Beautiful portraits of albinos by Gustavo Lacerda

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 30 October 2014

Brazilian photographer Gustavo Lacerda wanted to give albino people the chance to feel their importance, so over three years, he found people to photograph for his series, Albinos.

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

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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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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. Endless pooping and non-stop crying in the middle of the […]

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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. He used green olives stuffed with carved radishes to give the creature bloodshot eyes, a green olive for its nose, spaghetti for its whiskers, and kielbasa […]

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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 […]

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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

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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These 3D printed modular dog toys are great, if a little puzzling

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

Here’s a Kickstarter campaign we weren’t expecting. Sleek and sexy toys for your dog… That’s right. We’re proud to introduce Odin, a 3D printed dog toy. Created by Michelle May and Billy Shih, and named after their own pooch, Odin is a puzzle toy for canines that also looks at home on a coffee table thanks to it’s stylish geometric design.

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That harassment video that went viral? Turns out it was doctored, and some guys have hit back with their own one

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 31 October 2014

The viral video of a woman walking through NYC streets for 10 hours to prove that street harassment is indeed a thing caused the Internet to explode with opinions and controversy. With over 100 harassing slurs thrown her way, the actress was trying to capture the importance of awareness and get people talking about the non-profit Hollaback.

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Chinese artist uses his tongue to paint ‘masterpieces’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 31 October 2014

Chinese artist Han Ziaoming has found a very unique way of creating his fine art. Instead of a brush, this creative guy uses his tongue to paint! But fear not-he doesn’t use acrylic or oil paints on his canvases, but rather sweetened food dye.

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This incredible hyper-realistic cat latte art is almost too real to drink!

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By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Friday 31 October 2014

In Japan, the latest trend in coffee is hyperrealistic drawings. Although the newest art style called super-kawaii – a 3-D sculpture of latte foam into various animal shapes– is taking off, Twitter user @dongurinekobei sets higher standards in the art of coffee drawings.

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Now you can curl up in a sheepskin bean bag… for $1,200

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 30 October 2014

Remember when bean bags were all the rage? And remember how they only cost around $20? Those were the days! In the 21st century, the bean bag has had quite the makeover and is being marketed towards the more luxury buyers, all thanks to a little bit of sheepskin. The Parker Wool Bean Bag is a contemporary take on the traditional bean bag, constructed of natural sheepskin from tanneries in New Zealand, Australia, and Northern European countries.

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