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Interview with Catherine Federici, ISSON Eyewear

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By Tim Cox in New Fashion on Tuesday 15 December 2009

We checked in with Catherine Federici, one of the creative forces behind Australian sunglasses company, ISSON Eyewear, and asked her what lead to her take her industrial design training and apply it to sunglasses design: ‘I worked in Optometry practices since I was fourteen. It just seemed like the better option to working the cashier at McDonald’s or Woolies. By the time I was at University, I was working at George Skoufis Optometrist in Paddington, renowned for quirky, unusual, unique frames and sunglasses and my passion for eye-wear design really evolved there. Coming from an I.D background, it seemed that the eyewear designer’s artisan approach to mass production was unique. I found this to be inspiring and a creative challenge I wanted to take on’.

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Aēsop’s Parsley seed facial cleansing oil

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By Tim Cox in New Products on Monday 14 December 2009

Aēsop specialise in plant based skin, hair and body products. Founded in Melbourne in 1987, they’ve now established signature stores in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Zurich, Signapore and Taipei, as well as other locations around Australia. Parsley seeds are high in anti-oxidants, so this range makes a good alternative to the harsher facial cleansers around. […]

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Client’s F2 French army jacket

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By Tim Cox in New Fashion on Wednesday 2 December 2009

Tthey say Pixie Geldof wears one, so they must be good! But seriously folks, these unisex green F2 French army jackets are the bomb — no pun intended. They’ve made by UK fashion label, Client and they’ve been customized, so each one is totally unique.

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The Cullen hotel

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By Tim Cox in Architecture on Tuesday 24 November 2009

Ring the bells, the first of the long-awaited Art Series Hotels has arrived. The Cullen, in trendy Prahran, Melbourne, is five star luxury with a twist: each room is plastered with prints and art inspired books. Dripping with artist Adam Cullen’s work, The Cullen offers the opportinity to experience the Art of Living Fearlessly. It’s the first in a series of Art Series Hotels, which will include The Blackman and The Olsen.

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Skinny Blonde beer’s new ink technology

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By Tim Cox in New Trends on Thursday 11 June 2009

It’s a hot summer’s day and you’re cracking open your second beer. Life is good. But there’s something missing, right? Not anymore. Each bottle of the new Australian-brewed low carb beer, Skinny Blonde, features the soon to be iconic Daisy Blonde on the label, who — in a clever twist — reveals more and more of herself as the beer gets drunk. Or the drinker does. Whichever comes first. This cool initiative is the result of innovative heat sensitive ink technology which sees Daisy’s Bikini top on the beer bottle label disappear with each sip until she reveals all. Seriously! Now, boys. Slow down. Drink responsibly. The beer is brewed by the Sydney-based Brothers Ink, comprised of three friends, including Hamish from Aussie rockers, The Vines. Yup, if hypercolour shirts worked like this, we’d still be wearing them.

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HP’s TouchSmart TX2 notebook

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By Tim Cox in New Products on Wednesday 8 April 2009

We’ve been playing around recently in the Lost At E Minor office (in the nicest possible way!) with HP’s new TouchSmart TX2 notebook. It pushes the technology out there a bit, featuring a touchscreen monitor on a swivelling hinge and a nifty magnetic stylus. Swivel the monitor around, close it over the keyboard, and you’ve […]

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