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NOTEWORTHY: VIDEO KIDS

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Dance world keeps on changing and expanding, surprising the audience with the new twists and turns, but not only in choreography but genres too. Video Kids project caught our attention for its unique approach to choreography and presentation, an original idea by a choreographer Katya Voronina.

There are many studios and classes out there that prepare fabulous dancers, but as any actor knows, there is a difference between a stage performance and a performance for the camera. Video Kids train not only dancers, but children-dancers that know the specifics of working with the camera under the heavy spotlight of equipment and 1001 crew member that comes with it.

Take a peek at the 2 minute video below. You would never guess these children were not just playing by themselves but performing a well-choreographed routine. 



We have our eyes set on Video Kids project and are excited to see what this new genre develops into.


NOTEWORTHY: LEN & PEG

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It is no surprise that some of the best ideas are born out of desperation. A new Instagram account caught our eye with it’s simple aesthetics and breathtaking designs. We dug a little deeper into the new brand. Let us introduce you to Len & Peg.



Chris and Katie Mann had their first baby, a girl, as college students.Working hard to stay out of debt, they accepted hand me downs and gifts and were grateful for anything they could get their hands on to combat the costs of having a first child. In April of 2013, they found out they were expecting a baby boy. Overjoyed, Katie began to go through all of their baby things only to find that almost none of it would be re-usable, some due to lack of durability, and a lot due to
lack of simplicity. It simply was not gender neutral. Even blue pants had ruffles on them, jeans had feminine details, and basic T-shirts had an embroidered heart. As the couple had come to realize in many other areas of their lives, what they really wanted was clean, basic, classic products. They wanted to spend a reasonable amount of money on just what they wanted, and then have it last. After many hours spent searching, Katie found it was difficult to come by those items that you put on your child every day without needing to think about it. Not only was it nearly impossible to find information on the conditions in which clothing was being manufactured, it took far too much time and effort to simply find solid colored, no fuss pieces. She came to Chris to express her frustration and, utilizing his perspective as a designer, they came up with an idea: an online store that’s sole
focus is providing ethically made, high quality, timeless childhood essentials.



The story behind the brand seems so simple and obvious, yet it is purely genius, as there is, indeed, nothing on the market that could fit within the criteria sought out by Len & Peg. While the brand is still in the pre-launch mode, you can sign up for email updates through Len&Peg site. Keep your eyes open  - we have a feeling about this one going big!



THE ART OF SAVING WATER.

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Simin Qiu, a design student in London’s Royal College of Art, has created an amazing luxurious-looking Swirl Faucet that saves water by at least 15% while turning it into a beautiful, elegant, swirling spiral.


Qiu’s design works by sending the water through a double turbine, which spirals as water moves through it, creating an elaborate and beautiful lattice of water streams. The turbine also limits the flow of water by 15%, meaning that you waste less when using it! With 3 different nozzles users can switch the water-saving design with a lightest touch of a finger.

The design, which also won an iF Design concept award in 2014, is operated with a touch button on top, which helps it retain its sleek and elegant look.

Beauty and sustainability walking hand-in-hand? What's how to love about this?!

see more of Simin Qui genius designs here.