Designed for Kids by Phyllis Richardson is like a Who's Who (and What's What) in kids' design. With over 750 color illustrations featuring the most innovative and best looking design solutions from around the world, it's almost like having having your favorite children's design blog (ahem) right in your hand. At the risk of losing a reader, we have a copy to give away!
The book itself has almost a textbook quality, but we promise there is no quiz. The 256 pages are divided into thematic chapters: mobility, nursery, toys, mealtimes, furniture, decoration and textiles, accessories, electronics and lighting and travel. Interviews with respected designers such as Gregg Lynn and Paola Antonelli are interspersed throughout.
Each entry includes a description of the product including background on the company or designer and lists the company's website so you can explore their other offerings. Regular Ohdeedoh readers will recognize many of our favorite products and design-forward companies, but will be introduced to many new ones especially from other countries. Designed for Kids is the perfect book for expecting design-conscious parents and will appeal to design lovers in general. You'll feel like you were eight again circling your desired toys in the Sears catalog.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below with the name of one product whose design you admire - for its beauty, its practicality or its innovation. Eligible comments must be left before Monday 10/07 at 5 pm EST. One winner will be chosen randomly.
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