The Loop #17 – BleepBleeps

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Every week we bring you a little round up of cool stuff we've seen online we think you might like. You know, just to keep you in the loop! 

Let's kick off with some primary colour play. Inspired by an architect's drafting kit, these colourful, magnetic building blocks are just the ticket to keep little builders and budding designers busy. Also - they look so good we'd be tempted to display them as ornaments on the mantlepiece! Find these and other ace kid-friendly design games online via US lifestyle brand Areaware

And talking of keeping little people busy... You might want to take a look at the Digital Makers event series at Tate Britain. Digital Makers run art making workshops for kids aged between 8 and 14. Much to our excitement, classic kids tv character Morph is taking over the gallery next week as part of The Tate x Aardman storytelling and stop-motion animation workshop! The workshop takes place on 4th August, but if you can't make it along in person, you can get involved at home. Just visit the Tate Kids website after the event for details. 

Tinybop make educational apps that will blow your kids' minds. They'll probably blow yours too. Sure, as far as your kids are concerned, they're playing with a brilliant, exciting, fun app - but they're also exploring pretty big ideas and learning about the world around them. Skyscrapers is the latest release and it's definitely on our list of weekend activities. The app lets you construct your own skyscraper skyline then you travel up and down in the lift, finding out how the people inside are using the building as a place to work and live and play. You even find out about skyscraper plumbing and electrics work! Good, right? Find out more from Tinybop.

Designed by legendary Danish designer Verner Panton in 1971, the Panthella floor lamp remains as crazy-popular today as it was when it was first launched. Demand is so high that lighting company Louis Poulsen is producing a new version. Smaller in size and available in a rainbow of colours, we're adding these to our design wishlist! In this photo they look a little bit like little colour-pop people! 






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