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Human/bird illustrations by Melbourne artist Benk

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By Benk in New Illustration on Saturday 9 November 2013

The Melbourne-based artist/human Benk has created a series of illustrations that toys with the interrelationships between humanity and nature. We see birds almost every day of our lives. We hardly notice them, I certainly don’t feel as if I live among birds, but we all do. These illustrations portray humans wearing bird masks, showing the […]

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Dreamscape paintings by Will Barras

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By Kevin Zych in New Art on Monday 4 November 2013

Will Barras is an artist, illustrator, and animator from Birmingham, England. He began his career when he started doodling with his friend between answering calls at a tiresome desk job. Today, years after hanging up the phone, his work has evolved into dynamic images featuring distorted figures walking, biking, and riding horses through colorful landscapes. […]

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Tanzanian lake turns animals into frozen statues

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By Janet Garcia in New Photography on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Photographer Nick Brandt took photos of the birds that die in the deadly Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. The alkalinity levels are so high in the lake it causes the animals to turn into statues, preserving them forever. However, it’s not known why or how these animals have died. Although it’s sad, it’s a look into a world most haven’t seen before.

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Icehotel: A Transitory Art Suite In Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

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By Pish Dadivas in Cool Travel on Friday 20 September 2013

A cross between an igloo and psychedelic art installation, ICEHOTEL is a large-scale art exhibition and simultaneously a luxurious holiday lodge. Over 40 artists from around the world come together for the ICEHOTEL project to create several dozen ‘art suites’ — intricately carved rooms and pavilions made of pure ice and snow, each designed by a different artist or group.

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Walter: a short film about funeral home director

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By Micha Hilliard in New Film on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Walter A. Frey, Jr. is a funeral home director. Like his father, who as a boy dreamed of becoming a funeral home director, Walter also felt a calling to the business at an early age. Unfolding in short vignettes, “Walter” is a journey through the passions of its subject, which include a love for vacuuming, […]

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Mice running on wheels re-create an (out of tune) chamber orchestra

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By Quiet ensemble in Video on Thursday 15 August 2013

Orchestra Da Camera is a musical installation in which the 40 elements of the chamber are actually mice running on their wheels. Each wheel its connected to a carillon, and when it turns, the carillon starts playing its musical note. The great number of carillons and the random actions of the live mice makes the […]

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Incandescent Armor: Hoodies to protect you from evil wizards

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By Brice in New Fashion on Thursday 15 August 2013

Beastwares is back with their newest sparkly creation, and this time it’s a seriously badass hoodie, with a pretty epic video to go along with it. They have pockets galore, are fully lined with an extra high collar, and obviously, sparkles. Even the ZIPPER is shiny! If you’re interested in shielding yourself from evil, making […]

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Maldives artist Maahy draws space cats, magical horses and more

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By Rayne Chapman in New Art on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Young Maldives artist Maahy is a completely self-taught illustrator. His art portrays the minimalism of black and white, alongside the chaotic beauty and mystery of doodling, zentangles, streams of flowing lines and the fascinating scent and touch of coffee. He works intimately with ink pens and graphite pencils.

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The Missing Scarf: featuring George Takei and Eoin Duffy

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By Eoin Duffy in Video on Wednesday 14 August 2013

George Takei and animator Eoin Duffy have teamed up to create the animated short, The Missing Scarf. The film received its world premiere on July 13 at the Galway Film Fleadh, nabbing the James Horgan Award for Best Animation, now rendering the film Oscar eligible. In addition, the film has also been invited to screen […]

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Living Food: the next culinary trend?

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By Patrick Robineau in New Trends on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Our friends at PSSSST! recently featured a very interesting article relating to Living Food. Is this the future of culinary experiences after Molecular Gastronomy? This project explores new culinary experiences through developments in synthetic biology, and finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy. The food behaves like a living creature, entertaining us through […]

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Full sized Dexter cake by food artist Annabel de Vetten

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By Miss Cakehead in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 25 July 2013

To celebrate the final series of Dexter starting on FOX, the entertainment channel has given media a slice of his life – literally! A full sized Dexter cake – created by food artist Annabel de Vetten – was sliced up, wrapped in cling-film and sent to the media along with a funeral order of service for the last ever series of the critically acclaimed show.

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The most brutally honest cigarette box case ever

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By Shed Simove in New Design on Thursday 25 July 2013

Laugh in the face of death with this stylish CANCER STICKS™ cover that fits any standard twenty pack of cigarettes. This simple silicone case is perfect for anyone who smokes – and beautifully transforms each pack of cigarettes into a newly branded warning about the danger of this dirty habit.

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Born Ready: short doco series on Muay Thai fighters in Philadelphia

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By Contributions in Video on Thursday 25 July 2013

Child fighters in sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are commonplace in the martial art’s country of origin, and the subject of much attention. However, Born Ready introduces viewers to a group of young champions training together at a gym in Philadelphia. All four, between the ages of 12 and 17, have already secured national […]

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Sandra Backlund’s wool masterpieces

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By Kamilla in New Fashion on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Sandra Backlund has managed to turn wool into architectural splendor. Her hand-crafted creations look more like towering statues than basic winter wear, deserving of any gala. Although she has recently admitted to needing some technological assistance to help scale up the production of her wool wonders, the pieces are sure to remain one-of-a-kind garments.

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Monster at the Top: a music by Maartje Van Nijmegen

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By Niamh Ni Cheannabhain in Video on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Monster at the Top is Pocket Sneak’s first release by Irish lyricist OC and Aruban producer, Fellow. The video, directed by Amsterdam’s Maartje Van Nijmegen, visually explores the idea that whilst we climb to success we think we are in control, but in reality we are far more affected by the people lurking behind the […]

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