"Reading Net" Allows Kids to Learn While Floating in Mid-Air

With this fun design, no longer will parents have to distinguish between play time and reading time. The Reading Net, by creative studio Playoffice, is a lively design that encourages learning through playing. The Madrid-based studio transformed the idea of a formal library into this interactive net that can be installed in the home. The unique space provides a happy solution for both parents and kids alike.

Young readers are invited to select a few of their favorite stories and climb up into the opening that hangs just above their parents. No longer confined to chairs, they can sit, lay down, hang upside down, or even dangle their feet over the edge of the space that serves as their personal hideout from parents sitting just one level below. The creative environment is an exciting kid-friendly area where they can read a chapter and then take a break to energetically bounce around before settling down again into their stories.

Playoffice website
via [This Isn’t Happiness]

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World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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