The 10 worst things to buy for your partner for Christmas this year

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Christmas is near and the question that always haunts us during this time of year resurfaces once again: ‘What do I get her/him?’ Well, we do not know the answer for that, but here’s a list of what not to give. Take notes, people.

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Dumped Xmas trees get googly eyes and instant sadface

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Every year, as Christmas sweeps us by, it also leaves in its wake, conifer trees dumped in the streets as unseasonal trash. So what UK-based artist D*Face did for his Eyebaubles project was to paste googly eyes on some of them. They certainly look as down in the dumps as much as they are in the dumps.

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Brighton’s X-rated Christmas lights

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Friday 21 December 2012

Someone in Brighton clearly isn’t happy. Unfortunately for the powers that be in this bohemian seaside town on England’s southern coast, that person is in charge of putting up the Christmas lights. What he does with them is brilliant.

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Pantone Christmas ornaments

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Friday 21 December 2012

If you’re looking for some festive decorations this holiday season, here are some PANTONE Christmas ornaments to deck your halls with. With 10 different hues, these ornaments are a perfect addition to any design nerd’s Christmas tree.

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X-ray photos of Christmas presents uncover the mysteries

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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By Cecilia Timm in New Trends on Thursday 22 November 2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s list of Hanukkah Wants was leaked and 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

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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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