grandie f and his friends take a short walk
through their neighborhood
(and now mine)
to help bring a few first things over to my new digs.
the friendliest movers ever.
“i get by with a little help from my friends.”
the eight giant, colorful tops, designed by *héctor esrawe and ignacio cadena, are large enough for multiple people to sit or stand inside them, and visitors are welcome to take a spin. they were designed to facilitate play, celebrate culture, and bring people together to interact and connect. Los Trompos is an interactive piece that comes to life when people engage with it. the tops are based on the construction of the actual toy and reflect the work of mexican artisans, as well as mexican culture, art, and architecture.
“simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.”
* héctor esrawe is an industrial designer with a cross-disciplinary design atelier located in mexico city. ignacio cadena is the founder of cadena+asoc. concept design, a mexico-based interior design firm. the two often collaborate with each other, and together they won two interior design best of year awards in 2017
it was truly an honor and my pleasure
on a chilly december evening
to gather with hundreds
of friends and strangers
from all parts of the community
reaching out with lights and song
to wish children sweet dreams.
WHAT IS “MOONBEAMS FOR SWEET DREAMS”?
“Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams,” is a program created by the Beaumont Children’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.
Every evening at 8 p.m. during the month of December pediatric patients will shine flashlights from the hospital windows and look for people from the community who are standing outside the hospital to flash them back. It only takes a few minutes, but it will mean a lot to these young patients and their families.
“Many children are unable to leave their rooms and can feel isolated in the hospital as the rest of the world continues without them, and have trouble falling asleep” Beaumont Children’s Child Life Supervisor Kathleen Grobbel said. “With the help of the community, we can make sure they go to bed with smiles on their faces.”
If you want to put a smile on the faces of some kids that are spending the holidays hospitalized … it’s time to grab a flashlight and head to Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak.
That’s where you can help by being a part of Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams.
“deep in the meadow, hidden far away
a cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
forget your woes
and let your troubles lay.”
credits: beaumont children’s hospital, wwj radio
when the kinders learned that their classmate
was injured and recovering at home
they quickly gathered
to make their friend a special card
wishing her well
letting her know
in their own way
how much they were missing her.
“without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
-anthony j. d’angelo
what do you get
when you combine every kid in the city who is now out of school
with a very hot day and a community pool?
lots of squeals, water fights, slides, splashes, and snacks
everyone so happy to be free
all summer ahead of them
has the festive feel of adults
celebrating with a long night of cocktails
but the kids are hopped up on nothing but pure sunshine and water.
‘i feel like a torpedo.’
-michael phelps (u.s.a. olympic gold medalist in swimming)
image credit: New York July 12, 1937 McCarren Park Pool- vintage photo