At times when adult life is tragic or simply banal, it's easy to start longing for our childhood innocence. With many of today's design objects resembling the toys of our youth (and vice versa), it's more acceptable than ever to embrace our inner grade schooler with a grown up toy collection.
These 10 toys capture the humor and wonder of being a kid and still keep a serious eye toward design.
1. Hanno The Gorilla by David Weeks, available at risd | works
2. War Bowls made from melted toy soldiers by Dominic Wilcox
3. Classic model ships and airplanes from AM Living
4. Neutraface Slab blocks by House Industries
5. Smorkin' Labbit by Frank Kozik, available at kid robot
6. Pack Rack by Steph Mantis, available at The Future Perfect
7. A model of Leonardo DaVinci's Cam Hammer, kits availalbe from RLT
8. Glasbauspiel: Glass Building Blocks by Bruno Taut, available from the Vitra Design Museum
9. Wooden dolls by Alexander Girard, available from DWR
10. Bauhaus Chessmen And Board by Josef Hartwig, available from the MoMA Store