I am pining over these little wooden Animal Boxes by Karl Zahn. This collection from Areaware depicts several powerful and protective animals—a rhino, whale, polar bear, bull, llama and a walrus—carved into these beech wood sculptures. The animal box collection includes , plus each one is fully functional too, swinging open to hold and hide small valuables or any other secrets you can fit inside. I love anything with hidden storage,and the richly grained wood appeals to my taste (which I’m slowly whittling down the definition of–somewhere around “organic modern.”) And obviously, they are dang cute in a non-cutesy way.
I thought I wanted a rhino, but I’m pretty in love with the whale and the llama, so I might just end up with a whole wooden gaggle dispersed throughout my house. Which is your favorite?