Artist turns used paintbrushes into ladies from famous paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 15 December 2014

For San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto, a paintbrush isn’t just her medium, it’s her canvas as well. Instead of just painting to create an artwork, she uses brushes as artworks themselves! By carving out the handles of used paintbrushes, she turns these unsuspecting materials into the ladies from famous paintings, complete with skirts and dresses […]

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Photographer takes NASA’s gorgeous satellite photos and turns them into iphone wallpapers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 15 December 2014

Brazilian photographer Joao Paulo Bernandes has always been fascinated with satellite imagery and topographic maps, so much so that he even used them as his phone’s wallpaper. Aerial Wallpapers is a Tumblr that turns the most stunning images from NASA and Airbus Defence and Space into iPhone wallpapers. Some of the photos in his collection include […]

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Your eyes are not fooling you, this really is a monkey in a snowsuit

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Monday 15 December 2014

There’s not much we can say about this: it’s a monkey in a snowsuit, bouncing around in the snow like a giddy kid in a candy shop. And when all’s said and done, it may well be the weirdest damn thing we’ve ever seen.

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We’ve been wrapping gifts wrong our entire lives: here’s how it’s really done

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 15 December 2014

The entirety of our gift-wrapping lives has been one big lie. The video below shows us the Japanese way of wrapping gifts, which can be done in as fast as 14 seconds. First step, place the box diagonally such that two corners touch two edges of the wrapping paper. Then, fold down those two corners […]

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Photographer gets to know random strangers by having them wear a tiger suit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 15 December 2014

If a random guy walked up to you and asked if you could put on a tiger suit so he could take pictures, would you do it? It sounds comical, but that’s what photographer Adam Rabinowitz’s ongoing series ‘Tiger Suit’ is all about, to bring out the ridiculous side of people.

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My Secret Playlist: Perth band HamJam write about their favourite songs right now

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By Nicole Hughes in New Music on Monday 15 December 2014

Hamjam, a garage band hailing from Perth, has a chill, laid-back sound that’s hard not to love. Inhabiting the nation’s backyard music scene, the Hamjam boys released their first self-titled EP on October 10. Check out the first single off it, Love, and the Secret Playlist of musical influences that has helped shape their catchy pop sound.

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The Co-Create Series: Mulga The Artist’s illustration inspired by dudes that had animals sculptured into their beards

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Monday 15 December 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, illustrator and street artist Mulga The Artist took inspiration from the post about dudes that had animals sculptured into their beards. These are his words about the creative process. [see Mulga’s first two Microsoft Surface Pro 3 created works here and here]

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Get your beard into the holiday spirit with these beard baubles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 15 December 2014

Don’t let your beard be left out of the holiday festivities, decorate it with these special beard ornaments! ‘Beard Baubles’ are miniature adornments that you can hang on your adornment. It was developed by designers Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford of ad firm Grey London after the agency requested for a festive gift idea.

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This helpful kitty is a guide dog for its blind doggie best friend

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Monday 15 December 2014

Be warned. This video is not for the frozen-hearted who may just melt into a puddle of quivering mess. Once upon a time, and the tale is still unfolding as we speak, there was a cat named Pudditat and a dog named Tervel who live on a farm. Tervel is all of 14 and blind as a bat.

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Here’s how you can make your very own glow-in-the-dark table

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 15 December 2014

It’s time to put those long hours in woodshop class to work! Mike Warren of Dollar Store Crafts created this alien-like glow-in-the-dark table, and he shared the process on how to make one over on Instructables.

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

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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

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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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