Some days I just want to run screaming from this planet and go hide behind the Moon or something. But then I see something like this, and it reminds me it’s not all about destruction and people being shitty to each other, that sometimes there is a simple beauty like showing a child that what they draw can be very real.
Take-G Toys by Takegi Nakagawa - Take-G toys are made using an ancient Japanese craft called Yosegi-Mokuzougam or, marquetry. Essentially the artist inlays different textured and coloured wood pieces and other natural materials to create his figures. Takegi uses the highest quality woods such as maple, walnut, cherry and white ash in order to create toys that are not only unique and beautiful, but long lasting.
The cool futuristic robots and children figures featured above are sold only at craft exhibitions, however Takegi Nakagawa also makes a great set of construction and assembly blocks available to the public.