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Playbox Fundraiser Reveal!

They're here! I'm pleased to reveal the finished playboxes curated for The Children's Storefront silent auction fundraiser. They are part art, part furniture, part play, and are intended for children aged 3-8. The makers include architects, a designer, a teacher and a scientist, and each of the five boxes is absolutely delightful! They can be stand alone toys, or can be affixed to the wall to become night tables or engaging works of art. They are available to bid on here until December 6th, 2016 and all proceeds go to the Children's Storefront and La Leche League Canada. If you want to see them in action, head to the Drôle House Facebook page.

 Musical playbox made by Kyle England, Architect.

Musical playbox made by Kyle England, Architect.

 Weaving playbox made by Nadine El-Gazzar, Architect. In her words: "t he spatial weaving playbox allows the crafter to weave strips of material through a network of strings in different planes. The strips of material can be re-positioned, twisted, crossed and intertwined. The quiet process of weaving allows the player mind space to refect on the craft, or whatever thoughts fill their mind."

Weaving playbox made by Nadine El-Gazzar, Architect. In her words: "the spatial weaving playbox allows the crafter to weave strips of material through a network of strings in different planes. The strips of material can be re-positioned, twisted, crossed and intertwined. The quiet process of weaving allows the player mind space to refect on the craft, or whatever thoughts fill their mind."

 Circuit House playbox made by Wendy Graham of  Science Riot Grrls.

Circuit House playbox made by Wendy Graham of Science Riot Grrls.

 Game Blocks playbox made by Ivan Ilic, designer and model maker Shop 116. In his words: " p  lay means an opportunity to explore, experience, and through a creative process further our understanding of the world. Game blocks are a collection of oversized wood dice that individually or in combination allow us to make our own fun games: games that may involve facial expressions, spelling, math, directions, animals, colours and some images what are just plain weird."

Game Blocks playbox made by Ivan Ilic, designer and model maker Shop 116. In his words: "play means an opportunity to explore, experience, and through a creative process further our understanding of the world. Game blocks are a collection of oversized wood dice that individually or in combination allow us to make our own fun games: games that may involve facial expressions, spelling, math, directions, animals, colours and some images what are just plain weird."

 Woodland natural playbox made by Eva Mendonça, teacher. In her words:  "my inspiration for the playbox was nature and the outdoors. Some of my best memories of childhood are running around outside or foraging in the forest. Growing up, most of my toys were found in nature or handmade from ordinary objects {buttons, clothes pins, milk bags!}. It's all about trusting the magic and letting simple objects come to life. Allowing imagination to shape the play experience with minimal influence of toys. It's about letting your souls run wild + free - to wander into the woodland and get lost."

Woodland natural playbox made by Eva Mendonça, teacher. In her words: "my inspiration for the playbox was nature and the outdoors. Some of my best memories of childhood are running around outside or foraging in the forest. Growing up, most of my toys were found in nature or handmade from ordinary objects {buttons, clothes pins, milk bags!}. It's all about trusting the magic and letting simple objects come to life. Allowing imagination to shape the play experience with minimal influence of toys. It's about letting your souls run wild + free - to wander into the woodland and get lost."

Happy bidding!

~Deborah