We know that cardboard often lends itself to some of the most innovative toy designs, but who knew that unsuspecting recycled cardboard could come to life to portray some of the most beloved creatures in the animal kingdom, as well? Parisian architect Claude Jeantet’s Cardboard Zoo gives the flat brown box a stellar makeover as lions, kangaroos, penguins, monkeys, and more leap to three-dimensional life to charm and delight, and to prove that the cardboard box really is the ultimate toy in all of its incarnations.

+ Lisa Fontanarosa Collection

via Handmade Charlotte