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The Simpsons Redesigned As Minimalist Wine Bottles

Blending Homer Simpson and Piet Mondrian might be the most unlikely of team-ups, but two Russian designers have begged to differ. Seeing a primary colour-based no-brainer in the pair, Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich have created a line of wine bottle packaging called Wine, or maybe not?.Stripping Homer and Marge back...

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David Lynch Has Designed A Sportswear Collection For Women

If Audrey Horne, Lula Pace Fortune or Lady Jessica decided to head downtown for some yoga, David Lynch has them covered for threads. In one of the most unexpected endeavours from the director yet, Lynch has designed a brand new sportswear collection for women. Seems the man who recorded tunes...

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Legendary Giant Rubber Duck Is Missing After Flood in China

That beloved, giant yellow legend of a floating rubber duck is missing. The 59-foot, one-tonne inflatable sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman was apparently swept away by furious floodwaters in China's south-west Guizhou Province on Wednesday.The duck's exhibition team saw our giant inflatable hero unleashed from its ten-tonne metal platform...

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Crash Claims Delegates to Melbourne AIDS Conference

The Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in Ukraine has reportedly claimed the lives of some of the world's top medical researchers, on their way to Melbourne for the high-profile 20th International AIDS Conference.Conference organisers have this morning released the following statement on their website: "The International AIDS Society (IAS) today expresses...

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UBER To Deliver Giapo Gelato Ice Cream to New Users for Free

On-demand car service UBER has only been in Auckland a few odd months, and now the transportation game changers have stepped it up yet another notch by delivering ice cream to users at the push of a button.Anyone in the city can open the mobile app, choose the 'Ice Cream'...

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London to Open Its First Board Games Cafe

Sometimes really shitty weather has its upside. Pulling a solid Community Chest card, London is about to open its very first board games-centric cafe in Hackney this September. Sure, plenty of eateries, pubs and existing cafes have a smattering of Scattergoric fun times already stashed in the bookshelves, but Draughts...

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Win a Double Pass worth $190 to Restaurant Month's Official Launch Party

ATTN: Gourmands, Food Connoisseurs and Anyone Who Likes a Good Dose of Festivity.On July 31 at 6:30pm, Queens Wharf's Shed 10 will be playing host to Restaurant Month's Official Launch Party, and we have a double pass worth $190 to give away to the event. Gorge yourself on four Asian fusion...

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The Ten Best Tinder Date Ideas in Auckland

Tinder. It’s the great leveller for us all, removing the faux pas of internet dating and thrusting it firmly into the public consciousness – making it a common occurrence to meet and interact with total strangers on the basis you’re both aiming to bang (or at least skipping the...

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An A-Z Guide to the Best Hungover Breakfasts in Auckland

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when battling the night's sins, it evolves into something magical. The normal rules of breakfast disappear and you enter the world of sides, carb overload, 3 different drinks at the same time and for...

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Concrete Playground Fashion News | July 17 2014

Giorgio Armani's 40th Anniversary in FashionGiorgio Armani is truly the patron saint of fashion. Starting out as a window dresser at La Rinascente Milan-based department store, the Italian fashion alpha is now worth a colossal five billion pounds, and just celebrated his 80th birthday and his 40th anniversary in fashion....

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California's First Electronic Sriracha Festival Fuses EDM with Hot Sauce

Fusing thousands of EDM lovers, raveheads waiting for the bass to drop and a formidable amount of hot sauce can't possibly go wrong right? Face-melting dance and tastebud-destroying chili will combine their unlikely party powers for the first ever Electronic Sriracha Festival in San Jose, California. There'd better be some...

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There's a New Apartment Tower Designed To Help You Make Friends

High-rises aren't the most ideal set-up for making new buds. It's not every apartment-dwelling crew that's lucky enough to undertake wacky antics in the hall, eat from each other's fridges and bond over Ugly Naked Guys across the way. You're more likely to encounter your neighbours through the wall —...

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