What better way to measure your kid's growth than by getting him/her a chair that changes sizes with help of a few good old books as he/she grows. That's what the Stack Me Up Chair will do for you. As you can easily see in the images below, the chair can be adjusted to fit readers of all sizes, from kids to grownups. But in order for the Stack Me Up Chair to work you'll need to sacrifice some of your old books and use them to support the chair and the weight of the person using it. The Stack Me Up Chair can be a great chair idea for your children who are just starting school since, as they grow, this chair will grow right beside them. Via Yanko Design
In case you have children then you have probably watched the Narnia adventures a bunch of times already and in case you are planning to have kids at some point, then you'll surely watch it a lot too. But what you haven't probably done yet is to build a secret game room based on the Narnia movie. As you can see in the images below the closet there looks like a simple closet but it is actually a magic portal to another universe, the perfect room for your kids to play in. This do-it-yourself project seems pretty easy to make although you'd probably need to redesign a bunch of rooms of your current home in order to bring the Narnia universe to your children. In case this gift idea, although great, sounds too complicated then you'll have to figure a different way to offer them a piece of Narnia. Via Dornob
Forget children, even adults will succumb to the charms of the quirkily designed Toadstool Table and Stool Set. Designed to brighten up and add a touch of whimsical fantasy to a child's bedroom, the Toadstool Table and Stool Set promises endless playtime and adventures. Retailing for $450, the set is not just restricted to children and makes for great outdoor furniture as well. The Toadstool Table and Stool Set boasts of a sturdy and durable construction and has been made from heavy weatherproofed resin. You can order your set from here.
Solidly constructed in heavy weatherproofed resin
Table : Approx. 25"H / 76" Top Circum. / 11" Dia. Base
Stools: Approx. 11"H / 37" Top Circum. / 6.75" Dia. Base
4 pre-assorted colors - Red, Green, Yellow & Orange
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Gone are the days when a nurseries had to be the usual bright pink or blue. Modern day parents are incorporating their personal styles and aesthetics into baby nurseries as well and Spanish design studio Alondra understands this perfectly. Specializing in baby furniture, the company is partial to punctilious clean lines, contemporary styling and a subtle color palette. Not your usual choices for baby furniture but Alondra believes in coherently communicating the parents design preferences. Alondra Baby's Premium Range features wardrobes, dressers, cots, bassinets etc and all charm with their modern styling and expressive minimalism. Check out the pictures below and and I am sure you will too enjoy the simplicity and beauty of Alondra Baby's Premium Range.
With winters fast approaching, parents of newborn babies often worry about their bundle of joy catching a cold or falling sick. The Stokke Xplory Winter Kit takes care of this problem rather brilliant and might I add even beautifully. Stokke ensures that the baby stays safe and snug by providing extra protection. The Stokke Xplory Winter Kit features an extra-insulated hood with additional storm cover which protects the baby from hard and chilly winds. The tactile sheepskin rim on the hood ensures softness. The on board hand-muffs with a sheepskin rim ensures that taking your baby out for stroll is enjoyable to the parent too.
The Wave Chaise in the images below is a perfect piece of modern furniture for a teenager's room, but not only. I can definitely see the bigger picture here, as the Wave Chaise could be the home entertainment oasis you have been dreaming about for so long. The Wave Chaise would perfectly fit into a smaller apartment thus converting a corner of it into the home theater setup you always wanted. The Wave Chaise looks great, has plenty of storage space for your multimedia and books, comes with plenty of built-in gadgets, it's ergonomic and comfortable, and, I must say this again, is more than pleasant to the eye. Designed by Roberta Ramme, the Wave Chaise is definitely something to consider, both by furniture manufacturers and by prospective customers. Via Designboom
To most new parents, buying a crib for their bundle of joy is a monumental milestone and Kalon Studios seems to understand this sentiment. Their Caravan Crib series is extremely well-designed and its clear that ample thought has gone behind every creative decision. Available in lush colors like orange, green, blue etc, the contemporary styling of Caravan Crib series is irresistible and the solid built quality commendable. Inspired by the storybook circus wagon, the Caravan Crib not only plays with a bold color palette but also meets all the safety regulation norms. It offers 100% visibility of your child from all sides and is made from the highest quality FSC Certified domestic Maple and with 100% non-toxic food safe materials + finishes.
The sofa should be the centerpiece of your living room and hence it should definitely impress anyone seeing it. There are plenty out-of-the-box ideas out there, but this Brick Sofa idea is definitely ingenious. Besides acting as a regular sofa day in and day out, the Brick Sofa can also act as one of those war sandbag bunkers we see in war movies and news reports all the time. Those comfy sofa pillows certainly resemble sandbags and once your kids realize the potential of the Brick Sofa, when it comes to their war games, you might have to move the couch out of the living room and include it in potential fierce battle scenarios. Oh, and in case you go for this interesting Brick Sofa for your living room then we'd really like to know what other matching furniture you happen to have around the house. Via Versus
The uber cool Tetris Shelves definitely have the "IT Factor" and what really impresses us is the fact that its part of a high school industrial design project. Designed by Sharon Romang, the shelves are trendy without being outrageous and the use of iconography makes them attractive to a wider demographic and not necessary just Tetris fanatics. The shelving system is modular which is no surprise since the essence of the game was to stack up pieces like one wanted.
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As children, nothing excited us more than measuring our height on a regular basis. This fun yet poignant memory from childhood has been captured beautifully by French designer Sebastian Bergne in his Little Collection Height Gauge Wardrobe. The eco-friendly contemporary furniture collection has a height gauge engraved on the door so that growing kids can measure how tall they are whenever they want. There are also removable hooks which allow children to hang their coats, school bags etc on the inside or on the outside. Apart from these fun details, what also makes this two-tone beechwood wardrobe worthy is the fact that it inculcates a sense of responsibility in kids since it teaches them how to clean up like adults. The The Little Collection Height Gauge Wardrobe can be purchased from here for $403.20.
Getting a child to study is a Herculean task (so I've heard) but maybe with the right source of inspiration it is achievable. The niftily designed P'kolino Klick Children Desk with its funky form factor may just make learning fun and inspire a child to park itself on it rather than in front of the "Idiot Box". The desk measures 17" L x 17" W x 20" H and the padded seat measures 12" H. Ideal for children from ages 3 to 7, the desk also has ample space for storing papers, books and puzzles. More importantly the desk is easy to clean and is pretty low-maintenance. One can order the P'kolino Klick Children Desk for $199 in colors like red, green and orange from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
When darkness falls there's nothing really more appropriate to do than turn on your Ghost Lamp. And these ghosts will protect you rather than haunt you like regular ghosts do! In fact although it might seem like a lamp especially designed for your kids' room, the Ghost Lamp can definitely be placed in all sorts of other locations. Not to mention that, with Halloween coming soon, these Ghost Lamps would surely fit well with all the other decorations. Each Ghost Lamp costs $69.99 and there are four colors to choose from: red, yellow, white and blue. Are you ready to pick your Ghost Lamp? Via Think Geek
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of light is falling this year on December 1 and will last till December 9. To ensure your children are part of this religious tradition, why not get the Hanukkah Countdown Calendar from the Land Of Nod? The cutely designed calendar is a fun way for children participate in this cultural holiday as it features eight pockets with hanging candles; one for each night of the festival. The calendar has back loops attached for easy hanging and parents can put little surprises in the pocket to make the entire experience more interactive and fun.
Making a mess is second nature to children and getting them to clean that mess is akin to Chinese water torture for the parents. The Cube Locker Hutch, Bin Base & 3-Cube Bench from Land Of Nod may just help harried parents in their quest to instill some tidying skills in their kids thanks to its nifty storage options. You can choose between the 5-Cube Bookcase (perfect for narrow vertical spaces), the 6-Cube Bookcase (the right height for little ones), the 8-Cube Bookcase (large enough to store books and toys) or the 3-Cube Bench.
The pictures below aren't taken from an aircraft while flying to our next destination. Although it looks like we're seeing various crop fields on the surface of our beloved planet, what we're looking at really is the Land Carpet. This carpet was inspired exactly by those large fields we see from up above, but this time around we're not looking down at Earth to spot cereal fields. Instead we have an 1800 x 1200 mm Land Carpet made of 100% New Zealand wool and weighing just over 22 pounds. So now that we know this Land Carpet exists we can only wonder where would one place such an interesting design? In the kids room maybe? But it will take a while until they see the resemblance, so where else would you display this Land Carpet so your guests can really admire it? Via Florian Pucher
Why should adults have all the fun and get to splurge on stylish furniture? Knoll has designed an exclusive bedroom furniture series for children that will expose them to good design in an early age. For instance the Suzanne Double Lounge Chair which has been designed by Japanese designer Kazuhide Takahama and highlights ideas like creativity, simplicity and serenity. The Suzanne Double Lounge Chair is GreenGuard certified and is made of tubular steel base with polished chrome finish. You can order it from 2modern.
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Any furniture collection that has been inspired by the iconic video game Tetris gets my nod of approval. TAT-Tris by Singapore-based industrial designer Gaen Koh is a modular seating design concept for children and aims at stimulating their grey cells and also develop their creative skills.
The Modern Playhouse makes me want to rewind time and relive my childhood so that I can get lost in the world of fantasy and exploration. Designed to encourage mental stimulation and an fortuitous imagination in a child, the playhouse encapsulates beautifully the importance of inculcating creativity in a child. Moonlighting as a a house, a stage, and even an art studio, the Modern Playhouse has been manufactured from non-toxic materials and has been designed for durability.
We keep showing you fun furniture ideas for your children's rooms, but the following chair is not made for your offspring's but rather for the kid in you. The X-Dream Gyroxus Gaming Chair is a must have for your relaxation corner. Whether we're talking about the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 or the Wii, these aren't just gaming consoles anymore but rather must have accessories for your home. And what better way to enjoy such console games than a dedicated chair for all that hot gaming action? The X-Dream Gyroxus Gaming Chair twists and turns, and lets you better experience your favorite game. The X-Dream chair is available for $650, and, for the true gamer in you, it will be a great piece of furniture to enjoy. And soon your children will discover its magic too, so better get at least a set. Via Boysstuff
The My Space cardboard folding play area in the images below doesn't have anything to do with the popular social networking site "My Space." Instead this design is made specifically for children and their busy parents. My Space can be folded into a bunch of interesting decors that can inspire you kid's imagination and it can be a perfect solution for a crowded apartment. Add some color to the cardboard and your children will have a playground set-up right inside your house which will be open at any time of day ready to put a big smile on their faces. My Space isn't meant to replace actual outdoor playgrounds, but can be an alternative for rainy days. Designed by Liya Mairson, the pop-up folding My Space playground isn't available in stores but, with enough patience and plenty of materials you could build this yourself. Via DesignBoom