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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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Portraits of scared scientists reveal truth about climate change

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By Rachel Guest in New Photography on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Sometimes a picture says a thousand facts. Tired of climate change being discussed in dry facts and figures, photographer Nick Bowers decided to take an emotive approach to climate change by capturing the frightened faces of those most in the know – climatologists.

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This artist has created a life-sized self-portrait using his own blood!

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By Kathryn McKinney in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

For the occasion of his first solo show at Joseph Gross Gallery, The Map Is Not The Territory, opening September 11, 2014, Brooklyn artist Ted Lawson will début a new series of work consisting of three dimensional wall mounted pieces and freestanding sculptures milled from MDF (a wood fiber based material commonly used in commercial fabrication), brass plate etchings, and three large scale drawings rendered in the artist’s own blood fed intravenously to a CNC (computer numerical control) machine using computer technology akin to a 3D printer.

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These Filipino fire-breathing transgender street performers are intense

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By Daemon Becker in New Photography on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Every year, certain neighborhoods in Manila have a fiesta. During this fiesta street performers (Ati-Atihan) travel around from block to block performing for tips or cash donations. The show they put on is quite lively complete with dancing and a live band accompanying them. I was able to capture some of the fire-breathers this year. […]

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Yes, this is (possibly) the most interesting deck of cards ever made

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By Scott Perry in New Products on Wednesday 13 August 2014

The Black Book Manifesto, the latest deck currently running on Kickstarter, is a typographic deck of playing cards that takes playing card design to the extreme. The deck is made up of 54 completely unique card designs where the court cards are typographic portraits and the number cards are created by hypnotic expanding lines of text.

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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Twenty Journey project explores South Africa in a camper van, twenty years after Apartheid

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By Jonathan Tager in New Photography on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Twenty years on from Nelson Mandela’s election as the first President of the new democracy of South Africa, and for those born within the curly braces of democracy, The Born-Frees, things were expected to be radically different. A more integrated society, mitigated socio-economic disparity and abounding opportunity.

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Brian Eno and Karl Hyd team-up to create the next generation of album art

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By Maggie Buchmann in Tech on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde aren’t strangers to the marriage between music and stunning visuals. For their recent collaborative album Someday World, they took that union one step further by teaming up with creative studio Toby and Pete, as well as technology and interactive guru Lukasz Karluk.

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Quirky Irish town rolls 6,000 plastic balls downhill in the world’s most colourful lottery

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By Pish Dadivas in Cool Travel on Monday 12 May 2014

Every August, thousands of colourful balls flood the streets of Cobh, a small fishing town in Ireland, for the Barrack Hill Ball Roll – the world’s quirkiest, most unique lottery. 6,000 red, blue, green, and yellow numbered balls are released at the top of West View, the town’s steepest street, aptly nicknamed the Deck of Cards.

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Stackable Sushi Rings, the eternal Bento Box

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By Sheena Andies in New Fashion on Thursday 10 April 2014

Alongside my eternal quest for more sushi, I think I’ve found a way to satiate my craving for the time being. Or perhaps initiate it. Just like a take away menu, you choose your sushis, your makis, and your rolls, and they all come to your door in a bento box. Can we consider these […]

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Is 3D printing the answer to sustaining life on the Moon?

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By Jacob Paul Cherniayeff in Architecture on Thursday 10 April 2014

A consortium consisting of Italian space engineering firm Alta SpA, Pisa-based engineering university Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and design firm Foster + Partners has been busy exploring the possibilities of 3D printing to construct lunar habitations. Addressing the challenges of transporting materials to the moon, the study is investigating the use of lunar soil, known as […]

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