Month: August 2010

Piggy

Interesting project to start kids early in the thinking process in saving for charity! Very cool and needed.

The power of piggy:

We believe that this simple product, Piggy, can truly make the world a better and more compassionate place.

Piggy helps teach kids about charitable giving, with the hopes of inspiring new generations of caring, sharing, philanthropic citizens.

With 12,000 children born each day in the US, imagine the social impact if just a fraction of them learned powerful lessons
of gratefulness and kindness to others.”

See the full project at goodlittlepiggy

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Pixelated Birdhouses

Neat!

“In the sought-after London boroughs of Chelsea and Islington, inner city birds often have to claim their nesting space quickly! However, birds that are open to changing their wild ways might be convinced to try out the innovative bird-housing concept developed by the artists at London Fieldworks. The “Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven” opened recently as part of the Secret Garden Project by UP Projects and hopes to develop into a haven of biodiversity and create a new public awareness of the ecological and cultural value of urban green spaces.

With over 250 bird and bug boxes available in the stunning sculptural art installation, birds can choose from a range of shapes and sizes of boxes to use for shelter, nesting or feeding spaces. The diverse complex of bird boxes were designed to reflect the architecture in the nearby Georgian terraces and 1960s flats that surround the park in Duncan Terrace Gardens and Cremorne Gardens. We love the strangely organic forms that are created by stacking these distinct modular box shapes together and are happy to hear that they have been woven together using elastic bands, which means the structure can change over time as the tree grows.

Read the rest on Inhabitat with more pictures.

Retro Future Ads Project

“Sao Paulo ad agency Moma Propaganda created a wondeful series of retro future ads for FacebookYouTube, Twitter, and Skype as part of the “Everything Ages Fast” ad campaign for Maximidia Seminars.”

I’d really like an embossed large print of these posters… what a great project! Somewhat reminds me of Back To the Future.

via LaughingSquid (This Isn’t HappinessAds of The World)

See all the Retro Future ads after the jump!

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Minimalist House

Wow, check out this space in japan.. makes me want to be at peace with nature,  relax, an live a very simple life… though it needs a small pool or Onsen somewhere.

“The Minimalist House in Itoman-shi, Okinawa, Japan, was designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates / Urbanist Architect. Just have a look a the floor plan and you’ll understand why it’s called the minimalist house.”

More images mirrored via todayandtomorrow after the jump.
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