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Lost At E Minor’s best images from 2012 (so far)

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 11 September 2012

With the special Lost At E Minor party going down in Sydney tomorrow night, we’ve been looking through this year’s ‘Best Of‘ to pick out the most stunning images that we’ve all enjoyed so much to share on the walls of the venue. Each image below is linked to the original post. We hope you enjoy as much as we did, and if you think we’ve missed any, let us know.

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A full scale RGB book valued at $3 million

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Friday 7 September 2012

Tauba Auerbach presents the RGB color scheme in a hard-copy reference volume of all the colours in existence. We estimate, with ink around $40 for a printer cartridge, that this would have cost around $3 million to print. Give or take. You can see a small number of them at the Museum of Modern Art […]

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Abbey Road live on webcam

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Friday 18 May 2012

Watching tourists recreate The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover on the world’s most famous zebra crossing is quite a fun time-waster. London locals avoid the area like the plague, knowing they’ll be forced to wait to watch the next group strut their stuff, day or night.

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Vintage posters of Superheroes in their hometowns

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By Tristan Rayner in New Illustration on Thursday 17 May 2012

Heading over to Metropolis for a vacation to check out Superman’s stomping ground isn’t quite feasible yet, and the shuttle to Gotham City hasn’t yet commenced. But you can get these vintage travel posters for your wall. Dave Ault’s illustrations, covering Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more DC Comics heroes, give you a minimalist mid-century travel feel.

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TOTEM: Cirque du Soleil in San Diego

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By Tristan Rayner in New Events on Friday 11 May 2012

Cirque du Soleil is an event shrouded in Franco-Canadian mystery. If you haven’t been, you wonder if a synthesis of circus styles could really reduce people to babbling superlatives when they return. Or if they’ve been bought. This isn’t a normal show of strength, flexibility or prowess. It’s a full five degrees of difficulty more than anything you can expect. Think one-footed unicyclists flipping metal bowls from their spare leg onto the head of another smiling-peddling-balancing-bowl-catching rider. Add costumes, colour, light and music, and you’re only starting to get warm to the spectacle that is Cirque. Read on for more images and a special offer.

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When Lenny Kravitz returned to Australia in March

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By Tristan Rayner in New Music on Friday 13 April 2012

We predict that the Lenny Kravtiz story will eventually be told as a description of how the fountain of youth was tapped, sealed, and piped hot into every home. Lenny’s return to Australia in March for the first time in 18 years showed us a forever young rocker, still full of energy, voice, and love. So much love.

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Stunning photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

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By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Friday 23 March 2012

Imagine a spot of night swimming at your local beach, only to have the shoreline and waves glow an ethereal blue at any sign of agitation. The images here are from Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, a place where a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton exist, much to the delight of photographers who snapped these pictures. These concentrations are a field of study all to itself – potentially harmful, always stunning.

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Modern Masterpieces at Newcastle Art Gallery

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Sunday 12 February 2012

I’m a fan of art that has an edge, some bite, maybe some blinding colour, or just blows my mind when looking at it for the first time. Therefore, my trip to check out Newcastle Art Gallery’s Modern Masterpieces exhibition was with some trepidation – would I like the ‘old’ stuff? Some hour and a half later, I came away deeply impressed by the range and quality of work. In particular, the works of William Dobell, a local to the area, were visually stunning. Accordingly, the portrait of Margaret Olley by Dobell (Archibald Prize winner in 1948) is probably the most important piece; vibrant, stunning and magnificent. The exhibition runs until March 4 – so be quick!

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Bar Petite in Newcastle

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By Tristan Rayner in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 February 2012

Newcastle is developing its reputation as being a major hub (out of Sydney) for emerging art and culture. Along with that, the bar scene is slowly transforming from loud mega-pubs to small, dark, intimate spots, slightly off the beaten path and all done with style and pizzaz. Bar Petite is a new establishment close to Newcastle beach, housing a mix of French colonial touches, a polished timber bar and a modern Australian menu. The atmosphere is relaxed, the meals a mix of tasty snacks and larger mains, and the wine menu draws on the best of local Hunter Valley drops. I ate there a few weeks back and was particularly impressed by the cosmopolitan decor and the pleasantly adventurous flavouring of the foods.

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Movies from an Alternate Universe

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By Tristan Rayner in New Design on Wednesday 18 January 2012

Would your favourite movie still be a classic if it was created in an alternate universe? Peter Stults has explored the possibilities in great detail, either timeshifting a movie to another decade or crossing to another genre. Timeshifting The Terminator II is among my favourite creations, with the steel-toothed Jaws (Richard Kiel) replacing Arnie. Muhammed Ali replacing Mike Tyson in The Hangover also creates all sorts of potential for hilarity.

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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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