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The Impossible Project

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By Lin Tan in New Photography on Monday 21 June 2010

For all you Polaroid fans out there, it is time to dig up your beloved instant film cameras from storage that was once so close to being extinct. After acquiring Polaroid’s factory and equipment in The Netherlands, The Impossible Project’s promise to bring the instant back to photography is finally here. Stocking up (and selling […]

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Queen and Country by Steve Mcqueen

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By Lin Tan in New Design on Monday 21 June 2010

At first sight, British artist Steve McQueen’s Queen & Country looks, quite simply, like a brown box, plonked in the middle of an exhibition space. But upon closer inspection, you realise that unlike most art pieces, this one is meant to be touched.

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Jonsi’s Sinking Friendships: live video from Go

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By Lin Tan in Video on Monday 17 May 2010

Sinking Friendships is the latest single from Jónsi’s debut solo album, Go. The lead singer of Sigur Rós brings his renowned penchant for creating anthemic tracks, layered with bells and xylophones and a made-up language many have coined Neverlandic.

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Valentine typewriter

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By Lin Tan in New Products on Monday 17 May 2010

CreativeDNAaustria pays homage to designer Ettore Sottsass’ pioneering typewriter, Valentine. This computer-meets-typewriter laptop of the same name lifts the cultural heritage of Sottsass’ design into our digital era, fusing function and aesthetics into this sensational gadget.

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Kissez website

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By Lin Tan in New Trends on Monday 29 March 2010

Awww, a website that hosts pictures of couples kissing. Or nights of debauchery where you don’t remember having kissed anyone, but you did. Singles may say, ‘bah-humbug!’, to you kissing people and others, frolicking in couple-dom bliss, may say, ‘we should try that position’. Whatever team you may be in, Kissez is a lovely site to visit for a daily dose of photographic PDA.

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House Attach by Erwin Wurm

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By Lin Tan in New Art on Monday 29 March 2010

There’s something wrong with this picture, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Oh yes, there’s the word Kunst written on the building. Entitled House Attack, this artwork by Erwin Wurm features a cute little suburban cottage wedged on the rooftop of the MUMOK (the Museum of Modern Art or in German, Museum […]

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Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi

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By Lin Tan in Architecture on Tuesday 16 March 2010

Ten years in the making, Iraqi-born architectural phenomenon, Zaha Hadid’s Museum of Art for the XXI Century, or MAXXI, is finally completed. Located in Rome, the museum’s contemporary design is a pleasant and eye-catching addition to the city’s mostly historic feel. Housing contemporary art and architecture, the 26,000 square metre building includes moveable hanging partitions […]

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555 Cubik video projection

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By Lin Tan in Architecture on Monday 15 March 2010

Video projection on architecture is an obsession of mine. Building facades are rarely considered flexible canvasses, but with the art direction of Daniel Rossa, UrbanScreen were able to come up with this captivating project in Hamburg called, 555 Cubik. The concept of which was entitled, How It Would Be, If A House Was Dreaming. It’ll […]

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Nowness

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By Lin Tan in Cool Websites on Friday 12 March 2010

One inspiring article a day featuring the best, well-hidden creatives out there. The site welcomes interaction where readers can ‘love’ or ‘don’t love’ each post, and is curated by a bunch of international contributors. A great place for a daily dose of a new video, photograph and other mediums.

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Paul Smith Fisheye Camera

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By Lin Tan in New Products on Monday 8 March 2010

So indulgent, but I want one. Paul Smith’s collaboration with Lomography Cameras produced this limited edition stunning gem, with the signature Paul Smith multi-coloured stripes, long exposure bulbs, and built-in flash. Naturally, this 35mm fisheye camera is sold out. But, hey, there’s always ebay.

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Nooka watches

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By Lin Tan in New Trends on Saturday 6 March 2010

Who says telling the time should be an easy task? Pleasing to the eye, not so much on the brain, Nooka watches are arguably more concerned about aesthetics than it is about function. Created by artist and designer, Matthew Waldman, its bar graph-like function lets wearers see, rather intuitively and visually, that time has passed […]

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Neri Oxman

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By Lin Tan in New Design on Saturday 6 March 2010

Currently a fellow at MIT, Neri Oxman is an architect, designer, ecologist, computer scientist, and the winner of the first ever Earth Awards. She is innovating the way we design and build things by creating energy efficient materials that mimic biological tissues, and believes strongly that function should precede form. Her innovation will see buildings […]

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Help Remedies

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By Lin Tan in New Eco on Wednesday 3 March 2010

Made out of biodegradable materials, Help Remedies aims to provide uncomplicated medical solutions to simple health issues. ‘Help I cut myself’ has band-aids stored inside, and ‘Help I have an aching body’ contains ibuprofen pills. Its friendly and straightforward design makes countering common ailments more bearable.

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