This Friday the prolifically creative folks at Chicago-based The Post Family are hosting an exhibition of work from the equally industrious Austin-based design studio Public School. Via their website:
PUBLIC SCHOOL is an Austin-based collective focused on design, illustration and photography. For a group based around creative collaboration, Homework is an opportunity to show the work created individually, after-hours, and with no client direction. Spanning a variety of mediums and covering subjects including cowboys, hot dogs, old motels, 30s stuff, and trade gothic, Homework features much of the self-initiated work produced by the studio this year.
More info can be found here. Looking forward to it!
Dinosoap, designed by Taiwan design firm 25togo creates the effect of fossil excavation by slowly revealing embedded dinosaur bones after regular use. Made from apricot kernels, the soap is available in tyrannosaurus, triceratops, and pterodactyl options for about $13. (via designboom)
This is a lovely iceberg stacking toy made by Imagination Kids. The pieces are made from sustainably harvested wood, AP Certified non-toxic paint, and a natural wood polish made from beeswax, jojoba oil, and essential oils. Just $14. (via svpply)
Shot by Paul Octavious (previously) at the Kids & Kites Festival at Montrose Harbor. Fun fact: I was out and about with Colossal Junior on this day, though it doesn’t look like we made a cameo. This is about four blocks from headquarters. It always amazes me how beautiful Paul makes our neighborhood look, or perhaps sometimes I just fail to see the beauty in it, though this was indeed a glorious day.
So what did you do when you were six? I played with Legos, watched a TV show called 3-2-1 Contact, and ate Trix cereal. That was pretty much my day-to-day. But this fearless child is on a road less traveled. His name is Enal and he lives with an Indonesian fishing community known as the Bajau Laut. In this photo captured by James Morgan, he swims with sharks in a penned off area underneath his home that rests on stilts in Wangi, Indonesia. Via the photographer’s web site:
Whilst few young children are now born on boats, the ocean is still very much their playground and whilst they are getting conflicted messages from their communities, who simultaneously refrain from spitting in the ocean and continue to dynamite its reefs, I still believe they could play a crucial role in the development of western marine conservation practices. Here Enal plays with his pet shark.
The next time I tense up watching my three-year-old son do something audacious in the park or walk out “too far” into the deeper end of the swimming pool, I think this image will seriously put things into perspective. Time to get some pet sharks. The photograph won the Telegraph’s 2010 Travel Photographer of the Year award. Seriously, look at that smile! (via lustik)
Check out these totally gorgeous torpedo scooters designed by Jerry Koza over at Prague Art & Design. While the form-factor and paint jobs are completely stunning, the paranoid dad in me puts the overall safety rating of these things on par with Jarts, at least in a hilly or mountainous area. Anyway, the hefty price tag will probably keep the majority of kids from ever hurling 90mph down a steep hill strapped to a $1,100 projectile with wheels. (via lustik and kickcan & conkers)