Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: 10-Story Urban Playground, A Child’s Cosplay Documented, 19th Century Glass Menagerie and More!

Hey gang, It’s time for your Wednesday Quickies. While there’s usually nothing I’d rather be doing, I implore you to check out the article below about the 10-story urban playground and tell me you’d rather do anything but play there for the rest of your lives. Seriously. Look at that place.

Look at this!!! A former shoe factory in St. Louis has been turned into a 10-story urban playground. Shall we book passage now?

This story makes me feel everything: A mom takes gorgeous photos of her adopted daughter’s cosplay. -Via Courtney

Support Alert! This Kickstarter is for the world’s first printed, personalized children’s book. “My Magical Adventure is a printed personalized children’s book, whose lead character can be customized to look like any child, including all ethnicities and special needs.” -Via Friederike Geiken

Have you ever wondered how many people each Marvel character has killed? WONDER NO MORE. -Via Donna

Here’s a fascinating article about the roles of art and science with regard to perception, learning and philosophy – as seen through a single painting by Rembrandt. -Via Amy

Related: There’s an app called Figure1 that’s basically like Instagram for medical diagnoses. -Via Katie

Hot damn. Check out this menagerie of 19th century glass sea creatures created by the Czech father-and-son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka.



Featured image by Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka

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Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+

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