Letters to Palestine

Letters to Palestine is a documentary film which will gather the voices of various Arabs who are sending their unread letters to the Palestinian people living under occupation in current day Palestine.

It will capture the stories which never had the opportunity to reach the homes and the families of the Palestinians living under occupation.
From young to old, the Arabs captured in this film will have the chance to send their love, their stories, their aching for Palestine to the homes, families and children of Palestine.

Stop the Violence

"In the mid-90’s, during an auction from an old school, I purchased 3 metal lockers and to my surprise one of them held a real, full size articulated skeleton. For years I had it displayed in one of the rooms in my studio and I often wondered what else I could do with it. Finally the idea came to me to explore the idea of disassembling the skeleton and rearranging the bones, and from that process came the series “Stop the Violence”. I spend a lot of time on my knees arranging bones.”

–Francois Robert

"The human skeleton is a powerful visual symbol. It’s come to represent the “remains”, what’s left after life has ended, after the flesh and mind cease to function. In my photographs, I use the human skeleton as the formal visual element, the subject of the image. In this manner, the skeleton is both the protagonist and antagonist (the Buddhist notion about, “the duality of man” seems apt).

For each photograph I disassemble the modular system of the skeleton and reconfigure the elements to form a new image. These images are man made. Images of aggression, images that cause suffering, devastation and conflict. I intend the images to plant the notion of restraint and charity in an effort to promote peace and tolerance."

Francois Robert

One for One


TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.™ Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good.

Blake Mycoskie (Founder)

141 Eyewear

153 million people need corrective eyewear but cannot afford it. 141 business model provides a sustainable solution to give eyewear to those who need it most but may lack the access or funds to attain it. For every pair of eyewear purchased, 141 gives a new pair of prescription glasses to a person in need.

Kyle & Shu-Chu (Founders)


Still here...

Breaking News of the Day: So a new Michael Jackson album was just announced, to be released on December 14. It apparently contains some new tracks, including one called “Breaking News,” which will be teased tomorrow on michaeljackson.com, with the full version following on November 8th.

From the press release:

The creative process never stopped for the King of Pop who was always planning for his next album; unbeknownst to many fans around the world Michael Jackson was writing and recording songs continuously everywhere from a friend’s home in New Jersey to studios in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a small group of handpicked collaborators. Now, through the unique stories that will be told about the songs that comprise MICHAEL, fans will get mind-blowing insight into how this artist worked and a chance to hear the songs he most recently created along with tracks that Michael had a desire to bring to fruition.

A Good Fit

Steve Sauer's 182-square-foot Seattle condo shows the value of a good fit, from the soaking tub built into the entry floor to the "video lounge" tucked beneath the "cafe area." Sauer shopped Ikea for many of his home's furnishings, such as a little table, and used tabletops to fashion cabinet fronts.

"I wanted to compress my home to squirt me back out to the community," he says, taking inspiration from dwellings in Scandinavia and Japan, places where space is dear. "That was one of the philosophical reasons. I want to be able to shop daily, not store a lot and eat really well."

Sauer says, "The greatest innovation anywhere for space is boats. Even more than spaceships and submarines."

Sauer likes this precision. Awkward spaces, wasted places annoy him. Two alarm clocks, two music sources, extra furniture. Needless, needless, needless. "What I really wanted was one place with exactly what I needed and wanted. Quality is more important than quantity for me, and extra space only a problem"


"Wild Deams" - Vogue

The Saints of Somalia

Dr. Hawa Abdi & Her Daughters
They are Women of the Year because: “They are fearless. Their life’s purpose is to be of service to Somali refugees, and their unwavering fortitude in the face of insurmountable obstacles is a testament to the warrior spirit of women.”
— Iman —
Despite bleak conditions, Dr. Abdi sees a glimmer of hope. “Women can build stability,” she says. “We can make peace.”