i got an email this weekend from one of our creative directors, merrie. she spends a lot of time in india, and shared this story with me about a little boy she befriended:
“this little boy’s name is anshu.
his family lives on the grounds of our friend kundan’s office and his father is the gardener.
kundan has developed a soft spot for him as he’s grown up because he is so ‘street smart’. he loves hanging with the big guys and doing what they do.
so, kundan decided to send him to a school that teaches english, which is the ticket to a better life in india. the school started only a few weeks ago, and we don’t know if the family will see the value of a good education over the years to come, but we are trying…hopefully it’s the start of something bigger.
i figured out no one had ever taught him his colors, so now everyday after ‘tutions’ he stops by our office and sorts my colors with me. (i work on my hindi, and he works on both hindi and english).”
I have totally fallen in love with Aimee Sicuro‘s illustrations ever since I saw them on Black*Eiffel! I love the whimsy and the way she draws people. Though, the doggy on a bicycle might be my favorite! Check out more here.
Lyndie Dourthe‘s Fleurs.
These paper flower creations have been floating around the web lately and inspiring me to pull out my tissue paper and try my own hand at some nature-inspired creations!
Via Fffffound + Oh Joy!
I’ve posted about Julien Vallée‘s colorful paper work before, so I couldn’t resist sharing his new video with you! It’s almost like an ad for a fantastical game that can’t exist yet – but I wish it did!
Okay, so the eyes on these paintings are pretty creepy, but there is something I really like about them! Julia Kuo references street fashion blog posts to create these – she just picks out ones that catch her eye and goes with it! See the rest on her site.
Via Share Some Candy.