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Girl takes 1461 photos of herself between age 14 and 18

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Friday 13 January 2012

Rebecca Brown has taken 1461 consecutive photos of herself in a remarkable video that shows the subtle ageing of a 14-18 year old girl. But there is more to the story. ‘Beckie0′ battles depression, and as the images unfold, we see her fight against Dermotillomania and Trichotillomania, two mental disorders which take a very visual […]

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Artist invites children to decorate her room with colour

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Thursday 12 January 2012

82 year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has created the (formerly) all-white Obliteration Room at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art. She gave children coloured spot stickers and a free reign to decorate it as they saw fit. The room, part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever installation, took visitors two weeks to fill with colour. The works, including the colourful Obliteration Room, are on display until March 12.

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New Shanghai restaurant in Newcastle

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By Tristan Rayner in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 3 December 2011

The Lost At E Minor crew in Newcastle aren’t spoilt for choice in the way of yum cha, and even with the promise of a night of wine and dumplings, the location of the New Shanghai restaurant was at the Charlestown Square mega-mall. Let’s admit, suburban shopping centre Chinese hasn’t often been authentic, nor worthy […]

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John Boston Pale Ale beer

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By Tristan Rayner in New Products on Monday 7 November 2011

Let’s be clear: the Lost At E Minor office is quite partial to a case of two of cleansing ales. We favour brews that have real taste and spirit. So there was delight all-round when we were introduced to a new Australian Lager and Pale Ale: John Boston.

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BYO beer gear from Burton

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By Tristan Rayner in New Products on Wednesday 2 November 2011

When it’s hot and you’re heading on a BYO adventure, transporting your beverages of choice safely and keeping them cold is pretty damn important. On the move, you can’t be left behind lugging an esky or balancing a carton on your shoulder.

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Art from melted crayons

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Monday 10 October 2011

These unique pieces of art are by Jessica Kerbawy, who arranges crayons on a foam board before melting them with a heat gun. If you love ‘em, you can see more of her work on Etsy.

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Vale Steve Jobs: watch his Stanford commencement address

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Thursday 6 October 2011

It is with sadness that we learn of Steve Jobs’ untimely passing. His legacy permeates modern society in many ways; and numerous friends and colleagues are leaving touching tributes. If you have fifteen minutes, watch Jobs’ address at a Stanford commencement ceremony for graduates. It’s simple, but simply inspirational.

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Wednesday 21 September 2011

Flying over the Earth sounds amazing, but it is actually even more ridiculously awesome than what you first thought. The boffins at NASA captured a time-lapse video from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits the planet at night, starting over the Pacific Ocean and continuing over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. The storms and lightning are just one mind-boggling aspect to watch out for, all in 1080p!

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The skywalker: Russian teen scales the world

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Wednesday 21 September 2011

Not-so-scared of heights Russian photographer, Marat Dupri, has captured amazing images of his world; scaling buildings, cranes and structures in Moscow with his friends. Unharnessed and unfazed by the radiation he absorbed from climbing radio towers, his pictures are stunning.

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Underfull tablecloth: making accidents art

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By Tristan Rayner in New Products on Saturday 17 September 2011

The inevitable spillage of red wine after you’ve knocked back a couple of bottles of plonk could become a celebration of your artistic genius with the prototype Underfull tablecloth. It’s a spill-a-bration people!

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Jaffa roll down the world’s steepest street

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Saturday 17 September 2011

What better to do with the world’s steepest street, Baldwin Street in Dunedin New Zealand, than organise a jaffa roll – where numbered balls of chocolate coated with a hard sugary outer are sent flying down in a moving wall of red and orange. The fastest jaffas finish the 79% gradient street in around 15 seconds, raising money for local charities.

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The seal pups of Ohau Stream in Kaikoura, New Zealand

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By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Saturday 10 September 2011

I was mesmerised by a small seal pup colony at Ohau Stream, just north of Kaikoura in New Zealand. The small Ohau stream is a playground for seal pups, who swim up to a pool at the base of a 30-metre waterfall while their mothers are out at sea hunting fish. The pups are completely at home in their nursery — undisturbed by tickled onlookers, who are offered a privileged glimpse of a carefree existence.

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The Free House in Nelson, New Zealand

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Friday 19 August 2011

The Free House is a pub set in a retro-fitted church in Nelson, New Zealand, an exploration of the art of beer that is unshackled from big brewery mass produced fizz that we so often have to endure. Disciples have enjoyed more than 250 different craft beers since the crusade to set beers free was embarked upon in 2009 by Eelco Boswijk and Mic Dover.

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Banksy on show in New Zealand for the first time

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By Tristan Rayner in New Events on Friday 12 August 2011

The subversive works of Banksy will be on show in New Zealand for the first time.

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Documentary photos of Ukraine and Russia

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Thursday 11 August 2011

Since leaving her Ukrainian homeland 14 years ago, Julia Nalivaiko is often asked, ‘What’s it like?. To answer the curious masses, she’s returned to Ukraine and Russia with Australian filmmaker Stuart McBratney to document the people, culture and food. They’re currently halfway through their 8-week shoot, and are posting video stills from the road. Here’s a sneak peak. For more pics, check out their Facebook page, and click “like” to receive updates.

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