Friday Finds: How Now Design


Wooden Play Mailbox by How Now DesignIt’s time for another installment of Friday Finds, your guide to the best hidden gems on Etsy. This week’s pick is How Now Design, an upstate New York-based maker of clever toys like this play mailbox. Isn’t it lovely? The handmade oak box hangs from a doorknob and has a secret latch on the side for retrieving parcels. This would be so sweet on a kids door, for leaving them little notes throughout the day. Or how about one for every member of the family?  I’m sure the tykes would enjoy creating pretend mail as much as receiving it.

Another awesome offering from How Now are their color-in masks, beautifully letterpress printed by Pistachio Press. There are three to choose from—a fox, a bunny, and a pheasant (in our house we would probably just call it a bird). The kit includes one mask that is ready to be colored, four crayons, and one ribbon for tying the mask around one small head. What could be better than a toy that combines crafting and pretend play? Just think how long it will keep them busy!

Color-In Kids Mask by How Now DesignPhotos: How Now Design

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