In Japan, cats with cartoon eyes are the funniest things ever

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

What will they think of next? A new meme, called ‘Neko Montaaju’ or ‘Cat Montage’, is currently trending with Japanese Twitter users. It involves placing expressive cartoon-like eyes over the cat’s face using a strip of paper. It’s absolutely hilarious, seeing our feline friends with their newfound silly expressions. The photo trend was started by […]

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If toddlers texted, this is what mums would have to put up with!

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 29 November 2014

Toddlers might know how to play with your tablet and even know how to access those embarrassing photos in your phone, but what they don’t know how to do is text. But what if toddlers did text? Can you imagine all those requests? Change my diaper! Feed me! Change me! Cuddle me! Amuse me! Turn […]

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Satirical illustrations provide an uncomfortable truth on today’s society

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 28 November 2014

Sheffield-based illustrator John Holcroft uses his artistry to speak up about the state of the world we’re living in. Using vintage-style techniques, this popular artist takes on social media, big tobacco companies, utility services, and even pop culture icons to show us that we’ve grown accustomed to companies shoving things down our throats, like the […]

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This brilliant elevator experiment shows us how people can easily conform

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 28 November 2014

In the hidden camera show Would You Fall For That, producers revived a clever social experiment by the classic TV program Candid Camera, to see whether or not people would be easily fooled to conform. In the experiment, actors would go in an elevator and face the wrong way, that is, away from the sliding […]

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Sweat it out at this beauty of a sauna with amazing views across the bay

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Friday 28 November 2014

Compared to the standard four-by-two saunas we sweat it out at gyms and hotels, this beauty designed by Canadian studio Partisans is one of a dream kind that we wouldn’t want to get out in a hurry, heated up or not. A large percentage of the prefabricated design was constructed before it was transported and installed on a private island’s prehistoric formation by the bay, located at the north of Toronto.

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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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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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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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