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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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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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The Photoshop erase tool is now wiping out the ugly bits of London

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 28 March 2014

Haha! Ad creatives Guus Ter Beek and Tayfun Serier sure have a sense of humor. Through their Street Eraser project, the duo are now putting up giant cutouts of the iconic Photoshop erase tool effect in the streets of London to wipe out the ugly bits, such as billboard ads and road signs. It’s ingenious.

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Swedish guy offers free stay on private island for creatives

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 28 March 2014

This is for real: Singapore-based Swedish author Fredrik Härén, is now inviting creatives to stay at his private island near Stockholm for free. The idea came to him when he bought his first island in the Philippines as a creative escape, and wanted to share the experience when he bought a second island in Sweden. […]

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These hip molecular ice pops prove the future doesn’t suck

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 28 March 2014

David Marx of Berlin-based food lab The Science Kitchen has created these geometric gem-like KYL21 popsicles that look so hip, it hurts. The vegan-friendly ice pops are entirely organic and come without any additives in them. We’d die to get a taste of the future from one of these.

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Why live in buildings when you can live in between them?

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 26 March 2014

We love how Danish designers Mateusz Mastalski and Ole Robin Storjohann have ingeniously proposed using the negative space in between buildings as actual living spaces with these cool urban infill design concepts that look really livable and edgy at the same time. Who knew there was so much potential to house more people in already-packed […]

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Lost for 45 years, full 1970 Miles Davis recording now assaults our ears

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Monday 24 March 2014

Sure, Miles Davis may have an extensive discography of really good stuff, but it doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about 135 minutes of previously unreleased tracks from his full set at Fillmore 45 long years ago. One of these tracks, Footprints, is now being floated by Legacy Recordings online prior to the boxset hitting […]

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The Food Porn Index will suck you into a vortex of fantastical food

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 21 March 2014

Wow, what is this? A juice produce company has come up with the Food Porn Index that tracks the number of hashtag mentions of food on Twitter and Instagram. Click on any one of the 24 food hashtags on the Food Porn Index (a mishmsh of healthy ones like avocado and unhealthy ones like donuts), […]

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Gigantic wall-sized mural illustrated with a mere Sharpie

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 21 March 2014

Sean Sullivan may have done his overwhelmingly detailed Grand Pale Maw mural with a Sharpie years ago, but that doesn’t stop us from marveling at it still. Thanks to Joey Morris, who took some photos of the work in its various stages of completion, we are able to ogle at this quite happily.

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