Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category


Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Two new books on the shelves. A reissued Fredun Shapur classic & a book of type inspired by Meccano. Nice!


Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

A poster for colouring in! To be honest though it’s so nice as it is we think we will leave it be.


Sunday, February 15th, 2015

By Le Diorama.

Alphabet antics.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

A fun handwriting practice book from 1955 which teaches children how to create letters, as well as turn them into animals & characters.

Fredun Shapur.

Friday, October 17th, 2014

From one of our design heroes these puzzles, by Fredun Shapur, have been reissued and are in store & online.

Animal carnival.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Wooden animals by Ladislav Sutnar, a Czech design hero.


Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Super nice wooden animals, all made from the same components.

Pimp your frankie

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The Japanese art of sausage craft is our new favourite thing. Lots more here.

Game on.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Old game instructions sheets we found at the weekend, and beyond.


Play & Display.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Boxes of 15 wooden shapes for playing or displaying.

Lords of the Rings.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Love these reissued LIBUŠE NIKLOVÁ inflatable rings.

Surprise shapes; 1978

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Fan Club.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Mr Printables has done it again with these adorable Arctic animal fans. Cut out & make.

A rugs life.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Modular rugs by Kinder Ground.

Pattern Cards for Small Mosaics (1971)

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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The Scoop.

Monday, May 26th, 2014

From here.

Weekend Project

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

It would be a travesty not to make these free bird finger puppets this weekend.

It takes Allsorts.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Print out and make giant Liquorice Allsorts. Marvellous.

A fine pear.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Who doesn’t need a pear doll house?


Two tone.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

From here.

Park life.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Activity Attribute Block Cards. 1976.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

No we don’t know what that means either. At least they look good.


No room at the inn.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

If you would like to make this paper nativity scene, circa 1976, download the file here.

Sew nice.

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Simple stitched tree decorations to download and make.

Fredun Shapur: Hero.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Fredun Shapur is one of our all time favourite illustrators and designers, working on toys & childrens books throughout the 60s & 70s. To celebrate the arrival of a new book celebrating his work here is a little taster of his archive.