Posts by Stephanie Chang

November 26, 2016

Candid Photos of People Around the World Reveal a Universal Love for Reading

Photojournalist Steve McCurry has an unparalleled talent for capturing private and intimate moments, often revealing his subjects’ vulnerabilities even while they're caught in the hustle and bustle of daily life. McCurry is most well known for his iconic Afghan Girl photo from 1985, a portrait of a 12-year-old refugee with piercing green eyes staring defiantly into the camera. Since then, McCurry has continued to travel around the world documenting honest and universal moments across cultures.

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November 15, 2016

Collapsible Bicycle Helmet Folds to One-Third Its Size for Effortless Storage After Your Ride

Safety doesn’t often go hand-in-hand with stylish and sleek; however, Manhattan couple Sujene Kong and Christian Von Heifner want to make safety trendy and fashionable with FEND, a collapsible bike helmet geared towards the urban commuter. FEND folds down to one-third of its original size for effortless convenience and space efficiency. According to their Kickstarter, just “fold, stash, and store in your bag until you need it again!

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November 6, 2016

“Camp Sundown” Gives Kids Who Are Allergic to Sunlight a Safe Place to Have Fun

When Dan and Caren Mahar's daughter Katie was diagnosed with Xeroderma Pigmentosa (XP), a disorder where the skin is extremely sensitive to UV light produced by the sun, they decided the condition would not prevent Katie from living her childhood to the fullest. In 1995, the Mahars founded the XP Society to support other afflicted patients and families through research, information, and advocacy.

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October 25, 2016

Dilapidated Cardboard Mugs Are Actually Expertly Crafted Ceramic Sculptures

Discovering beauty and creating treasures from discarded items is artist Tim Kowalczyk’s forte, particularly in his line of ceramic mugs and tumblers. For Kowalczyk, a self-proclaimed collector, throwaways can often contain histories in their bends and folds. Likewise, everyday practical objects that are taken for granted can be transformed into art under different circumstances.

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