If your girl or significant other is a bit tired of those shelves lines with vinyl figures, she may win her back with Take-G.
Expanding beyond the space of vinyl, Take-G Toys of Japan are simply beautiful example of toy craft which uses natural woods. Takeji Nakagawa, the designer, takes the Japanese craft process of joining wooden blocks (yosegi-mokuzougan) and creates some fine example of woodwork toys for both the young and old.
Though the actual toys are not available worldwide, you can order their blocks and zoo collections online.
More photos after the jump or online at: www.take-g.com
(thanks to core77.com)