Thank you Rhiannon for having us be apart of love is a place for babaà.
Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best to educate — and not educate — the youngest students. She is a professor emerita of education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Ma., where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a
Dozens of schools around the U.S. are opting to ditch the traditional school structure altogether to motivate teens in new ways—and it seems to be working. Nothing in particular stands out about the two adjoining rooms at South Burlington High School, one littered with desks, the other lined with simple grey cubicles. Yet the 30
Here’s a taste of the short documentary, The Land (2015), a film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in The Land, a Welsh “adventure” playground. At The Land children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn
Late last year, Drumduan Upper School received its first government inspection. In an era of merciless performance targets and obsessive testing, any school administrator would naturally feel apprehensive. Drumduan’s head teacher, Krzysztof Zajaczkowski, a working-class son of Polish immigrants who has an instinctive distrust of authority, expected to be shut down. He had not forgotten
TWENTY years ago, kids in preschool, kindergarten and even first and second grade spent much of their time playing: building with blocks, drawing or creating imaginary worlds, in their own heads or with classmates. But increasingly, these activities are being abandoned for the teacher-led, didactic instruction typically used in higher grades. In many schools, formal
Marshal Rosenberg has been an inspiration − offering tools to communicate in a peaceful paradigm. He is the creator of Nonviolent Communication, a communication process that “helps people to exchange the information necessary to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully.” He was the founder and former Director of Educational Services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication,
Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980) is a documentary, directed by Les Blank, about garlic, filmed primarily in Berkeley, Gilroy, Oakland and San Francisco, California; features interviews with Werner Herzog, director of Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), and Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. Its official premiere was at the 1980 Berlin Film Festival. In
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
Etta is the lucky girl who gets to wear the vintage, 1970s floral jean jumper purchased from waanaki. Thanks for sending the pic Tracy;)
One way this 1980s sunflower jean dress can be worn.
The 2nd annual Spirit Weavers Gathering brings forth the gift of honoring women along with children of the earth and sun. Founder, Amy Woodruff, aka Daughter of the Sun, envisioned the idea of gathering women and children to share sacred time and space through ceremony, song, dance, skill sharing and teaching the wisdoms of sacred
A Native American story about an old woman and her subsequent spirit journey. Once she is safely “beyond the ridge” the story focuses on the woman’s family and how ritual helps them mourn and then accept her passing. The universal wisdom this book contains will give comfort and insight on a subject that can be
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. This is a brilliant RSA animation of Sir Ken Robinson’s insightful and uplifting talk on the need for creativity and divergent thinking in schools.
One day last spring, James Wade sat cross-legged on the carpet and called his kindergarten class to order. Lanky and soft-spoken, Wade has a gentle charisma well suited to his role as a teacher of small children: steady, rather than exuberant. When a child performs a requested task, like closing the door after recess, he
We’ve just added a selection of what we feel are the best human and animal Ostheimer figures available. Ostheimer has been handcrafting fine wooden toys in Germany for more than 50 years; each item is designed to be handed down from generation to generation.
Poppy travels to Firenze, Italy wearing a 1950s vintage dress from waanaki.
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Marlowe gracefully wears a dress handmade by the Mixtec peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. Purchased at the waanaki pop up shop at Creatures of Comfort, Los Angeles. Similar dress available here. Photos courtesy of Rip+Tan.
Materials: fresh sweet potato, toothpicks, mason jar The Sweet Potato makes a fine looking vine to grow indoors. It can grow to a height of six feet or more. To get your vine started, stick six or seven toothpicks in a circle around a sweet potato near the bigger end. See drawing 1. Suspend the
Brake Free (1970), the third in a series of films that Carson Davidson made on railways (the others are ‘Third Avenue El’ and ‘Railway with a heart of Gold’), is staged on the Mount Washington Cog Railway (New Hampshire). Winner of the Silver Medal, Venice International Festival, and Golden Eagle CINE awards. Railways that climb
Born in Italy in 1915, Harry Bertoia eventually moved to Michigan, attended Cass Technical High School, where he was introduced to metals, and moved on to the Cranbrook Academy, where he met fellow student Clifford West. Shortly after his marriage in 1943, Bertoia moved to California at the behest of his friend Charles Eames, and
Daedalus fashions wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from the Labyrinth of King Minos of Crete. However, when Icarus fails to heed his fathers warnings, he suffers the consequences. Gerald McDermott made just five short animated films before changing careers and becoming a Caldecott Award-winning children’s author. Sun Flight (1966) was his
“As a major serving in the British military during World War II, Jon Naar witnessed a way of life reduced to rubble. In the winter of 1973, as a fifty-something photojournalist living and working in New York, Naar once again saw a devastated landscape. But here the names of the young and dispossessed — often
CD-Rt digital release from Sun An — Henry Street. Free Download. Mixed, Mastered May, 2012 in Brooklyn Heights, New York. “If you ever had a sense of emptiness and absence of something intangible after the end of Jeff Witscher’s Marble Sky project, Sun An comes to the rescue. Just like the cover, the music on
This animated folk tale from the Congo, illustrated by Gerald McDermott, centers around twin brothers, Luemba and Mavungu. When the neglected and unloved brother Mavungu finally leaves home, he finds a tree blocking the river and frees the people imprisoned within the tree. Mavungu wins the love of a beautiful princess and receives the strength,
These inspiring totems are a series of art pieces made by design duo Zoe Miller and David Goodman of Miller Goodman. Salvaged materials (wood,tin,old springs and wool) were used for these pieces and exhibited at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi.
Some inspiration to begin your first day of Summer. Arrow to the Sun is a 1973 short film and a 1974 book, both by Gerald McDermott. The book was illustrated in gouache and ink, and won the 1975 Caldecott Medal. Both are a retelling of an ancient Pueblo legend, in which a young boy seeks
The Stonecutter (1960) 6 min, dir. Gerald McDermott. McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, a complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts. With
Inspirational children’s art. Picture Making by Children, R.R. Tomlinson, The Studio Limited, London/NY, 1934.
A peek into fiber artist, Ashley Thayer’s life and work. Directed by Michael Wells. Ashley Thayer’s, Maricolous baby quilts are available here.
“Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.” – Charles Eames. In 1950, Charles and Ray Eames began a series of paper toys. Their first project was a series of masks. The masks, in the shapes of birds, fish and animal heads, were mocked up in
Inspirational paper masks and costumes designed and made by Charles and Ray Eames.
Our friend Astrid coolin’ out in her new Rose Pinafore Dress and Pink Parisian Sunglasses from waanaki. Spring is here — Summer is next!
An introductory lecture on Nonviolent Communication (also known as NVC, Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) developed by Marshall Rosenberg, who founded the The Center for NonViolent Communication, beginning in the 1960s. His philosophy has also been adapted by Echo Parenting and Education and the Peaceful Parent Institute.
Jonas Wood’s first exhibition of new work will open on March 31, 2012, and run through May 12 at David Kordansky Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Making use of sources that are often intimately connected to his own life, Wood nonetheless exemplifies a wide-ranging and
Ideas for a rainy day (like today) — Pauline Johnson, Creating With Paper (1967).
A walk through the Arroyo Seco in the Tie Shift.
A few vintage ideas for spring… Haystack Dress, Parisian Red Sunglasses, Classic Stripe Shirt, Twill Army Vest, Jantzen Swim Shorts, and Quoddy Camp Moccasins.
Image from Loree.
Image from Loree.
Photograph by Tim Walker.