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Sounds on Sunday

Posted: February 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: music, other loves, Sounds on Sunday | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Another of my favourite artists is Björk. Here’s one reason:

Björk – Thunderbolt (live) from MstMst on Vimeo.

Buy/listen/learn here.

 


Wordless Wednesday

Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: family, wordless Wednesday | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


GratiTuesday

Posted: February 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: gratituesday | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

My supportive workmates.

All of them.

 


Sounds on Sunday

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: music, other loves | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Autechre (pron. awe-tek-er) are hands-down one of my fave bands. Of all the wicked songs I could share, I chose this one because of the amazing clip. It’s hectic and brilliant, and you simply must watch:

Survived that?! Buy some!


Wordless Wednesday

Posted: January 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: family, other loves, parenting, pregnancy | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


GratiTuesday

Posted: January 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: gratituesday | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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My girls.
My girls.
My girls.


Friends, I’ve been offline. Our beautiful boy Ashton was stillborn recently.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: family, parenting, pregnancy | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Just over two months ago (30.10.13) our beautiful baby boy Ashton was stillborn at 38 weeks. Naturally, I have been offline since our tragedy. We have had wonderful support from family and dear friends during this intense grieving period. I’ll always be extremely grateful for the loving support, space, hugs and heartfelt correspondences (and dinners, plants, flowers, etc. etc.) As the fog is slowly lifting I wanted to share our awful news with you, dear reader. My PLN, twitter friends, Libraryland people and online buddies have always extended the kindest of support to me, most excellent wife J. and Belle (AKA #GeeBee). During this pregnancy was no exception. So I wanted to you to know why I have been quiet online, and more importantly, what’s been going on in the Greenhouse.

Baby Ashton 026

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Most people are asking, in their own way, what can they do? What do we need?

We have truly felt solace and comfort from thoughts and prayers; spoken, written and otherwise. For us, it is important to talk about Ash with people because it acknowledges his too short and extremely important life. Communicating with us about a tragedy like this is sometimes too difficult for people, and we completely understand this. I feel and appreciate these people’s thoughts and prayers equally. To save others from living with such a loss, we are raising money for research into stillbirth. My family, and others, would be very grateful for any donation you could spare. Please visit: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/ashton-lamond-phillip-green

THANK YOU so much to those loving folk who have already donated ☺

And thank you dear reader for your support.
May 2014 bring you love, positivity and good health.

Love,
David.


Top 3 fantastic kids’ library spaces

Posted: August 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: city library, design, libraries | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Hello, hello! As I said on Wednesday, I’m privileged to be involved in creating a new, purpose-built central library. Awesome, huh?! To create the best library we possibly can for our community, I’m asking for your help please. I’m starting operation #crowdlib! By crowdsourcing ideas for library design and programming, I hope we’ll all share knowledge, learn things, and get inspired. As a massive bonus, my community will score the best.library.EVER!

Borgarbókasafn Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik City Library) photo by me!

I’d love you to let me know your Top 3 kids’ library spaces by:

  • tweeting using #crowdlib
  • leaving a comment here
  • mentioning or direct messaging me on twitter @dpgreen

Please get involved, share and follow the #crowdlib hashtag.
My learning is your learning!

My community and I thank you in advance :)


Crowdsourcing library design and programming ideas

Posted: August 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: design, libraries | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

AN OPEN LETTER TO

AWESOME PEOPLE

Your library needs you!

Image from New York Public Library on Flickr.

Dear Friends,

I am in the enviable position of being able to help plan a new, purpose-built central library. Seriously! It’s a massive task, and I am so excited to be involved. Quite probably it is a once in a career opportunity. As a Children’s and Youth Librarian, my areas of focus are designing two AWESOME spaces: one for children 0-12ish and one for young people 12-18ish. I’m also extremely excited about creating a maker/hacker/content creation space for digital ‘things’, fine arts, and group learning through play and discovery. I’d love to please ask YOU for inspiration, help and information. For, as you know, “everybody is smarter than anybody”.
Did I mention we have a bottomless pit of money?!* So shoot for the moon!

I’m really hoping this crowdsourcing experience will benefit us all; we will all learn and be inspired :) So please, share with me. Let’s you and I create the best library with the best programs!

In the next few days, I’m hoping to pick your brains so we can all learn excellent examples of:

  • library design best practice
  • brilliantly designed libraries
  • spaces for children, and, spaces for young people
  • hacker/maker/content creation spaces
  • programming for children, and, programming for young people

To keep requests bite-sized, I imagine I’ll ask for your Top 3 responses to future posts and tweets.
When you’re answering my calls for help please use #crowdlib.

Please do what people-who-work-with-and-for-people do best – please help and share, so together we can learn and create something beautiful, and essential.
My community and I truly thank you in advance.

<3 David.

p.s. For those mega eager to help, how about leaving me a “Here to help!” comment, or tweet me mentioning #crowdlib. Thanks party people :)

 

*actual pit is far from bottomless, but aim HUGE anyway ;)


Wordless Wednesday

Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: parenting, photography, wordless Wednesday | Tags: | No Comments »

Dad's hat & my book