Toy Stories

Meredith Monk said this in a different regard, but meant the same thing that you find in Leslie: “That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.”

The doors were closing on the 19-year-old wooden toy workshop, The Giving Tree. Leslie Conti stepped in to save this “labor of love”. Reopened as Westlake Woodwerk, the small shop continues to create classic wooden toys and custom crafted pieces. Watch the movie – it’s good to know that this isn’t a farytale:

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