tord boontje's garland light. this new classic is created from a continuous metal strand that is wrapped around a light bulb and casts the most magical floral shadows all over the room. if it's good enough for the moma and the v&a it's good enough for family.
this amazingly awesome and versatile shebible top. between the deep-v neck and the crazy scarf-like collar she could pretty much wear this everyday so i wouldn't get your hopes up about borrowing it next week.
although the hishou airplane is only made of balsa wood and and propelled by rubber-bands, the design dates back to 1911 when similar models successfully crossed the sumida river in a flight contest. if it can cross a river in japan it can definitely make it across the living room, through the kitchen and into that plate of christmas morning waffles. fun!
the classic 1978 novel the rider by dutch writer tim krabbé. it chronicles the 137 kilometre tour de mont aigoual, a course through the mountains that is known as one of the cruellest stages of the tour de france. if that doesn't get him reading, nothin' will.
through heifer international you can give a family in uganda their very own bee hive, plus apiary training, for a measly $30. bee hives can help struggling families become self-reliant and earn income through the sale of honey, beeswax and pollen. the honeybees won't only be helping a single family. placed strategically, beehives can as much as double some fruit and vegetable yields. in this way, a beehive can be a boost to a whole village! if bees aren't your thing you can donate towards a llama which will give latin american families an invaluable source of transportation, income and wool. joy to the world, and all that.