Tag Archives | Homeless

…You don’t have to be homeless to look like you are?

Le Clochard Quilt Cover

Always dreamed of living on the streets, but can’t stand the cold?

Then check out SZN’s Le Clochard Quilt Cover, a quilt cover and pillowcase set that looks like it’s made from taped together cardboard boxes.

In addition, “The income is used to fund housing projects which prioritize supporting young people in finding work or continuing their education.” so your purchase price goes to a good cause.

[SZN – Le Clochard Quilt Cover]

[Via: Like Cool]

…Only you can prevent forest fires?

Fake Fire Extinguisher

How do fake fire extinguishers help prevent forest fires?

Simple: The medium is the message.

By installing these wooden fire extinguishers in the Table Mountain National Park, Animal Farm hopes to show that “it is almost impossible to stop a wild fire once it has started”. Thus, “using a real fire extinguisher on one would be as effective as using the wooden one” and “the only way to stop the fires is to prevent them”.

In addition to being a powerful message, the extinguishers were also carved by The Carpenters Shop, a “Non Governmental Organization set up to teach woodwork skills to the homeless and unemployed”; meaning this is an all-around feel good project.

Simple and subtle, yet powerful.

I love it!

[Via: Creative Review]