A discarded Boeing wingtip is repurposed into a beautiful, futuristic desk

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 23 January 2015

If having a 747’s jet engine for a desk doesn’t suit your style, maybe you’d like to try its wing instead? French design studio ‘Les Ateliers Flown’ took a discarded 737-800 model wingtip and repurposed it into a sexy, futuristic desk.

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Stay warm and manly on the slopes with these bearded ski masks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 23 January 2015

I don’t always grow a long, silky smooth beard, but when I do… Ok, I don’t. I can never grow a beard and enjoy its warm, comforting thickness hugging my cheeks. That’s why products like ‘Beardski’ are a godsend. It’s basically a ski mask that comes with a fake beard that will keep you toasty as you hit the slopes.c

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Bewitching glass sculptures sandwich waters with landscapes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 23 January 2015

Looks like we can’t get enough of Ben Young’s glass sculptures. Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and now based in Sydney, Australia, the self-taught artist has been doing these for over a decade, drawing, cutting and crafting his works by hand, layer by painstaking layer.

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Prisoners get a tattoo make-over to help them return to societal norms

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 23 January 2015

The project called Freedom Tattoos has one goal: to transform those ugly, and often crude, amateur tattoos on prisoners. Made in prisons and juvenile detention centers, they are a means of expression, but aren’t well-perceived once out of prison. To help ex-convicts get back into society and find a job, Freedom Tattoos covers those amateur tattoos with professional, artistically tasteful ones.

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Salt flats are the stuff of dreams

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 January 2015

Who knew the salt flats of Salt Lake City, Utah, could be so beautiful? Julieanne Kost did. The photographer, who is also the principal digital imaging evangelist for Adobe Systems, captured these amazing aerial shots of salt flats near Salt Lake City, and the dream-like textures really make us swoon.

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Waiting at the traffic lights, these antsy Russians decided it was dance-off time

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 23 January 2015

There’s a 1977 hit by the Jackson 5 titled Keep on Dancing. You might’ve heard it before-it’s quite catchy. Well, maybe this is why a group of Russians decided to keep on dancing at the traffic lights.

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It finally happened! Aussies put vegemite inside their pizza crust, and the rest of the world are gagging!

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By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Friday 23 January 2015

Pizza Hut went where not many companies would go. They advertised how much their customers hate their products. Well, one of them anyway. And it only makes us want to try it more! Just in time for Australia Day, Pizza Hut is launching a new pizza with a Vegemite-filled crust. Yep, that Vegemite, the typically Australian yeast paste, an acquired taste and one that (most) foreigners are definitely not used to (cue gag reflexes)

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One disgruntled dad is selling his used pram on EBay in the most hilarious way possible

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 23 January 2015

Parenthood can be looked at two ways: you either adore your kids and your life changes for the better… or, it doesn’t. One anonymous dad named ‘UKJoel25′ might be one of the dads out there who doesn’t exactly embrace fatherhood. He recently posted on EBay to sell his bright green pram, with bids starting at just £9.99. Since it’s been on the site, the ‘green monster’ has accumulated bids higher than £150K. Why? Read the description below and tell me that isn’t worth £150K!

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Just in time for the Superbowl: Patriots and Seahawks t-shirts with some serious style

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By Nicole Hughes in New Fashion on Friday 23 January 2015

Take a look at this awesome Touchdown collection that Pilot & Captain is running especially for the Super Bowl. With the big game almost here, they are now selling these limited edition, two-colour tees for both New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks fans. To make the deal even better, fans get a discount. These one-of-a-kind […]

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Koreans taste American snacks for the first time and their reactions are priceless

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 23 January 2015

The U.S. is known for its aisles and aisles of snacks in grocery stores and convenience shops, but the rest of the world isn’t always in-the-know on American snacks, so it seemed like a fun experiment to gather a few Korean girls, sit them down, and have them taste some of America’s favourite snacks.

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Amusing photo series shows us what artworks see all day and night

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 23 January 2015

While paintings and sculptures are the center of attraction in any museum, it appears that their lives (if they had lives) are not as glamorous as we thought they’d be. In his series ‘What They See’, filmmaker and artist Masashi Kawamura went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and took pictures […]

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Christ and Lucifer are baby names that have been taken off New Zealand’s list

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 22 January 2015

New Zealand law can reject names for any number of reasons. If they are too long, resemble a title, rank or considered offensive, then they can’t be used. Simply as that! Last year, the NZ Department of Internal Affairs knocked many names off the list. A couple who tried to name their baby Senior Constable was rejected (thank goodness!). And those who entered symbols like ‘3rd’ and ’09’ were also rejected.

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Dutch architects are developing the world’s most beautiful hotel shaped like an amethyst

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Thursday 22 January 2015

The Plaza’s got nothing on this line of hotels! Developed by Dutch agency NL Architects, the proposal for the Amethyst Hotel looks just like violet variety of quartz, cut in half. Designed to promote the healing qualities of the amethyst, the first Amethyst Hotel (of many) is under development in China, on a man-made island called Ocean Flower, which is in the sea north of Hainan.

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Drop everything and watch this close-up footage of lava pouring into the ocean off Hawaii

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Eco on Thursday 22 January 2015

Know what’s better than close-up footage of lava spilling into the ocean? Absolutely nothing. So you’ve got to watch this video. It’s actually quite mesmerizing. Kawika Singson used his GoPro to capture this pretty cool phenomenon off the coast of Hawaii, and you can’t help but wonder just how hot that water is getting with that neverending spillage of lava (which is around 1,100 degrees).

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In Australia, a beach house appears to be floating in mid-air

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 22 January 2015

Along the Great Ocean Road in Fairhaven, Southern Australia, sits – or should I say, delicately balances – a unique beach house that doubles as an illusion. Called ‘The Pole House’, the oceanfront home appears to be floating in mid-air, with only a walkway connecting it to the ground!

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