Rachel Oakley Contributor

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.

  • 1786 Articles Written
  • 0 Comments left

China’s panda ‘daycare’ is the most adorable place we’ve ever seen

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Get ready for a cuteness overload! There’s a panda daycare (of sorts) over in China where tiny little pandas have the time of their lives playing with toys, kicking balls, climbing on playgrounds, and drinking from milk bottles.

Read more

The heartstopping moment a photographer is charged at by a rhino

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Jonathan Pledger took a major risk while on a trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa. He stood his ground as an irritated rhino charged toward him.

Read more

This home gives you one of the best views in all of Greece (and is built underground)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Forget building a home that’s like the rest of ‘em. What you need to stand out and keep up with the Joneses is the Casa Brutale by architects Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos.

Read more

This Star Wars coffee table will produce nerdy tears of joy

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Tuesday 7 July 2015

The problem with regular coffee tables is that they’re not Star Wars themed. They usually come in boring wood and sit boringly in your boring living room. Well, it’s about time the coffee table got a decent makeover, and Hungarian company ALTAR has not let us down.

Read more

Who’s up for staying on the edge of this Peruvian cliff?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Don’t ever let a daredevil book your accommodation if you’re travelling through Peru’s Sacred Valley.

Read more

IBM IT guy quits his job to become an Instagram sensation

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Know what’s better than working for IBM? Quitting your job working for IBM, travelling the globe and becoming an Instagram sensation. Eelco Roos is a former IT specialist for IBM who did just that – quit his job to pursue his passion of photography. And he’s taking the world by storm.

Read more

This stunning video celebrates all the colours of life

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Sometimes we can take the wonders of the world for granted. Like all the beautiful colours around us in the flowers, the trees, on clothes, on billboards – you name it, there’s colour. So The Mercadantes went ahead and produced a video that reminds us of this beauty.

Read more

This is not art but strikingly blue salt fields of Australia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 6 July 2015

When flying cross-country, you can see a number of spectacular sights. Fly over Arizona and you’ll see the Grand Canyon. Make it to northern Italy and you’ll see the towering Alps. But if you head on over to Australia, don’t expect to see just barren red land. Aussie photographer Simon Butterworth shows us that the outback is just as colourful as any place on Earth.

Read more

New Zealand’s pancake rocks are a sight to behold!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Sunday 5 July 2015

Travel to New Zealand and you’ll be treated to some of the planet’s most beautiful landscapes. While you’re there, make your way to Paparoa National Park and over to Dolomite Point to find Pancake Rocks. Funny name but a beautiful location where eroded limestone cliffs form an unforgettable coastline.

Read more

Wow! Lighting in slow-motion really shows us the power of Mother Nature

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 4 July 2015

Don’t get on Mother Nature’s bad side. Because if you do, she might just strike you with her fury. And judging by this video, it was one particular fish that got on her bad side!

Read more

This LED lamp looks just like a plank of wood… because it is

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 4 July 2015

Left Lamp, a ‘versatile, simple and personal luminous object’ lamp was designed by Luca Corvatta and gives planking a whole new meaning.

Read more

Here’s a chair made out of tofu… because why the hell not?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 4 July 2015

We finally found out what tofu is good for! I’m kidding, tofu is delicious, but it’s not being eaten by designer Leonardo Talarico. It’s being made into a comfy (that’s questionable) chair.

Read more

Tiny Instagram illustrations by Kasia Haldas

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 3 July 2015

If you’ve got yourself an Instagram account, you might see your snaps turned into tiny paintings someday because this is artist Karia Haldas’ specialty. 

Read more

Sunburn dolls teach kids the importance of wearing sunscreen

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 3 July 2015

To get the message across to kids that applying sunscreen is important, Nivea launched a sun sensitive doll that blushes bright red when exposed to the sun without sunblock.

Read more

Watch your record spin with this super cool vertical turntable

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 3 July 2015

Even though technology has advanced and we’re spoilt with music on our MP3 players, smartphones and laptops, nothing beats the tunes that come from a vinyl record player. Gramovox knows this and has created a brand new record player that not only plays vinyls, but it stands vertically so it looks like your spinning records are levitating.

Read more