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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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This guy makes the most hilariously bad cosplay outfits on a budget

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Monday 7 April 2014

Perhaps we’ve been pampered with admiring the mad skills of too many good cosplayers out there. At the other end of the spectrum of cosplay greatness is a particular Thai cosplayer, Anucha Saengchart, whose brand of Lowcost Cosplay is defyingly, howlingly bad. We think we have seen everything now.

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Classical art paintings, updated with social media notifications

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

In her ‘emoji nation’ series, Kiev-based artist Nastya Nudnik takes the event notifications from Facebook, Twitter and the lot that we are so familiar with on social media, and updates classical art paintings with these. That one tweak instantly transforms the timeless to something quite mundane.

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Edible cinema: Canapes and cocktails that match cinematic moments

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 7 April 2014

Edible Cinema, a collaboration between Soho House and event company teatime Productions, is a series of movie screenings where attendees can tuck in to a tray of small numbered containers on their seat, which holds canapes and cocktails that correspond to certain moments in the film. A screen-side light box signals when and what to […]

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Fancy a Bookish Banquet? Feast on literary meals inspired by books

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 5 April 2014

If you are one of these cultured individuals who know there are few pleasures in life that rival a good book or a good meal, you can rejoice in the most refined manner you can now. Taking reading and eating to a new level is Amsterdam-based Bookish Banquet. At its events, a book is picked […]

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Need a sugar fix? Get it fast at this cupcake ATM

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 5 April 2014

New York City has earned our undivided attention, now that it is home to a Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM that can dispense up to 20 different varieties of cupcakes at a time, including red velvet, Cuban coffee, banana dark chocolate and cinnamon sugar. Of course, like all ATMs everywhere, this cupcake ATM operates around the clock […]

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Photos of celebrities using their cats as a furry scarf

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 5 April 2014

Did you know that you can use cats for other things besides having them sit around the house, murder house lizards or scratch the furniture? Here’s an alternative use for cats that are often overlooked by cat owners: as a scarf. Marlon Brando has done it, John Lennon has done it on his walks outdoors, […]

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Finally, a dummy’s guide to understanding rap for us all rap amatuers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Saturday 5 April 2014

Understand Rap, a drive of sorts set up by Seattle-based writer WIlliam Buckholz to help us all rap amateurs navigate the bewildering world rap lyrics, is great. Some of these explanations are deliberately unhelpful, which makes our education in rap lyrics all the more fun. Buckholz has even published a book for it too.

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Brutally honest job titles that are more accurate than the official ones

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 4 April 2014

This list is marvelous. If you have ever wondered what a Head of IT does (Director of Turning Things Off and Back On), or what a Receptionist does (Executive In Charge Of Signing For That), well, now you know. Of course, nothing beats being a Social Media Strategist — he’s rightfully the Person With the […]

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Pet-fi lets your pet help you get connected online

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 4 April 2014

Let’s face it, some of our pets are absolutely useless. When was the last time they actually earned their keep around the house? Pet-Fi (which sounds suspiciously like a joke and might just be one) is apparently the ‘world’s first pet-powered mobile broadband solution’ that puts your pet’s, er, roaming capabilities to good use. All […]

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Trippy album covers you don’t need acid to appreciate

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 4 April 2014

NME has compiled a gallery of surreal album covers with cover art so wild and way-out, you wouldn’t need any extra help from drugs to appreciate them.

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Want some ‘me’ time? Try this Isolator helmet, it will make you an instant anti-social hit

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 4 April 2014

Wow! This is a blast of science fiction from the past. In 1925, Science and Invention Magazine editor Hugo Gernsbeck invented the Isolator helmet to encourage focus in its wearer. This is how it works: the super-insulating helmet zips all sound in to shut off all external noise, is piped with oxygen to get these […]

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This unbelievably cute baby dolphin is guaranteed to get you through a bad day

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 4 April 2014

Know what’s cuter than dolphins? Baby dolphins. After seeing this picture of a baby dolphin floating around on Twitter, we found out the back story to it: apparently, the little ten-day-old calf was found beached near Montevido City, Uruguay, a couple of years ago with its umbilical cord still attached.

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Cats making themselves at home in inconceivable places

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 4 April 2014

Some things in the world simply defy explanation. We just have to accept that cats will always be cats and do cat things in their cat ways. Such as setting up cat camp in every space they take a fancy to and forcing said space to submit to the Rule of Cat instantly.

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Wrecked remains of L.A. apartment trashed by Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Tuesday 1 April 2014

The Seattle police recently released some photos of Kurt Cobain’s and Courtney Love’s apartment in Los Angeles. Apparently these were taken shortly after they moved out of it in 1992. There are wall scribblings, junked magazines, candy, discarded namecards, coins, pill bottles everywhere, and even a VHS tape of Nirvana’s Come As You Are music […]

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Now you can dine with the dead at this Indian restaurant built around a real cemetery

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 29 March 2014

Would you dine amidst graves and coffins? In India, a restaurant built around a Muslim cemetery has been seeing brisk business. According to the owner of the New Lucky Restaurant, who wanted to keep the graves intact instead of ripping them out when he built the eatery, the customers appreciate the unique experience and don’t […]

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