The Imperial Walkers strike back… in a Chinese painting

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 22 November 2014

We are loving this Star Wars-themed poster of the Imperial Walkers — Chinese painting style — by FLABSLAB, which claims to be ‘into all things beautiful and just want to be deadly good in anything we do’.

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New York has some very peculiar missing posters hanging on its telephone poles

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 24 November 2014

Walking around any city you’re bound to see a bunch of flyers attached to light posts about lost dogs, lost keys, discounted guitar lessons, or houses for rent. One guy in New York City has decided to put up his own flyers in an attempt to make jaded New Yorkers laugh, and he’s doing a […]

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Dollars per minute, in a chart

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 22 November 2014

If you’ve ever wondered about the costs of things, minute by minute, Lapham’s Quarterly has a handy chart that will face off seemingly random costs — such as how much you’re spending on a JFK-LAX air ticket ($1.05), how much Facebook is making ($2,834.86), and how much money the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing is […]

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‘Don’t play with your food’ obviously doesn’t apply to sushi

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 22 November 2014

Sushi aficionados may have already viewed the making and tasting of sushi as a precise art form, and they are absolutely right of course, but who’s to say we can’t have a little creative fun while at it? As these super cute pieces show, all you need is to unleash that can-do spirit and there’s […]

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What if Quentin Tarantino created Disney films!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 22 November 2014

A ‘what if’ series of Disney movies re-interpreted as Quentin Tarantino flicks? Brilliant! Of course, the mug of Samuel L Jackson — a perennial Tarantino favorite — is all over the face of these Disney posters, accompanied with suitably cussing taglines like ‘I just cleaned them step-bitches’ whole motherfucking castle’ (Cinderella) and ‘They just killed […]

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Oh no, this man transformed his face to look like a Platypus!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Saturday 22 November 2014

After modifying his face for seven years, 26-year-old Russian Jenya Bolotov has finally fulfilled his life’s ambition: to become a platypus. He has stretched eight parts of his face, which include his ear lobes, nostrils, septum and his top and bottom lip.

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Eek! Meet Toby, the 9-month-old rat who’s performing on Broadway

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 22 November 2014

It’s the dream of every stage actor to perform on Broadway, and now a rat is living many an aspiring actor’s dream. Yep, a 9-month-old albino female live rat named Toby has been performing on Broadway with the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time production.

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Sneaky! Bats get competitive, engage in sonic jam

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 22 November 2014

We know that bats target prey with the help of echo-location. Now, scientists have found that bats actively disrupt rival bats who compete for food by jamming their sonar frequencies. In a recent study, two biologists demonstrated how Mexican free-tailed bats deal with living in highly-competitive and packed colonies that number hundreds and thousands of […]

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Golden retriever fails horribly at obedience competition, still wins our hearts

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 22 November 2014

Dogs, they will never disappoint you. If they do what you tell them, it’s endearing. If they don’t do what you tell them, can you really get mad at those adorable puppy dog eyes? At a recent dog obedience competition in Finland, a golden retriever must overcome every bit of temptation as mounds of treats and toys lie between him and the finish line.

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A tuneful look at 5 iconic Gibson Les Paul players across various musical genres

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Music on Saturday 22 November 2014

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It’s undisputed that the Gibson Les Paul is one of the most recognizable guitars of alltime. Artists who play the Les Paul seem to dominate each era and musical genre. From heavy metal to indie rock to reggae, here are a list of 5 musical legends that have strapped on a Les Paul and rocked out like we wished we could with its signature sound.

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3D illustrations spread across different sheets of paper

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

We’ve seen a lot of three-dimensional illustrations before, but none can compare to the anamorphic art that Dutch artist Ramon Bruin has produced. Using multiple sheets of paper – rather than the traditional single sheet – Bruin creates what he calls Multi-Layered Illusions, optical illusions that are stacked on top of one another. The result […]

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Video simulation of the world’s tallest skyscraper will make your stomach churn

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 21 November 2014

Warning: do not watch this demo video without a barf bag in hand. The Skyscraper in Skyplex Orlando is set to be the world’s tallest roller coaster when it opens in 2017. It will take thrill-seekers on a 570-ft climb before plunging into stomach-twisting turns, loops, and spins, all the way down the side of the tower. The video below gives you a first-person look at what’s in store. (Clue: lots of dizziness and screaming.)

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Photographer documents hidden corners in everyday life

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 November 2014

Russian photographer Zhenya Aerohockey sees the extraordinary in the ordinary. While most people would only see a building, or leftover pizza, or a desk, he sees corners. Yes, corners. In his series ‘Catching Corners’, Zhenya trains his imagination to find the hidden corners in everyday life. Some are easy to find, like the corners of […]

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Fake everyday illusions by Martin De Pasquale

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale  has a body of work that thrives on using digital manipulation to illustrate the banality of daily life. From instant karma biting into an apple, to a computer mouse that seizes the arm of its unsuspecting user with its strangling cord, these optical illusions are […]

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Now you can subscribe to new obnoxious socks in the mail every month

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 21 November 2014

Haha, this is hilarious. The Obnoxious Socks club sounds exactly like what its name suggests: members who sign up for it receive a pair of offensive socks every month that they can don to subtly offend other people at social events.

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