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By Anya Ow / August 4, 2015 / Comments Off on Cutevertising

Animals are voiced by kids, in this bottled water ad. Cutevertising at its best. Want more? Here are some of our favourites in the genre: 1. Budweiser Puppy Ad Because horses. And puppies. Winning combo. 2. Dear Kitten, by Friskies This insanely viral ad series has been a huge hit for Friskies. 3. Volkswagen: The […]

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Riding a wave

By Gavel Markowski / August 3, 2015 / Comments Off on Riding a wave

Amazing video of Robbie “Maddo” Maddison, riding a dirt bike into the unchartered saltwater terrain of the Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia. DC Shoes gives the world a chance to witness history being made as Maddo rides his dirt bike on the powerful and iconic waves of Tahiti. Via Surfer Mag: In the video above, […]

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How Printing Ink is Made

By Anya Ow / August 3, 2015 / Comments Off on How Printing Ink is Made

Great short film by the Printing Ink Company showing how ink is made out of raw ingredients such as varnish and powder, with care and craftsmanship. Via Gizmodo: The video, produced by Toronto-based Vepo Studios, features the facilities of The Printing Ink Company. There, the president and head inkmaker, Peter Welfare, shows us just how […]

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Awesome overhead LA and NYC photos

By Anya Ow / July 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Awesome overhead LA and NYC photos

Amazing photos by 71-year-old Jeffrey Milstein, who managed to get these geometric photographs of NYC and LA by leaning out of a helicopter for his new series, LANY, currently touring in LA and NYC. For more photos, check out Milstein’s website. About Jeffrey Milstein Milstein is a photographer, graphic designer and pilot. Via his profile […]

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Jewelbots: Cool tech wearables for teenage girls

By Anya Ow / July 29, 2015 / Comments Off on Jewelbots: Cool tech wearables for teenage girls

Jewelbots is a friendship bracelet that encourages teenage girls to learn coding. Via Wired: Compared to a gleaming Apple Watch or even an entry-level Fitbit, the Jewelbot hardware is primitive: a semi-translucent plastic flower charm that slides onto a hair tie–like elastic bracelet. The functionality is basic, too. The charms talk to each other over […]

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Best (US) Govt Instagram Feeds

By Anya Ow / July 28, 2015 / Comments Off on Best (US) Govt Instagram Feeds

A trip to #Yellowstone #NationalPark isn’t complete without seeing Midway Geyser Basin. A boardwalk leads you to the colorful #GrandPrismaticSpring. At 370 feet in diameter and over 121 feet deep, Grand Prismatic is @yellowstonenps’s largest hot spring. This jaw-dropping multi-image panorama shows Grand Prismatic Spring at night with the #MilkyWay sparkling above it and the […]

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A Watch That Lets You Track Planetary Orbits

By Anya Ow / July 27, 2015 / Comments Off on A Watch That Lets You Track Planetary Orbits

Wow! This beautiful watch by Van Cleef & Arpels is part of their Poetic Astronomy series, and is called the Midnight Planétarium. Containing 396 moving parts, it accurately tracks planetary orbits. In case you ever really needed a visual reminder of your location in our little galaxy. Via the Daily Mail: Mercury will make a […]

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Introducing JFK Airport's New Animal Terminal

By Anya Ow / July 24, 2015 / Comments Off on Introducing JFK Airport's New Animal Terminal

New York has announced plans to invest $32 million into building a new animal terminal in JFK Airport. So far, from the renders, it looks like it’s going to have more perks than the human part of the airport… Via TIME: The 172,165 square-foot facility, dubbed the ARK, will include “a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, animal […]

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A $100mil Bet on the Search for Alien Life

By Anya Ow / July 23, 2015 / Comments Off on A $100mil Bet on the Search for Alien Life

Alien life aficionados hoping for a First Contact situation in their lifetimes can now feel a bit more assured. Thanks to a Russian billionaire, there’s been a huge investment into the field, called ‘Breakthrough Listen’, focused on figuring out whether we’re the only intelligent life in the universe. From PopSci: Now the hunt for alien […]

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Before Photoshop…

By Anya Ow / July 22, 2015 / Comments Off on Before Photoshop…

…there was Letraset. In celebration of 25 years of Photoshop, Lynda released a video of Sean Adams, showing us how to mock up a layout using traditional tools: If you liked that video, there are other great 25th anniversary videos out there, including this CreativeLive video of Photoshop experts, trying their hand at using Photoshop […]

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