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What Happens When In New York

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By Kira Heuer in New Food and Packaging on Sunday 6 February 2011

One chef, one composer and two designers got together, found an abandoned restaurant, and set up an installation of culinary delights that will be gracing the city of New York for the next nine months.

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Sip Chat Chow foodie blog

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By Kira Heuer in Cool Websites on Wednesday 2 February 2011

Attention all foodies: Sip, Chat, Chow, an alluring food blog, has highlighted a new way to eat your food. Or rather, wear your food. But the question remains, is Louis Vuitton Jerky the new black?

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Eleanor Davis

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By Kira Heuer in New Art on Friday 28 January 2011

Eleanor Davis’s work is just so cool, it is almost as if she is reinventing the birth of creation by mixing today’s commentary on female’s and their new Goddess ways with the age old story of Adam and Eve. 

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Pure Sunlight

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By Kira Heuer in New Eco on Wednesday 26 January 2011

Pure Sunlight, is a coffee table, or rather, an indoor heliostat where you collaborate with the natural surroundings to reflect light and lush imagery into your home. This invention by Danish designer, Dag Igland, brings us a new way to experience light and make friends with nature.

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Between The Folds: a documentary about the Art of Origami

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By Kira Heuer in New Film on Saturday 22 January 2011

A new addition was added to my iTunes library today, Between The Folds, a stunning documentary about the Art of Origami. Thinking back to my own amateur projects in school, when we made little yellow swans and blue stars, I am amazed at what is behind the art of great folding. The mathmatical patterns behind […]

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Star Wars shoes

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By Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Friday 21 January 2011

Adidas’ new Star Wars kicks are super-stars. The Storm Trooper helmets on shoe tongues are my favorite. I want Chubaka to wear them.

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Robot tries on clothes for you

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By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Thursday 20 January 2011

FITS.ME have invented robots to try on your clothes while shopping virtually. I went to check it out, and sure enough, the company is enhancing the level of on-line shopping. You input your measurements and your very own robot is created to try the clothes on for you. [Photo: Diver Aguila]

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Audi ad takes inspiration from Goodnight Moon book

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By Kira Heuer in Video on Wednesday 19 January 2011

Inspired by one of my favorite childhood books, Goodnight Moon, Audi does the adult version, claiming innovation over old world decadence. Never one for cars, I enthusiastically looked into learning how to drive in London after watching this video. It had me at Goodnight Expected.

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Black and WTF Tumblr

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By Kira Heuer in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 January 2011

Old black and white photos offer up a certain nostalgia for a simpler time. On the other hand, Black and WTF offers up the bizarre, absurd and incredibly funny version of the days of yonder. Next time I visit my Grandparents, I must ask them to dig up their old albums. This Tumblr makes me curious as to what was really going on back in the day.

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Feral Honey

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By Kira Heuer in New Products on Friday 29 October 2010

Wild little bees in Los Angeles are buzzing around their local turf gathering from what happens to be in bloom making each batch of Feral Honey to have its own unique flavor. Russell Bates and Amy Seidenwurm sided with Mother Nature and natural selection allowing the bees to do their own thing, resulting in resillient, […]

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Cameo Rings: create custom jewelry

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By Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Thursday 21 October 2010

Upon my discovery of Cameo, an intimate collection that uses individuals’ silhouette to create custom jewelry, I was inspired by the creative vision of designer Russell Greenberg and his quest to make ‘the most personal ring in the world’.

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Art On Air

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By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Wednesday 28 July 2010

Deprived of the days when the family would gather round the stereo after supper and tune into their favorite audio show, we can now re-connect to that time with on-line radio through Art on Air, based in New York City.

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Yuken Teruya’s shopping bag and toilet paper art

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By Kira Heuer in New Art on Tuesday 27 July 2010

Artist Yuken Teruya creates stunning tree sculptures out of shopping bags and toilet paper rolls. By using Tiffany, Paul Smith, and fast food shopping bags, he reminds us that we are in a state of consumer over-indulgence, using up natural resources and need to reconnect to nature. Transforming these bags into the magical world that he creates inspires one to run for the nearest forest and take a little walk, spending time with the real thing.

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Liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour

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By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Friday 23 July 2010

Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlor has hit the streets in London’s Camden town. Well equipped with lab coats and zany goggles, the staff whips, or rather carefully pours, the nitrogen to the custard mixture, creating a cosmic cream for you to enjoy. Ye, we have finally entered the age of The Jetsons! [Photos via Gourmet Traveller]

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Violet Darkling rings

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By Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Thursday 22 July 2010

Surrounded by the enchanting air of a secluded island, Louisa Richwhite’s childhood initiated her passions for all things nocturnal and mystical. In later years, her childhood would become the muse for the evolution of her alter-ego, Violet Darkling, the maker of magical little wonders to adorn your wardrobe with a certain cryptic-chic panache.

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