mslistliss:

I want one!

Great way to bring your hiding place with you as you go and create temporary structures.

Happy spring from the Galvanize team!

(via mslistless)

12 April 2011 ·

thedailywhat:

Street Art of the Day: Last month, children’s author Aaron Zenz sat down to watch Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop with his kids.
10-year-old Gracie was so inspired by the film, that she immediately declared her determination to become a street artist when she grew up. Her dad explained to her that “while the art was fun and the story was great, vandalism isn’t a good thing.” So all together they came up with a project that was artsy, stealthy, public, “and in no way damaging”:

I bought a big sack of rocks, washed them, and painted the base colors.  Then Isaac, Gracie, Lily, and I each claimed a color and decorated them with as many faces and expressions as we could thing of.  48 rocks in all. […]
Hopefully we were able to spread a little happiness to anyone who stumbled across these little guys.

[igl / @ironicsans.]

We love this project. Way to hide rocks for a pet passion project.

thedailywhat:

Street Art of the Day: Last month, children’s author Aaron Zenz sat down to watch Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop with his kids.

10-year-old Gracie was so inspired by the film, that she immediately declared her determination to become a street artist when she grew up. Her dad explained to her that “while the art was fun and the story was great, vandalism isn’t a good thing.” So all together they came up with a project that was artsy, stealthy, public, “and in no way damaging”:

I bought a big sack of rocks, washed them, and painted the base colors.  Then Isaac, Gracie, Lily, and I each claimed a color and decorated them with as many faces and expressions as we could thing of.  48 rocks in all. […]

Hopefully we were able to spread a little happiness to anyone who stumbled across these little guys.

[igl / @ironicsans.]

We love this project. Way to hide rocks for a pet passion project.

5 March 2011 ·

Every Badass has a library and a hallowed out book

blacktieknight:

Learn how to make a hallowed out book here.  It’s good to have places to hide things that might come in handy.

hallowed out book guide

We agree! Fun project for a snowy day…

21 February 2011 ·

curiositycounts:

NYPL Map Rectifier, a tool for digitally aligning historical maps to match present-day map precision. More examples of the citizen cartography groundswell. (Thanks, Kyle.)

Fascinating.

(Source: curiositycounts)

12 February 2011 ·

"The “seed bombs”—essentially seeds packed with mud—started dropping in 2009. The group says it is teaching the masses to collaboratively cultivate open spaces to combat rising food prices and wean the populace off traditional supermarkets. Its website boasts a stylized manifesto that proclaims (in Spanish) “I know you/I know/where I come from/I help/help me/I live here/I care/I learn/I eat/as others see me.” “Our goal is for people to find carrots, courgettes or quinoa when they take a stroll … and we want to show them how to care after the crops,” a coordinator told Reuters. Although it is arguably more vital with every passing day, guerilla gardening is nothing new. For decades, crafty cultivators have been tossing seeds into underused pocket parks, sidewalk cracks and road planters. The idea is to reclaim “orphaned” land and make it productive and beautiful to benefit the community."

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Secret Seeders Plant Edible Veggies for Inner-City Poor | TakePart - Inspiration to Action (via apsies)

Galvanize Valentine’s Day (hide splendid things for people you love) Idea #4:

Guerilla Gardening. You could give flowers. [Yawn.]

Or you could plant flowers together (or bulbs and direct friends there in a few months!)

Go, you rogue Cupids, go!

(via apsies)

11 February 2011 ·

photojojo:

V-Day is soon! Nooo, not Veteran’s Day. Valentine’s Day.
Check out our 5 Fun Ways to Share Your Love with Photos
Here’s a sneak peek at a few!
Decorate these rad color-me-in Valentines from designer Yellow Heart Art
Show your love with a photo cupcake or cookie! Follow our quick guide for step-by-step instructions and paste your love’s face onto something sweet!
Download and fold-together these cute colored papercraft cameras and use them as a cute package for the camera loving Valentine in your life.
Combine photos of you and your other half to see what your babies might look like!
Fill your photos with lots of love! Break out your Bokeh Kit and fill the background of your photos with hearts everywhere! ♥ (like in the photo!)

More ideas for the people you love from the lovely people of Photojojo!

photojojo:

V-Day is soon! Nooo, not Veteran’s Day. Valentine’s Day.

Check out our 5 Fun Ways to Share Your Love with Photos

Here’s a sneak peek at a few!

More ideas for the people you love from the lovely people of Photojojo!

10 February 2011 ·

Galvanize Valentine Gift Idea #3:
We are, ahem, struck by this idea from Design*Sponge: DIY vintage arrows.
You could easily wrap a sheet of paper around that arrow with a message and stick the arrow in an appropriate tree. Or door jamb of your apartment. 
Go ahead, you daring archer, you.

Galvanize Valentine Gift Idea #3:

We are, ahem, struck by this idea from Design*Sponge: DIY vintage arrows.

You could easily wrap a sheet of paper around that arrow with a message and stick the arrow in an appropriate tree. Or door jamb of your apartment. 

Go ahead, you daring archer, you.

9 February 2011 ·

nerdvalentine:

Sterling Silver Alien Invader Stud Earrings by Miscii on Etsy

Galvanize Valentine’s Day Gift Idea #2: Think about it. You could hide earrings or cuff links inside a jewelry box or under a pillow. They could invade any space you placed them in!
And it’s an eco-win, since you don’t have to wrap this type of gift.

nerdvalentine:

Sterling Silver Alien Invader Stud Earrings by Miscii on Etsy

Galvanize Valentine’s Day Gift Idea #2: Think about it. You could hide earrings or cuff links inside a jewelry box or under a pillow. They could invade any space you placed them in!

And it’s an eco-win, since you don’t have to wrap this type of gift.

9 February 2011 ·

Want: Personalized Hot Chocolate Spoons

fritesandfries:

I saw these spoons on The Bedlam of Beefy and I thought they were pretty cool:

Each spoon has a personalized message (written by you!) hidden in a block of chocolate. Once the chocolate melts, your “Valentine” can read your secret message:

(…unless if you bought it for yourself — then it wouldn’t be a secret would it?)

Galvanize Valentine’s Day gift ideas #1:

Neat romantic gift (too late to order for Valentine’s Day from this company, but one to bookmark!)

You could perhaps riff on the theme of a secret message on cutlery that is revealed during a meal or just after…

9 February 2011 ·

hdma:

The other day I received an envelope from an anonymous person in the Philadelphia area. Inside was this map along with the following note: “My sister sent this to me along with the latest pictures of her kids. No explanation about the map, but I hope Matt found the treasure.”

Us too!

hdma:

The other day I received an envelope from an anonymous person in the Philadelphia area. Inside was this map along with the following note: “My sister sent this to me along with the latest pictures of her kids. No explanation about the map, but I hope Matt found the treasure.”

Us too!

(Source: kharzinski)

8 February 2011 ·

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