Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham

Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham

Tammy Everts
Nov 30, 2009

We lovelovelove our copy of Todd Oldham's Hand Made Modern, a DIY book that's all about having fun with midcentury design. So just imagine the thrill when we learned that Todd has just released a new how-to book, this time aimed at children.

Given the fun colors and lines of modern design, it's a no-brainer that it's a perfect fit for kids. But the projects in Kid Made Modern aren't simple recreations of classic designs. Instead, they're fresh reinventions inspired by design luminaries such as Alexander Calder, Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Verner Panton, Mary and Russel Wright, and more.

What's wonderful about this book is that, while it's primarily aimed at children, it can be enjoyed by anyone with a love of midcentury design, moderate DIY skills, and a healthy sense of fun. First up for us: the cardboard box fort (pictured above, second from the right) inspired by architect Luis Barragn!

$15.61 at Amazon

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