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Analog interactive installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski

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By Jake Millar in New Art on Thursday 18 August 2011

What do you get when you take a giant helium-filled sphere, some sticks of charcoal, and a small white room? Well, as this installation by German artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski shows, you end up with a seriously cool piece of art. Visitors are encouraged to push the sphere around the room, as the sticks of charcoal […]

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Furniture Made From Used Coffee Grounds

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By Jake Millar in New Eco on Monday 8 August 2011

UK company Re-Worked turns rubbish into recycled products in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. Their latest effort is Çurface, a range of furniture (including coffee tables, appropriately enough) made from a mixture of used coffee grounds and polystyrene. The pieces can be ordered through their website and apparently they may smell like coffee grounds for the first few weeks. Sounds like a caffeine addict’s dream.

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Get your very own pair of Terry Richardson glasses

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By Jake Millar in New Products on Friday 5 August 2011

Love him or hate him, photographer Terry Richardson has an impressive record. He’s snapped just about everyone, including Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and Kate Moss. His most recent move is a collaboration with eyewear brand Moscot to create the ‘Terry’, a reproduction of his trademark specs. They’re available now in black or grey through the […]

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Mona Lisa created from 6,239 connected dots

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By Jake Millar in New Art on Thursday 4 August 2011

Melbourne-based artist Thomas Pavitte uses basic techniques to create complex artworks. For his take on Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, he carefully arranged and numbered 6,239 dots and then spent the next nine hours connecting them. The result is not only the (unofficial) world record for the most complex dot-to-dot drawing, but also happens to be a seriously cool piece of art.

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David Lynch: How Things Have Been Going

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By Jake Millar in Video on Wednesday 3 August 2011

Independent cinema’s king of quirky gives his own satirical take on how things have been going in the US recently. As you might expect, it’s just a little bit odd.

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