It’s both scary and exciting to think that I’ll soon leave my little family for three weeks, to travel to the Himalaya mountains to help a medical team bring health care to people in remote rural Nepal.
The Mashambas Skyscraper is a project designed to improve the lives of small farmers in Swahili, East Africa. It will host education, training on agricultural techniques, cheap fertilizers, and modern tools. The structure will be made of simple modular elements, easy to assemble, deconstruct and transport.
“What is fairness? What does it mean to be brave? Can you step in the same river twice? It is not only adults who can discuss philosophical issues”. In this long interview with Five Books, Peter Worley, co-founder and CEO of the Philosophy Foundation picks the best books to get children thinking about philosophy.
It’s the new museum that everyone is talking about in fashion circles : Le Grand Musée du Parfum, located in 73 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in a historic mansion that was formerly home to Christian Lacroix’s headquarters.
Milan is becoming a must-visit culture hub. Last month, the Prada foundation in Milan opened a new space in the city center called Milano Osservatorio, dedicated to photography and visual languages. Next week will be the opening of a space dedicated to children, Academia dei Bambini, still by the Prada Foundation.
Do you know Five Books? This excellent site showcases writers, thinkers, academics and others, who present the best five books on just about any topic under the sun.
Ever make mud pies when you were growing up? These days, kids are as likely to be getting their hands dirty in the vegetable garden. Which could be a professional asset for them in the future! Urban farmers will be sought after, as futurists explain in this interesting article. Architects, like Sine Lindholm who created this Growing Sphere, are also considering the implications of a boom in Urban Agriculture.
This new development by Steven Holl Architects looks like a doll house. Kids will love it at first sight. Located in Rhinebeck (Upstate New York, near Woodstock), it sits in the middle of the green. But it has more than this…