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This proves that San Francisco is ridiculously more expensive than other cities!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in News on Monday 15 September 2014

After seeing these infographics, you’ll want to move out of San Francisco immediately – unless you want to pay more for a cheeseburger meal upsize. Designer Annalisa van der Bergh and photographer Sierra Hartman of The Bold Italic decided to compare food prices between San Francisco and other US cities. Turns out, you’d get more […]

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A guided tour of earth, aboard the international space station

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Here’s a guided tour you’ll definitely enjoy. Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made the most of their outer space adventures, and gave us a very special tour of some of the world’s cites and landmarks. Taped by Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, this video shows the ISS traveling at about […]

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Now you can charge your phone with just your purse

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 6 August 2014

It all started when Liz Salcedo wanted to keep her phone charged. She created her first phone-charging kit with spare iPhone cables and a dock made from moldable plastic, cut the lining in a purse, and sewed the whole thing in. It was only when her friends and family kept asking her to fix their […]

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Need to clear unwanted vegetation? Rent a herd of hungry goats and make them happy!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 5 August 2014

We know Chicago’s O’hare International airport got a bunch of goats to take care of landscaping last year. Now it looks like you can do the same with the help of Rent-A-Ruminant, a company located on Vashon Island in Seattle with a 120-strong herd of rescued goats.

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Play video games and win for yourself a university scholarship

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Thursday 10 July 2014

We are not kidding. A private university in Chicago has been dangling scholarships that are worth up to US$19,000 per student at avid players of League of Legends. The video game has quickly become one of the most fiercely battled amongst organized team competitions. 

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Smashing Pumpkins songs, improved with cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and tea shop owner Billy Corgan was recently the cover star of no-kill humane organization PAWS Chicago’s magazine, along with — yep, you guessed it — Siamese cats. Which then sparked off a friendly competition among fans of music website Stereogum to see who could come up with the best cat-themed Smashing […]

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The solution to potholes: cover them with mosaics

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Apparently, the saying, ‘if you want something done, you gotta do it yourself’, also applies to potholes. Inspired by the mosaics he saw in Italy, artist Jim Bachor has started work last year on seven of Chicago’s 600,000 potholes, filling them in with his own artistic touch. The mosaics would often read, ‘POTHOLE’, or sometimes […]

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Famous Chunkies: illustrator reimagines famous characters as overweight

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 30 May 2014

Poor Batman, he’s gonna get a lot of ‘Yo Mama’ jokes with that gut hanging out of the Batsuit. In ‘Famous Chunkies’, Chicago-based artist Alex Solis reimagines many famous pop culture characters as having put on a few – ok maybe A LOT – of pounds. Now overweight and obese, many of them are struggling […]

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Hello, Acrophobia! This observation deck allows you to tilt over the city

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Chicago’s John Hancock Center has just opened a brand new observation deck known as TILT. And just as its name implies, this observation deck allows guests to tilt over the city from the 94th storey. Tourists are secured inside an enclosed glass and steel platform that holds up to eight people at a time and gives them a 360-degree view of the Windy City.

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Lean With It: photos by Paul Octavious

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 26 March 2014

This is one unique photo series! Chicago-based photographer and designer Paul Octavious created these conceptual photographs of figures “following the angle of windswept trees”. Pretty neat, right? Now I’m not sure if any Photoshop is involved, but if not, Octavious’ subjects might’ve endured a few grazed knees after falling over trying to get in line […]

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Hand-stitched quilts embroidered with the curves and straight lines of famous cities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 14 February 2014

For those who often find themselves lost under the sheets, these quilts will help you find your way. City Quilts are quilts, but with city maps on them! These hand-stitched quilts are embroidered with the curves and straight lines of famous cities, such as New York, Boston, Paris, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. They’re handy […]

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Beautiful sand paintings that only last temporarily

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 7 February 2014

Artist Joe Mangrum has created over 650 public sand paintings on the streets of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and other big cities since 2009. These bright and colourful sand paintings usually take him six to eight hours of back breaking work, only to have the temporary works disappear later on. Such is the dedication of a true artist.

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Japanese precision walking competition

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Of course synchronized team precision walking is in Japan, where else could such a not-so-normal sport be found? ‘Shuudan Koudou’, which means ‘collective action’, is a competition where teams of men and women outperform each other in a series of complex and unbelievable synchronized walking routines – similar to those of military movement exercises. The […]

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That extra $8M you have lying around can buy you Oprah’s condo

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 24 January 2014

Just thought you’d like to know that Oprah’s Chicago condo is up for sale. You know, if you have an extra $7.75M lying around (that’s around 8.8M AUD). But before you turn down the chance to sleep where O did, listen to what you’ll get. This condo features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half […]

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These American vintage McDonald’s Japan burgers really take the cake

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 14 January 2014

McDonald’s Japan is running the American Vintage campaign that takes its all-American heritage to an indulgent high with retro-style posters parading ‘nostalgic’ grub offerings like the Diner Double Beef with Chicago-style steak sauce and mashed potatoes. We’d have thought this was a parody of McDonald’s – only that it isn’t.

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