West Elm had a version of these baskets last year which I thought made for nice toy storage anywhere in the home (especially the living room where you might want something mature looking). They're back this year in a variety of sizes and with a woven texture.
I recently bought my son a small cardboard suitcase and he's been gleefully filling it with his treasures and carrying it around the house. This similar set of fruit storage cases is cheerful and can be used for storage, decor or in imaginary play.
Bath toys can multiply like loaves and fishes. Not only do they need to be stored, they need to be drained. This clever holder, with an inner and outer bucket is functional and attractive enough for the family bathroom.
Some long-time readers may recognize the past featured works of Dolores and Chris Salomone. Their DIY George Nelson style platform bench using LEGO and Upcycled Floppy Disk Desk grace our archives. They're back, this time focusing their creative efforts upon improving the storage and presentation of gaming consoles in living rooms in a manner Don Draper and Charles Eames would have likely approved...
Admit it - there are some toys that you love just as much, and probably more than the kids. For me, it's play food. Good quality play food with all of its details sends me over the moon, and as a result, there's tons of it in my home.
We're not sure why it is such fun to see something small recreated on a much larger scale. The process makes whatever the object is seem sort of innocent. When the object happens to already be an iconic fixture of childhood, then the charming meter goes off the charts.
You may remember peeking into Sibylle's DIY "Funkytime" house tour I posted in January. Well, I recently checked in with the creative DIY'er and asked her to do an exclusive How-To for us and this is what she came up with...
We've started the transition from LEGO Duplo blocks to regular LEGOs. And although Duplo blocks hurt every bit as much as their smaller counterparts when stepped on with bare feet, their saving grace is that they're a dream to clean up.