When designer daddies go too far

November 21, 2010 | By Brent Almond | POP CULTURE

Emerson House "dollhouse" from Brinca Dada

Like any other aesthetically-minded parent, I’m distraught by the mountains of primary-colored plastic toys that are amassing in our house. And I appreciate the effort New York-based Brinca Dada puts forth to create something stylish and creative for baby to play with. But seriously — this is a bit much.

I guess I could see a child playing with these “dollhouses”… if parents didn’t mind their child getting a few gaping head wounds from the modernist architectural corners. And if there were no other color in the child’s life — but what child doesn’t love earth tones? And don’t get me started on the dolls themselves. Yikes.

Brinca Dada does state on their website that the Emerson House is age-graded 13+. However, the above photo (pulled from their Facebook page) sends a different message. I think it’s time for these Dadas to take it down a notch.

(P.S. I can’t believe this hasn’t ended up on Unhappy Hipsters yet.)

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3 responses to “When designer daddies go too far”

  1. Liz says:

    Ah, no, it’s grade 3+. And it’s awesome – though I agree the dolls are creeeeeepy.

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      Liz:
      Right you are! I could have sworn it said 13! I must have been half asleep at the time.

      Do you have a child whose played with the dollhouse? Visually I agree it’s very cool, but the pictures make it look rather sharp and not very toddler-friendly.

      Brent

  2. sage says:

    a friend once told me to choose things that both my child and i would enjoy….brinca dada did that…my grand daughters are 4 and 7 and have most certainly learned not to go banging their head on something including the many sharp corners in the world outside of this toy….i actually like the dolls depicted because they are blank and allow for imagination…so i am looking to buy them to go with their house…we are even going to try some live landscaping with alpine planes and wheat grass….hopefully i can find clothing….if not we can make it and use our imaginations again…wow

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