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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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In a town in Norway, people are being paid to ride a bike to work rather than drive

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Thursday 23 October 2014

In many countries it’s commonplace to charge motorists a toll to use certain roads, but what about paying money to cyclists as an incentive to go car-free? That’s exactly what happened recently in Lillestrøm, Norway a few weeks ago. Pedestrians and bike-users were pulled over and handed 100 Kroner (approximately $15) while drivers were ignored.

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All the animals in rock’n’roll song titles in one awesome infographic

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By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Wednesday 22 October 2014

From the Hounds of Love to the Super-Fly, rock’n’roll is filled with more animals than you can shake a very large stick it. Finally somebody has done something to bring all these beasts into a wonderfully illustrated ‘zoo’. Created by Dorothy, ‘Rock’n’Roll Zoo’ is a collected of 77 animals from famous song titles.

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This artistic couple are roving Western Europe painting faces on trees

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Game of Thrones anyone? This ongoing art project gives faces to decaying trees. Started eight years ago by German collective Zonenkinder, The Tree Project gives a semblance of life to stumps and branches that are sadly no longer growing.

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French artist creates grass carpet running through a sleepy town

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Hollywood eat your heart out! This green grass carpet running through a tiny provincial village in France trumps the red carpet every time. A tiny settlement in the South of France, Jaujac is never the less famous worldwide for it’s ancient walls, rich history and beautiful surroundings. In order to celebrate the little town’s rich heritage and harmony with the nature around it, artist Gaelle Villedary used 1500 feet of turf to create this awesome winding trail of greenery leading through the town.

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This guy who built a home made gun that fires paper airplanes is our hero

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 22 October 2014

First we brought you the crossbow built from office supplies, and now we’re proud to present… the paper airplane machine gun! With the power of 3D printing YouTuber Papierfliegerei built this awesome contraption.

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Sir Ian Mackellen gives some school children some sorely needed advice (as Gandalf)

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There is little that we can say that will add to the awesomeness of this video. All we can suggest is that you turn off all distractions and commit yourself fully for twenty seconds. You will not be disappointed.

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NYC artists take over subway carriage in a battle of art against advertising

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There was a time when the subway trains of New York were covered in vibrant graffiti, inside and out. Sadly that time is past and now advertising companies pay premium dollar for the same privilege that has made graffiti artists outlaws.

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This photo shoot of a family living with a lion could only be from the 70′s

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Monday 20 October 2014

This brings a new meaning to ‘method acting’. Losing some weight for a role is one thing, but try sharing your house with a giant furry killing machine! In 1969 married acting couple Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall were in Africa when they encountered a pride of lions living in an abandoned house. They were moved by the majestic animals and resolved to create a film that advocated conservancy of the beautiful species.

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This old man in Brazil is visited every morning by an intrepid hummingbird

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Monday 20 October 2014

We’re fairly sure that we’ve discovered Dr Dolittle, however he’s speaking Portugese so it’s difficult to be sure. João Silvestrini is an elderly chap from Barretos, Brazil who has a delightful visitor every morning. All he need do is open his shutters and he joined for breakfast by a friendly hummingbird.

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World-class skiers don one-of-a-kind light suits for some gorgeous filmmaking

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Sunday 19 October 2014

This will be the most amazing thing you watch this year, there’s no doubt about it. The creative team behind this film have really pulled out all the stops to create a visually stunning experience. A collaboration between Sweetgrass productions, Philips TV and Ahlstrand & Wållgren, a teaser clip of Afterglow has been released to tease audiences… and we are most certainly teased!

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Aerial photos of abstract landscapes transformed into carpets

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 16 October 2014

Have you ever marvelled at how flat, two-dimensional and generally neat landscapes look when you’re peering out the window of a plane at 30,000 feet? Florian Pulcher certainly has. Ever since he was little he has been drawn to the segmentation of land and how neat and pleasing it is to view from above.

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The very best moments of the Boiler Room video broadcasts (and not for the music)

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Nobody likes being reminded of their own embarrassing antics from the night before, which is why it’s probably sound advice to steer clear of any cameras whenever you’re feeling a little… worse for wear.

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This awesome Hulk statue is made of thousands of nuts and bolts

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 15 October 2014

While it make not exactly be a convenient sculpture to have around the house, this life-sized model of the Incredible Hulk is just too great for words. Made entirely from old nuts and bolts, the statue is the work of Ban Hun Lek, a Thai company that make scrap metal art.

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A-list celebrities speak out on behalf of nature

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Wednesday 15 October 2014

‘I have fed species greater than you and I have starved species greater than you. … I’m prepared to evolve. Are you?’ These are the words of Mother Nature. Well actually more accurately their the words of Hollywood star Julie Roberts, speaking as Mother Nature in her installment of a new series of video releases entitled Nature Is Speaking.

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Pastafarian is forbidden to wear kitchen-wear on his head for licence photo

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By Milo Sumner in News on Monday 13 October 2014

A man in Australia has been denied the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head for his driver’s licence, and is outraged. Simon Leadbetter of Brisbane was refused a renewal of his licence by the Department of Transport and Main Roads due to his head wear.

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