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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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Hal’s Moving Castle stand aside, this house in Tehran takes the cake

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By Milo Sumner in Architecture on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Architects at the Iranian firm NextOffice have built an incredible new residence, complete with moving parts. The Sharifi-Ha house in Tehran comes with instructions that show the inhabitants how they can rotate whole sections of the three-story building at the push of a button. The original concept was developed in order to create a structure […]

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This can only be described as a domestic BEE-sturbance!

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By Milo Sumner in Uncategorized on Wednesday 30 July 2014

We all know how annoying it is having a fly buzzing around in the room you’re trying to work in, or while you’re trying to sleep. One Redditor was unlucky enough to experience this feeling to the power of 1 million. Underdog106 had been aware of bees in his apartment in South Carolina for several […]

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Artist encourages fly larvae to build themselves solid gold shells

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Closely related to Lepidoptera (that’s moths and butterflies), the caddis fly is a rather unremarkable insect with a remarkable talent for creativity. In its larval stage, a caddis fly creates an artificial carapace for itself using any materials to hand, normally bits of wood and stone. Using its specialised saliva that hardens into a strong mortar-like substance, the caddis larvae pieces together a hard outer shell to protect its soft body until it can metamorphose into its avian adult stage.

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Hilarious captions for historical art: women listening to men

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By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 July 2014

There’s nothing quite like adding satyrical commentary to old paintings. Seriously you have to try it. Mallory Ortberg, a writer for The Toast brings us a hilarious series of captions for paintings entitled Women Listening To Men. In case it wasn’t clear, the title is rather ironic, as Ortberg’s humour unfailingly makes us chuckle. Her […]

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Sequined spiders are a real thing, and here’s the proof!

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 29 July 2014

So you’re probably thinking that these are intricate artworks created by some unfathomably talented artist. Well you’re wrong, the only artist here is MOTHER NATURE! These impossible-seeming spiders are indeed real living creatures, known as mirrored or sequined spiders. The most common species in Australia is the Australian stained-glass mirror spider, or Thwaitesia argentiopunctata. The […]

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Banksy street art remains firmly in public hands despite best efforts of land owner

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

Banksy, the master of hiding your identity while simultaneously maintaining global fame, has caught the media spotlight once again. Several more of the elusive street artists works have cropped up around The UK, one of which in particular has caused quite a stir.

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Interview with Ingrid Gow and Rina Nemoto: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Monday 28 July 2014

This article brought to you by Telstra

The most prestigious accolade that you can receive as an up and coming ballet dancer in Australia is the TBDA, The Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. The annual prize is given to a promising young dancer, chosen from among six nominations put forward by their peers, decided by a board of industry judges. Another prize, The People’s Choice Award, is also bestowed upon the public’s favourite. [vote for your favourite dancer here]

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The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is here … and we’re confused

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By Milo Sumner in New Film on Monday 28 July 2014

Yes, that’s right. After months and years of painful waiting, all you fifty-shaders are on the brink of getting a serious treat. Often described in a derogatory tone as ‘mummy-porn’, nevertheless E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Of Grey took an unsuspecting audience by storm and rapidly rose to be one of the most talked about books […]

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Californian kid ‘breaks into’ music festivals around the world and it totally pays off

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By Milo Sumner in New Film on Saturday 26 July 2014

Have you ever used a fake ID to get in to a bar, jumped over a fence to avoid paying, or skipped a mammoth queue by pretending to be with somebody important? How about faking press-passes and sneaking on stage with some of the biggest musicians in the world at the wildest festivals?

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The bizarre yet strangely awesome costumes of Comic-Con 2014 in photographs

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Saturday 26 July 2014

Comic-Con 2014 has officially kicked off at the San Diego Convention centre. For those who may never have heard of the phenomenon, Comic-Con is a bizarre yet strangely awesome annual event that brings together a whole host of peoples. From cos-players (those guys who get really really really into their costumes) to comic-book recluses, they […]

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British female students are outraged that their nude charity calendar has been banned from Facebook

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 25 July 2014

A calendar created by students at Warwick University in England has been banned on Facebook under the grounds that it contains ‘sexually explicit content’. Female students from the University of Warwick Rowing Society banded together to pose in their birthday suits for a 2014 calendar in aid of Macmillan Cancer support.

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Past made present in these colourised photos from history

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 25 July 2014

We delighted to bring you a new wave of instalments in the rising trend of colourisation, the art of bringing historical photos into the modern day by applying the realistic colours that were leached out by the black and white photographic processes of yesteryear. Moments in history from as far back as the 1800′s are […]

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Photographer travels to live among the Eskimos, produces photo series over 20 years

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 25 July 2014

The Inuit people of Northern Greenland have a myth that partly explains their theory of creation, and it goes something likes this: ‘In the beginning giants lived on the land and ate plants that they gathered. One day, when it was almost winter, a mother giant and a father giant had a baby girl. Her name was Sedna.

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A whale gets up close and personal with a kayaking couple

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Thursday 24 July 2014

A couple had the time/fright of their lives when they want for a sunset kayak outing off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina. The pair spotted a pod of southern wright whales and were clearly delighted (although the video is in Spanish). Their delight may have soured somewhat when the whales quickly approached, whether angry or curious it’s hard to tell. [watch the video here]

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Law-abiding Japanese citizens simply do NOT make boats from their vaginas!

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Did you know that in Japan there is an annual penis festival every April that thousands of people attend. It celebrates the myth of a steel penis built by a blacksmith to break the teeth of a demon that had hidden inside a young woman’s vagina. The festival itself is jam-packed full of phalluses, big and small.

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