Monday, July 9, 2012
Got some spare change? If you're looking for a place to stash the coins when you get home, a piggy bank can be a fun answer. (Of course, something as simple as a spare coffee mug can work just fine, too.) Londji makes this piggy bank from recycled cardboard! You can find it at Wannekes and at Hus & Hem. [via swissmiss] Update on Oct. 17, 2014: Neither Wannekes or Hus & Hem carry this any more, but you can get it here, as well as from Londji itself.
And here's another piggy bank — OK, an elephant — made from an unusual material: felt. This one comes to us from Én Gry & Sif; you can purchase it from Clockwork Mouse or TheZenLily.com. And yes, it has "a zipped opening to take the coins out." Update on Oct. 17, 2014: TheZenLily.com has disappeared.
Staying with elephants, let's admire the Moneyphant from Georg Jensen. You can buy directly from Georg Jensen, or from the Finnish Design Shop. [via Switched On Set]
Pearhead has a series of "fun friends" wood banks, including an elephant, a giraffe, an alligator, a bird, a whale, a bunny and a pig.
Want a real piggy bank? Here's a lovely stoneware piggy bank by Sandra McKenzie, sold by Sawbridge Studio. [via Apartment Therapy]
Quail makes quite a range of money boxes, which you can buy through Liberty. There's a pig, of course — but also three different cats, a guinea pig and a badger.
Of course, a coin bank doesn't have to be shaped like an animal. Zach Medler makes coin banks shaped like houses.
And the Cupcake Lady makes money boxes shaped like cupcakes, of course — as well slices of pie, penguins, ladybugs, turtles and much more. Update on Oct. 17, 2014: I'm no longer finding the Cupcake Lady.
And let's end with one more animal, because the Ophélie money box from Lilliputiens makes me grin.
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