Feel the Power of Bower’s Wooden Housewares

A Brooklyn duo brings toys to your inner child


The skeletons in your childhood closet include Lincoln Logs, Legos, and Lite-Brite.

Bring back the joy of toys with creative wood works from Bower.

Co-founders Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi breathe fun, functional life into everyday objects (think: cutting boards, key holders, furnishings). The magnetic key target (a wooden bull’s-eye in red, black, and green) saves you precious purse-searching minutes. Geometric boards (cube, cone, cylinder, tri-prism) are both functional (the blank side withstands cutting) and artsy (the painted side livens up your wall).

Hang colorful magnetic pegs — strong enough to serve as lightweight hooks — from the fridge to keep trinkets in sight. Go for whimsy with a wooden stool and its pick-up sticks-inspired rungs or the Polaris desk lamp (you control its angle, height, and direction with a little help from magnetic force).

Originally designed for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, the teardrop-shape clock (made of ipe, a tropical hardwood, from the Coney Island boardwalk) pays homage to the beloved Big Apple.

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Available at bowernyc.com, $26-$525.

Photos: Courtesy of Bower