Item I Didn't win

This would've been nice in the soon-to-be-configured playroom.

8' x 10'4"


top: Mommy with curly curly hair waving good-bye to Elsa and Daddy with just a little bit of hair because they're going on vacation to the Art Museum.

Moon and stars all around the moon but not touching the moon because that's my picture of a moon. No one else can have it. (check out that happy face!)


Originally produced by Danese in 1967 and now finally re-issued, Enzo Mari's il posto dei giochi is "to be set no matter where in a few seconds, to create an imagination break in everyday life."

Buy it now: $126 at Modern Child
Free shipping until Monday, September 29

Previously on Daddytypes: Paper or Plastic?
Photos: Design 01/05/1968

Kid O Products: Here and Now

The long-awaited puzzles and blocks from Kid O are available now. Continuing the tradition of Community and Creative Playthings, the Kid O lineup is designed right and well made.

The City and Country blocks are re-made based on the original Caroline Pratt design and licensed from City & Country School, which was founded by Pratt in 1914. In three sets (Foundation, Addition and Extension) for $56.00 each. The puzzles are sweet, especially the fractions (ships mid October) and arranging sets — and nicely priced at $15–20 each. I'd like one of everything.

kid o
123 W. 10th St.
New York, NY

Elsa — On Prince

While listening to Take Me With You, one of her many favorite songs, Elsa had this to say about the singer from Paisley Park: "I think that girl's sad. I think she's all alone by herself in a great big house."

A bunch of Prince videos here (MTV).

We will We will Rock you (To sleep)

by Lullatone

Take a look around Lullatone's site and flickr — there's a lot to see and hear, like their exhibition of homemade instruments and children's music workshop, Ouchi Orchestra.

Art Party

Elsa and I went out for a date last night. Dinner at Vietnam then to the opening of the Megawords Storefront. Mural by Isaac Lin.

Then she says "Oh, That's a good one."

Elsa's been rhyming lately.

Tea Key
Sun Fun
Sky Why
Coke Poke
Nose Rose
Jeep Keep
Cake Wake
Door Score
Table Mabel
Belly Kelly
Bench Wrench
Carrot Parrot
Cracker Jacker
Mostly Closely
Get Down Slow Down
Hallo-ween Sleep-ing

Those are some of my favorites.

Paper Rad

Paper Rad from We Made It at Second Gallery, 2006.

Our Message Here...

After a long week in the Intensive Care Nursery, Astrid's coming home today! We will be having a Big/Little Sister party tonight with balloons, presents and Rice Krispie treat sushi (thanks Steph). Elsa will be able to see, touch and smell her little sister for the first time (no kids allowed in the ICN).

Stephen and Shauna made the sign as part of their Your Message Here project. Thanks!