Elephant-itisHere's yet another thing I've fallen for.
I desperately want one of these plastic elephant money boxes but at a reasonable price.
They are available in different sizes and three different colours - green, yellow and orange/red. I would gladly accept one in ANY colour.
These gorgeous creatures were given away by banks in the 60s and 70s and widely believed to be designed by Luigi Colani. Apparently, this is incorrect. According to this site, the only elephant Colani designed was this black one with coloured stripes in 1984:
To be honest, I don't really care who designed them as they are truly things of beauty. However, hopefully if word spreads the prices will come down and I'll be able to raise an entire family of them.
Image source: Chilli_Ian on flickr
Image source: planetutopia on flickr