Artist Fred Sandback stretched lengths of colored yarn taut in a space to make people experience it differently. His booklet, A Children’s Guide to Seeing, made to accompany an exhibition provides serious illumination for adults…Read More
Designer/imagineer Dominic Wilcox applies a unique philosophy to encourage kid’s to invent things. Grownups can use it to spark their creativity.Read More
While the world spins off its axis, playing and LAUGHING are powerful antidotes; they keep us right smack IN the moment….
This fab little video provides an instant dose of joy in the midst of the shit hitting the fan.
Legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld worked seven days a week and wouldn’t have it any other way. Nor did he ever consider retiring. He LOVED to work and felt at sea if he didn’t draw every day. He worked until he died just shy of 100 years old. The secret to Hirshfeld’s drive was the pleasure he took in work.Read More
With the news that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity had been definitively proved, The Daily Beast’s Michael Daly described some compelling aspects of the brilliant scientist’s creative process in How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret. The gist for us: to be a scientist you have to be an artist and…Read More
(Video link here.) Two minutes of crazy brilliance: DJ Kalan aka DJ Stove in his kitchen in the Philippines spins his fantasies along with Tiesto’s Catch ‘Em By Surprise —sung by Busta Rhymes— using TWO PROPANE BURNERS AS IMAGINARY TURNTABLES. It is the ultimate example ofRead More
San Francisco Bubbleman 1 by Susan Dworski @improvisedlife.com from Sally Schneider on Vimeo. (Video link here.) Some time ago, Susan Dworski emailed us about the mysterious Bubbleman she passes on Highway 101, and sent two little videos. At sunset today alongside bustling Highway 101 in Tiburon, CA, an unknown man with a boom box coaxes soap…Read More
Indian children play on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India, on Nov. 17. A reminder to leap and play, no matter what age you are! Need encouragement?Read More
We are smitten with Tinybop, a site of books, apps, videos, toys for kids. The curating is GREAT here. Many of their suggestions will help your child-in-mind (or you) to bloom. We’ve found a ton of stuff that WE want. Dig these cool apps:Read More
In response to our post about the Lego store, Lydia Wills sent us an email about the translucent Lego skyscrapers made at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City a few years ago. It’s an illuminating (literally) P.S. to our post on the dream of making monochrome Lego furniture, now that we can…Read More