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Annie Churdar

Annie is a graphic design ace who has designed and manufactured handmade jeans, tried her hand as a barber, and even masqueraded as a concert level pianist. Don’t be shy. Say hello!

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Beddit: the world’s first smart bed technology

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Saturday 9 November 2013

Beddit is absolutely the easiest way to track your health and sleeping patterns. All you have to do is sleep. Just put the tiny sensor strips under your sheets and wake to a full health report detailing your sleep quality, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movement, sleep stages, snoring, and the sleeping environment quality. All this can […]

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Even heroes have secret vices: series by Greg Guillemin

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By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Saturday 9 November 2013

Greg Guillemin’s sense of humour is so spot on. This series of neo-comic book art features iconic characters doing things we just didn’t know they were into. Ariel, the beloved Little Mermaid, likes sushi? I would have never guessed. And no one saw it coming when Winnie the Pooh got into craft beer. No one.

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Clouds of colourful smoke in landscapes

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Friday 8 November 2013

This Texan photographer decided to take the most bland of landscapes and shake ‘em up a bit. Irby Pace took a bunch of helium balloons, a little string, and some smoke canisters to the most monotonous fields, back alleys, and ponds to add a little colour before photographing them. Pop! is surrealism mixed with modern photography. […]

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Magically floating lampshade

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 8 November 2013

Designed by Paul Cocksedge, this lampshade seems to float above the room. The illusion of utter weightlessness is relaxing and fascinating. Created for Flos, the lamp design features tiny cords that are almost impossible to see at first glance, giving the lampshade its floating appearance.

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Night sky umbrella

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Never miss out on an astronomy lesson no matter what the weather or time of day. You can even look at the night sky indoors with this cute umbrella. I saw some cloudy sky umbrellas at the MOMA gift shop a few years back, but I like this idea slightly more. I’d just feel so […]

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Stuffed animal speakers lipsync and dance to music

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Don’t freak out! Those dancing stuffed animals aren’t demon possessed. They just so happen to be a set of speakers for your MP3 player that sing and dance along to the music. Japanese doll-maker Iriiri and IDEA International teamed up to create these slightly bizarre, one-of-a-kind lip-syncing dolls. Watch a video of the little guys in action.

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Selfies at Funerals

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Sometimes you just need to take selfie. And sometimes you really need to get a selfie with your grandmother’s casket in the background. This shouldn’t be a real Tumblr. But I’m kind of glad it is. Can we just take moment to notice the hashtag use here? “#photoof theday”? Really?

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Tales of Woo: real stories of love found in the Big Apple

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Tales of Woo is a collection of real-life love stories centered in NYC. There are dozens of sweet video interviews during which couples share their silly, creepy, or quirky stories of big city romance. This blog acts as a beacon of hope for those of you doubting whether you’ll ever find your true love in the city. Who […]

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Writer’s block? Dr Seuss says ‘wear a hat’

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

As it turns out, The Cat in the Hat is based on a true story. All through the 1960s, Dr Seuss was known for donning strange, flamboyant caps whenever his creativity ran dry. While cooking up his Beginner Books, his editor in chief Michael Frith would visit the Seuss house nightly and sit on the […]

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Mason Jar speaker and amplifiers

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 5 November 2013

This portable speaker is sure to be the center of every impromptu dance you encounter. The throw-back design features a completely self-contained amp which is designed from re-cycled mason jars. Hook it up to your iPod or electric guitar for a lot of funny stares and a lot of fun. This little guy may be […]

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Turn your iPhone into a Polaroid camera

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 5 November 2013

I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a time when Polaroids seemed to be the camera of the future. For a kid who couldn’t wait the hours it took to drop film off to be developed, Polaroids were perfect. But then they went missing. Polaroids are gone. But wait! Not so fast! […]

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ATM in Switzerland attempts to equalize men and women’s pay

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Women are typically paid less then men. And according the to Swiss ad agency Publicis Zurich, women in Switzerland are paid 20% less then men in general. So they teamed up with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to create an ATM which gave men less money then women in an attempt to advertise for ‘Equal Pay Day’.

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Watch your dog’s tail wag to decipher their mood

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Wish you could read your canine companion’s mind? Just pay attention to his tail wagging. According to a study released by Current Biology, whether your dog’s tail wags more to the left or right matters a great deal. If the tail veers more to the left, your furry friend may be stressed.

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Severed human hands for dinner: a joke in poor taste

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Looks like Norway went all out for Halloween this year. And the Europris grocery store in Norway took things a little too far. Shortly after they began selling fake severed human hands in the meat aisle, customers (specifically, mother’s of young children) began to complain that the product was “creepy”.

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Information is beautiful

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Wednesday 30 October 2013

Information is Beautiful is made up of highly organized designers with a passion for the strange and unusual. Their goal? It’s all about distilling large amounts of information into beautifully succinct designs and graphs that are functional yet visually appealing. Check out the website and be a tourist. These guys sell super cool posters and […]

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