How fun and inviting does ‘The Clover House’ kindergarten in the small town of Okazaki, Japan look. It’s the first project in Japan by Beijing based studio MAD architects. The former building was becoming too small for the needs of it’s young users so a remodel was required. The building was formerly a two story residence looking out on to paddy fields and mountains beyond. The design brief was to create a modern educational institution where the little ones would feel as comfortable as if it were home, allowing them to learn and grow in an enriching environment.
On Monday the 9th of January kid’s wear magazine will launch a new magazine dedicated to the world of design for children, lifestyle, toys and accessories. We do our very best to squeeze a little more information and a sneak preview from the editors Petra Barkhof & Ann-Katrin Weiner.
Ever make mud pies when you were growing up? These days, kids are as likely to be getting their hands dirty in the vegetable garden. Which could be a professional asset for them in the future! Urban farmers will be sought after, as futurists explain in this interesting article. Architects, like Sine Lindholm who created this Growing Sphere, are also considering the implications of a boom in Urban Agriculture.
This new development by Steven Holl Architects looks like a doll house. Kids will love it at first sight. Located in Rhinebeck (Upstate New York, near Woodstock), it sits in the middle of the green. But it has more than this…
We have all fallen for the crib, bed, dresser and play table designed by Oeuf. In perfect synchronicity, the Brooklyn based brand just introduced a desk – perfect timing as the children have grown and need some stylish option for their homework.
Gift is a lamp by Leanter, inspired by nature. Made out of wood and aluminum, it is available in 7 different tones.
Based in Paris, Jippi promotes Norwegian design from the past and the present, by using natural and exclusive materials. Their sheepskins, reindeer skins, vases, small pieces of furniture are all highly desirable, and their latest collection of plaids Roros Tweed, in collaborations with Inga Sempé, Kristine Five Melvær and studio Anderssen & Voll, is really exquisite.