We bring you a regular little round up of cool things we've seen on the internet we think you might like. You know, just to keep you in the loop...
This week, we're filling The Loop with colour and snuggly warm vibes. We all need a little extra comfort and joy during chilly Autumn days, right?
And it doesn't get much more joyous than this. Currently installed at international art showcase Showcase ITCH in Guatemala, 'Optimystic' by creative duo Craig & Karl is a modern interpretation of the traditional saw dust carpets popular in Spain, Mexico and Central America. Historically, decorative sawdust carpets would be laid in preparation for spiritual celebrations and religious processions. However, this one, as Craig & Karl explain, '...is quite simply an expression of faith in optimism'.
If you happen to be in Guatelmala between now and the 2nd December, you can see the super-sized, colourful carpet design at The Industry Park. If you're not likely to be visiting in person, you can join us in staring at photographs on the internet.
The doors of the brand new Design Museum in South Kensington, London swung open to visitors for the first time this week and we are beside ourselves with excitement to make our first trip. Triple the size of its previous location on the banks of the Thames, the new modernist building boasts 10,000 sq. ft. of gallery space and a varied program of exhibitions, permanent displays and workshops, events and talks promises to inspire and excite curious visitors of all ages. Find out more about the new building here.
And as the countdown to Christmas ticks over, we're keeping our eyes open for interesting, unusual gifts for the small people in our lives. These 'illegible books' caught our attention this week. Originally designed by celebrated artist, designer + inventor Bruce Munari in 1948, these 32-page books contain no words, no pictures. Instead, they encourage the 'reader' to just enjoy the colours, the materials, the shapes and the visual elements of the pages. Lovely! You can find out more about them from ace kids store MoonPicnic.
And this week, in one final effort to brighten these dark Autumn days, we're leaving you with Five Minutes of... Comfort Food courtesy of super-sweet Sprinkles for Breakfast. Browse a bunch of crazy-colourful sprinkle recipes, take the doughnut tour, visit the cake gallery and learn how to bake delicious treats for all kinds of occasions. Enjoy!