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Give a kid a sticker an idea by Yayoi Kusama when she invites children to transform a white room or blank canvas using brightly coloured stickers as part of her installation The Obliteration Room  at the Queensland Art Gallery for Kids. The Obliteration Room as part of the  exhibition Look Now, See Forever runs until March 12th, though the space is constantly evolving through the application of thousands of stickers by children everyday, each with their own individual style of application. By allowing kids to use their imagination and stick down these permanent circles, you achieve this explosion of colour or obliteration of the once white room, and by looking closely you can actually see individual expressions made by participants.

I’m sure it’s agreed that by giving children creative freedom the result is always suprsing and truely fantastic.

Thank you to this collosal for their images you can visit their website here. Thank you also to my friend Chris for getting me on to this.


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The NY Times recently featured this charming treehouse built by an interior designer from New Orleans by the name of Alexandra Meyn.

There is just so much I love about this Treehouse, firstly how is it designed and styled as its own individual space with “pink bats on the wall, and glass windows that dangle on the ground-floor level like earrings”. I also love how the Treehouse is used as a place of refuge and escape from the city and decorated with treasures just like a child’s special place. However I think what has inspired me most is how this Treehouse was built to brighten Alexandra’s spirits and a way for her to showcase her unique style. Alexandra gave herself a $400 Budget for the construction and taught herself valuable design skills such as turning her blueprint into reality and sourcing pre-loved building supplies, like finding doors and windows on the street and  having paint and floorboards supplied by Build It Green in Queens.

I have been incredibly inspired by this Treehouse and I hope you were too. You can read the full article from the NY Times and more for information about Alexandra Meyn please visit her website.

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What can be more fun than swinging inside your house? Search ‘Indoor swings’ into google and you are bombarded, and in my case inspired, by some fabulous images of swings in some even more fabulous interiors. So I thought I would inspire you too.

Images linked to sources.

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