Great photo gallery over at The Atlantic on Diwali, the festival of lights. It's a time when people of many faiths get together to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Amazingly beautiful images.Read More
WATERisLIFE has a really innovative ad campaign you may have seen recently. They are more than just the ad, however, and offer some really innovative projects and solutions for delivering clean water to the world.Read More
The 100 Greatest Novels of All-Time get their covers re-imagined for the fight against illiteracy. Explore this wonderful project by beshart called DoeDeMee, which pulled together 100 artists and got their takes on these titles. I see a few that might be making their way to my house.Read More
Pencils of Promise doesn't just build a school in areas where they're needed then leave. They work with communities to ensure that the community takes ownership of the school. Give to Pencils of Promise to help them in their quest to get a pencil in the hands that need them.Read More
Have an old cell phone? Put it to use by donating it to Hope Phones. The value of your phone will go to Medic Mobile, which helps Community Health Workers in poorer communities communicate and track patients. Click through and find out how you can help.Read More
Maria Popova from brainpickings.org has a great side project called Literary Jukebox. She picks a song and a quote from a book that have thematic similarities. Today's selection is "Do I Move You" by Nina Simone and "Sky Song" by Robert Desnos. This is a great way to glean inspiration and discover some great literature as well as fantastic music. Head on over and see what's up.
Cool piece on Good.is about a design project from Elaine Tong at the University of Toronto's Responsive Architecture at Daniels (RAD) School. Called Filtration Block, it's a modular natural air filtration system. The various plants have the ability to remove toxins from the air and require little in the way of maintenance. It's a functional terrarium. Not sure about production or logistics for this, but it's showing some clever thinking.