When Jakob was a young boy, he spent a lot of time in his father’s workshop. His father would teach him basic skills and share all his dad jokes. It sparked something in the young boy. Something that would live on. Jakob fell in love with the idea of creating with his bare hands. Creating while telling stories that make you smile and bringing back those boyhood memories that he himself shared with his father, his family, and his friends.

“I went to the open workshops at the Godsbanen creative space in Aarhus, my hometown in Denmark. I had this vision. I just didn’t know how to operate the industrial power tools. The volunteers were my father’s age, retired from their jobs as industrial saw operators and furniture builders, and I told them that I wanted to build this balloon dog. The look on their faces said it all, but I held my ground”, Jakob smilingly remembers. Today Boyhood loyals know this original as the Ballon D’Og.