I was wondering when the next country would turn up on Kiosk, and it has: Finland. A few times each year, the conceptual SoHo retailer scours a country for exceptionally well-designed and iconic stuff from the rare to the mundane. Then they load up on it, and turn their showroom into a shoppable, ersatz design exhibition/travelogue.
Among the great kid-friendly Finnish finds are Jukka wooden toys made by Jujo Jussila, a 4th generation family firm. The standout is Kurt Naef's nested disk game, which looks like it might be the inspiration for the Japanese toymaker BorneLund's nested apple puzzle.
They also picked up Jukka's Roller Seat, an awesome little stool with wheels on top which flips over to become a train or a scooter--or your kid could put her little sister on it and send her down the hill. It was cool when Denmark's Collect Furniture showed it last year, and it's cool now. But maybe this one requires adult supervision.