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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 News 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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Cady Bogart: a self-taught ink pen artist from Seattle

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By Cady Bogart in New Illustration on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Swords, skulls, and daggers are key ingredients in Seattle artist Cady Bogart‘s illustrations. This young artist draws black and white, incredibly detailed, ink pen drawings inspired by everything from traditional tattoo flash to hand lettering.

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Pictorial Grammar: an art series by Matt Arbuckle

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By Ashlee Lennon in New Photography on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Movement is the centerpiece of Berlin-based Matt Arbuckle’s latest series, Pictorial Grammar. Aside from its challenging visual boundaries, the collection features a palette of blues which he mixed up while reminiscing about the Resene pots from his childhood growing up in New Zealand.  These paintings seemed at home both on display at his latest exhibition […]

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The Polyomino Game: fashion by two geometrically obsessed designers

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By Aroha Silhouettes in New Fashion on Wednesday 17 July 2013

The Polyomino Game is a collaboration between Russia-based fashion designer Lisa Shahno and jewellery designer Tania Hennessy of Aroha Silhouettes in Canada. Over a span of six months each designer created seven unique pieces following a set of specific rules. In November 2012, the Polyomino Game came to an end with a photoshoot in Moscow, […]

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Vampire High Tea: photos by Jonathan Cameron

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By Amanda Teo in New Photography on Tuesday 16 July 2013

New Zealand photographer Jonathan Cameron’s series Vamp: High Tea Edition, plays on the idea of pop-culture’s obsession with the alluring Vampire figure. A series of photos featured as a cookbook are accompanied by recipes that include the unusual ingredient of blood, playing on the idea of the ‘vegetarian vampire’. For the series, Cameron developed the […]

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New tape works by Aakash Nihalani

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By Airin Dia in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013

Aakash Nihalani’s style is recognizable across the wide variety of mediums he uses: minimal geometric shapes on a flattened visual plane, often employing different techniques of contrast and forced perspective to give the impression of virtual depth or movement.

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