Check into this hotel, get isolated and have marine fishes checking in on you

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 25 August 2014

The Manta Resort is a one-of-a-kind, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba, off the east coast of Africa. But their guest rooms are all separated from each other and all come with an underwater space four meters below the water surface for you to ogle at some beautiful marine life and sleep in, if you can shut your eyes away from what unfolds all around you.

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This is the coolest-looking iPhone speaker we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 25 August 2014

Definitely a hipster must-have! The Chinon ‘Legato CH-PS840’ is an iPhone speaker dock that’ll pique the interest of your equally hipster house guests. As you can see, it has an ash hardwood horn that serves as the speakers – just like the good ‘ol days! What this does is it improves low and mid-high region sounds, making it ideal for soothing background music.

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This artist transformed a museum into an indoor riverbed

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 25 August 2014

Walking into Olafur Eliasson’s first solo exhibit, ‘Riverbed’, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, you’d think you walked straight onto a barren mountain landscape with white walls encapsulating it, but it really is just all man-made!

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Thanks to Airbnb, you can stay overnight in a Sydney IKEA for just $11

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 25 August 2014

You’ve always wanted to take a quick nap while shopping at IKEA but now’s your chance to spend the night! Those bright and colourful rooms are no longer just for show, thanks to a new initiative with Airbnb. For one night only, IKEA is opening up to customers, offering three luxurious (as luxurious as IKEA can get) suites in its Tempe, Sydney branch.

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This chairless chair will ensure you’ll have a seat anywhere

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 25 August 2014

Imagine always having a seat no matter where you are. The chairless chair is like an exoskeleton that you wear which locks into place when you sit down. It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. When in use, it allows the user to rest their leg muscles and can improve posture. When it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run.

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This piece by David LaChapelle is everything you’d want in a (glam) music video

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By Christopher Stribley in New Music on Monday 25 August 2014

David LaChapelle has created a candy floss dream for fashion icon Daphne Guinness’ new music video, along with legendary producer Tony Visconti. It’s Ziggy Stardust meets Velvet Goldmine on an overdose of Wild Berry Skittles. In other words, it’s everything you’d want in a (glam) music video.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: an entire room in a single box

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 August 2014

Convenience is an understatement when it comes to the room-in-a-box. A German design and furniture company came up with this brilliant concept, including a whole room’s worth of furniture in a box that only measures 90 x 120 centimetres. No tools are needed in the process of turning this box into a room, and assembly takes less than 10 minutes!

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This video of two cats having a lovers tiff is the funniest thing we’ve seen all year

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 23 August 2014

The things you can do with two cats and a vivid imagination! YouTuber nolifejpn constructed an hilarious scenario in which one very angry cat gives a dressing down to his oft-maligned feline companion, all of which had us rolling around in laughter and wishing that we’d witnessed the very same scene ourselves. [Watch the video […]

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This bathroom set is made out of Belgian chocolate and will cost you $133,000!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

This bathroom set would make Willy Wonka proud. Inspired by millions of Google searches for ‘bathroom sweets’ (a misspelling of ‘suite’), UK-based chocolate company, Choccywoccydoodah, partnered up with Bathrooms.com to fill that demand quite literally.

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Office thief kidnaps a sandwich and leaves a ransom note, hilarity ensues

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

Oh the gems you find on the internet. In anonymous office somewhere in the world, a sandwich went missing. *dun dun dun dun* Its frustrated owner then posted a note, calling out the unknown sandwich thief to stop the shenanigans. Here’s where it gets exciting: the thief responds with a ransom note! And from there […]

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Illustrations drawn with layer of dirt on truck doors capture eye balls on the road

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Since the early 2000s, British artist Ben Long has been delighting many drivers and passengers with his finger illustrations done on the rear doors of commercial trucks. But not on any clean ones, mind you. They have to be coated with a layer of dirt built up from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions so that Long can draw through them using only one finger. The 35-year-old artist calls the ongoing series of his mobile canvases that travel all over the UK ‘The Great Traveling Art Exhibition’.

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This is possibly the only pair of DIY anime jeans in the world

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 22 August 2014

While fashion designers all over the world are wringing their hands in despair over what new designs they can possibly come up with for the next season’s pair of must-have jeans, one German cosplayer already has it down pat. Make it anime, of course! Known only as Kirameku for now, she has cunningly made good use of some water-based textile paints to draw strategically positioned 2D lines and creases on a pair of plain denim jeans.

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Small things that are actually surprisingly big: From hidden hammocks to sliding walls, this tiny attic apartment has it all

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By Milo Sumner in Architecture on Friday 22 August 2014

Introducing Didomestic, an tiny residence in the centre of Madrid, jam-packed with hidden gems of awesomeness. Decorated sparsely with plain wood and neutral colours, Didomestic was designed with flexibility in mind. Almost every section of wall, ceiling and floor can be opened, turned or rotated to reveal endless living accessories and layout options. In various […]

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An Australian company just invented the greatest butter knife ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 22 August 2014

How humans have never thought of this design before is a complete mystery. Sydney-based company DM Initiatives has solved one of life’s greatest challenges: spreading cold butter on toast. How? With something as simple as combining a cheese grater with a butter knife.

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Aww: Frozen-themed marriage proposal will make your day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

It just had to happen. After all the Frozen-inspired things we’ve seen (mostly song covers) since the film’s release, we now finally have a Frozen wedding proposal! Denver-based Brian Davis wanted to give his college sweetheart, Michelle Seguin, a very special proposal. So he did it the most romantic way he knew how: do it […]

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