Teeny tiny miniature hand blown vases and wine glasses

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 21 May 2015

If you’ve ever tried your hand at glassblowing, you’ll know all too well how incredibly difficult it can be to achieve a perfect finished piece. Even artists experienced for decades make flops. So to see these miniature wine glasses, vases and beakers standing just centimetres tall is quite astounding.

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Classical paintings superimposed on modern-day settings make everyday life more interesting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 21 May 2015

Angels, deities, and other scantily-clad classical figures make modern-day settings, such as subways and bus stops, their new homes in the series ‘2 Reality’.

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Nintendo whiskey flasks conceal your booze in the geekiest way possible

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 21 May 2015

Now you can once again enjoy the Nintendo video games of your childhood – though just not the way you remember using it. Matt Cornell of Ink Whiskey is selling a line of retro NES cartridges that are actually whiskey flasks in disguise.

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Along London’s River Thames, a floating house you can rent on Airbnb

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 21 May 2015

To celebrate London’s easing of tight home-sharing regulations, Airbnb is renting out a one-of-a-kind property that’s set in one of the city’s best locations: the River Thames.

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Can you spot the optical illusion in this ordinary photo? It’s been mystifying Redditors for days

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 21 May 2015

Redditor zibin probably didn’t expect such a reaction to his photo. After all, it’s just a snap or two ordinary construction guys standing in an ordinary cherry picker, right? Wrong! Look a little closer and your brain will melt from this Escher-esque illusion.

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KLM and Heineken gave 10 lucky people an epic non-stop party in Amsterdam!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 21 May 2015

If you ordered a Heineken recently, you might’ve been rewarded – not only with an iced cold beer but a trip to Amsterdam via KLM! As part of an incredible experience, both Dutch companies joined forces to celebrate King’s Day, (Koningsdag) which sees the city of Amsterdam come alive (more alive than usual!) with festivities on every street.

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Tortoises eating tiny pancakes is all you need to feel good today

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 21 May 2015

Goes to show that everyone loves pancakes. Well, almost everyone. In this short video by BuzzFeed Blue, sulcate tortoises Oz, George, Tails, and Ralph are all treated to a healthy serving of pancakes. Most of them quickly dive into their meal (who wouldn’t?), save for one little guy who simply walks away. Maybe because they […]

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Newly-discovered crayfish has a shell that looks like outer space

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 21 May 2015

As it turns out, we don’t need high-powered telescopes to see far into outer space. All we actually need are diving gear! In Indonesia, a recently-discovered species of crayfish is turning heads for having a shell that looks like a cosmic nebula – or one of those EDM album covers.

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This squirrel looks like he’s holding a purple umbrella to take shelter from the rain

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 21 May 2015

Well, that’s definitely something you don’t see every day. In London, photographer Max Ellis – who previously captured squirrels wearing jack-o-lanterns – is back with another curious find: a squirrel holding up a purple umbrella.

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Gentlemen, play with yourself, it might just save your life

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By David Jackson in Video on Thursday 21 May 2015

Much like cancer, a viral idea can really spread when it’s left to its own devices. And that was the plan with this incognito message for testicular cancer, aimed at young Aussie men in the vulnerable age group of 20-39. With 70% of them watching adult movies online, it was the perfect time to reach them: when they already had their pants down.

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Tables made out of dartboards or bicycle wheels

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By Maria in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

SNAP is an assembly system for furniture with an innovative mechanism that allows you to design endless one-of-a-kind tables, TV stands, shelves, among others.

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A short film that looks into the lives of Trauma Cleaners

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By Dani Leever in New Film on Wednesday 20 May 2015

An independent documentary company from Australia, PLGRM, has made a short piece looking into the lives of Trauma Cleaners – people who have to clean up the absolute naaastiest of messes.

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Creative duo creates 3D paper illustrations of spaceships, animals, and everything else

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Nancy, France-based Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of creative agency ‘Zim & Zou’ breathe life into paper by turning it into 3D illustrations of food, animals, and even spaceships.

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Currencies around the world look better with superheroes on them than politicians

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 May 2015

While politicians might not exactly be superhero material (super villain material, perhaps), Italy-based artist Alessandro Rabatti nonetheless shows us what they’d look like in masks and capes.

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Guy promotes love for books by reading in the most unexpected places

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 20 May 2015

21-year-old Jakub Pavlovsky loves reading books so much, he can read anywhere. And by ‘anywhere’, I mean reading-in-the-middle-of-a-busy-sidewalk anywhere. In his Instagram project ‘BOOK’S CALLING’, he is seen sitting down cross-legged and immersed in a book while his surroundings – such as a hectic street or a cramped subway car – moves on.

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