(re)capturing the fun & wonder

Our Kay Bojesen monkey


This is the newest addition to our collection of favorite things. A souvenir from Tomas’ trip to Denmark a couple months ago, he happily hangs from a lamp in our living-room. Every time we walk in the room we find he’s taken a new pose, sometimes hanging from one foot, sometimes with his butt sticking out at us. I’m thinking we have some clever imps in our house … I’ll openly admit it’s hard to sit near him and not be moved to play.

This monkey is a famous toy designed by Danish artist Kay Bojesen in 1951. Made of teak and limbawood, he’s a sturdy little guy, bound to withstand years in our, um… active household.