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Moderne wooden animal sculptures from Uusi

Are you searching for awesome gifts ideas? Then look no further than these charming wooden sculptures from Chicago-based design studio Uusi. If you’ve been following this blog you may have noticed that I have a slight obsession with wooden figurines, so I couldn’t resist posting these beauties. There are three animal sculptures box sets on Uusi online shop: the Moderne Wood box set, Farm and Safari (which is sold out but can be pre-ordered) with a sharp, minimalist style reminiscent of early 20th Century Modernism.

Water well bears

They’re sweet, fashionable and promise to bring fresh water for Tireli village in Mali, West Africa. Kumanokoido handmade teddy bears are the creation of Brooklyn based designer Junichi Nakane who, in December 2011, while on a cross-cultural expedition in Mali noticed the lack of clean water in the village of Tireli. By selling huggable, neat-looking handmade toy bears, he aims to cover the high cost ($15,000) for building a water well in that location and send a friendship message throughout. Kumanokoido bears by designer Junichi Nakane

Straight from "The Book of Jungle"

They might not have the atrocious posture like jungle animals have, but they will sure make an interesting, adventurous atmosphere in your kid's bedroom.Ursa the Bear