It's been a happy week here at Wee Society, in part due to gems like these. Enjoy.
An amazing sailing ship kite from Haptic Lab
Spinning tops from Reine Mere
Clever flash cards to help (even adults) remember the difference between words like stationary and stationery
And last, but definitely not least, this delightful squirrel having his dinner on a chair
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There are few things more exciting than finding typography inside a slice of cake, but we did our best to find them. Here are some other discoveries that made us say "yay" this week:
A very un-square family of squares by Saul Steinberg
Perhaps the only F. Scott Fitzgerald quote applicable to raising good little people
This bountiful, beautiful, boisterous B by Grace Danico
Heralding in summer with a watermelon in a swimsuit (just trust us)
And of course, a little something to make for mom
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The hunt for happy design never ends. Here are a few things we found this week that made us smile almost as much as the world's largest rubber duck:
Lunchtime love from a designer dad (who's been drawing on his kids' sandwich bags since 2008)
The ultimate Rubik's Cube-inspired playhouse
Coloring-in wallpaper for small people who absolutely must draw on the walls
An easy art project that proves there's no end to the fun you can have with magazine clippings
Francesc Catala-Roca's elephant slide
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What's been inspiring us this week? Bright colors, cheeky public art and why-didn't-we-think-of-that genius ideas. More specifically:
A teeny, tiny Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Confetti that grows into wildflowers.
The happiest windows there ever were by Tyra von Zweigbergk.
Tove Jansson's delightful Moomintroll illustrations.
Proof that a few hundred Lego bricks can fix anything.
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We're always coming across wonderful creative ideas that we want to share. Here are a few pins that inspired us this week:
1. A great quote from Mr. Rogers on talking to kids about tragedy.
2. Getting creative (and crafty) with cardboard tubes.
3. This awesome LEGO ad from 1981.
4. Rapport! A beautiful book by Lotta Kuhlhorn.
5. Shopping bags that prove you only need a little imagination to have lots of fun.
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