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Going Down Swinging’s Melbourne warehouse launch party

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By Tristan Rayner in New Events on Friday 26 April 2013

Iconoclastic Australian publisher Going Down Swinging even do launches differently to everyone else. Instead of a boring bookshop speech with bad wine, they’re putting on a huge Melbourne warehouse party with live tunes from Joelistics and Florelie Escano.

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Bizarre ad photography by Andrea Melcangi

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Saturday 20 April 2013

Andrea Melcangi is a Milan based photographer, who demonstrates his passion for art through humourous, surreal advertising images. While we don’t expect to see them in Time Magazine anytime soon, the cheeky approach to catching your attention works for us.

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Petition signing robot boosts DMD charity

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a disease affecting 1 in 3,500 children, with 99% of those being boys, and is the biggest genetic killer of boys in the world. The muscle degenerating condition means children are unable to run, jump, play, or write. To support a petition, The Most Powerful Arm Ever Invented was created […]

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Banksy inspired street art by Norway’s Skurktur

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Tuesday 26 March 2013

The style might be identical to Banksy’s, and in Norway there is this guy who calls himself DOLK. This, however, was made by Skurktur, an art collective based in Trondheim, Norway. Skurktur’s street art is teeming with social commentary and satire, which is in keeping with the M.O. of the great Banksy himself.

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Street testing LG’s new Optimus G

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Monday 25 March 2013

Lost At E Minor were on hand in Sydney this week to examine and review the new LG ‘superphone’, the Optimus G. With a name that makes you wonder if you’re actually holding a tiny Transformer Autobot in your hand, the Optimus G is LG’s newly released response to Samsung’s Galaxy Note II and Sony’s Xperia Z.

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Ridiculously cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Have you ever seen something look so uncomfortable and adorable at the same time? These cute baby giraffe pictures seem like the perfect time to bring you this fun fact: adult giraffes also have incredibly low sleep needs, with most sleeping between just a few minutes to an hour a day. Most nap standing up, […]

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Austrian man takes photos with a lampshade on his head

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Friday 22 February 2013

All over Innsbruck, Austria, a mysterious man is taking photos with a lampshade on his head to, well, brighten your day. Who is he? Well, it’s not quite a Banksy mystery, but the mystery man is putting more on Facebook each week.

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The Hatton Hotel, Melbourne

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Thursday 14 February 2013

Melbourne’s Hatton Hotel is one of the most comfortable, inviting and restorative places to stay in one of our favourite cities. It’s a boutique hotel done right – simple elegance and quiet luxury, set in ideal location, close to the city, but far enough away to still retain a sense of peacefulness. The Hatton has […]

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New Zealand’s most happening street? Cuba St, Wellington

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Friday 8 February 2013

Wellington is famous for many reasons: wind (the city once recorded a gust of 248km/hr), having the most cafes per head of anywhere in the world, being the home of Peter Jackson and his stunning movies which include The Lord Of The Rings epics, The Hobbit, Avatar (and more) and also for their hip slice […]

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St Jerome’s 2013 Laneway Festival

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By Tristan Rayner in New Music on Wednesday 6 February 2013

St Jerome’s 2013 Laneway Festival in Sydney posed a number of questions for the young, hip crowd in attendance to one of the big festivals that sits just off the edge of mainstream. Would it rain on the festival goers? Could gumboots be risked as possible fashionable items anyway? Who would hit it off with […]

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Happy swimming pigs in the Bahamas

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Tuesday 5 February 2013

Living on the tiny uninhabited island of Big Major Cay in the Bahamas, these wild pigs swim in the tropical waters, happy to show off their piggy-paddlin’ skills to amazed tourists who regularly visit. The pigs swim out to yachts and boats in the hope of finding a free lunch and are surprisingly adept in the clear salty water. (Let no one mention salty bacon at all)

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The Museum Art Hotel in Wellington

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Wellington’s stunning Museum Art Hotel is one of Lost At E Minor’s favourite hotels – and not just for the luxury, comfort and setting. It comes with an underlying vibe of cheeky fun. Take this example: the beautiful motorbikes on display in the lobby/gallery are regularly taken out for a quick spin by owner, Chris Parkin.

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Miniature photography by Christopher Boffoli

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Christopher Boffoli takes wonderfully creative and constructed photos of miniature scenes, with each telling a tiny, often humorous, story. The models, from railroad sets, are so good we’re convinced that artist makes a small fortune.

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Te Papa: the national museum of New Zealand

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Friday 4 January 2013

Te Papa, in Wellington, is New Zealand’s innovative national museum, a modern monument to indigenous Maori culture and Kiwi heritage after the country was settled by Europeans. On a recent visit, we particularly enjoyed the array of art and design, along with the interactive components, and were (pleasantly) grossed out by the giant squid on display, while the geeky Game Master exhibition, featuring more than 100 playable video games from the world’s most influential game designers, spoke to our inner gamer.

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Orcs from The Hobbit terrify Wellington, New Zealand

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 January 2013

To celebrate the official release of Peter Jackson’s latest J.R.R. Tolkien fable, The Hobbit, lucky competition winners were given a trip to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, to be turned into fiercesome and brutal Orcs from the movie.

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