We Bought a Zoo
These striking felt animals by Gazoor were made as playthings for kids. But admit it: You sort of want one too, right? The beautifully handcrafted elephant, giraffe, rhino, and two zebras (there’s also a rabbit) are the work of Israeli artist and former art teacher Iris Savir, who began making dolls for children from broken homes to teach them about nature and spirit. Her selection of safari animals reflects her study of the habits and motions of real animals — and an internal wire inside each organic felt body lends it support and shape. Get one for your zoo (whether it’s kid-filled or not) at aplusrstore.com. Prices start at $80 each.