Lori Zimmer

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Inhabitat, Ecouterre, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.
Lori Zimmer
British toy company debuts ‘Dolls with Disabilities’ so differently-abled kids can 3D print customized dolls in their likeness

British toy company debuts ‘Dolls with Disabilities’ so differently-abled kids can 3D print customized dolls in their likeness

British toy company Makies is changing the way dolls are sold, with their new Toy Like Me campaign that allows children with disabilities to custom-create dolls that look like them. Spurred by a

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Handmade capes, caps and wrist cuffs let little ones channel their inner superhero

Handmade capes, caps and wrist cuffs let little ones channel their inner superhero

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Magical Bridge Playground is America’s most all-inclusive, innovative playground designed for visitors of ALL abilities

Magical Bridge Playground is America’s most all-inclusive, innovative playground designed for visitors of ALL abilities

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7 year-old girl with autism creates greeting cards whose proceeds benefit the National Autistic Society

7 year-old girl with autism creates greeting cards whose proceeds benefit the National Autistic Society

Ava Marsh has found extraordinary solace and communication through her art, despite having being diagnosed with autism at age four and a half. Now age seven, Ava has been a very prolific artist since she

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Photographer unites nursing mothers with Mother Nature in “Breastfeeding Goddesses”

Photographer unites nursing mothers with Mother Nature in “Breastfeeding Goddesses”

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The Shoe That Grows expands five sizes to protect impoverished children’s feet for at least five years

The Shoe That Grows expands five sizes to protect impoverished children’s feet for at least five years

Children in impoverished countries may never go barefoot again, thanks to The Shoe That Grows. Created by inventor Kenton Lee, the incredible sandal shoe can be adjusted every time a child’s foot grows,

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Musician visits children’s hospitals to teach kids to play the ukulele for happiness and healing

Musician visits children’s hospitals to teach kids to play the ukulele for happiness and healing

Guitarist Corey Bergman is bringing happiness and inner healing to kids in hospitals around the country, thanks to his nonprofit the Ukulele Kids Club. Using music to bring smiles to hospitalized

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“Strong is the New Pretty:” A mother captures her daughters’ strength in compelling snapshots

“Strong is the New Pretty:” A mother captures her daughters’ strength in compelling snapshots

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Two moms slow down & refocus their lives as parents with photo series “Stop Here. This is the Place.”

Two moms slow down & refocus their lives as parents with photo series “Stop Here. This is the Place.”

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“Underwater Babies” book captures adorable first dips underwater & urges water safety

“Underwater Babies” book captures adorable first dips underwater & urges water safety

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Unleash your inner child with Johanna Basford’s coloring books for adults

Unleash your inner child with Johanna Basford’s coloring books for adults

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Miami Museum invites children with disablities for a day of art-making on April 4th

Miami Museum invites children with disablities for a day of art-making on April 4th

On April 4th, Miami’s Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum FIU invites families and children with special needs to All Kids Included- Arts for All, an Accessible Arts Experience. The family fun day will

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Artist knits cruelty-free, detailed animal dissections

Artist knits cruelty-free, detailed animal dissections

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8th graders create a ‘Frozen’ inspired 3D printed robotic hand for a 6 year-old girl

8th graders create a ‘Frozen’ inspired 3D printed robotic hand for a 6 year-old girl

Six year-old Ariah, a student in California, has received a new prosthetic hand inspired by a Disney movie, and amazingly designed and created by a group of eighth-graders. Students at the Deer Creek

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Announcing the winners of the 2015 Fairy Tales competition – where architectural projects are inspired by fictional stories

Announcing the winners of the 2015 Fairy Tales competition – where architectural projects are inspired by fictional stories

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Family rescues a magpie that becomes their loyal friend & frequent houseguest

Family rescues a magpie that becomes their loyal friend & frequent houseguest

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The Art In Island Museum in Manila invites visitors to interact with 3D paintings

The Art In Island Museum in Manila invites visitors to interact with 3D paintings

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Parents get tattoos that match their daughter’s birthmark to make her feel like she belongs

Parents get tattoos that match their daughter’s birthmark to make her feel like she belongs

British parents Adam and Tanya Phillips have made a life-long commitment to making their daughter feel like she belongs, by getting matching tattoos that replicate a pink birthmark that stretches down

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