The Evolution of Turtle Mail

The Evolution of Turtle Mail

Turtle Mail wasn’t always the adorable toy it is today. We started with storyboards for concepts that merged virtual world and real world play. Our ideas ranged from interactive blocks and room decor to apps that monitored and rewarded playtime activities. We...

Why “AE” Dreams?

So we often get asked about what “AE” means in our company’s name. The short story is that we named the company after our daughter, Aedren. The longer story is that the two letter combination was actually Niko and my first big, joint parenting...
AE Dreams at Demo Day

AE Dreams at Demo Day

This past Tuesday, we got a chance to share our vision for children’s tech at AlphaLab Gear‘s Demo Day. It was an amazing event for us, and also a bit nerve-racking as I stood up in front of 800+ people including investors, manufacturers, media, and...
Slow and Steady Wins

Slow and Steady Wins

We came across this adorable and inspirational little book: Lessons of a Turtle (The Little Book of Life) by Sandy Gingras. “Thank goodness for rest stops.” “How did time-out become a punishment?” “Realism goes just so far…” Her...

All moved in

Our office is pretty fantastic! We set up a work station for our daughter and got to work on our first Turtle Mail prototype (made out of cardboard and play-doh!)