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Rachel Oakley

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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This tiny camera works by picking up gestures made just by your fingertips!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 29 May 2015

A camera called Lowdi‘ is a project by London-based design student Forrest Radford. The brief for this project was to design a product that combined the digital with the physical. It needed to have a small, user-friendly device which centred around enhancing the user’s life, too. 

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Hypnotic doodles of artist and illustrator Sophie Roach

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 29 May 2015

A couple of months ago we showed you what was inside the sketch books of artists around the world. Well, add this artist and illustrator to the list.

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Coffee cups are transformed into works of art by this Aussie illustrator

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 29 May 2015

Someone get this man a city building to doodle on, stat! Aussie illustrator Adrian Hogan is based in Tokyo and he’s found a little niche in the field of illustration. His canvas is a simple coffee cup and his muse is the lively city of Tokyo.

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Bird takes a bath in his owner’s hands, the Internet naturally goes gaga for it

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 29 May 2015

When it comes to cute things, we’ve got our favourites. Like the Roomba cat (so cute) or the opossums chomping on fruit salad (unbelievably cute). So here’s another video to add to the list: a teeny tiny bird taking a bath in its owner’s hands.

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An abandoned freeway in Seoul is being turned into a beautiful skygarden

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 28 May 2015

Instead of knocking down an abandoned section of freeway in Seoul, design company MVRDV are turning it into a beautiful skygarden with 254 different species of trees, shrubs and flowers.

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A ‘fur mirror’ that reacts to the people in front of it (and doesn’t make you sad on a bad hair day)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 28 May 2015

Who knew someone would ever reinvent the mirror? After all, we’ve become accustomed to seeing ourselves in the reflection every morning. But what if the reflection you saw of yourself was based purely on your movements? Pretty cool idea. And that pretty cool idea has been explored by artist Daniel Rozin in the PomPom Mirror.

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Keep your kitty amused for hours with this cardboard box cat maze

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 28 May 2015

You’ve tried the ball of string, the catnip and goodness knows what else – now it’s time to amp up your efforts of amusing your resident kitty with this cardboard box maze.

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This is what the bottom of an iceberg really looks like

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 27 May 2015

San Francisco-based photographer Alex Cornell recently ventured to Antarctica and took all the usual photos, except a few. And those few have got us with our mouths open in amazement. Folks, this is what the underside of an iceberg looks like.

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Russell the cat suffered 3rd degree burns last year but that doesn’t stop him from comforting his sick animal friends

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Russel the cat suffered tremendously when he was caught in a house fire last year, with third degree burns across his body. But this little ginger cat has a heart of gold and though he’s still recovering after a year of treatment, Russel is caring for the other animals at the Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Meat eater gets attacked by a vegetarian… in a meat suit

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Tuesday 26 May 2015

So this just happened. A man named Brad Burns says he was walking his dogs in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Boise, Idaho when he saw a vegetarian – wearing a meat suit – attack a man eating a burger.

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Follow the Zanerobe Global Movement: 18 Instagram creatives and photographers across 18 different cities

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Back in February we told you about ZANEROBE’s Salvation line which got us drooling over customised fabrics, denim washes and cutting-edge chinos. Well, the ZANEROBE crew have been quite busy since then and have just launched a Global Movement which sees 18 creatives across 18 global cities showcasing the brand’s newest collection in their own unique way.

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Grandma kills it with her dance moves on the streets of Brussels

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Just recently a little old lady and her pet poodle were walking through Brussels when they decided to stop and listen to a street performer. He was cranking out some beat boxing with the mic turned up high. And then, just as everyone thought this old lady would simply walk on, she lifted up those heels and danced her way into a viral video!

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Solve this complicated math puzzle and you’re smarter than the rest of us

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Think you’re a math genius? This puzzle might just stump you. We’re no math geniuses here but this math puzzle has frustrated us for hours. The problem was handed out to 8-year-old students in Vietnam but even parents had a hard time helping their kids find the solutions.

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A children’s literary translation of Kanye West and his world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Don’t worry, you won’t have to watch the Bound 2 music video ever again. But you might want to take a look at a children’s book called ‘Bound 2gether’. This book is going to show you just how hilarious Kanye West’s work really is.

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The most chaotic proposal video ever (Mum even face plants into the sand)

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 25 May 2015

Most proposals that are caught on video are romantic and filled with lengthy speeches about how the man wants to be with the woman forever. This video’s a little different. You see, the proposal that took place here happens at a really awkward moment – it was right after Mum face planted into the sand.

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