The complexities of raising a modern family terrify us. Especially since we’re struggling with basics like remembering to brush their teeth.
Which is why we marvel at the simplicity of the MD-20 TrueModern Playhouse, an abode that makes modern living look easy. Designed by Modular Dwellings’s Edgar Blazona, it showcases many of the same architectural features as his sleek structures for grown-ups: corner windows, natural light and air cross flow (four of the eleven windows and painted ply panels pop open), and custom configurability.
Built in a Greenguard-certified factory, the pad houses an all-purpose room with two oversize, wall-mounted drawing tablets. Home office, grocery store, or rocket ship control center? Let the kids decide.
Best part: Assembly takes less than two hours and requires only an Allen wrench and drill adaptor.
It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Available online at truemodern.com, $1,350.
Stern Grove Kids Days: Modern Dance and Theater with Leap
What: Head to Stern Grove to groove.
Why: Performing arts activities for the family.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: 19th Ave., at Sloat Blvd. Register online at sterngrove.org. Free.
Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life & Art
What: Artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi’s dazzling new exhibit of giant sculptures made from plastic ocean detritus.
Why: Jump start their ocean stewardship.
When: Thru Oct. 15.
Where: The Marine Mammal Center, 2000 Bunker Rd., Sausalito. Tour tickets online at marinemammalcenter.eventbrite.com. Adults, $7; kids, $5.
Little Lane Studios’s Summer Workshops
What: Sessions for arty green thumbs (ages 4-10).
Why: You can stay and browse after drop-off.
When: Jar, Pocket, and Container Gardens, July 19-21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stick Art and Mobiles, Aug. 9-11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Flora Grubb Gardens, 1634 Jerrold Ave., b/t Phelps & 3rd Sts. (415-626-7256). Register online at littlelanestudios.com. Workshops are $205.
Photo: Courtesy of TrueModern