This is what different foods look like when separated into monochromatic themes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 July 2014

Photographer Isabella Vacchi gives us an idea of what different meal settings look like when color variety is absent. Entitled ‘MONOCHROME’, the series organizes food and dining ware according to just four color palettes: black, white, grey, and brown. While the food spreads may be neat and organized, it’s not very appetizing to the eyes. […]

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Strangely mesmerizing video of hundreds of scooters on their daily journey

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Thursday 24 July 2014

This video of hundreds of scooters in Taiwan moving forth is strangely mesmerizing. The approximately two-minute video is a real gem of a lesson in patience as it shows the riders in a seemingly unperturbed, trance-like state in what must have been a horrendous traffic jam to boot and probably something they have to endure every single day of their commute. [watch the video here]

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This London Cinema offers double bed seating in the front row

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 24 July 2014

Everybody knows the best way to watch a film is under the covers, in bed. And London’s Electric Cinema has gone with this idea and planted six upholstered double beds in their cinema’s front row! It was all part of a $9million refurbishment of the 102-year-old cinema, with leather seats, footstools and two-seater sofas also […]

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Record sleeves, rescued from the bargain bin but not from blasphemy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

I randomly chanced upon the rather curious Bargain Bin Blasphemy in Tumblr, and I’ve got to say, whoever is doodling over these music album sleeves and giving them all hilariously blasphemic makeovers (check out the Fleetwood Mac one!), is a proper genius indeed.

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Nickels carved in the images of famous pop culture characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Previously, we featured the glorious but little known art form of the Hobo Nickel. Popular among hobos for its low cost and portability – hence the name – the Hobo Nickel is the technique wherein the artist carves the surface of any old coin until it forms a miniature bas relief. Traditionally, these modified coins […]

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Guess what this Manhattan skyline does

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

Made of rubber, this detailed model of the Manhattan skyline by designer Luca Lichee looks incredible. Even more remarkable? Its incredibly domestic in its purpose: you can use it as a dish rack or to organize your desk.

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Crab shows us all how to savor noodles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 24 July 2014

You have never really enjoyed noodles properly in your life until you see how this crab does it. Yes, following in the footsteps of pets eating human food (check out the one of the hamster eating tiny burritos here, a Korean YouTube user uploaded a video of his spaced-out pet crab, looking all alien-life and […]

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From El Mar to el marvellous! Fantastic bags made from recycled sail fabric

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Thursday 24 July 2014

We think this is worth your while, so bend your knee and lend your ear. Introducing MAFIA Bags, a new business out of South America started by Argentinian siblings Marcos and Paz Mafia.

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An illegible menu! Seriously, what will they stink of next?

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 July 2014

I’m lucky enough to live and work between Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, among the hippest and most desirable parts of Sydney. But I have to say, I’ve had just about enough of this ‘hipster’ craze, where everything either has holes in it, has been deconstructed, is worn super-loose or ultra-tight (I can never get it […]

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Gorgeous iPhone dock made from solid steel and hardrock maple

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Thursday 24 July 2014

Forget bright colours, flashing LEDs, built-in barometers and space-age materials. Nothing beats understated but superb self-explanatory quality. The good people over Grovemade understand this better than most, producing only the very finest products that are constructed from durable and attractive materials and built to last as well as look nice. Take the Grovemade iPhone Dock […]

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The perfect getaway at Château les Merles, in Southwest France

Zac Editor

By Zac in Cool Travel on Thursday 24 July 2014

The majestic Château les Merles in southwest France has everything you could require in terms of luxury, relaxation and good-eating. Located in the region of Dordogne, so named for the mighty river that runs through its hills, Château les Merles is perfectly situated among the famous vineyards and medieval landscapes that have so entranced European […]

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Photographers unite for Nite Art 14 auction on Australia’s Paddle8

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By Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Events on Thursday 24 July 2014

Melbourne photographers are coming together this week and auctioning their work to raise awareness for AIDS in what is the first Australian auction to launch on the reputed online auction house, Paddle8. The collaboration coincides with the annual Melbourne art festival Nite Art Coinciding with the AIDS 2014 conference hosted in Melbourne, the auction aims […]

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These railroad tracks have been turned into giant canvases

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Lisbon-based street artist Artur Bordalo, more popularly known as Bordalo II, is turning the different cityscapes of Portugal into giant canvases. Some of his transformative works include train tracks that have been painted over to provide critiques on how we live.

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Improbable fauna that do not exist

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Joan Fontcuberta, as The Guardian informs us, is ‘a photojournalist who fakes miracles, a terrible photographer who’s won one of the profession’s top prizes, a “bullshitter” who loves the truth’.

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This guy set a world record by having 41 Homer Simpsons tattooed on his arm

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 23 July 2014

27-year-old Lee Weir from New Zealand grew up under a household that banned him from watching his beloved TV series, The Simpsons. ‘I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up as my dad was a real life Ned Flanders’, he recalls. ‘He wouldn’t let me watch as it depicted the father and the head of the household to be a buffoon.

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