The Minionistas


Stylight has decided to give the mischievous Minions a little makeover treatment for the summer.

The fashion community has transformed our favourite yellow creatures into cute Minionistas – seemingly to celebrate the characters’ innate sense of style.

Minion versions of well-known designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood, appear alongside fashion icons like Alexa Chung and Cara Develingne.

Take a look at the Minionistas here and tell us who else should be turned into a Minion.

Specimen: the new game that tests your colour perception


If you’re intrigued by the way your brain works, this innovative new game is for you.

Specimen is a simple and straightforward game that is not only addictive but also tests your colour perception.

A small circle appears in the centre of the screen with a variety of different coloured amoebas inside.
As the player, all you need to do is match the amoebas with the colour of the background.

The more you get correct, the more points you collect, showing how good your colour perception is.

Faster versions of the game are available for those who want to really test their skills.

Download the game here and watch the video below to see how it all works in action.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/133349411

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Top seven travel destinations


If you’re still deciding where to go on holiday this year, this blog is for you.

VoucherBin has created an infographic that looks into the best travel destinations in the world – it includes classics like Rome and Paris, but also more alternative choices such as Hanoi or Prague.

With 83% of Brits taking at least one trip a year, the infographic provides some valuable advice on the cities, from their unmissable attractions to your daily budget – so half the research is already done for you.

Find more about these travel destinations here and let us know which ones you’ll be visiting.

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A hotel managed by robots


If you’re a fan of the Channel 4 series Humans, you may well be intrigued by the latest development in artificial intelligence: a hotel managed by robots.

The Henn-na Hotel (literally ‘strange hotel’) in Sasebo, Japan, has recently welcomed its first customers, who get to indulge in an experience entirely staffed by a crew of robots.

Guests can check in with the help of a dinosaur dressed like a concierge, access their rooms with face-recognition technology, and sit back while a range of robots, humanoid or otherwise, take care of the rest.

Watch how this unique hotel works below and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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Guess the city by the emoji


Test your knowledge of well-known cities and emojis with The Telegraph’s new quiz.

To celebrate World Emoji Day, the quiz takes nineteen cities and represents them in emoji form, offering a written clue for those of us who aren’t experts in the pictorial language.

Some are easy (such as ‘Spanish angels’) while some may require a bit of lateral thinking on the lines of iconic quiz show ‘Catchphrase’ (in which you have to say what you see).

Have a go at the quiz here and tell us how well you do – or let us know if you’ve got your own city-emoji suggestions…

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A video game inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel


A group of American students has released a quirky new video game, based on a Wes Anderson film.

‘Maquisard’, devised by students at New York University’s Game Center, is loosely inspired by the Oscar-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The game places you in the role of a lobby boy tasked with finding a secret agent; the setting is a labyrinth of hotel rooms, which are designed with Wes Anderson’s style in mind.

Download the game for free here and watch the video below to see it in action:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/130695750

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The Unexpected Hill


A Turkish architecture studio has unveiled a unique public installation outside London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

SO? Architecture and Ideas has created The Unexpected Hill, which will host performances and activities until Sunday 20th September.

A response to the Royal Academy’s ‘transformation’ theme, the installation consists of blue and white ceramic triangular prisms stacked and staggered to create a 3D public seating area for visitors.

The studio was inspired by ‘Muqarnas’, a design technique typically found in Islamic architecture, which co-founder Sevince Bayrak described as ‘an example of using geometry to convert a 2D object into a 3D space’.

Discover the Unexpected Hill here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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