Stick-lets by Christina Kazakia

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Forget about Java, web, and other technological applets; stay entertained with Stick-lets! Christina Kazakia, owner of Kazakia Design, conceived of Stick-lets after recognizing the diminishing role that nature had in children’s play. Stick-lets, each piece a colorful silicone plate with multiple holes of varying sizes, make easy interaction with the outdoor environment. The silicone acts as a multifunctional rubber band that can bind together branches (and more!) as children build forts and tents with nature’s gifts. The neon colors of Stick-lets glow against the earthy greens and browns that normally color the backyard. And, for the more timid, starter sticks of untreated birch wood are also available.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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