This artistic couple are roving Western Europe painting faces on trees

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Game of Thrones anyone? This ongoing art project gives faces to decaying trees. Started eight years ago by German collective Zonenkinder, The Tree Project gives a semblance of life to stumps and branches that are sadly no longer growing.

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Weird terrariums make plants look like they have legs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Groot, is that you? Milan-based designer and creative director Matteo Cibic has created a collection of surreal terrariums that let plants stand on their own two feet – if plants had feet, that is.

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Our favourite Australian literary journal Going Down Swinging needs you!

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Good-looking Melbourne literary journal Going Down Swinging has been trapping cleverly ordered words in both print and audio recordings and releasing them into the world since 1980. They’ve published over 1054 writers and artists, including some by big names like Neil Gaiman, Cate Kennedy and Helen Garner and are a favourite in the LAEM haunted […]

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A panorama glitch gave this woman super long selfie arms

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Are you sure this is a museum? It sure looks like the X-Men mansion to me! Reddit user ‘Strid3r21’ was taking a panorama photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois when he caught one interesting subject: a woman doing a selfie with a really long arm! While it would be really […]

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This might look like the scene of an accident, but it’s actually an art installation in Melbourne

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

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Nobody panic just yet! This isn’t the sight of a tragic accident, it’s actually a theatrical tribute to one of Melbourne’s classics: the W-class ‘rattler’ tram! Raising the Rattler Pole is a massive art installation by artist and designer David Michael Bell, wherein he created a 1:1 replica of Tram 1040, the last tram built to service Bourke Street in 1956.

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Cool mum dresses her baby in new costumes each day until Halloween

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 22 October 2014

New York-based writer and mum Jessica Chavkin just can’t wait for Halloween. In fact to show her excitement, she’s counting down the days by dressing up her baby, Noah, in a different costume every day. ‘Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Noah is my favorite thing ever, we are celebrating by counting down with […]

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Moving Portraits: Title Shots featuring Montreal-based martial artist Rory MacDonald

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Wednesday 22 October 2014

In this episode of Moving Portraits: Title Shots, we explore Montreal with Rory MacDonald and he tells us how he can only express himself through martial arts. The announcer starts out with a fiercely booming voice: ‘You are in the hunt right now. At the top of the list. In the 170 lbs. division.’

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French artist creates grass carpet running through a sleepy town

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Hollywood eat your heart out! This green grass carpet running through a tiny provincial village in France trumps the red carpet every time. A tiny settlement in the South of France, Jaujac is never the less famous worldwide for it’s ancient walls, rich history and beautiful surroundings. In order to celebrate the little town’s rich heritage and harmony with the nature around it, artist Gaelle Villedary used 1500 feet of turf to create this awesome winding trail of greenery leading through the town.

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This guy who built a home made gun that fires paper airplanes is our hero

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 22 October 2014

First we brought you the crossbow built from office supplies, and now we’re proud to present… the paper airplane machine gun! With the power of 3D printing YouTuber Papierfliegerei built this awesome contraption.

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Meet Perfection: learn about how Absolut is crafted

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Wednesday 22 October 2014

From seed to sip, every drop of Absolut Vodka is expertly crafted by generations of farmers and distillers from the small village of Åhus, Sweden —in a region with more than 400 years of superior vodka-making expertise. What’s their secret? High quality, locally sourced ingredients— pristine aquifer water & pure winter wheat (the latter carefully […]

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Sir Ian Mackellen gives some school children some sorely needed advice (as Gandalf)

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There is little that we can say that will add to the awesomeness of this video. All we can suggest is that you turn off all distractions and commit yourself fully for twenty seconds. You will not be disappointed.

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Pandas gang up on their zookeeper after he tried giving them medicine

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Here’s something new we learned today: apparently, pandas do not like medicine. In fact, they’ll smother you with fluffy if you as so much try to give them their daily prescription. In the video below, a zookeeper tries to give medicine to two pandas. The pandas, however, mistook the man’s presence as a time for […]

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NYC artists take over subway carriage in a battle of art against advertising

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There was a time when the subway trains of New York were covered in vibrant graffiti, inside and out. Sadly that time is past and now advertising companies pay premium dollar for the same privilege that has made graffiti artists outlaws.

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The rifles that these soldiers held in vintage photos are altered to give you a different perspective

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

We can’t change history but we can certainly learn much from it. Mister Blick, a French creative, shares his perspective on war by marrying gritty, vintage, black-and-white photographs of soldiers amidst the action with vivid and larger-than-life blossoms.

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Meet Bailey, the talented dog behind the famous meme

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Meet Bailey, a talented Golden Retriever who gets into hilarious everyday situations. If she looks familiar, it’s because she’s a famous meme! You know, the one where she’s wearing a necktie and she’s happily typing on a laptop. The caption reads: ‘I have no idea what I’m doing’. That’s Bailey! A few days ago, her […]

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