This is how famous artists would plate Thanksgiving meals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 November 2014

We knew food presentation is an art form, but this is taking it too literally! In her series ‘Thanksgiving Special’, San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein visualizes what it would be like if famous artists plated Thanksgiving meals. With different Thanksgiving entrees as her medium, she rearranges them to look like the signature styles of iconic artists like Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, and Vincent Vang Gogh, among others.

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All we want for Christmas are these cheeseburger and pizza bed sets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 28 November 2014

Lying down on a delicious spread of pepperoni and cheese was once just a pipe dream. Not anymore. The pizza bed set is now available, and it even brought a friend along: the cheeseburger bed set! For just $80, you can tuck yourself in between sheets of photorealistic pepperoni or lettuce and tomatoes. You’ll be […]

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This awesome NES controller coffee table can be used to play video games

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 28 November 2014

Let’s see you try throwing that when you’re angry! Logan Miller of ‘MillerWoodshop’ handcrafted this coffee table inspired by the vintage Nintendo Entertainment System controller from the 80s. According to Miller, the table has been built to scale with the original NES controller. But wait, there’s an even cooler side to this. The buttons are […]

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This one-piece outfit provides GPS, Wi-Fi and air-cleaning technologies

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 28 November 2014

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You wouldn’t know it just by looking at it, but this one-piece suit has electrical threads woven into the fabric to enable it to provide GPS, Wi-Fi, and air-cleaning technologies. First, how on earth does it clean the air? One of the designers explained that ‘cold plasma technology is a really high voltage that splits up the particles in the air.

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Age is just a number for these wrestling grandmas!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 28 November 2014

You’ve probably heard someone say ‘I’m too old for that’ or ‘I can’t do that, I’m too old’. Well, you know what? Age is just a number and it’s quite evident in the extraordinary photography of Dean Bradshaw. You might know Bradshaw from his more serious photography but in this series, he decided to take […]

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Go minimalist these holidays with a nativity set of wooden blocks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 28 November 2014

London-based designer Emilie Voirin has put an end to the debate about what Jesus Christ and his family looked like. It’s an age-old debate that has one population stating he was blonde haired, blue eyed (yeah right), and another saying he was more olive skinned with darker features.

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Animal rights activists hold a funeral for a frozen chicken in a Californian supermarket

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 28 November 2014

If you found yourself in a grocery store lately, you might’ve been caught in a funeral, too. For a frozen chicken. Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere recently staged a funeral in a grocery store to make a statement that ‘it’s not food, it’s violence’. Wearing black from head to toe and holding bunches of […]

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This kitty toy smells like your cat because, well, it’s made of its own fur

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 28 November 2014

If your kitty sheds hair like nobody’s business and coughs out fur balls even as we speak, you may want to take up kitty crafting. And by that, we mean recycling kitty’s fur into a toy for itself! Called needle felting, it involves stabbing a barbed needle repeatedly into some fleece so as to mold […]

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The Ikea man has now evolved into 151 original pokemon

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

Previously, we showed you graphic designer Sedki Alimam’s amusing series about IKEA’s iconic instruction manual character. Finding inspiration from a recent trip to the furniture store, he turned the IKEA Man into cartoon characters like Bart Simpson, Spongebob Squarepants, and Fred Flintstone.

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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!

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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!

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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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