Artist Ray Bartkus painted a mural on a water-front building in Marijampolė, Lithuania. The trick with this mural is that it’s painted upside down, i.e., meant to be viewable on the surface of the water:
Ray Bartkus, via Boredpanda.
Reporting and photo via Boredpanda.
Super! Because sometimes you need to stand on your head (so to speak) to bring things into focus. 🙂
At 90, Barbara Beskind, after a career in the military and years of design work from toys to inflatable devices that help children with balance issues, is still going strong – and designing away. Ms. Beskind is currently working on solutions that improve the quality of life for older adults.
Photo: Nicolas Zurcher, courtesy of IDEO; found via NPR.
For Ms. Beskind, being a designer is a boon because “[i]t makes aging more tolerable, more enjoyable… I enjoy the age I’m in. I think it’s one of the best chapters of my life,” says she in an NPR interview by Laura Sydell.
Tattooist Jason Ward has been applying temporary tattoos for a client every week for a few months. His client has Down syndrome.
Via The New Zealand Herald.
Mr. Ward explains:
“It started out as something quite funny though, I mean, who does that? Who walks into a tattoo shop to get stick on tattoos? But if she was a member of my family and she had have walked into another tattoo shop and they had told her to bugger off, I’d be angry. Why would you say no? You should treat everybody the same.”
Found via The New Zealand Herald.
Because empathy matters!
There’s a whole world out there that we hardly think about, just because it’s small. Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko documents tiny creatures and fleeting moments in fascinating and utterly, breathtakingly beautiful pictures:
Because wonderful moments come in all shapes and sizes.