Designed for Kids

seesaw by Louise Campbell

Let’s do a book review! Not really a book review, since it’s been out for 4 years, so more of an: Oh! Look at this awesome book and all the great design for kids I found inside! 

I can’t remember where I heard about this book, but I was trolling the aisles of my library the other day and found it, and couldn’t pull it off the shelf fast enough.

It’s Designed for Kids – a complete sourcebook by Phyllis Richardson, who has amazing taste and knows her kid products. As I was researching these products, I noticed that many of them aren’t available anymore, but they are definitely worth a look as eye candy/inspiration.


Designed For Kids sourcebook

Allow me to show you some of my favorite items from the book. Anyone who is interested in design for kids will drool all the way through this book, though, so maybe hold a cup under your chin.

1. Nest highchair by Sally Dominguez – This chair isn’t sold anymore, so apparently it wasn’t a classic, but I like it because it’s retro and very striking. I have a big problem with ugly high chairs.

Sally Domiguez Nest Chair |


2. Wall Decals from Wallcandy Arts – These aren’t the decals shown in the book, but I love these overlapping hearts. Luv.

heart decals by WallCandy Arts |


3. Kid O Bilibo thing- Why would they not make a bigger version of this for adults? Not fair.

Bilibo Tippy Seat


4. Swedish textile designer Pia Eriksson designed all of these blankies and pillows and soft snuggly things with tags all over them, because babies love their tag-munching.


Pia Eriksson textiles


5. Trunki is a ride-on, pull-along suitcase, that can also be carried over your shoulder when your child falls into a heap on the ground after they get tired of pulling/riding. They look pretty indestructible, and I just love the fire engine style.



6. Oh my goodness. I saved the best for last- I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything so cool. This seesaw makes me swoon. By Louise Campbell.

seesaw by Louise Campbell

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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