Extreme poverty in China’s rural areas drive many people from the countryside to the city to gain toy factory jobs, where the average salary stays around $240 per month. German photographer Michael Wolf documented what he calls ‘The Real Toy Story’ to show us what workers’ lives are like as they make toys, and many […]
Remember the time your ancestor climbed into a pterodactyl’s nest and had the soundest sleep of his life? No? Neither do we. Well, maybe Floris Wubben — who designed this nest-like chair out of wooden branches for aMAZElab — does. The form is interesting, but we’re not sure it looks very cosy at all. The […]
By looking at these pictures, you may just think photographer Tom Sanders has the best job in the world. After all, his project Pole Dancing at Home tracks down 20 women in San Francisco that love a good pole dance. Sanders says, ‘I stereotyped them at first because I thought they were strippers. So I […]
You, me and your grandma, we’re all part of the same movement: The Mobile Movement. Human communication is different than it was five years ago and it will never be the same as it is right now because everything is moving at light speed, and we evolve around it.
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A power-free speaker that thrives on natural acoustics to amplify music from your phone? Yep. Handcrafted out of sustainable bamboo, the iBam, as its name would suggest, promises to provide an instant audio boost to any phone when you slip the latter into it. How ingenious.
Did you, like I, think that eating eggs is not killing any animals? Think again. PETA has launched a new video, created by viral video guru Djawid Hakimyar, that in just 41 seconds will turn your face from a happy smile to a grim frown.
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Stage fright. We’ve had it at some point in our lives, usually when we’ve had to get up in front of an audience and wow them on the spot. But would that stage fright be worse or lessened if you didn’t have all day, week, or month to worry about it beforehand? That’s the interesting question our friends at Heineken set out to address when they tested the courage of a handful of amateur Irish performers by inviting them to what they THOUGHT was an intimate casting to showcase their unique talent. Ha! No way.
According to Stephen Paternite, his taxidermy sculptures allow him to experiment with, and document evolution. The fascinating works combine materials either found in their natural environments or purchased through taxidermy supply, fuse natural parts like claws, skulls, feathers and antlers with other forms to create new hybrid animal species. The one of the robocat — […]
Ooh, we are really loving these. Israeli designer Yael Kristal redesigned these coffee cups — complete with uncomfortable stiletto heels, constrictive bangles and piercings — to wake people up to the sobering idea that they might really be fashion victims. Very clever.
The Devil is in the details. Upon first glance, the work of Maskull Laserre seems like just another contemporary art show, seemingly random found objects arranged in a gallery space. We then notice these everyday items, which all happen to be made of wood, appear to be badly damaged in one way or another. Of […]
Colombia-based creative Felipe Salazar has possibly nailed down the best classifieds ad we’ve seen ever. Done for a kitchen design company, the subtly tweeked text shows up the outlines of a kitchen peeping through these busy lines. Plus, it actually makes us even want to read the classifieds at all, which is quite an achievement.
Would you like some window cleaning? How about some panache with that? Well, you can now engage the fun and friendly services of Men in Kilts, which promises ‘proud, kilt wearing professionals’ who will turn up at your residential or commercial property and clean away.
In honour of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, photographer Eunique Jones created the project ‘Because of Them, We Can’. It shows little girls transformed into iconic women of the past and present, with an insightful quote from each woman. From Gloria Steinem and Frida Kahlo to Michelle Obama and Anne Frank, this series […]
Want the cool superhero/villain costume but don’t have the time to build one or cash to buy one? You can thank artist Patrick Dean for his handy dandy tips on making your next cosplay costume without costing a fortune. ‘My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas’ is a Tumblr blog which contains Dean’s illustrations of costumes fabricated […]
Labour might bring a tear to your eye, but what about these overly indulgent baby cribs. Brought to you by (the outrageous) Baby Suommo, now new parents can buy up big when their baby arrives. And ‘big’ means in the millions. This luxury line of baby accessories and furniture is offering a solid gold bassinet […]