and the larger than life personalities who built them. Beginning with a brief sketch of each architect and then a description of the eight most impressive skyscrapers. From Gustave Eiffel's eiffel Tower in Paris to Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building in New York to the tallest man-made structure in the world, Adrian Smith's Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
By Didier Cornille