The Best of Lost At E Minor

The Lost At E Minor posts creating the most waves right now.

Looks familiar? It’s the house that inspired Pixar’s ‘Up’

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Thursday 27 March 2014

Would you sell your old and tiny house for a million dollars? In 2006, Edith Macefield of Seattle turned down such an offer, paving the way for her home to become the inspiration for Disney/Pixar’s hit movie, ‘Up’. The 84-year old woman made headlines when she refuse to sell her property to developers, forcing them […]

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The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine: one of the greatest feminist art series, ever

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 27 March 2014

This incredible series of photographs features “morbid depictions of common beauty rituals” of women. Created by artist Jessica Ledwich, each photo is just as bizarre as the next, showing just what women have gone through in their beauty practices that are quite “monstrous”. Ledwich says her project explores the fact that throughout “history, the bodies […]

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This unicorn dog mask is much better than the cone of shame

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Thursday 27 March 2014

Want to teach your dog a lesson it will never forget? Turn your pooch into an enchanted creature via this unicorn mask for dogs. Tokyo-based crochet artist Hiroko Fukatsu created the ultimate shaming device for the upcoming ‘Year of the Horse’. She used the photos of the embarrassed Shiba Unicorn as New Year’s Day greeting cards.

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Butterfly wings look even more spectacular under a microscope!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 27 March 2014

Biochemist Linden Gledhill reveals to us the little things that make a butterfly beautiful, through the lens of science. In the series, Gledhill first collected various specimens of rare and colourful butterflies. He then placed them under a microscope and a set of high-powered lights to capture the mesmerizing world hidden in their wings.

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These turtles are kept cozy with crocheted sweaters

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Wednesday 26 March 2014

MossyTortoise is an Etsy shop offering custom crocheted cozies for your pet tortoise. No, truly. Katie Bradley is behind the concept, which began with an ‘accidental hobby’ of rescuing tortoises. [Check out our recent post on Penguins in Sweaters]

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Here’s how you eat food in different countries

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Taboos are everywhere, even when it comes to dining. Lucky for you, a dining etiquette infographic by Visual.ly has been made to make sure you never make a faux pas while abroad. This chart features some things you might not be aware of while dining overseas, such as, be ready to share your food while […]

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Nowhere to store your bike? Shelfie is the solution

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By Marta Millere in New Products on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Ever felt like buying something just because the accessories for it were so cool? I don’t admit this to just anyone, but one of the reasons I begged my boyfriend (more like whispered subliminal messages to him in his sleep) for an iPhone for Christmas was for the plethora of cute cases. Same applies to Shelfie, a new product on Kickstarter.

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Why live in buildings when you can live in between them?

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 26 March 2014

We love how Danish designers Mateusz Mastalski and Ole Robin Storjohann have ingeniously proposed using the negative space in between buildings as actual living spaces with these cool urban infill design concepts that look really livable and edgy at the same time. Who knew there was so much potential to house more people in already-packed […]

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Close encounters of the furry kind! See what happens when a cheetah gets up close and personal on a Safari

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 26 March 2014

What do you do when death is peeking its head down your car’s sunroof and is staring straight into your soul? Take photos, naturally! Australian photographer Bobby-Jo Clow was on a safari in the Serengeti when her tour group came across a cheetah and her two juvenile offspring. To Clow’s surprise, the two juveniles made their way towards the Land Rover, with one eventually hopping onto the hood.

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Stunning photos taken soaring above Turkey in a hot air balloon

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Sure, hot air balloon rides are in every country, but nothing quite beats a hot air balloon ride above Cappadocia. Alfonso Salcedo took these amazing photos above the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region. The area is known for its ‘unusual moon-like landscape. It’s mixture of naturally formed hills, deep canyons, valleys, […]

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A Mirror Fence that literally changes with the seasons

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By Marta Millere in New Art on Tuesday 25 March 2014

This stunning fence looks like a proper picket fence that every respectable American girl dreamed of in the 1950s, except that it’s not: it’s an art installation and unfortunately cannot be purchased at your local hardware store.

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Lost for 45 years, full 1970 Miles Davis recording now assaults our ears

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Monday 24 March 2014

Sure, Miles Davis may have an extensive discography of really good stuff, but it doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about 135 minutes of previously unreleased tracks from his full set at Fillmore 45 long years ago. One of these tracks, Footprints, is now being floated by Legacy Recordings online prior to the boxset hitting […]

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Sushi bazooka will obliterate your sushi cravings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 24 March 2014

Say hasta la vista to that painful process of trying to create the perfect sushi roll. Arm yourselves with this secret weapon from Firebox, and you will dominate your sushi cravings like never before. The Sushi Bazooka is a kitchen tool that makes your life easier by removing that daunting phase of having to load all the filling perfectly and shaping it afterwards.

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Epic street art from Plastic Jesus, the ‘Banksy of LA’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 24 March 2014

If you can’t make it to an art gallery, the art gallery will come to you. Thanks to Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus, the streets of LA have become an artistic playground. Described as ‘The Banksy of LA’, Plastic Jesus’ work shines ‘a small light into some of those dark corners of society then stands back to watch reactions and opinions’.

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This 3200 year old tree is so big it’s never been captured in a single image: until now!

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By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Saturday 22 March 2014

‘The President’ doesn’t have a nickname for just any old reason. This giant sequoia, one of the largest trees in the world, stands 75.3m tall, 8.2m wide, measures 1,274.3 cubic metres in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old. And it’s never been completely photographed – until a tree-climbing scientist got involved. Behold, 32 days of work to take 126 individual photos, stitched together to create one amazing image. [This post first appeared on our sister site, Techly]

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A banana holder for your bicycle

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 22 March 2014

You’ll never know when you need a banana, so it’s best to have one nearby even if you’re on a bike. Designed by Etsy seller ‘Biken’, this quirky bicycle accessory is designed to safely transport and protect your banana from harm. The genuine leather strap can be attached to the bike’s frame, or if you’re extra clingy, to your waist belt.

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Extraordinary photos of creative (and extremely weird) dog grooming

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 22 March 2014

New York photographer Paul Nathan has probably seen a lot in his career, but these creatively groomed dogs have got to be one of the wackiest things ever. In his series Groomed, Nathan captures all sorts of K9s who have been dyed and fluffed up for one of the largest international dog and cat grooming conferences (who knew there was one).

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Design student gives Colgate toothpaste an accordion inspired redesign

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 21 March 2014

Design student Nicole Pannuzzo of Arizona State University has found a way to squeeze that hard-to-reach last drop of toothpaste out of the tube. How? By turning the tube into an accordion. Redesigning the typical toothpaste packaging design as a spiral utilizes simple physics to eject the toothpaste more easily and without hassle. As the toothpaste empties, the accordion-like tube collapses, becoming flatter and flatter until there’s no more room inside for the paste to hide in.

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Why releasing 1.5 million balloons at once is a bad idea

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 March 2014

They say that too much of anything is bad. That’s true, even for balloons. In 1986, non-profit organization United Way of Cleveland held a fundraiser by attempting to break the world record for most balloons launched at once. They held the event in Cleveland’s Public Square, where hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly, inflating 1.5 million balloons and gathering them under a net. When the balloons were released, it created a vista like no other, filling the sky with clouds of colour and plastic.

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Gigantic wall-sized mural illustrated with a mere Sharpie

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 21 March 2014

Sean Sullivan may have done his overwhelmingly detailed Grand Pale Maw mural with a Sharpie years ago, but that doesn’t stop us from marveling at it still. Thanks to Joey Morris, who took some photos of the work in its various stages of completion, we are able to ogle at this quite happily.

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