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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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A catalog that helps you buy everything from a dinosaur testicle to a garbage detector

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Saturday 25 October 2014

The members of comedy group Kasper Hauser have probably been on a few flights in their lives, considering the release of their latest book: Sky Maul 2. Saluting the often useless products of real Sky Mall catalogs aboard flights, this group decided to come up with ridiculous items of their own.

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Colourful street art, courtesy of your garden’s slimy snails

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 25 October 2014

That snail you’ve seen hanging out in your garden all week isn’t on his favourite leaf this morning. You liked that snail and you wonder where he slid off to. And then as you place your foot down on the concrete, you hear that crunch. You’ve stepped on your snail buddy and he’s now a goopy mess.

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Here’s a new video game where you play as a slice of bread

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

Guys, remember when we showed you the video game where you could play as a wild goat? That was pretty awesome and weird. Well, now you can play a video game as a slice of bread. Simply called I Am Bread, this truly bizarre video game allows you to wander through different rooms of a house before reaching the table.

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The death of conversation is well and truly alive in these images

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

While smartphones and social media keep us more connected, are they killing everyday conversation? Remember when you’d dine out and nobody had a mobile phone on them? Those were the days. London-based street photographer Babycakes Romero wanted to document the shift in how we now communicate with one another, so created his photo series, The Death of Conversation.

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The Hobbit in 72 seconds (33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you really can’t afford to spend 8+ hours watching all of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, you can just buy the books and take your time reading through them… or you can watch 72 seconds of The Hobbit and be caught up with the entire story. Kinda.

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The guitar doorbell is a great alternative to the traditional doorbell

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

Instead of settling for a doorbell with that irritating chime sound, you should definitely switch it up and order a Guitar Doorbell! It’s just what it sounds like-a guitar mounted over the doorway with a plectrum striker attached to the swinging door.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: the portable party cooler

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

The Coolest Cooler might sound familiar to you. After all, this crowdfunded cooler is among the most-funded Kickstarter campaigns of all time.

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The beauty of Google’s data centres around the world

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you think tech is beautiful, then you’re about to have your socks blown right off with some astounding imagery. Thanks to our friends at Business Insider, we’ve been able to take a peek into Google’s data centres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, and Finland.

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These carpets are made from chocolate, disposable forks, and even bandaids

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 23 October 2014

These stunning carpets might not be suitable for sitting on, walking on, or even touching, but they sure do make a statement. Designed by We Make Carpets, the three people behind this design team-Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg-have truly thought outside of the box.

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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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