Thursday, July 10, 2008
Rather than have coins tossed all over the place, why not use a nice piggy bank (or some kind of money box)?
The folks at Money Box Pottery have a range of animals, all hand made in the UK. They ship to mainland Europe, Canada, the USA - and possibly other places. That's their elephant above. Update on Oct. 17, 2014: The company selling these is now called Muggins Pottery.
Over at Jonathan Adler, you can also get elephant banks, in one of four colors. Piggy banks are also available.
David DeSalvo makes banks shaped like all sorts of critters: cows, penguins, ladybugs, turtles, hippos, elephants, sheep - and even pigs. But I'm especially fond of the aardvark.
Perpetual Kid has cat and dog banks from Pets@Work. Update on July 9, 2012: I can no longer find these at Perpetual Kid, or anywhere else.
Puzzle-Man Toys sells some intriguing wooden piggy banks - the penguin shown above, a koala bear, a dachshund, and more - including a pig.
Over on Etsy, Red Crow Arts has this raku piggy bank. It's one-of-a-kind, though, so who knows how long it will be available. Update on Oct. 17, 2014: This bank is no longer available.
And also on Etsy, Adam Hollis sells his Penguinaut Brand Investment Portfolio in a number of finishes. The coin slot is at the top/back of the head. Update on March 4, 2010: The bank is no longer showing in Adam's Etsy store.
Conquering the Coin Clutter
March 2008 Organizing Tips and More (see the product of the month)
Zanisa: Organizing Items for the Environment (including a piggy bank)