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Stuart McBratney

Stu's directed 500 commercials, a tv series, and will soon shoot his second feature. But what he really wants to do is dance! He also sometimes jokes about wanting to dance.

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Photo-manipulations by Mario Nevado

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By Stuart McBratney in New Photography on Thursday 1 November 2012

Spanish designer Mario S Nevado is a photo manipulation guru, taking digital flights of fancy to dizzying new heights. Take a peak at his work, and try to guess where the photography ends and the illustration begins.

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Mind-bending Walking Illusion Halloween costumes

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By Stuart McBratney in New Trends on Thursday 25 October 2012

In an attempt to out-do their neighbours’ costumes on Halloween, folks are going to wonderfully absurd and inventive lengths. If you have a spare $2K, consider a ‘Walking Illusion’ from Stagecraft in the USA. The Donnie Darko bunny no longer cuts it.

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Post-It Note drawings by John Kenn

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By Stuart McBratney in New Illustration on Thursday 25 October 2012

Next time you scribble ‘buy milk’ on a Post-It Note, you’ve just deprived John Kenn of a canvas. This Danish artist conjures creepy monster scenes worthy of a midnight movie marathon, all compacted into small yellow squares.

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Artist makes self-portraits under the influence of every drug

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By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Thursday 6 September 2012

Imagine if William S Burroughs preferred paintbrush to typewriter. His drug-fuelled flights of fancy may have resembled the work of Washington D.C artist Bryan Lewis Saunders, who made self-portraits under the influence of, well, pretty much everything. What’s a little brain damage in the name of art? 

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Awesome moveable bridges on Wikipedia

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By Stuart McBratney in Cool Websites on Saturday 14 July 2012

We don’t make a habit of plugging Wikipedia articles here on Lost At E Minor, but this page is endlessly hypnotic. Driver, take me to your nearest curling bridge!

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Pixar’s Josh Cooley recreates A Clockwork Orange for children

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By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Wednesday 27 June 2012

‘Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a young droog named Alex. He enjoyed Beethoven, milk-plus, and ultraviolence. Alex was a very naughty boy’. A Clockwork Orange is one of a handful of classic film scenes re-imagined by Pixar artist Josh Cooley as children’s book illustrations. Viddy well, little brother.

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New illustrations by Nithin Rao Kumblekar

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By Stuart McBratney in New Illustration on Friday 22 June 2012

Indian illustrator Nithin Rao Kumblekar combines bird’s-eye-view happy snaps with hand-drawn illustrations. On the cool-o-meter, they give Fonzie a run for his money, so it’s no wonder he’s attracted Vodafone, Pepsi and IBM. Though I think his true calling is really personalised business cards. Something to consider Mr Kumblekar?

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Silver and Light: a photo series by Ian Ruhter

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By Stuart McBratney in New Photography on Thursday 31 May 2012

Ian Ruhter travels America taking photos with his home-made camera, which could fit in your pocket. Well, that’s assuming you have ridiculously large pants.

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Faux movie trailer by David Walton Smith

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By Stuart McBratney in Video on Thursday 31 May 2012

Autographs are so last millenium. Filmmaker David Walton Smith seized a chance opportunity with Bill Murray to homage the “‘buddies walking in slow motion to cool music’ trope. The result is a faux trailer only slightly less evocative than Lost in Translation’s. Whether he can frame it and sell it on eBay is a different […]

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Oversized Cassette Tape Table by Jeff Skierka

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By Stuart McBratney in New Products on Wednesday 30 May 2012

What do you get if you combine woodwork, 80′s nostalgia, and some nifty home decoration ideas? An oversized mixtape table made of maple, walnut and lucite, that’s what. And if Jeff Skierka’s creation isn’t already cool enough, you can always flip over to the B-side.

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Time-lapse: daily pics from three and half years on Photobooth

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By Stuart McBratney in Video on Monday 28 May 2012

We’ve all seen those time-lapse vids, where the doting dad documents his daughter daily for a decade. Done to death, right? Not so fast! German blogger and artist Rosella Vaughn, now residing in Hawaii, snapped pics daily for three and half years on Photobooth, documenting antics usually reserved for Larry Clark films. If you’re averse […]

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9 y.o builds cardboard arcade inside dad’s auto part store

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By Stuart McBratney in New Film on Wednesday 11 April 2012

As a kid, I made my own pinball machine. It almost worked. But 9 year-old Caine Monroy from LA has taken youthful craftsmanship to new heights, constructing an entire arcade from old boxes. All he needed was a customer or two, and thanks to filmmaker Nirvan Mullick, he got ‘em.

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Insanely cool sunglasses made from old skateboard decks

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By Stuart McBratney in New Eco on Tuesday 21 February 2012

Imagine the coolest thing ever. Let’s say, you take old bebop records from a beat poet’s secret stash, melt them down, and turn them into t-shirts for a band you’ve never heard of. Farfetched? Not as much as you may think. Brisbane’s Holloway Eyewear are taking old skateboards, and handcrafting insanely cool sunglasses from the […]

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Akaname: an instrumental opus by Akaname

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By Stuart McBratney in New Music on Saturday 21 January 2012

If you crave a big dose of metal without the guttural growls, Akaname’s self-titled third album hits the spot. This instrumental opus is epic without being brutal, rhythmically dextrous without devolving into mathcore, and musically layered without succumbing to Scandinavian-style symphonic bombast. Enjoy this compelling, dark adventure at midnight. And play it loud. Akaname (2010) […]

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Good Music Fox: a music blog for purists

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By Stuart McBratney in Cool Websites on Saturday 15 October 2011

When so many modern bands strive to sound like Radiohead, its easy to forget that modern music stems from jazz and blues. A new site has no such amnesia. The Good Music Fox shares its love for new works bluesy and traditional. There are no electro-blues-click-grime hybrids here. This is a site for purists.

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