We started living in the mountains in November 2010, just before winter. We had no time to cut down a tree and dry the wood ready to burn to heat our home.
we sourced some free waste wooden off cuts from a local carpenters to get ourselves through
our first winter here.
I was fascinated by these mis-shapen blocks and began to explore ways to use them, initially sanding and painting them for my very young e children to play with. I then created a game called "wonky blocks" suitable for all
ages which we still play regularly to date. The catchphrase for this game is "keep it wonky"! And has since become our family saying....
Surrounded by art nouveau architecture in this region of France I then began to see this genre of design in the
blocks and created "ville de bois", a minature wooden town to acompany the children's toy cars and railway.