Melissa Sweet Inventor Profile by Toys are Tools plus Giveaway!

Posted by design on Aug 3, 2012 in Press Articles

Photo of Melissa Sweet, courtesy of Melissa Sweet and posted by Toys are Tools


 

Toys are Tools recently interviewed eeBoo artist, Melissa Sweet! The interview gives beautiful insight into the mind of the maker of many designs on eeBoo’s products. Melissa Sweet is the artist behind eeBoo’s best sellers like the Life On Earth Matching Game and Tell Me a Story – Mystery in the Forest!

 

 

 

In the interview, Melissa Sweet explains that she wants her art to be approachable for kids. Her designs are simple and clean, yet captivatingly beautiful. Despite her talent, Melissa Sweet holds herself to be “living proof that you’re not born drawing well.” She believes that everyone can be an artist, and creating art shouldn’t be intimidating for youngsters.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated one of eeBoo’s Learn to Draw Books and brought to the design process the conviction that ”every kid wants to feel good after they make something.” eeBoo drawing books aim to embolden children to explore their artistic nature without reservation or shyness.

Melissa Sweet discusses the benefits of encouraging kids to draw. She expresses that she ”would say there might be a difference between looking at something and actually seeing it and when you draw, you have to see it.” In turn, she says, eyes are opened up to appreciating other manufactured goods. All products begin the same way — on a piece of paper. “So for instance, a kid’s sneakers – It had to be drawn first,” Melissa explains. We love the idea of children becoming aware of the artistic talent behind the objects they use everyday!

 

Melissa Sweet keeps eeBoo Paper Flowers in her studio!

 

You can read the interview here. Don’t forget to participate in the giveaway of 2 Melissa Sweet books on Toys are Tools website!

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Life on Earth Tot Towers Wins “Most Sellable”!

Posted by design on Apr 13, 2012 in Award, Press Articles, Product Feature

In their Spring Issue, Gift Shop Magazine has declared eeBoo’s Life on Earth Tot Towers the winner of their “Most Sellable” category! eeBoo’s Tot Towers have long been a favorite item, and continue to thrive in the marketplace.  Our most recent tower features the popular Life on Earth artwork of Melissa Sweet, and has been featured in a number of publications since winning the New York Gift Sustainability award.

Gift Shop Magazine asserts that “Marrying contemporary design with eco-friendly materials to make toys, is what makes eeBoo tick.” Following is a brief interview with eeBoo employee Rosie Meigs, who points out: “We like to make sure everything is beautiful and well-made and that children are interacting with a high-quality product.” Ms. Meigs also mentions that eeBoo carries “products that teach children environmental responsibility.”

Take a gander at our Tot Towers here, and check out some of our other ecologically friendly products here, here and here!

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