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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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Mind-blowing sculptures are made from nothing but household dust

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By Noola Banks in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015

British artist Paul Hazelton uses the most unlikely material to create his incredibly intricate and beautiful works of art: household dust. Hazelton collects settled dust from not only his own house, but also the houses of his friends (he has also, supposedly, been sent dust by fans of his work) to make highly detailed, freestanding sculptures that explore themes and ideas such as money, value, history, myths and, of course, mortality.

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Think science is just for guys? One illustrator is celebrating the mighty accomplishments of women in science

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By Lisa Ann Jansen in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Science is definitely not a guys-only field. Artist Rachel Ignotofsky knows this all too well and creates a series of imaginative illustrations inspired by the women who changed the course of history through science.

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Art Tree: Mother Nature on the Heath by French photographer SandJo

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By Sandrine in New Photography on Sunday 15 March 2015

SandJo is a French journalist and photographer living in London who has devoted the past 10 years of her life to shoot the wonderful trees of Hampstead Heath, in North London.

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Here’s a stunning documentary about isolation and film that just won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance

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By Brian Wilson in New Film on Friday 13 March 2015

Staying indoors for a couple days without leaving can begin to feel pretty claustrophobic, so imagine what staying indoors for 14 years would feel like. That’s exactly what the seven siblings in Crystal Moselle’s stunning new documentary The Wolfpack did.

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Bulls love to frolic on the beach in Pondoland, South Africa

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By Pippa Beaumont in New Photography on Thursday 12 March 2015

Pondo cattle live among the Amapondo people, a sub-branch of the Xhosa tribe, on South Africa’s east coast. Every day since the 16th century the bulls have been visiting the beach, though no one is really sure why, and award-winning photographer Christopher Rimmer’s latest work details the majestic beasts’ sandy sojourns.

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Decades after their initial success, the Beatles are getting their own adorable figurines

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By Signe Beck in New Design on Thursday 12 March 2015

Good news for all Beatles fans, design lovers and inner children out there! Taipei-based Bito, a motion graphics studio, have begun making toys under the name Bitoy. The first set of collectible goodies are four iconic, 3D-printed dolls commemorating the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road ‘procession’.

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Photographer Li Hui takes you into a Dream World with her surreal photographs

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By Chad Verzosa in New Photography on Saturday 20 September 2014

Welcome to the Dream World of Li Hui, an imaginative oneironaut who likes to journey deep into the dream realm with her camera to return with surreal images that are totally out of this world.

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These beautiful hand-painted photographs are just bursting with colour

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By Chad Verzosa in New Photography on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Just when you think the timeless charm of hand-painted photography has become all too familiar and dull, Shae DeTar‘s take on the age-old practice will entrance you with all the trippy splashes of colour and hypnotic rainbow swirls of her prints. At first glance, some of Shae’s photographs look like they were taken with a Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared film reputed for its purplish hues and intense saturation.

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