Posts by Larisa Crowder

April 19, 2022

Funny Artist Draws “Really Bad Portraits” of Strangers on the Street of NYC for $3

Ricky Brown sketches “the worst portraits” in New York City…and people can’t get enough! As the artist behind the aptly named Really Bad Portraits Instagram account, he has made a name for himself as an artist with a sense of humor. He brings smiles to people in person and online on a daily basis with his poorly hand-drawn portraits of pedestrians on the street.

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April 12, 2022

LEGO Releases Nostalgic ‘Back to the Future’ Set of All Three DeLoreans

The 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most instantly recognizable cars of all time due in large part to the much-beloved Back to the Future films. And now, thanks to a collaboration between LEGO and Universal, you can build your own mini vehicle. LEGO's new Back to the Future Time Machine set, released on April 1, is a 1,872-piece LEGO reproduction of Doc Brown's modified DeLorean.

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April 1, 2022

Japanese Artisans Design Leather Handbags for Ultra-Specific Purposes

It's a beautiful thing when craft, so exacting and requiring such intense concentration, intersects with pure fun. Such is the case with The Fun of Carrying. Launched by Japanese leather goods maker Tsuchiya Kaban in 2020,  The Fun of Carrying is a design initiative in which individual artisans are given full creative freedom to create a vessel for carrying things—a bag of sorts. The first project to debut was Yusuke Kadoi’s Watermelon Bag.

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March 21, 2022

One Man Is Helping Ukrainian Refugees and Their Pets Find Housing Together

When Aaron Jackson, founder of the charitable organization Planting Peace, saw that relief work was needed at the Poland-Ukraine border, he took it as a call to action. “I saw a story about these refugees living in a train station and how it was freezing,” he told The Dodo. “About two hours after reading that story, I bought a plane ticket and flew over that day.

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