Adam Savage builds a Kendama
August 12, 2017

Adam Savage builds a Kendama

Adam Savage, who you probably know from the the old Discovery Channel show MythBusters and more recently the hit YouTube channel Tested teams up wi...

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Art of Play Visits Japan
June 23, 2017

Art of Play Visits Japan

We’re always searching for new products and inspiration so this year we decided to travel East and see what treasures we might discover in the land...

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John Edmark's Exploratorium
May 27, 2017

John Edmark's Exploratorium

It's no secret that all of us at Art of Play are big fans of John Edmark. From the Helicone to his Animated Blooms, his imagination and craftsmansh...

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Tops by Ray & Charles Eames
May 13, 2017

Tops by Ray & Charles Eames

Tops is a short film directed by Ray & Charles Eames in 1969. The film showcases many different styles of spinning tops from around the world, ...

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Japanese Art of Marquetry
March 25, 2017

Japanese Art of Marquetry

Ever wonder how the Japanese achieve such intricate patterns in their woodwork, particularly for those popular puzzle boxes you see in souvenir sho...

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Learn to Tie a Monkey Fist Knot
March 4, 2017

Learn to Tie a Monkey Fist Knot

A monkey's fist is a type of knot, so named because it looks somewhat like a small bunched fist. It is tied at the end of a rope to serve as an anc...

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