the hedgehog story
hedgehog started with a need to find beautiful, practical things for my children. i have run my own design and creative consultancy for many years. having children precipitated a change in my lifestyle. when they were born, i began to build for them a treasure trove of classic toys - many simple, made of wood or natural materials - that reminded me of my own childhood. in addition, i wanted to introduce ethnic toys, and outfits and stories from other parts of the world.
as my children have a mixed-race heritage, just as many other families have today, i felt it was important to represent that heritage through play, and through the objects that surround them. so i set out to find them dolls of every colour; folk stories; world music and traditional toys like russian baboushkas, chinese cheungsam dresses, flamenco outfits, african masks and stories... and here i will share them with you.