Botanex began with a vision to provide discerning gardeners, landscapers and foresters with products online not always readily and easily available. After realizing there was a gap in the Australian market for camping equipment from online retailers with a taste for quality and style we also carefully added this to our great range of products.
Candylab Toys was born out of our desire to revive the glamorous '60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs.
As artists, designers and parents we draw on many influences, not least of which are our deep love of classic American Cars and the craftsmanship spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers.
Coupled with the realisation that we’re slowly drowning in forgettable toys that break and disassemble — ending in piles of plastic bits — this determined us to create a line of heirloom wood toys that are elegant, durable, and simple, giving children a chance to create their own stories around the objects they play with.