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Finnish artist tells stories through stunning underwater photography

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By Marlena Bontas in New Photography on Thursday 25 June 2015

Susanna Majuri, a Helsinki-based photographer, shoots her subjects at the bottom of a pool to create a dream-world that incites the mind. The background of her images is made of waxed canvas depicting beautiful scenes from nature.

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The Taxi Driver: a short documentary following a Melbourne-based cabbie

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By Alex Siddons in Video on Tuesday 23 June 2015

David Thomas is a New Zealand-born dairy farmer who 26 years ago became a Melbourne-based cab driver. Throughout Thomas’s career of driving taxis, he has battled health issues, homelessness and ongoing pressures from the authorities.

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The P-Wheel is a potty training target for your son (or boyfriend, or roommate)

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By David Martin in New Products on Tuesday 23 June 2015

The P-wheel is a retractable potty training target for your son, boyfriend, husband, roommate, or friend. It automatically lowers when the seat is raised and raises when the seat is lowered. The P-wheel not only encourages the guys in your life to get it in the toilet, but also reminds them to lift the seat.

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This company wants to plant one billion trees worldwide using drones

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By Ry Padarath in New Eco on Tuesday 23 June 2015

In their relatively short life spans, it’s fair to say that drones have attracted a pretty negative reputation. At the milder end of the spectrum, they are annoying disturbances to our privacy that could singlehandedly lead to the death of topless sunbaking and nude beaches. At the other end of the scale, the Reaper and Predator drones used by the US military rain death from sky and often result in terrible consequences for innocent civilians in the same area as their targets.

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TypoSpective, the minimalist typographic experiment created using a single phone keypad

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By sherif samy in New Design on Tuesday 23 June 2015

This project called TypoSpective is a collection of daily-used words designed in minimalistic and expressive forms. It gives words a space to perform and to interact with the audience, while avoiding visual distractions and complications.

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Artist creates deformed sculptures reflecting on the relationship with our own bodies (NSFW)

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By Marlena Bontas in New Art on Sunday 14 June 2015

Sculpture is a form of art that shows what can be physically done with our ideas about the world. They can leaves us in awe or disgust, given us something to hold on to when we’re lost, caught into the threads of our busy mind.

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These little chicks paint well-known celebrities as chickens

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By Paul Broughall in New Art on Monday 8 June 2015

Meet the Artistic Chicks. An idea by Irish artist Paul Broughall. The concept is that five little yellow fluffy chicks paint celebrities as chicks. Each portrait features a celebrity with yellow skin and a beak as a mouth, placed on a tiny easel.

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Gentlemen, play with yourself, it might just save your life

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By David Jackson in Video on Thursday 21 May 2015

Much like cancer, a viral idea can really spread when it’s left to its own devices. And that was the plan with this incognito message for testicular cancer, aimed at young Aussie men in the vulnerable age group of 20-39. With 70% of them watching adult movies online, it was the perfect time to reach them: when they already had their pants down.

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Tables made out of dartboards or bicycle wheels

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By Maria in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

SNAP is an assembly system for furniture with an innovative mechanism that allows you to design endless one-of-a-kind tables, TV stands, shelves, among others.

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A short film that looks into the lives of Trauma Cleaners

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By Dani Leever in New Film on Wednesday 20 May 2015

An independent documentary company from Australia, PLGRM, has made a short piece looking into the lives of Trauma Cleaners – people who have to clean up the absolute naaastiest of messes.

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Wry comic paintings by Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis

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By Kate Farrall in New Art on Saturday 16 May 2015

Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis turns his comic-style sketches into large paintings that reveal many wry truths about his life. His sarcastic sensibilities shine through as he pokes fun at the way he lived when sex, drugs and rock-n-roll were his anthem.

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20,000 sheets of paper and four tonnes of stone create a Bridge in the Lake District

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By Perspective in New Art on Friday 15 May 2015

20,000 sheets of poppy red paper and 4 tonnes of stone drawn from the river bed are all that environmental artist Steve Messam is using to create PaperBridge, a stunning intervention into one of Britain’s most dramatic landscapes. This remarkable, weight-bearing paper bridge, resplendent in red, has straddled a flowing waterway in the beautiful Lake District as part of Lakes Ignite since early May.

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A photo series recognizing and paying respect to the white haired men of the world

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By Jay Hynes in New Photography on Friday 15 May 2015

In today’s youth-obsessed culture, it’s refreshing to see a man proudly sporting a full head of white hair. The white-haired gentleman is a rare species indeed. Like the majestic white wolf, these men are bold, dignified and impressive to behold. They shun the temptations of Grecian 2000 and wear their whiteness like a badge of honour.

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These Coconut Lamps create mesmerising light art for the home

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By Vainius K in New Design on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius creates lamps out of coconuts that not only look like a piece of jewelry, but also shine amazing light art on the surrounding walls.

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Designer deconstructs a bicycle then lets a 3D printer put it back together again

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By Dave Kim in New Design on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Inspired by the bicycle freewheel, the wheel on this 3D-printed piece moves ‘forward’ when the hand crank is turned ‘forward’ and the wheel continues to rotate when the hand crank stops. Although it may seem simple, developing a design to print all of the moving parts in place proved to be a technical challenge.

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