Wooden Toy Box
Children make a mess. If you turn around your head just for a second, suddenly there are books and toys all around. That is why we have toy boxes. So at the end of the day we can simply throw everything in one place
and close the lid. And if it is a really nice one, with colored wheels and a delicate handle, your children might even want to help putting a full day of playing back into their own box.
A long, long time ago there was a little dragon. The thing he wanted to do most was to play with his friends until the sun went down. But somehow he never managed to catch them, no matter how hard he tried. When one day he couldn’t find any of his friends again, he decided to ask the town-witch for help. ‘Do you have any idea what time it is?’ she asked while she was rubbing her eyes. The little dragon shook his head. The witch said that no one had ever knocked at her door
this early in the morning. ‘No wonder you are always alone,’ she said ‘you have no idea how to tell the time!’ The little dragon was always too early or too late to find his friends playing on the street. Before he could even start to feel sad, the witch took her magic wand, tapped three times on his belly and then a wonderful round clock appeared. From then on he was always on time and you could already hear him laughing with his friends from afar.
There was an elephant so happy he could run, that colorful confetti sprang from his feet whenever he touched the ground. When a rhino saw this big animal running, he couldn’t believe his eyes. ‘Can I maybe…’ he thought, ‘you think it might be possible that I….’ And
then he started walking. Faster and faster. Until he saw a blue sprinkle slip from under his feet, and then a green one, a yellow one, a red one. He ran and ran and ran and colors were flying all around.
Our series of handprinted linocuts depict a strange bird, a rolling zebra, a cat hiding behind a plant, a sitting tiger and a little boy looking at a calf. A hand carved piece of linoleum piece is pressed onto an A4 piece of
200 grams Biotop paper. Printing is done with black water soluble block printing ink. Each of them is a limited edition (25 units) linoprint, numbered and signed by Anna van Gerve.
Misses Hosta & Mister Orache
Misses Hosta and Mister Orache have been together for as long as they can remember. They grew up together and, since their feet were stuck in the ground like all plant’s feet are, they simply stayed where they were. They like their quiet life. Sometimes they quarrel about the weather. Misses Hosta prefers the shade, Mister Orache enjoys warm weather. But he is an easygoing
man. He is happy on almost any ground. Misses Hosta originally comes from Asia and blooms in late summer. Mister Orache finds this so exotic. Mister Orache has a salty, spinach-like taste. Their only worry in life is that one day he will end up in a salad.
Both pillows are made of 100% cotton and have embroidered details.