More Wild Things
Even though I didn't choose Brunschwig & Fils' "Le Zebre" for an ottoman project, (still love the animal print and hope to use it one day) wild things currently have a strong presence around my house. In the spring I'll be putting together a safari-themed child's party.
You probably are well-acquainted with the big cuddly lion sold at Anthropologie, but the old fashioned wooden push toys are less common I think. They were discontinued at my original source, so I tracked down the little animals at an obscure UK-based shop, The Blue Sun. I took a chance and was very pleased with the customer service. Battery free, these animals "dance" when a small button at their base is pushed.
(BTW: Due to tiny parts they could pose a choking hazzard for the youngest children.)
Image top, Carolina Herrera, Jr.'s ottoman covered in "Le Zebre," photographed by Eric Cahan for Domino, spring/summer 2005.