Making furniture from plastic garbage found in the ocean

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I heard about an interesting project today, where two designers known as “Studio Swine” made a chair using plastic garbage pulled from the ocean. Studio Swine is a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves, and in this case, “Swine” is an acronym for “Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers” … love […]

The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers

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I received an e-mail from my sister this morning, telling me that her daughter’s high school, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (in Bethesda, Maryland), has a new project: a “pop-up museum” called “The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers.” The pop-up location is an empty shell of a former suburban restaurant, and the project is meant to […]

Lego Waterfall at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark

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The Lego toy company has its headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and this past September they opened a new attraction: Lego House, a 130,000 square foot building in the center of town. There is public access all over and across the house using stairs and terraces, and includes play zones, exhibits, a café, a restaurant and […]

October is National Arts and Humanities Month

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The organization Americans for the Arts has declared October as “National Arts and Humanities Month.” So what does that mean? They are encouraging people to create events and get their community involved, and they have this page full of ideas, including “Community Visioning Forums” and “Creative Communications.” They also encourage simple ways for individuals to […]