Synopses & Reviews
"It's too cold outside. There's nothing on TV. You've read all your books. Sigh. You're out of things to do! Lucky for you the book 'Kid Made Modern' by Todd Oldham is cock-full of 52 easy-to-do crafts." —Girl's Life Magazine
"Diving into the easy kids crafts in Todd Oldham's 'Kid Made Modern' is like having your own personal modern art teacher. Projects range from easy to difficult—from making over your sneakers with surprising shoe lace colors to sewing a log-shaped felt pillow. Unlike art projects, which immediately scream 'kid-made,' Oldham's popsicle stick-free crafts will delight both kids and their design-savvy parents." —Babble.com
"This activity book from renowned designer Oldham uses the work of Mid-Century modern visual artists—including Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, and Charles and Ray Eames—as springboards for 52 hands-on creative projects. Brief tutorials introduce skills and techniques, paired with full-color photos of kids and the various processes. Some are simple, like Alexander Girard-inspired dolls made from wooden spoons and Luis Barragán-style cardboard houses, while others are more challenging (making a felt laptop case with a monster face requires machine stitching). But, regardless of ability, there's much here to capture the eye of ambitious, crafty readers." —Publisher's Weekly
Do-it-yourselfers ages five and up can go retro with enough projects by legendary designer Todd Oldham to fill entire rooms. Taking inspiration from mid-century designers and artists such as Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Alexander Girard, and Dorothy Draper, Oldham revisits modernism in the new millennium. Bold, vibrant, and kid-friendly, these projects provide days of fun for burgeoning modernists.
About the Author
Todd Oldham is one of the most beloved and mediagenic designers working today. Originally a couture fashion designer with several stores in New York, and a commentator on MTV's House of Style, Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design, from film and photography to furniture and graphic art. Todd appears frequently as a consultant on NBC's Today, as well as on MTV's enormously popular Crib Crashers, for which Todd redesigns teenagers' homes in the likeness of their favorite stars' abode. Oldham designs his own line of dorm room furnishings for Target in addition to a line of furniture for La-Z-Boy, and he is currently developing a television series based on Handmade Modern. Most recently, he has become a contributing editor to ReadyMade magazine. He lives in New York City.