Joanna Rutter creates precious silver & gold jewelry using traditional metal-working techniques and her own illustration designs. Joanna’s Etsy shop is filled with beautifully-crafted necklaces, pins, rings, and earrings. You can also read an interview with Joanna or visit her blog.
Kidrobot Rollin’ Stock Mini Figures Blind Box ($9.95 each)
Designed by DJ Kid Acne, this is one of those rare blind box assortments where you can’t go wrong – each graffiti-inspired vinyl figure is worth owning! And you pretty much have to get at least two.. how else will the animals-on-wheels party commence?
Everything in Japan is cute, even nocturnal tree-loving squirrels! (via CuteOverload)
Handcarved wood toys remind me of a time when kids weren’t chewing on lead-painted plastic. These whimsical animals in derby cars (which, btw, represent what the animal likes) are not throw-away-after-a-month trinkets. The toys are made from Chinese Linden wood and will perfectly suit mature kids (or adults!) that can appreciate quality.. and won’t destroy them in a self-directed six car pileup.
With his big eyes, cute button nose, and slow deliberate movement, the Slow Loris is just about the cutest wild animal you can come across. This nocturnal creature has opposable thumbs and will slowly nibble on fruits that it grasps with a deadly grip… And as much as you want to take a Slow Loris home to love and keep, they should never be made into household pets. Bummer.
Scratching posts are unsightly – which is why this curvy scratcher, with it’s unconventional looks, is perfect for the living room (we keep ours under a side table). This scratcher has become a play-thing, scratching-thing, and a laying-around at all hours of the day thing. And that’s really the only problem – since the kitties tear up every part of the scratching surface (not just the sisal), we’re on our second one after about a year of use. But hey, the curvy scratcher is cheap enough.. and being guaranteed that the cats will like it always makes it worth it!
Meet Pon-De-Lion and his animal-donut friends: