A bed you can simply zip up and not make in the morning

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 10 January 2014

Okay, this is the only bed we all want now: the Zip Bed comes with a zipper that you can easily pull all around the sides to hide these messy bedsheets beneath. Even better, its minimalist design makes it quite the sleek stunner. Nobody ever needs to know we’re slobs.

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Crayons with the alphabet meticulously carved into it

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 10 January 2014

US-based artist Diem Chau has been making waves with her intricately carved works, that’s for sure. Her Northwest Natives Alphabet Set takes 52 crayons, half representing all the 26 alphabet letters, and the other half of which stand for the corresponding word spelled with each letter. The Yuma myotis (or Vesper bat) is quite cute.

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Men who live out their fantasy female form by squeezing into latex body suits

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 9 January 2014

Secrets of the Living Dolls recently started airing on Channel 4. The documentary series offers viewers a look at the phenomenon of otherwise-ordinary men whose hobby is to don a full body rubber suit and mask to transform into their fantasy female alter-ego. Real life can be quite strange.

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London building turned upside down by Alex Chinneck

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By Darwin Cosico in Architecture on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Alex Chinneck, a London-based artist and designer, has installed a fascinating piece on the street of Blackfriars Road in London. The building appears to have been turned on its head, but it’s actually an installation titled Miner on the Moon, and features windows, doors, and shop front signage all turned on their heads to create the upside down effect.

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At Stanford, a poetry slam took place with, er, programming code

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 7 January 2014

The first-ever Stanford Code Poetry Slam recently took place in November last year, with participants presenting their flowing works of poems in computer code format. The slam was organized by German studies grad student Melissa Kagen and computer-based music theory and acoustics grad student Kurt James Werner, who intend to make the event a quarterly […]

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Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory album remade in Gangnam style

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 3 January 2014

Just when you thought you couldn’t love Gangnam Style more (ahem), YouTube user RosalinaSama decided to remake Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory completely out of Psy’s hip-hop masterpiece. You can even download the entire remake here, ya know, if you’re just that into it. But really, though, it took some serious dedication and determination to make […]

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The most beloved street art photos of 2013

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles.

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The Domino Project by Dan Saunders and Paul Surely

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Saturday 14 December 2013

The Domino Project is a new film initiative by Dan Saunders, creative director at Sapient Nitro U.K. and his colleague Paul Surety. The aim of this project is “to create a globally connected experience by making 28 short films by 28 writer/directors and/or writer/director teams, each representing one domino in a full set.” The rules […]

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Waiting in Line 3D: ManCub’s latest music video game

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Saturday 14 December 2013

To promote ManCub’s latest song, director and interactive artist Rajeev Basu created a music video/video game that is guaranteed to not go viral. The premise of the game is … well, waiting in line. That’s it. The most interesting part of the game is punching yourself in the face to stay awake. But don’t punch […]

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And the Pantone colour of the year is … Radiant Orchid!

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 13 December 2013

Another year, another colour. This year, the Pantone Colour of the Year is Radiant Orchid. American colour specialist, Leatrice Eisemanan, describes the trendy colour as an ‘enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones’. So keep your eyes peeled, because you’ll soon be seeing this colour everywhere.

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Photos of 15 famous authors writing in their rooms

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 21 November 2013

Most writers spend their time indoors because: 1) there are actual people outside. And people are scary. 2) they prefer to write great literature in the comfort of their own home. So it makes us wonder, what did the writing rooms of literary giants look like? Did they have a squishy ball? Did they have write on a table or a hammock? Did they have a Corgi to inspire them, like, 200% of the time? Read on to find out. [Photo above: Stephen King working in his study]

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New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]

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Fun photo series mocks some of the most ridiculous laws in America

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By Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Wednesday 20 November 2013

School of Visual Arts graduate Olivia Locher has literally just stepped out from behind the books into the real world and already made a name for herself with her masterful use of playful sensibilities. In her ongoing photographic series, I Fought The Law, Locher turns the unusual, still-existing laws in the United States into quirky […]

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Bad, taxidermy! Bad!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Don’t know about you, but we can’t find much reason to be hooked on a site that showcases ‘the absolute worst of the taxidermic art’. It’s just one of these things you can’t tear yourself away from because it’s so unbelievably bad. However, when you finally do look away, it’s amazing how anything you set […]

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Amazing Graffiti art by ESTOY

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Santiago is street artist ESTOY’s playground, and boy, does he play well. Just from looking at these pictures, we can’t help but be drawn in to his intricate and whimsical works that often contain tribal motifs too.

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