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Low Lai Chow

Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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Aqua Golf lets you play golf like a frog: on land or in water

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 5 August 2014

If you are one of those golf-mad folks who have fantasized about playing a round or two of floating golf in your swimming pool or backyard, know that this thing now exists. With Aqua Golf, you can send the floating island green (a fantastic mix of foam, nylon and plastic) drifting away in your pool […]

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Cooking your dinner can charge your mobile device

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 5 August 2014

What on earth is this witchery — a cooking pot that generates power to charge your mobile device while you cook your meal? We are not joking. The Powerpot is what it’s called, and it uses patented thermoelectric technology to create electricity from excess heat while cooking, which then goes into charging your device battery. […]

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Dessert furniture designed for sitting, not eating

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 4 August 2014

We love desserts. We love furniture. We love dessert furniture. There you have it. Can we move on and finally sit on all of these? Italian designer Diego Gugliermetto has a series of dessert poufs and sofas we really want to sink our bottoms onto, while Kabiljo’s cheekily-named Let Them Sit Cake is reminiscent of […]

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Got a call? Talk to the hand instead of the handphone

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 August 2014

Ever thought of answering a hand instead of the handphone? Why not do both? While Stephen Moore came up with a prototype of a cumbersome handset that can be plugged into a mobile phone or a PC, his creation never really saw the light of the day (it crashed on Kickstarter). Guess we’ll just have […]

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Postcards penned by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and more

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 August 2014

Of course, postcards aren’t just available to all of us ordinary people, but to extraordinary authors too. We like this roundup by Open Culture which includes a postcard F. Scott Fitzgerald addressed to himself but never sent, with a succinct note asking about how he was doing and that he’s been meaning to come see […]

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Want to know what time it is? This watch will project it onto the back of your hand

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 August 2014

We’ve featured so many unconventional watches here on Lost At E Minor, but this one’s a first: a watch that uses the back of the hand as the watchface, and projects the time onto it. We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these so we can position the projector bit on the inside of our wrist and annoy the hell out of the people in our lives by stretching our palms wide to proclaim ‘I give you time’, oh, every minute.

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Read the time by watching Dali’s mustache turn on this wristwatch

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 2 August 2014

The Unemployed Philosophers’ Guild — which, contrary to its name, comprises fully-employed non-philosophers — came up with the idea for a Dali watch while ‘sitting in our cucumber slicing our eyeball with a razor blade’. Uh, okay. While both ends of Dali’s mustache act as the watch’s hands, an ant races around the watch rim, […]

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Trailer for 20,000 Days is now out for the film starring Nick Cave as himself

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Saturday 2 August 2014

The myth of Nick Cave gets explored via the man himself in a fictitious, scripted 24 hours of his life in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s film that has already won multiple awards at the Sundance film festival. The official trailer is some powerful stuff. I can only hope the film makes its way to […]

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Designer chances on trashed packaging she designed, shoots pictures of them

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

Somehow we chanced upon this feature of Debbie Millman from an old issue of Print, where she talked about finding trash made up of packaging she helped to design in the past. It apparently happens quite often with her huge portfolio of work. Naturally, she snaps a photo of the trashed packaging to freeze that […]

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Cthulhu finally gets his own currency

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 1 August 2014

This must be one of the weirdest things we’ve seen on the Internet all day: a community of Cthulhu devotees apparently are waiting for the release of the Cthulhu currency that will reward one worshipper when the ‘Great Old One’ awakens. Huh?

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Confuse yourself and swap genders of everyone you read about online

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 1 August 2014

Do you welcome a bit of confusion in your life sometimes? Well, here’s a Chrome extension that will genderswap everything you read on the browser (except for Gmail, for some reason).

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Gorgeous fashion statements, upcycled from army uniforms and parachutes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 31 July 2014

Berlin-based Karen Jessen has been handcrafting, in the past few years, some interesting fashion collections out of upcycling and repurposing textile surplus. Her most recent collection, Make Love Not Fashion, has her cutting up military uniforms, parachutes and leather bits to form really a bewitching range that is just as intricate as it is intriguing. […]

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People having toothaches while posing for photos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 31 July 2014

It may be that smiling too broadly for the camera hurts your gums. Or that the Japanese are simply showing the world a new way of making their face look slimmer. Hey, if the camera is going to add ten pounds to you, why not hide these ten pounds with your palm magically obscuring part […]

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Warning: People who look like donuts will make you swear off donuts for a while

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 31 July 2014

Which one came first? Donuts or people? We don’t know. And frankly, it doesn’t mater anymore now that we’ve seen this series of portraits of people who look like donuts. These were done by photographer Brandon Voges, Strange Donuts and The Marlin Network as a teaser for an event. That food styling — or folk […]

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The entire text of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, gloriously reprinted on 2,500 bodies as tattoos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 31 July 2014

Litographs, which creates lit-inspired products like t-shirts and bags, has taken wearable art to the next stage with temporary literary tattoos for bibliophiles. To launch its first collection of literary tattoos from fifteen literature classics, it has turned to Kickstarter for help. What’s even better is Litographs’ plan to form the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain with 2,500 people.

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