Wooden blocks for type lovers | How About Orange

August 02, 2013

Wooden blocks for type lovers


I've still got boxes to unpack, but I couldn't resist taking a few minutes to play. Wooden toy company Uncle Goose recently offered to send me a complimentary set of their hand-manufactured Big and Tall blocks. Initially I declined since I don't have babies and I don't like pastel colors. They assured me these would be less wooden toy and more "d├ęcor couture." And when I heard they were designed in collaboration with type foundry House Industries, I said sign me up.

Look what arrived on my doorstep: Orange. Patterns. Lettering. The craftsmanship and printing on the blocks is flawless. I got strangely addicted to moving these around, stacking and restacking. At least I have one shelf in my yet-to-be-unpacked office that's happy to look at! The blocks are perfect with my Blanca Gomez Typographer print, right?

The 20-block set will be available sometime this month; check the Uncle Goose shop for details.


9 comments:

Grandma G said...

Sure... we take off and what do you do but start playing?! Ha! Back to work now for you... and back on the road for us.....

Miss you already!
Mum

Gayle said...

Enjoy! Like the old commercial said, "You deserves a break today!"

joan.ekimball said...

So happy you're back! hope you're settling in ok.

Best
Joan

Kim said...

Very cool! Blocks for adults! ;) We all need to have a little fun in our lives!

sheri said...

those are awesome!

Christina said...

LOVE!

vegetablog said...

WOW! Those blocks are awesome. We have the Uncle Goose alphabet blocks for our little girl, and they are beautiful in their own right, but these are fabulously grown-up.

glad you're settling in!
~Natalie

Belladonna said...

Lovely!

Nicole Stevenson said...

Those are so lovely that I don't even have a little one and I would order them as Knicks knacks. Big hearts to design conscious kids toys.

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