The beautiful, breathtaking colours of Victoria’s Benalla by Rene Martens

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 18 June 2015

We’ve shown you beautiful shots of Australian landscapes before but these photos take the cake! Shot by Australia-based photographer Rene Martens in Victoria’s north-eastern region (Benalla, to be exact), this is where you’ll find some of the country’s most incredible surroundings.

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This water bottle syncs to your phone and glows to remind you to stay hydrated

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 10 June 2015

If you think drinking water is a chore, you might want to pledge to a Kickstarter that’s revolutionizing the water bottle industry.

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This bar in London sells only water in cardboard cups

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 5 June 2015

In order to get people to donate to charity instead of buying expensive drinks, H2Only set up a very clever campaign in the form of a pop-up water bar. 

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Did you ever think waves could be so beautiful?

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By Niki Chris in New Photography on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Hawaii is a well known paradise for surfers, who gather there from all corners of the Earth for a chance to ride the most magnificent waves the ocean has to offer.

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What happens when professional surfers meet photographers at night? Amazing art photography!

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By Niki Chris in New Photography on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Professional surfers Andriano de Souza and Pedro Scooby joined photographer Marcelo Maragni back in 2013 to complete a unique project called Red Bull Surfing Lights and the results are nothing short of amazing.

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Yup, water sommeliers do exist and there’s a 45-page water menu at this Los Angeles restaurant

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 6 April 2015

If you have so much money you’re stupid rich, you’re probably not surprised there’s a water sommelier job out there. But if you’re like us and live on Planet Earth, this is just proof that the end of times are near. Because really, a water sommelier recommending $10 bottles of water? Oh boy.

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This video of the laziest cat in the world will make you feel a little less lazy

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 6 February 2015

This has to be the laziest cat ever. Laying there, head next to the water bowl. Parched, the cat simply couldn’t bare to actually stand up to get a drink, like any decently normal cat. No. This cat, feeling especially lazy, just dipped her paw in and licked the water off. Can’t say I can’t […]

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Now you can be a cat slurping water from your mug

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

It’s said that downing a glass of water first thing in the morning is good for you. Well, why not do that and be a cat about it? This adorable mug made of Boronsilicate glass will help you gulp down 550ml of your watery treat and transform into a cat at the same time. If […]

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Water tanks in NYC given an artistic treatment to raise awareness about the importance of clean water for all

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 26 September 2014

For most of us, clean, drinkable water is something so natural, and almost boring, that we take it for granted. But for many many people it’s not. Filmmaker Mary Jordan had her own painful experience while she was in Ethiopia in 2007 working on a documentary. She almost died from the contaminated water and promised the women who nursed her back to health, that she will help.

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Aqua Golf lets you play golf like a frog: on land or in water

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 5 August 2014

If you are one of those golf-mad folks who have fantasized about playing a round or two of floating golf in your swimming pool or backyard, know that this thing now exists. With Aqua Golf, you can send the floating island green (a fantastic mix of foam, nylon and plastic) drifting away in your pool […]

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Hauntingly beautiful images of faces blended with ink in water

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 9 July 2014

South African artist Chris Slabber has created an exquisite series of images using pigmented ink and paint falling through water. Slabber captures incredibly detailed images of the liquid plumes with high-speed photography and digitally manipulates them, blending in faces and figures. Recently exhibited at KKNK 2014, an Afrikaans-language art festival in Oudtshoorn SA, the series is eerily beautiful yet deceptively simple.

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A book you can tear pages out of to make drinkable water

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 May 2014

New York-based typographer Brian Gartside teamed up with scientists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Virginia to design the Drinkable Book for Water is Life. The manual not only dispenses safe water tips, but also purifies water. Each of its pages is coated with silver nano particles that destroy deadly diseases like […]

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North Korea’s very first themed water park

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 15 November 2013

When you’re running a small nation of 25 million people, there are a few things that are non-negotiables in your to-do list. A working democracy and proper human rights laws? Nope! Not included. I’ll tell you what is: a waterpark! The Munsu Water Park is the first ever water theme park in North Korea. Here […]

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Divers in mid-air and underwater

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 August 2013

Never mind these before-and-after shots — The Guardian compiled this photo collection of divers at the recent FINA World Championships in Barcelona in mid-air as they tossed themselves into the water, as well as underwater, post-dive. In water or out of water, they’re equally graceful.

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Gravity-defying wine? Drink up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 15 August 2013

This is great: a glass that suspends our disbelief of gravity. Made from hand-blown glass, the Revolution Wine and Water Glass combines two glasses into one. Depending on which side you flip it, its contents appear to float at different levels as you fill the glass from either end. Either way, it will confound your […]

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