Passionate about art, design, interiors and beautiful things ever since she can remember, Deborah Beau started blogging in June 2009. Both prolific and enthusiastic, she loves sharing her original finds via her blog, Kickcan & Conkers, her kids’ web shop and her freelance work for kids’ magazines and other international blogs. Deborah Beau lives with her French husband and their three children in a small village in the south of France.
I love the world of toy design, and wood is my very favorite material. My father was a carpenter; I think that explains it all — well, almost. You see, not only did I learn to appreciate the beauty of well-designed, handmade wooden objects from a very early age, I also grew up in the UK in the late ’60s and early ’70s, at time when so-called simple “slow play” was the norm. We didn’t have lots of toys — we skipped, played marbles, cats-the-cradle and street games like kick-the-can and conkers. Things were quite different then. I hope you’ll enjoy my finds!