I’ve admired Haptic Lab for years, but after having the chance to meet Emily Fischer a few weeks ago and see her latest creation in person I might be classified as a fangirl. The Flying Martha Ornithopter is a flying machine that uses a flapping wing motion to fly, just like a real bird. The simple mechanical toy powered by a rubber band is named after the last passenger pigeon, Martha, who died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. To make Martha take flight, simply wind up the bird and gently release like a paper airplane. (She also makes a charming companion when displayed in your home.)
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1/ Birthday Box: Twenty Birthday Cards
This box of twenty birthday cards created by five different artists has saved my butt not once, but twice this month alone. Every single one is gorgeous and printed on thick paper stock, so it won’t look like you forgot to pick up a card.
2/ Case Study Table Top Diamond with Wood Stand
I adore Case Study’s ceramics and own about five of their planters. This one is the perfect size for a kitchen table or countertop.
3/ Petit Collage 5pc Mealtime Set (Dinosaurs)
Petit Collage offers the best modern designed children’s toys and decor, and it’s al sustainably made. I picked up a few things for two of my cousins’ birthdays this month, including this mealtime set. Get 15% off your purchase with code DESIGNCRUSH.
4/ Kristen Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner
I took some travel sizes of these along when I had to travel last month and really fell in love with the way they made my hair feel. The scent is more powerful than most hair products I’ve tried, but I don’t dislike it and feel like it helps cover any second day hair smell.
5/ MyChelle Lip Hints
These conditioning lip balms have been valuable players in keeping my dry winter lips moisturized. The light tints are a nice added bonus.
6/ Sqwishful Pop Up Sponges
These guys are 100% renewable plant-based, 100% biodegradable, and compressed to reduce their carbon footprint. And they come in a fun shape.
7/ Striped Knit Crop Jumpsuit
Wish you could wear your pajamas all day? Get this jumpsuit. Not only does it make you look super pulled together, but I guarantee lots of compliments will follow. (Note: I’m 5’2″ and it fits to my ankles, not cropped.)
What kind of stockings did you grow up with as a kid? Mine was the red felt kind that you can still buy literally anywhere, with my name written on the white part in glitter. I loved it and it still hangs at my Mom’s house every Christmas! Stockings are my favorite part of gift opening, so I thought it apt to do a Buy or DIY post dedicated to this very special holiday tradition.
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Alphabuild consists of twenty large magnetic pieces that can help kids practice problem solving skills by matching the pieces to build familiar objects or imaginative shapes. Perfect for practicing capital letters, this is one toy you probably wouldn’t mind laying around the house.
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Flat-packed models have been gaining in popularity, and this trio of beetles from Assembli is exceptional! Choose from the Stag, Hercules, and Atlas species before selecting from a number of color options, then get to work putting together the cut paper and cardboard skeleton and wings.
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Tsumiki Stacking Blocks are essentially Japan’s super sleek answer to Legos. Structurally a triangle is the strongest geometric shape, and architect Kengo Kuma has turned it into a playful and interactive building set. Each piece is crafted with Japanese cedar with notches cut into the tip of each block that allow them to be stacked. These blocks may be made for kids, but I’d happily use them too!
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