Monday, 23 August 2010

Customise a child's chair workshop

Come join us for an adult workshop at the Museum of childhood and customise a child's chair. Transform a plain brown plastic robin day chair into something fantastic.  Decoupage inclusions such as old Beano comics, copies of illustrations from vintage lady bird books, maps and botanical illustrations will be suplied but if you have ideas of your own or there are any wrapping paper or fabric prints you love we recommend you bring them along as the finished masterpiece will be going home with you.....

See below link for examples from our previous workshop. The chair provided will be the one with the hole in it
Please note the vintage wallpaper will not be provided this time but feel free to bring your own!

There are limited spaces available and bookings open today 
£7 (includes chair and materials)
Date: Thursday 2nd September 630-830pm
See the V&A museum of childhood  website for more info.

Also dont forget you can win chairs from Molly-Meg here  

Hopefully see you then

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Papier Mache Issue 4

The latest issue of Australian online children's magazine Papier Mache is out now. The next issue will be available in print! Cant wait

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

House blanket by Donna Wilson

Great playhouse blanket by Donna Wilson, perfect for playing housies with. Drape over chairs to create your own little play den

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Modern playhouse

San Francisco-based designers Gitane Royce and Nisreen Witt founded Modern Playhouse,  which makes sustainable and modern playhouses for children. The minimal design provides children with a blank canvas for imaginative play. The houses can be a shops, stage, an art studio, or simply a quiet for them to go. 
Modern Playhouses use sustainable and environmentally friendly production and materials. The modular design enables the house to grow with the child. 
via inhabitots 

Friday, 13 August 2010

Measure me stick

Todays post from lmnop reminded me of this brilliant measure me stick by Studio 1am. Each piece is handmade  in Chicago using bamboo.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Children's Cherner chair

Children’s chair & table (2007) by Benjamin Cherner. Made from durable molded plywood the classroom chair is a great miniature adaptation of the original adult side chair designed by Norman Cherner in 1958. The table has a handy recessed storage bin and seats eight. 
Available in a clear beech or ‘Stella Orange’ finish. Made in USA

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Eames high Chair

Designer Tim Peet and friends transformed an Eames chair into a high chair, in an attempt to "break the status surrounding high design objects." The "Eames Hack High Chair" will be on display at the Yerba Buena Center , San Francisco from July 10 to October 3, 2010. Industrial designer Yves Behar is curating the exhibition, entitled, 'technocraft: hackers, modders, fabbers,tweakers, and design in the age of individuality'.
via a cup of Jo 

Tree table collection; Eco-friendly furniture by April Hannah

Brooklyn-based artist April Hannah has designed a set of children's furniture crafted using sustainable materials. Designed for children from the ages of 5-10 years, her tree-inspired tables and stools are made from FSC-certified wood and feature eco-friendly finishes.
 via chictip 

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Original 1940's vintage birthday cards

Original 1940's vintage birthday cards . These cards were re-discovered completely in tact and never used 60+ years after they were originally printed.  Printed in a range of beautiful colours available from molly-meg 

Monday, 9 August 2010

Nina’s House

A house within a house, a room within a room. Nina’s House, designed by Dave Keune, was created as a separate space for a newborn without having to renovate or move home.

The mini house has a crib/playpen, storage and baby changing table. The chest of drawers open with a soft push of the knee so that both hands can still be free while changing the baby.Cut-out windows enable parents to keep a close eye and the roof opens with folding slats connected flexibly by bright yellow ropes.

The house adapts as the baby grows older. Underneath, the house rests on two wheels allowing tit to be moved easily. It is easily disassembled back into a flatpack for easy transport or storage.

via chictip 

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Secret Arcade

You can now visit molly-meg and a selection of independent retailers at the secret arcade a new concept in online shopping.  

Friday, 6 August 2010

Animal Chairs by Elad Ozeri

A fun selection of animal chairs by Israeli designer Elad Ozeri 

"My space" folding playhouse by Liya Mairson

'my space' by Liya Mairson

'my space' is a cardboard folding playhouse for children aged 3-6 years. This clever design is by recent graduate Liya Mairson of Shenkar insitute of engineering. It was developed specifically for small apartments which do not have a play room. when closed it uses minimal space and can be stored behind a door or under a single bed. 
Via designboom 


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Design your dream seat; Win prizes from Molly-Meg, Closing date September 10th

Design your dream seat for the chance to win prizes from Click here for more information. Visit the Sit down exhibition at the V&A museum of childhood for inspiration. 

The competition is open to three age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-11. One winner selected from each age group will receive a pair of vintage Ercol chairs painted in a colour of their choice, as well as a goody bag from molly-meg. One runner-up selected from each age group will receive a Molly-Meg goody bag.

All entries must be submitted to the V&A museum of childhood by Friday 10th September.