Handmade Hardwood & Rope Toys from Monroe Workshop

Los Angeles-based Monroe Workshop has launched a new line of handmade toys made from hardwood and natural rope. There are three characters to choose from and they’re perfect for people who appreciate solid craftsmanship and those who might have an aversion to hard plastic toys in primary colors or crazy things that blink, flash and make lots of noise.


The Robot Monkey Rocking Horse is a playful take on a traditional rocking horse.




Robot Monkey is a sturdy toy for both boys and girls with active imaginations.


The Herd of Mini Robot Horses comes as a set of 2 or 5 and are made from scraps of hardwood from around their workshop.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.