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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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Record sleeves, rescued from the bargain bin but not from blasphemy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

I randomly chanced upon the rather curious Bargain Bin Blasphemy in Tumblr, and I’ve got to say, whoever is doodling over these music album sleeves and giving them all hilariously blasphemic makeovers (check out the Fleetwood Mac one!), is a proper genius indeed.

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Guess what this Manhattan skyline does

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

Made of rubber, this detailed model of the Manhattan skyline by designer Luca Lichee looks incredible. Even more remarkable? Its incredibly domestic in its purpose: you can use it as a dish rack or to organize your desk.

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Crab shows us all how to savor noodles

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 24 July 2014

You have never really enjoyed noodles properly in your life until you see how this crab does it. Yes, following in the footsteps of pets eating human food (check out the one of the hamster eating tiny burritos here, a Korean YouTube user uploaded a video of his spaced-out pet crab, looking all alien-life and […]

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Improbable fauna that do not exist

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

Joan Fontcuberta, as The Guardian informs us, is ‘a photojournalist who fakes miracles, a terrible photographer who’s won one of the profession’s top prizes, a “bullshitter” who loves the truth’.

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A 21-part bike you can dismantle and pack into a backpack

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 23 July 2014

We are not sure if we’ll ever risk having a bike crumble under us on the streets, but hey, this Kit Bike by Lucid Design looks pretty good. The bike, which can be dismantled into 21 separate parts and packed into a leather backpack for transporting on the go when not in use, makes use […]

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Student scores test with unnecessary but epic math equations

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 23 July 2014

This is quite epic: a student in Singapore decided to put in extra mathematical effort into writing the question numbers on his test paper using math equations… and was rewarded in the form of getting his marks from his teacher, also in the form of math equations.We’re horrendously bad at math — can any kind […]

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Book with pop-up cut-outs comes with extra shadowplay

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Why is it that we had all the books we ever needed as kids.. except this one? Japanese designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima, the creators of Motion Silhouette, made this crazily cool interactive book that comes to life when you beam a lit torch upon its paper pop-out cutouts to make the book come […]

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Internet ‘calls out’ Steven Spielberg for killing triceratops

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

After shaming a trophy-killing teen cheerleader for openly hunting exotic animals, the Internet has now turned its attention to director Steven Spielberg for proudly posing next to a dead triceratops 20 years ago on the set of his movie, Jurassic Park.

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Foxes are some of the most charismatic creatures alive

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond, who quit her career as an art therapist to become a professional web designer, started to take photography more seriously in 2009 when she won a photo contest. Foxes are one of her favorite subjects to shoot, and as she tells Bored Panda, ‘In the area I’m visiting, hunting isn’t allowed and dogs, cyclists and cars are prohibited… here is no threat for them at all and some foxes lose their elusiveness.’

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Pikachu burger, I choose you!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

We’ll be darned. In Japan, there is now an official Pikachu Cafe that dishes out Pokemon-themed cuisine, from the head of Pikachu, served on a chopping board as a burger, to the Pokeball made from a framboise dessert with yogurt mousse. Looking at these pictures, we would absolutely choose everything on the menu.

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The changing face of oil in the world, transformed by people

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky, whom we’ve raved about before, is on a mission to document how we all are transforming our natural world on an industrial scale, from stone to minerals, oil, transportation and silicon.

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Superheroes made even more superb with Hello Kitty makeovers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Even superheroes, it appears, are no match for the banal appeal of Hello Kitty. So this is what happens when superheroes become Hello Kitty heroes: they go into a pink frenzy and get ribbons everywhere. Like the cat with no mouth, we are lost for words.

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Anatomical undies show what’s going on inside that crotch

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 22 July 2014

So, if you’ve ever been confused about what exactly constitutes the female reproductive system and where the fallopian tubes and ovaries are found here, these undies that come printed with a science diagram-like illustration will show you. Sadly though, the man’s version of these undies doesn’t seem to exist. Yet.

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This electronic frame will bring Internet art into your home

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 22 July 2014

An electronic screen you can hang off the walls at home with, that pipes in art from the Internet? Yes. Energy-efficient device E01 is the creation of New York based Electric Objects that promises ‘to fade into the background, like a photograph or painting’ and be ‘a part of your home, affording you the chance […]

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Futuristic non-bikini swimwear that is anything but blah

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Larger-than-life, futuristic and funky: that’s how we think of the swimwear creations of designer Nikki Lee Penny, the founder of edgy Australian brand N.L.P. since 2012 with an appetite for neoprene and rubber fabrications. The designs are decidedly punchy, while the cuts are avant-garde in a structural kind of way.

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