Cool Things – The Invisible “Conceal Shelf”

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Here’s an easy home decor project out there for you minimalists who love books!

Available online from Uncommon Goods, these two rendition of the “conceal shelf” are oh-so simple in design:

Conceal Shelf
Conceal Shelf
Price: $14.99
Why dust standard shelves or clutter your floor with stacks of books when your books can float on the wall? This powder coated steel shelf designed by Miron Lior becomes invisible behind a stack of books – creating the illusion of a floating pile of tomes. (Available in two sizes: The regular size holds up to 15 pounds. The large size holds up to 20 pounds.)

Or maybe you’d prefer this one, also available online from Uncommon Goods:

Conceal L Shelf
Conceal L Shelf

Like the best literature, this startling bookshelf will have you rethinking the way you look at the world. A new twist on the popular “invisible” Conceal Shelf, your books will appear to rest on a bar of sleek black plywood that bends downward (perhaps under the weighty ideas written on those pages). But instead of sliding off, the shelf’s hidden hardware keeps your books defying gravity and easily accessible for use.

A very cool thing!

See some of our Favorite Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods.

Things We Love – Kids for Kids Fashion

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Here’s something that can help you plant seeds of social responsibility while engaging your children in discussion about the needs of kids all over the world.

Kids for Kids is a clothing line that features artwork made by children from different organizations. The sales of this clothing then supports these children in need around the world.

The name of the child-artist is printed on every onesie and tee that his or her drawing appears on. The orphaned child then receives recognition for his or her work of art and then provides a positive boost of self-esteem and life encouragement.

This interaction then opens a window of opportunity for parents to educate their children about less fortunate kids around the world as well as about responsible consumerism.

More About Kids for Kids: Founded by Iris Shiloh, Kids for Kids was inspired by Shiloh’s journey through India in 2010 with a focus of giving back to children who are less fortunate.

After visiting the Tibetan Children’s Village, a community that provides children with a loving and nurturing environment as well as Tibetan education and values, Shiloh became deeply passionate after meeting the children and dedicated staff of the village.

Kids for Kids donates 10% of sales to these organizations, creating a full circle of love.

Baby-suits are available in short and long sleeves with both unisex designs.  Available in sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 and 18-24, babysuits are 100% cotton and cost $20. T-shirts are available in unisex and girls.  Available in size 4 –8 and 10-12 coming soon.  T-shirts are 100% cotton and cost $20.

Kids for Kids are available at kidsforkidsfashion.com.