Buying baby furniture, when done right, can be an excellent exercise in futility and madness. No sooner have you found the perfect child-size chair than the clock starts ticking on how long your tiny-tot can use it. No such worries with limited edition Fijian Baby Zaishu stool. It's a multitasking decorative object that can serve as a seat, table, storage bin, and eventually a conversation piece. Hand-painted and silk screened, the zaishu is sustainably produced locally in Fiji and is intended to promote the TribeWanted project, an eco-community tourism program in Vorovoro. All proceeds from the zaishu will be contributed to the Mali District School for arts and sustainability programs. Available at Reform School.
This article originally appeared in Plenty in December 2008.