zoo motif

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 ToysJosh Finkle, Extinct Toys

IKEA's soft toys

Now there's something cute for your children (or even for yourself if you like little animal plush toys to accessorize your home). Soft toys from IKEA are good for hugging, comforting, and playing.

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Hanging out with Petit Collage

And speaking of the child’s room here is a great addition to it and a lovely décor item: the zoo-motif laser-cut bamboo mobile from Petit Collage. Designed by artist Lorena Siminovich and hand-crafted from sustainable harvested bamboo plywood, the mobiles are easy to assemble and come in six fun retro-looking versions: bird-trio, owl-family, tree, forest, farm and jungle mobile.

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The Book of Jungle on your walls

Animal-print looks fancy in fashion, but did you know it makes a good impression on your wall, too? Balsa Wall Hanging, from Fauna, designer Ross Meneuz, displays psychedelic images of zebras, leopards, camels and other wild animals which are hand-printed on small rectangular pieces of balsa wood or cotton broadcloth.

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In the mood for bamboo clocks

If you are a fan of Kirie art (that means paper cutting art, in Japanese), then you must consider buying one of these delightful looking clocks designed by Decoylab. Kirie 01 and Kirie 02 ($78.00 each) are wall clocks inspired by paper cutting technique, made from two layers: ivory acrylic layer and a bamboo backing.

Decoylab, Kirie 01 ClockDecoylab, Kirie 01 Clock

A doormat collector!

I own a nice doormat that says "Welcome home". It makes me feel like I finally found my lovable nest that radiates love and warmth. If I come home sad, that doormat cheers me up a bit. This is why I recommend you get funny, colorful home accessories and luckily I found some interesting items at Garnet Hill.

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Make room for Paradise Tree

We love colorful decorating items for homes. They cheer us up and make us remember of those beautiful times when we were happy careless children. That's why we immediately spotted Paradise Tree Coat Stand made from polyethylene and galvanized steel, a 2009 Oiva Toikka design.

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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.

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Zoo Funny Timers

They are nice presents for children, looking good in their colorful chambers. If you don't have any children, let's say Zoo Timers are definitely a good investment if you're planning to redecorate your home. Useful and joyful, in shape of an owl, of a fish, a toucan and an elephant, these wall timers are George Nelson's designs, which contrast sharply with his sculptural wall clocks released in the 1950s.

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