The only possessions of LA’s homeless population

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Los Angeles isn’t all glitz and glamour. In fact, LA’s Skid Row neighbourhood houses one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. Vice contributor John Kilar went down to Skid Row and documented ‘the many varied possessions of the residents’ and explored ‘how they express their right to ownership’. Some own dogs, wheelchairs, […]

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Aussie photographers Shine a Light on What Matters Most to Them

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

They say ‘an image has the power to change the world’, and we know that better than most. Over the course of the past nine years, we’ve run 73,262 images on Lost At E Minor. 73,262! That’s a lot of power we’ve unleashed on the world. So we’re pleased to have partnered up with our friends at Canon to present a collaborative project (#CanonShine) that celebrates the ‘deeper meaning‘ of images. [Photo above by Shine A Light Canon Master, Mike Langford]

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The self-loathing illustrations of Katie So

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Destined for Misery is a series of illustrations by Vancouver-based artist Katie So, depicting the everyday anxieties facing women. Each comic is ‘meant to be a personal evaluation of one woman’s six-month period of “self-loathing.” A bout of “pathetic,” “poor-me” analysis’.

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Models grow out their armpit hair to challenge female beauty standards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Let me guess, your first reaction upon seeing the photo of the unshaven pit was probably a mixture of ‘Eww’ and ‘Do you even wax, bro?’ London-based photographer Ben Hopper challenges us to ponder about this kind of reaction through his thought-provoking series, ‘Natural Beauty’, in which he photographs models who grew out their armpit hair.

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Breathtaking doodles in the skies between buildings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Last year, we brought you French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu’s different take on perspective, through his ‘Sky Art’. Since then, he’s been going around Germany, France, Belgium, and Canada, snapping up worm’s eye view photos of the surrounding cityscape and doodling illustrations onto the blue skies in them. Comparing his previous works to the new ones, […]

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There’s a man living inside this bear 24/7

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You thought your apartment is cramped? Try living inside a bear! French artist Abraham Poincheval is spending 13 days inside a hollowed-out carcass of a taxidermy bear for his performance art piece called ‘Dans La Peau de l’Ours’ (translated as ‘Inside the Skin of the Bear’.)

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Incredible snail photos reveal the secret life of our mollusc friends

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By Eugenia Viti in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Snails looking at their reflections? Snails kissing? What about smelling a flower? These snails, shot by Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko, appear to be creatures of deep sentience. These crisp, colourful, heartfelt photos look like they could be part of a fairy tale.

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The skipping rope that changes colour throughout your exercise routine

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You’re looking at the 2013 Red Dot Award: Concept Winner. It’s called the No Red No Stop and it works just as simply as it’s named, with the skipping rope informing you when you can stop exercising (when it turns red!). You can set your target number of jumps on the handles’ LCD touch screen […]

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Beautiful portraits of supermodels, actors, and others who fled war torn South Sudan

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By Marta Millere in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

New York-based photographer Mike Mellia recently joined supermodel Nykhor Paul and other figures to turn the world’s attention to the crisis in South Sudan through a portrait collection entitled Our side of the story: South Sudan. This collection of 14 portraits illustrates the anguish of those who escaped their war-torn country and lived to tell a powerful story. [above: Ajak Deng: Supermodel (Louis Vuitton, Vogue, Lanvin), activist, and refugee].

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Coffee flour is the new super ingredient that tastes nothing like coffee

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 16 April 2014

It’s like the cooking gods are smiling down on us! Coffee flour is a thing. And according to the manufacturers of this heavenly ingredient, the surrounding pulp after harvesting billions of coffee beans is usually discarded. Not anymore! Coffee flour is a ‘nutrient-dense new super-ingredient’ that’s part of a social impact movement, creating jobs for families and sustainability for farms.

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In New Zealand, there’s a billboard made out of rabbits

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 15 April 2014

While rabbit pizza is itself enough to create a stir, New Zealand-based pizza restaurant ‘Hell Pizza’ went the extra mile and made this hare-raising billboard made from hundreds of rabbits. The billboard was put up to promote the restaurant’s Easter-themed dish, the Rabbit Pizza. It reads: ‘Rabbit Pizza. Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard’. […]

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The dark side of the covers by Harvezt

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

From the Beatles’ Abbey Road to Nirvana’s Nevermind, these music album covers have one thing in common: they’re iconic and well recognized. Artist Harvezt has taken these popular images and given us a brand new perspective on them by reversing the scenes in his series The Dark Side of the Covers.

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Unbelievable images of Venice’s frozen canals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Venice, do you wanna build a snowman? Sadly – or not sadly, depending on how you love/hate cold weather – this is not the work of nature, but the work of some cool photo manipulation. Photographer and art director Robert Jahns, known on Instagram as nois7, turned the lagoon city into a winter wonderland with his amazing photo editing skills.

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This guy smuggles golden roaches into museums worldwide

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

If museums around the world won’t take your art, you’ve got no other choice but to force it on them, right? That’s exactly what artist Miklós Kiss did with his Golden Roach project. Here’s what he does: he smuggles in 14 carat gold plated bronze roaches to renowned museums, making them part of the exhibition […]

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Behold! The gods and goddesses of the Internet

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Which internet god or goddess do you worship? Are you a believer of ‘Faprodite’, who loves doing selfies and other… indulgent desires? Or are you the type who loves showing off his/her intellect by constantly correcting others in the comments section like ‘Athenapedia’? College Humor’s Nathan Yaffe and Caldwell Tanner came up with ’13 Gods […]

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