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Order in the voice of famous pop culture characters and you’ll get a discount at this restaurant

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Not A Burger Stand, a Los Angelese restaurant, has a weekly chalkboard promo that has one condition: order in the voice of the chosen character. If you’ve got a mean voice impression of popular characters like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Oberyn Martell, Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish, Gandalf, and Nicolas Cage, then congratulations, you just got a discount!

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Robert De Niro really did have a taxi driver license

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 19 July 2014

As part of his preparation for his Taxi Driver role, Robert De Niro not only learnt how to drive a taxi, heeven spent some weekends driving a real cab. Apparently a passenger recognized the method actor and remarked rather astutely, ‘Well, that’s acting. One year the Oscar, the next you’re driving a cab!’

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Aw, just look at all these Wet Dogs! We interviewed the photographer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 June 2014

‘Wet Dog’ is a series that captures the down and out faces of our beloved pooches as they experience the harrowing experience called: bath time. In this exclusive interview, the photographer behind the series, Sophie Gamand, explores the relationship between humans and dogs in her body of work that includes dog high fashion, dog pageant, and dog rescues (she really loves dogs.) [read our original post about Wet Dog here.]

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Yup, this may be about the most breathtaking video of the stars we’ve ever seen

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Friday 6 June 2014

Just breathtaking. That’s about all we can say about this short video by Terjes shot atop El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain (3,718 metres) over 7 days between April 4th and 11th, 2011. It gives you a frontrow seat to some stunning nightly activity, awash with colour, light and action.

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The world’s oldest cat is 24 years old (114 human years)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The secret to longevity: KFC. Ok maybe not, but that’s what keeps the world’s oldest cat going and going and going. Poppy, a 24-year old cat – that’s 114 in human years – from Bournemouth, England, was recently recognized as The Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living cat.

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Two years! That’s how long it took to build this detailed globe out of matchsticks

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Reddit user yoderaustin, purportedly the son of artist Andy Yoder, recently started a thread with pictures of his dad’s pet project: a rather huge globe (over half his height) painstakingly constructed from matchsticks in the last two years, with each matchstick head individually colored to reflect clouds, the sea and land mass. It even comes […]

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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 Contributor

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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