Great news today!

The London based company, Made in Me, has invited me to design some toys with them.  They are a fantastic group of people who focus on creating “interactive experiences that inspire kids to play and learn.”   I’ve already begun working on some wooden toys for them. Below there are a couple photos of me working on prototypes in my shop. I’ll definitely let everyone know when they become available.  In the meantime you can check out their interactive world, Land of Me, (see below) which is amazing.  You can download the first chapter for free if you want to try it out.


  1. ModFruGal
    August 5, 2010 at 2:18 am


  2. ana @
    August 5, 2010 at 2:29 am

    fantastic! congratulations!

  3. Maja B
    August 5, 2010 at 5:45 am

    How great for you!
    Looking forward to see it.

  4. Make mine Mid-Century
    August 5, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Wow! Good one! Can't wait to see your toys.

  5. Satsuki
    August 5, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Congratulations ! I am so happy for you ! I am eager to see your toys.

  6. James
    August 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I can tell you, no one is more excited about this than we are. We're all massive Joel fans and can't wait to show everyone what happens when you mix a bit of Joel magic with The Land of Me and some wood... :)

  7. Sana
    August 5, 2010 at 11:01 am

    congratulations! it's so exciting, i'm looking forward to seeing your finiched toys!! :)

  8. Nina of Temps Perdu
    August 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

    That is fantastic news! Congratulations!
    I like this world!!!! Jeeeeeeee!

  9. Anonymous
    August 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

    that is wonderful news!!! Can't wait to see what you had made.

  10. Christina
    August 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    So thrilled for you. You have such exquisite talent. I greedily come back every time you post: eager for another idea to occupy my little ones as the summer unwinds...thank you!

  11. Joel Henriques
    August 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks everybody! Yeah, I'm really excited to get more toys out into the world!

    James - It's really fun working with you guys. This is going to be great!

  12. Collin
    August 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    They made a great choice. I quietly follow your blog and admire your skill. Good luck in toy development process.

  13. fifteendots
    August 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Amazing! Can't wait to see them. Wish we could find them here in the US.

  14. Cath @ chunkychooky
    August 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    It is about time someone started paying you for your extreme brilliance!!! that is such great ness and it looks to be a perfect fit! Congrats!

  15. squirtsdad
    August 6, 2010 at 2:19 am

    That's awesome, congrats!

  16. Laura
    August 6, 2010 at 6:26 am

    wonderful, congratulations!
    Laura in Ludwigsburg

  17. Guusje
    August 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    That is incredible cool!

  18. NVT
    August 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I can't wait... hope they'll be available in London.

  19. Minna
    August 6, 2010 at 6:23 pm
  20. kirsty
    August 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Brilliant! I'm so thrilled things are going so well for you!

  21. Kickcan and Conkers
    August 6, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Congratulations Joel! So pleased for you.

  22. le banc moussu
    August 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Great news but you're worth it, Joel.
    Have a nice week end.

  23. Anonymous
    August 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    You deserve it! congratulations :)

  24. PJ
    August 8, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Awesome! So glad that's panning out. Looks like a match Made In heaven. :)

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