Since 1993, Willie Baronet has been buying and collecting homeless signs. Now, decades later, he has acquired hundreds of signs – crumpled signs, colourful signs, signs of heartache, and signs that are also hilarious. The reason Baronet is collecting these signs? To stay connected to the people around him. And to also make a point – […]
Swedish furniture chain giant IKEA has been recently experimenting with putting life-sized cardboard cutouts of actual homeless cats and dogs on its showroom pieces — such as couches and rugs — in Singapore, to get customers thinking about bringing a potential pet home. The cutouts come with unique barcodes that can be scanned with a mobile device to get instant information about the actual animal pictured.
Gregory Kloehn is one artist out to do good. He’s using his talents to create change and founded Homeless Homes Project, an initiative that provides habitable shelters for people living on the streets. Kloehn ‘combs through heaps of illegally dumped trash, commercial waste and excess household items piled in alleyways and discarded throughout the city, […]
These murals look beautiful but the meaning behind them and even the words displayed with each one, are anything but. Each of these murals tells a sad tale of what homeless youth have gone through in London, from family members passing away to self harm and abuse. This collection of murals is part of Street […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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.
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.