Minimals by Sebastian Burga - Minimals is a new series of modular art toys created by Peruvian designer Sebastian Burga.
Each animal in the collection is built using individual modular pieces that have been uniquely designed by Burga to be interchangeable between the different Minimals creatures. This particular attribute allows kids to let their imagination run wild when playing with they funky new toys.
They are also absolutely adorable and would look amazing in any kid`s bedroom.
The Minimals are still in their developmental stage of production but if you wish to know more about their designer check out Facebook and bastianbestia.wordpress.com
CYBEX x Jeremy Scott Capsule Collection - American designer, Jeremy Scott, known world wide for his work with adidas Originals, has recently collaborated with the luxury European stroller and baby gear company, CYBEX, to create a colorful, loud and unique collection of baby equipement.
Transforming pizza and other American fast-food classics into whimsical comic characters, Jeremy Scott’s pattern dances upon two strollers, a car seat, a baby carrier, a bag and a foot muff.
The collection is very limited and only sold at a select few European retailers. Visit cybexbyjeremyscott.com to locate your nearest Jeremy Scott x Cybex stockist.
"Into The Clouds" Light Installation by Friendswithyou - Miami based art collective, Friendswithyou, has recently been commissioned by Fox's new animation channel, ADHD, to bring their iconic cloud character to life at the workplace.
Knowing that “Cloudy”, a popular FWY character since 2002, is known for his power to transcend his onlookers to a relaxed and joyous state, the new ADHD team had FWY instal a handful of happy clouds in the entrance and stairwell leading to the offices in order to cast a positive message of happiness, connectivity and calm in the day-to-day.
ADHD is a block of highly stimulating animation airing Saturday nights on FOX starting July 27 at 11PM/10c and all over the internet right now. With a description like that its no wonder that the team needed FWY’s cloudy to help calm their workplace.
Wouldn’t it be great to find “Cloudy” in class rooms?
Andy Prokh Photography - Russian photographer Andy Prokh has spent the last few years documenting a profound and everlasting friendship between his daughter Katherine and the family cat. Although some pics were probably taken “in-the-moment”, many are well-thought-out and conceptualized in order to creatively capture the true depth of their relationship.
As a result, Andy has created a series of clever, comical and timeless photos that represent the true essence of love and language between kids and their pets. They are fantastic.
Take a few minutes and check out more of Andy’s pics via photodom.com
Bugaboo x Andy Warhol Collections - In May 2013, Bugaboo will introduce their first two collections from their multi-year creative collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Art.
Bugaboo’s Warhol-inspired “Cars Collection” and “Flowers Collection” will feature some of Andy’s most recognizable imagery on a handful of high-end strollers accessories.
With these new promised collections, and after receiving an incredible amount of hype over their last few collabos - for example their Missoni collection - Bugaboo has definitely established themselves as a top notch player in the baby mobility design world and is surely, if not already, one of the most coveted. If you haven’t considered a Bugaboo as of yet, be sure to look into it. They just know.
Visit bugaboo.com to locate your nearest Bugaboo x Warhol stockist.
Calvin and Hobbs Nursery - This amazing Calvin and Hobbs nursery has been floating around the internet over the last few days and it has everyone we know writhing in envy. Seriously this is sooooooo cool!
Turns out the nursery was made for a young Finn by his loving and very talented aunt. According to pellari, a Redditor, the mural was created by slightly modifying an original C&H picture and then painted free-handedly by Aunty with the help of the grid-method.
The tree house was created by using a second hand bunk bed, which already included a sweet slide, and then adding wooden planks and wood laminate bits to make it look outdoorsy.
In any case, what a wonderfully achieved project!
Babar The Elephant x Soulland Capsule Collection - Although we generally only cover kidswear, we thought that this up-and-coming collection from Scandinavian menswear brand, Soulland, is one that shouldn’t be missed by parents and their young reading/picture-admiring enthusiasts.
Soulland has become the first menswear brand to license the original 1931 Babar artwork by Jean de Brunhoff. The new “Babar Meets Soulland” collection offers button-down oxford shirts, t-shirts, a sweatshirt and shorts featuring illustrations from the timeless children’s book “Histoire de Babar”.
The collection will launch at Colette in early April 2013 and will become available at Opening Ceremony, Goodhood, Hunting & Collecting, SOTO and Voo around mid-April.
Via our buds at Selectism.com
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Illustrated by Michael Sieben - Reputable Texan contemporary artist and designer, Michael Sieben was recently commissioned by Harper Collins to illustrate L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
With all the hype about the new blockbuster film, Oz the Great and Powerful (out in theaters in two weeks), Harper Design could not have picked a better time to revive the outdated look of the famous story. It would have certainly been a shame if the story’s main characters were forever linked to the glamorous faces of Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz instead of the now amazing new characters developed by Michael Sieben.
With over sixty un-traditional, full-color illustrations included throughout the book, the dazzling journey along the yellow brick has become an exhilaration stroll through a contemporary art gallery. The beautifully reimagined takes on Dorothy, Toto and all their interesting friends and enemies will surely have you and your kids giddy with excitement.
Visit msieben.com to get your copy.
Eames House and Studio Blocks by House Industries - House Industries has recreated the Eames House and Studio, a mid-20th century modern architectural landmark found in California, out of 36 sustainable Michigan basswood blocks. The blocks feature a variety of visually stimulating patterns, beautiful lettering and walls from the Eames House and Studio. Teach your kids a bit about art and design while they enjoy building up this lil piece of history themselves.
FYI, these blocks look pretty dope displayed on your modern, living-room coffee table. ;)
Available at houseind.com
ToddleWood “Mini Red-Carpet” Pics by Tricia Messeroux - For her newest photography concept, photographer Tricia Messeroux has recreated Red Carpet celebrity pics from the Golden Globe awards with the help of some “diva-esque” kids. ToddleWood, a play on Hollywood, features pics of decked out kids playing acting as Hally Berry, Anne Hathaway, George Clooney, Taylor Swift and more celebs from last weekends award show. The pics are very well done!
See more from the ToddleWood collection at tricia.bigeyephotography.com
Let’s Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars - Sometimes it takes a lil inspiration to excite your kids/teens into the idea of getting in touch with their creative brain and making art. Marion Deuchars’ “Let’s Make Some Great Art” is the exact inspiration that we think your kids might need. The activities in this interactive book were made to encourage creativity, art and design, by helping to discover what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for the artist and what it has meant for the great artists of the ages.
Marion Deuchars is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. Her illustration and lettering is much loved and highly influential in the design industry. Her work includes covers for Penguin Books, commissions from The Guardian, New York Magazine and Jamie Oliver, as well as advertising campaigns for Volkswagen, Ford and Formula. Her light heartened and fun approach to ART makes “Let’s Make Some Great Art” a great tool in learning for the whole family.
Available at letsmakesomegreatart.com
Uanyi Pixel Art Backpack - Here is a great last minute holiday gift for the lil creatives in your home. The Uanyi Pixel Art black canvas backpack let’s you or your kids create new oeuvre d’arts everyday with silicon LEGO-like pieces. The pieces adhere to a flexible yellow base on the back of the bag. When your kids get bored of their knapsack, just simply pop off the pieces to create a new 8-bit design.
This bag might make going back to school after the holidays a lil less painful. Check it out at thinkgeek.com
FriendsWithYou “I Am Malfi” and “I Am Malfi II” Limited Edition Prints - FriendsWithYou has released a new limited edition print series featuring our absolute favourite FWY character “Malfi”. Both the sad face and smiling Malfi prints are limited to 150 copies and are being sold exclusively at PosterChildPrints.
Each 24” by 36” print is embossed with the PCP seal, signed and numbered by the artists, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a super special Malfi Club sticker. The prints are standard frame size, 2-color silk screen printed on 100% archival cotton paper.
According to FWY, these beautiful portraits of the great and powerful wizarding Malfi will bring magic, luck, peace, prosperity, happiness and friendship to your home. What a great combo!
BAPE KIDS Store Opens in Hong Kong - A Bathing Ape has recently opened it’s first BAPE KIDS store in Hong Kong. Designed by Tokyo based design firm WONDERWALL, this well stocked 800 sq/ft shop is bright, colourful, cute, simple and a perfect piece of art. Just like the other BAPE KIDS spaces, there is a banana pool full of colourful plastic bananas in the center of the store. This has become a trademark to the BAPE KIDS retail spaces and we are happy to see that Hong Kong has also adopted the custom.
If you live or are visiting HK with the kids, be sure to check out the great selection of new kidswear, toys and accessories at the new shop.
1 Canton Road | Map
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong
Paper Karakuri Models by Keisuke Saka - Keisuke Saka is one of Japan’s most honored paper engineers. His mindful, yet slightly sarcastic designs combine the magic of physics and the beauty of art in a lovely moving sculpture. His karakuri, which are mechanized puppets originating from the 18th and 19th centuries in Japan, are not necessarily easy to assemble but they make for a perfect afternoon project for you and your kids. These specific models are available via aplusrstore.com. For more check zuko.to