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Playon Crayons are currently featured in Canadian Family magazine in the Show & Tell section of the magazine, p.16.


Playon Crayons are currently featured in the Everyday, Fun, Faves, Etc… section of the April  Rachel Ray Magazine issue.


Playon Crayons are currently featured in Redbook Magazine’s gift guide.


Our Playon Crayons were selected for The Telegraph’s christmas gift guide.


The Playon Crayons were featured in last December’s issue of The Oprah Magazine – The Favorite Things Issue – in they’re christmas gift guide known as… The O List!


The next day after Kids Instyle finished, we were on a plane heading straight to New York, for the New York International Gift Fair.

It was the biggest trade event that we had attended by far, and we were situated in the section known as New York’s Newest at Pier 92.

When you book this event, the standard build is what they call a ‘pipe and drape’ finish, and its literally white curtains on steel piping. And if you want hard walls its a lot more $$$. Lets just say we weren’t initially impressed.

Needless to say however, it does draw a big cross section of US retail buyers, and ultimately we were happy with our initial orders.

You can find our products in the US at;


Arkansas (AR) Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, 72202

Arizona (AZ) Stephanie’s, Scottsdale, 85251

California (CA) Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, 92262 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), San Francisco, 94103 Plastica, Los Angeles, 90048 Therapy Stores, Inc. Campbell, 95008 Wink SF, San Francisco, 94114 Zipper @ Corner Store, Sonoma, 95476 Shopfirefly, Venice, 90291 Rolling Greens, Culver City, 90232 The Gardener, Berkeley, 94710 Nathalie Seaver Boutique, Los Angeles, 90048 Blue Windows, Long Beach, 90803 Rare Device, San Francisco, 94103 Cameron Marks Agency, Santa Cruz, 95060 Ladybird/Littlebird, San Marino, 91108

Connecticut (CT) Graham’s, Greenwich, 06830

District of Columbia (DC) Trohv – Home & Gift, Washington, 20012

Florida (FL) Bits of Art, Lakeland, 33813

Illinois (IL) Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 60611

Iowa (IA) Marella, Duduque, 52001

Maryland (MD) Nest, Clarksville, 21029 Strathmore, North Bethesda, 20852 The Monogram Shop, Baltimore, 21209

Massachusetts (MA) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 02115 Black Ink, Cambridge, 02138 Robin’s, Great Barrington, 01230

Michigan (MI) The Purple Bear, Birmingham, 48009

Minnesota (MN) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 55403

Missouri (MO) Verde Kids, St Louis, 63122

New Jersey (NJ) Catchware, Summit, 07901

New Mexico (NM) Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, 87104

New York (NY) Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, 10019 Whimsies Incognito, Tarry Town, 10591 Three Tarts, New York City, 10011 Suburban Groove, Katonah, 10536 Playful Learning, Sag Harbor, 11963 The New York Public Library Gift Shop, New York City, 10018

North Carolina (NC) The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 27699

Ohio (OH) MiCA 12/v, Cincinnati, 45202 Zig Zag Gallery, Dayton, 45459

Pennsylvania (PA) Pretty Gifts, Lancaster, 17601 Open House Living, Inc., Philadelphia, 19107

Texas (TX) McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, 78209 Lexus Of Austin, Austin, 78759 Papel, San Angelo, 76904 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, 76107

Utah (UT) The Grand American Hotel, Utah, 84111 Brigham Young University, Museum of Art Store, Provo, 84602

Virginia (VA) Reunions, Alexandria, 22302 Angelo Mesisco, Norfolk, 23510 Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, 23220


After Playtime in Paris we headed back to Korea for a short time, and then we were off again straight back down to Australia for Kids Instyle in Melbourne.

It was really nice to be back in Australia and the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Hall was a great venue for the show.