Leave it to the Swedes. These muted, gestural toys are frigging awesome down to their shellacked-as-all-get-out finishes. I love the boon in children’s modern toys, and these fit in nicely. The company is called Playsam. I know some people think that modernist children’s toys are cold and pretentious (i.e. those Eames-like doll condos), but I don’t think so. I think they’re incredibly instructive with form and color and abstraction.  Now, if you’re a weird, anal, asshole parent who hates getting things dirty–that’s a problem. Mix in your modern with your teddy bears and ducky blankets and heirloom rocking chairs. Eclecticism, baby!

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