X-ray photos of Christmas presents uncover the mysteries

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Friday 21 December 2012

I’ve never had much will power when it comes to waiting until Christmas Day to open presents. Unlike me, art photographer Hugh Turvey won’t get caught unwrapping and rewrapping gifts early. He has used an X-ray machine to uncover the mystery.

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Viva La Juicy Limited Edition Parfum

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in New Products on Wednesday 19 December 2012

With Christmas just around the corner, never fear; it’s not too late to buy the perfect gift. Look no further than the Limited Edition Viva La Juicy Parfum from Juicy Couture. The fresh fragrance is a delightful mix of mandarin orange, wild berries, honeysuckle, gardenia and creamy amber notes. [Win a bottle here!]

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Chopped and Scrooged: Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas rap mixtape

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 18 December 2012

If you were thinking that Sufjan Steven’s couldn’t evolve and expand his musical styling’s any more, you were wrong. Grabbing our attention with his beautifully simple folk chord progressions and lusciously mellow vocals before turning into an arrangement junkie with an electronic vibe, Stevens has just dropped a rap mixtape. Rap. Rap!!!

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SPONSORED: Win a Limited Edition bottle of Viva la Juicy Parfum

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Products on Tuesday 18 December 2012

Just in time for Christmas, Juicy Couture have released a super sleek limited edition of their Viva la Juicy parfum. The Limited Edition bottle has a platinum finish, and is distressed to vintage perfection with a three-step proprietary metallisation process, all packaged in a luxurious textured carton. With a mix of mandarin orange, wild berries, honeysuckle, gardenia and creamy amber notes, Viva la Juicy is the perfect combination of fun and flirty.

HOW TO WIN: We’ve got a bottle to give away to our favourite Australia-based entrant who tell us below this post:What scent reminds you the most of Christmas?

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High-speed photos of exploding ornaments

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 17 December 2012

Some of us are allergic to Christmas cheers. Alan Sailor has the perfect thing for these people: the fantastic sight of seeing Christmas ornaments get shot to smithereens by a pellet rifle. He doesn’t use any extra-spiffy equipment too, just a micro-second guided spark flash. For our part, we don’t hate Christmas, we just love explosions and colours.

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Profane Christmas cards

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 14 December 2012

It’s not the first time we’ve admired Calligraphuck’s letterpress cards. But these rude Christmas cards that celebrate swearing, elegant calligraphic typography and blurt out all sorts of glorious well wishes from ‘Happy Yuletide, Bitches‘ to ‘Glad Tidings Motherfucker’ — they’re really quite something, aren’t they?

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Hilariously ugly Christmas sweaters

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Ahhh, it’s that time of year again…and the ugly Christmas sweaters are getting more hideous than ever before. Festive memories are a guarantee in one of these sweaters, and all eyes will be on you at any holiday party. My favorite by far has to be the one with the intentionally-placed snowman heads…

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What would Zuckerberg want for Hanukkah?

Cecilia Timm Reader Find

By Cecilia Timm in New Trends on Thursday 22 November 2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s list of Hanukkah Wants was leaked and mygivee.com has created his wishlist for his close friends. Impressive to see the broad spectrum of desires of a reclusive entrepreneur. Mark asked for ‘Livestock restraints and slaughtering knife’. He wants a Gulfstream Jet and private island. He wants to jazz up his look with pull-overs, makeover his desk with a calendar, and drink some plonk.

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Reverend Speefnarkle

Contributions Reader Find

By Watkins in New Art on Tuesday 15 March 2011

Reverend Speefnarkle, current leader of the Speefnarkle Ministries mind control cult, paints scenes from his daily routine. His online venue, Speef Gallery, reveals a new work every Monday.

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Magical Yule logs

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By Eve Politanoff in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 22 December 2010

Couture, extravagant, bucolic. Les buches de Noel are all dressed up for the holidays. They were made by French chefs, master bakers, confectioners of large, fine chocolate and gourmet French stores such as Fauchon, Dalloyau, Lenotre, Patrick Roger and many more. To celebrate Christmas and New Year, an exhibit of twenty Yule logs are currently on display at the castle of Breteuil in France.

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Give Santa a much needed makeover

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By yay-me in Cool Websites on Thursday 16 December 2010

Check out this fun site where you create a brand new look for Santa and then send custom e-cards to your friends. Yup, we agree, it’s time to ditch the red suit!

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Sketchy Santas

The Uncool Hunter Reader Find

By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Websites on Monday 4 January 2010

Most of us would agree that the Christmas holiday is a lot more magical and fun when you’re a child. Everyone keeps good memories of that time in childhood, like the moment you meet Santa for the first time. Right? Well, not the kids we see at Sketchy Santas, a website that shows pictures of really creepy Santas.

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Mr. Bacon vs. Mr Tofu

Kate Barnett Reader Find

By Kate Barnett in New Trends on Monday 10 November 2008

It’s a fight: Mr Bacon vs Mr Tofu. Who will remain at the top of the foodchain? If you’re a toy freak, this will go nicely on the desk alongside your Berbrick, Kaws and Macbook Pro. Yup, it’s never too early to start planning Christmas gifts.

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