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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Where Children Sleep

A child's bedroom can reveal many things about his life and circumstances and James Mollison's book entitled "Where Children Sleep" captures the diversity and disparity of children around the world through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. Mollison's book is intended to interest and engage children in the details and lives of other children and the social issues affecting them.
Here's a peek into the bedrooms of different children across the globe.

Four year-old Kaya lives with her parents in a small apartment in Tokyo, Japan. Her bedroom is lined from floor to ceiling with clothes and dolls - every little girl's dream.

Eight year-old Rothy lives in the outskirts of Phnom Penh. His home sits on a huge rubbish dump. At 6 o'clock every morning, Rothy and hundreds of other children are given a shower and breakfast at a local charity centre before they start work, scavenging through the rubbish for cans and plastic bottles which are sold to a recycling company.

Indira lives with her parents, brother and sister near Kathmandu, Nepal in a one-room house. Seven year-old Indira works in a granite quarry six hours a day and has worked there since she was three.

Dong, nine, lives in Yunnan province in south-west China with his parents, sister and grandfather. He shares a room with his sister and parents. The family owns just enough land to grow their own rice and sugarcane. Dong’s school is 20 minutes’ walk away. He enjoys writing and singing. Most evenings, he spends one hour doing his homework and one hour watching television. When he is older, Dong would like to be a policeman.

This is home for this four year old boy and his family in Rome, Italy.

8-year old Harrison has everything his Harvard educated parents can provide, including a big screen TV, en suite bathroom and playroom. He attends a private school where hitting and teasing other kids and negative energy is banned.

Prena, 14, sleeps in a cell-like space, toiling 13 hours a day as a domestic servant in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Fifteen year-old Risa lives with 13 other women in a teahouse in Kyoto, Japan. She and five others sleep in a room that is also used as a dining room and tea room. Risa is a 'maiko' – a young girl who has passed the test to train as a geisha.

Ten year-old champion sumo wrestler Ryuta lives in Tokyo, Japan with his parents and younger sister.

Jamie, nine, lives in a top-floor apartment on Fifth Avenue, New York. In his spare time, apart from playing the cello and kickball, Jamie likes to study his finances on the Citibank website. He aspires to be a lawyer like his father.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas


See you next year......

Monday, December 19, 2011

Karen Bit Vejle - Psaligrafi

Psaligrafi literally means to draw or paint with scissors, in other words, the Art of Patience.

Karen Bit Vejle's papercuts are performed from a large, continous piece of paper that is folded one, two and three times and then cut using only a pair of scissors.

Every cut is carefully planned and the slightest mistake would mean disastrous results.

Scissors for a brush

Karen's Website

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kyle Lambert - ipad Finger Paintings

Did you know that there is a $8 app called Brushes for your ipad tablet?
UK based artist Kyle Lambert marveled the world with these jaw-dropping paintings that were done using only one finger as his brush.



Kathy Holmes

Jennifer Aniston

Megan Fox

Jude Law

David Beckham


Will Smith


Visit for more info.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

W/W - Deck The Malls

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here as malls go the extra mile to create the festive feel at this most wonderful time of the year.

O Christmas tree, O christmas tree!

This mall takes on a nautical theme

These clam angels are adorable!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Amber Spiegal

These gotta be the most exquisite cookies I've ever seen and I have many done many cookie posts on my blog. They are the creations of Amber Spiegal, a Baking and Pastry Arts graduate at The Culinary Institute of America in New York. Visit Amber's blog - Sweetambs for more tantalizing treats.

Love the Victorian-inspired ones.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sunday Citar/Sunday Snapshot/Simple Things Sunday/Sundays In My City

Gotta love this photo taken by Hubby in his hometown. It looks more like a painting than a photo, don't you agree?

 Bear ye one another's burdens Galations 6.2 

Somebody's Praying 

When life's path is overcast and grey, 
Then the sun grows brighter through the day,
And the burden lifts, we sometimes say,
'Somebody's praying'.
Blessed thought that someone really cares, 
Sweet to know that somewhere someone shares,
Lovingly concerned with our affairs,
'Somebody's praying'. C.SIMPSON
Ni Hao YallUnknown Mami

* Citar means quote in Spanish