Inspired by Pinocchio, these handmade planters and stationery holders have long noses protruding from their faces. These creations by Taiwanese designer Cai Wenming remind us of an old childhood favorite in a modernly rustic and mature way. Though Pinocchio is an animated fantasy, these versions of the Disney character are not colorful or animated in any way. Rather, the designs look expressionless with dots as eyes and lines as mouths. The only visible resemblance between the items and Pinocchio, is the iconic long-stemmed nose that pokes out about 10cm long.
While the fire-glazed planter is speckled with sunspots, the wooden pencil cup is sleek and organic in appearance. These would make a cute gift idea for anyone nostalgic of whimsical childhood stories.