New generation of wooden toys
Wooden toys and other stuff made out of wood is usually related with the old man who is a sculptor, and creates either old fashioned things or things that are way too much expensive for your pocket. But slowly people are creating beautiful things like wooden toys and prototyping technology as a shell, as CNC and 3D printing are becoming more accessible. We all have seen the engraved bamboo ipad, iphone cases, glasses that nowadays you can design yourself and receive it in your step door with services like tmbrs, they even do watches.
Wood is a great medium but requires willpower and dedication to actually create real handmade things. Here is a collection from pinterest that is all about creating things in wood. Inspiring colors, motifs and patterns were created by tribes long time ago on wooden masks, and is actually a great place to find inspiration too. Notice that aztec patterns are available in any clothing store right now for a reason.
Pecanpals and Jibibuts
In the designer toy scene, the taste for wooden toys is growing too, maybe because the vinyl and plastic materials have been around since the beginning. Pecanpals are one of my favorites, they have been around for awhile, but they worth mentioning.
just keep in mind that these specimens from Carrara Island have their males in color and the females are brown-toned.
This was a very brief post about wooden toys, but I think it gives you an idea that wood is not only wood anymore. I’m currently creating some Soft Kritures inspired by wood and nature. They will not be carved in wood, but in clay 🙂 Stay tuned for news.