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Lee Jeffries’s portraits of homeless people

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By Agnes Samour in New Photography on Wednesday 4 January 2012

Lee Jeffries began his career as a sports photographer in Manchester. But a chance meeting with a homeless girl living in the streets of London changed his life forever. Following this encounter, he decided to make a series of raw portraits of homeless in black and white. The result is absolutely stunning and compelling.

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Oreo cameo portraits by Judith Klausner

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By Agnes Samour in New Art on Tuesday 3 January 2012

Judith Klausner has always enjoyed playing with her food and clearly finds inspiration in the most common ingredients and objects. Her Oreo cameo portraits are highly detailed and simply too pretty to be eaten.

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Tights by Bird On The Wire

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By Agnes Samour in New Fashion on Tuesday 3 January 2012

For those who dislike cold days, the tights from Bird on the Wire will cheer you up. Dress up your legs with these orginal, hand-printed chocolate bear or mustard forest tights, and let’s wait for the rain.

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Packaging design for gluten free pizza

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By Agnes Samour in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 3 January 2012

Who says frozen pizza boxes can’t be creative? With slogans such as ‘Being cheesy is a good thing’ and ‘Don’t have a cow, literally’, Hornall Anderson took a fun approach with this new range of gluten free pizzas. So have a slice or two and don’t feel guilty.

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Colunching

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By Agnes Samour in New Trends on Tuesday 3 January 2012

If you’d like to expand your social network, not in front of your computer but over a delicious meal, then try Colunching. After huge success in New York and Paris, the trend is now expanding to Australia. It’s totally free to join and you can become an organiser, choosing your favourite restaurant or just participate […]

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Top ten tables for Parisian lunches

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By Agnes Samour in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 8 December 2011

France equals Paris equals (Good) Food. If you are on a budget and want to eat at the best tables in Paris, check out Rachel Bajada’s lunch list. An Aussie expat living in Paris, she also provides some amazing recipes to try now if you can’t wait to go to France.

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Photos of New Zealand by MikoNobu Komatsu

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By Agnes Samour in New Photography on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Japanese photographer MikiNobu Komatsu, who has travelled extensively in New Zealand for years, presents a stunning book of images and poetry in her book, Light Moods South. His photographs are sometimes reminiscent of paintings, with a discerning use of light and delicate compositions and atmosphere.

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Trollwall Restaurant, Norway

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By Agnes Samour in Architecture on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Starving after a hike near the Trollwall, the tallest vertical rock face in Europe? It’s now possible to have something to eat while admiring the view of the towering cliffs in this impressive restaurant, designed by Reiulf Ramstad Norway. The M-shaped glass roof really looks fantastic from the inside and the outside.

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Laure Fissore’s New York illustrations

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By Agnes Samour in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Moscow, China, Armenia, Finland. So many destinations that Laure Fissore, a young French illustrator, has elegantly drawn. Her latest book, New York, is full of posey with very realistic images of the Big Apple: a touch of colour here and there, the yellow cab, the wonder wheel, Chinatown. I am already transported.

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Adopt a Koala this Christmas

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By Agnes Samour in New Eco on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Be original this Christmas and forget about the usual chocolate box/book/perfume. From $25 per month, you could support the Australian Koala Foundation by adopting a cuddly marsupial as a gift. How about Rocky or Serenity, or maybe Rose? They are all so cute that it’s impossible to choose only one.

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Chocolatier Jean-Charles Rochoux

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By Agnes Samour in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 15 October 2011

Chocolatiers should fall under the category of artists, as demonstrated by French-born Jean-Charles Rochoux. He creates delicious and exquisite made-to-measure chocolates, such as gnomes, Moliere and various monuments. Your taste-buds are also in for an explosion of flavor with the Saturday chocolate bar, made of eight strawberries covered in one of the finest dark chocolates.

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Coffee Chair by Korean design studio He Was Born

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By Agnes Samour in New Design on Thursday 13 October 2011

For all the caffeine addicts, including myself, the South Korean studio He Was Born has found a solution: a Coffee Chair. The most difficult is to choose between the three colors available, black, white or brown.

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Andre De Freitas turns cartoon characters into Zombies

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By Agnes Samour in New Art on Thursday 13 October 2011

Halloween is just around the corner so if you are into grim and other macabre creatures, check out the work of Andre De Freitas. This young illustrator who studied in Florida has cleverly zombified our beloved Donald Duck, Batman and Popeye.

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The Artist: a silent movie by Michel Hazanavicius

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By Agnes Samour in New Film on Thursday 13 October 2011

Michel Hazanavicius had to overcome many obstacles to finance his silent movie, The Artist. But the risk has paid off. The film is charming, moving and clever. French actor Jean Dujardin deserved his Cannes’ best actor award for his captivating and wonderful performance.

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New extension on San Telmo Museum

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By Agnes Samour in Architecture on Thursday 13 October 2011

Nieto Sobejano has brilliantly completed the extension of the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian, contrasting natural and artificial landscape. An unusual and living green wall is planted behind the laser-cut facade, allowing moss, lichen and plants to go through perforations, and adding splashes of color to the metal panels.

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