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.
As we’ve seen many times before, with Adele Enersen’s Mila’s Daydreams or with Anna Eftimie’s Blackboard Adventures, magical adventures can happen when a baby is dreaming. Well, that is, if the baby has a creative parent! In the series that’s quickly making its way around the web, mother Queenie Liao takes the “baby sleep time adventure” trend to new heights. This incredibly well-executed series is called Wengenn in Wonderland.
The Chinese mother of three channels her passion for photography into creating epic adventures for one of her little sleeping sons, Wengenn. Watch as he flies on a trapeze while a crowd of stuffed animals cheers him on or check out he’s already breaking hearts when he arranges a romantic dinner with his female teddy bear. Of course, the most impressive fact of all is that Queenie creates these adventures with ordinary items like plain clothes, sheets, scarves and stuffed animals.
Like all great series, you don’t want this one to end. (Of course, little Wengenn has to grow up!)