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Congo chiduku

The Congo’s wooden workhorses

They’re certainly not the sleekest design, and have, in the past, had a tendency to catch fire at high speeds. But in the war-torn and impoverished eastern Congo, these hand-crafted wooden scooters are a familiar form of transport – as well as for many, the only vehicle


Dysturb: Parisian photojournalists take to the streets

It’s not every day that professional photojournalists adopt the fly-posting tactics of urban artists, but this is exactly what French photographer Pierre Terdjman began doing in February 2014 by pasting billboard-sized reproductions of his work throughout the streets of Paris. The reason? Many of his hard-hitting images of conflict would otherwise

An animatronic smart doll

Livin’ doll

Meet the adorable Mirai Suenaga - general ambassador for Japanese culture and, hopefully, soon hitting stores as an animatronic ‘smart doll’ able to let you know when you’ve received Facebook, Twitter or mail notifications, as well as help organise your diary, or even (if you ask nicely) teach you Japanese. Created by entrepreneur