In Japan, mums get really competitive over how their kid’s bento box is packed and presented

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 11 September 2014

From a cultural perspective, the preparation of a bento, or home-packed meal, is a pretty big deal in Japan as it reflects how highly capable and super efficient mummy really is. The idea of a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich is alien when only the cutest lunchbox can past muster!

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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This southern three-banded armadillo just can’t stop rolling with glee

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Talk about being on a roll. Meet Rollie, a southern three-banded armadillo who lives at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo in Green Bay and more than lives up to its name by rolling around a lot. On the zoo’s Facebook page, we learnt that Rollie eats beetles, ants and termites, especially during the dry season. [watch the video here]

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Aw, the cutest bat on Earth has been found and it looks like a toy panda

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Remember the panda ant we featured some time back? Now a rare bat that sports a coat of black and white coat of fur has been discovered in South Sudan’s Bangangai Game Reserve. Nicknamed the ‘panda bat’, the genus Niumbaha superba is a league of its own. As biology associate professor DeeAnn Reeder, who discovered […]

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Enchanting illustrations from Femke Hiemstra

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By Joyce de Gruiter in New Illustration on Thursday 28 March 2013

Femke Hiemstra paints on paper but sometimes it finds its way into little prayer books, small scouting vanes or antique tobacco cans. In these paintings and drawings, Hiemstra’s shapes and objects come to life playing with animals, fantasy creatures and typographics. Her rich imagination tells us a story of a drop dead cute world, but […]

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One Day in Paradise: Japanese Lolita fashion

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By Maggie Ng in New Fashion on Saturday 15 September 2012

In December 2008, One Day in Paradise was founded to meet the needs of Australians interested in Japanese Lolita fashion, who previously had to buy their favourite brands online. Originally starting as a home business in Armadale, store founder Marie now operates One Day in Paradise from the back of Visage and Vice in Fitzroy, […]

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These adorable toddlers will sleep anywhere

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 13 September 2012

It seems like the parents of these exhausted children are happy whenever and wherever their toddlers are asleep, because these adorable kids are catching some Zs wherever they can. They must be some seriously deep sleepers! 

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