The limited edition take-anywhere chaise lawn chair

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 14 October 2014

You can’t always find a chair to sit on while out and about, but if you have the limited edition chaise lawn chair, you’ll never get stuck looking for a place to sit, ever again. This ‘alive furniture, mobile planter and human transporter’ was created using wheelbarrow parts, wood, dirt, and of course, grass.

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In Brisbane, you can shop, dine and watch movies at an ex-prison site

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Tuesday 14 October 2014

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The Barracks in Brisbane has its roots as the 1860 Brisbane Petrie Terrace Gaol, which was home to 96 prisoners in two cell blocks for two decades or so before it was forced to close from bursting at the seams with too many convicts.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: This rolling park bench means you’ll never get a wet bottom again

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 14 October 2014

There’s one thing we can all agree on: sitting on a bench right after it rained is not a good idea. If you’ve ever done it without knowing beforehand, you’re left red faced… and wet bottomed. But Sungwoo Park has designed a bench that beats the weather at its own game. The solution? The Rolling Bench.

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Everyone’s going crazy over these cat headphones on indiegogo

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 14 October 2014

These headphones are purr-fect! UC Berkeley alumni Wenqing Yang and Victoria Hu have unlocked the secret to selling lots and lots of headphones: cats. The anime-inspired headphones, once worn, will turn you into a music-loving feline. Now you not only get to listen to good music, but you’ll become tempting to get pet as well.

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Watch out: the zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 14 October 2014

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The zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne, though not the way you imagine it to be. On 25 October, Meburnians will be treated to a Tomorrowland-esque event filled with food, booze, and music – but not before they pass through a haunted house filled with flesh-hungry zombies first!

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This is how much space a bike can save on the road

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Tuesday 14 October 2014

It’s pretty common knowledge that bicycles can help reduce traffic congestion and pollution, not to mention riding one to work daily can result in a smaller waistline. And yet, we still refuse to leave the comforts of our automobiles.

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How about cooking dinner on your own personal laptop-stove?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Tuesday 14 October 2014

It’s such an inconvenience when you’ve got to stop surfing the web to cook yourself dinner. All that time gone down the drain to light the stove and watch that steak cook-you’ll sacrifice at least half an hour of Internet time per cooking session. That’s probably why Macedonia-based industrial designer Dragan Trenchevski came up with this concept laptop-stove.

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Chocolate skulls have exposed brains made of gummy and walnuts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 October 2014

No wonder zombies love eating brains, they taste just like candy! Spanish graphic designers Ruth & Sira Garcia created these skull-shaped chocolates with nuts and candy for brains in a culinary series they call ‘Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts’.

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Yes, this is an Indiana jones rope bridge, but for cats

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Take your feline friend on life-threatening adventures from the comforts of your own home with this cat bridge inspired by the rickety rope bridge from ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’.

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In Prague, you can sit back and relax in an authentic beer bath while sipping unlimited beer

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Travel to Prague and you’ll find the world’s greatest spas, with ancient spa therapies keeping you relaxed and rested. But these spas are not like the others. These spas feature bathtubs full of warm water, brewer’s yeast, hops and malt that are thought to release stress, fatigue and tension over 30 glorious minutes.

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A group of 7 year-olds were treated to fancy 7-course tasting menu in New York: their reactions are priceless!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Daniel, awarded 3 Michelin stars and glowing reviews on Yelp, is said to be one of Manhattan’s best dining experiences. Named after chef-owner Daniel Boulud, this Upper East Side restaurant hosts a French-inspired cuisine that’ll leave your tastebuds overjoyed and your bank account depleted.

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These cats will always look shocked when they see you

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 14 October 2014

In my neighborhood, there are many stray cats who are well fed by kind souls and all they seem to do is bask in the sun and judge you with inscrutable eyes when you walk pass them. As for this particular group of cats, they seem to do more than judge. They actually look askance at you when you approach.

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This redhead has saved loads by using a DIY ‘ginger discount card’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 13 October 2014

After Richard Macrae’s friends gifted him with a fake ginger discount card on his birthday four years ago, they probably didn’t expect him to use it. But this 30-year-old has used this joke gift to his advantage and has been able to use it at bars, restaurants, cinemas, and even on taxi fares to save money. Who knew explicitly fake IDs were useful!

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This guy BASE jumps from one skyscraper to another skyscraper’s rooftop pool

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 13 October 2014

BASE jumping is taken to a whole other level in this video of John Van Horne in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Not only does he jump from a massive skyscraper, but this BASE jumper makes it into the rooftop pool of a nearby building, 1,200 feet off the ground.

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Pastafarian is forbidden to wear kitchen-wear on his head for licence photo

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By Milo Sumner in News on Monday 13 October 2014

A man in Australia has been denied the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head for his driver’s licence, and is outraged. Simon Leadbetter of Brisbane was refused a renewal of his licence by the Department of Transport and Main Roads due to his head wear.

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