Herbert & Friends was founded by Sydney based artist and crafter Torunn Higgins. After completing a Fine Arts degree at COFA, Torunn found herself drawn to designing and creating quirky soft critters which took on a life of their own. She draws inspiration from notions of self identity, the little idiosyncrasies inside all of us, and the personas and ideas we project onto the animal and natural worlds. Torunn works with natural, recycled, and synthetic materials where needed.
These charismatic animals get up to all kinds of mischief; from building time-machines, putting on plays and making Swedish gingerbread, life is never dull when the critters are around!
Image: Herbert & Friends, Alice the Alpaca and Norris the Yeti. Photo courtesy of Herbert & Friends