Author Archives: Thomas Porter

Cupcakes as Where The Wild Things Are

(Lovingly made by Claire_issa “for her roommate as a farewell present”, found on Flickr via BoingBoing)

Robox: robot boxes in disguise

Unfortunately, these stackable storage boxes disguised as child-sized robot seats are not available to buy. It’s a concept product designed by Guus Oosterbaan. We can but dream for its inclusion in next seasons Ikea range. (Via Yanko Design, who incidentally today are also featuring the most unsuitable hanging light of all time. Unless you’re a […]

Karen O – All Is Love (Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack)

As if Arcade Fire’s lush reworking of Wake Up for the upcoming Where The Wild Things Are movie soundtrack wasn’t cool enough, Yeah Yeah Yeahs first lady Karen O has teamed up with a bunch of kids (an “untrained” children’s choir, actually) to do the same. You can listen to Karen O And The Kids […]

The Gruffalo on stage, TV, shelf, your subconscious

If my daughter was 3-years-old we’d be watching Tall Stories’ stage adaptation of The Gruffalo as it makes it’s big hairy way across the world in the coming months. You can watch a musical snippet here, but don’t let that put you off. As it stands, however, we’re stuck with the BBC’s upcoming TV attempt, […]

What kids’ dreams mean

Dr Pam Spurr aka the Dreams Doctor believes that “your child’s dreams and nightmares provide lots of information about their inner emotional life”, and that we, as parents, should discuss and attempt to decipher them as a way of bonding. Of course, Dr Spurr has written a book about it. And the D.R.E.A.M Key (Detail, […]

Modernhood – fathering with style

The first post. Sorry, it isn’t about anything. The blog needs work before I post proper because I only just set it up. Actually, I set it up last week and have done nothing until now. Not because i’m lazy, but because I am a father. And I have a job. If you have a […]