Beth is the writer and founder of Petite Planet, a blog which focuses on eco-friendly living for families and informs parents of the best green choices for their babies and our planet. The birth of her daughter was her inspiration to take baby steps toward changing the world and preserving it for future generations. A former travel and spa writer, Beth swapped airline miles and body wraps for long stroller walks and quick showers. She is living her dream by being a mother and freelance writer.
Typical alphabet building blocks a bit too square for your kids? Letterboxes are a prototype toy from The Design Office that would foster their understanding of font design before they can even
When one sees a discarded water tank, images of miniature kids' palaces don't typically come to mind. But Katell Gelebart, a very clever, eco-minded designer saw the old water tanks being
Visiondivision's Hill Hut was designed with storybook flair and boasts opportunities for adventure at every turn. The southern Stockholm abode, built with two lucky children in mind, has an
Even the greenest among us sometimes scratch our heads when it comes to knowing how to recycle certain objects. Recycly Robot Waste Containers, conceptualized by Oomy Design, help take the
Musician and designer Ricardo Seola's 'Original Sound Track' is a toy train that is filled with a lot of soul! The train assumes the role of a musician as it plays its track by plucking metal
Green kids and their gadget loving parents will appreciate the time-telling WoodStation, designed by Sebastien Wallet for Inovaxion. Made from recycled wood, this innovative and intuitive clock
Officials at the St. Louis Zoo are preparing for their holiday Wild Lights exhibit by installing electronic polar bear proxies in place of the deceased polar bears who died in their captivity.
With flu season upon us, parents can use all the help they can get when it comes to keeping their kid's hands clean and germ free. The bright and cherry 'Mons Lavabo,' a short-listed entry in
We first reported on the conceptual design of the Bel-Air living air filter back in 2007, and now everyone may breathe a little easier because it came to fruition as the ANDREA Air Filter and
KOZ Architects' Sports & Leisure Center is a rainbow colored wonderland for kids in Saint-Cloud, France. Designed for festive celebrations and entertainment and featuring the 'coolest'
Designed to cast a sweet glow and add a touch of outdoor ambience, we think Inke Heiland's Birdhouse Lamp is a joyful embellishment that would add natural flair to any room of the house.
Since cloning your pet goes against Mother Nature, do the next best thing and have artist Amelia Santiago create a three-dimensional 'Pet Portrait' sculpture as an homage to your best furry
We've seen our fair share of backyard retreats, but Manuel Villa's Habitable Polyhedron shapes up to be one of the most unique dwellings we've come across. Designed as an escape for young
In the case of designer Brian Marshall, playing with toys all day really can culminate in a career. Inspired by a childhood spent building with Legos and Lincoln Logs, Marshall's imagination
Pass on your penchant for design and architecture to your kids in a language they'll understand -- via the re-telling of classic fairytales by illustrator Steven Guarnaccia, who gives a stylish
Parents are all too aware of the revolving door of quickly outgrown furniture that goes hand in hand with raising a child. Incessantly purchasing furniture is taxing on both the environment and
70F Architecture's Sheep Stable/Petting Farm is nominated for a 2009 World Architecture Award. The building's open facade allows for wind to continuously ventilate the entire farm, and its
Anyone can frame a photograph; but the design-minded will love these photo puzzle blocks, which offer a creative, interactive way to enjoy a favorite snapshot. By upcycling alphabet blocks and
Procreating is a basic human instinct and right, but some extreme environmentalists are pioneering efforts such as 'voluntary human extinction' on a global level and undergoing sterilization
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