Keeper of the Cars from Aleppo

Mohamed Badr al-Din (R) stands in front of his vintage cars along a street where he keeps them, in the al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo January 31, 2015. The 66-year-old collector nicknamed Abu Omar inherited the hobby from his father and has a large collection of vintage cars, some of which he says belonged to former Syrian officials and were used in several movies and shows. Before the unrest, Abu Omar planned to open a museum to display his cars, which are guarded from pedestrians by a turkey that he owns. He hopes that the turmoil in the country will end so that he can pursue his hobby and repair his cars, which are heavily damaged from shelling. (Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
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Echo – My Secret Keeper

Echo - My Secret Keeper

Echo is a secret keeping doll, created by Emi Schenkelbach, that helps the child to cope with daily experiences and fears by sharing them with it. It creates intimacy with the child, and gives someone that keeps secrets and calms. Embedded in the doll is an acoustic pipe that passes from its ear to the mouth. When speaking to one end, one can hear his voice from the other end with some effect. This creates a unique and fun experience. Echo has a hidden pocket that allows the child to hide small personal objects. Continue reading »