Norman Podhoretz once wrote that creativity is a miraculous connection of a child’s unlimited energy with the exact opposite, and somewhat hostile, sense of order characteristic for the disciplined intelligence of adults. If you visit Child's Own Studio website (childsown.com), you will quickly understand that creativity is primarily a matter of child’s imagination, and not only energy. Combining adult skills with young creative talent turned out to be a recipe for success, and a great example of how to mix business with pleasure.
Child's Own Studio is a place where soft toys are produced in strict and cooperation with the kid. Who has not dreamt about drawings coming to life as a child? Wendy Tsao decided to fulfill these childhood dream. Her company produces mascot toys whose design is strictly based on individual children's drawings, which makes them unique and unmistakable. What is important, the toy producer tries to adhere to the original project as much as possible; toys are not beautified or perfected in any unnecessary way. It all started with one toy, made for a 4-years-old boy. Word about the new creative business spread quickly and soon the owner started receiving regular orders for softies, created on the basis of drawings. Each toy is as unique as the young author who designed it. Colors and materials are selected carefully and thoroughly consulted with the designer, so that the stuffed toy is instantly recognizable.