Introducing Your Child to the Retro-Gaming Aesthetic

When you dreamed of having kids, you probably fantasized about the day you would teach them how to jump over barrels in the original Donkey Kong or chomp fruit and avoid mouthless ghosts in Pac-Man. The one thing you didn’t anticipate, however, is your kids’ distaste for any technology that existed before last week. The […]

Wonder Woman, Super Girl & Bat Girl: Superheroes for Your Supergirl

Please don’t tell anyone what I am about to tell you. If you do, I’ll have to kill you. Ready? My daughter is a secret agent. She doesn’t want anyone to know this. She’s afraid if anyone finds this out, they will steal her moves and blow her cover. She does have some fancy moves. […]

MyMimi Cassette Pillows for Hipster Kids (And Parents, Too)

I was fortunate enough to be a child in the greatest decade in human history: the ‘70s. Everything was coming together. The Vietnam War was ending, the Civil Rights movement was reaping its first wave of benefits, prog-rock and proto-metal were young and vibrant, and the clothes were awesomely garish. Free love (which I was […]

Kids Lab Pixel Alien Rug Takes Kids Back to the Future

When I was 13 years old, my friends and I used to ride our bikes up to a place called Zips, a build-your-own–ice-cream-sundae shop located about a mile from our housing development. It was 1980, and for me, a mile was a long way to ride without supervision, especially if it meant traveling outside the […]