This Star Trek-like elevator fits nicely into the corner of your room

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 25 August 2015

What’s up with stairs? They’re so last year. This year it’s all about the Star Trek elevator, or more commonly known as the Lifestyle Lift.

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This Harry Potter-inspired classroom is the next best thing to wizardry school

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Why go to Hogwarts when you can bring Hogwarts to you? On Reddit, the husband of a special education teacher and Potterhead posted photos of his wife’s redecorated Harry Potter-themed classroom.

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Infiniti’s incredible ‘From Pencil to Metal’ 360-degree video

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Tuesday 25 August 2015

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For the second of two innovative films that debuted at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Infiniti’s Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa, takes viewers into the design process of the QX30 concept car.

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Key hanger that looks like an amp is for the music lover in you

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 25 August 2015

You might not be living life like a rockstar, but at least your keys can. This here is the Jack Rack key hanger from Pluginz. It’s made to disguise itself as a miniature amp that can hold your keys via an audio jack keychain.

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Bucket list alert: Get up close with orphaned baby elephants in Kenya

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Instead of taking a holiday to relax on the beach, travel to Kenya’s David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and check out adorable orphaned baby elephants.

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All this grizzly bear wants to do is roll down the hillside

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 25 August 2015

While taking a tour of Denali National Park, Minnesota tourist David Pangborn along with a group of visitors saw something quite spectacular: A grizzly bear. But this was no ordinary grizzly bear. This grizzly bear didn’t feel like walking down the hill before him. So he rolled.

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Woman live tweets a couples’ dramatic breakup 30,000 feet in the air

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Kelly Keegs thought she was going to have a nice, relaxing flight last night but instead she got some in-flight entertainment that she’ll never forget. After a delayed takeoff and waiting on the runway, a guy closeby to Kelly thought it was the perfect time to breakup with his girl. So she decided to live tweet the whole ordeal.

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Tiny baby pandas make their public debut in China and it’s all so adorable

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Is there anything cuter than baby pandas snoozing in baskets? Ten baby pandas made their debut public appearance at China’s Ya’an Bi Feng Xia Giant Panda Breeding Center on Friday. The pandas range in age from one week to two months old and were part of a ‘healthy boom’ in the birth of panda cubs.

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This is the Star Wars theme park everyone is hoping for

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 24 August 2015

You’ve probably heard by now that Disney has plans of building two Star Wars theme parks. Not much else is known about the parks, but if they look anything close to artist Kevin Lynch’s concept art, it’s truly going to be the happiest place on Earth – or the entire galaxy, for that matter.

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Shiba Inu stuck in a hedge shows us the importance of staying positive

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Monday 24 August 2015

Hi dog, how are you today? Oh you know, just hanging around. In Japan, a Shiba Inu was seen stuck in a hedge. You know, stuff you ordinarily see over there.

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London’s dizzying sky pool is not for those with fear of heights

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 24 August 2015

In London, developers are planning on building a 10-storey high translucent pool that acts both as a bridge between two luxury apartments and as an agoraphobic’s worst nightmare.

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Fancy catching a movie smack bang in the middle of the Thai jungle?

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 24 August 2015

A lot of travellers have a rule when visiting new places: never go to the movies. It’s because you can’t soak up the culture in a dark theatre, nor meet the locals. And catching a flick at home is pretty easy anyway. But there’s an exception to this no-movie rule and it lies in the jungle of Thailand.

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This cute Parisian bakery serves up some very naughty baguettes (NSFW)

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 24 August 2015

Who said Paris was the centre of sophistication? French people love their phallic-shaped bread just as much as anyone! Legay Choc Boulangerie is run by two brothers (one straight, one gay) who just happen to have the surname ‘Legay’… and just so happen to sell penis-shaped baguettes.

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Uh oh! Dog poop on the street might be DNA tested to fine owners

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 24 August 2015

If one of your pet peeves is dog owners leaving poop lying out on the street, read on. Then pack your bags for Spain’s north-eastern city of Tarragona, because the local government is threatening to track down dog owners who fail to clean up after their pooches… with DNA technology.

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Need a boost of motivation in your life? Invest in yourself and watch your dreams come true

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By Chloe Olewitz in Tech on Monday 24 August 2015

No matter where you are in this crazy ride called life, investing in yourself is a tried and true step to encourage your own success and a better state of mind. 

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