Posts by Kelcee Griffis

May 24, 2015

Teenagers Design Tiny Houses For Seattle Homeless Community

A group of enterprising teenagers in Seattle has turned out an innovative set of plans to make life easier for the city’s homeless population, and they’re now making the designs a reality. The Niceville encampment is a community officially sanctioned by the city of Seattle that offers shelter and structure to individuals seeking to turn their luck around.

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May 10, 2015

Artist Christoph Niemann Transforms Everyday Items into Whimsical Sketches

Christoph Niemann incorporates everyday items into clever sketches that offer a dizzying sense of depth and whimsical perspective. The New York native can take an avocado and make it look like a catcher’s mitt; he can transform a comb into a fancy Rolls Royce; he can even turn a poppy-seed bagel into unshaved whiskers. Based on where he places the objects within the pictures, Niemann can create an impressive sense of motion or depth.

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April 26, 2015

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white paper in crisp simplicity, but she also crafted a handful of projects from faded road maps.

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April 21, 2015

Young Cartoonist Reconnects with 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Grandparents Through Cruise

When Lucy Knisley went on a Caribbean cruise as a caretaker for her elderly grandparents, she found a valuable opportunity to reconnect with them and to learn about their past. The 27-year-old cartoonist and published author talked to My Modern Met about her experiences chronicled in her book Displacement, which combines handwritten text narration and simple drawings to chronicle her Caribbean adventures.

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