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Photographs of models and their mothers

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By Alicia Thompson in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

This amazing collection of photographs was put together by Howard Schatz. Over the years he took black and white photos of models alongside their mothers. Most of his work is truly amazing And you should go and see for yourself on his website.

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The Living Furniture Project: teaching homeless people to build furniture

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By Alicia Thompson in New Eco on Thursday 4 July 2013

Alastair Sloan recently started the Living Furniture Project. Their mission is: ‘Designer furniture, Reclaimed materials, A future for the homeless’. The idea is to get people off the streets of London by teaching them a trade, and helping them rebuild their life. They are supported by a team of volunteers, which include designers and professional […]

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Surreal work by Greek photographer George Christakis

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By Alicia Thompson in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

Take a look at these impressively surreal photographs by George Christakis, a 24 year old Greek photographer. He has become renowned for his beautiful retouched scenes, as this intriguing series proves.

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How bad do you want it? a video that will motivate

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

No matter what happens in life, we all want something better at some point. This video most certainly help you get to that point. It is a mash-up of Giavanni Ruffin, who is a running back for East Carolina, and a motivational speech by Eric Thomas.

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Chris Stark’s funny interview with Mila Kunis

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Mila Kunis came on the show expecting to talk about her latest film Oz, the Great and Powerful. But what she didn’t know is that it was the interviewer’s first interview. The conversation started to slide towards Jagger bombs, Watford football club and Nando’s restaurant. Kunis is very funny in this interview and it goes […]

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Dog Tease: a hilarious viral video

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

This is a pretty old video which went viral a couple of years back, but it still makes me laugh and is a must see.

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Pothole gardens are the perfect cover up

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By Alicia Thompson in New Art on Monday 3 June 2013

Pothole gardens are basically miniature gardens to cover up a hole in the street. Steve Wheen began the little project with simple installations and a respite from the greyness of London. He says ‘I’m constantly surprised at how my miniature gardens seem to make a big impact on people’. So, if you’re in London, keep your eyes open.

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Awesome photos of famous people together

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By Alicia Thompson in New Photography on Monday 3 June 2013

There is not much to say about this article as the photographs speak for themselves. It’s a great compilation of very famous people pictured together at very different times. Take a look and be awed.

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How Rattan Garden Furniture Is Made

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Tuesday 30 April 2013

I think this is a really interesting video because not a lot of people are aware of how a rattan garden chair is woven. A lot of people are under the illusion that this is done by machines, but it’s not. Rattan furniture is, in fact, hand-woven and it takes this guy six hours to […]

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The world’s largest ship built in just 76 seconds

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Monday 29 April 2013

This ship measures in at 400 meters long, and has some staggering stats: It can hold 18,000 shipping containers which would be enough to fill up Times Square and the area below the deck is the equivalent size of a basketball court, football stadium and hockey arena combined. In reality, it took 65 days for […]

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LIve three song set from Canadian band Great Lake Swimmers

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By Alicia Thompson in New Music on Friday 19 April 2013

I came across this Ontario band thanks to NPR’s awesome Tiny Desk concerts. Built around singer and songwriter Tony Dekker, this is music that really touches the soul. This video is a three-song set which includes Everything is Moving So Fast, Pulling on a Line and Various Stages. His voice and music makes me wonder […]

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24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer info graphic

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By Alicia Thompson in New Design on Saturday 6 April 2013

I found this info graphic with some very interesting things about beer, facts that I believe everybody should know. The craziest? The first professional brewers were all women. Amazing, but also pretty awesome.

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A garden that can be used as a chair? See it to believe it

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By Alicia Thompson in New Design on Saturday 6 April 2013

Bridgman is a London-based luxury garden furniture supplier which came up with a great idea: why not build an actual piece of garden furniture? Literally. A garden that can be used as furniture sounds crazy, but they did it with this chair. It looks pretty good and can be used as a chair, although it’s […]

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A Buzzfeed selection of the most powerful photographs ever taken

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By Alicia Thompson in New Photography on Friday 5 April 2013

I love photography and all of these photographs are life-defining moments in peoples life. That’s what I believe photographs should be: capturing a moment in time. It’s not only about what you see, it’s also about understanding the context, what they have been through and why they are in this situation. Life is a story, […]

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Guerrilla grammar marketing campaign corrects spelling mistakes in graffiti

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By Alicia Thompson in New Trends on Friday 5 April 2013

Check out this great guerrilla marketing campaign from The Tutor Crowd. They have been going around the streets of London to correct spelling mistakes in graffiti. This is a genius idea to get media coverage and brand exposure. If you are working in a marketing department, look and learn. The advertising campaign was created by […]

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