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Intricate henna art by Humna Mustafa

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By Tim Quirk in New Art on Tuesday 6 March 2012

I had the pleasure of exhibiting with Humna in the same gallery but in different rooms some time ago. On opening night, I found myself spending most of the time in her exhibition rather than my own, having her do a henna on my hand and being astounded at the skill of her work. Her art is sublime – structured yet free flowing, intricate and simply beautiful, much like Humna herself.

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Casuasakks: coffee sack cushions made by Randi Wagner

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By Tim Quirk in New Eco on Tuesday 6 March 2012

I really like Casuasakks. It’s hard not to. Randi Wagner has taken coffee sacks that have finished their stint carrying coffee across the Pacific and combines them with other vintage or designer fabrics to create unique, very cool cushions, each one a little, or a lot, different from the last. Even the filling is made from something finding a new life: recycled plastic bottles. Smart, functional, friendly.

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Stop Motion: 30 storey building built in 15 days

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By Tim Quirk in Video on Monday 5 March 2012

It’s a little mind-boggling that so much can be constructed so quickly, and with safety and environmental features not being ignored. Building a three storey apartment block in my suburb seems to take more than a year. They need to watch this video, and take less smokos.

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Betty and Veronica Fashions tumblr

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By Tim Quirk in Cool Websites on Saturday 3 March 2012

I am not the most fashion forward person on the strip, but I think Betty and Veronica still are. I wonder how they pulled off what they wore. Yeah, sure, it’s a comic, but it’s an example of the times as well. Feelings of nostalgia and the need to smirk overwhelm me when looking through this site.

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What you get when you mix a badger with a theremin

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By Tim Quirk in New Trends on Saturday 3 March 2012

I’ve always wondered what happens when you merge a badger with a theremin. And, as it turns out, the answer is pretty much what I imagined. Ok, I lie, it never occurred to me, but it makes sense, I think. There are some other, ah, interesting pieces on the website too, like the Calculator Orrery (rotating vintage calculators representing a model of the universe) and a Furby Gurdy. Yes, Furbys.

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Fuck Yeah Book Arts

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By Tim Quirk in Cool Websites on Saturday 3 March 2012

A site that brings together many types of book arts, with many examples of book binding, typography, altered books, how to guides, zines, paper engineering and more. A great site to explore the possible directions of book-based art, with some amazing examples of what clever people do.

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