• My son Ben is getting into LEGOs. I am sure he’d think these chocolate LEGOs designed by Akihiro Mizuuchi are even better.
• Speaking of Ben, his special stuffed animal is Grover. Lucy’s is Curious George. And Ginny’s is Kermit the Frog. Photographer Anna Ream has a series of photos entitled “Comfort Objects” that capture the bond between children and their stuffed animals and security blankets. It’s pretty sweet. And it reminds me that I have to do something fun like this for my kids before they outgrow their special friends.
• I’m not sure what I think of this dude from Milwaukee who has an army of stuffed animals stationed on the top of his car. I will say that his vehicle is a bigger Adultitis Antidote than mine, that’s for sure. Richard Nelson admits, “There’s different levels of creative craziness.” He’s definitely on the high side, but I wish there were more people like him.
• Disobedient Objects is an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum about out-designing authority. Looks kinda neat.
• More and more research shows that experiences bring people more happiness than do possessions. This article by James Hamblin from The Atlantic has some good things to chew on.
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