Design

September 11, 2020

Mattel Releases ‘Day of the Dead’ Barbie Doll To Celebrate Mexico’s ‘Dia de Muertos’

When Mattel released its first Día de los Muertos-inspired Barbie doll in 2019, it was a huge hit and instantly sold out. This year, the toy manufacturer is celebrating the Mexican “Day of the Dead” again, with a brand-new doll that’s just as beautiful as the last. “My hope for these dolls is that they're able to bring more awareness to the Dia de Muertos celebration,” says the doll’s designer, Javier Meabe.

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September 7, 2020

9 Essential Supplies to Make Virtual School a Breeze

The year 2020 is shaping up to be one like no other. So many things have changed, and school is no different. With many students learning from home via virtual school, there are adjustments to be made. Learning may look different and may be more challenging for some, but there's no reason parents can't help their children make this school year a positive experience.

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September 4, 2020

10+ Grinch Face Masks to Comically Warn Others to Keep Their Distance

If The Grinch was real today, he’d be the king of social distancing. Infamous for being a hermit, the green-furred, grouchy Dr. Suess character lives at the top of snowy Mount Crumpit, a towering mountain overlooking Whoville, with no one but his dog, Max, for company. It’s no surprise then that many people are relating to the reclusive character during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 1, 2020

IKEA x LEGO Collaboration Releases Storage Boxes That Are Also Toys

Children’s creative endeavors are often misunderstood by adults. What is perceived as a scattered mess of LEGOs by an adult, is seen as a half-constructed work of art by a child. So clean-up times can be a source of frustration for both the structure seeking adult and budding young artiste. Luckily, Swedish furniture company IKEA has joined forces with beloved toy company LEGO to create a storage unit collection called BYGGLEK.

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