We have always adored the incredible works of Japanese design firm Torafu Architects. They usually specialise in architectural, interior and exhibition design, so we were very excited when we discovered these wonderful toy Dowel Blocks for children...
Made from wonderfully coloured plywood, the different shaped blocks have holes on five sides allowing you to connect them three-dimensionally in an infinite number of ways.
Encouraging children's imaginations, Torofu Blocks can be turned into a glorious pirate ship or vintage camera, with a few quick swivels and clicks.
We think these beautifully designed blocks offer a fresh design experience for children and a lovely change away from the plastics of Duplo and Lego.