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October 12, 2014

explaining how we fall in love to children

by Emma

Jeanette Winterson answers the question How do we fall in love?
in Big Questions from Little People & Simple Answers from Great Minds

 

You don’t fall in love like you fall in a hole. You fall like falling through space. It’s like you jump off your own private planet to visit someone else’s planet. And when you get there it all looks different: the flowers, the animals, the colours people wear. It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you had everything just right on your own planet, and that was true, in a way, but then somebody signalled to you across space and the only way you could visit was to take a giant jump. Away you go, falling into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might decide to pull your two planets together and call it home. And you can bring your dog. Or your cat. Your goldfish, hamster, collection of stones, all your odd socks. (The ones you lost, including the holes, are on the new planet you found.)

And you can bring your friends to visit. And read your favourite stories to each other. And the falling was really the big jump that you had to make to be with someone you don’t want to be without. That’s it.

PS You have to be brave.

 

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June 16, 2013

we are neighbours of fire

by Emma

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I made this for you.

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June 8, 2013

new moon

by Emma

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June 7, 2013

“I knew I wanted ballerinas, and Charlotte wanted to paint them blue”

by Emma

http://www.nowness.com/day/2013/5/28/3055/jesse-harris-borne-away

May 17, 2013

where the myth falls

by Emma

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May 13, 2013

i told you none of this was real

by Emma

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May 7, 2013

West of the Moon

by Emma

Written, Directed, & Animated by Brent Bonacorso
brentbonacorso.com

Loosely based on several hundred interviews with children about their dreams, ‘West of the Moon’ is the story of one man’s lost love and his strange path to redemption, aided along the way by a gambling robot, a wayward monkey, and a healthy dose of determination.

May 7, 2013

by Emma

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May 6, 2013

by Emma

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May 5, 2013

by Emma

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May 5, 2013

Marbled Paper Making

by Emma

so delicious.

May 1, 2013

What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.

by Emma

Frank Lloyd Wright. This manifesto, written as a series of “fellowship assets” meant to guide the apprentices who worked with him at his school, Taliesin.

 

1. An honest ego in a healthy body.

 

2. An eye to see nature.

 

3. A heart to feel nature.

 

4. Courage to follow nature.

 

5. The sense of proportion (humor).

 

6. Appreciation of work as idea and idea as work.

 

7. Fertility of imagination.

 

8. Capacity for faith and rebellion.

 

9. Disregard for commonplace (inorganic) elegance.

 

10. Instinctive cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 20, 2013

THE ILLUMINATED SKETCHBOOK OF STEPHAN SCHRIBER (1494)

by Emma

more images at publicdomainreview.org
Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a 15th century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed.

 

April 15, 2013

Synchrodogs

by Emma

Synchrodogs, –  tania.shcheglova on flickr.

April 15, 2013

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by Emma

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April 7, 2013

“It is pleasant…

by Emma

“It is pleasant, when one is distraught, to lie in the warmth of one’s bed, and there, with all effort and struggle at an end, even perhaps with one’s head under the blankets, surrender completely to howling, like branches in the autumn wind,”

-Proust

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April 3, 2013

Tiny Magic Still Life Arranged By Joe The Plumber

by Emma

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aka. Sunset Over The River Nile.
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April 3, 2013

Tiny Magic Magic

by Emma

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April 1, 2013

Tiny Tempest

by Emma

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April 1, 2013

This Exquisite Forest

by Emma

This Exquisite Forest is an online collaborative art project that lets users create short animations that build off one another as they explore a specific theme. The result is a collection of branching narratives resembling trees.
http://www.exquisiteforest.com/      Watch animations at The Endless Theatre

 

April 1, 2013

Featherweight

by Emma

Tobias Hutzler – BALANCE
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March 31, 2013

Glory

by Emma

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March 30, 2013

Tiny Magic Endlessness

by Emma

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March 28, 2013

Tiny Magic Gulls

by Emma

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Emma. Your ducks. Get them in a row.

March 28, 2013

what i want to do with you

by Emma

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Emma. nostalgia mashup.

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March 25, 2013

Tiny Magic Ablaze

by Emma

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March 24, 2013

by Emma

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March 24, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 40

by Emma

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March 23, 2013

by Emma

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March 23, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 39

by Emma

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March 22, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 38

by Emma

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March 22, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 37

by Emma

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Emma. Map-making.

March 20, 2013

TinyMagic Everyday: 36

by Emma

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March 19, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 35

by Emma

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Emma. Old pictures of blue humans sitting in blue water in the blue outside.

March 18, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 34. If I swim the thousand petalled sea

by Emma

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March 17, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 33

by Emma

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March 16, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 32

by Emma

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March 16, 2013

kids from around the world photographed with their favourite posessions.

by Emma

Botlhe – Maun, Botswana

 

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

 

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

 

Julia – Tirana, Albania

Julia – Tirana, Albania

 

Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine

 

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

 

Cun Zi Yi – Chongqing, China

 

Watcharapom – Bangkok, Thailand

 

Orly-Brownsville,Texas

 

Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya

Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya

more pictures from the series here: http://www.gabrielegalimberti.com/

“If Riverboom’s photographer Gabriele Galimberti had happened to shoot me, aged 6 and surrounded by my favorite toys, he would have seen the following: plastic medieval weaponry; assorted Lego (Space, Castle and Pirate); an inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex (punctured slowly into extinction); a Superman action figure (I lost it and hyperventilated with grief); a pair of cuddly rabbits (Sally and Billy); toy cars; a tiny guitar; a plane you launched with an elastic catapult; a replica pistol I thought my mum didn’t know about.

Everyone remembers their childhood toys. The fact that I can recall how most of mine tasted better than I can remember the names of my primary school teachers says everything you need to know about the universe kids inhabit. Indeed, when Galimberti hit upon the idea of photographing children from

around the world with their toys, he was not expecting to uncover much we did not already know: kids love dolls and dinosaurs and trucks and cuddly monkeys, and will construct worlds around them before eventually, inevitably, disregarding them for ever. “At their age, they are pretty all much the same,” is his conclusion after 18 months working on the project. “They just want to play.”

But how they play can reveal a lot. “The richest children were more possessive. At the beginning, they wouldn’t want me to touch their toys, and I would need more time before they would let me play with them,” says the Italian, who would often join in with a child’s games before arranging the toys and taking the photograph. “In poor countries, it was much easier. Even if they only had two or three toys, they didn’t really care. In Africa, the kids would mostly play with their friends outside.”

Yet even children worlds apart share similarities when it comes to the function their toys serve. Galimberti talks about meeting a six-year-old boy in Texas and a four-year-old girl in Malawi who both maintained their plastic dinosaurs would protect them from the dangers they believed waited for them at night – from kidnappers and poisonous animals respectively. More common was how the toys reflected the world each child was born into: so the girl from an affluent Mumbai family loves Monopoly, because she likes the idea of building houses and hotels, while the boy from rural Mexico loves trucks, because he sees them rumbling through his village to the nearby sugar plantation every day.

Ultimately, the toys on display reveal the hopes and ambitions of the people who bought them in the first place. “Doing this, I learnt more about the parents than I did about the kids,” says Galimberti. There was the Latvian mother who drove a taxi for a living, and who showered her son with miniature cars; the Italian farmer whose daughter proudly displayed her plastic rakes, hoes and spades. Parents from the Middle East and Asia, he found, would push their children to be photographed even if they were initially nervous or upset, while South American parents were “really relaxed, and said I could do whatever I wanted as long as their child didn’t mind”.

With the exception of computer games, he noticed that toys haven’t really changed over the past three decades or so. And there is something reassuring about that. “I’d often find the kind of toys I used to have,” he says. “It was nice to go back to my childhood somehow.”

Ben Machell – The Times Magazine

March 15, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 31

by Emma

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March 14, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 30. Those isles of yours that wait for me.

by Emma

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Emma. Nostalgia Mashup #3.

March 13, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 29. Of night and light and the half light.

by Emma

Emma Destrube

Emma. Nostalgia Mashup #2.

March 12, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 28

by Emma

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Emma. nostalgia mashup #1

March 11, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 27

by Emma

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Emma. This ocean is wrapped around that pineapple tree.

March 10, 2013

Gold Leaf Glomerulus

by Emma

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Greg Dunn, a former neuroscientist, was inspired by the beauty of brain cells seen under the microscope when treated with certain stains. Now he paints. More at http://www.gregadunn.com

 

March 10, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 26

by Emma

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March 9, 2013

Tiny MAgic Everyday: 25

by Emma

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Emma. Studying.

March 9, 2013

Land Mermaid

by Emma

https://vimeo.com/48911542

Neon Hitch, cavavan-dwelling land mermaid queen, is addicted to headpieces. ❤

March 8, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 24

by Emma

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Emma. The way we grew.

March 7, 2013

TinyMagic Everyday: 23

by Emma

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Emma. Twenty-three.

March 6, 2013

Tiny mAgic Everyday: 22

by Emma

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