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February 27, 2013


FabCafe – a shop in Shibuya that serves up lattes and laser cutters – opened last year in March. For a special Valentine’s Day event, the café offered a workshop in which participants, at the end, would go home with a chocolate replica of their own face. Throughout the duration of the2-day workshop participants worked with a 3D scanner and printer to create a 3D model of their face, and then a silicone mold in which they poured in chocolate. But guys – don’t feel left out. Next month is White Day and FabCafe is planning a similar event just for the dudes.  via spoon-tamago.com


February 23, 2013


South Korea’s Boon Jr. shop is modeled after a children’s school with a fashionable twist. The clothing store for kids is a division of the Boon The Shop brand, which includes Mr.Boon (featured on frameweb earlier this week) and Boon Jr. for a younger audience. ‘Kids are in the process of growing up and I wanted to create a space which communicates that they have such huge possibilities for the future,’ says Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall Inc. He says the concept is ‘new school,’ which, as opposed to ‘old school,’ is a refined outlook as opposed to out-of-date frigidity. ‘Apart from the blackboard walls, the monotone design with tin ceiling has no other visual association to a school,’ Katayama says. ‘It’s catered to a new generation of parents with attention...


February 23, 2013


One swallow may not make a summer, but how about twelve? After their stunning Merry-go-round Clock that we featured back in 2010, Haoshi Design Studio’s latest creation The Swallow Clock takes decorative timepieces to new flying heights. Haoshi Design Studio was established in 2009 by two Taiwan-based designers who fervently believe that life is full of joyful and interesting things. Their intention was to spread their optimistic attitude towards life (in fact, their name actually means ”Good things” in Chinese) and express it through their design concepts by adding a dash of purity and peace in their creations, and by extension, into our lives. In building on this premise, the idea for The Swallow Clock was born. The clock itself is a sculptural piece where a flock of twelve delicate...


February 22, 2013


5 cutest kids looks from Instagram for today. Remember, to get your kid featured at our blog just put hashtag #kinderstrucked at Instagram post. We will find you and pick the best ones! instagram @ koshkinalena instagram @ natasha_shoykhet instagram @ danielleemilie instagram @ erobyn instagram @ ira_ptashka


February 15, 2013


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February 15, 2013


Architect Ana Garcia Sala of Foursquare Arquitectos, with M2 distribución, worked in conjunction with ceramic tile specialists at Natucer to create colorful skins for the innovation centre for children. On a recent trip to Valencia, Spain, designboom was given a guided tour of the experimental education complex, a program which called for an architectural form that encouraged creativity and social integration in children as well as a building that integrates the sustainable technology. Apart from the inviting rounded shapes, color was an essential part of creating an environment that evokes exploration. Each cylindrical module is clad in an array of colorful ceramic tiles. The glazed porcelain was extruded during carefully timed firing cycles, calculated to yield the correct degree of curvature required for each facade. The building’s facade was presented as...


February 15, 2013


A side project of japan’s noah sound studio, the ‘mokuseiderz‘ are warrior figurines handmade from broken drumsticks. These robot-like toys are the latest product thought up as a way to recycle wast from over-enthusiastic drummers, with pens and keychains also available from the miidori website. via designboom.com


February 14, 2013


Supper Studio was asked to design the packaging for diapers and nappy pants for Eroski. “The challenge waste completely break the image that consumer have on diapers. We strive for distinctive image, to break stereotypes of this classic product. We have introduced a proper color with which creates a new feel for the range. We used elephants, giraffes, ducks, cow and hippos to highlight the more playful side. Each stage correspond to an animal that is also a cutout. The result is a line of communication that is simple, straightforward and fun. The consumer has an easy access to the information they need and easy coding system makes it easy to buy at first glance.” For the nappy pants we knew we had to break completely with the lines of...


February 13, 2013


Inspired by Japan’s age-old art of origami, Satoshi Itasakai has created a chair that he hopes will stimulate a generation of young minds. Owl Chair, which takes it’s name from the way it resembles the nocturnal bird when unfolded, is a child’s chair made from a single sheet of non-toxic, kid-friendly EVA. Assembly doesn’t even require any nails or tools so even the smallest of hands can help. “We believe that for our children to continue imagining the future, something needed to be designed for them. Experiments in which a body with a difficult-to-imagine shape like that of a chair is formed out of a plane body will certainly stimulate the creativity of children,” says Itasaka. Along with his partner Takuto Usami, Itasaka operates under the studio name H220430, which...


February 13, 2013


If your kids like to collect every kind of little toys and figures and other tiny trinkets you might enjoy creating this lovely “i spy” bottle together. It is not only cool but also will keep all the tiny stuff in one place! via armelleblog.com photo by Caroline Armelle Drake