Ever wondered what tattoos look like when you’re old?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Getting a tattoo is a lifelong commitment (like marriage, but lasts longer.) That’s why before getting inked, people ask themselves the question: ‘What would it look like when I’m old?’ (also like marriage.) Reddit user ‘clevknife’ answers this question with photos he recently uploaded of tattooed senior citizens. Honestly, art on aging skin doesn’t look […]

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A cabin that’s so small, it doesn’t need a permit

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 18 April 2014

Did you know that in Finland, you could build your own place without a permit? Of course, that place would have to be less than 96-128 square feet. In 2010, designer Robin Falck found a location out in the woods where he planned to put up a cabin. Problem was, he didn’t have time to […]

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#Cookieshots are trending … we wonder why

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 April 2014

When we posted this image on our Facebook wall a few weeks ago, y’all went nuts. We wonder why. It all started when French chef Dominique Ansel took everyone’s favorite comfort snack – chocolate chip cookies and cold milk – to the next level. How?

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Photographer takes pics of nothing but locals flipping the bird

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

After French photographer Jolipunk was refused a picture while on his travels, it made him ‘think about his role as a photographer in today’s world, and he realized that many of his peers tend to exoticize and objectify people in the countries they travel to’. So what did he do? He started taking photos of locals all flipping the bird. Jolipunk has traveled through Jordan, Cuba, Peru, Turkey, and Bali, taking these pictures.

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Models grow out their armpit hair to challenge female beauty standards

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Let me guess, your first reaction upon seeing the photo of the unshaven pit was probably a mixture of ‘Eww’ and ‘Do you even wax, bro?’ London-based photographer Ben Hopper challenges us to ponder about this kind of reaction through his thought-provoking series, ‘Natural Beauty’, in which he photographs models who grew out their armpit hair.

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Breathtaking doodles in the skies between buildings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Last year, we brought you French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu’s different take on perspective, through his ‘Sky Art’. Since then, he’s been going around Germany, France, Belgium, and Canada, snapping up worm’s eye view photos of the surrounding cityscape and doodling illustrations onto the blue skies in them. Comparing his previous works to the new ones, […]

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Incredible snail photos reveal the secret life of our mollusc friends

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By Eugenia Viti in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Snails looking at their reflections? Snails kissing? What about smelling a flower? These snails, shot by Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko, appear to be creatures of deep sentience. These crisp, colourful, heartfelt photos look like they could be part of a fairy tale.

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Coffee flour is the new super ingredient that tastes nothing like coffee

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 16 April 2014

It’s like the cooking gods are smiling down on us! Coffee flour is a thing. And according to the manufacturers of this heavenly ingredient, the surrounding pulp after harvesting billions of coffee beans is usually discarded. Not anymore! Coffee flour is a ‘nutrient-dense new super-ingredient’ that’s part of a social impact movement, creating jobs for families and sustainability for farms.

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The dark side of the covers by Harvezt

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

From the Beatles’ Abbey Road to Nirvana’s Nevermind, these music album covers have one thing in common: they’re iconic and well recognized. Artist Harvezt has taken these popular images and given us a brand new perspective on them by reversing the scenes in his series The Dark Side of the Covers.

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Unbelievable images of Venice’s frozen canals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Venice, do you wanna build a snowman? Sadly – or not sadly, depending on how you love/hate cold weather – this is not the work of nature, but the work of some cool photo manipulation. Photographer and art director Robert Jahns, known on Instagram as nois7, turned the lagoon city into a winter wonderland with his amazing photo editing skills.

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Photos of a farmer and his 1,200 pigs will make you want to stop eating bacon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

An adorable piglet chilling by the beach, a different piglet sleeping on its farmer’s chest, and another smiling for the camera. These heart-warming photos by Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji will definitely make you want to swear off pork for good. In his series, ‘Pigs and Papa’, Yamaji captures the tender bond between a farmer, Otchan, and his 1,200 pigs.

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New Banksy! Latest work in the UK takes aim at anonymous spying, privacy

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Monday 14 April 2014

This new mural in Cheltenham, England, has all the markings of a new Banksy piece – narrative, graffiti style, and man-in-a-van execution. We’re just waiting for his website to confirm it.

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Unbelievable (real) places on Earth that look (totally) Photoshopped

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in Cool Travel on Monday 14 April 2014

The world is a truly unique place. Our friends at Distractify have compiled an impressive collection of surreal looking real places on Earth that captures everything from Bolivia’s mysterious Salar De Uyuni salt flat that makes those walking on it look like Jesus, bizarre sentinel trees that completely freeze in Finnish winters, and phytoplankton created sparkly seas in the Maldives.

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Single woman’s hilarious holiday snapshots with fake mannequin family

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 12 April 2014

This is brilliant: 14 years ago, Colorado-based art director Suzanne Heintz decided she had enough of her mum asking when she was going to settle down and get married, so she went ahead to buy herself a mannequin husband and daughter. It’s a hoot looking at Heintz’s insanely huge grin as she poses for these […]

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This next-gen music speaker is really just hollow bamboo

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 12 April 2014

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.

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