wooden toys

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.

Playing with extinct animals

Recent extinct animals are a great inspirational source for designers. Josh Finkle created special wooden toys based on four lost species: the Tasmanian Tiger, the Quagga, the Pig Footed Bandicoot and the Steller's Sea Cow, chosen for their beautiful shapes and patterns. The only difference is that the miniature toys have more simplified, vertical statures and human-like proportions.Josh Finkle, Extinct Toys

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

Muji wooden toy

These animal inspired wooden toys from Muji are destined as gifts for kids but are far too beautiful and well designed to give them to a child who will only break it in a minute. Wouldn't these better adorn your work desk? The range of models of endangered and extinct species highlights important ecological issues and encourages respect for animals and the environment, says there. Why, sure, I especially love the adorable little dodo.Muji wooden toyPrices: $8.20-$12.30, available at muji.eu.