Regular benches get yarnbombed, turns into crocheted monsters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

It looks like a pair of benches near San Francisco’s Ferry Building are the latest victims of a yarnbombing, a form of street art that uses knitted yarn as its main weapon rather than spray paint. Artists Jill and Lorna Watt transformed the otherwise dull public benches into amazing public art by adding colour and […]

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Street Stories tells the tales of homeless youth in East London

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

These murals look beautiful but the meaning behind them and even the words displayed with each one, are anything but. Each of these murals tells a sad tale of what homeless youth have gone through in London, from family members passing away to self harm and abuse. This collection of murals is part of Street […]

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The Chinese are dressing up as pandas to get them to act like pandas

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Recently, photographer Ami Vitale went to Sichuan, China with a crew from PBS and National Geographic Television to document pandas slated for release into the wild. Since 2005, the Wolong National Nature Reserve there has been trying to raise captive pandas by minimising the risk of the giant bears forming un-panda habits from interacting with […]

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Wedding dress made from divorce papers

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Fashion on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Ever wondered at the precise definition of irony? Well thanks to Demi Barnes and her incredible wedding dress constructed purely from divorce papers, now you know. Last year, at the tender age of 15, the school girl created the dress from over 1500 divorce papers for her Art GCSE in just ten hours! Fortunately she did not have to source 1500 different papers.

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We say, embrace your fear of commitment!

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Tuesday 22 April 2014

How flexible and open are you when it comes to committing to something, say, tomorrow? Do you like having a week before an appointment, or are you ready to say ‘yes’ the second that you’re asked to pack your bag and go? If an adventure came up right now, would you agree to embark on it? Admit it already, you, like many of us, love your freedom. And why on earth shouldn’t you?

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Have cute cats swim in your coffee with these feline-shaped marshmallows

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 22 April 2014

An adorable cat peeking at you while it takes a bath in your coffee? You’ll need to have a heart of stone to eat that cute marshmallow. Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow company Yawahada has created its most endearing product yet, CafeCat, a feline-shaped marshmallow.

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Kurt Vonnegut’s colourful doodles and illustrations

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Who knew Kurt Vonnegut was a visual artist! The author of Slaughterhouse Five and Cat’s Cradle shows us just how talented he was in the book, Kurt Vonnegut Drawings. The book features ‘over 120 collected illustrations from the pen of Vonnegut himself, showcasing his swirling self-portraits and abstract “doodled,” all of which are infused with […]

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Lawn of the Dead: Zombie gnomes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 22 April 2014

The zombie apocalypse has finally arrived! And it’s slowly creeping up your lawn! These Zombie Gnomes from Firebox will bring horror and death unto unsuspecting intruders. They come in two forms: The Crawler crawls through the mud in dramatic undead fashion, while The Infected stands around striking fear to all passers-by. The gnomes are 30cm […]

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Delish! Meat stuffed into plastic containers and bottles

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 22 April 2014

‘Mæt’ will either make you hungry or turn vegan. This photo series by Danish photographer Per Johansen explores ‘animal rights, over-consumption, and ethics in the meat industry’. Johansen used plastic bottles and containers as metaphors for the human stomach then stuffed each one with animal products such as chicken, eel, sausage, liver, and fish. ‘At […]

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Fact: Fish with human teeth actually exist

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2014

The Pacu, a curious sort of South American freshwater fish, recently made headlines last year as a ‘testicle eating fish’ when it surfaced in Papua New Guinea and gnawed the balls off a couple of fishermen. The most remarkable thing about it has to be its incredibly human teeth. Yes, fish with human teeth. Sometimes […]

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BMW designs the new subway cars of Kuala Lumpur

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 22 April 2014

BMW’s ‘the ultimate driving machine‘ slogan has been put to the test in new subway cars for Kuala Lumpur. Klang Valley, part of Kuala Lumpur’s capital, is building a three-line metro system that hopes to double its transit ridership within the next few years. The cars feature a blue LED lighting scheme, including under the […]

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The Balletcats Present: Scholars and Research

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Tuesday 22 April 2014

This is a new line from The Balletcats designed to bring back the old methods of science and research – exquisite illustrations that harken back to scientific and zoologic essays, with of course the madcap Balletcats imagination behind it all. Dissected and reanimated cats and medical curiosities, all fashioned on sweatshirts, oversized totes and gorgeous […]

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Eat up your social media symbols, kids!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Remember when your parents tried to make you eat vegetables back in the day? They struggled a lot. Since then, companies have been coming up with new and innovative ways to get kids to eat their veggies, but it looks like Birdseye has gone just a step further. I’m not sure if these are being […]

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Here’s what really goes on at a bachelorette party

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Photographer Dina Litovsky attended more than 40 bachelorette parties over 3 years to capture ‘both their sexier and more intimate moments’ and ‘to learn about the tradition’. Litovsky says of her project: ‘I find that the wildness exhibited at the bachelorette party is a kind of reaction to the chauvinistic attitudes of the culture. For […]

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Before and after the visual effects in blockbuster films

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Monday 21 April 2014

Just how much of a movie is made up of special effects? Movies such as Gravity, The Great Gatsby and of course Iron Man 3 all rely on special effects to make their films come to life. But what do these film sets look like without the added effects? Take a look at these images […]

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