The only possessions of LA’s homeless population

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Los Angeles isn’t all glitz and glamour. In fact, LA’s Skid Row neighbourhood houses one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. Vice contributor John Kilar went down to Skid Row and documented ‘the many varied possessions of the residents’ and explored ‘how they express their right to ownership’. Some own dogs, wheelchairs, […]

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Mobile homes for hobos on the move

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 20 March 2014

Winfried Baumann has been designing temporary mobile homes out of material like aluminum and PVC for hobos to wheel about easily and live their nomadic lifestyles with more comfort on the go. These bare-bones shelters have an understated beauty about them.

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Homeless bedsheets by Snurk

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 29 August 2013

What, can we have our cardboard boxes and sleep? Well, sure. Try this: bed linen with realistic cardboard prints on the duvet cover. This is how you can keep warm comfortably while pretending to rough it out. When Snurk introduced the Le-Clochard bed linen last year, it riled some feathers, with activists protesting about how […]

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Signs for the Homeless

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope came up with this genius and inspirational idea to take homeless peoples’ signs and trade them for beautiful hand-painted ones with the same message. In addition to painting these lovely signs, they also give them donations to help them out. The vivid new signs are much easier for passers-by […]

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Back to the Future, homeless style

Philthkids Reader Find

By Philthkids in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 March 2013

According to the 1980s, Xanadu is what houses looked like in 2001. That would’ve meant tearing down our houses fifteen years later in favour of giant hollow Polyurethane structures shaped like giant robots. I wish! In reality, our lame society pretty much stuck to the same old formula leaving ol’ Xanadu to be enjoyed only […]

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Facebook App encourages you to sell your old clothes for charity

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 2 March 2013

You’ll never wear that again! This fantastic Facebook App drags up old photos of clothes you’ve long forgotten about. Seriously, it’s time for a closet purge. And what better reason to clear out those old clothes than for charity? This clever App by Stockholm Stadsmission not only points out garments you’ve long forsaken, it also […]

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Visit Sweden’s homeless hotel: voted most uncomfortable

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to sleep under a bridge like a homeless person? Perhaps you should consider booking a room at the Fakktum Hotel. Thanks to Swedish agency Forsman and Bodenfors, you can book a space that might otherwise be occupied by a street dweller. It’s similar to booking a […]

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Homeless people as ‘insider’ tour guides

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 29 January 2013

City tours led by homeless guides? Why not? Apparently it’s a growing trend. In London, the homeless are empowered by Unseen Tours to lead tours where they live; in San Francisco, a homeless guy called Milton offers an insider tour through soup kitchens and shelters to a part of the city where poverty is rampant; […]

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Ryan Strand Greensberg’s dynamic photojournalism

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By Jacob Klensin in New Photography on Wednesday 25 April 2012

Ryan Strand Greenberg’s photography is what photojournalism is supposed to be. His work brings life and dignity to any subject matter, and tells a respectful narrative with each image. The material that he has created ranges from technically immaculate landscapes, to long form photographic essays of homeless encampments.

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Foldable house on wheels

Contributions Reader Find

By Sam Yousif in New Design on Thursday 19 May 2011

With the launch of Chapter 2: Faceless, The N-spired Story, the first ever book of the world printed on an interactive t-shirt, built a foldable house on wheels for a homeless person in Madrid. This month’s chapter is a true story based on the first night a young author found himself living on the street. The t-shirt was designed by 3TTMAN.

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