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Tools with a Happy Twist

Handicrafts Art Design

There are screws all around us—in fact hundreds and thousands of them! This is what makes Japanese designer Yuma Kano’s participatory art project so brilliant.

In short, the "screw :) project" is an initiative to swap out regular screws all around the world for smiley-faced ones, and plot them on a map so others can find them. Together with Komuro Seisakusho, a screw factory in East Osaka, Kano has made the screws and screwdrivers commercially available, and for each screw sold one dose of polio vaccine will be given to a child in need through JCV, the Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World's Children.

What are you waiting for? Go spread the love and visit Spoon & Tamago below to find out where and how you can purchase your happy face screws!

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