So Austria just hosted the 16th World Bodypainting Festival with a huge turnout of over 29,000 curious onlookers as well as participants from 45 countries. Naturally, a number of enthusiasts creatively re-interpreted the theme ‘Planet Food’ as ‘Really, WTF?’. Here is indisputable evidence.
The Prix Émile Hermès for 2014 is now open, and all young designers are encouraged to enter. The Foundation d’entreprise Hermès recognises the importance of supporting creativity, and developed the prize to salute designs whose purpose and meaning reflects society’s current and future needs. This years theme is based on our need to escape the […]
The national botanical garden in Brussels, Belgium is home to the Titan Arum, better known as the corpse flower. This rare 8-foot-tall plant has only flowered three times since 2008, and it only blooms for three days. What’s even more interesting than its rarity is its smell, which strongly resembles the stench of a decomposing […]
Holy flames and sticks, what is the world coming to when a waterfall gets engulfed in flames? All right, it’s an optical illusion. Apparently in February every year, sunset rays meet Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall in a way that lights up the upper bits of the waterfall, making it look like it’s on fire. Nature is […]
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and we’re looking back at the last one to see this unforgettable sight of fireworks against a full moon. The majestic picture was taken a year ago by Associated Press staff photographer Charlie Riedel at a celebration in Kansas.
The supermoon — which really refers to a full moon at the closest it can ever get to Earth — made its presence felt over the weekend. The moon’s shying away from us again till the next supermoon phenomenon on Aug 10 next year. Here’s what the world saw, and what we are now seeing […]
Groot-Mokum is famous for its beautiful canals, bicycle riding, art world, and, of course, other unmentionable things. It is not renowned for its electronic music as such, which is usually reserved for mega cities such as Berlin, London, New York or the shore lines of Croatia and Ibiza. Nonetheless, Amsterdam has been known to embrace the out of the norm with grace.
The Star Observer and Tourism New Zealand have teamed up to host a contest to find the first Australian same-sex couple to be wed in New Zealand on the first day that same-sex marriages are legal in New Zealand. To enter to win a dream wedding, simply submit a photograph of you and your loved one and describe why you want to be married in New Zealand (in 25 words or less).
An abandoned house in Melbourne’s inner north has been transformed into an unauthorized art exhibition. Six Melbourne artists (Tom Civil, Ryan McGennisken, Doctor, Be Free, Suki & Bon) used the house as their canvas. The street artists have used aerosol paints, stencils, printmaking, illustrations, and installation-based techniques to create their artworks. The exhibition was opened to the public last Saturday morning.
After four years of chasing the storms, Phoenix-based photographer Mike Olbinski finally got close enough to capture these astounding images of a supercell storm near Booker, Texas on the morning of June 3. ‘We (My buddy Andy Hoeland and I) had been driving through rain and hail, always on the wrong side when we finally make a gamble to just push south through the storm and get on the far side if we could.
As a coffee enthusiast, I am super delighted to see that Melbourne International Coffee Expo has returned and it’s now Australia’s largest coffee-dedicated event. The expo will bring together the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup, the inaugural Global Coffee Review Symposium and Australia’s largest dedicated-coffee trade show. The event was held at the Melbourne […]
The recent wrap of Sydney’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was an obvious reason to celebrate. Our friends at Peroni partnered with Double Bay-based Pelicano to open a pop-up bar in the middle of the city’s CBD for four days over the event and closed the event with a party on the Friday evening. It looked […]
To address the problem of over 2 million merrymaking festival-goers peeing all about the place at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, AfroReggae and JWT Brazil banded up to start an, er, Electric Pee project with urinals that double up as mini hydroelectric plants. Pee is converted into power as it trickles down turning gears that […]
The Lost At E Minor team love a good old G&T at the end of a busy week, so when Hendricks invited us out in Sydney to celebrate our beloved beverage of choice we jumped at the chance. Little did we know that we were off to a curious and unusual night to discover the […]
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently confessed to being “less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately”. It’s a welcome confession. Apparently he has been hammering away on Nine Inch Nails’ next record with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder. It’s now finished and, according to him, is “frankly fucking great”