One chair made out of three. Or a stutter chair maybe. Stoel is Dutch for Chair. It seems Voortman and Girod have terminated their partnership.
Via You The Biscuit.
Photos of this chair grown as a tree have been around the net for some time now. Only recently I could establish who are behind it: Pooktre Tree Shapers by Peter Cook (nicknamed Pook) and Beckey Northey from Australia. It was planted in 1998.
This strong photo came along on FaceBook and I placed it on Chair Blog’s FB Wall with the caption Priceless Chair. When I opened FB this morning it appeared the photo had attracted over 40 likes itself. That got me curious about its provenance. Unfortunately it appears there is no larger format available at the moment. The sign next to the person is barely readable apart from the Text Them Home
Text Them Home
When I searched on Text Them Home I hit the source. It turned out the Los Angeles based charitypartnered with ad agency David & Goliath to promote the “Text Them Home” fund raising campaign that integrated homeless volunteers and art.
Street Art Project for the homeless
I’m just wondering why they didn’t use social media more and better to spread the word.
UPDATE: To make it more convenient for all of us, here’s a little more insight on the project left in the comments section below by Jordy who works for the Weingart Center (the one that launched the Text Them Home campaign). More information on the campaign can be found on their website here, as well as on their YouTube channel here (including the video in which the photo above was taken). The first photo in this post is also a new addition.
Jim’ll Fix It was a popular television series hosted by Sir Jimmy Savile in the UK for decades. One of the most famous episodes was one where he took a couple of scouts to Blackpool to have lunch in a roller coaster. Hilarious! 25 Years later Jim repeated it with the same guys, now 25 years older.
The chair from which it was presented came up for a charity auction at the end of this month.