Italian Artist Silvio Irilli’s Hospital Murals Help Lift Patient’s Spirits

Italian Artist Silvio Irilli's Hospital Murals Help Lift Patient’s Spirits

Hospitals can be quite a drag. Sanitized smells, blank walls and ceilings, waiting, anxieties about illness. All in all, most view hospitals as having a quite depressing atmosphere. But not all of them. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Capture Lovely Moments Of Australian Children In The Summer

Vintage Photos Capture Lovely Moments Of Australian Children In The Summer

Feeding a baby cangaroo, rabbit trapping, playing with hoop, tyre and wheel, swimming, etc., these beautiful photos from State Library of New South Wales that captured lovely moments of Australian children in the summer from between the 1910s and 1930s. Continue reading »

This Heartbreaking Sculpture Depicts The 82 Kids That Were Handed Over To The Nazis In The Town Of Lidice Back In 1942

This Heartbreaking Sculpture Depicts The 82 Kids That Were Handed Over To The Nazis In The Town Of Lidice Back In 1942

World War II is known to be the deadliest conflict in human history. Somewhere between 50 to 85 million people lost their lives due to the pointless, mindless war that was based on two Utopian ideologies. Needless to say, the combat only served the upper men instead of those who fought them. Unbelievably cruel massacres and atrocities were carried out both by Soviets and Nazis – the Holodomor, Holocaust, strategic bombing, etc. Yet, the memory of those wasted lives remains. One of the most atrocious acts done by Nazis was the wiping out of the Lidice village located in former Czechoslovakia (now in the territory of Czech Republic). Continue reading »

Photographer Travelled The World To Document Children And The Food They Eat In A Week

Photographer Gregg Segal travelled the world to document children and the food they eat in a week. Partly inspired by the increasing problems of childhood obesity, he tracked traditional regional diets as yet unaffected by globalisation, and ironically, found that the healthiest diets were often eaten by the least well off.

Photographer Travelled The World To Document Children And The Food They Eat In A Week
Meissa Ndiaye, 11, Dakar, Senegal, 2017. Ndiaye shares a single room with his dad, mum and brother in the heart of Parcelles Assainies, which means “sanitized plots”. A treeless, sandy suburb of Dakar, Parcelles Assainies was developed in the 1970s to house the poor overflowing from the city. Ndiaye, a devout Muslim and student at Quran School, loves sweet foods, such as a porridge, and goat meat, although in the week he kept a diary of his meals, he ate very little meat. (Photo by Gregg Segal/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Fun And Creative Furniture Was Designed For These Kids Bedrooms

Fun And Creative Furniture Was Designed For These Kids Bedrooms
Shannon McGrath

Architect Steffen Welsch has designed a collection of custom furniture for his own children, that he has named ‘Spider in the Book Tree’. Continue reading »

The Milk Books Are Improving The Country’s Literacy With Stories Printed On Milk Packaging

The Milk Books Are Improving The Country’s Literacy With Stories Printed On Milk Packaging

Futura DDB Ljubljana and Spar Slovenia launched a new type of book that every household in Slovenia would read – a story printed on the milk packaging, with the intention to remind and encourage the residents to read more. The latest research from OECD discovered that Slovenia scored below average in literacy in comparison to other European countries (according to PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills in Slovenia 2016, OECD), as one out of every four Slovenians had issues with basic literacy. Continue reading »

How Soviet Propaganda ‘Taught’ People To Raise Children

How Soviet Propaganda ‘Taught’ People To Raise Children

Soviet children were taught to never lie, always help their parents and study hard, in order to then be able to effectively work for the future of the working class and socialist paradise. Continue reading »

The Funniest “Unattended Children” Warning Signs

The Funniest “Unattended Children” Warning Signs

Parents should keep an eye on their kids because people who wrote these signs really mean it. Continue reading »

Vienna Cemetery Now Offers Lego, And You Can Recreate Funerals

Vienna Cemetery Now Offers Lego, And You Can Recreate Funerals

This is the ghoulish LEGO set featuring a crematorium furnace and coffin designed to make “the topic of death approachable for children”. Continue reading »

“How Do You Feed Spirits?”: These Haunting Sculptures Of Children Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

"How Do You Feed Spirits?": These Haunting Sculptures Of Children Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Wood work sculptures of children created by artist Gehard Demetz are really impressive. Gehard Demetz was born in 1972, in Bolzano, Italy. He grew up in the Dolomites, northern Italy, an area with a history of battle and warfare. His haunting sculptures, expertly carved from wooden blocks, tell stories of the loss of childlike innocence and the pains of growing up. Continue reading »

Stuning Photos Of A Children’s Military Boarding School In The Ukraine

Stuning Photos Of A Children's Military Boarding School In The Ukraine

In this series, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin tells the darkyl poetic tale of kids growing up in a Ukrainian military boarding school. The photos are quiet and eerily beautiful, revealing a reality of heightened gender roles and curriculum fashioned “in the service of forming a new governing military elite.” Continue reading »

“Toy Stories”: Gabriele Galimberti Captures Portraits Of Children And Their Toys Around The World

"Toy Stories": Gabriele Galimberti Captures Portraits Of Children And Their Toys Around The World
Noel Hawthorne, age 5 – South Dallas, Texas

Gabriele Galimberti (previously) spent more than two years traveling the world, visiting over fifty countries to photograph young children with their toys. Continue reading »

These Funny Surgical Masks Will Help Children To Live Better The Hospital

These Funny Surgical Masks Will Help Children To Live Better The Hospital

Beyond the illness, the hospital may be a traumatic experience. To help children playing down these difficult situations, designer Jyo John Mulloor has created The Care Mask, a series of funny surgical masks that turn doctors, surgeons, parents and kids into offbeat characters and animals! Continue reading »

Sinister Parodies Of Classic Children’s Books

Sinister Parodies Of Classic Children’s Books

“Bad Children’s Books” or the classic children’s books from 1940’s to 1960’s hijacked by illustrator Bob Staak. Subversive, disturbed, twisted, but full of humor! Continue reading »

“Die Hard” Finally Gets Its Own Children’s Christmas Book

"Die Hard" Finally Gets Its Own Children’s Christmas Book

All John McClane wants for Christmas is to reunite with his estranged family. But when his wife’s office holiday party turns into a deadly hostage situation, he has to save her life before he can get home in time for Christmas! Continue reading »

“Modern Lost Dreams”: The Connected Children Of Kristian Jones

"Modern Lost Dreams": The Connected Children Of Kristian Jones

A selection of the creations by Kristian Jones, a British illustrator featuring children facing our modern technology. Smartphones, drones, connected objects or virtual reality, a beautiful series of soft but satirical illustrations. Continue reading »

Kids Will Be Kids! James Nathaniel Likes To Turn People Into Children By Making Their Heads Bigger.

Kids Will Be Kids! James Nathaniel Likes To Turn People Into Children By Making Their Heads Bigger.

When you put one of your friends in charge of editing all the photos you took during your epic vacation, you tend to hope for things like flattering filters and well-adjusted lighting. James Nathaniel’s friends, however, didn’t exactly get the professional treatment they were probably expecting. Continue reading »

A Not-For-Children Children’s Book Based On Tragic Stories From Inner-City Youth

A Not-For-Children Children’s Book Based On Tragic Stories From Inner-City Youth

The violence and desperation that inner-city youth experience regularly isn’t relatable to Americans who live more privileged lives. So, to shine a light on the problem, VML in Kansas City chose an eminently relatable medium—the children’s book—to tell inner-city children’s real-life experiences of drug abuse, violence and hunger. Continue reading »

Disabled Children’s Superhero Dreams Come True

Daniel Garavito got his new 3D printed prosthetic Iron Man arm with the help of Fabrilab, in Bogota, Colombia:
Disabled Children's Superhero Dreams Come True

Fabrilab is a non-profit organization based in Bogota that develops free personalized prosthetics with superhero design for disadvantaged children suffering from rheumatism. Continue reading »

Rare And Sentimental Photographs Of Homeless Children In Soviet Union In The 1920s

By the early 1920s, millions of orphaned and abandoned children, collectively described in Russian as besprizornye, besprizorniki (literally “unattended”) crowded cities, towns, and villages across the new Soviet state. By 1922, World War I, Russian Revolution, and Civil War had resulted in the loss of at least 16 million lives within the Soviet Union’s borders, and severed contact between millions of children and their parents. At this time, Bolshevik authorities were faced with an estimated seven million homeless youths.

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Rare And Sentimental Photographs Of Homeless Children In Soviet Union In The 1920s

The great Volga famine of 1921–1922 accounted for some five million deaths and played a huge role in depriving children of their homes. Vast numbers of children were deserted, many abandoning their families themselves, and many parents actively abandoning their children. Continue reading »

Let The Children Play: Remarkable Photos Of Lovely Kids By Svetlana Kvashina

Let The Children Play: Remarkable Photos Of Lovely Kids By Svetlana Kvashina

Happiness is easy! Photos of lovely kids by Russian family photographer from Vladivostok Svetlana Kvashina. Continue reading »

Children On North Sea Island Delighted By Flood Of Plastic Eggs

Children On North Sea Island Delighted By Flood Of Plastic Eggs

Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog. A flood of plastic eggs containing tiny toys has been swept ashore after a fierce storm, to the delight of the island’s youngest residents. Continue reading »

These Photographs Of Creepy Children Will Terrify You

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Houston-based photographer Brittany Bentine makes a living turning children into zombies. Bentine is the owner of Locked Illusions, which bills itself as “America’s First Goth/Alt and fantasy themed photographic art for maternity, babies, kids, families, and teens.” At the photo studio-turned-fantasyland, kids are splattered with fake blood, smudged with dark makeup, and made to look like they’ve risen from the dead. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of John F. Kennedy With His Children In Halloween Costumes In The Oval Office

These wonderful family photos were taken on Halloween, 1963. President Kennedy, Caroline, and John Jr. all look like they’re having so much fun. It’s so sad to think that just three weeks later he would be killed by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas, Texas.

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John F. Kennedy, Jr., walks into the Oval Office, wearing a Halloween costume. President John F. Kennedy’s Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, stands in doorway. White House, Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

Brazilian Families Pose With Children Affected By Zika Virus

Associated Press photographer Felipe Dana has captured the love of families for their babies born with microcephaly – one of the medical problems caused by the Zika virus – in Recife, Pernambuco state, in Brazil. He used instant film so they could immediately see the portraits and keep the prints.

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Photo by Felipe Dana/AP

Rosana Alves holds her daughter Luana. Alves has three daughters and has left work to take care of Luana, who is equipped with specially designed leg braces to help position her feet. Continue reading »