Colourful street art, courtesy of your garden’s slimy snails

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 25 October 2014

That snail you’ve seen hanging out in your garden all week isn’t on his favourite leaf this morning. You liked that snail and you wonder where he slid off to. And then as you place your foot down on the concrete, you hear that crunch. You’ve stepped on your snail buddy and he’s now a goopy mess.

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These fun, quirky animal lamps make good use of old, recycled bottles

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 25 October 2014

I’m always eagerly anticipating what’s next in Nishi Chauhan’s ‘Animal Farm’ series of lovable animal lamps that feature traditional craft revival and recycled objects. Well, look who’s knocking at the door? Called ‘Dunk,’ these new animal farm design of lamps taps into India’s exacting craftsmanship by adopting the wood lac-turnery craft of Channapatna in Karnataka, […]

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Guy painstakingly builds LEGO ships inside bottles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 25 October 2014

If building LEGO models has become too easy for you, why don’t you try your hand at this: LEGO ships inside bottles. LEGO enthusiast ‘Bangooh’ has taken the age-old craft of ship-in-a-bottle making and combined it with his love of the colorful toy blocks. The result is a collection that is both timeless and fun […]

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A catalog that helps you buy everything from a dinosaur testicle to a garbage detector

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Saturday 25 October 2014

The members of comedy group Kasper Hauser have probably been on a few flights in their lives, considering the release of their latest book: Sky Maul 2. Saluting the often useless products of real Sky Mall catalogs aboard flights, this group decided to come up with ridiculous items of their own.

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Woman rips apart ATM when it wouldn’t let her withdraw cash

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 24 October 2014

What do you do when an ATM wouldn’t let you withdraw any cash? I’ll roll my eyes, mutter an expletive under my breath and make a call to the bank’s hotline. Not this woman from Guangdong, China who literally took matters in her own hands and ripped the ATM apart!

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Exposed! Swedish scientists secretly race to hide Bob Dylan lyrics in research articles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Haha, what a riot. Apparently it all started 17 years ago, when professors John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute titled their research article ‘Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind’ (the latter half is a lyric from Bob Dylan’s 1962 song Blowin’ in the Wind).

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Best job perk ever? This creative agency sends its employees off with $1,500 budget to travel for inspiration

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 24 October 2014

What, for real? thinkPARALLAX, a creative agency based in Californian coastal beach city Encinitas, is giving each employee $1,500 to travel anywhere they like to in the world and get inspired. They even get an additional paid day off to do this. As the agency states on their site, the idea for this initiative hinges on having ‘happy employees… with energizing experiences that will allow them to continue creating exceptional work for our clients’.

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Heartbroken woman spends entire week at KFC to get over ex

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Friday 24 October 2014

Most of us would turn to a tub of ice cream to mend our broken hearts. But Tan Shen, 26, from Chengdu, China turned to some good, ‘ol finger lickin’ good KFC. For an entire week. Tan who just got dumped by her boyfriend, was on her way home when she stopped at a 24-hour KFC to get some comfort food. She would stay there for the next 7 days.

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The Co-Create Series: Victoria Garcia’s textile piece inspired by a 21st Century make-over of The Neverending Story characters

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Friday 24 October 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, textile artist Victoria Garcia, who was featured in a Lost At E Minor video back in 2013, took inspiration from these illustrations of The Neverending Story characters getting a 21st Century make-over. These are her words about the creative process. [see Victoria's first Co-Create work here]

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If Star Wars was part of everyday life

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

Well, just how beautiful are these? ‘Very’ doesn’t even come close. According to Toronto-based photographer Thomas Daggs on his site, the series is reminiscent of his young imaginative mind as a young Star Wars fan, who, at the age of eight, saw elements from the trilogy everywhere he turned while growing up. These doctored images […]

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Celebrate with 80,000 bohemians at Sydney’s Newtown Festival on November 9

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 24 October 2014

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This is one Festival which showcases the best of local and national music, arts, entertainment, creative juices and finger-licking food. On Sunday November 9, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park will once again be transformed into a bohemian playground for all ages. This year marks the Newtown Festival’s 36th anniversary.

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Staplers are much cooler when they look like whales

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 24 October 2014

I guess you could say that with these one-of-a-kind staplers, you’ll be having a… whale of a time? Ari Glogower has taken the ordinary office stapler and turned it into a majestic creature of the sea. The Whale Stapler collection includes the Sargasso Pink, the North Atlantic Grey, and the Killer Orca. At first, Glogower […]

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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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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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