Artist reimagines famous horror villains as babies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 31 October 2014

How can we run away in fear from famous movie monsters when they’re this cute? Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has created an adorable series re-imagining horror characters as babies. Called ‘Baby Terrors’, the series includes not-so-menacing babies like Hannibal Lecter, Jason, Pinhead, Pennywise, and Leatherface.

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Mums capture the ridiculousness of stock photos with spot-on captions

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 1 November 2014

The problem with stock photos is that they often portray images that are not in touch with reality. For instance, parenting stock photos show that kids are always well behaved, that babies are vomit – and tantrum-free, and that parents are not at their wit’s end after having children. Real parents, however, would immediately disagree. […]

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The portable dog potty that folds out like a suitcase

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 1 November 2014

If you live in an apartment with dogs, you don’t have the luxury of opening the door for them to do their business on the back lawn. And if you live in a city where it either snows in the winter or fries in the summer, you’ll know how frustrating it can be to take your dog outside every few hours. That’s why there’s a new design on the market that makes toilet trips a breeze.

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Timberland sent Barcelona designer Marc Morro to London for a life swap

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Saturday 1 November 2014

While creativity usually means you have brilliant ideas and act on them, it’s more than just that. Creativity is the ability to take on adventure and see things from perspectives other than your own. In Timberland’s partnership with Vice, they teamed up to push the boundaries of four international creatives. To put them out of their comfort zones, this project called Life Swaps tested four artists by making them live someone else’s life.

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What goes better together than scary costumes and surfing? Nothing, that’s what

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 1 November 2014

As Halloween approaches people’s excitement levels begin to rise worldwide. The internet becomes clogged with shared images of potential outfits and every shop gets a completely makeover to keep with the theme. We shouldn’t be surprised then, that there is such a thing as a Halloween Surf Contest.

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giffgaff asks ‘Who’s the boss?’ We are #AllTheBoss!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Saturday 1 November 2014

It’s the night of Halloween and you find yourself in a Thriller-type music video. You’re running for your life, screaming down a dimly lit road from a possessed clown. Your worst nightmare, right? It’s when you lose your footing and fall to the pavement that you know it’s over. The clown surely just won the chase.

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Forget the calendar, here’s a designer candle that counts down to Christmas Eve

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

Counting down to Christmas is one of the most exciting times in a kid’s year (…and an adult’s). But instead of going with the traditional advent calendar this year, why not countdown in a more unique way… with a candle! Designed by Anne Lehmann, the Christmas Candle is a more grown-up version of the calendar […]

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This rat meatloaf has got to be the most unsavory food item ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 31 October 2014

As if meatloaf wasn’t disgusting enough! To get into the Halloween spirit, author and humorist Charles Phoenix decided to cook up something grotesque: a giant rat made out meatloaf.

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Puppy is unstoppable after learning how to ring a bell for a treat

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 31 October 2014

Your puppy will never go hungry again once you teach it this neat trick. Then again, you’ll never have peace and quiet again once you teach it this neat trick. In a video uploaded by YouTuber Kirk Miller back in 2012, he teaches his then-10-week old dachshund puppy, Maddie, to ring a bell every time she wants a treat.

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St. Helens: Tasmania’s under-the-radar sandy paradise

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 31 October 2014

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When you dream of an exotic Australian getaway, you might think of the Goldcoast first. Maybe even a trip to Sydney for the white sandy beaches of Bondi or Manly. But hidden south, way down south, in Tasmania, you’ll also find the white sandy beaches you crave, in the hidden gem of St. Helens.

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This house is actually made of wax and will completely melt in 30 days

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 31 October 2014

Literally, house of wax. In London, artist Alex Chinneck used 8,000 paraffin wax bricks to build a 2-story house that will gradually melt in 30 days. Called ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’, the sculpture is located on Southwark Street and is part of Merge Festival 2014. Chinneck created the temporary structure to celebrate the […]

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A foot tour of Newcastle supporting our favourite small businesses

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By Zac in Cool Travel on Friday 31 October 2014

Newcastle. It’s that biggish town above Sydney, right? As Australia’s seventh largest city, Newcastle is making a name for itself as one of Australia’s best kept secrets. On the travel site, Lonely Planet, for instance, it was named one of the best 10 places in the world to visit. It’s little wonder, then, that one of the Lost At E Minor offices is located right in the heart of it.

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Baby goes on fun adventures every time his dad doodles on him

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 31 October 2014

Even before he could walk or talk, he’s already flown to space, gone skydiving, and even played Quidditch. What have you done today? Newly-born baby Khoi goes on different adventures from the comfort of his crib, thanks to his creative dad’s doodles. In one photo, you’ll see him dressed as Hulk Hogan, in another he’s a samurai, and in another he’s suddenly Thor.

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The Co-Create Series: Michael Corridore’s photography inspired by a giant pencil lamp

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Friday 31 October 2014

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For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, Cannes Gold Lion winning photographer, Michael Corridore, took inspiration from these illustrations in a a giant pencil lamp. These are his words about the creative process.

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Here’s a chandelier that not only lights up, but freezes over time

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

You’ve seen the Disney movie, but now it’s time to experience frozen in real life. Created by Arturo Erbsman, the Polar Light is designed to be hung from a tree branch in the winter.

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