Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sprout Up

A wonderful program for 1st and 2nd grade kids, where they learn about nature. Environmental education for the next generation.... what's not to like?

Plus they have a lovely website.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Seed bomb

I have seen a few of these online but not to the same scale as this. Fantastic stuff by Jin-wook Hwang.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000

This is on my wishlist as of today. It is the companion book to the MOMA exhibition and looks choc full of inspiration.

For a serious in depth preview check out Brain Pickings post on the book.

Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says

Excellent article over at the BBC about kids having down time to get bored and then be creative...

"For the sake of creativity perhaps we need to slow down and stay offline from time to time."

Friday, March 22, 2013

I love this!

I need this as a poster on my wall......

From the michael galpert experience via Swissmiss.

Oliver Burkeman: Even the tiniest glimpses of nature deliver a psychological boost

Oliver Burkeman writes a column at The Guardian and I read it regularly. This weeks is particularly appropriate.

"......a clutch of recent findings have begun to demonstrate how even the tiniest kinds of engagement with nature deliver a psychological boost. When you can't climb mountains, it turns out, merely blurring the boundary between indoors and out may suffice. Office workers who glimpse a tree or two are both happier and more productive; in one analysis, of a university building in Oregon, workers on the greenery-facing side took 19% fewer sick days. If you're treated in hospital for bipolar disorder, the evidence suggests, you'll be discharged several days sooner on average if your room is naturally lit. Pupils do worse in tests in windowless classrooms. Even looking at photographs of natural scenes lowers blood pressure."

But, don't let me paraphrase, read it for yourself.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pierre Pelegrini

Absolutely stunning. Website of Pierre Pelegrini. Check it out, there is so much more.......


Oh happy day! Who doesn't love a penguin?

Sunday, March 3, 2013