I’d like to start this post by saying you should know your neighbors! It’s a biblical commandment to love your neighbor and my mom taught me to take this literally–she was always bringing lasagnas to neighbors who just moved in, were sick or what have you.
It’s always comforting to know you could knock on someone’s door if you were in trouble or if you just need a cup of sugar–plus you never know what cool things they could be up to. So it turns out that not only is my neighbor Kirsten adorable, but she also has a very cool children’s toy site called Hocusadabra. If you are a parent in Asia or someone looking to give a gift to a child anywhere, this is a great resource to know about.
Her wooden blocks really captured my heart. In this world of plastic crap, the idea of your child playing with something that will last — and that their children will even play with is so heartwarming.
“Holztiger is a family owned and operated company based in Augsburg Germany. All Holztiger wooden toys are handmade and carved from maple, oak, birch, or beech wood to meet the demand of hard play. For extra safety, all sharp edges have been softened, and all figures are painted with non-toxic, water-based paint. To make the figures more resistant to saliva, there is an additional non-toxic satin-finish topcoat.”
Don’t you think this would be a fun collection to start with a little one? I’m hoping to feature some more of Kirsten’s great offerings in the days to come on HKH. I hope you don’t mind! Have a lovely weekend ahead and, yay!, it’s finally spring here in Hong Kong! This day couldn’t be more perfect. Enjoy.