All posts tagged: Homelessness

Creative Findings #3: Things done differently

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared my favourite findings on the web. This time around, I’ve collected 5 lovely projects that cherish things off the beaten path. A brief look at people, who’re thinking over routines and standards and embrace new ways to inspire. Read about things done differently. Sirene Journal is an exciting new Italian magazine that seeks to explore human relationships with the sea – all beautifully printed on algae. How true to the word is that? Anyways, its founders Alberto Coretti and Floriana Cavallo had a sit-down with magazine subscription service Stack (which I can warmly recommend) to talk about their inaugural issue. Find it here. Here’s a word that couldn’t be more present in the public debate than ‘refugee’. A clever bunch of developers has now found a way to show their opinion and developed a typeface that replaces the word with the word ‘human’. It’s fittingly called Common Sans. Get it? You can download it here. There are many ways to raise awareness for one of the pressing issues of our …

The Good Deed of Listening

Sometimes it’s worth taking the time to listen. Especially to those voices that are rarely noticed. Stories that want to be heard and harbour a surprise or two. And there’s so many of them roaming around our streets. A few days ago I found one of them. Motionless, almost dreamy he stares into the distance. The other side of the road. Shivering from the cold, he draws the blanket tight. I see him almost every single day on my way past the local shop. As a was on my way to grab a few essentials for a hearty dinner, I walked past like so many times before. The usual bad feeling hit instantly. Not today, I thought and turned on my heel.‘What can I get you, buddy?’ He gave me a sad smile, but a shine in his eyes. ‘Oh that’s lovely. How about a caramel latte with a splash of sugar?’ Slightly puzzled, I only gave him a nod. ‘Well, he knows what he wants’, I thought. Once I was back with my groceries, …