When Kalon Studios’s Hut-Hut, a modern interpretation of the rocking horse, crossed our path last spring, we oohed, we ahhed, and then we sighed. The $870 price tag meant no way, no how, not in our house.
Which is why we screamed, “Yes!” when we spied the new version (pictured) for a much more affordable $125.
Fashioned from recycled resin in brilliant playroom-ready colors (red, yellow, green, blue, pink), it has the same unique shape (we’d describe it as a cross between a saddle, stool, and balance board) and charming star-patterned seat as its solid-wood older sib.
The most obvious difference (besides the price) is the weight. The resin Hut-Hut weighs in at a manageable five pounds, which we find less worrisome (watch out little fingers!) than the heavier version. It’s got more giddyap all around.
Preorder online at kalonstudios.com. Shipping starts December 15.
What: The local line debuts a new fall collection of frocks made with classic fabrics like corduroy and tartan ($40-$60).
Why: Monograms and grosgrain ribbon are perfect for your pint-size prepster.
When: You’ve stored all her sundresses.
Where: Online at cpcdesignsinc.com.
Midtown Village Fall Festival
What: Face painting, carnival games, and eats from some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants.
Why: Show off those little league skills at the dunk tank.
When: Sat., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 13th St., b/t Chestnut & Locust Sts.; Sansom St., b/t 12th & Juniper Sts. Admission is free.
What: Avoid the impending madness by having your tot’s picture snapped now for your annual holiday mailing.
Why: Get 25 holiday cards free when you book.
When: Thru Oct. 31 when you mention DailyCandy.
Where: Little Nest Portraits, Glen Eagle Square, 589 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills. To make an appointment, call 610-459-8622. Sitting fee is $100-$125.
Photo: Courtesy of Kalon Studios