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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.