Skinjobs: A Blade Runner Zine

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By James O in New Illustration on Saturday 30 November 2013

Replicants unite! Here’s a fan-made tribute to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Known for its futuristic, dystopian aesthetic, the Blade Runner universe provides the perfect fodder for a collaborative art project. Twenty-five illustrators have provided artwork for this risographed anthology zine. The project has been successfully funded […]

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Champion of Dema: a fantasy Afrocentric graphic novel

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By Hameed Adigun in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Champion of Dema is an Afrocentric, fantasy graphic novel about a young man named Kade who’s forced to be a hero but keeps trying to escape his responsibilities. He tries to escape his duties at every opportunity he gets. Written by Hameed Catel from kirucomics, he has poured his heart and soul into this project, […]

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Brooklyn Gin: the best gin on the market

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By Andrew Green in New Food and Packaging on Monday 21 October 2013

I first met Emil Jattne a few years back not long after he’d launched Brooklyn Gin, and being a gin drinker myself I decided to give his creation a try and since then I haven’t looked back, seriously. It really is the best gin on the market, they use fresh ingredients they make the gin […]

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The Lomography Petzval Portrait lens

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By Alexander Hotz in Tech on Friday 18 October 2013

Recently, a team of photography nerds asked Kickstarter to fund their dream recreating a legendary but now defunct 19th Century camera lens for Digital SLR cameras. Most modern lenses are designed to minimize field curvature, so you’ll have the whole image in focus. But the Petzval lens design gives its photos a totally different optical […]

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Make a good brew at home: And we mean beer, not coffee

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Finally, here’s a godsend of an appliance that makes brewing good beer easy. The PicoBrew Zymatic is this machine that promises ‘automatic all-grain beer brewing for the home’, and it does really sound quite simple: craft or borrow a recipe, fill a keg with water, load the grains, load hops into each adjunct compartment, load […]

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Remote control Emoticons for your car

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Having a terrible case of road rage? Or perhaps there’s a cute girl in the car behind? Well go on, tell them all how you feel. But don’t be distracted by trying to let everyone know how your emotions. Just let these cute, remote control emoticons speak for you. These Motor Mood emoticons are backlit images that fit […]

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Kitchen safe for your most valuable snacks

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 20 September 2013

This little container will outsmart you and your obnoxious sugar cravings. The Kitchen Safe is a clever contraption with a timer. Just put cookies, candy, or your son’s video game in the box, set the timer, and then wait. It’s a practical way to train yourself or your kids to appreciate delayed gratification.

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Tyvek paper shoes: super light kicks weigh only 150g

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Friday 20 September 2013

I love the look of these Tyvek paper shoes. They super slim, sleek, and incredibly light-weight. After more than fifteen months of testing and research, the sneaker is ready and weighs in at a tiny total of 150g. Because the shoes are constructed with Tyvek, they’re not only lightweight, but also water-proof and perfectly breathable.

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Yes, you can now have your own tail and wag it too

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 16 September 2013

The Japanese have already invented Necomimi cat ears to help accelerate healthy self-expression in all of humanity, so what’s left, naturally, is for UK-based art collective Greyworld, to design the ‘most expressive, controllable, and playful tail there could be’. The four-man team has just ended a successful fundraising run on Kickstarter, and the first batch […]

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Adventure underwear with secret pockets

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Monday 9 September 2013

This underwear is for serious adventure men only. Designed with one hidden inner pocket, one waterproof pouch pocket, and 100% Superfine Australian Merino Wool material, these breathable undies are made to be both fashionable and extremely practical. They’re quick drying, don’t hold bad odor, keep you warm in cold weather, and also cool you down in […]

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Kitar: a customizable open source instrument

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Wednesday 28 August 2013

Meet the Kitar. It’s a brilliant new invention in the world of electronic instruments which lets you change out necks with bodies on the fly. And with built-in effects, the Kitar evolves and changes as you switch it up. This new open source musical instrument is a great idea for those of you who just can’t sit still when […]

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Never make our bed again? Hell yeah!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Oh, what would we give to never actually have to make our bed ever again? San Francisco-based Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley have thought of a solution to put an end to these pesky bunched up sheets that’s so brain-numbingly easy, we wonder why no one’s ever thought of it before. The idea is to […]

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Spike Lee’s list of must-watch films

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Spike Lee, who teaches at the New York University Film School, routinely hands out a list of essential must-watch films to his new class every year. He has disclosed this year’s list on his Kickstarter appeal for funding his next film. As he commented, ‘If You Want Your Film “Game” To Be Tight You Must […]

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This pen will vibrate when you make a spelling error

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Thursday 25 July 2013

Finally, you can have spellcheck in your pen. Using a computer to write is great for ensuring an accurately-spelled document, but you’re on your own when it comes to handwriting. Until now, that is. Lernstift is the first pen to vibrate when you make a spelling error, and it’s connected to wi-fi to give you […]

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He Took His Skin Off For Me: turning a short story into a reality

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Maria Hummer’s brilliant short story, He Took His Skin Off For Me, is in the process of being adapted to film. This morbid modern fairytale is an allegory about an ‘imbalanced investment in another person’. In order to bring this beautiful story to life, a team of talented SFX artists are required to give the […]

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