11 Jan
Using the Congolese Warlord's weapons against them

With desks dusted from dumpsters in Venice Beach, five lonely dollars, and a simple idea to help bring peace to the Congo, Falling Whistles began battling perhaps the world’s biggest war. In the Congo, child soldiers are sent to the front lines with only a whistle as a weapon. After meeting with 5 boys who […]


23 May
Hand blown totems to show the true cost of violence

Hand blown to crystallized perfection, these cut glass grenades stand as a symbol to how precious life can be. These 10cm high grenades are a highly limited edition product (only 10) by the collective group known as Dorothy and prices are given out by request. We’re guessing they cost a little more than a pretty […]


12 May
The safer you play, the longer you stay

The World of Sex animation was put together as part of a campaign commissioned by AIDES.org, the largest non-profit working on HIV-related issues in France. They way they say, “The safer you play, the longer you stay,” and considering some of the “rides” it seems like a fun place to hang around for awhile. For […]


28 Jan
Hand sculpted wild animals to benefit wild animals

San Francisco-based artist Markus Diebel has created a line of jewelry that benefits a good cause: the manymals. The idea behind the design was to create animal charms that hang naturally from the necklace as they would in their indigenous habitat. Each animal is hand sculpted and scaled down, then cast in sterling silver. The […]


12 Nov
Undercurrents' solar-powered theatrical experience

The Sol Cinema is a project funded by the media arts charity Undercurrents, an experiment in new ways to appreciate film while still being eco-savvy. Created from a vintage 1960’s two-berth caravan and completely powered by the sun, he idea behind the non-profit theater was to create awareness of environmental issues. The Sol Cinema has […]


23 Aug
Juan James' Burka Board and Prayer Board

Juan James is the moniker for the collaboration between Chilean-born New York artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz and New York artist and musician J. Carlton Dewoody. Together they created these two limited edition skateboards — called the Burka Board and Prayer Board — which are to be exhibited and auctioned off for a charity called […]


20 Aug
...and you'll help send a kid to college

Jay-Z and Nike have teamed up to create these 5 pairs of all black sneakers to celebrate the inaugural World Basketball Festival in New York City. Dubbed the “All Black Everything” HOVs, each unique pair corresponds to one of the nations taking part in the festival (Brazil, Puerto Rico, France, China and USA), and are […]


21 Jan
Turning soldiers back to children

Props to UNICEF for these Child Soldier Toys — sure they look like those ubiquitous green plastic soldiers everyone grew up playing with (actually, do kids even play with those anymore?), but a closer look reveals they’re actually kids at play. It’s a clever and subversive way to bring attention to the global crisis (especially […]