Meet the bacteria that poops 24-carat gold

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 10 July 2015

Oh, bacteria. Micro-organisms get a bad reputation sometimes for wrecking havoc on our systems with infections, but these bacteria prove it’s not all doom and gloom… but glitter? A bunch of researchers from Michigan State University started feeding the Cupriavidus metallidurans bacteria massive amounts of the naturally-occurring toxic auric chloride, only to discover the bacteria […]

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Artist encourages fly larvae to build themselves solid gold shells

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Closely related to Lepidoptera (that’s moths and butterflies), the caddis fly is a rather unremarkable insect with a remarkable talent for creativity. In its larval stage, a caddis fly creates an artificial carapace for itself using any materials to hand, normally bits of wood and stone. Using its specialised saliva that hardens into a strong mortar-like substance, the caddis larvae pieces together a hard outer shell to protect its soft body until it can metamorphose into its avian adult stage.

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There’s a 24k gold mountain bike on sale for $1 million

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 30 May 2014

Forget about the Rolex and the grill. I have a feeling it’s gonna be all about the 24k gold mountain bike soon. Because, when you’ve got to impress the world with your material possessions, nothing comes close to an obnoxious, yet quite pretty looking, gold bicycle. The bike is created by The House of Solid […]

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A world of wooden burgers and floral brains

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Monday 29 July 2013

Antoni Tudisco, a self-taught 3D digital artist, might only be 21, but his amazing portfolio will leave you impressed and wanting more. His latest works include amazing wooden donuts and golden burgers. The secret to his success: practice, practice, practice.

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Wear these gold teeth around your arm

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 29 July 2013

So, this 24kt gold plated brass cuff by Tom Binn looks a bit torturous to wear, no thanks to it being full of sharp teeth. Also, it possibly makes the wearer look like his or her arm is being chewed off. Well, there had to be a reason why The Last Laugh is this cuff’s […]

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In Dubai, overweight residents will be rewarded with gold if they shape up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 24 July 2013

With over half its residents putting a lot of stress on body scales, the city is now appealing to its overweight residents to throw some weight off and grab their fair share of gold as reward.

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David Neevel’s award show necklace

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By Rajeev Basu in New Fashion on Monday 22 April 2013

What’s better than winning a prestigious advertising award? Slicing off the ends. Drilling holes in it. Adding screws. Attaching a chain. And wearing the award around your neck like a boss. The fantastic work of David Neevel.

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Dior’s 24-karat gold temporary tattoos

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Wednesday 24 October 2012

Christian Dior jewelry designer Camille Miceli created a line of limited edition 24-karat gold temporary tattoos. That’s right, temporary. For $120 a pop, you can splurge on temporary golden bracelets, rings, cuffs, charms, and chains. This is great for the next time you feel like adding a bit gold to your look for a few hours.

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Contributions Reader Find

By Milos in New Illustration on Wednesday 2 February 2011

MissYucki is an organically evolving character based narrative conceived by Alba Poretti and Kathleen Cameron. The MissYucki project has taken its core inspiration from experiences based on the magic and mayhem of Johannesburg, South Africa, and tells stories ripe with local symbolism.

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Laurel Roth

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 17 June 2010

Some people might compare Laurel Roth’s work mainly dealing with high-end materials and animal bones to Damien Hirst’s, but she has much more reverence for the craft and skill required to use the crystal, gold leaf, walnut, industrial plastic, and even fake fingernails and eyelashes. Her work is also much more directly about man’s relationship with nature than it is about the pop appropriation of such themes.

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