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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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The city of Manchester has been made into a video game dystopia

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By Jane in New Design on Wednesday 29 April 2015

It’s not the first time that Manchester has been made into a crumbling future dystopia, but it is the first time it will be made into a full-on PC and console game, called Beyond Flesh and Blood.Pixelbomb Games is an indie studio based in Manchester, UK which is being quite lazy – or quite inspired […]

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These pajamas are works of art and help support the Australian creative community

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By Jessica Millar in New Fashion on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Pyjama label Canvas Australia has partnered with Sydney creative Cecilia Humphrey for the latest collection, The Dreamer.

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Cute and weird creatures by Hong Kong graffiti artist, Bao Ho

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By Maggie Ng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.

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The 365-Day Instagram challenge to create art from pencil shavings

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By Shawna Cheng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

For the 365-day Project, Meghan Maconochie creates unique artwork using pencil shavings that she posts regularly onto Instagram. Each piece of artwork references pop culture and other unique subjects, some taking only ten minutes to do and other taking hours on hours.

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Marlon Brando’s private island resort in French Polynesia

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By Laura McWhinnie in Cool Travel on Sunday 12 April 2015

It was 1960 when Marlon Brando came across the island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia while filming ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. Immediately enchanted by the island’s beauty, the Polynesian way of life and his Tahitian co-star Tarita Teriipaia who became his third and last wife, Brando set about acquiring his very own piece of paradise.

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Expired polaroids from Iceland by Paul Hoi

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By Paul Hoi in New Photography on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Over the course of two weeks in 2014, I explored Iceland through the Ring Road, which connects, from one settlement to the next-the entirety of the Nordic country. I traveled alone on a four-wheel drive, and would often wake up in the morning to surroundings that, due to the immensely diverse microclimates, looked and felt unrecognizable from the day before.

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Steampunk artists collaborate to make a motorcycle and rider entirely out of vintage watch parts

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By dan tanenbaum in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015

What do you get when you combine two great steampunk artists and a bunch of old watch parts? Some pretty interesting sculptures! Two great steampunk artists – Sue Beatrice and Justin Gershenson-Gates – joined Dan Tanenbaum in a Watch Parts Motorcycles collaboration.

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