You do not ride in this roller coaster, you walk

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 18 August 2014

If you are a wuss who is too delicate to withstand the heart-thumbing adrenaline of a roller coaster, this one is built especially for you and the rest of the octogenarians. Located atop the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Height in the Angerpark, overlooking the Rhine in Duisburg, Germany, the German Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain roller coaster will not elicit a single scream from you as you do not ride but walk throughout its journey.

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Aerial photographs reveal the huge scale of Germany’s biggest coal-mining pit

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 15 July 2014

In this extraordinary aerial photoshoot we are given a unique view on the largest opencast coal-mining pit in the world. German photographer Bernhard Lang travelled to the Hambach mine (or should we say above it) to capture this astounding photographs. Here is an excerpt from his description of this series to give you an idea […]

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Leipziger Schule movement artist Eric Kissing

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By Toni Spyra in New Art on Tuesday 22 October 2013

You like fantastic themes, centaurs and high-precision glacing technique paintings? Let me introduce you to the German artist Erich Kissing. As a part of the artistic movement “Leipzig School” Kissing knows his business. He composes fantastic, mystical and disturbing situations with a style and elegance that I have rarely seen before. This exquisite painter impresses […]

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Kickass bar repurposed from 1920s bulb-testing machine

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 31 July 2013

Yes, vintage is all the rage now. It makes us roll our eyes skyward sometimes. But if you threw a mini bar cart repurposed from a 1920s German iron bulb tester our way, we aren’t going to turn you away. Bring it to us. Bring it!

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ICASEA: crunchy, fragmented ambient electronica

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By Daniel Purvis in New Music on Tuesday 9 July 2013

A night spent clicking deeper into the digital rabbit hole, clutching at fickle interactive works and embraced by ambient electronica, I discovered ICASEA. A British, Japanese and German collaborative, ICASEA music distribute crunchy and fragmented walls of distortion alongside lush and funky digital beats, all disseminated via digital delivery with occasional vinyl and cassette (yes, […]

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Meet the winner of the 2013 International German Beard Championship

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 7 May 2013

This is Dieter Besuch. He has an incredibly unique talent. He can grow beards and sideburns like nobody’s business. And everyone in Germany knows it. Say hello to the winner of the International German Beard Championship 2013. Besuch won gold in the Whiskers Freestyle category and we can all see why. This man is awesome.

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Ghostly frosted trees: photos by Patrick Hübschmann

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Tuesday 26 February 2013

German photographer Patrick Hübschmann captures the unearthly feel of frozen trees in Winter in his series, Frost. The collection captures the moody feel of a dusky, frozen landscape. The half light and lacy effects of the delicate, icy branches lend to the feel of the supernatural. If I had to pick a mythological place for […]

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Underberg: a weird little bottle of bitters

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By The Retar Crew in New Food and Packaging on Friday 11 January 2013

We eat too much. And we drink way too much. That makes our livers sad. This weird little bottle of bitters makes them happy again. It brings you out of a food coma in about two minutes. Also, mixed with a splash of soda in the morning (or early afternoon) following a big night of […]

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Hovercraft cars by Beni Bischof

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 1 May 2012

In his surreal Handicapped Cars series, German artist Beni Bischof takes de-wheels uber cool autos and turns them into hovercraft-like cars. Sadly, these cool vehicles only exist in the form of manipulated images, and clearly aren’t functional. At least, not to our knowledge. Of course, if anyone out there can build us one of these, do it and our loyalty is pledged to you for, oh, this lifetime and the next ten to go.

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Machine Sculpting a Large Bust of Beethoven

Axel Brechensbauer Reader Find

By Axel Brechensbauer in Video on Wednesday 25 April 2012

I know many people have strong opinions about how important ‘the artist’s hand’ is in a piece of art. I think pulling polygons is not considered as pure as old-fashioned sculpting with hand tools. Or using assistants, for that matter. German band Kraftwerk always tried to be in the forefront of technology. It works when it’s fresh. But […]

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QMilch: a new fabric created from milk

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By Merzipan in New Fashion on Monday 21 November 2011

German fashion designer and scientist Anke Domaske has created fabric out of milk, called QMilch. It washes like cotton and feels like silk. It’s hypoallergenic, water-efficient to produce, and she’s getting ready to mass-market it using the organic milk that doesn’t pass Germany’s saleability tests. No wonder she’s getting innovation awards.

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Pixelschatten: a John Hughes-esque film for a new generation

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By Anil Kunnel in Video on Friday 29 July 2011

Pixel is a 22-year-old small-town blogger. Everyone can read about him and his friends online. His blog Pixelschatten used to be the hippest thing in town, but now the local fame has faded away. His friends go to college, have new friends and interests, and his girlfriend Suse is irritated by the private issues revealed on the blog. When Pixel realizes that everyone but him is moving on, he changes all their lives with just one post.

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Sarah Lüdemann

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By Casper Johansson in New Photography on Wednesday 19 March 2008

Sarah Lüdemann is a German artist living and working in Cambridge, England. Of her work she says: ‘the connection point between all my pieces of work is the concept of identity. Initially I started exploring my own ‘self’ through traditional self portraits. But soon I started investigating the notion of the self-portrait in wider terms […]

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