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Milo Sumner

Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.

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Gravity can’t be trusted! There’s a floating building in London

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

If you found yourself in London’s Covent Garden recently, you may have noticed a rather strange sight: there was a building levitating away from its foundations. It was the work of Alex Chinneck, a British artist and designer who specialises in large-scale installations.

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Poignant installation shows people performing mundane tasks underwater

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

As Climate Change looms and sea levels rise more and more people are affected by flooding. What might it be like if the whole word was under water? This performance installation in Toronto explores just that concept. Holoscenes is a work of art by Lars Jan, founder of Early Morning Opera. The installation involves a large glass tank within which sits a performer.

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This amazing online platform shows your life in a larger context

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 17 November 2014

How has the world changed since you were born? How have you changed for that matter, and how have you changed the world? All these questions are answered by BBC Earth’s fantastic new interactive feature. Your Life on Earth presents a enlightening array of facts related to your stay on this planet.

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This concept device converts used plastic bottles into clothing before your eyes

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 17 November 2014

Do you ever find yourself wondering what exactly happens to all the plastic bottles you chuck in the recycling, does anything actually come of it or does it all just end up in the same place anyway? Hungarian designer Kovács Apor helps us to imagine a future where you can cut out all the middle men and contain the whole recycling process within your house. Apor’s concept design for PETE is a wall-mounted feature into which you feed your empty plastic bottles.

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Local UK police are stumped after farm animals consume £4000 worth of cannabis

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By Milo Sumner in News on Saturday 15 November 2014

The manager of Fanny’s Farm in South England was in for real surprise when he went to check the flock of sheep after being told that they were acting very strangely. The ironically named Nellie Budd discovered his woolly charges stumbling around the field and making bizarre noises. She at first mistook the remnants of several large plastic bags to be regular trash that somebody had carelessly discarded on the property for the sheep to consume.

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This marker pen uses UV-sensitive ink that changes colour when exposed to sunlight

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By Milo Sumner in New Products on Monday 10 November 2014

Sunscreen is fantastic stuff, it protects your skin from UV rays, prevents wrinkling over time and keeps the fair-skinned among us from resembling freshly cooked lobster. All these things are great, providing you actually remember to put the damn stuff on in the first place. There exists a kind of unspoken myth that one coat of sunscreen is enough to keep you safe all day.

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All aboard! This eco-cafe is a repurposed train carriage

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 3 November 2014

On Valentines Day 2008 a South East Trains car made its way from Essex to Deptford in London. Once it arrived, that’s where the 35-tonne carriage remained up to the present day. Serving fairtrade coffee, homemade cakes decorated with a unique vintage feel, the Deptford Café has become a gem of eco-design in East London.

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This Dutch couple just up and left their jobs to go have an epic adventure

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Monday 3 November 2014

Once in a while we all feel the urge to cast off our chains and take to the open road. Earlier this year that’s exactly what Pieter and Mandy did, they quit their jobs and set off on an indefinite adventure. After leaving their jobs in the Netherlands the couple purchased a pair of motorbikes and set off for distant Mongolia. Three months and sixteen countries later and they found that they had developed quite an appetite for their new life of boundless possibility.

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What goes better together than scary costumes and surfing? Nothing, that’s what

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 1 November 2014

As Halloween approaches people’s excitement levels begin to rise worldwide. The internet becomes clogged with shared images of potential outfits and every shop gets a completely makeover to keep with the theme. We shouldn’t be surprised then, that there is such a thing as a Halloween Surf Contest.

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These 3D printed modular dog toys are great, if a little puzzling

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

Here’s a Kickstarter campaign we weren’t expecting. Sleek and sexy toys for your dog… That’s right. We’re proud to introduce Odin, a 3D printed dog toy. Created by Michelle May and Billy Shih, and named after their own pooch, Odin is a puzzle toy for canines that also looks at home on a coffee table thanks to it’s stylish geometric design.

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Why make art when you can get industrious ants to make it for you?

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 30 October 2014

If you don’t like bugs then stop reading now. Otherwise you need to check out this awesome installation! Live/Work is an art work by Brad Troemel which consists of a number of clear plexiglass container filled with coloured translucent gel and suspended from the ceiling.

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Incredibly this woman learned to paint with her mouth after losing the use of her hands

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 1996, art student Mariam Paré was shot on a Virginia road. The bullet hit her between the shoulder blades and she was instantly paralysed. She was confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk or use her hands with any amount of dexterity.

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A day in the life of a tourist in London, shown in over a thousand Instagram photos

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Let’s face it, wherever they go tourists always end up doing the same thing. In London for example, tourists follow the same old beaten paths to take the same old photos and this video proves it. Created by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London In A Day is a collection of photographs from across Instagram put into a cool stop-motion video.

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This music video featuring some incredibly well-timed choreography has to be seen to be believed

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Oh hey everyone. Got a little something you might want to see here, it’s only the GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER! No kidding. This video by OK Go seriously has it all. Shot in one continuous take, this marvel of cinematography has hundreds of extras spinning and dancing with umbrellas so that they form patterns and writing for the drone-mounted camera.

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The Eye-Teleporter turns your world upside down – literally!

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By Milo Sumner in New Products on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Would you like to see the world from the point of view of your belly, or perhaps from several feet above your own head? Of course you would, who wouldn’t! Well, now you can. Behold the Eye-Teleporter, an incredibly low-tech device that marvellously transports your perspective using only cardboard and a couple of mirrors. Simply place the device over your head to revolutionise the way you see the world.

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