The Imperial Walkers strike back… in a Chinese painting

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 22 November 2014

We are loving this Star Wars-themed poster of the Imperial Walkers — Chinese painting style — by FLABSLAB, which claims to be ‘into all things beautiful and just want to be deadly good in anything we do’.

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An illegible menu! Seriously, what will they stink of next?

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 July 2014

I’m lucky enough to live and work between Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, among the hippest and most desirable parts of Sydney. But I have to say, I’ve had just about enough of this ‘hipster’ craze, where everything either has holes in it, has been deconstructed, is worn super-loose or ultra-tight (I can never get it […]

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The Chinese have invented an automatic sperm extractor … where to begin?

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Monday 30 June 2014

We’re not sure if this is the greatest thing to ever happen to MANkind, or the very worst. A new machine is hitting Chinese hospitals, which according to the urology director of Nanjing Hospital is designed ‘to help individuals that are finding it difficult to retrieve sperm the old fashioned way’.

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Chinese girl shows Victoria Secret models how it’s really done

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 5 June 2014

One Chinese ‘lingerie lady’ has been titillating numerous eyeballs at her lingerie stall within a marketplace in Fengrun District of Tangshan City, Hebei Province of China. Not one to let her good looks and sexy bod go to waste, our lass has been wearing nothing but the very skimpy products she is selling while striking supermodel poses for all and sundry.

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Dumbass: the new song and video by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 6 June 2013

Chinese visual artist Ai Weiwei is channeling his pent up rage with music. Much like American gangster rap artists, the 55-year-old decided to write his angsty first album after being unfairly imprisoned for 81 days back in 2011. The music video for Dumbass recreates the very cell he was trapped in for so many days. Wievei describes the […]

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A ridiculously easy way to learn Chinese fast

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 11 March 2013

We’ll admit that we have a juvenile sense of humour. But, come on, how can you look at this handy list with phonetic translations of English phrases to, er, what looks Chinese — and not find it funny? We can vouch that the translations work just fine.

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Look closely, these paintings are absolute trash

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 23 February 2013

Inspired by traditional Chinese paintings of landscapes and nature, Yao Lu photographed a decidedly unnatural subject — moulds of trash and gravel swathed in green netting — and manipulated them digitally to look like mountainous landscapes, clouds lolling by and all. Quite splendid.

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Traditional Chinese brush painting of aliens

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

Traditional Chinese brushpaintings are usually predictable in the sense that the strokes of watercolour usually etch out a poetic scene from nature of some sort, like twigs, or birds. Which is why this particular Chinese brush painting with aliens of the Ridley Scott variety has deservedly made the rounds on our social media feeds all […]

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Sun and Egg: a Chinese animation duo

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By Jo Mo in Video on Thursday 15 November 2012

Sun and Egg are a Chinese animation duo currently living in Berlin. Their 2D animations are beautifully realised and have many strange little creatures running through them.

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Portraits of Chinese families with their possessions

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 24 October 2012

Chinese photographer Huang Qingjun travels to remote parts of China, where he somehow gets its dwellers — many of whom are impoverished — to excavate all their material belongings out of their residences before posing for portraits with the objects. To date, he has traveled to 14 of China’s 33 provinces to shoot the project. Powerful stuff.

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Chinese contemporary artist Qingsong Wang

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By Dani Dewitt in New Art on Monday 24 September 2012

Qingsong Wang is a Chinese contemporary artist who works with photography and video on an EPIC scale. His enormous depictions speak to the socio-economic climate of his rapidly metamorphosing home country. Ive been following him over the years and always end up rediscovering how absolutely amazing his works are.

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City DNA paintings by Lu Xinjian

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Saturday 14 April 2012

This beautiful series of paintings by Chinese artist Lu Xinjian re-imagines cities as abstract artworks inspired by Google Earth’s aerial views. The colors of the each painting represents their respective national flags. Very trippy, yet so very beautiful.

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Chinese-mythology theme park shot in infrared

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 13 April 2012

The Haw Par Villa gardens rate highly on my list as one of the most banal and kitschiest places I have been to in my life. One of the highlights of this Chinese-mythology theme park is its gory ten courts of hell. Flickr user, HUANG, however, somehow manages to transform the place from campy to cool with his awesome infrared shots.

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Pangea Day

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Sunday 9 March 2008

Documentarian Jehane Noujaim and TED have teamed up for a rather ambitious film and media event called Pangea Day on May 10th. The conference-film festival invites both amateur and professional filmmakers to submit short films.

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