The Best of Lost At E Minor

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

What if the human anatomy was part plants and animals?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 20 March 2014

What if our lungs were made out of flowers instead of, uhhm, lungs? Or what if our arteries were clogged with weeds instead of cholesterol? Or cactus for brains (which some people I know might already have)? Mixed media artist Travis Bedel uses glue and razor blades to cut out vintage illustrations from science books to create anatomical collages. He takes anatomical, botanical, and other biological parts and recombines them into figures that are both familiar and alien to us. His work range in size, from 5 inches to 6 feet.

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Incredible long-exposure photos of stars over Russia

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 19 March 2014

These incredible photos were taken by Russian photographer Evgeniy Zaytsev. As the night sky forms, millions of stars appear up above and create fantastic photo opportunities with loads of beautiful colour, all with a little help of long-exposure photography.

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Your favourite classic books, now in wearable brooches

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Bookworms, now you can wear your favourite passages from your favourite books on your favourite clothes! These handmade brooches are crafted by London-based artist Sarah, of House of Ismay. They’re constructed from reclaimed wood and covered with original – though worn out – pages from all your classic reads, such as Alice in Wonderland, Of […]

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This Batman sleeve tattoo took 40 hours and a lot of justice to make

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Watch out, crime. Justice and vengeance comes in the form of a really cool bicep. British artist Ian Hopkins tattooed panels from classic Batman comics onto a subject’s entire arm. The full-colour tattoo features characters like the Dark Knight himself, Robin, Catwoman, Penguin, The Joker, and the Riddler. It took Hopkins around 40 hours of work to finish the entire thing, but was entirely worth it as he won the ‘Best Large Colour’ award at the Titanic Ink Tattoo Convention in Southampton, UK.

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Photographs of rural American life during the 1940s

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Life in the 1940s is captured in these telling photographs by a number of photographers, including Russell Lee, Jack Delano, Fenoo Jacobs, Arthur Rothstein, and John Vachon. The photos tell the stories of ordinary Americans while living in rural areas during the 1940s. ‘It was during that time that democracy and capitalism was embraced whilst […]

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These images of eyes are not photos, they’re drawings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2014

What you are looking at is not the product of a camera, but of the talented hands of Texas-based graffiti artist ‘Redosking’. He specializes in drawing hyperrealistic illustrations, capable of describing his subjects just by showing their eye and the surrounding skin.

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Meat and cheese packaging redesigned in a very chic way

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Let’s face it, not many of us pay much attention to meat and cheese packaging. If we buy it at the grocery store, it’s usually wrapped up and features a few stickers. At the local butcher it’s a no-frills paper wrapping. But what if meat and cheeses were repackaged in a way that actually told […]

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Celebs, Photoshopped as badly drawn fan art

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 17 March 2014

Haha, we could look at this all day and have our day made multiple times. Some genius actually Photoshopped celebrities like Nicolas Cage and Brad Pitt to look as deformed as some of the worst fan art of them out there. Still, that’s only the tip of the iceberg — scroll down to the comments […]

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Funny client quotes get turned into posters

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 15 March 2014

Whether you’re a freelance designer, writer or programmer, we’ve all had those clients who just don’t like our work. Or just have a handful of cutting comments to make after we’ve completed a project. Designer Jonathan Quintin knows how this goes and has created a very funny series of posters with his clients’ comments.

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Magazines showing modern slavery for women in shocking campaign

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 14 March 2014

To raise awareness of international women’s struggle for rights, crowdfunding site Catapult created a very interesting (and startling) campaign. In this visual campaign, three mock magazine covers were designed to ‘highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues’ and to ‘push the conversation forward’.

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Aussie penguins in rehab take to hipster jumpers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 14 March 2014

Ah, remember these Shetland ponies in hipster cardigans? Apparently these cute little penguin chaps living on Phillip Island have now taken to wooly hipster jumpers. Conservation group Penguin Movement has been putting on these jumpers on the fairy penguins to help rehabilitate post-oil spills/leaks as part of their Knits for Nature program.

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Hilarious portraits of people deformed by scotch tape

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 13 March 2014

‘Scotch Tape’ is a photo series that captures the distorted expressions and features of people wrapped up in the transparent packaging material. Albuquerque-based commercial photographer Wes Naman came up with the novel concept while he was wrapping presents.

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The gay community fights back! A 3D printed Vladimir Putin butt plug

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 13 March 2014

Careful what you say against the gay community, you might just end up in a dark place. Orlando-based graphic designer Fernando Sosa used a 3D printer to come up with a hilarious form of political protest: a butt plug that looks like Vladimir Putin.

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Dinnerware surgical experiments by Beccy Ridsdel

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

Art/Craft is a series of ceramic sculptures created by Beccy Ridsdel. But not any ordinary sculptures. This dinnerware series presents ‘surgical experiments in progress’ with peeled-away layers and surgical instruments at the ready. Ridsdel says of her work: ‘The ‘surgeon’ is dissecting the craft object to see what is within. He finds craft through and […]

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An abandoned cinema in the Egyptian desert

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 13 March 2014

Here’s something you don’t see everyday! An abandoned outdoor cinema in Egypt. This cinema was captured by award-winning Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas and seems to have been installed “somewhere in the beginning of this millennium”. But it was built by Frenchmen, not Egyptians. The tale behind the abandonment of the cinema is quite interesting (some […]

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Incredible nature-inspired tower block by Sou Fujimoto

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Thursday 13 March 2014

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto unveiled plans for a tower block that’s shaped like a pine cone, with balconies “sprouting outwards” in all directions. This particular design is part of a series of 12 buildings planned for the Post Marianne district of Montpellier, France. The 17-storey tower is being named Arbre Blanc (white tree) and will […]

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From ashes to diamonds: Make synthetic gems out of your dead loved ones

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 13 March 2014

Diamonds are forever. So are memories. One company based in Chur, Switzerland, actually manufactures what they call ‘memorial diamonds’ out of the cremated remains of any select loved ones. The company was started by then university schoolmates Rinaldo Willy and Veit Brimer a decade ago, with the interesting proposition of helping to commemorate loved ones […]

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Banksy reworks his famous girl with heart balloon to mark third anniversary of Syria conflict

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By Marta Millere in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

Graffiti legend Banksy joins us as we mourn the third anniversary of the Syria conflict by speaking up and reworking his famous ‘Girl with a Balloon’ stencil masterpiece. In the recreated piece, he depicts a young girl, just like the one before, but this time it’s a young Syrian refugee who has probably lost her family to bloodshed.

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Photoshop gone wild! You won’t believe what this model looked like before Photoshop

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 13 March 2014

We all know the sad truth about the role Photoshop plays in shaping our unrealistic standards of beauty. What’s sadder is we turn a blind eye towards this awful reality. But after watching this shocking video of a Photoshop process in reverse, you’ll be saying to yourself, ‘Photoshop has gone too far’.

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A butt lamp that turns on and off by spanking or pinching it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 13 March 2014

The ‘Slap It’ lamp is a cheeky device that is shaped like a human butt. If that wasn’t amusing enough, it can be turned on (pun intended) and off by squeezing it or spanking it. The lamp was created by London-based artist Joseph Begley, who says it ‘simultaneously combines the stress relieving satisfaction of slapping a bottom, with the practical application of providing light.

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