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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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Pilot & Captain tees just put Aussie cities on the map

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Your proud of where you live. Your city means everything to you. And lucky there’s a company out there who gets this. Pilot & Captain are in the business of t-shirts (and other quirky finds) and every two months the team gets you to vote on which city you want a t-shirt designed after.

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Garage Magazine and Finger Music collaborate to bring magazines to life

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 30 March 2015

Garage Magazine is known for being ahead of the curve by combining the arts with fashion, but last month was a first. Cover models were brought to life through stunning graphics by The Mill, as well as music by Alex Da Kid and sound FX by Finger Music.

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Street artist takes his water-activated art to the rainy sidewalks of Seattle

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 30 March 2015

Rainy days can really put a damper on things. Like your mood. So one street artist decided he would make the residents of rainy Seattle smile, and install artworks that came alive when it rained.

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Pacif-i: The world’s smartest dummy has in-built temperature and proximity sensors

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 30 March 2015

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You can’t escape technology these days – smartphones, smartwatches, smartglasses. But do we really need it all? Well yes, yes we do. And if you’ve got a baby on the way – or you’re a new parent – there’s a new piece of technology you must fight tooth and nail for: the Pacif-i. And yes, it’s just what it sounds like.

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There’s an Instagram account showing off cute guys on the Paris Metro… and it’s kinda creepy

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 30 March 2015

It might be sexist. It also might be a tad (a lot) creepy. But if someone’s going to go to the effort and create an Instagram account and fill it with pictures of cute guys (Parisian guys at that!) on the Metro, I can’t help but support the cause.

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Stop street harassment with a very simple trick: The toothy face

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 30 March 2015

You know what sucks? Street harassment. But one Brazilian woman took matters into her own hands after facing a night of harassment on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The woman is Débora Adorno, who was walking home in her home city when she had to ‘slow down and hear all those things, receiving these awful pervert stares from those guys’. Being in this situation, she says, made her feel powerless and trapped.

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Wear this ring to control music, play games and even send tweets

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Sunday 29 March 2015

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Always wanted to control your beats in the simplest way possible? Put a ring on it! Prepare to be blown away. It doesn’t look like much but Ring is about to change the way we live. How? Well, this tiny piece of technology has been created to be used in almost any situation that requires a click of the finger. But instead of reaching out, by wearing Ring, all you have to do is draw your own gestures in the air.

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Ricky Gervais promotes Netflix Australia in the laziest (and most funny) way possible

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 28 March 2015

When you hire funny man Ricky Gervais to promote something, you expect a whole lotta laughs. And harsh honesty. It just so happens that while promoting the release of Netflix in Australia, Gervais did just that.

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New York’s finest music photographers are getting together for an evening of short-form storytelling

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 28 March 2015

New York City, mark your calendars for the evening of April 3 because you’re about to indulge in a night solely dedicated to music and photography thanks to The BlowUp. [Photo above by Tod Seelie].

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Street artist travels the globe and gets creative with his gigantic rainbow murals

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 28 March 2015

Some street art is so abstract you can’t understand it. Other street art can be too high brow to get (no, seriously). But there’s one street artist who makes a point of colouring the streets with murals everyone will understand… and love. And his name is Seth Globepainter.

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Photographer is fed up with stick-skinny mannequins, is on a mission to help women embrace their curves

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Friday 27 March 2015

It can be difficult feeling comfortable in your own skin when the media perpetuates an idea of what beauty is. Tall. Skinny. Straight teeth. Fuller hair. The list goes on. But one photographer is out to spread a message of self-acceptance in her new book, Curves.

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Kangaroo wranglers help a poor roo get its head unstuck from a watering can (it’s ok, the kanga was freed)

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 27 March 2015

A two-metre tall red kangaroo thought it was a great idea to fetch a drink… in a watering can. After taking a sip, this poor roo got its head caught inside the steel can and needed a few kangaroo wranglers to help him out.

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The Ring Cam will capture every romantic moment of your glorious marriage proposal

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 27 March 2015

We’re in the age of creative marriage proposals and if it’s not caught on camera, it didn’t happen (so the saying goes). So one company is making it so much easier for proposals to be taped by creating the Ring Cam.

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Goat and his llama buddy appear out of nowhere and surprise one unsuspecting man

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 27 March 2015

Stephen Peterson had just finished a job and was packing up ready to go home when a goat appeared out of nowhere. After petting the goat and seeing that it was friendly, he was surprised to see a llama charging right at him!

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PIVOT allows you to see what places looked like in the past… with a simple click

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 26 March 2015

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If you’re a history buff and have always wondered about the city you live in – in particular what it used to look like a hundred years ago – now there’s an exciting new app that will show you the world through a tunnel of time. PIVOT allows you to look into the past simply by pivoting your smartphone to access a virtual tour or to see what a place near you looked like in the past.

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