Somebody proved that smart people listen to Radiohead

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Friday 21 November 2014

Software app writer Virgil Griffith is a man with a mission: for seven long years, he has been charting musical tastes based on average SAT scores of college students with correlated Facebook data.

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Video simulation of the world’s tallest skyscraper will make your stomach churn

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 21 November 2014

Warning: do not watch this demo video without a barf bag in hand. The Skyscraper in Skyplex Orlando is set to be the world’s tallest roller coaster when it opens in 2017. It will take thrill-seekers on a 570-ft climb before plunging into stomach-twisting turns, loops, and spins, all the way down the side of […]

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Photographer documents hidden corners in everyday life

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 November 2014

Russian photographer Zhenya Aerohockey sees the extraordinary in the ordinary. While most people would only see a building, or leftover pizza, or a desk, he sees corners. Yes, corners. In his series ‘Catching Corners’, Zhenya trains his imagination to find the hidden corners in everyday life. Some are easy to find, like the corners of […]

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Fake everyday illusions by Martin De Pasquale

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale  has a body of work that thrives on using digital manipulation to illustrate the banality of daily life. From instant karma biting into an apple, to a computer mouse that seizes the arm of its unsuspecting user with its strangling cord, these optical illusions are […]

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Now you can subscribe to new obnoxious socks in the mail every month

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 21 November 2014

Haha, this is hilarious. The Obnoxious Socks club sounds exactly like what its name suggests: members who sign up for it receive a pair of offensive socks every month that they can don to subtly offend other people at social events.

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All hail the most surprising department store in Melbourne

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 21 November 2014

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We’re not really sure how to describe Ussed&Abbussed, but here’s a start: a self-styled ‘fashionable store in Cremorne catering for the label conscious’ that 1. claims to be the largest new and vintage retailer in Sydney; 2. carries over 2,000 labels at discounted prices; and 3. counts fashion models, designers, actors and editors among its clients.

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Iconic comic book covers get recreated in LEGO

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

At the recently-concluded 2014 Designer Con in Los Angeles, a group of LEGO enthusiasts collaborated for an art show called ‘Comic Bricks’, wherein they recreated famous comic book covers in LEGO. I guess you could say that everything was awesome. The exhibit was one of the main highlights of the convention, and with good reason. […]

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These shoes are not made FOR Barbie, they’re made OF Barbie

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 21 November 2014

Little girls may dream of owning their Barbie doll shoes when they grow up but their big sisters think nothing of wearing barbie heads in their shoes. At least in Harajuku, the teen retail fave spot of Tokyo. At age 55, the controversial bombshell hated by staunch feminists is hitting the streets of Harajuku inside […]

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Kids get paint all over their faces, but watching them get in trouble from their Dad is priceless!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 21 November 2014

These two brothers are caught red-handed, or purple and green-faced. Together they teamed up and decided it would be a great idea to paint themselves. Layered in a solid coat of paint, their dad does what any good parent should do: film it and upload it to YouTube for the world to enjoy.

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Japanese designers have developed a lamp that realistically looks like the moon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 21 November 2014

All together now: ‘Shut up and take my money!’ This is an LED-embedded moon lamp by Japanese designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) and his team. If it looks like the real thing, that’s because it’s based on actual 3D topographical data obtained from the lunar orbiter spacecraft, Kaguya.

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Photographer reveals the beautiful and complex inner workings of old calculators

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 November 2014

In his series ‘Low Tech’, San Francisco-based photographer Kevin Twomey strips bare antique calculators to reveal the beauty and complexity of their mechanical inner workings. Originally, Twomey wanted to photograph mid-20th century calculators alongside modern ones for comparison. He found the latter visually boring, so he decided to focus on the older ones with cases instead.

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One mother documented all 63 things she found in her baby’s mouth

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 20 November 2014

If you’ve got children, you might know the absolute horror of fishing out foreign objects from your baby’s mouth. Mother and artist Lenka Clayton knows about this all too well and decided to document every little thing her son put into his mouth.

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A series that shows the lives of people behind the military uniform

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 20 November 2014

Behind every military uniform lies a unique individual capable of surpassing the stereotypical army tough guy mold, and photographer Devin Mitchell communicates this best through his series ‘The Soldier Art Project’. In his series, Mitchell shows two sides of the same coin, or person rather: one is their military persona, and the other, their real-life identity.

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Two guys made ‘real food’ using Play-Doh tools … delish!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

If you got to play with tubs of Play-Doh as a child, curiosity probably got the best of you on a few occasions and you ended up tasting the play dough, right? It’s salty and a little slimy but not overly disgusting. I wouldn’t snack on it, but Play-Doh tasted better than most vegetables back when I was a kid. Well, two guys (grownup guys) decided to make an entire spread of real food using just Play-Doh and Play-Doh tools.

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Thousands of people just made thousands of kilos of kimchi for the poor in South Korea

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

Kimchi is a little like Vegemite-you either love it or hate it, and those that hate it just need to keep eating it until they love it. And this fermented side dish is so popular in South Korea that there is a Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival held in Seoul every year.

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