A rainbow that looks more like a nuclear bomb explosion

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Look, up in the sky. It’s an atomic bomb explosion… It’s a magical wormhole to a unicorn dimension… No, it’s a rainbow pileus cloud! The image of the oddly shaped rainbow was captured by Peter Lowenstein and posted on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.

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Paper rainbows emerging from sharpened pencils

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Uh oh, looks like we were two months too late. Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton recently ended a successful Kickstarter campaign to make these truly magical Rainbow Pencils, which churn out 6-layered paper rainbows every time they go through a pencil sharpener. Thankfully for the rest of us, these will be available for sale online sometime in […]

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The rainbow that stirred up hope across Turkey

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Saturday 9 November 2013

When the Gezi Park protests happened across Istanbul in May this year, Karaköy’s Galeri Mana ended up opening Armenian artist Sarkis’ art show only part of the time. In September, the show reopened with Sarki unveiling a new work: a rainbow installation that had been in a year’s making or so. The work had a […]

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Rainbow yarn-bombing on the Williamsburg bridge

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Here’s another spectacular example of a successful yarn-bombing incident. Thanks to the folks of HOT TEA, the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC was draped in bright stripes and saturated hues. The Minneapolis-based yarn connoisseurs just wanted to add a little color to the repetitious commute over the bridge into Manhattan. And this rainbow gate-way is just the trick!

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Breathtaking fire rainbow captured on camera

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 3 August 2012

In July, a guy onboard a Toronto-bound flight took a picture of a meteorological phenomenon called a fire rainbow. It proceeded to go viral online. One month later, the picture finally got around to my Facebook feed. So what did I do? Well, naturally I went, ‘Wowwwwwwwwwww’.

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Beautiful photo of a Yosemite National Park waterfall

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Saturday 21 July 2012

A waterfall in the Yosemite National Park, glowing in rainbows. We first saw a picture of this by Canadian photographer Justin Lee while reading The Bangkok Post, and when we saw it again online, we had the indescribable urge to do rainbow jumps and crash into stars in the excellent Robot Unicorn Attack game straight away. Which is what happened next.

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Character with a spot of color by Nicky Barkla

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By Jonathon Tennant in New Art on Sunday 18 March 2012

There’s nothing crazy about fanart, just with Nicky Barkla. Well known characters, turn psychedelic creations, exploding the color spectrum and our loveable icons portray a whole new persona. A tasteful contradiction, if you will. I came across the art through one of the many links flooding the Internet. I’m seeing new colors in my day from this point on.

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