Of All the People in All the World.

Of All The People In All The World uses grains of rice to bring abstract statistics to life via exhibitions worldwide. Each grain of rice represents one person. Over a period of days a team of performers carefully weigh out quantities of rice to represent a host of human statistics in the form of groupings. Some are serious, some not so much.

Some examples include:
– the populations of towns and cities
– the number of doctors, the number of soldiers
– the number of people born each day, the number who die
– all the people who have walked on the moon
– deaths in the holocaust

I love the downplayed simplicity of the entire project. It makes it that much more impactful.

Check out more images on their flickr page!


Clorox greenworks.

I’m really excited to try Clorox’s new(ish) greenwork’s line of household cleaning products. A lot of my cleaning supplies are almost empty, so when I make the Big Move next month I plan on stocking up with the glass and surface cleaner as well as the other four products in the line. What a great way to get natural (re: safe) cleaning products into the hands of the masses. Way to go Clorox – we asked for it and you answered.

Have you experienced Clorox’s greenworks line yet? How do you like/dislike the results?


The Cause: Animal Rescue Site.

Animal rescue is a cause near and dear to my heart. My cat, Peanut, was rescued before I got him and he makes my every day ten times better.

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated daily to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on the purple boxfund food for animals – for free. This doesn’t cost you a thing and is entirely FREE. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

I hit up the site every morning before I even check my email. Please pass this on or post this on your blog to help. A sincere thank you in advance.


Newspaper Brick Maker.

Here in the Midwest there’s a cold front approaching quickly – as in we started the morning near 60ยบ and will be ending it in the teens. It’s got me thinking about anything involving heat, namely this newspaper brick maker. *If* I had a wood-burning fireplace this would be on my wish list. You just fill it with damp newspaper, press out the extra water and let the newly-formed “brick” air dry. A very, very clever way to put all those old newspapers to good use. And you get to have that warm and fuzzy feeling about recycling.



For anyone not in the know, (PRODUCT) RED is about helping make a difference in Africa. When you purchase anything under the (PRODUCT) RED umbrella, the retailer will donate up to 50% to the Global Fund to help women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

The program has been around at The Gap for awhile, but now Hallmark is getting in on the action with (PRODUCT) RED cards, gift wrap and merchandise. I hit up a store Friday and was really impressed with the design behind everything and managed to pick up a few cards myself. Check it out and support the cause.


Chapter 2.

Chapter 2 is a non-profit project of the Women’s Alliance which uses sales revenue to help provide professional attire and career skills training to low-income women seeking employment in the Miami area. As if that’s not enough, they also hope to give back to the community. They plan to do so by creating a store that is unlike any other resale and consignment store on the market today: with a modern and distinctive merchandising plan and a unique store layout, brand and atmosphere. Chapter 2 will be designed to look, feel and be different than any other out there. Click here if you’re in the Miami area and want to know how to help out.

This is an incredible project in and of itself, but what makes it go above and beyond in my eyes is the astounding design put into it by Minneapolis design firm Mono. They successfully took a project, albeit done before, and turned it into something eye-catching and attention grabbing. And also versatile: the Chapter 2 logo stickers used for stationary, hang tags, etc can be placed anywhere to make every piece of Chapter 2 individual and distinct.