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Something wrong with this picture? Risque cycling uniforms cause confusion and controversy

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in News on Wednesday 17 September 2014

We didn’t know cycling was into risqué nowadays. At the recently-concluded ‘Instituto Distrital de Recreacion y Deporte’ in Italy, the Colombian women’s cycling team became the center of attention after going up on stage with their head-turning outfits.

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Burden of ‘turtle shell’ removed from back of 8-year-old boy

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 21 July 2014

8-year-old Didier from Colombia was unkindly labelled as ‘Turtle boy’ after he developed a shell-like growth on his back caused by a rare illness called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. His mother Luz said, “He felt very bad as it impeded him from doing a lot of the activities he enjoyed doing. When he heard people calling […]

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We could read the classifieds all day if more ads were like this

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 11 April 2014

Colombia-based creative Felipe Salazar has possibly nailed down the best classifieds ad we’ve seen ever. Done for a kitchen design company, the subtly tweeked text shows up the outlines of a kitchen peeping through these busy lines. Plus, it actually makes us even want to read the classifieds at all, which is quite an achievement.

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This man brings books to rural communities on his donkey via Biblioburro

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 27 March 2014

Here’s a teacher on a mission! For more than ten years, Luis Soriano Bohorquez has been delivering books to children in rural parts of Colombia, all on the back of a donkey. He stores all the books in his own home – 3,480 in total – and carries 120 books at a time aboard his […]

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Beautiful textile lamps made from PET bottles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 28 January 2014

We’ve seen lamps made of PET bottles, just not like these. Madrid-based product designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón was moved by how deeply entrenched the problem of plastic waste polluting the Colombian Amazon was when he was involved in a 2011 project led by psychologist and activist Hélène Le Drogou. In 2012, he returned to […]

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Mr. Fox goes traveling all over the world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Mr. Fox has traveled all over the world, from the mountains of Colombia to the romantic streets of Paris and to the calming waters of Oahu. In fact, that stuffed fox has probably traveled more than the average stuffed animal – lucky guy. This stuffed toy was given to 3-year-old Jessica Johnson more than 30 […]

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Crafted paper art of endangered birds

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Art on Saturday 16 November 2013

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts paper exhibits of the ‘chillingly disengaged relationship’ between the human existence and nature around us. Her series of realistic paper sculptures explores themes of temporality, change and transformation through displays of various bird and flower species that have recently suffered as their habitats have changed.

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Fragments of Time installation reverses the cycle of life for trees

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 22 October 2013

The circle of life for billions of trees is usually to grow, to be cut down, to end up as a book or newspaper. Colombian artist Miler Lagos reversed this fate in his wonderful installation Fragments of Time in which he presents 15 tree trunk-looking pieces that were made of piled and carved newspaper.

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Techtomeat: an art project by Clement Fey, Raul Posse, Dylan Howells

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By Raul Posse in New Art on Thursday 25 July 2013

Techtomeat, a geological exploration into the texture and form of flesh, is a collaboration between geologist Clement Fay, photographer Raul Posse and musician Dylan Howells. Part of the Incubator series, curated by Michelle Hall for Artspaced Inc. and funded by RADF in Townsvile QLD; Techtomeat works across existing boundries by blending the shape, texture, colour […]

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Cute illustrations by Medellin-based designer Alejandro Giraldo

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 26 April 2013

Colombia has talent. For instance, the Medellin-based graphic designer, illustrator and art director, Alejandro Giraldo. His detailed and personal way of illustrating animals and cute little creatures has brought him clients like Vueling, Nike and Snickers. And if that´s not enough, he even has his own clothing line, Velmost, to pimp your body with, too.

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New Van She video for their single Jamaica

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 31 August 2012

Now here’s an idea: create a super catchy single and then persuade those with the purse strings to fly you from Australia to Jamaica to shoot the video. My only regret is that Van She has the idea first. Damn! But they win, hands down (or up in the air, as the case may be) with this awesome track, Jamaica, off their new album, Idea of Happiness. Van She will be playing a limited run of dates in Australia this September before they head overseas for a string of shows across Europe and America. They’ll be returning home for Stereosonic and Foreshore Festivals this summer.

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Ink, thread and digital rendering art by Monique Jivram

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By Rebecca Rendell in New Art on Saturday 16 June 2012

London based, Colombian-British artist, Monique Jivram, creates unique illustrations by combining ink, thread and digital rendering. Jivram has a background in fine art and textiles. Since graduating, she has exhibited across the UK with multiple exhibitions, bespoke projects, and publication appearances. She employs a labour intensive process to create her vibrant yet detailed illustrations and takes inspiration from her overhead conversations, ancestry, and memories.

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Twin Portraits: photos by Raul Posse

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By Raul Posse in New Photography on Wednesday 30 May 2012

I had the priviledge of travelling to Cumbal in the south east of Colombia as part of a film production team, scouting for potential places and people. My mission was to assist in the search of the film’s main character, a young boy, which resulted in this unique collection of twin portraits. Serious and smiles.

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Soundway Records: music label specialising in obscure cuts

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By Masashi Ozawa in New Music on Tuesday 22 May 2012

From the disco and rock sounds of 70s Nigeria, to the golden age of Panamanian music, Benin’s Afro-Latin grooves, Colombia’s champeta, and Afro sounds, Soundway’s mission is to present the best in obscure A-sides, B-sides and album cuts that have remained unavailable. Until now.

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Large ceramic dolls by Mariana Monteagudo

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By Melissa Kojima in New Art on Wednesday 18 April 2012

A friend told me to look up Mariana Monteagudo’s artwork. She recommended it because I have a tendency to be drawn to cute, yet creepy art. I was blown away by it. Her work consists of large, ceramic art dolls. I may be strange, but I thought they were less creepy and more cute. She’s a Venezuelan artist with a new show called, Humanoid, running at Space 2 in Bogota, Colombia.

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