Did a Syrian refugee child make your clothes? An undercover investigation by the BBC has found tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are working illegally in the Turkish garment industry, making clothes for brands such as M&S, Zara, Mango and ASOS. They are paid little, work in harsh conditions and have no rights. For those in the UK, watch “Undercover: The refugees who make our clothes” on BBC iPlayer. Regram from @fash_rev . #whomademyclothes #shopethical #ethicalclothing #fairfashion #purchasewithpurpose #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #fashionrevolution

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Rube Goldberg Device – the great escape!

Watch this video then watch it again while grinning like an idiot because it’s so cute!

This Rube Goldberg machine was made for Japanese educational TV show PythagoraSwitch.

The little red ball rescues his friends who are trapped and then they all escape together from the baddies.

Vertical Garden Planters

I made an attempt at making a terrarium once but it all fell apart after a mysterious mould ruined all the plants.

Clearly more successful than I is Kim Fisher. She has an Etsy shop that sells these exquisite creations that make beautiful wall art.

The half-enclosed 22-inch hanging wall planters specifically designed for succulents and air plants.

See the rest on Etsy or the website: kimfisherdesigns.com



Children’s drawings transformed into real toys

This melts my heart and it’s such a good cause.

IKEA has been running the Soft Toys For Education campaign for 12 years, but for the first time they will be creating toys based on children’s drawings. One dollar or one euro from each purchase will go to UNICEF and Save The Children.

Click here to find out more: IKEA

Thymeo, 4 years old, Belgium


Koen, 10 years old, Netherlands


Albert, 7 years old, Romania


Terrence, 6 years old, Malaysia



An origami a day keeps the doctor away!

Cristian Marianciuc came up with a modern twist on a traditional practice:

“I decided to start a different kind of diary at the beginning of this year. Every day, I fold an origami crane and using it as a blank canvas, I describe my day through colours, shadows and everything that surrounds me.

It has helped my creativity a great deal, and it has also become somewhat of a daily ritual.”

As something who dabbles in origami I absolutely love these – very inspirational.

Premonition crane

‘Cristian and the cranes’ crane

Obscure glimmer crane

Unfurl crane

Don’t wake me up crane

Braided crane

Wire me to your heart crane

Ghost wings crane

All photos courtesy of Cristian Marianciuc


An alternative to the wedding guest book – sign a quilt!

I love a wedding, any of my friends will tell you that.
One of my favourite ideas (seen at my friends Sam and Anna’s wedding) was a typewriter and paper instead of the wedding book…..at least it was my favourite until now!

Guests at the wedding of Amanda and Steve were invited to sign pieces of fabric that would
be stitched into a wedding quilt. I can’t explain how much I love this idea – major “yoink” potential!



Images courtesy of Green Wedding Shoes via Apartment Therapy.