kids http://design.org/tags/kids en The Little Red Racing Car: An Evolving Children's Book by Dwight Knowlton http://design.org/blog/little-red-racing-car-evolving-maserati-300s-childrens-book-dwight-knowlton <p>By day, Phoenix-based Dwight Knowlton is the Visual Director at Bulbstorm, but during his off-time, he focuses on family and his new labor of love, The Litte Red Racing Car. His children's book is an ever-evolving, illustrated project created with an openness to social feedback and ultimately social funding for production. </p> <p>Dwight agreed to speak with me about the creative project and answer some questions on his goals, aesthetic and the leverage of social media during the design and <a href="http://design.org/illustration" target="illustration">illustration</a> process.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="802" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_12.jpg?1349218107" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="850" height="343" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/03/little-red-racing-car_25.png?1349284413" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="500" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_02.jpg?1349218297" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="404" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_17.jpg?1349218299" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="556" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_03.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="1024" height="683" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_23.jpg?1349233861" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_04.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_19.jpg?1349218324" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="800" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_06.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="366" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_05.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="1367" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_20.jpg?1349218324" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_22.jpg?1349218620" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="248" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_08.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="800" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_09.jpg?1349218298" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="800" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_10.jpg?1349218299" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="690" title="Design, book, littleredracingcar" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_11.jpg?1349218299" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="590" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/10/02/little-red-racing-car_21.jpg?1349219267" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/little-red-racing-car-evolving-maserati-300s-childrens-book-dwight-knowlton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/little-red-racing-car-evolving-maserati-300s-childrens-book-dwight-knowlton#comments books car design illustration italy kids personal phoenix Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:16:48 +0000 stevetansley 4328 at http://design.org The Silhouette Project by Brent Holloman http://design.org/blog/silhouette-project-brent-holloman <p>With the arrival of his first child and daughter, designer / illustrator / photographer <a href="http://brentholloman.com/" target="Brent Holloman">Brent Holloman</a> couldn't stop hearing the words "They grow up so fast," and while he couldn't stall that process, he could document in a beautiful and creative way. Thus, The Silhouette Project was born—Brent crafts and designs illustrative profile silhouettes of him and his wife's baby girl, Genevieve—Vie, cataloging the stages of her growth and, sometimes, connected feelings, thoughts and experiences. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_08.jpg?1344585388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="371" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_04.jpg?1344585633" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_03.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_06.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_04.gif?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_02.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_05.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_09.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_10.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_11.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_12.jpg?1344585685" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_13.jpg?1344585685" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_14.jpg?1344585699" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="344" title="Design, vie, silhouette" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/08/10/vie_silhouette_07.jpg?1344585634" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/silhouette-project-brent-holloman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/silhouette-project-brent-holloman#comments design graphic illustration kids personal series Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:08:25 +0000 jessicapatterson 4292 at http://design.org Elips Design's Modern and Kid-Friendly Home http://design.org/blog/elips-designs-modern-and-kid-friendly-home <p>Often what we envision as a modern home includes cold, hard lines, minimal spaces and sparse decor—not a place a family would seemingly thrive. But this home design from London-based architecture agency <a href="http://www.elipsdesign.com/" target="Elips Design">Elips Design</a> balances modern lines and playful function for the family of inhabitants. This modern home is bright, open and entirely kid friendly. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_01.jpg?1337407503" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_02.jpg?1337407800" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_03.jpg?1337407801" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_04.jpg?1337407801" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_07.jpg?1337407801" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_10.jpg?1337407801" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_05.jpg?1337407801" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_06.jpg?1337407801" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_11.jpg?1337407801" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_09.jpg?1337407802" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_12.jpg?1337407802" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_13.jpg?1337407802" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_14.jpg?1337407802" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_08.jpg?1337407802" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_15.jpg?1337407802" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_16.jpg?1337407802" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_17.jpg?1337407834" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_18.jpg?1337407835" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="272" title="Design, Elips, modernkids" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/18/elips_home_20.jpg?1337407846" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/elips-designs-modern-and-kid-friendly-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/elips-designs-modern-and-kid-friendly-home#comments architecture design kids london modern Sat, 19 May 2012 17:08:38 +0000 wardandrews 4235 at http://design.org A Zeal of Zebras and Other Creature Group Illustrations by Woop http://design.org/blog/zeal-zebras-and-other-creature-group-illustrations-woop <p>A shiver of sharks. A galaxy of starfish. A kaleidoscope of butterflies... These might sound like the fanciful whimsies of a small child, but they are in fact the proper collective nouns one would assign these groups of animals. The folks at London-based <a href="http://www.woopstudios.com/" target="Woop Studios">Woop Studios</a> have perfected the art of illustrating such quirky expressions, incorporating text and design in these fun and educational limited edition prints. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="876" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_01.jpg?1319735486" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_02.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_03.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_04.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_05.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_06.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_10.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_11.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_12.jpg?1319735683" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_13.jpg?1319735683" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_15.jpg?1319735683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/zeal-zebras-and-other-creature-group-illustrations-woop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/zeal-zebras-and-other-creature-group-illustrations-woop#comments animal books design illustration kids london Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:38:35 +0000 lindseyburrows 3701 at http://design.org Paper Town: A Recycled, Graphic, Pop-Up Town http://design.org/blog/paper-town-recycled-graphic-pop-town <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/29/paper_town_6.jpg" alt="Design, papertown, toy" title="Design, papertown, toy" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="405" title="Design, papertown, toy" alt="Design, papertown, toy" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/29/paper_town_6.jpg?1301422475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/paper-town-recycled-graphic-pop-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/paper-town-recycled-graphic-pop-town#comments design graphic industrial kids sustainability toy Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:24:39 +0000 jessicapatterson 2752 at http://design.org Imagination: The Original Interactive? Chronicle's Action-Oriented Book Design for Kids http://design.org/blog/imagination-original-interactive-chronicles-action-oriented-book-design-kids <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/28/presshere_1.jpg" alt="Design, presshere, chronicle" title="Design, presshere, chronicle" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="313" title="Design, presshere, chronicle" alt="Design, presshere, chronicle" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/28/presshere_1.jpg?1301379446" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/imagination-original-interactive-chronicles-action-oriented-book-design-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/imagination-original-interactive-chronicles-action-oriented-book-design-kids#comments books design graphic interactive kids Tue, 29 Mar 2011 06:21:26 +0000 jessicapatterson 2750 at http://design.org The World Control Panel by Steve Lodefink http://design.org/blog/world-control-panel-steve-lodefink <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/24/Lodefink_panel_1.jpg" alt="Design, Lodefink, panel" title="Design, Lodefink, panel" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.finkbuilt.com/blog/" target="Steve Lodefink">Steve Lodefink</a>, a UI designer for the Walt Disney Internet Group in Seattle, enjoys tinkering. His latest project, The World Control Panel, was designed at the request of his son, Harlan. The old-school UI panel illuminates different areas of the world map depending on the switch flicked. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="413" title="Design, Lodefink, panel" alt="Design, Lodefink, panel" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/24/Lodefink_panel_1.jpg?1300995092" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/world-control-panel-steve-lodefink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/world-control-panel-steve-lodefink#comments design industrial kids seattle Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:23:54 +0000 wardandrews 2741 at http://design.org Build your Own Eames House: House Industries Model http://design.org/blog/build-your-own-eames-house-house-industries-model <p><a href="http://eames.houseind.com/" target="House Industries">House Industries</a>, a talented type foundry, created this Eames Case Study No. 8 block set that doubles as alphabet blocks showing off their Eames Century Modern type collection.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/10/eames_house_3.jpg" alt="Design, eames, blocks" title="Design, eames, blocks" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="389" title="Design, eames, blocks" alt="Design, eames, blocks" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/10/eames_house_3.jpg?1299801883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/build-your-own-eames-house-house-industries-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/build-your-own-eames-house-house-industries-model#comments design industrial kids Mid-Century modern toy typography Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:44:44 +0000 jessicapatterson 2707 at http://design.org Plama Marble Run: A Classic Toy gets a Facelift http://design.org/blog/plama-marble-run-classic-toy-gets-facelift <p>The Plama Marble Run 2D, designed by the Swiss design studio <a href="http://www.bernhard-burkard.com/" target="BERNHARD | BURKARD">BERNHARD | BURKARD</a>, adds clean design to a classic toy. I had one of these sets when I was little, and the metal shapes and colors are definitely 10 steps up from mine.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/04/plama_3.jpg" alt="Design, Plama, toy" title="Design, Plama, toy" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="426" title="Design, Plama, toy" alt="Design, Plama, toy" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/04/plama_3.jpg?1299274073" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/plama-marble-run-classic-toy-gets-facelift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/plama-marble-run-classic-toy-gets-facelift#comments design industrial kids toy video Fri, 04 Mar 2011 21:34:26 +0000 jessicapatterson 2688 at http://design.org Animodul Kids from Atipo http://design.org/blog/animodul-kids-atipo <p><a href="http://www.atipo.es/" target="Atipo">Atipo</a>, a multidisciplinary studio in Spain, created the identity and designs for animodul. I loved seeing all of the animals unfold from the very limited palette of shapes that also form the identity.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/02/24/animodul_4.jpg" alt="Design, animodul, atipo" title="Design, animodul, atipo" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="351" title="Design, animodul, atipo" alt="Design, animodul, atipo" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/02/24/animodul_4.jpg?1298581642" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/animodul-kids-atipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/animodul-kids-atipo#comments brand design graphic illustration kids Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:11:22 +0000 jessicapatterson 2666 at http://design.org Teach Kids Color Through Art: The Met Color Books http://design.org/blog/teach-kids-color-through-art-met-color-books <p><a href="http://store.metmuseum.org/met-publications/colors-board-books-set/invt/80007270/">The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store</a> sells these cute little color books filled with paintings and art from their collection. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/01/14/color_books_1.jpg" alt="Design, metropolitan museum of art, color books, animal, art" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="500" alt="Design, metropolitan museum of art, color books, animal, art" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/01/14/animals_book_1.jpg?1294989489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/teach-kids-color-through-art-met-color-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/teach-kids-color-through-art-met-color-books#comments books color kids Fri, 14 Jan 2011 07:27:47 +0000 jessicapatterson 2569 at http://design.org Little Piggy: Design for Good http://design.org/blog/little-piggy-design-good <p><a href="http://www.materious.com">Materious</a>, a design duo from Chicago, created these modern piggy banks as a learning tool for children. The nestled <a href="http://design.org/graphic-design">design</a> allows the two pigs to sit together or separately. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/01/05/piggy_2.JPG" alt="Design, piggy, bank, charity, materious" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="625" height="212" alt="Design, piggy, bank, charity, materious" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/01/05/piggy_bank.png?1294279953" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/little-piggy-design-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/little-piggy-design-good#comments charity chicago design kids Wed, 05 Jan 2011 23:35:59 +0000 jessicapatterson 2542 at http://design.org Vintage Vespa = Awesome New Rocking Horse Design http://design.org/blog/vintage-vespa-awesome-new-rocking-horse-design <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/30/Vespa-Rocking-Horse.jpg" alt="Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintage" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" />This awesome and amazingly crafted scooter was created for grandson, Diego, from Grandfather. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/30/Vespa-Rocking-Horse.jpg" alt="Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintage" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="580" height="433" alt="Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintage" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/12/30/Vespa-Rocking-Horse.jpg?1293734575" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/vintage-vespa-awesome-new-rocking-horse-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/vintage-vespa-awesome-new-rocking-horse-design#comments design kids toy vintage Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:16:25 +0000 jessicapatterson 2523 at http://design.org Toy Guardian: Concept Design and IDEA Award Winner http://design.org/blog/toy-guardian-concept-design-and-idea-award-winner <p>Meet the Toy Guardian: the mobile toy box meets riding toy meets fantastical creature.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" alt="Design, industrial, toy, kid, toy guardian" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/11/23/toy_guardiandetail_1.jpg?1290572784" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/toy-guardian-concept-design-and-idea-award-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/toy-guardian-concept-design-and-idea-award-winner#comments design kids toy Wed, 24 Nov 2010 04:41:17 +0000 jessicapatterson 2422 at http://design.org