Pretty amazing treehouses by Takashi Kobayashi.
Spent a few days this week at a pretty amazing elementary school in Oakland. Instead of reciting the pledge of allegiance each morning, the students say another pledge — to themselves, their classmates, teachers, families and communities.
My favorite part is when they put their fists in the air and say, “I have the power to make my people proud!”
Heard this in the car while I was in NY over winter break. Beautifully produced piece on ‘slut shaming.’
There are countless websites, Facebook pages and Twitter handles that are created to shame girls online, many are literally called “exposing hos.” When Temitayo logs in to Facebook her newsfeed is often inundated with sexually explicit photos and videos of other teenage girls that are posted, commented on, and shared countless times by her peers. Once these images make it online the repercussions can haunt a girl far beyond the schoolyard.
This video made me smile. A lot.
Wrapping up two weeks with family and old friends in Jersey and finally heading home. Some touristy highlights:
1) Roentgens furniture exhibit at the Met
Super-intricate furniture pieces with all kinds of hidden compartments that pop out when you turn a key or push a button. The features are controlled using springs, pulleys, and metal cables.
Some of the furniture pieces:
One of the few musicals, movies, etc. that lives up to the book.
3) Self-guided Sopranos tour
We were 10 years behind on this one but still fun. Stopped at Satin Dolls (aka the Bada Bing), Holsten’s (where the last scene of the last episode takes place), and Pizzaland (awful pizza but great drawing of the Sopranos guys).