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Eco friendly rubber animals made from recycled tires

Peruvian brand Rika uses recycled tires, cardboard and bottles in the production of their eco friendly designs. Rubber Animals is a series of toy animals made from recycled tires and consists of a gorilla, a giraf, a pig, an elephant and a sheep.

If you like this you might want to check out Pangolin which I’ve written about before.






TrackTile Tables – Tables with Wooden Toy Train Tracks

No room for the toy train tracks at home? How about combining the dining room table with endless wooden train tracks? TrackTile Tables does just that!

TrackTile Tables have surfaces that are made out of tiles, which are plain on one side and has wooden BRIO toy train tracks on the other side. You simply turn the tiles over, and you get at table filled with endless toy train tracks. Quite a space saver.

The tables are unique and handmade to put a new spin on fine dining, but they are just perfect for the kids, don’t you think?

I find it very clever, as the dining room table often functions as a play area anyway…..and I can just imagine having a birthday party around this table, and being able to serve treats by sending the treat-train around the table!

Young mad scientist’s alphabet building blocks – different, decorative and interesting

The Etsy store Xylocopa Design has this set of different, decorative and interesting alphabet blocks, featuring six “mad scientist concepts”. Each alphabet block is adorned by six detailed laser engraved illustrations and letters.

Jellyface Designer Toy Pillows

I love designer toy pillows because they are practical, cool and so cuddly. Jellyface designs several collections of limited edition designer toys and several of them are pillow shaped.

All the toys from Jellyface have the same history. They are sea creatures who had to flea the ocean due to pollution, and are trying to find a home on dry land. They look cute, but might have a dark side…

Jellyface designer toys are 100% handmade in Italy.

Woodbees – Designer toys, collectors items and decoration for the kids room

Woodbees are colorful bees made out of wood – a product of a collaboration between the talented toy designer Pepe Hiller and the artist Lunabee (Sarah Miskelly).

Woodbees are handmade designer toys and limited edition collectors items. They’ll look amazing as decoration for the nursery, kids room or for the living room of playful adults of all ages.

Pepe Hillers has uploaded a series of inspiring images of how the Woodbees are made. A few of which can be seen in this article. Perhaps some of our readers will feel inspired to create something similar with their children after seeing these images.


Old fashioned handmade stuffed toy animals

nikoki creates stuffed toy animals with big personalities and an old fashion look. These stuffed toy animals are handmade and several of them have been adorned with embroidery details, like the Rock ‘n’ Roll bear and the sailor bear, which both have gotten their very own tattoos.