Entries Tagged as 'wooden toy puzzles'

"colourful wooden stacking blocks""colourful wooden toy blocks""colourful wooden animal puzzle"I am very much a minimalist at heart and adore simple wooden toys that are left in their natural state or painted in just white or black.  The simpler they are and the less color they have, the better they look to me.  But once in a while there comes along a toy literally bursting with colour and I can’t resist.  This is one of those times.  These Raitti wooden toys have been created by designer Aino-Maija Metsola for Marimekko.  In true Marimekko style, there is bright colour everywhere and the graphics are are no less bold. My favourite is the animal adorned stacking blocks but the whole range is incredibly striking, don’t you think?

P.S. Have you entered my giveaway yet? You could win some beautiful French clothes of your choice.

More from Maine…

September 25, 2013

"childrens shop Portland Maine"I love discovering little shops tucked away in far corners of the big wide world that we live in.  Before the internet you could only make these discoveries by traveling but now I keep finding little gems that make me want to go visit those places.  I have a growing list of small, independent shops from across the globe that I hope to visit one day and the latest addition to this list is More & Co in Portland, Maine.  I love their small but playful and fun selection of goodies many of which are their own creations.  Those colourful shapes t-shirts are so cute and the wooden toys on offer are playful and beautiful.  I also love that simple starry domino set.  If I ever go to Maine, I know I’d love to stop by More & Co and meet the people behind this creative little shop.

"imaginative wooden toys"It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of wooden toys.  And when they’re as beautiful as these one’s by Kedublock then it’s impossible not to fall in love with them.  Besides their good looks, these toys encourage thinking and imagination.  That catfish is just great.  It comes in pieces and you can build a cat, a fish or a catfish.  And those construction sticks are deliberately simple (and pretty) so that everything is left up to the child’s imagination.  These wooden toys are handcrafted too and made of natural materials.  Beautiful toys, imaginative toys and handmade too… what’s not to love?

Have a lovely, sunny weekend!

"wooden toy animals and puzzles"For the past few days we’ve had some house guests from Melbourne.  They’re old friends of ours who have a 3.5 year old son.  My daughter, being an only child, has been in play heaven.  She’s absolutely loving having a ready made playmate and for me it’s been fun observing this playful duo who didn’t really know each other but have ended up becoming the best of friends.  While they sometimes make up their own cute little games, they have also been playing creatively and imaginatively with my daughters toys.  Toys that she hasn’t looked at in the past 6 months and I was beginning to wonder why I bought them in the first place.  But I’m very happy that in the last week the toys have got a much needed workout.

As a result of all this play going on in our home, I’ve got toys on the mind.  This morning while surfing facebook I came across Susha Toys from Russia and I loved them.  Creative, imaginative and attractive, these wooden toys look like bags of fun too.  They’re made and designed by a couple who wanted something special for their first born so they decided to make their own toys.  The range includes toys that encourage a child to think, to create and of course to have fun.  They offer toys for babies and well as toddlers and slightly older kids too.  I love many of the toys but my favourite is that simple set of wooden animals with their detachable ears and noses.  So cute and so gorgeous!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Theme by Blogmilk   Coded by Brandi Bernoskie