Now that I'm a mother, I keep my eyes open for interesting baby toys.
One toy company I love is Hansa. It was originally created for exclusive European collectors & each Hansa plush animal is handcrafted from portraits of real animals. What I love about the Hansa animals is how realistic they looks. I know many interior designers who use these wonderful plush toys to create one-of-a-kind spaces for kids! From the VERY large ones to the smallest. My little Noah is about to get his own space soon, right before his birthday in mid February.
I love the idea of adding a Hansa toy to his collection! As if you couldn't tell, the face & body of each animal/toy is carefully sculpted & sewn inside-out to create its unique features, minimizing visible seams.Making each animal unique, just like in real life! Every Hansa animal comes with a "Toys that Teach" tag describing each animal's lifestyle, habitat, gestation period, care of their young & eating habits. The company uses this to try & educate children about these beautiful creatures, & appreciate the importance of our co-existence with all animals!
Pretty cool - huh? If I had to choose, My favorites are the little zebra & the baby giraffe. How about you? Any Hansa Faves?
-post by jen ramos