ABC Personalized Rattles
toys are a favorite in my house, and our go to is Little Alouette. My daughter loves the Pyramid Stacker and the ABC Personalized Rattles make great gifts. I’m planning on getting the wooden sword for her when she’s old enough to know that taking jabs at the dog is just not cool. I feel comfortable letting her put the toys in her mouth, knowing they are made from natural wood and finished with organic flax seed oil. What’s even better is that Little Alouette was started by a mom and pop, so knowing what kids like is their forte.
Photo: Little Alouette
Wooden Picnic Tote
afternoon fête in style with this wooden picnic tote. Made from antique pine wood, it’s a chic way to carry fruit, cheese, honey and of course wine. When you’re not using it outdoors, it can be filled with fresh picked wild flowers or veggies from the garden. Ahh, to daydream!
Photo: Frick and Frack Scraps
Reclaim a piece of history..
through Capsule Furniture. The company was founded by Dan Faires, who re-purposes salvaged materials into custom furniture for modern living. The newest line is called “meatpacking” and was handcrafted from wood beams recovered from old buildings in NYC. The coolest part is that hidden within each piece is a scroll stating the exact address and history of the neighborhood from where where the wood was rescued. Checkout the full line of Capsule’s impressive goods.
Photos: Capsule Furniture
Wood Camera $32
becoming firewood, seriously. This wood camera is made in New Hampshire from hardwoods that were going to be used as firewood. It features a movable lens, see-thru view finder, nylon cord and is finished in food grade tung oil. It’s sold at ROMP, an online store for little ones that is worth checking out. Super cute toys that promote learning and are handmade from natural materials.