Little Play Spaces

15 May

Well, you’ve just got to love Facebook for all of the awesome connections and friendships that result! A friend of mine sent me a message about Kate Fagelman and her super product, Little Play Spaces. At the time, we were right in the middle of planning {LOVE}LY, a fund-raiser for Dwell With Dignity.  I asked Kate if she would be interested in contributing one of her fabulous Little Play Spaces to the cause. Not only did she donate her product but she came to the event to support us as well! I just love meeting creative souls with big ol’ hearts! Anyway, I wanted to share Kate’s wonderful products with you as well as a little insight into the artist herself…

Meet Kate Fagelman!

HoW: So Kate, when I met you for the first time, I couldn’t help but notice your ultra-sophisticated accent! Tell me how you made your way to the Lone Star State…

KF: I come from an English family of artists and moved to the States for my husband (a Dallas lad) 14 years ago.

Kate Fagelman

Kate Fagelman

HoW: And how did you come up with the Little Play Spaces concept?

KF: I have two elementary aged daughters and it was my oldest daughter, Molly (now 7), who wished for a little café 4 years ago.  At that time, we had just ordered a new oven and the cardboard shipper it was delivered in became the original for the Little Play Spaces Café and ultimately the inspiration for a new business idea.

Little Play Spaces Café

Little Play Spaces Café

HoW: Tell me, Kate, what makes your art unique?

KF:  The Little Play Spaces Café is unique in the cardboard playhouse market in that it is currently the only design with a colorfully printed illustration on the façade.  Be it a French Café (the first design in production) or a Medieval Castle (the follow-up to the Café), each design is enhanced with a beautifully rendered illustration that sets these playhouses apart from other playhouses on the market.

HoW: Well I know I have never seen anything like it!

Little Play Spaces Café Chalkboard Detail

Little Play Spaces Café Chalkboard Detail

HoW: I love how you take it a step further and actually incorporate functional parts to the spaces.

KF: With the inspired introduction of functioning components (such as a chalkboard menu, a sliding door sign and interior shelving in the café) these designs are a unique and environmentally friendly alternative to the mass-produced plastic playhouse or the often overpriced wooden playhouse. What’s more? – They are made here in the USA.

Little Play Spaces Castle Dungeon

Little Play Spaces Castle Dungeon

HoW: I agree, Kate! The amazing price of $49.00 is very impressive. I’m always looking for well-priced, mind-stimulating design that can work in a small space such as my house. And you nailed it! Thank you for sharing your art with us! Where can our readers find your product and support you online?


I just want to leave you with a few of my favorite things about Kate’s Little Play Spaces:

  1. They are made of corrugated cardboard. Light, recyclable and totally green…
  2. They fold up flat for easy storage in a closet or under a bed…
  3. They spark creativity and ignite imagination…
  4. They are so darn cute, you know you would have loved one as a kid!!! Let’s face it, it’s just great design!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!




4 Responses to “Little Play Spaces”

  1. {mommy chic} May 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    Wow! Good price and so cute!! Also love that they’re made in the US. Thanks HoW and Little Play Spaces!
    {mommy chic} latest post: sisterhood of the red pants

    • Amy Lambert Lee May 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

      Thanks, Finley! Dying over the red pants you wore yesterday… so chic!!

  2. Tanya May 18, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Nicely done! Kudos to the both of you.

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