With Christmas just around the corner and many gifts to buy – I had to share these absolutely gorgeous children’s toys with you... and can we talk about how cute my niece Fern is being a baby model for me?!
Lars Owl, Abe Fox, Evan Rabbit & Leo Bear are the furry friends created by ZooModern. Theses ‘animal friends’ are handcrafted in New York, made from sustainable timber that is soft to the touch, painted with child-safe paint from Germany and super soft all natural wool from Ireland.
The ZooModern collection has a bespoken quality about it which encourages children to build their own ‘animal friend’ using the interchangeable capes. Their products combine age old craftsmanship with contemporary style, modern design and a sense of humour. ZooModern believe in appreciating the beauty in wood, the principle of simplicity in design and the act of fun in life!
The creator of ZooModern is Glen Hay who grew up in Ohio and attended the Kubert School of Cartooning and then worked for the Jim Henderson Design Company. He then moved forward to work with the Sesame Street crew handling their overseas cast of characters and learning the culture of the European markets. For the last 12 years he has worked in the toy industry creating classic toys mainly made from wood.
And now he has created his own line of toys ZooModern, founded as an umbrella for his diverse interests, ranging from puppetry to sculpting to illustration and contemporary toy culture.