Norman & Jules, established in 2012 by Courtney Ebner and Avi Kravitz, carries handcrafted toys and imaginative decor that encourages children to explore and develop through creative play. Located in the heart of Park Slope this independent toyshop is named for Avi’s grandpa, Norman and Courtney’s poppy, Jules. While they are no longer with us, their spirit and enthusiasm for life and for children has left an indelible impression. Naming our shop Norman & Jules is our tribute to two men who instilled the values of family and hard work in both our parents and in us. With this shop, grandpa Norman and poppy Jules’ spirit will live on in all of the children that find joy in our second home.
Norman & Jules is committed to providing parents and children with options that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but are carefully crafted from sustainable materials. Norman & Jules works with a number of local and international artists and craftsman in order to support both our community and other entrepreneurial spirits.
In an effort to promote the arts with our children Norman & Jules established Kid Collector, a gallery of work by local and independent artists. The artists featured in Kid Collector share our philosophy that the arts are vital to the development and expansion of our youth’s creative minds.
We support a healthy and imaginative childhood for all children. In honor of our daughter Charley and our NICU friends, a percentage of Norman & Jules' sales are donated to the March of Dimes.