OPENINGS: Toytoise (11.21.18)
Just in time for the holiday season, Toytoise has opened at the Oculus at World Trade Center featuring toys for kids of all ages (and kids at heart). We spoke with Sam, Toytoise Sales, to learn more.
Tell us about Toytoise...
Toytoise curates and presents fabulous design toys and gifts from designers that are leaders in their class. Our selection includes innovative and timeless products for the young and young–at–heart. Products that are classic and contemporary, fanciful and functional, simple and sophisticated.
Our products appeal to both hemispheres of the brain; great beauty and precision production. These seemingly contradictory characteristics are made to work together in the context of design.
What inspired you to open at Oculus World Trade Center?
The Oculus is a confluence of beauty and architecture, and resonates with our ethos. The world sees and shops our products here.
What can locals expect when they visit Toytoise?
A shop and selection like no other in New York or perhaps the world. Shop local, yet shop world class!
What are your favorite toys at Toytoise?
The Facemaker block set is one of our favorites. From MillerGoodman, a British design team, this block set of 25 cubes with 6 clever prints on each, can make over 100 faces. It’s a tangram for all ages. Simply extraordinary.
The Twister is a developmental ride-on for one-year olds — a first balance bike. A marvel in product design from France.
What else should be know about Toytoise?
We are a gift store that carries unique play and decor items. Our range of bags and wallets are like no other. We offer free shipping on all orders from our website: Toytoise.com.
What's coming up for Toytoise this holiday season?
We are always adding to our selection.
We will bring in new releases and editions from our current range of brands.