I know that kids like to "help" out around the house. We are supposed to give them chores to do starting at a young age, but to give them a whole Cleaning Trolley Set with Hand Vacuum Cleaner is kind of like taking advantage of them! What next? Little Jr size gardeners equipment?
Posted by Erika at 11:53
All over the world, parents are raising kids to get active and embrace the "design-it-yourself" spirit of homemade arts and crafts. D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and on-hand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sections—"Graphics," "Toys," "Home," and "Fashion"—each packed with fun ideas for making T-shirts, party supplies, pop-up cards, bracelets, stuffed animals, and dozens of other fun and useful items. Each project is explained with step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of cool designs and the kids who made them. The projects—rated by difficulty, time, mess, and cost—are intended for ages seven through twelve, but can easily be modified to suit all ages.
D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, without requiring fees, teams, or a minivan. It's for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizens—anyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Most of all, it is for kids who want to make their mark by exercising the arts of design with wit, intelligence, and style.
Ellen Lupton is adjunct curator at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and co-chair of the design department of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a Chrysler Design Award winner and the best-selling author of D.I.Y Design It Yourself, Thinking with Type, Design Culture Now, and Mixing Messages.
Julia Lupton is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology and Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology and Renaissance Literature and co-author of After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis.
Posted by Erika at 13:20
Beautiful modern porcelain tea set features great colors and bold curves reminiscent of 50's classics by Russell Wright. With sleek handles and oval plates,its sure to make a great impression. 13 pieces with cups for four. Set includes a tea pot with lid, a creamer and sugar bowl with lid, four tea cups and four plates.
1950's Russel Wright styled Tea Set
Posted by Erika at 11:28