Friday, October 23, 2009


We live in a crazy age. It seems like everything we come into contact with on a daily basis is disposable, convenient, plastic, etc. We live in an age when growing your own food and recycling is a trend, not a way of life. But maybe it should be. I'm so taken with items that go back to basics. Products without plastic, noise, lights, batteries and plugs. There is a joy in simplicity.

So I was struck when I saw this rocking horse on Etsy (via NOTCOT). Created by Stil Novo Design, the horse is made from reclaimed oak wood from French wine barrels. Stil Novo is a family run business dedicated to:
"creat(ing) the highest quality wood crafts and specialty pieces. We love the fact that we are able to help the environment by recycling the raw material and to turn it into an object of practical elegance at the same time."

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Blogger Heather said...

I so agree with you on this. In fact, mine has almost bloomed into a full-blown phobia. When I pass stores with lots of plastic junk in the windows, I feel all panicky. I hate it. I love the idea of toys like this.... Beautiful.

October 23, 2009 11:24 AM  

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