Tags archives: children

Travelling Mother and Daughter: Interview with Isabelle Von Coels

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German-born Isabelle (Isi) Von Coels was twenty six years old when her daughter, Kim, was born, and throughout Kim’s childhood, Isi travelled as a single mum to South America, Australia and other places around the world. Kim recently had her own child, Xahli, and spends time between Isi's home in Portugal, New Zealand and Glastonbury, UK. Now Isi is a grandm[...]

Postcards to my Future Children

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In April 2012 I was walking next to the Seine in Paris whilst peering at the wide array of vintage magazines, records and tat that the stalls were selling. I felt my euros burning a hole in my pocket, but yet possessed no desire to buy something I knew would sit gathering dust on my shelf. I thumbed through old postcards, some blank and some with long forgot[...]

The Perfect Work Environment

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It was the perfect work environment.  Everything was laid out logically to avoid congestion and reduce backtracking. The design aesthetic was minimalist. The materials maintained in pristine condition. Large windows on two adjoining walls often let in enough light to work by. The entire space couldn’t have been much more than 500 ft² (46 m²), ruling out any [...]

The Scared is Scared: A Child's Life Advice

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As adults we often overcomplicate things, which is why this short film by Bianca Giaever is so refreshing. The Scared is Scared is a beautiful, simple look at the world through the eyes of a young child. Bianca asks six year old, Asa Baker-Rouse, "do you have any stories that you'd want to be a movie" to which Asa responds with a heart-warming story creat[...]

An Open Letter to A New Father

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Dear Oliver, It's amazing feeling so close to somebody without having been closer than a few thousand miles in over three years. I hope you and Rachel achieve a life you’ve desired. Take as little as you can, and give a lot back. Lead a simple life sustaining yourselves as much as you can through your own means. Teach your child how to find pleasures in sim[...]

Washington's Giant Indoor Ball Pit

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Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, created the 10,000 square foot (930 square meters) using nearly a million recyclable translucent plastic balls. The studio wanted to reimagine the possibilities of materials, encourage exploration and do something a bit more unusual and memorable for visitors to experience. Typical to their monochrome style, The Beach is [...]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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All children get asked it. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A vet. A lawyer. A dancer. A mechanic. Some ballsy kids will answer “a tree” or “a cat”. You go, kids. What do I want to be want to be when I grow up? Try happy. Fulfilled. Give this answer and the asker will retort, “no, no, what do you want to be? What job do you want?” OK, so that’s a[...]

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