August 5, 2014

So while we're all about preserving historical vintage and heirloom pieces to be loved and cherished by families for many years, we also adore a clever hack!

While chopping up an iconic Eames chair may seem a bit sacrilegious, this high chair and potty seat made in 2007 by students (Jared Delorenzo, Tim Peet, Alexandra Temple Powell, Tom Reynolds, Alie Thomer, and Andrew McCandlish) from the Department of Industrial Design at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia taps back into the Eames' original mission of experimentation and fun.


Adobe sponsored a "Hack Eames" contest in 2013, inviting six artists to reinvent the classic chair. We love what each artist finally configured, whether it was purely aesthetic design or a cool incorporation of robotics and technology.

Everyone's heard about (and many of us have tried) Ikea hacks. Some of the cleverest hack are definitely in the kids space. This dollhouse by blogger Willy Kroon is made from wallpaper scraps and a simple Expedit bookshelf.

Image from  101woonideeen.nl

The Digintet curtain clips can be used to hang a child's artwork - easy to install and easy to display new pieces as your kid creates them. Check out this project by blogger Meesh Pierce.

Image from  imeeshyou.com

Image from imeeshyou.com

This transformation by Gisela Vidallé of the Kura bed into a minimalistic playhouse bed is truly remarkable.

Image via  ikeahackers.net

Image via ikeahackers.net

100% practical and easy to transform, these simple Hemnes drawer supports do double duty as scooter stands.

Image from  ikeahackers.net

Image from ikeahackers.net

With all the great hacks out there, we had a hard time choosing our favorites! Share yours with us on Twitter or Instagram! @kinderMODERN