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Bridget Barnett

Staying true to her expatriate upbringing, Bridget splits her time between Hong Kong, London and the surf town of Noosa on Australia’s East coast. She runs jewellery label, Barnett, with older sister and fashion illustrator, Kate.

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SEAT: sculpture made from 400 wooden chairs

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Thursday 30 August 2012

New York design agency e/b office used 400 simple wooden chairs to form a not-so-simple sculpture in Freedom Park, Atlanta. Creating a wave that rises from the ground the project, titled SEAT, aims to explore the most common form of architecture-sitting.

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Warped perspective photos by Michael H. Rohde

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By Bridget Barnett in New Photography on Thursday 30 August 2012

Wondering how German artist Michael H. Rohde created this series of pictures? Rohde photographed each item individually and then arranged the objects into one composition, resulting in warping the viewer’s sense of perspective. A little dizzying.

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Chef Cui: a noodle-slicing robot

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By Bridget Barnett in Video on Monday 27 August 2012

Chef Cui is a noodle-slicing robot developed to take on the arduous task of slicing noodles in restaurants. The robots work on same principle as windscreen wipers as they slice the noodles with a swift up and down movement. They also light up for no functional reason. It is just me, or is anyone else […]

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Five Seconds: a new music video by George Lewis Jr.

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By Bridget Barnett in Video on Friday 24 August 2012

Twin Shadow’s video for Five Seconds, a track from George Lewis Jr. and band’s new record, Confess is pretty epic. Not only is the song worthy of putting on repeat, but the video (directed by Keith Musil, with the story told my Lewis himself) features badass gangs, motorcycle stunts, amazing outfits, and heroic fight scenes.

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Rich Kids of Instagram

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By Bridget Barnett in Cool Websites on Wednesday 15 August 2012

Rich Kids of Instagram is a snap shot into the world generation Teen Cribs. The blog is solely dedicated to collating the most indulgent and ostentatious of photos posted on Instagram by wealthy teenagers. Among what appears to be a whole lot of lounging around the swimming pools of mansions, there are snaps of private jets, obscene bills and arms stacked with Rolex, Cartier and Hermès.

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Giant fish sculptures made from discarded plastic bottles

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Friday 10 August 2012

It’s hard to believe these insanely beautiful giant fish sculptures have been made from discarded plastic bottles. As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the installation was constructed on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro. When in Rio, take a visit after sundown to watch them light up impressively.

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Olympic Scrunchies tumblr

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By Bridget Barnett in Cool Websites on Friday 10 August 2012

Not everyone appreciates the 80s hair accoutrement of choice: the Scrunchie (just a few months ago, a Hilary Clinton staff member commented to the press that they wanted to ban her Scrunchie wearing). But, finally, there is blog not only giving due recognition to the fabric-covered elastic hair ties, but also to the vital role they have played in accessorising Olympians. A special shout out must go to giant pink fuzzy Ukrainian Scrunchie, which participated in 1994 Olympic ice-stating. Gold.

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Skull made entirely from old typewriter parts

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Californian-based artist Jeremy Mayer has made this skull entirely from old typewriter parts. It is one of a collection of scrap metal works made in cold assembly, meaning Mayer didn’t weld, glue or solder any of the parts together. Impressive.

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Waffle maker imprints the Louis Vuitton logo

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By Bridget Barnett in New Products on Tuesday 31 July 2012

American artist Andrew Lewicki takes the piss by creating an waffle maker which imprints the iconic and ostentatious Louis Vuitton logo. Unfortunately for all Kanye and Kim wannabee’s out there, it can only be added to the imaginary Wish List in your head as it’s just a prototype at this stage.

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Totally Would: a witty commentary on hot guys

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By Bridget Barnett in Cool Websites on Friday 27 July 2012

Totally Would is a blog that provides witty commentary on hot guys whom the site’s creator Emma Jay totally would hook up with. Fans of the site can also summit suggestions. Totally worth a visit.

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Shit Fashion Girls Say

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By Bridget Barnett in Video on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Shit Fashion Girls Say has released yet another hilarious parody. In this new video, the creators have roped in hot commodities fashion designer, Stella McCartney, singer Rebecca Black ,and blogger Leandra Medine (from The Man Repeller fame) to help poke fun at fashion girls who are addicted to their Twitter, Intragram, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts. […]

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Churchkey Can Co.

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By Bridget Barnett in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 24 July 2012

If you love vintage (and I know I do), then you’ll love the most recent collaboration between actor Adrian Grenier and former Nike designer Justin Hawkins: the flat-top steel beer can. Never heard of it? Chances are, if you’re under 50, it’s probably a beer experience you’ve never had. Since the mid-1970s, the flat top can has been nothing more than a distant memory. Until now, that is.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors pendant

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By Bridget Barnett in New Events on Tuesday 24 July 2012

This adorable hand-made Rock, Paper, Scissors pendant includes a laminated torn page from a book called Living Biographies of Great Composers, a gold-plated scissor charm, and a tiny hand-drilled stone from the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Aerial Nudes by John Crawford

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By Bridget Barnett in New Photography on Friday 13 July 2012

New Zealand’s winter is in full swing so kudos to the brave models who took part in this project, Aerial Nudes, by New Zealand photographer John Crawford. These photos were taken 600 feet in the air, while the models lay in places including a runway and a train track. I guess frost bite isn’t the only thing they should be watching out for.

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Star Wars figures recreate iconic events and photographs

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Tuesday 10 July 2012

52 Weeks of Star Wars is a follow up to photographer David Eger’s series 365 Days of Clones, this time using Star Wars figures to recreate iconic events and photographs including the Beatles Abbey Road album cover and Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. The project started on January 1, 2012 and will be completed on December 31, 2012, with a new interpretation, featuring the likes of Storm Troopers, Yoda, Darth Vader and R2D2, added to the site every Sunday.

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