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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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? Milne […]

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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

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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)

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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)

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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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The beauty of Google’s data centres around the world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you think tech is beautiful, then you’re about to have your socks blown right off with some astounding imagery. Thanks to our friends at Business Insider, we’ve been able to take a peek into Google’s data centres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, and Finland.

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These carpets are made from chocolate, disposable forks, and even bandaids

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 23 October 2014

These stunning carpets might not be suitable for sitting on, walking on, or even touching, but they sure do make a statement. Designed by We Make Carpets, the three people behind this design team-Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg-have truly thought outside of the box.

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These wind-powered kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe may just hypnotize you into a deep trance

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

The work of kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe never cease to amaze with their simplicity of movements. What’s even more amazing is that they are set in motion when there is the slightest of wind present, setting off their rotating blades as sheer poetry in action. For each piece, Howe worked with some specialized software to […]

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In a town in Norway, people are being paid to ride a bike to work rather than drive

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Thursday 23 October 2014

In many countries it’s commonplace to charge motorists a toll to use certain roads, but what about paying money to cyclists as an incentive to go car-free? That’s exactly what happened recently in Lillestrøm, Norway a few weeks ago. Pedestrians and bike-users were pulled over and handed 100 Kroner (approximately $15) while drivers were ignored.

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New York therapists open their doors for us to take a peek at their surroundings

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

There’s just something about New York City that makes you go to therapy. Ok, not everyone, but a large number of New Yorkers see a psychiatrist and their offices range in size and design, from opulent library-type rooms to tiny spaces in a basement apartment. Psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmerman was intrigued by the different offices therapy takes place in New York City, so he decided to photograph them, leading to his book, Fifty Shrinks.

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A complete list of monsters you should know about before creating that Halloween costume

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 23 October 2014

Halloween is right around the corner and if you haven’t planned on a costume, or even dressing up, you’re in for a treat. Created by Big Group, the Halloween Horrors Chart illustrates every kind of spooky monster you’d ever want to be.

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