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October 11, 2019

Lately we have been working on an interesting and challenging assignment. Startup Athom asked us to make a soft toy based on their product Homey

This little futuristic white ball connects all devices at your home, even different brands and technologies, and makes it p...

Barcelona based brand Bobo Choses is known for colourful humorous kid’s clothing in comfortable shapes. The brand was founded in 2008 by two friends and mothers Adriana Esperalba and Laia Aguilar. Having a background in graphic design, they created a very recognisable...

A while ago we visited the annual fair Design Icons in Amsterdam. In-between lots of famous designer chairs, tables and lamps we saw two beautiful small pieces especially made for children: Kristian Vedel’s Child’s Chair and Hans Brockhage’s Schaukelwagen. Both the cha...

Zoe Miller and David Goodman are two designers  who live and work in Brighton (UK). After producing a series of children's books for the Tate Gallery in London, in 2008 they founded their brand MillerGoodman. Miller and Goodman are interested in exploring the intersect...

The life of kids is not all pink elephants and fluffy rabbits. That is one of the reasons why Donna Wilson’s Creatures are so great. She started making long legged dolls made out of recycled sweaters while studying Mixed Media Textiles at The Royal College of Art in Lo...

In the 1960’s German toy designer Renate Müller attended Sonneberg’s Polytechnic for Toy Design. There, lessons about the Bauhaus and Friedrich Fröbel’s (1782-1852) pioneering ideas on childhood education taught her to always use simple materials and simple forms, for...

Since our background is in art – we both studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam – our inspiration mostly comes from artists. We admire, for example, the colourful and playful works by Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder and Joan Míro, but also th...

January 22, 2019

Recently we saw this enormous whale made of five tons of plastic waste swimming in the ocean. With this project, originally made for the Bruges Triënnale but now on display in Utrecht, Architecture and design firm StudioKCA calls attention to the 150 million tons of pl...

November 11, 2018

We are finally ready to present our latest project! The outlines of our new wooden creatures are inspired by the curving shapes of left-over pieces of wood we have been collecting over time. Using these pre-existing shapes, we found all sorts of strange, sweet and funn...