As a parent and a designer, one of the things I love most is how lately there has been such a great drive toward reclaiming a modern, well-designed life, even after you’ve had kids. You no longer have to make that descent into a brightly-coloured, jingly jangly, plastic world. It started with nursery and room design- from floor to ceiling, you can now choose from well made and thoughtfully curated goods. Neutrals, charcoal grey, and vivid colours like navy blue have replaced standard pastels, graphic patterns and prints are the order of the day, and texture is everywhere.
Toys are no different. The best part is these are often handmade by independently run small businesses, from sustainable materials, non-toxic paints & finishes, and with a special focus on style and design. Wood and metal details are perfectly at home with leather accents, tactile fabrics and colours that are inspiring, not jarring. These childhood essentials fit in perfectly with your own aesthetic, no matter if you lean towards mid century modern, traditional design, or Scandinavian minimalism.
Here are 6 must-have toys to bring home for your little hipster tot and their well-designed life.
Until next time,