Haha, what a riot. Apparently it all started 17 years ago, when professors John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute titled their research article ‘Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind’ (the latter half is a lyric from Bob Dylan’s 1962 song Blowin’ in the Wind).
Best job perk ever? This creative agency sends its employees off with $1,500 budget to travel for inspiration
What, for real? thinkPARALLAX, a creative agency based in Californian coastal beach city Encinitas, is giving each employee $1,500 to travel anywhere they like to in the world and get inspired. They even get an additional paid day off to do this. As the agency states on their site, the idea for this initiative hinges on having ‘happy employees… with energizing experiences that will allow them to continue creating exceptional work for our clients’.
Most of us would turn to a tub of ice cream to mend our broken hearts. But Tan Shen, 26, from Chengdu, China turned to some good, ‘ol finger lickin’ good KFC. For an entire week. Tan who just got dumped by her boyfriend, was on her way home when she stopped at a 24-hour KFC to get some comfort food. She would stay there for the next 7 days.
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The Co-Create Series: Victoria Garcia’s textile piece inspired by a 21st Century make-over of The Neverending Story characters
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, textile artist Victoria Garcia, who was featured in a Lost At E Minor video back in 2013, took inspiration from these illustrations of The Neverending Story characters getting a 21st Century make-over. These are her words about the creative process. [see Victoria's first Co-Create work here]
Well, just how beautiful are these? ‘Very’ doesn’t even come close. According to Toronto-based photographer Thomas Daggs on his site, the series is reminiscent of his young imaginative mind as a young Star Wars fan, who, at the age of eight, saw elements from the trilogy everywhere he turned while growing up. These doctored images […]
This is one Festival which showcases the best of local and national music, arts, entertainment, creative juices and finger-licking food. On Sunday November 9, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park will once again be transformed into a bohemian playground for all ages. This year marks the Newtown Festival’s 36th anniversary.
I guess you could say that with these one-of-a-kind staplers, you’ll be having a… whale of a time? Ari Glogower has taken the ordinary office stapler and turned it into a majestic creature of the sea. The Whale Stapler collection includes the Sargasso Pink, the North Atlantic Grey, and the Killer Orca. At first, Glogower […]
What do you get dressed in when you are about to collect your US$85 million in lottery jackpot winnings? It’s a no brainer, right? A bear costume, of course. Which is what this lucky Chinese man donned when he claimed this amount in the Shanxi province of China, incidentally also the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Shanxi lottery. Still keeping the costume resolutely on when he spoke to the media, the mystery winner said he spends about US$3,200 to US$4,900 on lottery tickets annually.
We’re all car buffs at Lost At E Minor, not that any of us are able to drive anything too flash. But, dammit, if we could, I reckon we’d all be down with the new Lexus NX, which is not only beautifully designed, but also comes with its own digital art exhibition called NX-Perspectives. The impetus of the exhibition is to challenge some of the world’s most innovative artists in fashion, design, and music to ‘create a unique piece of performance art, drawing inspiration from the bold design of the new Lexus NX’.
Imagine playing your country’s national anthem with rifle shots on metal plates? That certainly sounds patriotic. Granted, the anthem may come in dribs and drabs, with pauses in between as you reload that rifle but one can’t deny it’s a rather unusual and memorable rendition. And no one gets hurt! If you’re curious enough, watch […]
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.
If you’re visiting the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, you wouldn’t want to miss a new exhibition titled Metros. Created by furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb, who is known for his interest in architectural shapes, his style of woodwork is a self improvised one that is being described as sketching with a bandsaw. Intricate sculptures the likes […]
Sonnymoon is the collaborative venture of musicians Dane Orr and Anna Wise. Their creative journey into experimental pop music began in 2009 when frontwoman Wise and producer Orr began making music together after meeting at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Their collective aesthetic is eclectic, a tad hipster, but above all, totally unique.
It boggles the mind how artist Carol Milne was able to manipulate glass to look like row upon row of intertwined yarn. You see, the melting point of glass is between 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, so how was she able to knit the fragile – not to mention very hot – material into intricate artworks?