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  • The Oskar's Wooden Ark 2021 Yearbook: Looking Back and Looking Forward
    December 14, 2021

    Our Year in Review: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    We've had some truly remarkable milestones this year, from moving into a new warehouse, as well as expanding both our team and the brands we stock. It's been an epic year, and we can't wait to see what 2022 holds. We have absolutely loved playing, learning, creating and exploring with each and every one of you.
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  • Announcement - Our Story
    January 19, 2018

    Announcement - our story part 09

    Just in time before Christmas our last packages from Germany arrived. We decided not to take all of our belongings to Australia. It’s fascinating how over the years we collected just too much stuff we hardly use and so we said let’s only bring the things we really love, need and which have a personal...
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  • We are finally moving!
    January 19, 2018

    We are finally moving - our story part 08

    Since we had to wait for Oskar’s Australian citizenship to be approved our plans to move to Australia were a little bit delayed. We are moving. Finally. Months of preparing, selling items we didn’t need any more or didn’t want to bring to Australia are finally coming to an end. The hard part was definitely...
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  • The Name - The Logo - Our Story
    January 12, 2018

    The Name - The Logo - our story part 07

    We are proud to share the story behind our name and logo and are super happy with how the final version turned out. It’s not just a name. We’d always wanted to create something we fully stand behind. Something we believe in. Something that stands out to us and hopefully...
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  • A day at Grimm's Spiel & Holz Design
    January 5, 2018

    A day at Grimm's Spiel & Holz Design - our story part 06

    The question of what I wanted to do in Australia was such an easy one to answer. I’d always wanted to start my own business and everything seemed to be falling together at the same time for me to start creating my dream job. A big thank you to Grimm’s Spiel & Holz Design for having me for the day and showing me around the toy workshop. It is truly a magical place. It was a wonderful day and...
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  • Meet Little Oskar
    December 29, 2017

    Meet little Oskar - our story part 05

    Meet little Oskar Ludwig Till, born 27.07.2017 weighing in at a mini 2.54 kgs and 47 cm tall. We are absolutely in love with our little son and we couldn’t be more happy and proud. The pregnancy was a new journey for us, especially for my wife Thuy. She did the greatest job of all time and...
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  • Should we move to Australia?
    December 22, 2017

    Should we move to Australia? - our story part 04

    2015 was the year I visited Australia for the first time. It was love at first sight. The weather, the mentality and kindness of it’s people, the amazing beaches, the BBQs and the beautiful countryside made my first Australian holiday remarkable. Especially the way Thuy’s family and friends welcomed me...
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  • Our Wedding Story
    December 15, 2017

    Weddingstory - our story part 03

    We both initially agreed to have a small official wedding ceremony in Germany but that idea went straight out the window as soon as my wife Thuy heard about the possibility of getting hitched in an actual German castle. We had a fantastic day in an absolutely stunning...
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  • The philosophy behind our toys
    December 8, 2017

    The philosophy behind our toys - our story part 2

    Grimm's Wooden Toys and Ostheimer are inspired by the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Although less well known than the Montessori educational philosophy, Waldorf is an alternative education system which leaves room for independent and open-ended play...
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  • Who we are
    December 1, 2017

    Who we are - our story part 01

    Welcome! You’ve made it to our first blog post and we hope you have fun exploring our story. We would love to hear from you in any form and we hope that knowing a little bit about our history gives you insight to what we are about. So, hello and welcome to Oskar's Wooden Ark. My name is...
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