Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh! The Places You'll Go!

I guess all that doodling in school was not so bad after all!  Thanks Marbles The Brain Store for including us in your Top Five List! Also see us in their front windows!

Click here to see the "Top Five for Back to School" list and learn more about this great store.

Monday, August 22, 2011

More Alexander Calder

While visiting the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York City, I saw more works by Calder, which was our featured artist on the "see what they saw" series #02.

I love the shadows on the wall...every angle creates a new composition.  This month we are going to see how shadows affect composition on our walk to school and you can do the same.  We will share our discoveries and creations. Send us yours for us to post too...I love to "see what they saw"!

"Constellation with Red Object" by Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976). Roxbury, Connecticut, 1943. Painted wood and steel wire, 24 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 9 1/2" (62.2 x 38.7 x 24.1 cm). James Thrall Soby Fund. © 2011 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

To see more selected works by Calder at the MoMA, click here.

Kidzaw at the New York International Gift Fair 2011

It was a lot of  hard work, but we enjoyed meeting everyone and thank you to all our new Retailers that are now selling our line.  To see the list of Retailers in your area click here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our First Award!

We just won "Best New Product" in the Toy category at the New York International Gift Fair!  Here is a picture of Michelle in our booth proudly displaying our award!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thank You to the Playthings Staff for naming us "Toy of the Week"!

Playthings provides the latest news from the world of toy, game and collectible retailers, manufacturers and suppliers, including financial results, store openings and closings, promotions and marketing efforts, product exclusives and other business developments.
Playthings.com has merged with their sister site Giftsanddec.com and all related content can now be found here. 

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mark Your Calendars...kidzaw is coming to the Milwaukee Art Museum!

Feature image for Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper exhibitionOctober 15, 2011–January 8, 2012
Baker/Rowland Galleries

Organized in conjunction with the Albertina in Vienna, Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the significance of drawing to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist avant-garde movements—and to the development of modern art. The exhibition makes its premiere in Milwaukee, presenting more than one hundred drawings, watercolors, and pastels by many of the greatest artists in the history of Western European art—Manet, Degas, Renoir, C├ęzanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec. These artists created drawings independently of painting, as they sought to create an art that more accurately represented their times. In the process, the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists effectively elevated drawing in nineteenth-century France to a status equal with painting.


Pierre Auguste Renoir, Bathers with Crab, 1890–99. Oil on canvas. 21 ½ x 25 ¾ in. Acquired through the generosity of Mrs. Alan M. Scaife and family. Photo: Tom Little.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone for helping us get ready for our first trade show this past weekend.  Again, we had a lot of help from friends to pull this together.

We enjoyed meeting everyone at the show and thank you to all the retailers for embracing this product and bringing Kidzaw Master Kits to their store. We look forward to working with you and creating more great products for you!

Michelle and Jane