Growing World on indie art & design

Growing World is a childrens educational toy label created by Brisbane couple Maria and Peter Storch. They own a toy store by the same name in Fortitude Valley which stocks a large range of innovative toys from around the world as well as their own designs. Growing World's primary focus is the development of a child’s imagination, creativity and logic. Their products are fun and clever, and products such as the Quiet Book are perfect for taking out and about - full of activities to keep them interested.

After visiting the store on two trips to Brisbane, we saw our own children's enthusiastic reactions to Growing World soft books and toys that we purchased, and felt compelled to add the label to our expanding kids range on indie art & design. These toys will delight your children - the multi-character dolls will thoroughly involve them in storytelling, and the books provide them with both entertainment and challenges for various stages in their development. Our son was given Animal Homes when he was 8 months old and we've had so much fun with those animals - both in the pages of the book and in other games (eg. he used to place the animals in his stacking cups, matching the animal colour to the cup). Now that he has just turned 3, he is able to recognise the letters embroidered onto the pockets inside the front and back covers and place the animals in the appropriate pocket (Bee, Fish, Dog etc).

about us

Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.

We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.

About indie art & design

indie art & design is a web site dedicated to promoting independent designers, artists and labels from Australia.

The blog showcases Australian products from all over, boutiques that stock them and indie related exhibitions and events.

The indie store stocks some of our favourite things from a wide range of Australian indies. We're ready to take your order!

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