Become more beautiful by setting your face on fire in this bizarre (and dangerous) treatment

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 18 September 2014

You’ve tried it all-lotions, face masks, organic treatments-but nothing makes you feel more beautiful than having your face set alight, right? This bizarre practice known as Huo Liao is a Chinese beauty treatment that is thought to stimulate the skin and address dullness, sagging and wrinkles.

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Organized Things Twitter feed shows the visual beauty of order

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Twitter can be a chaotic place with all that information overload. Good news for the neat freaks among us, then, that a superb tweet feed like Organized Things exists, streaming snapshots of organized items that show everything in its right place.

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10 of the world’s most beautiful places you’ve probably never heard of

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 November 2013

The world is an amazing place to explore its beautiful sights. Some are more popular than others, like the Pyramids of Egypt, or the Mt. Fuji in Japan, or that beach in The Beach starring post-Titanic Leonardo Dicaprio. But some, and to the delight of all you hipsters out there, are more underground, more obscure than others. Here are some of those truly beautiful places that you’ve probably never heard of.

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Aēsop’s amazing glass roofed store in Adelaide

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Friday 24 May 2013

As you should all know by now Aēsop is one of my favourite brands; amazing products, amazing philosophy and amazing stores. My absolute favourite store, though, would have to be their wondrous Adelaide space which has a roof made out of recycled bottles. Designed by Melbourne’s March Studios, the bottles are arranged into a wave […]

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Bizarre beauty pageants from America’s past

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 9 January 2013

The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things has evidence that beauty contests used to be more imaginative affairs. Take for instance, the Miss Perfect Posture pageant with X-rayed contestants (1956), the Most Beautiful Ape pageant with contestants donning ape masks (1972) and the Sausage Queen contest (1955).

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James Jirat Patradoon teams up with Fierce for Life

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Thursday 4 October 2012

Australian illustrator James Jirat Patradoon is not one to shy away from the spotlight. Gaining the attention of stars such as Nacho Pop and Kanye West with his sci fi/gangster rap/wrestling superhero/black metal creations, Patradoon has clients ranging from Grill’d to Adidas. Now he has teamed up with the new health company, Fierce for Life.

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Beautiful work by New York artist Christian Johnson

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By Victoria Selbach in New Art on Tuesday 27 March 2012

Words cannot do justice to the beauty found in the work of New York-based artist Christian Johnson. Just look on below and be amazed.

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Laura Wesson

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By Laura in New Illustration on Wednesday 6 July 2011

Laura Wesson is a British illustrator. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Westminster, London, with a degree in Illustration and now lives and works in Australia where her love for all things fashion fuels and inspires her designs.

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Intensive theatrical make-up by Juliana Dadalto

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By Lori Regattieri in New Fashion on Thursday 5 May 2011

Juliana Dadalto, a multi-discipline artist from Brazil, can make the simplest detail of make-up become something magical. Her work also involves paper-craft and face painting and were nominated in two categories at the Conexion Beauty Art 2011.

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