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Where Children Sleep. Four-year-old Jivan lives in a skyscraper in Brooklyn, New York, USA Where Children Sleep, set to be published later this year by Chris Boot, is a collection of James Mollison's photographs of childrens' bedrooms from around the world.

Where Children Sleep

The book also contains a portrait of each child and, as you'd imagine, the differences between the spaces each one calls their own are striking... The book has been designed to appeal to readers of all ages, with the texts apparently prepared with an audience of nine- to thirteen-year-olds in mind. "I hope this book will help children think about inequality, within and between societies around the world," says Mollison in his introduction, "and perhaps start to figure out how, in their own lives, they may respond.

" Here are a few examples from this really interesting and thought provoking book: Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte. Article by Lily I'm a French full time student and a part-time blogger.

Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte

I like Pondly because it allows me to share what I find on the Internet, for everyone to see. Calabarte is an artist from Poland. He sculpts elaborated patterns on gourds which come from Senegal. Knowledge economy: Global best school buildings. A Beautiful Mess: DIY Projects. Have you ever just had a project idea in your head that didn't exactly fit your style but you fell in love with it anyway?

A Beautiful Mess: DIY Projects

Yeah. That happened to me recently. 6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain. We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls.

6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain

But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations. The Voynich Manuscript. World's Most Advanced Crowd Simulator Predicts How People React In Emergencies. Humans react in a seemingly irrational manner during emergency evacuations; sometimes, people even get trampled in the process. But what if architects and developers could predict how large crowds might move through their buildings in the event of an emergency--and then tweak the designs to ensure that everything runs smoothly? That's the premise of MassMotion, a crowd simulator that allows users to view hundreds of thousands of simulated 3-D people moving through urban environments (i.e. train stations and airports), all by programming each individual with a distinct personality and agenda. MassMotion isn't the first crowd simulator, but it is the only one that can predict movements of unique 3-D individuals in a fully 3-D environment.

Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes. When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing.

Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a diverse cross section of children and the bedrooms they call home. His moving images remove the children from their home environment, showing them before a neutral background that mostly hides their economic status as if to say “kids are just kids.” Only when their bedroom is observed, however, does the full scope of their living situation become poiniently clear.

Where Children Sleep, a beautiful hardcover book featuring 112 color photographs is now available from chrisboot.com. Imagine Pot Was Legal. How Would You Brand It? Woeful state budgets have relit the long-burning debate about pot legalization---couldn't California rescue itself by making weed legal, then taxing it?

Imagine Pot Was Legal. How Would You Brand It?

Meanwhile, more than 40% of Americans now favor legalization--which is the highest portion since the 1980s; Nate Silver, at FiveThirtyEight, has watched the trends and estimates that popular support will become overwhelming in 15 years time. So Print, the hoary graphic-design magazine, posed a challenge to four top designers: How should the package of legal weed actually look? Each of them took a radically different approach.

Facts. 10 Truths Black And Hispanic People Know, But White People Won’t Admit: 1.

Facts

Elvis is dead. 2. Jesus was not White. 3. Rap music is here to stay 4. Kissing your pet is not cute or clean. 5. 25 Things Kids Today Will Never Have. Creative Truths. Creative Truths Nice series called Creative Truths by Shirley-Ann Dick. 28th of September 2010 Probably Related.

Creative Truths

Various quotations. This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die. You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be).

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die

However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone. Mathieu Badimon WEBSITE. Funnel Design Group. Atlantis Worlds Fair. Wonderwall. Difference Between Kids and Adults. Makes Me Think - Top Stories - Today's Thought-Provoking Life Stories. Life is pretty normal today. Today, I had slept in and was late going to school.

Life is pretty normal today

On a note I wrote my reason for being late as "busy fighting crime" and I drew the Batman symbol under it. My mom laughed, signed it, and dropped me off to school. When I got to school I signed in at the attendance office, and gave my note to the secretary. The Most Brilliantly Obnoxious Responses To Moronic Graffiti. The greatest smart-ass responses to idiotic graffiti. posted 02/16/2013 Bathroom walls give opinionated urinators everywhere a makeshift, bacteria-covered forum for virulent racism, misogyny, homophobia and, worst of all, philosophy.

Of course, we'd never advocate one of these obscene acts of vandalism — unless it's a smart-ass response to a previous act of vandalism. Inspiration Gallery #173 – Various quotations. Life Hacks. Various quotations. How-women-and-men-see-colors.jpg (JPEG Image, 500x526 pixels) Bowl Packer Model Number A: Rube Goldberg ピタゴラスイッチ Psychedelic Association Machine. Bottle. The most amazing beat box video ever!!! 4 minutes hip hop history by Eklips... - StumbleUpon. Kid calls 911 for help with math homework. The WTF moment of a reporter. Paper CD case. Jizzle - The Whitest Kids U'Know on IFC. How to make stealth beer cans. Paper transformers. The most inspirational video you will ever see Nick Vujicic. Funny Videos - I suppose I'd be jumpy too. Tunebot - Music Search. Jukesy - music player powered by youtube and last.fm. Celebrities Who Look Like Historical People Pictures. Trick Photography with Album Covers. Trick Photography with Album Covers February 12th, 2010 | Inspiration | See what happens when people use sleeves from classic vinyl records to spice up their photographs, the results are truly spectacular… Sleeveface is an international phenomenon wherein one or more persons obscure or augment body parts with record sleeve(s), causing an illusion.

[image credit: Tim Caynes] [image credit: Nicolas Comastri] Elevator.jpg (JPEG Image, 543x467 pixels) Images. Popular Art Prints. Popular All « PrevNext » « Prev1234 ... 80Next » Dwight Schrute Knows Best. Oh Dwight, you are the best thing to happen to the US version of The Office. The wry second-in-command at the Scranton office of Dunder Mifflin is famous for his obscure knowledge and comically literal interpretation of… well… everything. And so the Dwight Schrute Knows Best meme or simply, the Dwight Schrute meme was born: Enjoy the Dwight Schrute meme? This is America. Time Zone Map. INDEKX - Newspapers and Magazines on the Internet. V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet - StumbleUpon.