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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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Beautiful! This bluetooth speaker defies gravity to bring sweet, sweet music to your ears

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 6 November 2014

It’s been touted as a world-first — and we can’t really argue with that. For pip’s sake, it’s a levitating bluetooth speaker that looks like a relic from science fiction. The OM/ONE floats with the help of a magnetic base that propels its speaker orb in mid-air, so now you know it’s not voodoo. It’s so […]

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Famous Banksy artworks recreated with food

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 5 November 2014

While Banksy has been busy staging a new artwork and getting ‘arrested’ countless times, food artist Harley Langberg has been recreating Banksy’s past works using ingredients like eggplants, peppers, apples and even gum. Wonder which ones got eaten first…

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Yours Is A Very Bad Hotel: Hotel guests immortalize bad hotel experience with PowerPoint slides

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Haha, sarcasm never gets cold. On Nov 15, 2001, two business travellers from Seattle, Tom Farmer and Shane Atchison, turned up at the DoubleTree Club hotel in Houston with a guaranteed room booking that turned out not to be guaranteed after all.

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Now you can save space by hanging these beer bottles on the fridge ceiling!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Carolina-based Strong Like Bull Magnets, which, you know, supplies strong magnets, have hit on the ingenious idea of the Bottleloft, the world’s first magnetic bottle hanger with high-grade neodymium magnets that stick to your fridge ceiling so you can hang your six-pack beer from it!

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Starbucks may sell you Guinness latte soon

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Apparently, Starbucks has been very serious about testing out the Dark Barrel Latte, a latte topped with whipped cream and dark caramel sauce that tastes just like Guinness stout. Of course, there isn’t actually any beer in it — the taste twist really comes in the form of a flavored syrup that closely mimicks the […]

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A smart music player that plays music from detecting whoever is in the room

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

A music player that can predict what music you’d like to hear? Say hello to Prizm, a smart device that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from phones and wearables, plus a sound level sensor, to pick up the mood in the room — such as chilling out or working hard — and cloud-streams the appropriate music to play at any moment.

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Air Umbrella, the invisible brolly that blasts air up to repel rain

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Somewhere in Nanjing, China, somebody has finally figured that conventional umbrellas are too weak to protect us against rain. The solution? The air umbrella! Using a device to pipe out jets of air flow that repel rain drops, this air flow, in turn, forms an actual umbrella without a visible cover.

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Couple lightens up pro-life protests with random messages

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Haha! A self-declared pro-choice couple from Raleigh, North Carolina, have been creating a stir by turning up at — and hijacking — pro-life abortion clinic protests with off-tangent signs like ‘I Like Turtles’, ‘He’s Single’ and ‘World’s Best Nanny Ad’ alongside the protestors.

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Bookstore in London now offering sleepovers after accidentally locking in guy for the night

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By Low Lai Chow in News on Saturday 1 November 2014

Yes, this is actually happening: following a recent accident of an American tourist who was accidentally locked up in a London Waterstones bookstore as it closed for the night, the bookstore chain has now partnered Airbnb to extend the luxury of an instore sleepover at their flagship London Piccadilly store to ten bookworms and their partners. While […]

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This little girl’s Minnie Mouse LED stick figure suit puts all our Halloween costumes to shame

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 30 October 2014

When little Zoey went to Disneyland for a Halloween party, her daddy made her a glow-in-the-dark Minnie Mouse stick figure suit that must have blown all the competition out of the house. Of course, her daddy is Royce Hutain, whom we’ve previously featured here on the site for his LED stickman suits . For the sound-responsive […]

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In Japan, there’s a sweets marathon where you can gobble up sweets and run

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Sweat is sweet! You can now sign up to go on a sweets marathon in Japan (take your pick from Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, Chiba and Aichi), where you can run and indulge in sweets at the same time. Apparently, every 2-3km of the 10-km marathon route comes with feeding stations where you can tank up […]

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This cat-like mammal is riding buffalos and rhinos in the wild

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 29 October 2014

When conservation group Wildlife Act inspected some recent footage from their wildlife-monitoring camera traps in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, they found something quite surprising.

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Infographic charts famous hookups of literary writers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Thanks to this intriguing chart that links well-known literary writers to the other famous people they’ve slept with, whether they are politicians, socialites, Hollywood actors or of course, other writers, we now have proof that hooking up defies explanation. It’s also reassuring to see that writers can also be quite lucky (or unlucky?) in love.

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House has view trained on the horizon, reminds us to be optimistic

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Research and design firm PRAUD, started constructing the 120-sqm Leaning House in Chungpyong, South Korea in 2013, and finally finished the completion in August this year. The structure is designed to tilt up towards the sun, while the south-facing front windows are angled specifically to let in warm sun beams during the day. If this […]

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3D-printed cityscape and more: Vinyl records, reinvented by designers and artists

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 28 October 2014

What? An entire cityscape conjured from a vinyl record and 3D-printed acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene? Singapore-based media artist Brandon Tay did just that with his artwork for Singled Out, a joint exhibition with 49 other designers and artists who all took inspiration from songs that positively impacted their lives to create these pretty cool art pieces out of vinyl records.

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