Creepiest things children say to their parents

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 3 May 2013

There’s been a lot of buzz about a Reddit thread that has parents chiming in to share the creepiest things their kids have said to them. This stuff is real. This stuff cannot possibly be imagined.

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Photographer Jonathan Hobin re-creates the world’s most infamous tragedies with children

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Thursday 2 May 2013

In a recent interview with Vice magazine, photographer Jonathan Hobin stated about his series, ‘Sometimes the kids just get it. Like the 9/11 picture. Even though they are three or four years old, they saw the twin towers and said, ‘I’ll hold the airplane, this is where the plane hit the building’. The mother was […]

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Where Children Sleep: photos by James Mollison

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 6 February 2013

A child’s bedroom tells a lot about their personality, and it is also a reflection of their life story. James Mollison’s series entitled Where Children Sleep provides a truthful and sobering narrative about the circumstances in which children from all around the world live … and sleep. Mollison’s series is published in a book for children to read, but it is also highly poignant visual for adults.

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Kids test answers that are so wrong, they’re right

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 25 January 2013

When Brit author Richard Benson got teachers to share the most awesome answers by their kids during tests, he hit gold with material so good, two New York Times bestsellers were spun. Here are some of the best of the best test answers from kids.

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Window washers turn Spiderman to cheer up sick kids

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Window washers scale walls. Which naturally makes them a bit like the real-life counterparts of Spiderman. It’s fun to see three window washers take to dressing up as the friendly neighbourhood hero while cleaning the windows of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Apparently, besides waving, they also got into goofy character by spraying colourful string at the children too. We’re pretty sure they cleaned out some grim looks from their young faces.

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Artistic ceramic plates made by Boguslaw Sliwinski

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By James Weinert in New Design on Thursday 22 November 2012

Many fathoms ago, dinner time was yummy time. As kids, we were allowed to scoop, chew, swallow and repeat. Fast track a few years later and this hungry happy go lucky lad has found the ultimate chowdown party plate. Designer Boguslaw Sliwinski has cleverly produced ceramic plates of sporting figures on which cut fruit becomes a whole new flavour of fun.

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Kid’s furniture straight out from fantasy books

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 10 November 2012

Wow, kids get all the cool stuff. Over at Posh Tots, there’s a bunch of cool fantasy furniture, from cabinets with pinched sides to grandfather clocks with arms, that it makes us all a little jealous. We also spotted — prices start from $47,000, but hey, there’s free shipping — a princess carriage and an entire shoe that’s 9-feet tall (this one comes with doors and windows and would make a splendid playhouse). Oh well, at least we had a smashing childhood.

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New work from photographer Ignacio Torres

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By Zoe Sernack in New Photography on Thursday 29 March 2012

I came across the New York photographer Ignacio Torres, and instantly felt that all adults could grow up to be children. Models are frozen in time surrounded in star dust, as if made of cosmic matter.

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An African take on Moby’s new single: Be The One

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By William Nicholson in Video on Friday 19 August 2011

Two African kids living lonely adult lives in the city at night. Shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Ethicool kids fashion from Danish label New Generals

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By Kids Fashion in New Fashion on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Danish kids fashion brand, New Generals, found themselves forced to invent a new word — ethicool — to illustrate their approach to kids fashion. In the world of New Generals, organic and ‘ethicool’ need not be beige and boring and cool fashion need not be rigid and cold.

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Rhode Montijo

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By drave n. in New Illustration on Thursday 19 May 2011

I few years back, I found the most amazing painting of this Mexican comedy superhero character called Chapulin Colorado (red grasshopper) by Rhode Montijo. It led me to go through his work at the time and it was just as beautiful, with characters from a child’s nightmare and pretty colours everywhere, along with Mexican references to masked luchadores and mythological figures of the Aztecs.

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Polixeni Papapetrou

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By Eve Politanoff in New Photography on Monday 21 February 2011

Australian artist Polixeni Papapetrou subscribes to a poetic narrative photography where her constructed tableaux, linked to her own childhood, refer to a dream world and represents the whole theatricality of life.

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Keepers Of The Flame

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By Rita Dianni-Kaleel in New Art on Monday 29 November 2010

Oil painting of children of different cultures connected by abstract shapes and colors with a line of gold leaf representing the value of life and our link to the future.

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