Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti spent three years travelling the world taking portraits of kids with their most prized possessions. Not simply a charming look at childhood, the series offers a subtle reflection of parents’ ambitions for their children as well as the socio-economic factors at work in how (and with what) children play. The picture above, for example, was taken in a small village in northern Zambia. Coming from an area without water and electricity, the children created a pretend marketplace, making a game of buying and selling some sunglasses they found in a box Galimberti assumes must have fallen from a truck. See more images below or in his book, Toy Stories.
Just want to congratulate my close friends Jasper and his wife Amy for opening their new shop out in Hawaii! Last year the two started a fun little clothing brand aimed at kids ages 2-10, called Big Bad Wolf, and it’s really grown a lot since then. Artists like James Jean, Madsteez, and Brendan Monroe (tee pictured above) have already collaborated with them, and there’s a laundry list of future collaborators on their site.
I honestly just wanted to use this an excuse to post this photo of their daughter Ella’s chubby arms. If you’ve got a kid, follow them on Instagram @bigbadwolfkids.
GENER8TION (aka Surkin) has released a new EP called The New International Sound (Part II), and the title track featuring M.I.A. debuts with a massive video. What you’re looking at is not CGI, the video features 36,000 students of the biggest fighting school for kids in China, Shaolin Tagou. Director Inigo Westmeier previously shot a documentary called “Dragon Girls”, featuring three students from the school.
The video also features graphics by designer David Rudnick, and was executive produced by Romain Gavras who helmed the controversial video for M.I.A.’s “Born Free” (watch here) and “Bad Girls” (watch here).
Watch the official music video below!
This is the best! Here is your inspiration for today, a video of the 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing “Kashmir”, “The Ocean”, and “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. These musicians are all students between the ages of 7-12, and each learns several different instruments as part of the program: xylophones, marimbas, vibraphones, drums, timbales, congas, bongos and piano. Watch the video below and try not to smile! Their faces at the end are priceless.
Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones.
All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book.
If you follow them on Instagram you’ll be able to see what book I donated when it gets shared there (should be soon).
See a full list of Vancouver and New York drop-off locations below!
My friends Jasper and Amy have started a fun little clothing brand, aimed at kids ages 2-10, called Big Bad Wolf. Designs will be released each month from an impressive list of artists including: James Jean, Nychos, Dabs Myla, Tristan Eaton, Andrea Wan, Evah Fan, Madsteez, and many others. The shirt above was designed by artist Yoskay Yamamoto.
Something tells me they’re gonna do alright! You can follow the project on Instagram @bigbadwolfkids.