For the Modern Parent: A Coffee Table that Doubles as a Dollhouse
While we love all the new and different toys showing up on the market for kids, nothing is as timeless and universally entertaining as a dollhouse. But what happens when a modern parent with a well-designed house starts hops on the kid train? A coffee table that doubles as a dollhouse, of course.
Created by Amy Whitworth Design in London, the Qubis Haus is a beautiful piece of living furniture that takes the multifunctional furniture trend to a whimsical place without feeling overly kitschy.
Each table is made of solid birch ply wood and includes sliding panels, enabling the “designer” to create different floor plans and layouts. We’re guessing parents will have just as much fun with this as kids. We can hear the conversations now: “Billy, I told you the miniature Eames chair belongs in the study!” “But what about the mini Pendleton blankets?”
At $630, the Coffee Table isn’t a totally crazy investment, especially considering how seamlessly adults and kids can coexist in a given space.
Qubis also has a Side Table Dollhouse ($528) that works as a small coffee table, side table, or bedside table. The grooves allow you to slide in different panels to create rooms and are also outfitted for an iPad!
We love the look of this Table and Chair Combo ($505)! You can get it on wheels with casters or any other leg you like. You can even get your little darling’s name engraved in the back.
What do you think about the Qubis Haus? Too hipster? Awesome? Impractical? Brilliant?! Talk to us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!