The Best of Lost At E Minor

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98 kinds of raw food perfectly cut into cubes for the OCD in all of us

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 15 May 2015

When Dutch newspaper ‘DeVolkskrant’ commissioned design studio ‘Lernert & Sander’ in 2014 to make a piece for their food photography issue, the artist duo went beyond expectations by creating this mind-blowing photo.

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Alex wants his mum to find a boyfriend so he made this adorable video for her suitors

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 14 May 2015

Alex Lyngaas must be the coolest son around. Not only is he cool with his mum dating again, but he’s gone out of his way to find his mum Eva a partner. He sat his mum down and asked her to watch a little video he made, and to Eva’s surprise, it was all about her.

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Tattoo artist creates amazing geometric body art using only lines and dots

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 14 May 2015

If you’re getting a tattoo, you might want to book a plane ticket to Turkey first. Istanbul-based artist Bicem Sinik decorates her clients’ bodies with minimalistic tats that include only two elements: monochromatic lines and dots.

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Never before seen photos from Nirvana’s Nevermind photo shoot

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 14 May 2015

Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind has an iconic cover we’ve all seen a thousands time over – the one with the swimming baby in the pool. But little did we know that the photographer behind this photo shoot – Kirk Weddle – also captured a handful of images of the band underwater, too.

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Mosaics of ice cream are now filling up the nasty potholes of Finland

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Street artist Jim Bachor continues his valiant crusade against poorly maintained roads by filling each and every pothole with gorgeous mosaics. Initially, the project started out in his hometown of Chicago, but now he’s taking the fight somewhere else: Finland.

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Did you ever think waves could be so beautiful?

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By Niki Chris in New Photography on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Hawaii is a well known paradise for surfers, who gather there from all corners of the Earth for a chance to ride the most magnificent waves the ocean has to offer.

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Artist uses a special folding technique to give these animal origami sculptures their curves

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Hanoi-based origami artist, Hoang Tien Quyet, employs a folding technique that lets him breathe life and realism into otherwise cold and impersonal geometric sculptures.

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Animal lollipops made from an ancient Japanese tradition are too beautiful to eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Making lollipops using an ancient candy-making technique from the 8th century? Now that’s what you call artisanal. In Tokyo, 26-year-old Shinri Tezuka makes lollipops that look like they belong more in a museum than on the tip of our tongues.

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World map lets you scratch off the countries you’ve been to whenever you travel

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Never again lose track of the countries you’ve travelled to (don’t you hate it when that happens? Ok maybe that never happens). Moscow-based ‘Art.Lebedev Studio’ has a cool atlas that’s perfect for world travellers like you.

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Nightmare flight! Young woman writes a hilarious letter to the hellish passenger behind her (we all nod in agreement)

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 13 May 2015

We’ve all had that one flight where we swore we’d never fly again thanks to the awful person we had to sit next to or in front of. But have a bit of sympathy for Lau Munyee, a passenger on Air Asia who scored a cheap deal flying from Singapore to Sydney. She thought she scored a great deal for a redeye flight. But she says she didn’t sleep a wink, and it’s all because of one very bad passenger behind her.

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Designer creates sofas that look like majestic mountains for the lazy outdoor enthusiast

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Now you can enjoy the great outdoors without actually having to go outdoors. Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce has created a line of sofas that will make your living room look like a mountain range.

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Patricia Piccinini’s otherworldly art will make your heart skip a beat at Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 12 May 2015

There’s a new art exhibition coming to Hobart and it’s beyond your wildest dreams. Picture gritty and grotesque sculptures of vulva-shaped orchids, ‘rubbish gods’ and mysterious fungi. Yep, if you didn’t guess by now, the artists coming to Hobart’s annual Dark Mofo fest are Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey, two of Australia’s best (and most surreal) artists. 

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Want to see the best street art in Australia? Just venture down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

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By Play Melbourne in Cool Travel on Tuesday 12 May 2015

If you’re looking to set your eyes on some serious street art – street art where some of the world’s best artists come to play – you don’t have to travel to New York or Buenos Aires. Some of the very best street art is right in Melbourne’s backyard. And by backyard I mean smack bang in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

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Traffic lights are now more LGBTQ friendly in Vienna

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Vienna sure knows how to welcome its tourists. In the lead up to next week’s Eurovision contest, this lively Austrian city has replaced the traditional traffic light men and gone with an LGBTQ makeover!

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In South Korea, cat owners bring their pets everywhere with them through cute tattoos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

You might not be able to take your cat wherever you go – unless maybe you bring a cardboard box everywhere – but you can do the next best thing: get a tattoo of them. Seoul-based tattoo parlour ‘Sol Tattoo’ inks their customers with portraits of their beloved feline pals, as well as other animals like dogs, foxes, and orcas.

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Pet rat and dog are the cutest best friends you’ll see on Instagram

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Normally, we’d be screaming ‘eeek’ upon seeing a rat, but in this case, we’re saying ‘awww’ instead. On Instagram, a 3-year-old therapy dog and a 3-month-old rat are showing the world that friendship comes in different shapes and sizes.

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Dad experiences labor pains as a gift to his wife on Mother’s Day

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 11 May 2015

Penn Holderness and his wife Kim have been happily married with two kids for a while now. To know just what Kim went through to deliver their two kids – and as a very unique gift for his wife on Mother’s Day – Penn decided to go through a simulated labor experience at his local doctor’s office.

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No other animal is happier than this squirrel singing as he cracks open a nut

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 11 May 2015

Youtuber Bryson Syliboy was at work when he decided to feed a furry little squirrel outside of his office. Food of choice? A tantalizing nut! This squirrel seemed overjoyed with the gift and went about purring and squeaking as he tried to pry open the nut.

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Photographer captures the worn-out but amazing hands of New York’s shoe shiners

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 11 May 2015

In his series, ‘Foot Soldiers’, photographer Christopher Griffith highlights the bread and butter of New York City’s shoe shiners. No, I’m not talking about shoe polish, it’s something more valuable: their hands.

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Cancer survivor creates empathy cards that patients would actually want to get

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 9 May 2015

Designer and illustrator Emily McDowell (previously) knows a thing or two about getting empathy cards – or lack of it. At age 24, she was diagnosed with cancer. Through the ordeal, she’d usually cards that came with the wrong message. She decided to do something about this shortly after beating cancer 9 months later.

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