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From A to Z : Animal Alphabet

Typography for Kids!!! Bubabu is a super fun and quirky alphabet designed for children . Every letter is imagined as a funky animal character. The story is featuring a monkey girl and pirate boy zooming around the galaxy for lost letters, every  animal letter having its own personal story. The illustrations are having a sligh vintage touch and lots of humour! Unfortunately I could not find the book – but at least there is a bunch of wonderful pictures to share for inspiration. More alphabets for children coming soon!   Images via Trendland       Like this:Like Loading…

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www.makiminimag.bigcartel.com To give you a chance to flip through your very own issue of MAKI minimag we opened our SHOP! Please visit us over at www.makiminimag.bigcartel.com Come along on a happy journey through the RAIN! More than 40 pages of stories, comics, spot-it games, riddles, recipes, experiments …. And an interview with a raindrop! For children to explore, read and look at. Alone or together with their happy grown-ups! Rain and rainy days don´t have to be boring or stupid: More than 40 pages of stories, comics, spot-it games, riddles, recipes, experiments …. And an interview with a raindrop! For children to explore, read and look at. Alone or together with their happy grown-ups! Rain and rainy days don´t have to be boring or stupid: With MAKI minimag they can be surprising, fun, poetic and much much more… With artwork from: Steffie Brocoli (France), Sue Doeksen (Netherlands), Jana Glatt (Brazil), Yuliya Gwilym (Netherlands), Reka Kiraly (Finland), Agata Krolak (Poland); Elliot Kruszynski (UK), Saar Manche (Netherlands), Ola Niepsuj (Poland), Simone Porteder (Austria), Nanna Prieler (Austria), Sarah …

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The first print issue is on it´s way: MAKI minimag

Welcome to Issue One of MAKI minimag! After a year of hard work we are proud to present the first printed issue. Pre Order MAKI minimag via www.makiminimag.bigcartel.com Come along on a happy journey through the RAIN! More than 40 pages of stories, comics, spot-it games, riddles, recipes, experiments …. And an interview with a raindrop! For children to explore, read and look at. Alone or together with their happy grown-ups! Rain and rainy days don´t have to be boring or stupid: WIth MAKI minimag they can be surprising, fun, poetic and much much more… With artwork from: Steffie Brocoli (France), Sue Doeksen (Netherlands), Jana Glatt (Brazil), Yuliya Gwilym (Netherlands), Reka Kiraly (Finland), Agata Krolak (Poland); Elliot Kruszynski (UK), Saar Manche (Netherlands), Ola Niepsuj (Poland), Simone Porteder (Austria), Nanna Prieler (Austria), Sarah Vanbelle (Belgium) And contributions from international writers, editors and designers. Like this:Like Loading…

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just playing … FiRST SiGNS of SPRiNG

just playing … FiRST SiGNS of SPRiNG  : with a vintage magnetic board from Czeck Republic. Found it on our attic last year – played with it when I was a kid! Still in love with it.   Like this:Like Loading…

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Birthday Paper Turn Mill

a little man here in house turns 5 today • this is the birthday announcement card we started putting into envelopes 5 years ago!  Happy Birthday!!! * ein kleiner mann hier im haus wird heute 5 • das ist die geburtskarte die wir vor 5 jahren in die Umschläge geschteckt haben! Alles gute zum Purzeltag!!! * een kleine man hier in huis wordt vandaag 5 • dit is het geboortekaartje dat we 5 jaar geleden in enveloppen gestopt hebben :))) • gefeliciteerd, manneke!             Like this:Like Loading…

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just playing …

I am “just playing ….” – with this vintage magnetic board from Czeck Republic. Found it on our attic lately – played with it when I was a kid! Still in love with it!     Like this:Like Loading…

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Cachetejack Wooden Toys: iPhoneman & Top Feelings

Cachetejack are Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul, a Spanish illustration duo working “here and there”. They do colourful posters, books, zines, illustrations and exhibitions full of energy, humour and playfulness . Now they have added two Cachetejack wooden toys to their collection of work: iPhoneman and Top Feelings memory game. These limited edition, handmade wooden toys play with digital media age phenomenons such as emoticons in a smart and fun analog way! Beautifully designed  they are appealing to young and old, children as well as adults! Buy iPhoneman and Top Feelings via the Cachetejacks shop!   See more of Cachetejacks work via: www.cachetejack.com cachetejack.tumblr.com https://instagram.com/cachetejack/ Smart woodwork by Laserlab 21. Like this:Like Loading…

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Listen! Listen! by Ann and Paul Rand

  The beauty of everyday sounds.  Listen! Listen! by Ann and Paul Rand is a fascinating children´s book just about that, published in 1970. The “Blop” of a raindrop, the “Wham!” of a shutting door, the whisper of the wind in the trees, the “Crunch Crunch” of a toast. Ann Rand collects all those loud and quiet, happy and scary sounds and turns them into beautiful, rhythmic rhymes. Paul Rand accompanies the words with simple, striking (paper cut) forms, bright primary colours and funny little details. Such as the hammer next to the piggybank (Sparschwein/spaarvarken): nothing happens at the end (the hammer is used for building) but in your imagination you can hear the clattering sound of the breaking porcelain pig! But the best sound is….wait! Read, no: LISTEN YOURSELF!   But the noise I like the very best is early morning before sunrise because then (when I keep my eyes tigth shut) I can hear the world wake up. It´s a wonderful mixed-up sound. From far and near From air and ground it comes from all …

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MOMA Art Lab app

Do you know MOMA Art Lab already?  This app is designed for children in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art. In our opinion it is a great app to explore new technologies even with small kids in an open, creative and playful way. So for example get creative and use the MoMA Art Lab app to create a sound composition, a shape poem, a group drawing, and more, then save and share your artwork (parental setting available). This sort of digital play is a great way for families to learn about art, discover artists’ processes and inspirations, and spend time together. Or use the “Activities” module to explore works of modern art from the museums collection (Henri Matisse, Elizabeth Murray, Jean (Hans) Arp and many others). Each activity shows the work of art, explains the artist’s process, and then provides a way for kids to make their own artwork based on the style of the inspiration piece. There is even an audio feature that allows pre-readers to have the text read to them. This app is  great …

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Bauhaus Wooden Blocks – Typography toy for kids

Hello everyone! We are back from vacation and preparing some really nice stuff for MAKI:minimag. As for example these Bauhaus Wooden Blocks by Xavi Garcia  for Equisgarcia.  Josef Albers’ typography and Alma Buscher’s toys combine to inspire this set of 100 construction blocks. It is a super smart and beautiful typography toy for kids – to build letters and numbers as well as figures of all kind.  The blocks were designed by Spanish artist Xavi Garcia, they are hand-crafted in his family´s wood workshop in Frades de la Sierra, Spain. If you want to order them more information here. Fotos via http://www.equisgarcia.com   Like this:Like Loading…