You know when someone makes toys for children, but deep down, is really aiming them at the parents? That’s definitely the case with these Raitti blocks by Marimekko at Skandium.
Yes, they are unbelievably cute blocks in the theme of a farmyard, the work of designer Aino-Maija Metsola and with bold colours that will certainly appeal to little folk.
But these super-cute, retro-modern blocks will also have an appeal to adults. They just look good as a display item on a shelf, whether the kids are playing with them or not. That’s the real selling point here.
Each set contains 19 blocks, each of those made of beech. If you want a set, it retails for £62. Not cheap, but they’ll definitely be hanging around the house for some months and years to come – unlike some toys.