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The "playful window mosaic", a small toy with endless possibilities.
The "playful window mosaic", a small toy with endless possibilities.
The "playful window mosaic", a small toy with endless possibilities.
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The San Kaku Mado is a toy that can be played anywhere as long as you have a window to stick it to. It consists of a single form and material and sticks without glue.

I have made this toy because I want to help kids be creative, to teach them that they can make things themselves as long as they try. I think it is one of the most valuable lessons we can teach our children. They only need small things to make big things.

san kaku mado toy
san kaku mado toy

A GREAT TOY - As a designer of products I always look for new materials. One of my favourite materials is a transparent vinyl that I started working with when I lived in Tokyo. It varies in beautiful colours and it even lights up when the sun falls on it. But that is not the only beauty, the most important is that due to its adhesive properties this material sticks to any flat surface, like mirrors and window.

One day when I was playing with my kids we came to the remarkable idea that we could make shapes and mosaicson the windows with it. That was the start of a great toy which has become popular at, not only our house, but also at our friends houses.

Shibaura House workshop, Tokyo
Shibaura House workshop, Tokyo

DESIGN - The final design of the San Kaku Madu is very basic, it consists of a single form in only one size. Although it seems so unbelievably simple it took us a long time to come to this final design. We started off with many different forms and figures, but by trialling this we found out that all different forms and figures can be made from this single shap, as long as you use your imagination....

PLAY MORE: STOP MOTION - We have started to capture some of the stories that children are telling with the San Kaku Mado by making stop motion movies. It is a very simple way to start becoming familiar with movie making, in the same way a child can use a camera.

It's another step into the world of creating things yourself that challenges children to make things and become aware of their abilities to be creative.

san kaku mado package
san kaku mado package

WE BRING IT TO YOU - The San Kaku Mado will come in a flat transformable package that makes it easy to send to you. But once opened it becomes a box. open it. It is one of those things I learned from being a designer whilst working in Japan, put effort in everything you make. It saves parents from having it linger around the house but also makes it easier to take anywhere you go.

san kaku mado storage box
san kaku mado storage box

For instance when you are traveling; the kids can use it to play on the car window. It can even give your car the distinctive look of being full of creative people, which it actually is but goes un-notable when you don't give kids the opportunity.

We hope you like this
We hope you like this

WHY HELP ME - I sincerely hope that you like and can see the potential of this toy as much as the children around me.  I have come a long way and it is not so hard to produce it. This is the  last step to make a large production possible and send out to all children that would love to be creative and play with it. You can help me with this, therefor I ask you to  make it possible to start the window playing everywhere. Together we can show people that we can all be creative.

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Most challenges have been taken, we just need to find the crowd that believes in this, so we can move it towards a real production and a distribution network. Thank you for your interest.

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