Wife uses a sharpie pen to give his husband’s Nissan Skyline GTR an artistic custom paintjob

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 16 October 2014

You just know it’s true love when you let your wife doodle all over your precious sports car. A car enthusiast hated the silver colour of his Nissan Skyline GTR, but instead of having it repainted, he did something completely unexpected: he let his talented wife draw all over it with a Sharpie.

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Enter a time warp dressed in suits and frocks from the ’40s and ’50s at this ultra vintage clothing store

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 16 October 2014

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Already embraced by hipsters and fashionistas, Melbourne is now making a name for itself as Australia’s headquarters of vintage glamor. As seen in the immaculately cut, full-skirted ’50s and ’60s-style frocks worn to great effect on TV’s Mad Men, the polished vintage look can be yours at Circa, easily one of the most authentic vintage shop located on the first floor of the beautiful Art Deco building Mitchell House at Lonsdale Street.

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Attaching a penguin to your floor wipe will make you look forward to house chores

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 16 October 2014

If a penguin belly flopping all over the house doesn’t motivate you to do the chores, I don’t know what will. This penguin floor wipe cover is an adorable accessory for your mop. Simply attach the tuxedoed bird through the handle of your floor wipe, and watch it slide on its belly as you clean your home. Remove it from the handle, and it becomes a tissue box cover!

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Public service announcements with a snarky and hilarious twist

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 October 2014

Jim Benton, one of the world’s greatest cartoonists, has created a series of public service announcements (PSAs) that ‘give back’ (if giving back means being snarky and hilarious). Benton makes sure to remind us to talk to our kids about smoking (and ‘like how pipes are a bit pretentious’), that seat belts save lives (‘one way is by choking bears’), and to fight global warming (by turning on the air conditioner and opening the windows).

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Aerial photos of abstract landscapes transformed into carpets

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 16 October 2014

Have you ever marvelled at how flat, two-dimensional and generally neat landscapes look when you’re peering out the window of a plane at 30,000 feet? Florian Pulcher certainly has. Ever since he was little he has been drawn to the segmentation of land and how neat and pleasing it is to view from above.

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Burnout photography is the ultimate photo series for any motorhead

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 16 October 2014

Sydney-based Kiwi Simon Davidson has quite a background in vehicles, so it’s no wonder this photographer took his camera to snap some of the most incredible burnouts on Aussie and American soil.

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Hilarious ways to mispell a name, courtesy of Starbucks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 16 October 2014

Last month we showed you why Starbucks employees spell your name wrong, but this month we’re showing you the list of names they’ve gotten wrong over the years. And it’s quite funny to see. How about spelling Allison as ‘Allerson’ or Mark as ‘Mog’?

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Man with no legs conquered the most dangerous mountain in China

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 16 October 2014

Jianmen Pass is unanimously touted as the most dangerous mountain road in China and poses a challenge for any able-bodied person to reach its peak. Yet one person has successfully reached the top, despite having lost both his legs in an accident. Chen Zhou completed an arduous  journey of 2,080 meters on the steep and dangerous road, with some of the slopes reaching 96 degrees, and cliffs standing more than 400-meters high.

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Photographer captures the different things people leave by their windows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 16 October 2014

‘Signs of Life’ is a series by photographer Daniel Zakharov wherein he documents the different things – or animals – that people place by their windows.

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Woman replicates amazing makeup transformation, this time turning into male characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 16 October 2014

Remember that Filipino TV host who made the internet go wild last week with his make-up skills that can transform him into female celebrities? If not, let me help you here.

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A two-legged chair that will tone muscles every minute you work

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Question: just how sadistic is the creator of this two-legged balancing chair? Designed by Benoit Malta, this badass chair is made out of wood and aims to avoid stationary postures in favour of promoting mobility. Malta says the chair is to introduce ‘bearable discomfort’ and to raise awareness about our bodies. Perhaps Malta is doing […]

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This super snugly pillow attaches itself to your hand, arm and elbow for a zzzatisfying power nap

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Designed by Kawamura Ganjavian of Studio Banana Things, this Ostrich Pillow Mini enables its wearied wearer to catch up on some sleep in cool comfort and super style. Whether it’s wrapped around the hand, enveloped at the arm or secured around the elbow, its cushioned headrest guarantees a comfy slumber land wherever your head may […]

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The very best moments of the Boiler Room video broadcasts (and not for the music)

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Nobody likes being reminded of their own embarrassing antics from the night before, which is why it’s probably sound advice to steer clear of any cameras whenever you’re feeling a little… worse for wear.

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The newest hashtag campaign celebrities are in on? #WakeUpCall

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 15 October 2014

So long, ice bucket challenge. Hello, #WakeUpCall. This new social media campaign is in the aid of Unicef and involves celebs taking selfies first thing in the morning-no makeup and no hair brushing. The idea was actually conceived by UK Unicef Ambassador Jemima Khan, who said on Twitter: ‘Post a video of your #wakeupcall or […]

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The Co-Create Series: James Jirat Patradoon’s drawing inspired by a David LaChapelle music video

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Wednesday 15 October 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

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