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Kenny Ong

Kenny lives in Singapore and was a multi-hyphenated brand consultant-strategic marketeer-PR practitioner before he realised he is even better at not doing much. He now spends his time not thinking about it and tries to do as little as possible. He is Piscean, if that helps.

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These shoes are not made FOR Barbie, they’re made OF Barbie

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 21 November 2014

Little girls may dream of owning their Barbie doll shoes when they grow up but their big sisters think nothing of wearing barbie heads in their shoes. At least in Harajuku, the teen retail fave spot of Tokyo. At age 55, the controversial bombshell hated by staunch feminists is hitting the streets of Harajuku inside […]

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The smallest museum in New York is situated in an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 November 2014

This very small museum is nestled within TriBeCa in New York. It’s actually built into an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator, out of sight to even most of Tribeca’s residents and to those in the know, accessible only via a dark alleyway. Simply called The Museum, it was officially opened in May 2012.

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There’s a panty liner war going on in Japan, and they’re targeting male customers

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Here’s a call-out to all men. Your bleak future is here. And for once, you may have wished you would be left high and dry. The male panty liner has arrived in Japan and it is a serious battlefield amongst its manufactures for its recipients – Japan’s aging male population.

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This flower turns amazingly transparent when touched by raindrops

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Tuesday 18 November 2014

The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it’s splattered with raindrops. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan. The flowers come out in late spring, with large, fuzzy green, umbrella-like foliage topped […]

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This university undergrad creates spot-on replicas of famous paintings with her collection of masking tapes

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Nasa Funahara, an undergrad from the Musashino Art University in Japan, owns a collection of 450 rolls of masking tape in every color and pattern available. I’m guessing that for want of storage space, she began using some of them to replicate famous paintings like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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It was bound to happen: this toy is designed to let babies take their own selfies

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 18 November 2014

In her desire to speak out against parents who upload a never ending stream of pictures of their cute little bundle on Facebook, and as part of an art experiment for her graduate thesis, young Dutch designer Laura Cornet created a baby toy that lets babies take their own selfies and post status updates immediately […]

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Are you ready to see, talk to and meet yourself in the year 2034?

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Are you curious about how you’ll turn out in the year 2034? Publicis Conseil has recently created for Orange, the global digital powerhouse of French origin, a not-to-be-missed digital experience that allows each one of us to meet and talk with one’s future self. Go to here and live the extraordinary interactive experience. Simply take […]

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You’ll never guess what this artist used to paint these iconic buildings: bicycle tires!

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 17 November 2014

An avid cyclist, Singapore-based designer Thomas Yang applies black pigment onto different bicycle tires to produce amazingly accurate renditions of architectural icons such as the Forbidden City, Eiffel Towel, London Bridge and the Empire State Building. If you magnify the tire ‘strokes’ up close, you’ll fully appreciate just how much thought goes into their assemblage […]

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Let kitty sleep in its own purrfect bed that is actually designed for dolls

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 15 November 2014

Has IKEA officially launched a pet furniture line we don’t know of? What’s with all these pics of kitty sleeping on an Ikea bed exploding online? Well, no. It’s only pet owners who have ingeniously converted the 2,299 yen (US$20) Duktig bed meant for children’s dolls into a territorial one for their fur babies instead.

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When the time comes, would you like to leave this world and come back as a tree?

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 14 November 2014

Since we leave enough carbon footprints as it is, maybe we can pay back Mother Nature after we’ve kicked the bucket by returning as a tree? Catalan artist and product designer Gerard Moline has come up with the eco body disposal solution for us with his production of Bios Urn, a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose.

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Autistic man spends 20 years converting his home into kitty heaven

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 13 November 2014

This one is for the cat lovers. Greg Krueger, from St. James, Minnesota, has spent over 20 years and US$10,000 renovating his home for the happiness of his fur babies. The entire house is one gigantic kitty heaven filled with elaborate tunnels, padded cubbyholes, and 100 yards of catwalk. ‘I just love trails and paths, […]

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This sculptor absolutely nailed it with his awesome exhibits made of nothing else but nails

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 12 November 2014

Ever since he kicked over a bucket of old rusty nails that had fused together into the shape of the bucket some 30 years ago, John Bisbee has been using nails as his sole inspiration and medium for his astonishing range of geometric sculptures and organic installations, as befitting his mantra of ‘Only nails, always different’.

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These fire hydrants were creatively painted to spread the message of fire safety

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 12 November 2014

The city of Wenzhou in China held a fire hydrant painting competition recently as part of its efforts to increase fire safety awareness. 200 contestants took part, aged four to 90 and everyone was determined to unleash their creativity on an unsuspecting public.

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This intricately carved ostrich egg shell provides a glimpse of what you can expect on a safari trip

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

The artist called Eggdoodler has been creating the most amazing of sculptures out of delicate egg shells and for his latest piece of work, he certainly didn’t disappoint. On a large ostrich egg, he has painstakingly carved out, in breathtaking details, a triple treat of an elephant, a giraffe and a rhinoceros.

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Your unwanted belts can be put to good use as interior decor coverings and accessories

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Buckle up and listen up cos this is certainly a great and novel way to make use of unwanted belts. The owner of this cool interior decor idea is Inghua Ting who fashions genuine leather belts into residential flooring as well as decor accents the likes of carpets, wall and door coverings.

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