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Mastodonts

At wodibow they believe that toys can mix design with being 100% natural. Mastodonts is a family of wooden magnetic animals inspired in architecture. From 1 body you can build 4 animals just by changing the heads, mouths and ears. No plastic, no paint, no varnish nor glue. It is all beech wood and magnets and finished with wax made of olive oil and beeswax. It is presented in a box made of poplar. They include a cloth and a tin of wax to maintain the Mastodonts. They design and produce in Spain to double-check every one of the pieces they make. To produce they use hi-tech CNC machinery.

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DIY Mini Press

This is the do it yourself Mini Etching Press kit, part of the Halfwood Press line of etching presses. It is made so that it can be packed in a compact box for mailing. Owners need about an hour for assembly. The kit has a user manual, felt blankets for intaglio printing and a chase for relief printing. Besides etchings and linoleum blocks users print lithographic, stencil, mono types and mono prints. This personal size press is youth friendly and capable of professional quality prints by experienced printmakers. The printed user manual is interactive with QR codes to link owners online.

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Movable wooden animals

The diversity animal toys are moving with different ways, simple but fun. The abstract animal shapes absorb children to imagine.There are 5 animals in the group: Pig, Duck, Giraffe, Snail and Dinosaur. Duck's head move from right to left when you pick it up from the desk,it seems to say "NO" to you; Giraffe's head can move from up and down; Pig's nose, Snail's and Dinosaur 's heads move from inside to outside when you turn their tails. All of the movements make people smile. Also all of the movements drive children to play in different ways, like pulling, pushing tails, turning heads...etc

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Kinderfeets

The Kinderfeets™ is a wooden balance bike. It provides a starting point for children preparing to ride a “normal” two-wheeled bicycle. To differentiate this balance bike from others we made a chalkboard finish color options for customization, foot pegs for cruising, so this will make the transition to pedals even easier. Then we added a low step through frame, that allows for lower settings of the seat and easy on-and-off of the rider and Forever-Air-Tires to decrease their maintenance

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Rocking Zebra

Children love this frisky rocking toy, whilst the contemporary look, funky graphics and natural wood, are real eye-catchers in the modern home. The design challenge involved retaining the essential character of a classic heirloom toy, whilst using advanced techniques and a modular construction system to allow for future additional animal types with minimal part changes. The packaged product also needed to be compact and under 10kg for direct internet sales channels. Use of custom print laminate is a real first, resulting in perfect color/pattern rendition on a totally scratch-resistant surface

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DIY Rembrandt Press

This Do It Yourself toy printing press is modeled from European designs that were used in the 17th Century by famous artists like Goya and Piranesi. The kit includes a wood printing plate after the old master, Rembrandt van Rijn. The press, like Rembrandt’s, is made of wood and suited for assembly by young people. It is good for teaching the art of hand printmaking. An added USB flash thumb drive set in the woodwork connects to a Smartphone or tablet so that users may download lessons free and also follow links to online resources such as the creator’s online print making magazine.

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Good designs create value for society. Everyday we feature a special design project that demonstrates excellence in design. Today, we are pleased to showcase an award-winning design that makes a positive difference. We will be featuring more great and inspiring designs daily. Make sure to visit us everyday to enjoy new good design products and projects from greatest designers worldwide.

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