Guy Tarrant is a fascinating and devoted collector. For over 15 years, he’s been gathering confiscated toys and other artifacts from 150 different British schools. Starting in 1996, when Tarrant began his tour of state primary and secondary schools, he and artist Mercedes Phillips exhibited various objects he found or confiscated from students like DIY weapons, plastic toys, erasers and paper airplanes.
The central Cathedral Square in Vilnius was ablaze with a sea of candles on Sunday to commemorate more than16,000 people who have died in road accidents in Lithuania since 1990. One candle was lit for every person killed. The event was part of the international World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, an international [...]
A week ago, Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada unveiled his latest public land-art project, “Wish,” as part of the Belfast Festival. “Wish” depicts a portrait of an anonymous girl spanning 11 acres of land that can only be seen from the highest points in Belfast or, for the best view, from an airplane. The face is formed from organic materials like sand, grass and soil, all of which were donated by local businesses.
Meet Louie the Loo, our unsung hero this World Toilet Day (Tuesday 19th November), as he finds his voice and asks people to say “Thank You Toilet!”
The short film, created by international charity WaterAid, sees this apparently normal toilet come to life in the middle of the night and sing its heart out for some recognition.
Louie the Loo says: “It’s no fun being a toilet. We get called all sorts of names! Bog. Crapper. WC (I think it’s French?). EVERYONE takes you for granted. When was the last time you said, “Thank you toilet!” after your number ones and twos? I’ll bet never. But you’d miss us if we weren’t there, wouldn’t you?”
World Toilet Day is officially recognised by the UN for the first time this year. The day was created to raise global awareness of the struggle faced by the 2.5 billion people, that’s one in three people in the world, currently living without access to a safe, clean and private toilet. A child dies every minute because they don’t have a toilet.
You can view and embed Louie the Loo’s short film from here: bit.ly/WTDLouie
Please use #ThankYouToilet / @WaterAidUK
Disposable Camera Project (#DCP) is an interactive and dynamic photo album on a global scale, profiling cool places through the eyes of the people that share them.
We leave a disposable camera with attached instructions in cool locations. People either find them, or happen to across them, they use the camera, then put it back. We come and pick it up when its done and put the photos on the website.
Everyone has a Facebook or LinkedIn profile, why doesn’t Time Square? We aim to do that by allowing the people that share these spots to provide their perception and in turn we see a collective profile of these locations.
In less than three months the project has spread globally and is now in 5 countries and 8 cities with over 70 albums available online for your viewing pleasure.
A stolen kiss, a daring selfie, sunsets & sunrises, couples, groups, babies & dogs, we’ve seen it all, from around the world. Help us build the big picture.
Yes!!! They exist and they are real!!!
These amazing giant creatures are made of cardboard for the Tyran’s Day of Giant Creatures, national celebration of Cardboardia. Cardboardia is an international cultural community and a country without borders. It is headed and ruled by the Tyran. The Tyran’s Day of Giant Creatures is celebrated every year in different cities and countries. In 2012 it was held in Moscow, Russia. This year the Tyran’s Day of Giant Creatures was celebrated in Taiwan during the 2013 Yilan International Lohas Festival and in the Netherlands during the Lowlands Festival.
Visit and join Cardboardia at https://www.facebook.com/cardboardia?fref=ts and https://www.facebook.com/madeincardboardia?fref=ts.
What was once a dull and grey wall on the streets of Paris has now become a lush and flourishing vertical garden thanks to Patrick Blanc. Even though this creation on the corner of Aboukir Street and Petits Carreaux Street looks like a well-rooted forest , it took only seven weeks to grow!