June 8th, 2010
Old-school memory games had us pairing ladybugs, flowers and fruit. Oh how things change.
Street Style Memory Game includes 25 face and shoulder shots and 25 body shots of fabulously fashionable young things snapped on Amsterdam streets by Flemish photographer Barbara Iweins. Challenge your fashionista pals to a game of match the shorts-clad tanned legs with the beautiful face they belong to. Or better yet, get the kids schooled early in street-style smarts and they’ll be ready for The Sartorialist’s lens in no time.
€12 at www.bispublishers.nl
January 15th, 2010
You've been know to make an origami crane from a paper napkin or turn a newspaper into an "art project." Anything to entertain the kids on these drizzly days of winter.
That's why we loved these temporary tattoo hand puppets ($12.50/8).
Wonder if they'll go to bed sooner if it's a purple polka dot monster telling them to do it?
March 6th, 2009
What if Goldilocks went to the ball with the big bad wolf and Gretel shacked up with the three little pigs?
Put a little twist in classic fairy tales with whimsical toys from Toronto design house Fidoodle, makers of original wooden puzzles, blocks, and interactive mobiles.
Our little one loves the quirky Cinderella puzzle whose pieces turn into stick puppets for endless hours of imagination and play.
Plus they’re made in Canada with all-natural materials.
Now that’s what we call happily ever after.