This office disappears to prevent employees from working overtime

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 26 September 2014

The Heldergroen office in Amsterdam looks just like any office during working hours, but once the clock strikes 6, a key is turned and steel cables lift the desks up into the air, effectively stopping anyone who wants to do overtime.

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Powerful photos of people shortly before and directly after their death

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death. [This post originally ran on Feature Shoot]

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These fun, saturated photos will make you wish Summer wasn’t over yet

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By Chad Verzosa in New Photography on Thursday 25 September 2014

If you find yourself rather bummed out that summer’s over, Ryan Tatar has some pictures to help you satiate your cravings for sun, surf, and sand- even if you’re stuck in your office cubicle. Almost all of Ryan Tatar’s photographs feel like they were taken on a lazy summer afternoon; there’s no thinking involved, just fleeting emotions of bliss and nostalgia.

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To fulfill her last wish, mother and son shared one last dance 3 days before she passed away

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 25 September 2014

Warning: prepare tissue. 61-year-old Mary Ann Manning had been suffering from breast cancer and only wanted one thing before her passing. That was to share one last dance with his son, Ryan, at his wedding. In the video below, you’ll see that she finally got her wish after she stood up from her wheel chair […]

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You can now make custom pixel designs on your waffles thanks to this cool invention

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 25 September 2014

You know what’s better than waffles? Nothing. Except maybe waffles that have your own custom-made patterns on it! The Pixel Waffle Maker looks functions like any other waffle iron – you know, it making waffles. But the innovation in this invention comes in the 9×9 pixel silicon tray that lets you make custom waffle patterns by pushing its individual pixels in and out. Pour the batter on the tray and out comes the best breakfast ever!

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These beautiful scenic art pieces are actually painted with credit cards

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 25 September 2014

Artist Sandy Byers from Washington owns a vast collection of credit cards, but they are not used for charging up purchases. Instead, she uses them as a handy replacement for paintbrushes when she doesn’t have any. This method of painting began by accident, when she was about to start painting outdoors after hiking for about a mile with her husband, and realized she had forgotten to bring along her paintbrushes.

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KFC Japan has some of the weirdest promo products we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 25 September 2014

I’ll have what these KFC Japan executives and marketing people are having. KFC Japan recently launched a promotional campaign that gives fans a chance to win one of these fried chicken drumstick-inspired items: an iPhone 5s case, a head pillow, a mouse, a keyboard, and a USB. I now, amazing right?!

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Clawing back freedom of speech: fight censorship alongside your favourite felines

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Thursday 25 September 2014

It’s time to fight for you rights, cats around the world unite! In a hilarious move against political leaders and dictators who restrict the right to free speech with in their countries, these feline accessories were launched by Hidemyass, an internet provider that gives users access to information blocked in their countries.

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The world’s most intimate martini bar is inside of a van and accommodates just 2 guests and a mixologist

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 25 September 2014

As part of a vodka advertising campaign, the world’s most intimate martini bar was designed by the branding strategists of London-based Ragged Edge. So what makes it so intimate? Uh, it’s the fact that this bar takes up just a small space in the back of an updated Citroen H van and fits only two guests […]

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A group of mates staged this photoshoot after getting fed up with the amount of potholes on their local roads

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Thursday 25 September 2014

We’ve all had that horrible lurching feeling when our tyre, wheel or foot lands in a pothole and we’re thrown off balance with a crunch. Potholes are blight on society and a constant source of angst between road-users and council, apparently nowhere more so than in Lithuania.

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7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Fight Club (but always wished that you did)

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By Zolton in New Film on Thursday 25 September 2014

David Fincher’s 1999 masterpiece Fight Club may not have been a box office smash first time around, but it’s had an enduring second life as a cult favourite of discerning film buffs. Adapted from the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club was raw, vicious and darkly compelling, showcasing a ridiculously toned Brad Pitt and a wonderfully dis-engaged Edward Norton.

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Untranslatable words as pictures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 25 September 2014

Footloose writer and illustrator Ella Frances Sanders has lived all over the world, so it was rather fitting that she somehow found a way to translate over 50 words without a direct English translation, in the form of charming illustrations for her book Untranslatable. These are so twee and so fun.

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Police Instagram account is unending source of hilarity

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Thursday 25 September 2014

What are the police like in your country? Testosterone-fuelled gun-wielding maniacs, corrupt as the day is long or apathetic cynics with little to do other than stop you riding your bike on the sidewalk? If none of these stereotypes fit then lucky you, but even so it’s unlikely you as much of a fun-loving police force as the residents of Reykjavik.

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Timberland sends four creatives out of their comfort zones to live each other’s lives

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By Milo Sumner in New Fashion on Thursday 25 September 2014

Being creative in today’s world means more than simply having good ideas, it’s the ability to change, evolve and come at life from another point of view. Nowhere is this understood better than at Timberland where, in partnership with Vice, they have launched a brand new initiative. This Autumn, Life Swaps by Timberland will take four influential creatives from major European cities and place them into each other’s shoes.

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Now you can channel your inner rock god while swatting flies

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 25 September 2014

Haha! This is perfect for us all who’ve ever dreamt of being a rock star, but never got to it, no thanks to, you know, a normal life and all that. Ryan Hanrahan and Bianca Riggio, the creative couple of design company Page Thirty Three, came up with this off-kilter design for a fly swatter.

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