Design

It’s hard (and sad) to imagine a world without LEGO, but that was the case until “only” 80 years ago! Have you ever wondered how LEGO happened? The idea, the bricks, the name? Well, ladies and gentlemen, this cartoon tells you the story. Which is, of course, totally awesome. So happy…

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“How to take this cardboard and turn it into an ordinary bicycle?” Izhar asked himself. This amazing video tells the story of how he ended up building a perfectly functioning bicycle out of cardboard. Izhar cardboard bike project from Giora Kariv on Vimeo. He reminds us of another cardboard legend,…

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Speaking of rain and cuteness, in this animation artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of FriendsWithYou show how they imagine rain happening: This looks perfectly scientific to us, that do you think?

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Today is Herman Melville’s birthday. He was born on August 1st, 1819 – happy happy! This is an excellent excuse to pick up Moby Dick, one of our all-time favorite books. It’s always so nice to read parts of it, or the whole thing, again. But you know what’s possibly…

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We have spoken before about the good influence colors can have on children. It seems pretty intuitive: life is way better when you are surrounded by colors, and that is particularly true when you are a kid. For instance, things are probably pretty good if your school looks like this:…

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We feel like we never repeat this enough: games can be so much more than just games. Remember GameDesk, for instance, or Cargo-Bot?  The educational potential in game playing is immense – it’s a perfect form of learning while doing, and having the best time! Games can have an incredible…

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