“Now that we are past New York Fashion Week, let’s talk about a real trend-setter with values deeply rooted in the earth, well-being, and humanity.
Before it was popular, Imelda McCain (seen above) opened her all-handmade toy store, Playing Mantis, in Tribecca in with the goal of providing families and children with toys she felt were worthy of—and that she was already making for—her own son, Lucas (seen below). Not only has she been providing smart, Read more
Q&A with Imelda McCain, owner of Playing Mantis
March 26, 2014
Imelda McCain had a mission to introduce children to natural wooden crafts before they pick up the electronics and plastic toys so in 2006 she opened Playing Mantis, at 32 North Moore St. The store carries handcrafted toys and collectibles made from wood and recycled materials. Read more
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If you have a child, are a child or never actually grew up! Come Join Scott and Jessie at Playing Mantis in Tribeca this Saturday.
Come join us Saturday December 28th from 1-4pm
at the Playing Mantis Toy store, Read more
Let us take you on a journey to discover the Soulful Economy and a marketplace for conscious consumers. Shop artisan gifts that give back, from unique jewelry to wallets and bags made out of recycled material, beautiful rugs crafted in India, pillows from Africa, tabletop from Bali, essential oils of health and healing, home accessories, toys, stunning artworks, clothing, and handcrafted items from our Haiti Artisans Collection: tobacco leaf vases, recycled cereal box necklaces, recycled T-shirt bags and more. Read more
It is the first snowfall of 2013…. as if the clouds from above descended and settled in the grass, on trees and rooftops. It is so fresh…. unbranded, unmarked by neither foot nor paw prints. Once in a while the wind swooshes lifting the snow from branches …as they dance and then lightly flutters against the silver sky. Read more