One of the coolest things you can ever do is visit Bangkok’s floating markets

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Bangkok is a photographer’s dream with its incredible architecture and dizzying nightlife, but if you want to take a photo that will still be talked about years from now, head just outside of the city to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Yes, floating.

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Think owning submarines is only for the military? Now you can get your very own!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 29 July 2015

If you’ve always wanted to sneak up on your enemies from under the sea, your dreams have come true with the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5. Yep, there’s a personal submarine for you and four of your closest friends.

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Fuzzberta the guinea pig is better at cosplaying than you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Instagram is going crazy – and rightly so – for a little guinea pig name Fuzzberta. It’s not just her name that’s cute, either. This little charmer is melting our hearts with her too-cute and too-funny cosplay outfits. Yes, a guinea pig has a whole wardrobe full of costumes, get used to it!

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Ride the cable car up the side of a mountain to dine at this Swiss restaurant

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 28 July 2015

If you like to work for your dinner, head to Switzerland and dine at one of the most breathtaking restaurants in the world.

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Cat gets neutered, wakes up with the most confused and horrified reaction

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Tuesday 28 July 2015

When six-month-old Milo came back from the vet, he woke up and felt like something was missing. He looked down, and saw absolutely nothing.

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Food as cute bookmarks will make you hungry for literature

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Here’s a slice of pizza that won’t leave stains on the pages of your book. Francesca of ‘Inspirational Gecko’ creates felt bookmarks that look like tiny food slices.

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This Aussie artist lost his battle to depression but his music lives on in this beautiful debut album

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Szymon Borzestowski was a Newcastle artist who lived and breathed music. He spent hours in his bedroom performing, recording and producing his own music with a simple software program. He had almost finished his debut album when he lost his battle with depression and took his own life. His family was heartbroken but they were more then determined to not let his music pass with him.

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This baby orca shows us what true happiness is all about

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 28 July 2015

In the Salish Sea near British Columbia, Canada, naturalist Clint Rivers photographed a baby orca who perfectly captures that happy feeling we get on Fridays.

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Bread loaf that looks like a pug is just too cute to eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Don’t you wish you could just bite a pug because they’re so dang cute? Well, now you can! English baker Miss Insomnia Tulip of Lou Lou P’s Delights has baked a loaf of bread that looks like a realistic pug.

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Who dares sit on a chair with a cactus at the bottom?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Pushing the limits of everyday design, New York-based Deger Cengiz has come up with a rather, uh, prickly furniture piece that puts a 10-inch barrel cactus at the bottom. Let’s hope that building material is thick. And designed to stay in place!

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Tough new money clip protects your cash AND keeps your eyes happy

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By Patrick Effeney in New Products on Tuesday 28 July 2015

The wallet of the future. Okay, that might be going a bit far, but this new bit of kit from Sydney designers Dosh, called the Dosh Alloy, certainly ticks a lot of boxes for those who like to keep money safe and not have a massive bulge in your pocket (if you know what I mean!).

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A beautifully haunting collaboration between humpback whales and humans

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Tuesday 28 July 2015

While listening to your favourite beats is enjoyable, trying to work and concentrate at the same with those beats is pretty much impossible. In fact it’s so impossible that for a while I had to work in complete silence to get anything done. Until I found one of the most underrated musical collaborations in the history of ever: Pod Tune.

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These portraits of body parts will make you think they’re real

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 27 July 2015

Creative husband-and-wife Corey Oda Popp and Kit King have collaborated to make hyperrealistic portraits that will trick you into thinking you’re looking at photos instead of paintings.

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If Nintendo made a smartphone, it would probably look like this

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 27 July 2015

Bangkok-based designer Pierre Cerveau brings back childhood memories after he released a glorious concept: the Smart Boy, a Nintendo Game Boy-inspired smartphone. What sets it apart from smartphones currently out on the market is that it integrates modern-day technology with nostalgia. For instance, it features a power-saving 8-bit mode; an attachable ‘Game Bat’ controller, which […]

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This entire hotel is made out of salt. Yes, salt!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 27 July 2015

You’ve seen the great ice hotels of the world but if there was one ingredient you were sure you couldn’t build a hotel out of, it’d be salt. Because salt belongs on the table, right? Well, wrong. Welcome to Bolivia’s Hotel Palacio de Sal.

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