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PushPlay Underwear

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By James Crawley in New Fashion on Thursday 10 January 2013

The guys from PushPlay underwear have had a crotch full of boring undies. This Sydney-based brand has an ambitious mission: ‘To headbutt the underwear category in the ball and the double kick it in the face. Rendered helpless, we then steal its market share and run’. They make great products, and they’re not afraid to […]

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Artist incorporates the sound of screams into his brush strokes

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By James Crawley in Video on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Normal people read books, watch movies and catch up with friends so they can complain about their other friends. Normal people do normal things. Kim Beom, on the other hand, screams at yellow paint. Says Beom: ‘The technique to this painting is to incorporate the sound of screams into the brush strokes. A brush stroke […]

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Maps show the different suburbs of late 1800s Sydney

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By James Crawley in New Design on Tuesday 8 January 2013

I have a handful of friends who insist on hanging vintage art on their walls. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love old stuff. It just gets a bit weird when it’s not home grown. London, Paris, New York – all the cliches come out to play when it’s vintage art hour. The good news? Sydney has some history of its own. These beautiful maps show the different suburbs of Sydney from the late 1800s. Sourced from the City of Sydney Archives, these awesome reproductions are printed on archival grade, textured stock. Who thought maps could be this sexy?

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Firefly: an amazing skate video

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By James Crawley in Video on Friday 4 January 2013

No… not the Joss Whedon masterpiece but a pretty amazing skate video all the same, shot using a camera mounted on a motion stabilised helicopter drone. We used one of these for a shoot and they’re super fun. There’s an amazing shot at about 1:00 into the piece where you really get a sense for […]

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Wearable FaceHugger on Etsy

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By James Crawley in New Fashion on Wednesday 2 January 2013

You have to love the passion some people have on Etsy. To meticulously knit and construct a wearable facehugger shows that some people have too much time on their … face. Quite possibly the world’s best stocking filler/Halloween costume. For 2013, of course.

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Colour game that freaks your eyes

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By James Crawley in Cool Websites on Saturday 29 December 2012

Most kids like crayons, pens, wrapping paper, cartoons and those shiny things that go on the end of shoe laces. Who am I kidding? Kids like colourful stuff that makes their face happy. This beautifully designed colour tester is a game for kids trapped in bigger bodies. It starts easy. The later levels made my […]

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Memoto: a clip-on camera and GPS

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By James Crawley in Tech on Friday 28 December 2012

Sometimes having a camera is annoying. It can get in the way of enjoying the moment. Memoto is a camera that alleviates the awkwardness that sometimes comes from pulling out your phone to capture your finest duck-face. It’s a tiny camera and GPS that you clip on and wear. It has no controls so it […]

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