He was the company’s 100th hired employee and his first day of work was one big party

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 27 November 2014

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.

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HBO is set to show a new Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck

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By Nicole Hughes in New Film on Thursday 27 November 2014

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.

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Best invention of 2014? Booze-filled mouth spray

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 27 November 2014

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!). […]

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Even dogs who look like teddy bears need exercise, too

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 27 November 2014

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!

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Unbelievably detailed and delicate traditional costumes made entirely of paper

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 27 November 2014

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.

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A piano comes full circle for this keyboard player of Lady Gaga

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 26 November 2014

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. […]

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Niku Towel: a towel that looks like a slab of meat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

How would you like to dry yourself off, medium rare or well done? This is the Niku Towel by designer Seiko Makita, and yes it resembles a delicious slab of beef, complete with brown butcher paper! It’s a humorous item that will make vegetarians gasp every time you put it on.

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Artist lets public stick chewing gum all over giant sculpture of himself

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 November 2014

We’re not pulling your leg. Stick gum on this sculpture and you won’t get in trouble, you’ll even be considered an artist! ‘Gumhead’ is a seven-foot black, resin and polyester sculpture of artist Doug Coupland. The interactive piece was created to engage the public in transforming its original design using chewing gum. And by the […]

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Need a trusting, flexible sidekick for your heist? Here’s the perfect tool

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Like comic books and films have taught us for ages: when you’re planning your heist, it’s important to be agile and flexible. Why? Well, once you have the ridiculously pricey piece of art, or highly-valued diamond, you’ve got to be able to jump over and under all of the security measures put in place. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Amazing 3D tattoos so realistic they’ll creep you out!

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 26 November 2014

As tattoos become more popular and mainstream, the onus is on tattoo artists to introduce new and exciting styles for them and their customers to stand out, far from the madding crowd. Our friends at Bored Panda have curated some tattoos that give an extra edge of optical illusion, so realistic they are that you […]

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The Co-Create Series: Victoria Garcia’s illustration inspired by an ant coated dinnerware collection

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Wednesday 26 November 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, textile artist Victoria Garcia, who was featured in a Lost At E Minor video back in 2013, took inspiration from these illustrations of anatomical and botanical drawings combined. These are her words about the creative process. [see Victoria’s other Co-Create works here, here, and here]

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Photos reveal the incredible art of Parma ham making

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham) is known all around the world and is used in high-end restaurants, sold in delis, and if you’re lucky, used on pizzas in authentic pizzerias. It’s a product ‘whose quality is regulated with a clinical intensity’. There’s even an official body in charge for safeguarding, protecting and promoting Parma ham. This […]

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This guy is drinking 10 cans of coke a day to prove an unhealthy point

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

There’s a bunch of no-sugar diet plans making the rounds on social media, but one man is doing the complete opposite. Calling his ‘experiment’ 10 Cokes A Day, George Prior plans to drink (as the title indicates) 10 cans of Coke a day. No Diet Coke, no Coke Zero-just full-strength sugary Coke (and Cherry Coke). It’s a health experiment that will take 30 days to complete. He’s already started and the weight gain is quite significant: 16 pounds in the first 21 days and a body fat increase of 60 percent!

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Nickelodeon and Toyota collaborated to make this Spongebob Squarepants car

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Nickelodeon and Toyota recently collaborated to make a car who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Currently on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spongebob Squarepants-themed concept car was created to promote the Toyota Sienna and ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’. If you haven’t noticed by now, the car’s […]

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8 bit icons get the fashion forward treatment

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By Pamela Thompson in New Fashion on Wednesday 26 November 2014

What happens when you boil down cultural fashion icons into 8 bit form? Graphic fashion magic! These graphic versions of famous fashion legends may be stripped down to just 8 bits, but somehow they emit a striking and complex aura similar to their real life selves. 8biticons.com has been generating versions of notable icons on […]

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