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Low Lai Chow

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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Designer chances on trashed packaging she designed, shoots pictures of them

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

Somehow we chanced upon this feature of Debbie Millman from an old issue of Print, where she talked about finding trash made up of packaging she helped to design in the past. It apparently happens quite often with her huge portfolio of work. Naturally, she snaps a photo of the trashed packaging to freeze that […]

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Cthulhu finally gets his own currency

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 1 August 2014

This must be one of the weirdest things we’ve seen on the Internet all day: a community of Cthulhu devotees apparently are waiting for the release of the Cthulhu currency that will reward one worshipper when the ‘Great Old One’ awakens. Huh?

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Confuse yourself and swap genders of everyone you read about online

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 1 August 2014

Do you welcome a bit of confusion in your life sometimes? Well, here’s a Chrome extension that will genderswap everything you read on the browser (except for Gmail, for some reason).

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Gorgeous fashion statements, upcycled from army uniforms and parachutes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 31 July 2014

Berlin-based Karen Jessen has been handcrafting, in the past few years, some interesting fashion collections out of upcycling and repurposing textile surplus. Her most recent collection, Make Love Not Fashion, has her cutting up military uniforms, parachutes and leather bits to form really a bewitching range that is just as intricate as it is intriguing. […]

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People having toothaches while posing for photos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 31 July 2014

It may be that smiling too broadly for the camera hurts your gums. Or that the Japanese are simply showing the world a new way of making their face look slimmer. Hey, if the camera is going to add ten pounds to you, why not hide these ten pounds with your palm magically obscuring part […]

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Warning: People who look like donuts will make you swear off donuts for a while

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 31 July 2014

Which one came first? Donuts or people? We don’t know. And frankly, it doesn’t mater anymore now that we’ve seen this series of portraits of people who look like donuts. These were done by photographer Brandon Voges, Strange Donuts and The Marlin Network as a teaser for an event. That food styling — or folk […]

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The entire text of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, gloriously reprinted on 2,500 bodies as tattoos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 31 July 2014

Litographs, which creates lit-inspired products like t-shirts and bags, has taken wearable art to the next stage with temporary literary tattoos for bibliophiles. To launch its first collection of literary tattoos from fifteen literature classics, it has turned to Kickstarter for help. What’s even better is Litographs’ plan to form the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain with 2,500 people.

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Waterproof, dirt-proof, tear-proof: this Bible just won’t die

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 30 July 2014

If space age nanotechnology is here, why not print the Bible with it? The Forever Bible, which promises to put decaying paper bibles to an end, is purportedly indestructible. Printed on ‘advanced paper that doesn’t use any trees, is 24X stronger than regular paper, and is completely waterproof, dirt-proof, tear-proof, and otherwise life-proof’, the Word […]

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Monopoly: The Godfather edition makes us an offer we can’t refuse

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Uh huh, Monopoly has ganged up with another fond childhood favorite of ours, The Godfather, to get us playing the board game again. In this special game edition of Monopoly of the Francis Ford Coppola film trilogy classic, you can now buy, sell and trade memorable locales from The Godfather trilogy like a mob boss […]

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More gore? Action-packed stationery piles on

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Hamburg-based executive creative director Jacques Pense has an imaginative body of commissioned work. For Australian television channel 13th Street, in line with the type of programmes it runs, he came up with these horrific paper stationary items The results are great, with blood and gore splashing about through punched holes and gushing out from torn […]

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Be afraid, be very afraid: This man knows where your cat lives

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Associate art professor Owen Mundy has created a data map, I Know Where Your Cat Lives, which, true to its name, maps out cat photos from photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram, thanks to some software he wrote to access API data with. It’s a thought-provoking project, though cat owners seem not quite as alarmed […]

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Wine and dine at the bottom of a waterfall? Sure!

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Lunch is served… at the waterfalls? What? Well, not quite on the edge of one, but right at the bottom of it. The colonial-style Villa Escudero coconut plantation and resort in Laguna, Philippines, harbors a waterfalls restaurant where you can dine at a bamboo dining table just inches away from the falls, with crystalline spring […]

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Arresting street snapshots of San Franciscans

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 30 July 2014

On his website, Troy Holden describes himself as ‘Snapshot photographer from San Francisco, California’: brief, to the point, and exacting in what he does well. He documents mostly the people of the city in candid, yet elegant shots, in stark black and white. According to a post about his work on Konbini, he’ll literally walk […]

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Fur-turistic, avant garde pet furniture for cats and dogs

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 30 July 2014

All right, we’ve just had about enough of dowdy, ugly, plasticky pet furniture that feels cheap and falls apart as quickly as when they are bought. For pets with a discerning taste for the avant garde and eclectic, we’ve rounded up our top avant garde furniture choices for your pets to herald in the future […]

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Yes, this app discreetly zaps out all traces of your ex digitally without the drama

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Breaking up in the digital age really sucks, so some kind soul in the world actually came up with an app to zap these digital remnants of your past love to smithereens. Well, sort of. Killswitch combs through your Facebook profile and removes traces your ex, whether it’s pictures, videos, wall posts or tagged status […]

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