The best parents in the world held a Game of Thrones party for their 1-year old

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 12 June 2014

All men must die throw their kids an awesome ‘Game of Thrones’ themed birthday party – like what parents Eric and Lisa Cheung did for their 1-year-old, Emma. The not-so-bloody event included adorable props inspired by the George R.R. Martin series, like a mini Iron Throne for the young Khaleesi.

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Design done right: Caution wet floor banana cones

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Bananas that prevent slipping instead of causing them? What is the world coming to? The ‘Banana Cone’ is a safety cone that, as the name implies, looks like a giant banana peel with ‘Caution Wet Floor’ markings.

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They’re putting homeless people piggy banks on the streets of Amsterdam to help get real homeless off them

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Have a butchers at this clever and thought-provoking new campaign by Dutch charity , designed to raise funds and awareness for the rising levels of people sleeping rough on the streets of Amsterdam. A core group of people who were once homeless themselves, BADT has developed ‘A Piggy-bank for the Homeless’.

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This is not a drop of water, it’s a cake!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 10 June 2014

‘Mizu Shingen Mochi’ is a new breed of Japanese rice cake that’s bound to get people scratching their heads and wondering what the hell they ordered. Though it might look like a water droplet served fancy, it’s actually a cake that uses water harnessed from the Japanese Alps!

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This glass ‘loaf’ with detailed artwork is the most awesome thing we’ve seen all year

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 10 June 2014

This is amazing! Californian glassworker Loren Stump is a celebrated expert at manipulating the fickle and delicate medium of glass. Known especially for his work with murrine, over 40 years Stump has mastered the technique of layering coloured molten glass around a core and then stretching the whole thing into a rod.

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The great escape: pig jumps out of moving truck in desperate bid for freedom

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 9 June 2014

‘We’re gonna escape this dang truck or die trying!’ said the brave pig to his fellow inmates as they made their way to a slaughter house in Foshan, China. These images were captured by a keen-eyed driver who was driving right behind the moving pig transport. It shows a daring pig attempting to, as Mirror puts it, ‘save his bacon’.

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Believe it or not, these spur-of-the-moment tattoos are really done by freehand

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 9 June 2014

‘Give me a piece of your skin and I’ll give you a piece of my soul’ is what Amsterdam-based Jay Freestyle lives by, and looking at just perfectly he inks each and every one of his tattoo creations, it is hard to believe that the tatt artist — true to his name — goes straight […]

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For real: This washing machine weighs just 180g and fits neatly into any pocket

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 9 June 2014

Ash Newland was planning a climbing trip in Mt Kilimanjaro with a pal four years ago when he started thinking about how they were going to wash their clothes regularly. Newland liked the idea of a washboard but baulked at the bulkiness. Eventually, he hit upon the idea of fitting a flexible washboard into a waterproof, sealable bag, which was how the first few prototypes of Scrubba came about.

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Why pay for hotel rooms when you can sleep comfortably in your car

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 7 June 2014

As long as we don’t wake up with a twisted neck, wouldn’t it be great to save a couple of hundreds of dollars by skipping hotel stays and sleeping inside our cars instead? Well, this dream has come true with the Inflatable Car Mattress. Manufactured by Eumerce, this is one inflatable car mattress that can instantly transform your car into a comfortable sleeping pad. It is specially designed to make maximum use of the legroom from your backseat.

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Coke create 16 useful bottle caps to encourage people to hang on to empty bottles

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Friday 6 June 2014

This year, to encourage the reuse of their plastic bottles in Vietnam, Coca-Cola launched their ‘2nd Lives’campaign, a project that features 16 distinct bottle caps designed to get people of all ages to hang on to empty coke bottles by giving them a new purpose.

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Nothing’s comfier than sleeping on a Snorlax … Nothing

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 6 June 2014

If you can’t get rid of the Snorlax that’s blocking your way, why not join him instead? Etsy seller Christine Kim is helping us become the very best that no one ever was by creating a 6-foot-tall Snorlax bed. It’s a bit pricey at $288 – considering you still have to buy the cotton elsewhere […]

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Billboard with messages from individuals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

This is so cool. Every month, an individual is invited to use a 36-ft long rooftop billboard on the corner of Highland and Baum in Pittsburgh to announce any message they like. Pablo Garcia and Jon Rubin are the designers behind the billboard, while the curative eye of Jon Rubin Billboard guides the project. The […]

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Science explains what causes the smell of new and old books

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

One surefire way to know you love books: you sneak around bookstores and bury your nose in every book you can find, taking in the sweet, heavenly aroma of their pages. But have you ever asked yourself the mysterious and dumbfounding question, ‘what causes the addicting scent of books?’

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The book lover’s throne that fits 300 books! We interviewed the designers who made it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

Bask in the glory of your massive book collection with the ‘Bibliochaise’, a throne that has a built-in bookshelf that can store as much as 300 books. It’s the throne every book worm has always dreamed of. In this exclusive interview, the creators of the ‘Bibliochaise’, Nobody&Co, talk about the inspiration behind it and how […]

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Someone stuck a GoPro inside a dishwasher: we promise you’ll never be curious again

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 5 June 2014

Question: where hasn’t a GoPro been lately? What, between falling into pig pens, flying with baby pelicans, and capturing plane crashes … from inside the plane … it would seem there is no frontier left to conquer. Until now.

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