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varies sizes, Hong Kong

For the Something Old Something New Exhibition with Soil, our curator and participating artist, Furze Chan, has created for us these Happy Dolls.  They are handmade by Furze with tie dye indigo fabric.

Furze Chan is a design freelancer in Hong Kong. Her works include publication design, web design and illustration. She owns 2 brands – “With Her Animal Poetry” and “Ferse Verse”. She was graduated in visual communications(Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the School of design)(BA) in 2006.

To learn more about Furze, visit her blog @

L80xW50xH40mm, China

When I was a kid, the boys would go for a toad toy for it being ugly and frightening, something to scare the girls with.  Today, with information from the internet, kids can tell that it is an amphibian of the order anura and probably the particular specie the toy resemble.  In the old days, toad is believed to be one of the 5 poisonous creatures (snake, centipede, scorpion, lizard and toad) that could offer protection to the child.  They can be found on embroidery, prints, toys, etc.