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5 Green Finds for the Kids on St. Patrick’s Day

5 Green Finds for the Kids on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect day to get in the green spirit! Apart from cladding your kids in green garb so they won't receive any of those pesky pinches, why not give them a little something

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A Modern and Eco-Friendly Dollhouse by Brinca Dada

A Modern and Eco-Friendly Dollhouse by Brinca Dada

Our modern kids certainly don't need to subscribe their imaginations to antiquated Victorian dollhouses. So why not replace those uptight, dim monstrosities with something a little more in-tune with the

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Light Switch Ghost is Happy When Kids Save Energy, Angry When They Don’t

Light Switch Ghost is Happy When Kids Save Energy, Angry When They Don’t

When it comes to teaching kids to conserve energy, positive reinforcement is the name of the game. Combine that with a cute and fun toy, and you really can't go wrong. Case in point: Tio, an educational

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The Best of Kids Design @ the Pratt Student Show 2009

The Best of Kids Design @ the Pratt Student Show 2009

With the chaotic lineup of professional design events that take place throughout the year, student shows are always such a refreshing reminder of the raw talent and ingenuity that future designers bring

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‘Whatchawant’ Stool: A Modern Spin on the Rocking Horse

‘Whatchawant’ Stool: A Modern Spin on the Rocking Horse

Swedish designers Charlotte Ryberg and Johanna Strand created their Whatchawant stool as a fun piece of furniture that would inspire the imagination. They built this timeless piece, made of plywood, and

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Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

GREENPLAY's Airplane Activity Center landed at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair; and we think these designers are soaring to new heights with their kid and eco-friendly, uplifting

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The Best Green Kids Designs @ ICFF

The Best Green Kids Designs @ ICFF

We've been bringing you the best of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair's most sophisticated offerings all week, but what about the more playful side of this seriously massive trade show? If

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Argington’s New Collection is the Stuff of Dreams

Argington’s New Collection is the Stuff of Dreams

Most people view bunk beds with fondness and a sense of nostalgia. But when we spied Argington's awesome new collection of kids' furniture, which included a one-of-a-kind bamboo version of their Uffizi

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BKLYN DESIGNS SNEAK PEEK: Argington Toy Box

BKLYN DESIGNS SNEAK PEEK: Argington Toy Box

Brooklyn Designs is one of our favorite design shows, and one reason why is that it boasts an amazing array of eco-friendly kids' furniture. Today, we've been fortunate enough to sneak a peek at one of

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Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

At Milan’s Furniture Fair 2009, the Designersblock show was definitely not to be missed. It's a world tour of design that showcases not only the freshest, newest designers but also a wide variety of

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Is Dutch Fashion House Oilily Guilty of Plagiarism?

Is Dutch Fashion House Oilily Guilty of Plagiarism?

They say 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery', but children's toy designer Rosa Pomar isn't smiling about the recent unauthorized copying of her signature hand-made dolls by major Dutch fashion

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Cute Organic Play Food from Looolo

Cute Organic Play Food from Looolo

Its never to early to get your kids thinking about where their food comes from, and you can do just that with these cute and cuddly soft food toys from our favorite organic textile company, Looolo.

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ECO-FRIENDLY WOODEN DOLLHOUSE

ECO-FRIENDLY WOODEN DOLLHOUSE

Want to unleash the inner green builder in your little ones? Check out this eco-friendly wooden dollhouse from SmartGear. This cute dollhouse will playfully teach your tot how to live a more earth

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TOP TEN INHABITOTS STORIES OF 2008

TOP TEN INHABITOTS STORIES OF 2008

2008 has been a dynamic year for Inhabitots -- after-all this is the year that our bouncing baby blog was born into the world! Although Inhabitots has only been around for five months, we covered a lot of

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Kids in Malawi Make Toys From Junk

Kids in Malawi Make Toys From Junk

toy car made from an old milk carton If the souring economy's got you down this holiday season, here's something that will help put things in perspective and remind you how lucky you really are. In

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Applique Shirt

HOW TO: Make Your Own Applique Shirt

Looking to get crafty and save money with your Christmas gifts this year? If you are looking for presents for small kids, here's a crafty idea that is sure to please the little guys in your life!

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GDiapers: World’s First Flushable Diaper on Inhabitots

GDiapers: World’s First Flushable Diaper on Inhabitots

Consider the fact that disposable diapers make up the third-largest consumer item dumped in landfills and take 500 years to decompose. Clearly there is a environmental problem waiting to be solved in

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Eco Hipster Organic Onesies from Pumpkin Girl

Eco Hipster Organic Onesies from Pumpkin Girl

What's cuter than a baby in stylish pseudo grownup clothes? How about a baby in eco chic grown up clothes, such as an organic cotton onesie with a vintage tie applique? Etsy designer and crafty mum

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TwistTogether LED Block Lamps from Glide

TwistTogether LED Block Lamps from Glide

We first spotted Glide Design's gorgeous TwistTogether Block Lights back at BKLYN Design in 2005, and we've been fans of the innovative design ever since. Like a design product love-child between Legos

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ECO CUTE OVERLOAD! EcoZoo backpacks for kids

ECO CUTE OVERLOAD! EcoZoo backpacks for kids

Its almost September and you know what that means: back to school! If you or anyone you know has a child between the ages of of 4 and 10, do we have a back-to-school treat for you. We just spotted the

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World’s Smallest Solar Car: Select Solar Mini

World’s Smallest Solar Car: Select Solar Mini

Talk about bringing solar power to the palm of your hand! The World's Smallest Solar Racing Car is a tiny, fully-functional solar powered vehicle topped with a minuscule photovoltaic panel. The Select

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Announcing the birth of INHABITOTS!!

Announcing the birth of INHABITOTS!!

Calling all eco-minded parents and those with little ones in your lives! Inhabitat is proud to announce the birth of Inhabitots, the newest member of the Inhabitat family of blogs. Recognizing that

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SHIPPING CONTAINER PLAYGROUND by Phooey Architects

SHIPPING CONTAINER PLAYGROUND by Phooey Architects

We're always impressed with creative design reuse, but this children's playground made from recycled shipping containers takes the cake for one of the most imaginative examples of shipping container

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Play Rethink: The Eco-Design Game

Play Rethink: The Eco-Design Game

Play Rethink: The Eco-Design Game is a brand new board game with an eco-design twist. Players are asked to rethink existing, everyday products through the lens of environmentally friendly design. Redesign

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ECO-FRIENDLY KIMINO SET FOR BABIES

ECO-FRIENDLY KIMINO SET FOR BABIES

ORGANIC COTTON KIMONO BABY GIFT SET Whether you are looking for an all-for-one ensemble for your own sweet newborn or are simply in need of an adorable gift set for a beloved peep that you know,

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RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS TOY

RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS TOY

RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS CUDDLY TOY This cuddly Socktopus is in many ways a more exotic interpretation of the famous Sock Monkey. Made from real recycled sweaters, every Socktopus is a one-of-a-kind

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My Sust House: Interactive Game for Eco-minded Kids

My Sust House: Interactive Game for Eco-minded Kids

My Sust House is a Glaswegian approach to sustainable education, exposing kids and teenagers to issues of sustainability in design and planning through an accessible outlet: the Internet. This

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Convertible Taj Kid’s Chair by Argington

Convertible Taj Kid’s Chair by Argington

Argington's Taj Chair is simple in form, highly functional, and supremely green, bringing great design to your tots' play rooms. Designed with longevity in mind by Jenny Argie and Andrew Thornton, the

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Blackboard Fundy Play Table by Argington

Blackboard Fundy Play Table by Argington

Here's a piece of furniture that lets a child spark their imagination without having the parents run for the wood protector, Windex, or an upholstery cleaner. The Fundy Play Table, shown here with the

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Convertible Babylon Highchair by Argington

Convertible Babylon Highchair by Argington

Imagine children's furniture that is convertible as your little one grows up and is also smartly stylish and sophisticated in design sensibility. Too good to be true? Argington Modern Children's Furniture

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