We’ve all probably got some sort of childhood family photos that bring us back to the “good ole’ days,” which is why so many o us can relate to photographer and father of six Alain Laboile’s beautiful photos of his family. His eye for beautiful and vital compositions, along with his choice to shoot in black and white, give his photographs a timeless feel and make them seem as though they could have been a part of anyone’s childhood – as if they’re childhood universals.
Angie and her daughter, whom she only refers to as Mayhem, have found an awesome way to bond by creating creative paper dresses together and posting them on their blog – Fashion by Mayhem. To save her own clothing from Mayhem’s grasp, Angie suggested that they make Mayhem a dress out of paper. The dresses are made of paper, bags, tape, glue and other common household items.
Engineer and daddy-to-be Brian d’ Arcy has created an amazing ceiling display for his soon-to-be-born son’s nursery that ensures that the tyke will always be reaching for the stars. All told, he installed 596 fiber-optic strands (it would have been 600 but he broke 4) by drilling holes through the nursery ceiling and connecting them to a specialized light source in the nursery’s closet. The light source is designed to make the stars twinkle, ensuring that the little tyke is kept entertained by the faux-night sky.
Creative daddy Jonathan M. Guberman came up with a modern twist on the tradition of creating a toy or bed for your newborn child – he created an awesome set of number and alphabet bricks that feature illustrations and characters from some of the coolest and nerdiest stuff out there. The blocks have something for everyone – from D for Darth Vader to T for Tardis!
A few months ago we wrote about Beau, his puppy Theo, and the adorable naps they liked to take together. Although the two pals are growing bigger seemingly by the day, it looks like they still enjoy catching some shut-eye together. It all began last Christmas, when two of Shyba’s older children, Jack and Zoe, met Santa Claus in New York and asked him for a puppy.
Whether it’s their total ignorance of social norms or their lack of understanding of how the world works, kids definitely do say the darndest things (we can thank Bill Cosby for coining this phrase). That’s probably why this list of weird things that kids have written to their parents or teachers is so hilarious. Inspired by Distractify, we made our own list of funny kids’ notes.
These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed.
When 12-year-old Taylor Smith died of pneumonia-related complications earlier this month, her parents were devastated. When going through her things, however, they discovered a beautiful testament to their late daughter’s intelligence, creativity and spirit that they could cherish forever. Taylor had written and sealed a letter to be opened in 2023 by her future self in which she described her life and aspirations and even left her future self some wise advice.
Nathan Ripperger, a U.S. designer and video producer, has come up with a hilarious way to catalog the bizarre and hilarious conversations one can have when raising children. His series of posters, called “Things I’ve Said To My Children,” shares some of the fantastic things that Ripperger has had to say to his children with us all. “These posters[...] feature a phrase that I believe the only reason they left my mouth was [due] to my children.”
Blogger Jessica Shyba has created what is perhaps one of the cutest and most internet-worthy examples of cuteness that we’ve ever seen. These pictures of her new puppy Theo and her baby boy Beau napping together are about as cute as it gets. It all began last Christmas, when two of Shyba’s older children, Jack and Zoe, met Santa Claus in New York and asked him for a puppy.
These baby photos, jazzed up by artist and new mother Amber Wheeler, are a pleasure to see. Wheeler took simple photos of her baby son dressed in white on a white background and drew in designs with a simple computer illustration program. They put her baby boy everywhere from the open road or a hot air balloon to the final frontier of space.
Once a photographer becomes a parent – especially to a baby daughter – he no longer has to look for a model to work with. This was once again proved by Japanese photographer Toyokazu Nagano, taking just the most adorable photos of his youngest daughter, 4-year-old Kanna. The photo series is well described by its laconic name – My Daughter Kanna – as the girl and her natural charm is just enough to fill an entire frame. Each picture is taken on the same road, with little Kanna giving all of her into each pose and mood.