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All the carnage Storm Callum wreaked across rural communities in west Wales

These were the parts of Wales most hit by the storm

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Actress Tilda Swinton Convincingly Turns Into An 82-Year-Old Man For ‘Suspiria’

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You’ve seen several dedicated performance transformations for films this year. There was 1960s Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tom Hardy as Al Capone, and Christian Bale as ex-Vice President Dick Cheney.

In this latest beyond-recognizable makeovers, 57-year-old actress Tilda Swinton has convincingly transformed herself into an 82-year-old man for upcoming horror film Suspiria.

Though there were initial suspicions with regards to Swinton portraying a man for the film, director Luca Guadagnino dismissed the speculations as “fake news” so as to maintain the guise.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Swinton revealed that character ‘Dr Josef Klemperer’ was indeed played by herself, under the pseudo identity of 80-year-old non-existent actor ‘Lutz Ebersdorf’.

The impressive prosthetics and makeup convincingly turned Swinton into the character, shown inside the trailer and screenshots below. The veteran actress told The New York Times that she had decided to channel ‘Klemperer’ as ‘Lutz Ebersdorf’ for the “sheer sake of fun above all.”

Since Suspiria is about female identity, casting Swinton as the sole major male character would ensure that there would always be an element of femininity at its center, said Guadagnino. “Being a film about the fantastic, it was important that we did not play by the book.”

Suspiria arrives in NYC and LA theaters on 26 October, before hitting cinemas nationwide on 2 November. Swinton stars alongside cast members Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf and Chloe Grace Moretz.

[via Mashable and The New York Times, video via Amazon Studios, main image via Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401944/Actress-Tilda-Swinton-Convincingly-Turns-Into-An-82-Year-Old-Man-For-Suspiria/

IKEA Takes A Swipe At Stolen Bench Incident With Cheeky Ad Promoting Its Seat

A Singaporean man has been convicted for stealing a bench from a local bus stop for his home’s interior design.

Tan Ke Wei has pleaded guilty for removing a bench from a Braddell bus stop on 14 June 2017. He managed to unscrew the bench’s eight metal bolts with his hands before placing it inside a trash bag for transportation.

He said the “bench looked nice” and spurred him to lug it home to take its measurements, so as to replicate a similar one for his house. However, an eyewitness caught him stealing the bench and now, he has been sentenced to a seven-day detention.

The news captured the attention of Singapore, including IKEA Singapore, who decided to poke fun at the matter. IKEA Singapore unveiled an ad displaying its ‘INDUSTRIELL’ bench with the words “Comes flat-packed. No dismantling required.”

The ad has been posted on Facebook with the caption, “Bring home a way more affordable bench from our store (not the bus stop).” The post has garnered over 1,000 likes and positive reactions by social media users.

One user suggested that the bench should be called ‘BASSTORP’, to which IKEA responded with a link that directs users to another bench with a similar name ‘MOSTORP’.

Take a look at the ad below.

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Bring home a way more affordable bench from our store (not the bus stop).

— Products shown: INDUSTRIELL bench, light grey.

Posted by IKEA on Thursday, October 11, 2018

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[via Marketing Interactive, opening image via IKEA Singapore] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401940/IKEA-Takes-A-Swipe-At-Stolen-Bench-Incident-With-Cheeky-Ad-Promoting-Its-Seat/

Pensioner ‘in perfect health’ has called for an ambulance 314 times in five years

He was said to have cost the ambulance service £46,383

ESPN Magazine Spoofs Pop Culture Posters To Create Covers Flaunting NBA Stars



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If your eyes are perpetually glued to the screen, whether to catch up on the greatest flicks or the latest game, these parodies might reel you in.

For its NBA preview 2018 issue, ESPN The Magazine has teamed up with digital imaging artist Eric Heintz to create a series of photo illustrations that place NBA stars in the same formidable light as pop culture icons.

The final results, which will appear on the issue’s covers, take direct cues from renowned films and shows like Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, Empire, CSI, and Ballers.

“Coming soon to a TV near you!” the magazine joked.

Check out the artworks and enjoy more of Heintz’s dramatic creations over at his website.

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Coming Soon to a TV Near You! Photo illustration by @ericheintzimaging Look out for more covers, along with feature openers and other artwork from our NBA Preview Issue in the coming days. #espnthemagazine #cover #editorialdesign #nbapreview

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[via ESPN MagArtArchive] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401943/ESPN-Magazine-Spoofs-Pop-Culture-Posters-To-Create-Covers-Flaunting-NBA-Stars/

Eiffel Tower Photo Fail Has It Upstaging Italy’s Leaning Tower Of Pisa



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A tourist seems to have taken a bad photo of Paris’ Eiffel Tower, and no, it’s not one of those shots that sees a person pretending to pinch the tip of the monument.

Wanting to capture the landmark in all its glory, Redditor ‘Lifelapse’ decided to take a panoramic photo of it.

However, as they always say, pictures don’t do beautiful things justice.

The traveler’s image ended up looking like the tower had lost its structural integrity. Rather than stay upright, it bent sideways, as if centuries of standing straight had finally worn it out.

The jokes that arose from the post are just as gold as the image itself. “Looks like [Salvador] Dalí got ahold of it,” teased user ‘graffiti-sky’.

“When someone touches your neck,” said ‘konrad-iturbe’.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa called—it wants its most distinguishable trait back.

Tried to take a panoramic picture of the Eiffel Tower today, it went surprisingly well! from r/pics

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[via r/pics/, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401942/Eiffel-Tower-Photo-Fail-Has-It-Upstaging-Italy-s-Leaning-Tower-Of-Pisa/

A man living on benefits in a rented house conned an American out of a million pounds

Keith Morgan lived on benefits near Pontypridd but posed as a rich and successful businessman with global connections