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#Cookieshots are trending … we wonder why

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 April 2014

When we posted this image on our Facebook wall a few weeks ago, y’all went nuts. We wonder why. It all started when French chef Dominique Ansel took everyone’s favorite comfort snack – chocolate chip cookies and cold milk – to the next level. How?

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Tequila Don Julio Presents: Francisco Cervantes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 6 March 2014

Don Julio González was a passionate man, unafraid to make bold moves in his pursuit of the world’s original luxury tequila. In this spirit of his legacy, our friends at Don Julio have assembled a collective of contemporary visionaries, craftsman and artists, who have made bold moves in the pursuit of their passion. One of them is Francisco Cervantes. This is his story.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Jamboo headphones

Sorrel Kesby Reader Find

By Sorrel Kesby in Tech on Saturday 22 February 2014

Newly arrived, the American-Eagle style Jamboo headphones (yes, that is a play on Bamboo and jammin’) ready to represent for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Jamboo’s San Diego-based creators, Austin Glenn and Scooter Vaughan, originally used KickStarter to get their dream off the ground and after raising almost double their funding goal, finally launched their products to the world in 2012.

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The Monster Project by Katie Johnson

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art, New Illustration on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Art director Katie Johnson began the “Monster Project” back in 2010 to help develop children’s creativity and imagination. She asked students from a second grade class in Faubion Elementary in Austin, Texas to draw monsters. She then created illustrations of the kids’ monsters and gave it back to them. The original versions, alongside the new […]

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Play 80s Super Mario On Your Browser, Like Right Now

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Don’t get too excited but you can play Super Mario on your computer now! That means during an exhausting day at work, you can simply escape into the magical world of plumbing and sewers to defeat the evil Bowser and rescue Princess Toadstool, just like you did when you were a kid/kidult.

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Absinthe, bourbon, blue cheese and breast milk lollipops for Halloween

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 3 October 2013

If you want to be the most talked about household on the block come Halloween night, Lollyphile might just do it for you. This cool online company was born out of San Francisco and Austin all the way back in 2007. Since then, this candy company has made a name for itself, introducing more than […]

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Everything improved with cheeseburgers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 29 August 2013

Hell, everything and anything can be improved with cheeseburgers, as you can see from what Austin-based photographer William Hundley has done with his series of photographs of almost everything possible propped up by the greasy flame-broiled snack. Sure makes us hungry.

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Hordes of repeating objects sneaking up on people

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Photographer Austin Tott, who hails from Seattle, has a thing for staging portraits of people surrounded bizarrely by repeating and otherwise inanimate objects. Whether it’s an army of beach balls or light bulbs floating about in mid-air like feathers, these are all so cool.

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Candy and sugary treats, coded by their colours

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 23 August 2013

Austin-based Emily Blincoe loves making portraits — and it shows, even when it comes to portraits of inanimate things like candy. Her Sugar Series has her amassing a staggering amount of sugary treats, then grouping them according to the colour of their packaging: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, gold, white… who would […]

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The Prix Émile Hermès 2014 is now open

Sara Halas Reader Find

By Sara Halas in New Events on Thursday 11 July 2013

The Prix Émile Hermès for 2014 is now open, and all young designers are encouraged to enter. The Foundation d’entreprise Hermès recognises the importance of supporting creativity, and developed the prize to salute designs whose purpose and meaning reflects society’s current and future needs. This years theme is based on our need to escape the […]

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Now playing: live LAPD police radio set to ambient music

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 11 April 2013

Mark this, then bookmark this: You Are Listening To Los Angeles combines live LAPD police radio with ambient music. It all started when Eric Eberhardt saw some tweets about a live police scanner webcast from soma.fm and gave it a listen: ‘Interesting stuff to be sure, but I got bored listening to just the voices […]

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Half Japanese’s Jad Fair now designing t-shirts

Brad Lamers Reader Find

By Brad Lamers in New Fashion on Monday 11 February 2013

Jad Fair is an underappreciated American icon. You may not know him by name, but his old band, Half Japanese, helped shape modern Alternative Rock. Since Half Japanese, Fair has essentially not stopped working. He is as prolific as ever recording new music, as well as drawing and doing elaborate paper-cuttings. His drawings and designs […]

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Tiny people frolicking on iPhones

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 5 February 2013

Austin-based website and app developer JD Hancock professes to snap pictures for fun. His sense of adventure is evident and infectious in his photography series iPhoneland — the silly juxtapositions of his extremely tiny toy figurines frolicking against the iPhone screen landscapes make us chuckle.

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To Dust: a self-destructive installation

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By Shaun Lynch in New Art on Friday 14 December 2012

I admit, I generally don’t ‘get’ a lot of installation art pieces. But two mechanised, suspended statues gently grinding themselves into one another for many years until they are dust, seems to me to be a perfectly relatable analogy for anyone who has experienced an exhausting relationship. Thank you Jonathan Schipper.

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Our Lives: new music by David Thomas Jones

Jonathan Terhaar Contributor

By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Wednesday 28 November 2012

David Thomas Jones, leader of the Austin rock troop Watch Out For Rockets, decided to go rogue for a few moments and do a solo record. His role in Watch Out For Rockets already entails most of the writing, recording and playing of instruments on said recordings, which have all been captured on a Tascam […]

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