You are currently browsing the monthly archive for March 2013.

Ran into this shirt at the Vega Life shop in Amsterdam:

Picture taken from todayisagoodday.be.

Because all girls want to wear a fox around their neck?

I told a friend who commented that she had seen knitted foxes that refer to actual fox furs in fashion:

Picture taken from etsy.com - beeskneesknitting.

Knit your own fox – pattern by beeskneesknitting.

Later, at yoga class, I saw a girl wearing this tribute to Björk:

Picture taken from sheinside.

Shirt with swan print from SheInside.

So, what do we make of these? A tongue-in-cheek remark at our use of animals for fashion? Do the girls who wear them make a serious statement about the fashion industry? We could even say that you support the misuse of animals for beauty, because you approve of the idea to wear animals. Or are they just very cute?

A story starts with the roll of the dice. At least it can with these Rory’s Story Cubes I ran into at Blijfwijs.nl. Wonderful idea to stimulate children’s fantasy and get them talking.

Tell stories from the icons on the dice. A spark of imagination.

Tell stories from the icons on the dice. A spark of imagination.

It brings me back to the project at Waag Society to create digital building blocks for stories.

Something that is bound to come in handy one day: paperkit.net lets you customize a printable graph paper template. Print it out and start drawing… anything!

Design your grid paper and print, easy as that.

Design your grid paper and hit print, easy as that.

Tweets (Dutch and English)