Modern Kids

Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Before Barbie went platinum blonde and traded up for a mega-mansion made from pink plastic, she was just like many of us city dwellers living it up in a modest apartment with minimal furnishings. Spotted

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Swedish Students Showcase Designs for Children at ‘Play In Progress’ During Milan Design Week

Swedish Students Showcase Designs for Children at ‘Play In Progress’ During Milan Design Week

Designed by Jessica Arosenius for both adults and children to use together, the Block.210 is a cool coffee-table with a surface packed full of building blocks. Johanna Larsson's cool table

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Griet Boucique Designs an Alternative Playground That Uses Textile Scraps

Griet Boucique Designs an Alternative Playground That Uses Textile Scraps

  Alternative Playground may simply look like colorful and cushy blobs piled up in a corner, but this new project by Griet Boucique explores the potential of the trash dump as a play

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Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

What could be more relaxing than curling up to sleep in your very own bird's nest bed! Conceived and created by O*GE CreativeGroup, the “Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas” was developed as a fun

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Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

LEGO blocks are one of the most enduringly popular toys around. With endless possibilities for reinvention, they challenge minds and cultivate creativity. But as much as we love these colorful little

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LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive?

LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive?

Over the holidays, Lego released their Lego Friends series - a selection of colorful new building sets geared towards young girls. While some may consider Lego to be gender neutral, the company's

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted by a LEGO

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Miniio Modern Dollhouses are Sustainably Crafted Homes for Barbie

Miniio Modern Dollhouses are Sustainably Crafted Homes for Barbie

Think Barbie is all bubble gum pink plastic and tacky accessories? Welcome to the 21st century with the Miniio designer dollhouses, a new set of modern, sustainably-crafted dollhouses that are made by

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Philippe Nigro’s ‘Build Up’ Child’s Chair and Table is Made out of Cardboard

Philippe Nigro’s ‘Build Up’ Child’s Chair and Table is Made out of Cardboard

‘Build Up’ child’s chair and table designed by Philippe Nigro would be the perfect addition to any eco-kids room.  Made from cardboard, the pieces are shipped flat with easy to put together folding

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AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

Every year consumers in the United States toss 220,000,000 automobile tires in the trash. But while these defunct tires are being seen as useless by the majority, designer AnneMarie van Splunter has a

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New Study Shows ADHD Symptoms May Be Eased By Playing in the Grass

New Study Shows ADHD Symptoms May Be Eased By Playing in the Grass

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects between 4-5% of children, making it the most common chronic mental health problem among young children in the U.S. While a slew of medications have

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Swedish Daycare Is Testing Out GPS Tracking Devices On Their Children

Swedish Daycare Is Testing Out GPS Tracking Devices On Their Children

We attach GPS tracking devices to our cars, our phones, and even our pets, so why not our children - right? A daycare in Sweden is conducting an experiment that places GPS tracking devices on kids while

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LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

We've seen lots of incredible designs made from LEGO bricks lately - from a ten-foot-tall replica of Chicago’s Trump Tower to life-size animals at the Bronx Zoo. But now enthusiasts at home - who

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The Current Chameleon Helps Kids Monitor Their Real-Time Energy Usage

The Current Chameleon Helps Kids Monitor Their Real-Time Energy Usage

It's hard to get today's kids pumped up about anything that doesn't feature a flashing screen or a fun shape. So to shift those young eyes from the latest video game over to the merits of energy

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7 Green Ways to Get Your Kids Organized for Back to School

7 Green Ways to Get Your Kids Organized for Back to School

Going back to school is an exciting time, particularly for kids as they gear up for the new year. But getting back into the academic grind also requires a little bit of organization, especially with

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6 Tips on How to Fly Your Small Children Cross-Country (Without Benadryl)

6 Tips on How to Fly Your Small Children Cross-Country (Without Benadryl)

When you step on a plane, the sight of a small child sitting near you can often bring anxiety. Screaming, crying, things thrown at the back of your head - these are just some of the scenarios that may

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Our Baby Website Inhabitots Turns 3!

Our Baby Website Inhabitots Turns 3!

Little Haby is growing up so quickly! Inhabitots turned 3 years old this past week, and in celebration of our little one's special day, Inhabitots’ managing editor Julie Seguss rounded up her top

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Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

The Transformers of times past may have been fueled by our imaginations, but now there's a whole new generation of morphing robots that harness the power of the sun as well! This sun-powered transformer

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City Playgrounds Deemed Too Safe Because of Dumbed Down Designs

City Playgrounds Deemed Too Safe Because of Dumbed Down Designs

Here's something we thought we'd never hear: Playgrounds are being deemed too safe. In a recent article posted by Shine, experts are contending that the designs of  modern playgrounds are

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Backpacks for Kids Get Your Child (and a Child in Need) Ready for School

Backpacks for Kids Get Your Child (and a Child in Need) Ready for School

It's already time to start gearing up for the new school year, and while pencils and pads are on the top of our to-buy list, we've also been on the hunt for right pack to put all these new supplies into.

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Lady Gaga Launches a Spoof Baby Clothing Line that Includes a Mini Meat Dress

Lady Gaga Launches a Spoof Baby Clothing Line that Includes a Mini Meat Dress

The media and fashion industry has dubbed Lady Gaga as being both fashion-forward and a major influence on pop culture, so it was only a matter of time she followed in the footsteps of all of

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Tegu’s Colorful Magnetic Building Blocks Help Honduran Families

Tegu’s Colorful Magnetic Building Blocks Help Honduran Families

These eye-catching, eco-friendly building blocks by Tegu may look like simple wooden stacking blocks that we all remember from childhood, but - despite appearances - these are not your mama's blocks!

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Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

When Whitney Houston belted out the line “children are our are future, teach them well and let them lead the way” she definitely knew more than she led on. A recent study conducted by

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INTERVIEW: Designer Hugh Hayden and His Amazing Recycled Tennis Ball Furniture

INTERVIEW: Designer Hugh Hayden and His Amazing Recycled Tennis Ball Furniture

We love being on hand for spring design shows because they offer rare up close and personal access to the designers we mostly admire from afar the rest of the year. Last year, we were fortunate enough to

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Genderless Baby ‘Storm Stocker’ Ignites a Media Firestorm

Genderless Baby ‘Storm Stocker’ Ignites a Media Firestorm

Storm Stocker has a secret and it's being kept by his or her parents. A Toronto couple recently ignited a firestorm by opting to conceal the sex of their baby, Storm, expressing that they wanted to allow

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5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

Spring has finally sprung and we couldn't think of a better time to start planting some veggies! Even if you don't have a green thumb, rest assured -- we've rounded up 5 green tips that will make sure

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Eco-Eggs Easter Egg Coloring Kit Features Fruit & Veggie Dyes

Eco-Eggs Easter Egg Coloring Kit Features Fruit & Veggie Dyes

Easter egg coloring is a fun tradition we can definitely get behind, but with so many toxic food dyes out there, it's not hard to to raise an eyebrow when your child sticks his or her hand in a bowl full

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Pete Oyler’s Rip + Tatter Chair Wants You to Unleash Your Destructive Side

Pete Oyler’s Rip + Tatter Chair Wants You to Unleash Your Destructive Side

© Matthew Williams 2010 If you've got a few destructive tots hanging around the house, you're probably not looking to invest in high-end, designer furniture. But here's one cool and modern alternative

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Eco Parenting New Year’s Resolutions for 2011!

Eco Parenting New Year’s Resolutions for 2011!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to set some productive resolutions. This year we asked some of our favorite green bloggers and sustainable designers to share what they have planned for

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5 Creative Apps for Kids on the Go

5 Creative Apps for Kids on the Go

Providing your children with the right tools to develop their creativity from the offset is a gesture that has the potential to transform their future. But if you're a parent who struggles with pulling

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