A blank canvas for your craftiness
Cribble is a kit of building pieces to create your own unique mini house design. Plan and build the foundation according to your own mastermind design, wallpaper the walls, place the floors and put together some furniture according to plan, or your very own way. Use it together with other toys, crafts and trinkets you find around the house.
You can check out some advice and example on how to build at our how-to pages, Instagram, TikTok or YouTube, but ultimately you decide on your own what in the world you’re building, as well as how. All Cribble pieces go together in a gazillion different ways, and you can even use the free form pieces from your Cribble sheet to add more ingredients to the mix.
P.S. Don’t forget to tell your parents or whoever's sitting on your gift money that our wood is birch plywood, laser or water or laser cut for minimal environmental impact and we only use non-toxic bioplastics. For more good to knows about us, go to About us.
So how do you do it?
In the world of Cribble there are no instructions
But we do have some ideas and inspiration to get you started.
Check out our YouTube, Instagram and Photo Gallery for fun and crafty content. You can also see how we traditionally put the stuff together. If you order a furniture kit, instructions will be included as a poster.
Please do not forget that you are the boss of your Cribble, and you are the ultimate dictator on which pieces are meant to go together and how. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Want to get in touch?
Please do! We are eager to solve your problems, answer your questions, hear your thoughts and ponder the mysteries of the world together with you.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com to get in touch with us directly. If you wish to put pen to paper and write to us the oldschool way our adress is: Cribble Craft AB, Norrbackagatan 60, 113 34 Stockholm, Sweden.
Are you a journalist and want to write about us? Awesome! You can find our press kit here.
Interesting, fun and important areas such as engineering and architecture are overrun with boys. There are many ways to interpret it, but we think an important reason lays in how girls are encouraged and enabled to develop some skills, but not others. Men and women differ on a statistical level in spatial cognition (basically the ability to rotate an object inside your head). A skill you grow by practicing doing this outside your head, for example by playing with Lego. Now some toys do target girls in this area,but girl versions tend to be simpler, and less spatially challenging than boy alternatives!
We want to create a playing environment that is equally welcoming for girls and boys.
We're convinced that the brain is plastic (which basically mean, you can learn stuff). So we think that if we give girls more opportunities to delve into building and technology they won't only have a much more fun playtime, but also cultivate an interest in STEM fields. That way we can contribute to more women choosing careers where those skills are needed, and ultimately promote gender equality.
Cribble is dipping into the traditional girl play area and giving opportunities for all genders to play around with technology, room and space without overwhelming them with signals that this is meant for boys.
We have two goals
The concept was created by entrepreneur Josefin Palmgren and silversmith Anna Wikberg, at the time studying psychology and pedagogics, meeting in the cellars of Stockholm Makerspace. They both built their own doll houses as kids and during their studies they both realized doll house making was filling a curiosity gap that girls’ toys both then and now are missing; spatial problem solving, building and free creativity. Cribble soon started working with STING, a Stockholm based incubator helping out with the strategy and admin of running an up and coming biggie.
After one year of weekend work and about one year of full time work the prototype set off at Kickstarter, selling 100 demo kits and getting picked as a Kickstarter favourite by Kickstarter themselves. At this time Anna picked up her studies, and in came Christine Montalvo, an experienced marketing manager and excellent sales woman, to take Cribble to the next level business wise, as our new CEO. A few weeks later Amandah Andersson of AMA AWE joined our team to give us that marvelous graphic touch we think is super important in order to take over the world! Ebba Abelli started out as an intern at Cribble and did such a good job that we couldn’t be without her. After graduation she works part-time with us and creates magic on our social media channels.
And this is where we are now!
Are you curious about more details? Do you think you are the next important figure in this fairy tale? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org, we are always interested in meeting new inspiring people and dreaming up alternative future pathways.
What's in the future?
We want to make Cribble accessible to children all over the world, expand and connect with lots of other projects and ideas. Amongst many things we want to make solar panel-driven fans, wool insulation, arduino integrations, home-grown-lawn-grass and custom cut windows. Most of all we want to explore all kinds of ideas together with you and inspiring brands we share values with. Get in touch with us if you have an idea to share!