The Hook Magazine – ARTIST Profile

Coat Hooks

Imelda McCain – HOOK Magazine May/June 2016

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The Greenwich Hotel

Playing Mantis is featured in The Greenwich Hotel what to-do guide – Link Read more

Happy Halloween 2015

Meet the collaborator of playing mantis

Animal Instincts

“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

AM New York – Q&A with Imelda McCain

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