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In Review: Play All Day


I think I first saw mention of Play all Day: Design for Children (R. Klanten, etc.) on the Bkids childrens' design website. I remember the teaser had a line about Arounna Khounnoraj (click to see their amazing designs & store) and I was already signing myself up for a copy from InterLibraryLoan.
* (She did a weekly kids' craft project on her website, and although a few of them were too hard for a toddler, a lot of them could be scaled down to a small child's learning curve. I even 'favorited' a few of her projects because I wanted to do them for myself! Find them here.)*
When I received Play All Day, I couldn't wait to sit down and look at the pictures, finding inspiration at every turn. A lot of the products were made by small companies, but a few were made by parents, and there was an entire section dedicated to futuristic & naturalistic parks/play areas, which is something close to my heart! I loved having this resource around for a few weeks before I had to give it back, but was a little sorry to see there were no tutorials in the book. I misunderstood that this wasn't a 'how-to' book, simply a nice art book that focused on design purely for children. Oh well, I got my fill of eye candy from it, and if you can grab this for a month or so from your local library, I say snag it!
Here is another great review from Ohdeedoh, also some sneak peak pictures if you're interested!


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