Happy Sleepy Madison was named after Madison Square Park in Manhattan. Although the fabric is from Japan, the fabric reminded us of this very urban park.
Happy Sleepies are soft, abstract animal toys so named because held one way they look like they have smiling closed eyes, and when turned upside down their eyes look sealed with sleep.
They are based on a drawing by Marc Ngui of a gut bacteria in the graphic novel Enter Avariz. Happy Sleepies always remember their freedom to choose how to be. The outside world can be a happy-sad place, but internally we can choose a happy-sleepy dichotomy that focuses on a meditative, accepting, or detached state when things get difficult.
Happy Sleepies are the signature and namesake items of our collaboration and shop.
Each Happy Sleepy is handmade by Magda Wojtyra from an original pattern and is a one of a kind textile sculpture.
This stuffed animal is completely child safe, including for infants. Stains may be gently surface hand washed. Made in a pet free and smoke free studio.
Stuffed with a high quality polyfill to be soft yet firm and stay that way, based on many years of personal research in cuddling, squeezing, and general loving of prototype designs.