This van is equipped with everything a man needs to travel the world in (and a potted plant)

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 8 January 2015

Mike Hudson quit his job as a systems engineer in 2013 to travel the world. And for that, he bought a 10-year-old van from eBay, retrofitted it into a one-man kingdom filled with an extendable bed, a desk, a refrigerator, a sink and cooker, a toilet and shower, and all the electricity he needs generated […]

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Deep sea creatures look less menacing with googly eyes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Sunday 18 May 2014

Who lives with googly eyes under the sea? Spider crabs and angler fish and other weird deep sea creatures whose names we don’t know. ‘Deep Sea Fauna’ is a blog that loves pairing different underwater fauna with googly eyes, giving the usually menacing-looking creatures cute and inviting expressions.

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The Angry Cat from Marrickville tumblr

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Monday 13 January 2014

Everyone reading this has had an experience with a slightly disgruntled animal before. Whether it was a yappy dog, an unhappy snake, or a very angry little ant, I can assure you that it was not as angry as this cat from Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west. Unfortunately people have to co-exist with the Angry […]

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Punk rock art by Portuguese graphic designer Wasted Rita

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Portuguese graphic designer Rita Gomes, or Wasted Rita, as she’s better known, creates art. Punk rock art, minimalistic doodles and tongue in cheek sarcastic words. Think David Shrigley meets Pussy Riot. She updates her blog with her latest drawings regularly, when she’s not traveling the world or putting on exhibitions, of course.

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Life of a Stranger Who Stole My Phone

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Thursday 15 August 2013

This is a real life blog about Hafid, the douchebag that stole one Tumblr user’s phone on a beach in Ibiza, Spain. The phone thief didn’t think to turn off the automatic photo upload on the Dropbox app, so all of Hafid’s pictures appear on the original phone owner’s computer. Now Hafid’s adventures are chronicled […]

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The Worst Room: a tumblr all about crappy NY housing

Erik Kraft Reader Find

By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Friday 10 May 2013

Thinking about moving to New York? The Worst Room provides the antidote to TV’s spacious and beautiful apartments that normal people can afford. I’d like to see Friends re-set in some of these.

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The Crappy Family: illustrated by Amber Dusick

Dawn Schuck Reader Find

By Dawn Schuck in Cool Websites on Friday 3 May 2013

I accidentally stumbled across a Crappy blog, which comes with Crappy pictures. The blog and sketches are written and drawn by mother and wife, Amber Dusick. She illustrates parenting stories that draw on her experience of child tantrums, doctor’s visits and general daily family life. It’s honest, brilliantly bad (she swears) and quite touching. Parenting: […]

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This Advertising Life tumblr

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Monday 22 April 2013

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in advertising? This Advertising Life is a tumblog documenting the emotions of a working life in advertising as told through GIFs. If you’re an advertising student or considering a career in this field, this hilarious tumblr will give you the ins and outs of working in this challenging […]

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Reasons My Son is Crying tumblr

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Saturday 13 April 2013

Any parent would empathise with this: seemingly endless moments when their baby is crying, with a seemingly endless list of causes for the unhappiness. Part-time radio executive Greg Pembroke, a dad from Rochester, New York, basically accepted that his 20-month-old son Charlie was just going to have his frequent meltdowns and set up a hilarious […]

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Understanding artists by the stuff they own

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 12 April 2013

Really liking the new weekly STUFF series by New York-based art blog Art F City, which illuminates artists through their stuff instead of their art. As they state, ‘Art history never elucidates the importance of the artist’s dual role as creator and person who owns STUFF, even though STUFF is important: it’s what accumulates when […]

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The Mahogany Blog: delivering great music to your eyes and ears

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 March 2013

If you’re a fan of great songwriting and intimate performances, then the London-based Mahogany blog is your new Shangri La. What began as a side project in 2009 for creator Mark Murdoch has now evolved into one of the most prolific music blogs around, with more than 270 videos so far online and a staff […]

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The art of disposable photography

Stuart Chapman Reader Find

By Stuart Chapman in New Photography on Thursday 21 March 2013

I started Indisposable Concept as a bit of a rebellion to the throwaway culture surrounding digital imagery, and as a way to encourage people to acknowledge and embrace the everyday beauty that exists in their lives, to capture and share the stuff that matters and makes it unique. We ask participants to document their life […]

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Overexposed model is everywhere in Singapore

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Someone discovered that a certain unknown model was appearing in so many ads across Singapore that he or she started a blog with all these ads. It is so regularly updated that a local magazine wondered if the blog was started by the model herself. Either way, the overexposed model is everywhere. And yes, she’s […]

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17 year-old Australian photographer Bryce Thomas

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Thursday 31 January 2013

Not many people can take photographs like Bryce Thomas – an amazing photographer located in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley region. After recently completing a 365 project (one photograph a day for a year), Thomas is loaded with a whole portfolio worth of stellar images and he’s not about to slow down. The most impressive part? He’s just 17 years of age. Yep. You need to see it.

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Granola Glamour: a lifestyle blog from Raquel Griffin

Roxiny Reader Find

By Roxiny in Cool Websites on Thursday 20 December 2012

Recently, I got turned onto Granola Glamour, a lifestyle blog created and written by Raquel Griffin, a fashion stylist and former fashion editor, yogi and healer. Griffin explores concepts of self-awareness, wellness and modern values-based style. The blog has become my sort of eco-chic altar where I go to pray to all my natural home […]

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