Archive for the 'kids' Category

New York City in a Bag

November 3, 2006

New York City in a bag

I couldn’t resist. At least it comes in a bag, but this is a pretty cool toy for kids.

As irresistible to adults as it is to children, MUJI’s New York in a Bag comes with nine wooden city structures and six wooden cars. Included are New York City icons such as the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA’s original 1939 building . The wood is from sustainable forests. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

From the MoMA online store $14.

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Yoda Backpack – Not just for the young padawan

August 28, 2006

Yoda BackpackI was thinking I might pick one of these up to for my commute, you know to hold my papers and digi-equipment. I’d guess it is big enough for a 12″ Powerbook, some light reading and a sandwich.Yoda Backpack If I got it of course I’d have to hide it from my toddler, and I don’t know that my wife would like it if she saw me not using that boring briefcase she gave me. Seriously, if I had the Yoda Backpack I would be envied by the two programmers I sit next to. Yoda Backpack with booksOne of them has all sorts of sci-fi action figures (including both the Millennium Falcon and Starship Enterprise) and only in yodaisms he speaks. The other wears a black cloak in the middle of August, always speaks into his cupped hand between long mechanical breaths. I’d get mugged at work with the threat of getting my harddrive wiped clean in the middle of the night …just for this backpack… I’ll just stick with my briefcase, it’s safer.

For $39.99 at


R.E.Load Aika is a tiny messenger bag

August 22, 2006

Reload Aika tiny messenger bag R.E.Load has a very cool miniature messenger bag measuring 7″ wide x 6″ tall. What are tiny messenger bags for, you ask? Tiny messenger bags are for things that are tiny. Like text books (on your PDA) , blackberries, wallets, or a large cell phone. OR, for a tiny person like my toddler. Then this bag is for normal sized objects like a doll, sippy-cups, fruit snacks for dad, that sort of thing.

R.E.Load was started by Roland and Ellie, two messengers. The coolest thing about this company is how their manufacturing and shipping works:

We take your order, cut out your materials, and sew everything together with our own two hands. Then we check and double-check every stitch, pack up your bag and ride it to our shippers.

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