CARtools by Floris Hovers

Following up on his ArcheToys for Magis (I wish I could collect them all!), Floris Hovers has a set of wooden vehicle blocks that are as wonderful to create and play with as they will be to see in a museum one day.

Made from solid beech, CARtools from Magis, are part blocks, part puzzle and completely a work of art.

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Just add these to my wish list. Yes, I said MY wishlist. My boys have plenty of toys of their own to play with.

Nobodinoz Toys and Decor Now Available Stateside!

We’ve been admiring Nobodinoz from afar for a long time, but their lovely collections are starting to trickle into US retailers.

At Norman & Jules, you can currently order the Wooden Bowling Set,

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Carrito Mapachito (raccoon trolley),

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and a couple of their full sized play tents.

Nobodinoz play tents

I love the color palette Nobodinoz uses. It’s fresh and modern (of course), a little bit tropical, and all goes together perfectly. I’m starting to think I should use their colors as the scheme in my new house! I can’t wait to see what else becomes available. Most of all I’m hoping to see the furniture! Who’s with me?!

Invisible Creature Modern Barn Blocks

One of my favorite creative toy brands is Invisible Creature. They have done collaborations with Odd Galaxy, Uncle Goose (Stack and Scare Blocks), Super 7’s Wormwood, and now (thankfully!) again with Uncle Goose with their addition of the Barn Blocks.

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The Invisible Creature Barn Studio blocks create a replica of a barn 30 miles east of Seattle. The barn was originally built for horses in 1964, but was remodeled for use as an artist studio last year. The blocks were made by Uncle Goose, and depict all kinds of creative and fun prints on each side. Can you spot the Eames rocker?

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I love the whimsical pictures on each side and the concept of using the blocks to build one specific building (among many creative free-play uses). My toddler son would have a blast using these blocks, and I have to admit that I would love them just as much as him. These are going on my next wish list for upcoming holidays.

Ferm Living Spring/Summer 2015

I’m looking forward to these great new pieces from Ferm Living for spring. Royal blue and Rose are the highlighted colors for the season, and while it’s the pink for girls and blue for boys type of thing, when Ferm Living puts their spin on it, you don’t even notice.

Ferm Living Kids SS 2015

There are new cushions, blankets, and three sets of house blocks.

Ferm Living Kids SS 2015

My favorites are Little Mr. Teddy and Little Ms. Rabbit.

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The block sets are Blue, Grey and Rose, but really, don’t you just need all three?

Ferm Living New House Blocks

You’ll be able to find these new kids pieces as well as the rest of the SS2015 collection in the US & Canada from Clever Spaces.

Kickstarter Project: SumBlox

Here’s another Kickstarter you really want to get in on. These amazing number blocks go well beyond stacking and knocking down– although you can start there!

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Make learning math into play and exploration with SumBlox. The number value is represented by it’s height and helps reinforce value concepts.

 

Sum Blocks adding

These don’t just work for addition… you can even explore multiplication and fraction concepts. I could use these right now for my 3rd graders’ factors!

Pledge $65 for a set of 43 blocks and activity card. Retail price for this set is $90 (add $16 shipping).
Pledge $150 for a classroom set of 100 blocks plus 3 teaching manuals. Retail price is $200 (add $28 shipping).

via Cool Mom Picks

Tegu FUTURE

Sometime you find new products in real-life, as in before you see them on a blog or website.  Today at Target was one of those days.

Tegu at Target

Has anyone else spotted the Tegu FUTURE sets?  They had the Magbot and Robo at my Target, but there is also a little Circuit Racer set as well as a large Magnetron Solar Station. $18-$90

Tegu FUTURE sets

Tegu Magbot Magnetic Wooden Block Set– $25
Tegu Robo Magnetic Wooden Block Set– $18
Tegu Circuit Racer Magnetic Wooden Block Set– $35
Tegu Magnetron Magnetic Wooden Block Set– $90

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