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Rachel Oakley

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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New York therapists open their doors for us to take a peek at their surroundings

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

There’s just something about New York City that makes you go to therapy. Ok, not everyone, but a large number of New Yorkers see a psychiatrist and their offices range in size and design, from opulent library-type rooms to tiny spaces in a basement apartment. Psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmerman was intrigued by the different offices therapy takes place in New York City, so he decided to photograph them, leading to his book, Fifty Shrinks.

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A complete list of monsters you should know about before creating that Halloween costume

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 23 October 2014

Halloween is right around the corner and if you haven’t planned on a costume, or even dressing up, you’re in for a treat. Created by Big Group, the Halloween Horrors Chart illustrates every kind of spooky monster you’d ever want to be.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: the ultimate breakfast machine!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Tuesday 21 October 2014

You’ve always dreamed of a professional chef to make you brekkie in the morning, but the ultimate breakfast machine is just as good. Knowing how to multi-task like a cooking ninja, this ‘breakfast center’ cooks up-and brews-all your favourite breakfast items simultaneously. You know what that means? That means the kitchen sink is no longer jam packed with dirty pots and pans after a Sunday morning cook-up.

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Surreal landscapes completely take over this artist’s livingroom

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 20 October 2014

Turning her home upside down with surreal art, Melbourne-based artist Magdalena Bors has created a very inspiring series, titled The Seventh Day. Bors explains in her artist bio that her practice to date has predominantly been to explore the idea of the sublime in the everyday, and you can see just where she was heading with these beautiful images.

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Competitive animals and the quirky people who handle them

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 20 October 2014

Over four years, London-based photographer Toby Coulson traveled all over the U.K., from agricultural events to animal shows, in order to capture something he was particularly fond of: animals. But while photographing animals, he found that the people handling them were some of the most interesting subjects.

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An 80-foot wall of dentures is created in Michigan because… art

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 20 October 2014

We’ve seen all kinds of art here at Lost At E Minor, but this might be the first time we’ve seen denture art. Created by New Delhi-based artist Mithu Sen, ‘Border Unseen’, as her work is called, is an 80-foot ‘sculptural barricade’ made of mostly dentures (and a few other knick knacks). But why dentures, why?

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Tell ‘em how you really feel with deliciously evil baked goods

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 18 October 2014

When it comes to giving someone a piece of your mind, you can always turn to texting, emails or even an angry phone call. But if you really want to get the message across, you call upon the crafty work of The Bold Bakery, via Sarah Brockett. Because when you want to shower someone in […]

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The London tattoo museum with a difference: real life models!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 18 October 2014

Take a stroll through the Human Gallery and you’ll realize this is no ordinary museum. As part of The International London Tattoo Convention, this gallery in London showcases human exhibits in shadow boxes, behind golden frames.

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Thanksgiving in a bucket is your travel-friendly Turkey Day 11-litre feast

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 17 October 2014

American foodies’ favourite holiday is fast approaching-Thanksgiving-and if you want to celebrate with all the trimmings, good luck to you. But if you just want a good old turkey dinner that’s travel-friendly and semi-delicious, look no further than Thanksgiving in a Bucket.

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Finally, a dress that expands for more personal space

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 17 October 2014

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It’s rush hour and you’re stuck on a train going home. And there’s a bunch of people getting up in your face. It’s not only awkward, it’s uncomfortable. And then there’s that guy giving you those eyes. Need more personal space? Now there’s a dress for that! Artist Kathleen McDermott has created the Personal Space Dress that expands, thanks to ‘proximity sensors’ that identify when someone gets too close. 

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Relax and take a load off in the sensory deprivation skull chair

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 16 October 2014

Life is stressful-there’s work, family, bills, and everything else going on you need to pay attention to. Why not take a time out? But instead of retreating to the bathroom (or man cave), why not invest in something that takes all the stress away? This skull chair has been designed to shut out all the distractions of everyday life by depriving you of light and sound.

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Come second in a sumo contest, win a gigantic macaron

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 16 October 2014

At the Sumo Senshuraku tournament in Japan, coming first is an incredible feat. You win fame, you win glory. But come runner up and you’ll be gifted a giant, green macaron. No, really! This very quirky prize is part of the France-Japan Friendship Cup and is custom-made by the famous French patisserie Pierre Herme.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: a pollution-reversing bicycle

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 16 October 2014

Bikes help the environment by not emitting air pollution, but the Air-Purifier Bike goes one step further. This electric bicycle has been designed with an air purifier built into the handlebars. Not only that, but this bike also has the ability to produce oxygen ‘with a photosynthesis system that’s integrated into the top tube of the frame’.

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Public service announcements with a snarky and hilarious twist

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 October 2014

Jim Benton, one of the world’s greatest cartoonists, has created a series of public service announcements (PSAs) that ‘give back’ (if giving back means being snarky and hilarious). Benton makes sure to remind us to talk to our kids about smoking (and ‘like how pipes are a bit pretentious’), that seat belts save lives (‘one way is by choking bears’), and to fight global warming (by turning on the air conditioner and opening the windows).

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Burnout photography is the ultimate photo series for any motorhead

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 16 October 2014

Sydney-based Kiwi Simon Davidson has quite a background in vehicles, so it’s no wonder this photographer took his camera to snap some of the most incredible burnouts on Aussie and American soil.

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