Monks’ scribbled complaints in illuminated manuscripts

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Haha, who would have thought that medieval monks would literally scribble their grumblings on the very pages of the illuminated manuscripts they slaved over? Taken from an old issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, these strangely sound just like us complaining about work, especially the one that says ‘For Christ’s sake give me a drink’. Still, isn’t […]

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Pug shots: Mugshots of criminal pugs

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Oh, pugs. Something about these scrunched up faces say so much about their hardened criminal ways, while their doleful eyes plead innocent. Photographer Jim Dratfield took these Pug criminal information photos to expose them for their heinous crimes — such as peeing in public.

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With Eau de Toast you can smell like, erm, warm bread every day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 5 October 2013

Bread lovers, rejoice! Before, you can only eat toast, but now, you can smell like one. Created by The Federation of Bakers, this limited edition scent aims to challenge the fashion for bread-free diets. What? A toast-free diet? That’s preposterous! Though, personally, I have some reservations about this toast-perfume. Is it just toast without the […]

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A ramen bowl made out of beard

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Friday 27 September 2013

The greatest beards in human history: Sophocles, Leonidas, Jesus, Shakespeare, Abe Lincoln, Karl Marx, Ernest Hemingway, and Isaiah Webb. Wait, Isaiah who? Meet the Internet’s most beloved beard enthusiast, Isaiah Webb aka Mr. Incredibeard. Isiah has been posting photos of his different ‘beard-dos’ on his social media accounts every Monday, or as he likes to call it, #Monbeardday.

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The Dos and Do Nots of looking after a baby

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 17 September 2013

If you’re new to parenthood and would like to know the Dos and Do Nots of childraising, you’re in luck with this bunch of illustrations that may seem ridiculously obvious — but we’re sure will be appreciated to clueless noob parents. Well worth a good refresher course and a few chuckles, even if you’ve been […]

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Famous artworks recreated from sausages and other meats

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By Sam Smith in New Photography on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Karsten Wegener is an advertising photographer based between Hamburg and Berlin producing images for high profile clients. His personal work is completely different, and is a variety of weird and wonderful projects. This project, Wurstkunst, involves recreating famous artworks from sausages and other meats. Including in this series is Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Jeff Koons Poodle, […]

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Humorous illustrations by Lewis Loughman

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By Lewis Loughman in New Illustration on Saturday 27 July 2013

Strongly influenced by early golden age animation, comics, advertising and outsider culture, I’m often interested in things that can be positive, happy, fun but at the same time unsettling and slightly sinister. My work at the minute aims to accomplish a variety of things, but first and foremost I produce stuff that I find funny, If I don’t find it a little humorous, then I don’t draw it.

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Man card: Gives you irrevocable manliness

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 1 June 2013

A guy who’s tired of having his manliness questioned by other guys has gone ahead to start his own tongue-in-cheek creation for situations when bros question bros: the Man card. Yes, this stainless steel-etched card is perfect for a man to flash in defense whenever he goes against the traditional masculine grain and confesses to […]

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7 confessions of highly ineffective workers, according to Someecards

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Someecards, we maintain, always comes up with the wittiest spot-on lamentations that are on everyone’s minds. We don’t know anyone who works in a deadend office job who actually hates these workplace-themed e-cards that keep it so darn real.

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Walking on the Wild Side: a comedy sketch show starring talking animals

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By Benjamin Lim in Video on Friday 26 April 2013

British accents and wild animals. David Attenborough aside, check out clips from BBC’s Walking on the Wild Side, a comedy sketch show featuring hilarious overdubs to natural history footage. The beatboxing chipmunk just kills it.

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Awful Library Books

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 3 April 2013

Public librarians in Michigan, Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner, have been holding the book fort for over a decade and know a thing or two about awful library books. So much so that they’ve set up a site of actual library holdings — from their travels, snooping in library catalogs and hearing from library staff […]

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Unfortunately, bizarre, brilliantly, unintentionally hilarious ads

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Tuesday 26 March 2013

We’ve all seen them. Two unrelated advertisements placed side-by-side that have some unintentionally hilarious implications when viewed together. These unfortunate ads are too funny to go unnoticed, and thankfully the best of the best are compiled online for your viewing pleasure. We dare you to look at these without laughing.

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Humorous New Year’s resolution reminder

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Monday 14 January 2013

Remember all those resolutions you planned to fulfill last year? Oh wait. Between the over-indulgence in food, alcohol, and embarrassing party antics, those life changing decisions may be nothing more than a blur. But have no fear! This year you can compose a note to your future self thanks to General Assembly. The humorous resolution reminder letter will remind you in exactly six months of your important New Year’s resolutions. Hurry it’s not too late!

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Ojimbo: making monsters

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By Tim Pewe in New Art on Saturday 17 November 2012

Jim Sheely, who goes by the artist name Ojimbo, is an extrodinary wood carver, sculptor and illustrator. Though his subject matter is generally macabre, his natural humor and good nature always shine through the work.

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How to piss off your designer friends (and more)

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

Dubai-based creative and chief creative officer at Y&R MENA, Shahir Zag, pulls brilliant slogan visuals out of his brain like how people pull long faces on Mondays. Love the design-centric humour in these graphic posts on his site. 

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