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.
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.
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.
Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Clyfford Still, the pioneer of the abstract impressionist movement
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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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, […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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.
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 […]
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.
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!). […]
What’s better than a dog walking around the house in an adorable teddy bear costume? More walking in the same costume. Munchkin, the Shih Tzu who became famous for looking like a teddy bear last Halloween, is back. This time, she’s showing us her intense workout on the treadmill. Just look at that little cutie go!
There are paper cuts (BIG OUCH) and there are paper cuts the likes of these unbelievable paper costumes we’ve never ever seen before. They are the painstaking work of Russia-based artist Asya Kozina, who is fascinated with the idea that ethnic wedding dresses are slowly but surely losing their cool with your typical bride lusting after a Vera Wang.
Just as far out as Lady Gaga, whom he plays for as keyboard player at her concerts, musician Brockett Parsons has collaborated with a team of designers to develop The Piano Arc, a piano that comes full circle with 294 keys, three 88-note keyboards joined together and a 28-note control section for a seamless high. […]