This spiral shaped building is a project for a Buddhist temple soon to be built in Taichang, China. It takes shape of a Mobius ring, reflecting the basic principles of Buddhism and the idea of reincarnation. It’s a bit like a new version Franck Lloyd Wright’S New York Guggenheim. By Shanghai-based architecture firm Miliy Design. extraordinary temple.
“Maude The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton” is a brand new book by Lauren Child, illustrated by Trisha Krauss. The story is about The Shrimptons family; “flamboyant and eccentric, being noticed is what all the members of the Shrimpton family live for – all except, that is, for Maude. She prefers to blend into the background rather than stand out in a crowd. And this is very much to her advantage when they all come face to face with a rather hungry tiger”. Trisha Krauss tells us more about the collaboration…
A new illustrated version of the Odyssey is out, and this is one you will want to read with your child for its incredible illustrations. A raising talent, Neil Packer who has illustrated novels such as 100 Years of Solitude and Catch 22, spent over 5 years working on the Odyssey. The result is pure beauty.
Freddy Deane is the man behind the illustrations repeated across the Smiling Planet collection. If you are fond of Freddy’s fun and poetic creatures, you will love his book “Donut Dream”.
Watching movies with the whole family is a wonderful pastime. But it takes a while to arrive! It’s something to look forward to when your children are toddlers and an incredible reward when the kids are older. The Mini Social Blog invited me to put together a selection of our favourite movies, a bit off the blockbuster-beaten-path.
From The Guardian/Eye Witness : Swimmers wait for the wave machine to start at a saltwater pool dubbed China’s Dead Sea. More than one million visitors are expected at the resort this summer. My children were amazed by this image. For parents I highly recommend a documentary called “Last Train Home“. About family mutations in an overpopulated country and in the modern world.
We had a pleasant surprise yesterday morning passing by Selfridges. The whole store windows are decorated with dots in honour of the new Louis Vuitton lie with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
Don’t believe what your eyes see. These baby vests aren’t from a newborn brand ad campaign, they are part of “Fourteen”, a series of ceramic objects decorated with war imagery by Catherine Russell.
The drawings of Jacinthe Chevalier are playful and childlike, but Jacinthe is no longer a kid. The Canadian illustrator and artist likes everything related to childhood, especially the freedom and spontaneity of the gesture, and the naive aspect of kid’s drawings.
Seven restaurants in London, a street kitchen bus and a new site hosted in shipping containers by the Thames…that’s Wahaca, winner of the best sustainable restaurant group in the UK this year. Sustainable and for sure innovative.