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.
If the art of high speed photography has left you bamboozled and is keeping you up at night with questions like “but just how did they know that bullet was going to hit that egg?!”, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. One word: NeroTrigger.
#Untamed is the first exhibition of its kind. Inspired by the new Mercedes-Benz CLA, #Untamed is a digital photo exhibition showcasing some of the most unusual Instagram photos the internet has to offer. The rules are simple: hop on over to untamed-installation.com, connect your Instagram account and choose 3 of your most unusual photos that […]
We’re digging the hilarious Les Mean Girls, the latest Tumblr full of meme mashups to grace our screens. Who knew that the classics Mean Girls and Les Misérables would mesh together so perfectly? Totally fetch!
Smash Palace is the ultimate in thriftiness; this cool little pop up bar in Christchurch is decked out almost entirely from furniture made from recycled scrap material. The best part though is that the bars themselves are retrofitted into…yep, old buses!
During our recent trip to Christchurch, we were lucky enough to be able to participate in a voluntourism project, run by Gap Filler (the guys behind the Dance-o-mat and a whole bunch of other equally fun projects!)
If your daily trips to the local coffee shop are leaving you feeling a little flat and often wondering if the art of coffee making is truly dead, then take a pilgrimage to Black Betty in Christchurch for a caffeine fuelled enlightenment.
If you’re looking for cheap and cool eats in Christchurch, look no further than The Pedal Pusher in Addington. Featuring an eclectic mix of cycling enthusiasts and foodies alike, this funky little restaurant has something for everyone. The brightly coloured decor is a nod to Christchurch’s glory days of cycling, and is fitted out with bikes galore; from bike seat bar stools to light fittings made from old wheels.