For the Littlest ‘Rock’ Stars: Tori Rocking Horse
August 22, 2008 · Print This Article
I generally have an aversion to large toys. They have a way of taking by a room so they’re all you see when you walk in. I much prefer smaller items that can be stashed in a toy box or placed neatly on a bed. You know the old saying — “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”
This Tori Rocking Horse from Design Within Reach is one toy I wouldn’t mind looking at every day — although it can be folded down for storage. Made from rubber wood that otherwise would be burned and turned into charcoal, it is the epitome of kid-friendly design. And since I suspect the surface can bepainted whether you really wanted to, you can customize it to match your decor.
So next instance your son, daughter or other favorite wee one says they want a pony, you don’t have to go hunting for the nearest stable (or bank to rob)
Why It’s Green:
- Made of sustainable rubber wood. Rubber trees stop yielding latex. after about 25 years, forcing farmers to burn them in order to replenish their crop. Salvaging that material helps stops the ecological impact of burning these trees.