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The exquisite forest

This is an online collaborative project from Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk. Produced by Tate and Google, and about to be installed at Tate Modern, it allows people to create their own animations.

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Human pantone

Believe it or not, every visit to the chemist/drugstore entails some subtle racial undertones. Check out the product descriptions, next time you’re there – from ‘skin-tone’ band-aids/plasters to ‘nude’ nail polish. We tend not to dwell on these naming subtleties, but in truth, the way commercial colours and products are named can be really restrictive.

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Drops of inspiration

Airport terminals can be soul-destroying places at the best of times, with little to distract you from the prospect of a long flight. If only more airports were like Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 1. (Thanks Lisa, Singapore).

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Secret café

Brazilian architect Alan Chu has designed The Gourmet Tea – a tea shop that’s hidden within a São Paulo shopping centre.

The tea shop, the third to open in the region, is inspired by the brand’s brightly coloured packaging. The counter slides forward from a purple hatch, whilst the shelving, cupboards and signage are all concealed behind various panels. An increasing number of interior designs offer the illusion of a stage or set – adding a little theatre to everyday life.

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New York’s thirst for art

For the first time in history, New York’s iconic water tanks will be used as canvases for public art. Twelve feet high, thirteen feet in diameter and mostly made of redwood, the water tanks can be seen from almost every corner of the city.

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Sharpie thinking

When Sharpies debuted in the 1960s, they made their mark as the go-to autograph pens for stars like Sean Connery and The Beatles. Now, global vice president Sally Grimes has elevated the permanent markers into a creative status symbol: “Our fans show us what’s possible – stuff we never could have imagined, like decorating cars, lampshades, and prom dresses,” she says.

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Urban Beautification

It’s a little-known fact that if you study the pavement in 95% of Japan’s 1,780 municipalities, you’ll find artistic manhole covers – unique to each city and town (great spot, Oli in London).

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You are what you bin

Singapore’s only landfill is on the island of Pulau Semakau. The Republic of Pulau Semakau series by Singapore-based photographer Zinkie Aw highlights the country’s waste management issues and shows how our rubbish can be an insight into our identity. (Tx again to Charlotte, Singapore)

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Tube art

Art and design have always been at the heart of the London Underground’s identity. The Art on the Underground Project aims to enrich people’s experience on the Tube with a world-class programme of contemporary art. (Cheers Amy)

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Absolut India

Absolut have bottled the sound of India in an experiential installation at the India Art Fair.

Whenever someone walks near a bottle, a quintessential sound of India is triggered – the listener has to lean in close to hear it properly. As people work their way around the installation, the different sounds create a personal Indian journey for each listener.

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