YARDart :: Bringing Back The Art Of Play

Sep 17, 2020 | Lifestyle Feature, Stall Profile

If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that there is a lot to be said for slowing down and for investing in fewer, more meaningful purchases that will last the test of time.

Introducing YARDart, bespoke handcrafted cubby houses and pet spaces, designed and handmade by builder, artist, father and husband Sam Imhoff, with the help of his wife, educator, new mother and nature play specialist, Anya Imhoff (nee Perkins).

The new parents are passionate about creating beautiful and durable pieces, made from quality materials that will stand the test of time, whilst also looking stylish in outdoor spaces and places.

You can find the clever pair and their bespoke pieces at TVM this Sunday 20 September and read on to find out more about their inspiring new business, YARDart.

“Our cubby’s offer endless opportunities for open-ended and child-directed play themes, sparked from their own imagination - from a market place, to a mud-pie bakery, puppet theatre, lemonade stand or a backyard campout,” says Anya, who has a Masters in Education and prior to becoming a mother to baby Darcy in May, worked for Nature Play QLD integrating outdoor play into mainstream schools.

You can follow Anya's weekly journal posts via the YARDart website, where she will be sharing inspiration for backyard play activities (if these images are anything to go by, we're in for a treat!).

‘We wanted to create timeless, investment pieces that are built to last but also look stylish and create a point of difference, sitting in the spaces and places of those who appreciate quality and authenticity,” says Sam.

Sam is happy to create a unique custom design, not limited to caravans, in any theme for his clients.

“Another unique offering of YARDart, is that when the kids have outgrown the cubby, we offer a customisation service, where we can transform the cubby into a dog kennel, or chicken coop, or of course for the animal lovers, these items can be produced for animals from scratch”

All YARDart pieces are custom made, painted and can be delivered locally ready to be used – no flat packs or DIY involved - whilst being lightweight and easily transportable or moveable from space to space, pending the season.

You can view the full product range and find more information about YARDart online via their website, here.
And follow them on Instagram at @yardartworkshop.