He was the company’s 100th hired employee and his first day of work was one big party

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 27 November 2014

Think you had the best first day at your new job? Elliot Nordstrom-with the help of McGarrah Jessee-totally outdid you. After hiring their 100th employee, the folks at McGarrah Jessee (a really cool creative agency) thought it was a good idea to welcome their newest worker with a grand ol’ party. Elliot was greeted by a robot which told him to stay seated because… ‘things are about to get weird’. And weird it got.

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Cat-shark hybrids are one of the weirdest things we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 27 November 2014

Now we’ve seen everything. First we brought your Dirds (dog-bird hybrids), then there were Meowls (cat-owl hybrids), then there were Slittens (sloth-kitten hybrids). Now, feast your eyes on Shark Cats, shark heads and tails illustrated onto cat bodies! California-based illustrator Brynn Metheney came up with the brilliantly bizarre idea and drew 12 different species of […]

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Meet the first doll with realistic proportions of the female body, and beauty woes like acne and cellulite!

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 27 November 2014

Step aside Barbie, you with your impossible blondness and paranormal vital stats. Here comes Lammily, the first fashion doll that is made according to the average female body proportions. Designed by digital artist Nickolay Lamm, she even has a collection of stickers to mimic daily female woes such as acne, freckles and cellulite! ‘I was […]

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This NYC bakery serves freshly baked perfume-scented cookies

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 27 November 2014

The world has gone completely nuts and created a cookie that smells like perfume. It’s 100% edible though, so maybe it’s not so crazy, but still, cookies are meant to smell like cookies, not perfume! Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi developed ‘The Estée Cookie‘ (yes, Estée as in Estée Lauder) after teaming up with the cosmetics brand. The […]

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You definitely do not want to abstain from the absinthe at this French flavored salon in Sydney

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 27 November 2014

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As you part the heavy black curtains and step inside Absinthe Salon, you’ll see many small tables laid out with ornate metal-and-glass fountains in what looks presumably like a cosy Parisian cafe during the turn of the 19th century. Located within Surry Hills of Sydney, Absinthe Salon is rather unique and highly specific, with its menu of 20 French and Swiss absinthes.

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Keep your facial hair safe while preparing food with a trendy beard net

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 27 November 2014

If you’ve been growing your facial hair for Movember, you might’ve found that it’s not as easy to keep it clean while eating. That’s why investing in a beard net is a great idea. Haven’t heard of a beard net before? They’re not just for Movember participants.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Clyfford Still, the pioneer of the abstract impressionist movement

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 27 November 2014

Abstract expressionism is mentioned and you immediately think of artists such as Jackson Pollock or Wassily Kandinsky. But there’s one painter who was the leader of the movement but who never really got the fame and glory he deserved: Clyfford Still.

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This plane froze on the tarmac, so the passengers moved it with a giant push

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 27 November 2014

Want to get from A to B this holiday season? You might have to push the plane on the tarmac! This story comes from Igarka airport, just above the Arctic Circle, where the plane carrying 70 passengers actually froze to the ground. It’s believed the wrong kind of grease was used for the landing gear, […]

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The ultimate beverage class is here… the bubble wrap glass!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 27 November 2014

Who doesn’t love bubble wrap? It’s the thing we all look forward to popping for days on end after unwrapping a gift. And how it came about is just as cool as the product itself: it was actually invented by two guys who were trying to create a 3D plastic wallpaper back in the late […]

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Beautifully lush cinematography on show in independent Aussie film, Love is Now

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By Nicole Hughes in New Film on Thursday 27 November 2014

Independent Australian film Love is Now features a host of Australian talent, including actors Eamon Farren, Claire van der Boom and Anna Torv. Shot over five weeks in Sydney and other New South Wales locations, Love is Now chronicles a summer in the life of two lovebirds as they travel along the Harvest Trail.

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The clothes-drying rocker: yep, a clothes dryer AND a rocking chair in one!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 27 November 2014

Sure, we can all multi-task, but not like the Object Chair E. Created by Seoul-based designer Seung Yong Song, this chair provides an extra comfy place to sit and rock away the stress of the workday, in a minimalist design. But as you’re rocking away, this chair can also be used as a clothes dryer on top!

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Bob Dylan surprised a superfan with a private concert … just for him!

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 27 November 2014

The other afternoon, 41-year-old Bob Dylan superfan, Fredrik Wikingsson, walked into Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. He sat in the second row, ready to watch his hero play a concert … just for him. ‘At this point, I still thought I was about to get Punk’d’, he says. ‘I thought some asshole would walk onstage and just laugh at me. I just couldn’t fathom that Dylan would actually do this’. In fact, it was real.

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This guy just made a fireplace coffee table and he’s sharing the DIY instructions with you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 27 November 2014

That friend who just bought his new home with a fireplace? He’s got nothing on your shoebox apartment with a fireplace coffee table! Posted on the Instructables website, designer Jonathan Odom featured instructions to create his fireplace coffee table in eight simple steps. Using just wood, concrete, an ethanol burner, and a few other tools, Odom […]

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HBO is set to show a new Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck

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By Nicole Hughes in New Film on Thursday 27 November 2014

Next year, you can expect to watch filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain documentary titled Montage of Heck. Set to premiere on HBO, Montage of Heck is one of several Nirvana/Cobain films, but this one is noted as the first ‘fully authorized’ film. With participation from the Cobain family, Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain has signed on as the film’s executive producer. However, there is no mention of Courtney Love’s involvement.

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Best invention of 2014? Booze-filled mouth spray

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 27 November 2014

Christmas stocking alert! Lithuanian advertising agency McCann Vilnius sure knows how to grab our attention. They’ve come out with a delicate mouth spray that looks just as pleasant as it tastes. Why? Because inside, you’ll find more than just a regular mouth spray-you’ll find it filled with beaujolais wine (which is quite delicious, by the way!). […]

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