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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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Whoever sits on this chair gets celebrated with party poppers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 25 March 2015

In the 1999 film Never Been Kissed, Josie Grossie was never invited to prom and is always the one left alone sitting on chairs at parties. But Mathery Studio wanted the party to come to Josie, so a party chair was created and named in her honour.

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Indulge your inner art snob with Star Trek masterpieces, created without a single paint brush

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 March 2015

There are those of us who appreciate Star Trek with movie posters and collectibles. But now there’s an entirely new way of showing our appreciation for those aboard the USS Enterprise.

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Sooo… there’s a horse with a giant butt in Hong Kong’s annual art festival

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 March 2015

One artist seems to like big butts. And he’s putting them on his horse sculptures to give us all something to talk about at the watercooler. And envy, I guess. Since big butts are in this year.

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Here are the last sad and cringeworthy texts received from lovers

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Think back to a guy or a gal you were dating. If it was in the digital age, you probably texted a lot. And there was probably one last text you ever received from them which you read over and over again. Maybe you still do read it over and over again. Well, you’re not alone, friend. 

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Turn your pooch into a disco dog with LED vests controlled by your phone

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Why settle for an ordinary dog vest when you can make him the life of the party wearing a flashing LED vest! A new Kickstarter is offering the Disco Dog vest, a doggie jacket that is lit up with 256 RGB LEDs and controlled from a smartphone app!

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Cheeky bus ads in Chicago are helping to raise awareness about cancer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Imagine sitting on a bus and showing the whole world your butt crack. One cancer foundation is aiming to get the butt crack shown all over Chicago for a very cheeky cancer awareness campaign.

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Don’t know what to cook for dinner? Grab some shaped plates to inspire you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design, New Food and Packaging on Monday 23 March 2015

If you’re like me and draw a blank as to what to cook for dinner, you might want to invest in some plates. In particular Kahla Daily Menu Plates by 5.5 Design Studios.

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Powerful messages written on maxi pads, all in the name of feminism

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 23 March 2015

This is one way to get the word across. Using a rather unique medium, Elonë, a woman from Karlsruhe, Germany, is posting feminist phrases on maxi pads and posting them around the city.

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What’s for breakfast? Eggs and a side of bacon, Kevin Bacon

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 23 March 2015

Kevin Bacon’s acting talents have been put to very good use by the American Egg Board. They’ve (somehow) got him to appear in a commercial to promote – what else? – but good old fashioned eggs.

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Lorem Ipsum no more! Herp Derpsum instead

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 23 March 2015

Lorem ipsum is filler text you’ll see on websites that aren’t quite completed. Herp derpsum is stupid filler text that does the exact same thing, except it makes you laugh.

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We bet you can win at least one game of ping pong playing at this round table

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 21 March 2015

Why play ping pong on an ordinary table when you can play a few games at once on this round table created by Lee Wen?

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Wooden cutting boards that are full of movie sass and sarcasm

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 21 March 2015

Making dinner can be a real drag if you’re not equipped with the right tools. And one of those tools has got to be a good quality cutting board. But not just any cutting board – a Cutting Boredom cutting board.

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Maymo the beagle is in enthralled by carrots flying around the room

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 21 March 2015

Maymo the beagle loves carrots. So what do you think he does when he sees a whole bunch of them hanging from the ceiling, then flying around the room? Oh, he gets excited.

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The first ever piggyback taxi service comes to South Africa via ZANG caffeinated chocolate

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 21 March 2015

Giving the public a pick me up in more ways than one, the new caffeinated chocolate brand ZANG launched the world’s first piggyback taxi service in South Africa, with wrestlers as vehicles. Yes, wrestlers.

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What would you do when faced with a theatre full of tough bikers?

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 21 March 2015

You and your partner enter a movie theatre to a room full of tough-looking bikers. And the only two seats left in the theatre are smack bang in the middle. To get to those seats you’ve got to make your way past those bikers – careful not to step on their toes. Do you pluck up some courage and sit down or do you leave the cinema?

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