Christian Flensted cut out and assembled a simple hanging mobile of cardboard storks for his baby daughter in 1953, and so began the story of Flensted Mobiles - the Danish house of all things swingy and dreamy. From sweet angels to massive Calder-eqsue creations, the company turns out mobiles for every design sense and sensibility and is now run by Christian's son and daughter-in-law.
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So you graduated from a crib decades ago. Fine. But maybe you have a memory, somewhere buried in the deep recesses of your mind, of being a baby and lying on your back at dawn, all alone and new in the world, waiting for mama, gazing up at a gently swaying mobile. Maybe. Be still. Be patient. Be contemplative. Be the baby.