Erik Olofson holds one of his company’s giant colored pencils while seated on an upholstered toadstool in his Big Cozy Books workshop in Livermore,
Erik Olofson holds one of his company's giant colored pencils while seated on an upholstered toadstool in his Big Cozy Books workshop in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The toadstools are part of a river themed furnishings that also have upholstered logs and stepping stones. (Cindi Christie/Bay Area News Group)