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Zac

I co-founded Lost At E Minor in 2005 and run Conversant Media.

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ACO’s Great Romantics tour

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By Zac in New Events on Friday 19 June 2009

There’s something magic about being in the same space as those performing at the very height of their field. The Australian Chamber Orchestra have just kicked off their Great Romantics national tour and it was a treat to see them live in Newcastle, Australia for their first show. I’m no chamber orchestra aficionado, but I […]

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Launching Newcastle’s The Clinic

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By Zac in New Events on Friday 29 May 2009

I moved to Newcastle late last year, though I still do a lot of work in Sydney. What a great city Newcastle is. It’s been breath of fresh air for me. For the first few months, I worked on Lost At E Minor and our online pubishing company, Conversant Media, from home. But then I heard about the Renew Newcastle project, launched by one of Australia’s creative stars (in terms of making things happen, not talking the talk), Marcus Westbury.

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Kobe Beefcake puts the meat back into fashion

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By Zac in New Fashion on Thursday 18 December 2008

I received a Kobe Beefcake t-shirt today and I’m already in meat-lover’s heaven. Who’d have thought all those funky shapes are actually cuts of meat? This new label from Kobe Japan is an insider’s (and meat-lover’s) treasure.

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Is Google becoming our collective brain?

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By Zac in Cool Websites on Saturday 6 December 2008

By some estimates, Google has over half a million servers that each month crunch the equivalent of all the data in the entire library of congress 240 times over. Well over half of web users go to Google for answers to their questions, asking the machine over 400 million queries per day. Slowly but surely, Google is becoming our collective brain. Consider this: Google can now predict flu outbreaks weeks in advance simply by monitoring searches for flu terms (‘sore throat’), and aggregating this based on location. They’ve launched this service as Google Flu Trends. ‘From a technological perspective, it is the beginning’, says Eric E. Schmidt, Google’s chief executive. So where is this is all heading?

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Illumination Ink

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By Zac in New Design on Friday 28 November 2008

Newcastle is now my home town and I’m enjoying meeting some of the interesting people living here. Working under the name of Illumination Ink, Heath Killen has a strong and refined style. His diverse portfolio includes everything from album art to corporate IDs and typography. In addition to his commercial work at Illumination Ink, he’s recently been producing a series of surreal Australian landscapes, some of which are on display at Flickr.

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Dosh wallets

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By Zac in New Products on Thursday 20 November 2008

I’ve always been a fan of functional minimalism, especially with personal items you use every day like wallets. So kudos to the guys at Dosh who’ve created a beautiful, paired back but stylish billfold wallet. It’s perfect for nights out when only a few credit cards, some ID and cash are needed.

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Loving Lovells Lager

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By Zac in New Products on Friday 24 October 2008

I’m a big fan of the resurgence of micro-breweries and boutique beers, so I was chuffed when a case of Lovells Lager was dropped off at the Australian Lost At E Minor headquarters. Let’s face it, all free beer tastes good. But Lovells is a really special drop. It has a clean, crisp flavour, and […]

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Gin Wigmore live at Sydney’s Supper Club

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By Zac in New Events on Wednesday 30 July 2008

There’s something refreshing about Gin Wigmore’s stage show. Looking slightly grungy and unashamed to tell the crowd to hush-down, the New Zealand-born Wigmore’s voice surprises with its earthy, Macy Gray-like tone.

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The WeMe Illiterate tee

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By Zac in New Fashion on Saturday 7 June 2008

As a special offer to our readers, the very cool Illiterate tee — designed by WeMe Creative, a group based in Hong Kong and Sydney — is now available just $30 through the Lost At E Minor online store.

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Polli

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By Zac in New Products on Monday 21 April 2008

I’ve been a long-time fan of Polli, so I’m pleased to say that we’re now selling their exquisite range of jewelery through the Lost At E Minor online store.

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The Alamillo Bridge

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By Zac in Architecture on Thursday 10 April 2008

I like bridges. I’m not sure why, but I always have. Perhaps it’s their significant role in spanning divides between one place and another.

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Gina Bruce

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By Zac in New Art on Saturday 1 March 2008

‘Treelines and Shadows’, Gina Bruce‘s third solo exhibition, presents fresh images of the Australian landscape produced with an ancient method of painting, egg tempera. It is no surprise that Bruce knows well the places she based this work on, as the paintings exude warmth. Bruce is only 30 but has been a finalist in the prestigious Sulman Prize three years running. “Treelines and Shadows” runs from March 1-26 at the Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney. [see also the previous post on Gina Bruce]

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New York, New York

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By Zac in New Photography on Thursday 28 February 2008

Ah, New York. What a wonderful city! I was there for a few days visiting the main man behind Lost At E Minor, my brother Zolton. In amongst all the walking and talking, I managed to whip out my camera every now and then. These shots capture the vertical scale of the city, the wonderful deco architecture, and the vast blocks of blue that engulf the city on a clear day.

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Closing the Ring

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By Zac in New Events on Saturday 15 December 2007

When does a film become a classic? Closing the Ring is set to become one. Think The English Patient brought closer to our own time. Instead of a pretty nurse soothing the story from a war ravaged old spy, we have a daughter, Marie, seeking to understand her stoic mother Esther’s past. Marie is grieving the death of her father, which triggers memories of her life before the war.

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Matthew Rogers

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By Zac in New Art on Thursday 6 December 2007

Matthew Rogers’ current work has emerged out of an interest in representing crowds — participants in urban life — as they ‘stream together and move apart, as they rush through from place to place or group together in anticipation for an event. I steal away moments from these endlessly shifting urban scenes, so as to […]

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