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My second day at ABC Kids Expo, I was out for fun and looking for toys. I’m always searching for the best modern vehicles, blocks, stuffies, rattles, rings, teethers, dollhouses, riding toys and rocking toys for my modern toy guide.
I’m a big fan of Plan Toys. My boys would have loved these new toys like the Leaf Magnifier, Caterpillar Telescope, Snail Measuring Tape and Tool Belt. The scale and cash register expand the extensive wooden play food collection.
I finally got to see the Uptown Espresso Kitchen in person while visiting with Kidkraft. Yup, still want one.
And KidKraft’s So Chic Dollhouse is a nice modern styled dollhouse if you want something really huge. Yes, I’m going to put in a little holiday shopping reminder here in October.
Sevi is coming out with a nice new dollhouse. The figures are pretty small so this is for the older kids, but would be cute on display until they can play with the pieces.
And probably my favorite new dollhouse find was the All Season House from educo. Great colors, small footprint to play area ratio and the green roof flips over to a white side for “winter”.
We’ve been talking about cardboard playhouses lately, but I haven’t seen anything like this awesome kitchen and car from Green Town Toys. Their castle is really nice as well and the cardboard chairs are adorable.
The topozoo display caught my eye as I went by. I saw them more as great decor because of their size, but these mix and match puzzle toys are fun, clever, eco-friendly and not that expensive. The sets of 3 animals (safari, monsters or dinosaurs) are just $30. The new owl has felt pieces and would look great on a shelf.
The last thing I want to share is the Skwish Mobile from Manhattan Toy. It’s a nice wooden mobile that looks great from baby’s perspective below as well as in the room.
Are any of my toy finds going on your holiday lists?
While we’re still waiting on Brinca Dada’s Bennett House, they’re going to distract us with the Dylan House. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with five rooms on three levels (living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and rooftop patio), the 3/4″ scale house will retail for $149 (furniture sold separately) and starts shipping July 15th!
**From now until 9PM on July 11th, the Dylan House is being offered on Gilt for $149 INCLUDING the furniture. If you’re going to get one of these, this is the time. You can use my invite link if you’re not already signed up at Gilt.**
The Brinca Dada Emerson dollhouse first went on sale back in August and now, just in time for the holidays, you can furnish that little beauty. For $219 you get the Classic Contemporary set of furniture for 7 rooms (living, dining, kitchen, office, bath, master bedroom and child’s bedroom). It’s the most beautiful set of dollhouse furnishings EVER so drool away…
While Brinca Dada remains in the dream realm for most of us, there are a couple of giveaways going on right now where you have a chance to win one.
If you one of the lucky few who can purchase Brinca Dada’s creations, the Emerson House and furnishings are available at our affiliate Fawn & Forest.
new addition nurseries: crib bedding dollhouse nursery decor safari
I was excited when Q Collection Jr. came out with its new Animali Crib Sets (now listed on buymodernbedding!). They’re lovely, and I wanted to try my hand at using this pattern in a nursery design. I just love how it turned out! It’s a really chic and sophisticated modern version of a Safari themed nursery.
1- Animali Crib Set in Cardamom from Q Collection Junior- $395
4- Cardboard Rhino Trophy Head- $30
5- Tube Top Colors Table Lamp by Pablo- $110
6- Bureau with 3 drawers from furniturea- $1595
7- Window Seat from furniturea- $1265
8- Birth Poster from ameliaKDESIGNS on etsy- $25
10- Safari Rug from West Elm- 8’x10′- $500
I’ve been waiting to post this one until the Emerson House was actually available for purchase and now the wait is over! You can now score one of these beauties from Brinca Dada (if you’ve got $300 to spare) but it might be well worth it; check out this list of amenities:
-sliding glass doors
-recessed LED lights
-non-toxic and lead-free stains and paints
Heck, I’d love to move right in!
I have added the Emerson House to my list of dollhouses on buymoderntoys so you can see it there along with the other modern dollhouses I have discovered for you to choose from.
Our Children’s Gorilla has a handful of products but they are all amazingly stylish. Their A-frame modern doll house is no exception and I’ve added it to the dollhouse guide on buymoderntoys. Its simple design is ready to be filled with imagination.
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What is more classic and familiar than the book “Goodnight Moon”?
It was my inspiration for this super colorful modern nursery. First I searched to find if there was anything out there similar to what I was setting out to do. I didn’t find any “real” rooms based on this theme. but apparently there is a children’s museum (in California?) that has a version of the room to play in. It looks like soo much fun…
For my modern nursery version of the room, paint the walls green (or not), get some green and yellow striped curtains and if you’re really brave, paint the trim red. I was excited to find that using this rainbow color palette actually resulted in a fresh looking room.
1- Color Zoo- Mica the Monkey and Grady the Giraffe- $20 each
2- Ladrillo Bookshelves by Magis Me Too- about $1850 as shown (I know.. woah!.. but look how cool!)
3- 10 Grain Play Pad- $200
5- Colonial Mills Brook Farm | Tea Stained Area Rug 8′ x 11′ Oval
and spray painted Craigslist find or something in your parents’ attic
7- Alex Crib from ducduc- $1300
9- Austin Dresser from ducduc- $1500
10- Julian Child’s Chair by Magis Me Too- $132
When I was in Middle School, I went to the house of a friend who had a dollhouse in her room that was a miniature (though huge) version of the house in which she lived (which was also huge). I was not allowed to touch her prized possession and thought it was really lame that we couldn’t play with it.
Fortunately nowadays there are many dollhouse options that are ready to play with. Some of these new houses even include fun and fancy features like built in lighting.
I discovered Hape’s newest creation, the Bamboo sunshine dollhouse and immediately added it to buymoderntoys. Then I couldn’t help think that it looks like a cross between the Green Dollhouse and the Contemporary Dollhouse from Plan Toys.
I am not here to judge. I would be happy with any of them. We happen to have the Plan Toys Contemporary Doll House but these newfangled “eco” or “green” dollhouses are really cool ideas and add a new educational dimension to the type of play done in these houses.
Hape’s Bamboo Sunshine Dollhouse is made with 95% sustainable bamboo, has fully operational solar panels, and the panels charge batteries that power LED lights in the house. The house retails for $500.
You can pick it up through my Amazon Affliate link for $400. Bamboo Sunshine Eco-Friendly Dollhouse:
The Green Dollhouse from Plan Toys has (non-functioning) solar panels, a wind turbine, a rain barrel and a recycling center. The dollhouse retails for $240 with furniture, plus about another $20 for a Plan Toys family. You can pick it up through my Amazon Affliate link for $183.58. Plan Toys The Green Dollhouse with Furniture:
I had been waiting to add this to buymoderntoys until I could find it available for sale in the US. Thanks to a tweet today from minor_details I discovered it is available at Unica Home (one of my affiliates).
The doll house from Playsam was designed by Eva Schildt and retails for $110.