On January 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187.000 digital items in the public domain, available for high resolution download. Great collection of photographs, old menus, maps, prints, engravings, postcards, music sheets, lithographs, letters, documents, drawings, watercolors etc, from as early as 11th century until more recent years.
But what is amazing is the visualization tool, that groups ALL these images chronologically, or by genre, collection or even color.
Some very interesting topics covered by The School of Life, in their series of new guides for everyday living. Except having great cover designs, I think these look like they are genuinely helpful and thoughtful self-help books.
I always loved Lego as a kid but Alycia Zimmerman, a 3rd-grade teacher in New York, takes it to a new educational level. She uses LEGO bricks to explain fractions, squares and other mathematical concepts to her students. What a great idea!
She has also written an article about the full potential of LEGO and about her experience in using them in class.
The pet-beds by Anna Mo look sooo soft. Her online shop Ohhio also sells gorgeous thick blankets and wraps, all with giant 3 inches-wide stitches and made from 100% merino wool. I can imagine a cosy bed for our cat and a matching blanket for me!
“Bodies are built for motion — not for stillness”. As someone who sits for long hours while working on the computer, this video touches a nerve with me personally. It actually explains what happens to our body and our health when we sit all the time.
A table that tells you what you can make with various ingredients and also heats your food, no stove required? “A Table for Living” is a concept from Ikea for the future kitchen of 2025.
Ikea made an impression in this year’s EXPO Milan 2015, where they presented their prototype for a concept table that helps you decide what to prepare, suggests recipes, but also weighs and heats the food. All that, besides being a regular kitchen table! The designers see the concept table as a “preparation surface, hob, dining table, work bench and children’s play area”. How cool is that?
A great idea if you have a garden: a multipurpose igloo designed both as a winter garden and a summer sitting or playing area. Oh, I know my kids would go crazy with this! Of course you could just turn it into a storage room or a garden shelter, but it’s a shame because it looks too good.