What happens when two frat boys put their collective noggins together? Well, you might be surprised. In 2013, friends and fraternity brothers, Kwame Molden and Maurice Davis, had both finished their university degrees (and military training!). They both love quirky, colourful, one off-accessories, so they decided to combine their passion with their business know-how.
Imagine turning up to a rave at 6:30am. But not just any rave. In fact, this isn’t one of those mythical after-after parties, where you look around and realise everyone is midway into a week-long bender. Rather, this is the start of your morning of glory: a couple of hours with coffee, juice, yoga, massages and a group of fun people dancing away to fierce DJ beats.
You might’ve seen an original ‘See America’ in the wild at some point in your life – you know, those awe-inspiring, wanderlust-inducing posters of America’s most treasured natural and man-made beauties. The original vintage posters were created in the mid-1930’s in response to the Great Depression, with the Works Progress Administration and its Federal Arts project joining together to provide artwork for public buildings while helping struggling artists at the same time.
In 2010, 42-year old Fijian airline Air Pacific had a problem: they were struggling to be recognised as the national airline of Fiji. Their biggest problem was the fierce competition with a number of other Pacific carriers. The decision was made: rebrand, and make sure people would recognise Fiji’s national carrier.
For anyone who frequently lurks Reddit or Instagram, you might have seen some glimpses of this amazing photo series which was released in its entirety today. After months of shooting, Redditor and photographer Tim Dodd (u/termderd) has unveiled his first photo series – “A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut”.
Back for another summer in Australia, Spiegelworld’s new show, Empire, is a collection of acts featuring their unique blend of circus, comedy, cabaret, aerobatics, and burlesque. The best part? It’s all performed in a Belgian-style Spiegeltent, including a bar and beer garden that you can enjoy before you enter.
As self-confessed tech addicts here in the Lost At E Minor office, we were pretty excited to get our hands on the newly released Nokia Lumia 1020, which hit Australian shelves earlier this year. The impressive Windows 8 powered device packs a punch with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 4.5 inch 1280×768 screen.
Last week in the Lost At E Minor office, we had a lightbulb moment – a dimly-lit lightbulb moment, but a lightbulb moment all the same. It suddenly dawned on us that despite living and breathing street art every day, we’ve never shown our Lost At E Minor friends (yes, that’s you) some of the art that we get to see on our daily commutes into the office. So, with that in mind, we thought we’d show you around our hoods.
Just in time for Halloween, we have a proposition for you: 150 people dressed in white, an empty swimming pool, and more fake blood and guts than you can shake a stick at.
What’s that? You’ve never even heard of Newcastle, Australia? Well, get to the google machine! Listed in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities of 2011, Newcastle not only happens to be the location of one of our Lost At E Minor offices, but is also a vibrant, upcoming hub for all the things we love here at Lost At E Minor: technology, arts, design and culture. We’re pretty biased though, so just ask Lonely Planet: they reckon it’s one of the most underrated cities, with its down-to-earth larrikin charm, amazing beaches, relaxed lifestyle and proximity to the Hunter Valley vineyards.
Harry Juku’s bar on Swan St in Richmond, Melbourne, is pretty unusual. It’s a yotel, massage, bath house, lounge, and disco in one. The far-out environment includes foot-spa booths, a full Japanese train carriage balcony, and for those who are after a little more privacy, you can mix beer and food in a hidden dry spa-bath room. Clothing optional. Sort of.
Located in Melbourne’s bohemian suburb Prahran, The Cullen is an Australian first; a boutique art hotel inspired by and featuring the original artwork and prints of Australian contemporary artist, Adam Cullen. We were recently lucky enough to be invited on a trip to check out the hotel in the quest to “find our inner muse” at the sleek Art Series Hotel.
Ah, Autumn. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that no matter where you are in the world (except Antartica – no trees!), humans and dogs alike love rolling around in Autumn leaves. Photographers from The Age in Melbourne recently captured their favourite Autumn photographs, those moments that really personify the season. We’ve featured a few of our favourites but you can check ‘em all out here.
We’re always keen to show cool Australian designs – especially when they’re on nice, quality t-shirts for both guys and girls. Wolf Peach Clothing, started by Christabel, a tattoo artist in Sydney, puts her awesome, twisted monster drawings onto shirts.
When Lost At E Minor signed up to Instagram, we were pretty excited about the exponential increase in cats and selfies in our lives. So, you can imagine our excitement when we found out that Instantgram would print our favourite Instagram snaps on magnets to adorn our office fridge and, well, most metal objects you can think of.