Derek Kistner of Ink and Wood designed and built the first model of the teeter totter for his one-year-old niece Paloma. As soon as she opened the wrapping paper, her eyes were filled with wonder and excitement as she stepped in and started rocking. He wanted to inspire creative and imaginative play for his niece while also creating a beautiful piece for his sister's home. He watched proudly while Paloma discovered a sense of balance, independence and confidence in her own play abilities. Only later, after friends started requesting a teeter totter for themselves, did Derek realize he might need to create more for other adventurous kids and their stylish parents.
Whether it's used as a toy box, fort, sail boat, nap spot or whatever curious adventure your little one decides to explore that day - it warms our heart to see photos of The Paloma Teeter Totter in so many homes. This toy will be cherished for years, as proven by Paloma, who continues to rock away daily on her most favorite toy ever.