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In Controversial Ads, Benetton Challenges Ideas About Unemployed Youths

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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Following up on its “UNHATE” initiative, fashion retailer Benetton is back with another series of controversial ads.

Its latest ad campaign ‘Unemployee of the Ye…

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McDonald’s Introduces Asian-Style Noodles In Austria

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Fast food giant McDonald’s will be branching out from their usual ‘burgers and fries’ with the introduction of Asian-style noodles in Austria.

According to the Herald Sun , from 20 September onwards, the company will be adding ‘McNoodles’ …

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Spoof iPhone 5 Promo Pokes Fun At Apple’s Latest Release

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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The iPhone 5 may have more than 2 million pre-orders before it goes on sale on 21 September—but there are those who believe that Apple’s latest release is nothing but a joke.

Take for example, Yo…

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Wizard Of Oz-Inspired Shoes That Will Guide You Home From Any Location

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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Drawing inspiration from the popular children’s novel ‘The Wizard of Oz’, British designer Dominic Wilcox has designed a pair of Global Positioning System (GPS) shoes that will guide the wearer …

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Watch A Novel Being Written ‘Live’ In A Google Doc

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

In her project ‘The Naked Writer’, fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is offering readers a chance to watch her write her novel, word by word as she types.

Her novel that will be entitled ‘The Dragon Lords’ starts off with an attention-grabbing s…

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Comfortably Power Nap Anywhere With This ‘Ostrich Pillow’

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

20-minute power naps have been said to increase productivity by more than 30%.

To meet the needs of those who work in the office, London-based architecture and design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian has created a pillow that offers a ‘private space’ …

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iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Before the phone goes on sale on Friday, 21 September, more than 2 million iPhone 5 units have already been pre-ordered in 24 hours—doubling the record set by the iPhone 4S last year.

Many who have pre-ordered might get to see their new iPhones o…

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eBay Debuts A New Logo

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

eBay has unveiled a new company logo—replacing its previous ‘floating’, overlapping letters with a more sleek and simple design in the same color scheme.

According to eBay president Devin Wenig, he said that the new logo is part of the company

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The Rich Cats Of Instagram

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

In a brand new Tumblr entitled ‘Rich Cats of Instagram’, features Instagram-uploaded pictures of cute, filthy rich cats.

The felines are taken rummaging through their high-end ‘purr-chases’ from Gucci and Chanel, wearing diamonds and pearls, …

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Lady Gaga Makes A Hair Wig That Literally Lights Up

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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Famous music artist Lady Gaga, who’s prominent for her kitsch fashion sense, has debuted a wig that can literally light up—as one of the newest inventions from the Haus of Gaga.

The wig is made …

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IKEA Opens A Floating Night Market

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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Drawing inspiration from the floating markets in Asia, Swedish furniture giant IKEA decided to set up their own in Regent’s Canal in North London to launch their latest seasonal collection.

For one…

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Sexy LEGO Ads For Adults

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The use of ‘sex’ in advertising has always been an effective way to attract the attention of potential customers.

In this series of unofficial LEGO ads taken from StillAd, they make use of this concept by displaying a pixelated LEGO woman in the…

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IKEA Lets You Custom Design Furniture Pieces, Put Your Name On Products

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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IKEA Hong Kong is letting customers customize the design of their own furniture pieces, and put their name on its products.

With the Facebook app ‘Made Better by You’ , created by ad agency Ogilv…

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Mildly-Disturbing Scenes Discovered In Legoland Florida

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Travel writer and blogger Raymond Walsh has discovered 12 mildly-disturbing scenes amongst the carefully-constructed buildings of Legoland Florida.

“I first noticed a Speedo-clad LEGO man with a crab attacking his face and though it was pretty funn…

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Video Reveals ‘Masturbation Problem’ On Cathay Pacific Flights

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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Totally random, but we found this video by Next Media Animation TV that hilariously brings to our attention the ‘mile-high masturbation’ problem happening in the Cathay Pacific’s business class …

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Japanese Scientists Create Teeth-Coating: The End Of Tooth Decay?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Japan-based scientists have developed a microscopically-thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay.

The ‘tooth coating’ is a hard-wearing, ultra-flexible material, according to AFP, and made from “hydroxyapatite”, the main mi…

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An Explanation To "Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road"

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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In their latest video, Vsauce attempts to explain one of the oldest jokes in history: “why did the chicken cross the road?” and the rationale behind it.

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Multi-Purpose Furniture Turns Into Chair, Table, Bookshelf

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

New York-based Niko Klansek has created a multi-purpose piece of furniture that transforms into a chair, table and bookshelf when needed.

Called ‘LLSTOL’, the furniture piece consists of two L-shaped plywood pieces, that when combined and ‘lo…

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Artist Transforms Building Into A Giant Performance Display

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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‘Animated Tower’ is a human and architectural performance created by Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond (aka NotsoNOISY) and Trivial Mass Production for the University of Health Sciences (HESAV) in Sw…

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Tongue-In-Cheek Book Features Images Of Broken Kindle Screens

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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Berlin-based artist Sebastian Schmieg, in collaboration with Silvio Lorusso, put together images of broken Kindle screens, and ironically curated them in a print-on-demand paperback book that can also…

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An Adjustable ‘Puzzle’ Table That Redefines Your Workspace

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

London-based design company MAMIKM & Co. has created an adjustable ‘puzzle-like’ table that allows users to customize their workspace to suit their individual needs.

Called ‘ADAPTable’, the work surface of the table consists of six A4-sized …

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A Snack Launcher That Shoots Popcorn Into Your Mouth On Command

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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New Jersey-based company Popcorn Indiana has designed a fully automated, voice-controlled popcorn launcher that is able to shoot the snack into your mouth on command.

Called the ‘Popinator’ , the…

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Found On The Creative Finder, This Week’s Inspiration Starters

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

It’s Monday once again and what better way to start the week than with the finest inspirational works found on The Creative Finder.

Selected just for you, we hope they would help you beat the Monday blues and kick-start your creativity for the rest …

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Star Wars ‘Burlesque’: To Fulfill Your Sci-Fi Fantasies

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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To fulfil the fantasies of geeks, Australia-based performance group Tenderloins created a parody production to the sci-fi movie Star Wars.

Called ‘Star Wars Burlesque’, the show features sexy dan…

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The Future Of Bike Lanes?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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Cycling is a healthier, cheaper and greener alternative to driving—but navigating around buses and cars on congested streets can be dangerous.

For the safety of cyclists, London-based design firm …

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What Is ‘Integrated Advertising’?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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Ad agency BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Israel has created a clever and informative video to explain the term ‘integrated advertising’.

According to the video, it describes integrated advertising as “c…

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Photographer Captures Underwater Photos That Resemble Baroque Oil Paintings

Monday, September 17th, 2012

In the dark depths, Kailua, Hawaii-based photographer Christy Lee Rogers creates underwater photography that resembles Baroque oil paintings without the help of Photoshop.

Her series of projects, titled ‘Reckless Unbound’, ‘Odyssey’ and ‘…

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Cartoonist Redesigns ‘The Dark Knight’ And His Foes

Monday, September 17th, 2012

To celebrate the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ hitting theatres, cartoonist and animation student Hamish Steele has redesigned the Batman and a few of his foes.

The result is a rather unique take on the ‘Dark Knight’—especially considering how the c…

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A Smart Multi-Colored Light Bulb That You Can Control With Your Phone

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Design company LIFX Labs has created a smart multi-colored LED light bulb that can be controlled with your smartphone.

Called ‘LIFX’, owners can use their Apple or Android smart phones to control their lights from anywhere; choose the brightness…

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Bluetooth-Equipped Wooden Keyboard Works With Any Tablet, Smartphone, PC

Monday, September 17th, 2012

French design group Orée has developed a Bluetooth-equipped keyboard that’s each made from a single piece of premium maple or walnut wood.

To create the ‘Orée Board’, each wood unit—sourced from southern France—is first cut into three s…

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Artist Uses Oil From His Face To Create ‘iPhone Oil Paintings’

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Artist Jonathan Keller Keller has created a series of oil paintings on his iPhone that borders between the line of gross and ingenious.

Using ‘human-grease’ from his face, he ‘paints’ an iPhone screen with his fingers—creating different oi…

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A Hammock For Cats That Fits Under Chairs

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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To help cat owners keep a clutter-free home, ‘Cat Crib’ is a hammock for felines that fits and straps onto chairs.

The Cat Crib utilizes wasted space beneath furniture, such as chairs and small t…

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A Humorous Ad That Makes Riding The Bus Cool Again?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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To make riding the bus look cool again, Danish transportation agency Midttrafik has released a funny, yet outrageous bus ad.

The spot, produced by agency M2Film, features hyperbolic expressions of p…

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A Satirical Guide To Making ‘Better’ Infographics

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Infographics can be useful tools to present complex information in a clear and precise manner, but there are times when infographic designers insist on doing it wrongly—‘repeatedly and unashamedly’.

In this satirical infographic, created by Neo …

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Google Adds ‘Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon’ Into Its Search System

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Google has automated the popular game ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ and built it into its search system.

The search operator requires users to type in “Bacon number + the name of any celebrity” to see how closely they are related to the acto…

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Top 10 Most Popular Stories over the Past Week

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

1) Infographic: The Ultimate Kitchen Cheat Sheet

Everest has created an infographic that doubles as a cheat sheet for those of us who spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen.

2) A Toaster That Gives You The Weather Forecast On Your Morning T…

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Friskies To Hold ‘The Oscars’ For Internet Cat Videos

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again—we love internet cat videos!

To capitalize on the internet’s love for cat videos—Friskies will be holding a contest called ‘The Friskies’—an …

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Is This The Coolest Music Video Ever?

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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Visual artist and filmmaker Filip Sterckx has created this amazing music video that demonstrates the illusion of movement using 3D projection mapping.

Titled ‘Sweater’ by Belgium indie band Willo…

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World’s Tallest Mohawk, On The Head Of A Guy From Tokyo

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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Tokyo, Japan-based fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe has been recognized by the Guinness World Records for having the tallest Mohawk in the world.

Watanabe’s Mohawk stands 3-feet, 8.6-inches tall…

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Infographics: iPhone 4S VS iPhone 5 VS Galaxy S3

Friday, September 14th, 2012

MobilePhoneFinder has created a useful infographic that compares the specs of the iPhone 5 with those of the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3.

This infographic would be helpful to those who can’t decide if they should purchase an iPhone or a Galaxy S…

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