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SUMICA: Multifunctional Furniture for Green Kids

SUMICA: Multifunctional Furniture for Green Kids

When he’s not designing furniture modeled after pizzly bears, Masahiro Minami, finds the time to teach a design seminar at the University of Shiga Prefecture. A byproduct of his latest seminar,

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Sasaki Kogei Wooden Puzzle Picture Frames

Sasaki Kogei Wooden Puzzle Picture Frames

Sasaki Kogei, the creative woodworkers that brought us the delightful toy breakfast set, have debuted their latest green design — interlocking wooden picture frames. We’re impressed with the

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Cowacca: Handcrafted Handles for Small Straphangers

Cowacca: Handcrafted Handles for Small Straphangers

Growing up in a big city, I often found myself on crowded trains and buses, looking up at my dad and longingly wondering when I would be able to reach the straphangers to hold on tight while traveling to

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Wooden Toy Breakfast Set from Sasaki Kogei

Wooden Toy Breakfast Set from Sasaki Kogei

It would really make our morning to wake up to this wooden toy breakfast set from Japanese wood craft shop Sasaki Kogei. Fashioned out of all-natural maple and walnut, it’s perfect for kids who

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Somebubby Baby Ties & Bowtie Onesie Ensembles

Somebubby Baby Ties & Bowtie Onesie Ensembles

We all know that bringing your cute, sweet, tiny, perfect, cuddly – did I say cute? – bundle of joy to weddings or other formal events is a no-no. However, that is no reason not to dress up your

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Hiromatsu Children’s Furniture by Designer Yu Watanabe

Hiromatsu Children's Furniture by Designer Yu Watanabe

Hiromatsu Furniture recently teamed up with designer Yu Watanabe to create the WF series of kids furniture. As if designed by a child, the free-form yet simplistic pieces are sure to inspire creativity

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Chigo Playthings – Stylish, Natural Japanese Wooden Toys

Chigo Playthings - Stylish, Natural Japanese Wooden Toys

“Not now son, daddy is playing.” That would likely be the exchange if we had any of the beautifully made Chigo Japanese wooden toys in our home. I remember playing with these toys as a child, and how

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Felifamily Rug Dolls Handcrafted by Guatemalan Women

Felifamily Rug Dolls Handcrafted by Guatemalan Women

Meet the Felifamily, a series of soft dolls that couple the elements of craft work and design with environmental sustainability and Fair Trade. Felifamily was developed by a husband and wife team based

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‘Baby in Table’ – Evolving Children’s Furniture by Oji Masanori

'Baby in Table' - Evolving Children's Furniture by Oji Masanori

In the realm of furniture, we believe that good design is design that adapts to an ever evolving family. How wasteful is it (both in terms of money and resources) to buy new sets of furniture for every

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Pizzly Bears on Melting Ice by Masahiro Minami

Pizzly Bears on Melting Ice by Masahiro Minami

Polar Bears live in the Arctic and Grizzly bears live in Canada and never the twain shall meet… or should they? That’s what was on everyone’s mind when a Pizzly Bear (or if you prefer, a Grolar

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