A Core77 reader wrote in to ask about the provenance of this enormous horse made from wood cut-offs, which we spotted at Holz-Handwerk.
Called the "Workhorse of Peace and Hope," it was made by Italian furniture outfit Riva to symbolize the dedication and perseverance of Italian craftsmanship.
And speaking of wooden animals, here's something I never expected to see being sold by Restoration Hardware: A line of Hand-Carved Game Trophies made out of basswood.
A celebration of craftsmanship, or an anti-hunting message? Not sure what exactly the tastemakers at RH are going for, but $549 will get you into an ibex or a stag—"lifelike" and "unique, just as nature intended"—while high-rollers can pony up $1,195 for a moose.
Interestingly enough, the stag is available in three options: "Noble," "Left facing" and "Right facing."
It should be noted that out of deference to the Starks and Lannisters, RH has foregone producing lion and direwolf models.