Electrifying photo series shows dancers leaving behind light trails in long exposure shots

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 24 October 2014

For Singapore-based photographer Tan Ngiap Heng, who has always been transfixed by dance and calls it a ‘lifelong obsession’, the exploration of the different dimensions of the dancing body has occupied his personal work for years.

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The stuff people wear when they collect their lottery winnings

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 24 October 2014

What do you get dressed in when you are about to collect your US$85 million in lottery jackpot winnings? It’s a no brainer, right? A bear costume, of course. Which is what this lucky Chinese man donned when he claimed this amount in the Shanxi province of China, incidentally also the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Shanxi lottery. Still keeping the costume resolutely on when he spoke to the media, the mystery winner said he spends about US$3,200 to US$4,900 on lottery tickets annually.

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NX-Perspectives: a new collaboration between cutting edge global creatives and the Lexus NX

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By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Friday 24 October 2014

We’re all car buffs at Lost At E Minor, not that any of us are able to drive anything too flash. But, dammit, if we could, I reckon we’d all be down with the new Lexus NX, which is not only beautifully designed, but also comes with its own digital art exhibition called NX-Perspectives. The impetus of the exhibition is to challenge some of the world’s most innovative artists in fashion, design, and music to ‘create a unique piece of performance art, drawing inspiration from the bold design of the new Lexus NX’.

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This guy played The Star-Spangled Banner with a gun

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Friday 24 October 2014

Imagine playing your country’s national anthem with rifle shots on metal plates? That certainly sounds patriotic. Granted, the anthem may come in dribs and drabs, with pauses in between as you reload that rifle but one can’t deny it’s a rather unusual and memorable rendition. And no one gets hurt!  If you’re curious enough, watch […]

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Timberland sent Barcelona designer Marc Morro to London for a life swap

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 24 October 2014

While creativity usually means you have brilliant ideas and act on them, it’s more than just that. Creativity is the ability to take on adventure and see things from perspectives other than your own. In Timberland’s partnership with Vice, they teamed up to push the boundaries of four international creatives. To put them out of their comfort zones, this project called Life Swaps tested four artists by making them live someone else’s life.

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This exhibition showcases intricate urban landscapes in repurposed and exotic woods

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 24 October 2014

If you’re visiting the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, you wouldn’t want to miss a new exhibition titled Metros. Created by furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb, who is known for his interest in architectural shapes, his style of woodwork is a self improvised one that is being described as sketching with a bandsaw. Intricate sculptures the likes […]

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#InMyElement with experimental pop duo Sonnymoon

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Music on Friday 24 October 2014

Sonnymoon is the collaborative venture of musicians Dane Orr and Anna Wise. Their creative journey into experimental pop music began in 2009 when frontwoman Wise and producer Orr began making music together after meeting at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Their collective aesthetic is eclectic, a tad hipster, but above all, totally unique.

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Artist uses glass instead of yarn to make these amazing knittings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

It boggles the mind how artist Carol Milne was able to manipulate glass to look like row upon row of intertwined yarn. You see, the melting point of glass is between 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, so how was she able to knit the fragile – not to mention very hot – material into intricate artworks?

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Here’s a new video game where you play as a slice of bread

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

Guys, remember when we showed you the video game where you could play as a wild goat? That was pretty awesome and weird. Well, now you can play a video game as a slice of bread. Simply called I Am Bread, this truly bizarre video game allows you to wander through different rooms of a house before reaching the table.

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The death of conversation is well and truly alive in these images

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

While smartphones and social media keep us more connected, are they killing everyday conversation? Remember when you’d dine out and nobody had a mobile phone on them? Those were the days. London-based street photographer Babycakes Romero wanted to document the shift in how we now communicate with one another, so created his photo series, The Death of Conversation.

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The Hobbit in 72 seconds (33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you really can’t afford to spend 8+ hours watching all of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, you can just buy the books and take your time reading through them… or you can watch 72 seconds of The Hobbit and be caught up with the entire story. Kinda.

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You don’t HAVE to be a thrill-seeker to explore the beautiful limestone caves of Fiji (but it helps)

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Cool Travel on Thursday 23 October 2014

Caves are a part of the unknown world, the untouched. Like the dark side of the moon, many don’t get to experience the world’s deepest dwellings of geography. But it is actually possible for anyone. Immersed in living geology, cave floors and roofs are full of fascinating structures, like stalagmites and stalactites formed by millions of years of water drips. In Fiji, limestone caves have been a part of civilization dating back 4,000 years ago. [More magical Fiji here]

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The guitar doorbell is a great alternative to the traditional doorbell

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

Instead of settling for a doorbell with that irritating chime sound, you should definitely switch it up and order a Guitar Doorbell! It’s just what it sounds like-a guitar mounted over the doorway with a plectrum striker attached to the swinging door.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: the portable party cooler

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

The Coolest Cooler might sound familiar to you. After all, this crowdfunded cooler is among the most-funded Kickstarter campaigns of all time.

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This Sydney artist turned a dreary freeway underpass into a glowing golden forest

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 23 October 2014

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How in the world can art help in deterring crime? By turning dark, dangerous highway underpasses into enchanted golden forests that glow, that’s how! ‘Aspire’ by Warren Langley is a public art installation located underneath the Western Distributor at Ultimo. It was created to not only to spruce up the site, but also provide additional illumination for cautious pedestrians.

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