Arresting street snapshots of San Franciscans

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 30 July 2014

On his website, Troy Holden describes himself as ‘Snapshot photographer from San Francisco, California’: brief, to the point, and exacting in what he does well. He documents mostly the people of the city in candid, yet elegant shots, in stark black and white. According to a post about his work on Konbini, he’ll literally walk […]

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Fur-turistic, avant garde pet furniture for cats and dogs

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 30 July 2014

All right, we’ve just had about enough of dowdy, ugly, plasticky pet furniture that feels cheap and falls apart as quickly as when they are bought. For pets with a discerning taste for the avant garde and eclectic, we’ve rounded up our top avant garde furniture choices for your pets to herald in the future […]

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

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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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Yes, this app discreetly zaps out all traces of your ex digitally without the drama

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Breaking up in the digital age really sucks, so some kind soul in the world actually came up with an app to zap these digital remnants of your past love to smithereens. Well, sort of. Killswitch combs through your Facebook profile and removes traces your ex, whether it’s pictures, videos, wall posts or tagged status […]

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Set up this spherical pod as your office, why not?

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 30 July 2014

The Archipod, we’ve got to say, must be the coolest garden office out there. The sphere-like design literally puts you in the centre of your immediate universe, the 2.9m-diameter space reaches up to a comfortable height of 2.5m, and it comes with a curved desk. The walls are double-insulated, the roof dome is made of […]

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These naughty necklaces have figurines diving into women’s cleavages

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Hate to break it to you but, these figurines get more action than you! In 2012, Japanese designer Takayuki Fukusawa started his own design firm, EkoD Works, with one goal in mind: to fill the world with humorous art and design. And with his series of provocative but hilarious necklaces, ‘Tanima Diver’, the world certainly […]

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Yolkpig: a little piggy that sucks up egg yolks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Separating the yolk from the egg white is such a boar! Good thing there’s the YolkPig from Tel aviv-based design firm Peleg Design! A cousin of the YolkFish, the YolkPig also sucks egg yolks in a clean and efficient manner.

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We found him: The Iceberg that looks like Batman

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Mr. Freeze would have found this really cool. Software engineer and avid iceberg spotter, Mike Parsons, unknowingly captured this photo of what looks like a Batman iceberg off the Little Bay Islands in Newfoundland. He posted the photo on Facebook and thought nothing of it.

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Woman out talks all and sundry at 11 words a second

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 29 July 2014

According to the Guinness World Record, Fran Capo is currently the world’s fastest motor mouth of a woman who can recite The Three Little Pigs in 15 seconds flat and probably send the wolf running in real life. Yes, this woman can spit out over 600 words a minute. That’s about 11 words per second, and she can still breathe at the same time!

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Love selfies and toast? Make a selfie toast and get everyone to eat your face out

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Selfies. They just get deeper and deeper. Ridiculous selfie stick aside, you can now print a selfie of yourself onto a piece of toast. At least, this hellish invention by Vermont Toaster lets you do that.

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This is a rare photo of Mt. Fuji’s shadow

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Due to low hanging clouds and fog, the view atop Mt. Fuji is usually blocked, hindering climbers from experiencing the majestic sights surrounding the iconic mountain. But sometime in 2012, during his 4th attempt, photographer ‘Kris J B’ captured this rare shot of Mt. Fuji’s near-perfect triangle shadow draped over the landscape below.

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Never blow-out your thongs again, thanks to this Aussie company

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Thongs, flip-flops, sandals, jandals – whatever you want to call them, Gold Coast-based company Willi Footwear has found a simple but witty design solution to prevent blow-outs.

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Venn Diagram pie chart… in a pie

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Sometime in June last year, Reddit user Rvenn, whose real name is Venn, had a friend bake him an actual venn diagram pie made up of, well, two intersecting pies. A fellow Redditor stole and reposted his picture of the pie a few days ago, which, ironically, was how we found out about it.

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Sydney artist explores the human form by creating these Chinese porcelain sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 29 July 2014

What do you get when you mix traditional Western portraiture with Eastern decorative design? Something that’s both haunting and beautiful. Chinese artist Ah Xian explores the human form by creating busts of his family members – including his wife, father, and brother – then paints them over with iconic Chinese blue and white porcelain designs. […]

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IKEA uses stores in SIngapore to find new homes for homeless animals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Swedish furniture chain giant IKEA has been recently experimenting with putting life-sized cardboard cutouts of actual homeless cats and dogs on its showroom pieces — such as couches and rugs — in Singapore, to get customers thinking about bringing a potential pet home. The cutouts come with unique barcodes that can be scanned with a mobile device to get instant information about the actual animal pictured.

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