The scale and beauty of these animals’ mass migration will stop you in your tracks

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Sunday 14 December 2014

While we are talking about mass movement in migration here, these awesome pics will literally stop you in your tracks. And it’s not surprising when you think it’s thousands and thousands of each animal type we’re talking about. Be it for the changing of seasons, the foraging of food or the reproduction of their young, […]

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Forget the conventional hotel and bunk down in a honeycomb sleeping cell

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Saturday 13 December 2014

When you’re at a week-long music festival, the last thing you want to do is stay in a regular hotel. You want to be as close as possible to all the action! That’s why there’s a new BnB on the block, calling itself B-And-Bee.

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If guys were social networks, this is what they’d look like

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 13 December 2014

Let’s face it, if you’ve had too much time on your hands, you’ve probably wondered a lot of strange things, and photographer Victorija Pashuta is no different. She’s created a new photo series called ‘If guys were social networks’ and used all our favourite websites to imagine just what the typical guy would look like if those sites were anthropomorphized.

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Here’s a book containing all of LinkedIn’s leaked passwords… enjoy!

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 13 December 2014

Okay, so it’s not the type of book you’d download and read on your commute in the morning, but it still might be worth flipping through to see if your password is on the list. The list of 4.7 million, that is. This book/artwork is by Berlin-based artist Aram Bartholl, and if you’re wondering how he got his hands on 4.7 million secret passwords, there’s a very simple explanation: LinkedIn got hacked.

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How about a bathboat for relaxing in after a long day at the office?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 13 December 2014

You might not be able to afford a real boat, but the bathboat is infinitely better, anyway. Designed by Studio Wieki Somers in The Netherlands, this bath tub is no ordinary run-of-the-mill tub. For starters, it looks like a mini replica of Noah’s Ark.

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Here’s what happens when you have a street full of firecrackers going off at once

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 13 December 2014

I’ve done some pretty stupid things in my life, but nothing like filling an entire street full of firecrackers. But someone obviously had to liven things up at a festival in Taiwan, so why not use as many firecrackers as possible? It looks like the entire town was in on this and donated their firecracker stashes, because that carpet of red is made up of firecrackers and firecrackers alone.

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These surreal sculptures will change the way you look at the human body

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 12 December 2014

Am I seeing double, triple, or quadruple, even? Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates surreal human figures that are bound to haunt your dreams. Using camphor wood and paint, he carves life-sized sculptures that have multiple features, from a woman with three sets of eyes, to another lady with at least eight heads. Sometimes he even […]

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We found a guy who can draw and paint just about anything he sees

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 12 December 2014

While a lot of people have taken to cameras and smartphones to document their travels, Singapore-based artist Cherngzhi Lian takes out his pencils and watercolours to remember the sights and sounds of places. Cherngzhi ‘thinks of his artworks as a study of the world and humanity and uses it as a tool to comprehend the human […]

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This mug helps you drink every last drop of coffee

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 12 December 2014

Every last drop of overpriced coffee counts! ‘Goat’ is an innovative mug designed to help coffee drinkers finish their cup of joe – down to the last drop. Its peculiar shape and name pays tribute to the animal who discovered this beloved drink back in 9th century Ethiopia. Developed by design studio ‘Desnahemisfera’, the mug […]

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YES! These Peacock spiders can dance to the YMCA

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 12 December 2014

Peacock spiders are fascinating creatures. Their name reflects their beautifully coloured exterior. But their hidden talent was never known until now. Thanks to technology someone was able to capture the secret ability of these magnificent spiders. They are rhythmically in-tune with the hit song, ‘YMCA’. On beat and arms outstretched overhead, they spell out the […]

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Thinking of buying this house? Hop on this roller coaster ride within to help make up your mind

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 12 December 2014

Verder Met Wonen, a Dutch brokerage firm, has come up with an utterly unique way of selling houses to prospective buyers. They installed a wooden roller coaster that runs throughout the house (we’re talking about different levels here) and while seated in the little carriage, you get to view the different rooms within as well as the exterior of the house being sold.

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A donut-shaped fish tank that revolves as your fish swims around ‘the city’

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

You can grab yourself a regular fish tank or you can grab yourself the Flying Fish Bowl by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalau of Raw Edges. This wall-mounted fish tank contains 12 litres of water and is designed like a small city inside, with scenery including small industrial factories, oil rigs, nuclear stations, and drains!

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This fancy chandelier looks like it’s floating in mid-air

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

Remember that scene in Beauty and the Beast when Belle and the Beast dance in the ballroom underneath a magical chandelier? That was great Disney work. And if you’ve always wanted your very own impressive chandelier, this one might just take the cake. They’re calling it the Wersailles, and this chandelier perches six metres above […]

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Poor puppies stranded on a glass bridge get saved by kind-hearted security guards

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Friday 12 December 2014

Whew that was a close one! Several stray puppies recently got stranded on a 590-ft tall bridge at the Shiniuzhai Scenic Spot in China. The bridge, one of the highest in the world, is partially composed of glass paneling – a popular feature among tourists but apparently not so much with adorable little animals.

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First there was the boyfriend body pillow, now there’s the hugging sofa

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

For all those people who like the intimacy of another person but get too easily irritated by them, there’s a new sofa on the market. It’s called the Enveloppe sofa by Inga Sempe for LK Hjelle, and it features a curved and flexible backrest that wraps around you like a big, warm hug. When you’re […]

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