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How to do Florence on a Budget

Gingham Dress, Panda Purse, Pom Pom Earrings & Tokyo Bopper in Harajuku

Sumi – who we often see in Harajuku – is one of the owners of the Japanese indie fashion brand/vintage shop Prismic Prism.<p>When we met Sumi on the …

MYOB Bucket Hat, Ripped Jeans & Goocy Tassel Bag in Harajuku

This is Lana, an engineer we met in Harajuku. You might remember her from previous street snaps.<p>Lana is wearing a red “baby” t-shirt from Jouetie …

Reykjavk Police Department's Instagram Is Unexpectedly a Lot of Fun

Men holding tiny cats, a plethora of tasty donuts, and silly fake mustaches are something that you'd expect to see on your friends' Instagram accounts, but certainly not one that's run by law enforcement. The Metropolitan Police Department in Reykjavk, Iceland seem to have a lot of fun though, and …

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Nine Hours Capsule Hotel Is Basically A Human Recharging Station

If hotels were luxury vending machines, they'd look like this. 9h nine hours capsule hotel -- with two locations in Japan -- is designed to deliver one thing only: a refreshed feeling for the next leg of your journey.<p>At nine hours, guests recharge in high-tech "sci-fi" sleeping pods, complete with …

Could This Be Japan's Smallest Ever Apartment Complex?

Not all of Japan's homes are transparent or cater to the curiosity of voyeurs, as talented photographer Noritaka Minami reveals. If you thought these …

Harajuku Fashion Snaps & Music at Heavy Pop #11 – 75+ pics

Tokyo Photo 2013

Tokyo

Reel Anime Festival 2013

Reboots of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell make things interesting in 2013.<p>Reboots of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell …

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Teacher Finds Little Boys Looking at Nude Art, Turns It into a Wonderful Teaching Moment

Christopher Jobson (left) is the mind behind Colossal, one of Neatorama's favorite art blogs. In an interview by the National Endowment for the Arts, …

Don’t Be a Dick

“Don’t Be a Dick,” a gentle reminder by Kate or Die!<p>Hey, don’t be an asshole! When you reblog a piece of art and write “ugh I can’t believe this …

Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets | Colossal

<p>Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

5 Fascinating Facts: Echidna

Short-beaked echidna. Photo: Jeroen Visser/Shutterstock<p>Quick: what mammal is covered with spikes, lays eggs, has a four-headed penis, and no …

New Coloring Book For Contemporary Art Lovers

A new coloring book has just been released called <i>Outside the Lines</i> that both kids and adults will enjoy. Over 100 of today's creatives including graphic artists, cartoonists, and street artists have come together to create some fun illustrations you can actually color! Contributors include artists …

Coloring Book

Dramatic Action Portraits Capture the Art of Freerunning

Photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty captures stunning samples of motion in his series titled <i>Freerunning – The Art of Movement</i> as active individuals navigate through their environments in free and creative ways. The collection of black and white action portraits feature a number of these dedicated …

Freerunning

Pencil Carving Sculptures by cerkahegyzo

Tiny Pencil Carving Sculptures.<p>The deviantART user with the pseudonym cerkahegyzo is a Hungarian artist who creates amazing carved miniature …

Sculpture

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Maker Faire

School out of bounds for siblings

An increase of 900 primary school children has been projected for the electorate over the next five years, but there are only 16 spaces in schools, …

First Look: New Photo Book of Two Adorable Baby Teeth

A brand new book is about to be released by artist Inhae Lee that features two nternet famous little teeth named ickle and Lardee. On Monday morning, September 23, Inhae will debut <i>My Milk Toof: The Adventures of ickle and Lardee 2</i>, a 176 page hardcover book that shows four brand new stories never …

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Giant Lobster Claws For Your Hands

Archie McPhee has created Giant Lobster Claws, red latex mittens that look like claws of a cooked lobster. They are in the spirit of their popular …

CONCRETE PLAYGROUND

FIVE PICKS FOR AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 2018<p>More than 230 of the planet's best writers have been booked for this year's literary feast — here are …

Snacks

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.<p>You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: four years ago, they sold everything for the sake of …

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …

21 Remarkable Red Panda Pictures

Red pandas are fun animals to photograph because they’re mostly active in the morning and relax in the trees during the afternoon, conserving their …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Olek Crochets an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland | Colossal

<p>Textile artist Olek has just completed work on what may be her largest piece ever, a four-car locomotive covered in crocheted technicolor camo in …

5 Awesome Ways Famous Plot Twists Were Kept Secret

Nowadays, if you want to know as little as possible about a movie or show before seeing it, you have to actively go out of your way to avoid …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

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