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Low Lai Chow

Low Lai Chow is a spacebar invader and freelance writer from Singapore. She travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past.

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Apartment transforms and opens up like a playground for grown-ups

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Thursday 24 April 2014

Wow, what is this? This crazy apartment design by Vlad Mishin comes with metal-framed plywood sculptural moulds that sharply pivot, fold and rotate to reveal the TV panel, the kitchen, and openings to different parts of the 60-sqm space. It looks like a total delight to live in.

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13-year-old Mongolian girl hunts with an eagle, has the coolest childhood ever

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 24 April 2014

Travel writer and photographer Asher Svidensky recently spent some time in western Mongolia’s Altai mountains to document a young 13-year-old Kazakh girl who hunts during wintertime with the help of a golden eagle. With eagle-hunting being a traditionally male activity that goes as far back as 2,000 years in Mongolian history, it’s especially inspiring to […]

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How to deal with information overload: a quick fix by photographer Sannah Kvist

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Looking at Swedish photographer (and train driver, apparently) Sannah Kvist’s Information Overload project — which includes funny scenes with details like a TV set with its screen facing the wall and a shelf of books with their spines similarly turned in — we feel an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. Might be time to give our […]

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Incredible art painted on eyelids

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art, New Fashion on Wednesday 23 April 2014

We are not sure where makeup artist Tal Peleg gets her painter’s high, but she sure does some outrageously intricate and fun eyelid art. The one with the crying rainbows gets us every time we look at it.

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Pretty shots of confetti drifting in idyllic nature are really kind of eerie

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Now on display as part of Ang Song Nian’s photographs in his And Now, Like Sleeping Flowers series feature natural landscapes with a delicate allure that invites closer inspection, at which point the white confetti — not snow — that pepper each of these landscapes become hard to miss.

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Could this be the most well-dressed bulldog we’ve seen?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Move over, Menswear Dog. There’s an new well-dressed canine in town, and she’s a French bulldog named Trotter who has had some stylistic help of her owner, photographer Sonny Yu, and is versatile enough to pull off any look from bangin’ gold hip hop to Parisian chic to pipe-smoking gentleman.

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The Chinese are dressing up as pandas to get them to act like pandas

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Recently, photographer Ami Vitale went to Sichuan, China with a crew from PBS and National Geographic Television to document pandas slated for release into the wild. Since 2005, the Wolong National Nature Reserve there has been trying to raise captive pandas by minimising the risk of the giant bears forming un-panda habits from interacting with […]

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Fact: Fish with human teeth actually exist

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2014

The Pacu, a curious sort of South American freshwater fish, recently made headlines last year as a ‘testicle eating fish’ when it surfaced in Papua New Guinea and gnawed the balls off a couple of fishermen. The most remarkable thing about it has to be its incredibly human teeth. Yes, fish with human teeth. Sometimes […]

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Forget the coffee machine, this device lets you microwave your next espresso

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products, Tech on Friday 18 April 2014

Coffee perks us up, so why go to all that trouble to toil away at a coffee machine on lazy mornings when you can take just 30 seconds to microwave a shot of espresso? Seems like a no-brainer.

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Know your whiskey: an educational chart

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Pop Chart Lab has returned with a comprehensive chart universe that neatly breaks down varieties of whiskey, so whiskey lovers and casual consumers alike can sort out just what kind of whiskey they like — and find more to down.

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Italian police has launched an app for you to help them find stolen art

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Now, for something we never saw coming: after recovering stolen artworks by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, the Italian police have announced their new app that anyone can download and capture pictures of artworks they suspect are really stolen. These pictures will be scanned by Italy’s heritage police against their stolen art database — the […]

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IKEA meets monorail in Japan, transforms it into comfy pad

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Carpets, cushions, sofas, funky lamps, coffee tables and all: when IKEA opened a new store in Tokyo near Tachikawa station, it decided to launch the store by giving the monorail a makeover with its home decor and furnishing products. There is but just one question on our minds: where’s the bed for a full-length subway […]

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Wordy alphabet sandwich stacks 26 food toppings from A to Z

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Nick Chipman of Dude Foods actually created a sandwich with 26 toppings, each spelling out a different letter of the alphabet. Here is the full breakdown of the ingredients: Avocado, Bacon, Cheese Doritos, Egg, Fish sticks, Garlic bread, Ham, Italian sausage patty, Jalapeño peppers, Krispy Kreme doughnut, Lettuce, Macaroni and cheese Noodles, […]

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Abstract art paintings masterfully painted with food

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 14 April 2014

Beth Galton has dissected all types of food to show us their cross-sections in pretty impressive detail. Now, with the help of food stylist Charlotte Omnès, she has applied Rothko-like strokes to delightful effect on everything from P&J canapes to ketchup-spattered cold cuts in her Series of Textures project. These would go so well with […]

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Shades salvaged from skateboards

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 14 April 2014

Wow, skateboarding-loving duo Jon Winfrey and Ryan Vecchiarelli, the guys behind Colorado-based operation Eqo Optics, actually salvage old and battered skateboards to give them a second stab at life in the form of polished colorful sunnies with glare-free polarized lenses. Too cool for words.

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