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The Llama Font: Who can stay angry with a llama?

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By Greta Hoffman in New Design on Wednesday 21 November 2012

Got something you need to get off your chest? An awkward message to the flatmates perhaps, or a long awaited apology. Well if its worth saying, it’s worth saying in Lama font. Created by art director Avery Oldfield, and creative technologist Jack Inscoe, this font is the perfect way to take the edge of some […]

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Make A Wish for Team GB Gold

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By Greta Hoffman in New Design on Wednesday 5 September 2012

Because lets face it, silver and bronze just won’t match the carpet, now’s your chance to get gold! The fruits of a non-profit collaboration between Luke Bartley and Bob Eight Pop, the gold medal inspired design has been released in just 29 screen prints (one for every gold one by Team GB) and all proceeds […]

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Retrograd: a vintage design store in Copenhagen

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By Greta Hoffman in Cool Travel on Friday 27 April 2012

In a town where even your local bank branch hangs designer lights, and the high street has everything a product nerd could hope for, it’s hard to imagine you might still find some hidden gems. Fortunately, in Copenhagen, this is not the case.

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Awesome moving gifs by Davidope

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By Greta Hoffman in New Design on Wednesday 22 February 2012

Budapest-based creative genius Davidope has created this collection of hypnotic gifs to get us walking like chickens. I’m sure of it. If not that, then maybe we’re all going to quit smoking and fall asleep at the click of his fingers. Whatever the reason, these gifs will certainly send you into a trance. By giving life and movement to these modular graphics, he somehow gives them a sense of purpose and personality.

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Tea Pot Cafe in Fort Kochi, India

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By Greta Hoffman in Cool Travel on Thursday 9 February 2012

For anyone traveling to India, the state of Kerala is a must. And for anyone traveling to Kerala, The Tea Pot Cafe in Fort Kochi is an absolute must. Relaxed and elegantly worn goes with the territory in these parts, but this particular cafe has all the local tastes and flavours, with the quirkiness and […]

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Earth: Time Lapse View from Space

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By Greta Hoffman in Video on Tuesday 15 November 2011

We’re in danger of being a little obsessed with this sort of thing at the moment, but this Earth time-lapse video is just too beautiful not to be shared. Be warned, the shots of the Aurora together with the ambient music track are fairly trance-inducing. We take no responsibility for loss of work hours.

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More Beautiful Women project by Nick Knight

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By Greta Hoffman in Video on Wednesday 14 September 2011

Watch some of fashion’s most beautiful women squirm. On the back of a Vogue shoot in 2002, fashion photographer Nick Knight asked his models to stand in front of the camera undirected for two minutes. The results are awkward, very awkward in fact, but highly addictive and show a different side to these famed beauties […]

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Cannt: for advertising creatives that, err, can’t

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By Greta Hoffman in New Events on Thursday 23 June 2011

The world of advertising creatives can be split into two groups: those who Cannes, and those who Cannt. The Cannt festival is in the midst of it’s inaugural year in sunny East London.

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Buticlub: in appreciation of the sausage

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By Greta Hoffman in New Trends on Monday 9 May 2011

Who doesn’t love a good sausage? Certainly not the members of the recently revived Buticlub, a society brought together by their love and appreciate of the butifarra sausage.

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Cosmic Communist Constructions photographed

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By Greta Hoffman in New Photography on Monday 2 May 2011

The name pretty much says it all. Frédéric Chaubin’s recently published collection of photographs from the late Soviet-era is truly cosmic. The photographs pop with a surreal grandeur, made more fascinating by the stark contrast of these extraordinary buildings and their very ordinary purposes.

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The Balding Billboard

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By Greta Hoffman in New Trends on Wednesday 20 April 2011

From the man who once sold his body in a boxing match as the Brawling Billboard, now comes something even better… his head. Matt Stafford, aka the Balding Billboard turns his somewhat unusual bald patch into prime advertising space.

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Normal in Shoreditch

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By Greta Hoffman in Cool Websites on Tuesday 1 March 2011

Whether it’s Surry Hills, Williamsburg or Shoreditch, one of the downsides of living in the world of the hip is the eternal difficulty in finding the necessary. Normal in Shoreditch provides an invaluable service to those in need of general, good value necessities. Be it toilet paper, a toothbrush, or an old man pint (not […]

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Emma Ware’s Re:Cycle collection

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By Greta Hoffman in New Fashion on Monday 28 February 2011

Sustainable. Ethical. Unique. London-based jewelery designer Emma Ware is ticking all the boxes with her latest Re:Cycle collection.

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Nerd Valentine

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By Greta Hoffman in Cool Websites on Saturday 12 February 2011

Nerd Valentine has a lovely collection of gift ideas for the nerd in your life. Strangely, the Revenge of the Nerds box set hasn’t made the cut. Now, if that’s not the making of a romantic night in, I don’t know what is.

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PechaKucha: 20 images x 20 seconds

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By Greta Hoffman in New Trends on Thursday 3 February 2011

Drawing it’s name from the Japanese sound of the term for ‘chit-chat’, PechaKucha is a new format of presentation taking the design world by storm. Or perhaps, not so new. Founded in 2003 at Super Deluxe, a basement bar in Tokyo, it is now celebrated in 382 cities worldwide and growing.

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