Start-up HighScore House is a website and iPad app that lets parents set certain tasks for children to complete around the house and offer real rewards for them to aim for. Kids earn points as they do household chores and they can track their progress towards redeeming the rewards. This gamification platform inspires new ways to get things done around the house and points the way for similar platforms that reward task completion online.
Each household determines the chores (like walking the dog or tidying their bedroom) and the rewards (like a new toy or watching an extra hour of TV) and the site makes suggestions if youre stuck for ideas or dont know how many points a task should be worth.
As children complete the chores they earn points that build up until they reach their goal and are able to redeem a reward. The free platform makes it easy for kids to keep track of their progress and learn to work toward long-term goals.
Discovered via Myles Henry: Tamiser Antiques in Tokyo, specializing in rustic artifacts from around the world, as well as glass pieces by Tokyo-based American glassworker Peter Ivy.
Italian designer Francesco Rota has created a unique new design of seats for Paola Lenti. Designer Francesco Rota Afra said this is a chair, is designed for outdoor environments. The initial idea was inspired by an African basket upside down, which displays the webbing is made to provide a draining effect for quick drying.
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Warning: this post contains graphic images of urban decay, although I have a feeling that you might like that kind of thing. If not, imagine how this place would look with a little rehab, a thick shag rug and a mohair sofa. Or how it would have looked 100 years ago when it was bustling with brewery workers. I wonder if they noticed the architecture and amazing light? With unobstructed views of a nearby state park, the I & M Canal and the Illinois River, this building oozes unrealized potential.
Imagine my delight.
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This tray is serious about keeping things right where you want. It features a high-grip surface of smooth rubber studs (top and underside) so that your plates, glasses, and cutlery all make it safely from the kitchen to table and back. Available in two sizes and four different colors. By Joseph Joseph. Color: Black, Green, Pink, or White. Size: Large or Small.