The Best of Lost At E Minor

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

Photos of celebrities at Sundance taken with a vintage camera

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Instead of using a fancy-pants camera to capture celebrities at Sundance, photographer Victoria Will used a very old technique of photography known as tintype.

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In Afghanistan, many girls are forbidden to ride a bike, so they ride skateboards instead

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Back in 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich started a revolution in Afghanistan. Roaming the streets with his skateboard, he immediately attracted the attention of children, most of whom spent their time begging on the streets. That’s when he got the idea for his award-winning NGO: ‘Skateistan’.

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This dad wanted to inspire his son who has Down syndrome, so he made him fly in photos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 20 April 2015

When Utah-based art director and photographer Alan Lawrence found out his son Wil had Down Syndrome, he knew he had to do something. Noticing how Wil would lift his legs and flap his arms whenever he would crawl around, Alan likened it to flying. It would eventually be the inspiration for the series ‘Wil Can Fly’.

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A Japanese airline will paint one of its airplanes to look like R2-D2

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 20 April 2015

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has announced that one of their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be painted to look like everyone’s favourite droid: R2-D2 (sorry, C3PO). With plans of expanding to new markets and destinations, the airline hopes to leave a good first impression by showing its high standard of service through a character known for being incredibly serviceable.

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The last northern white rhino male is under 24-hour guard for protection from poachers

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 20 April 2015

Sad but true: the world’s only surviving male northern white rhino is under 24-hour armed guard. It’s to save the rhino from poachers who can collect up to AU$90,000 per kilo in ivory as demand grows around the world.

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This owl in the Netherlands loves to land on people’s heads

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 17 April 2015

There’s an owl in the Netherlands who doesn’t like to land anywhere else but on top of people’s heads. It’s either your dream come true or your worst nightmare (if you check out the size of those talons).

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Adorable felted planters turn ordinary flower pots into tiny animals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 17 April 2015

Italy-based artist Stella Melgrati of The Yarn Kitchen gives flower pots a different look with her collection of whimsical felted animal planters. Perfect if you can’t decide between getting a plant or a pet.

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Pop culture bow ties add a dash of geeky to your outfits

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Friday 17 April 2015

Super Mario is the new black (bow tie). Online store Birties has created a series of printed bow ties that feature colourful images from pop culture. The collection includes bow ties inspired by Doctor Who, Star Wars, Van Gogh, and even Mrs. Fields.

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Japanese students made a realistic cat head that turns you into a giant, creepy feline

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 17 April 2015

Is anyone even surprised this came from Japan? At the Japan School of Wool Art, Housetu Sato and his students created a life-like, oversized cat head that when worn, can be the stuff of nightmares.

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Check out this incredible 3D sleeve tattoo by Tony Booth

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 April 2015

There are sleeve tattoos and then there are sleeve tattoos. Completed by tattoo artist Tony Booth, this 3D tattoo looks like it belongs to a cyborg from the future with its intense – and realistic – tile work.

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Perfectly-timed photo shows penguins can be terrifying too

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 16 April 2015

This is why penguins live far away from human civilization. While running an ocean acidification experiment near Casey Station in Antarctica, photographer Gordon Trait was able to get this footage of a penguin showing how scary it can be.

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Astronaut’s daughter sends him a huge heartfelt message with help from 11 cars

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 16 April 2015

When 13-year-old Stephanie, the daughter of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, wanted to send her dad a message, Hyundai knew exactly how to do it.

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These are some pretty realistic birds made of just wood and paper

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 15 April 2015

With only wood, paper and some pretty deft fingers, London-based artist and sculptor Zack Mclaughlin produces beautiful birds for us to gasp in wonder.

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Four koalas got to enjoy first class before flying off to Singapore

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 15 April 2015

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th independence anniversary, Australia has sent over four koalas to be ambassadors to the city state for the next six months. To get there, they’ll be flying in style, or what Qantas calls ‘koala class’.

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Melting popsicle sticks become abstract art through long exposure photos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 15 April 2015

No one likes melted ice cream, except maybe New Jersey-based photographer Michael Massaia, whose long exposure photos have unexpectedly turned the yummy desserts into mesmerizing abstract art.

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Futuristic concept car that can split into two motorcycles is the solution to traffic

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 15 April 2015

Imagine yourself stuck in traffic. Now instead of remaining stuck, you simply press a button and your entire car suddenly splits into two motorcycles, letting you and your passenger speed off ahead of other uncool vehicles. Yeah, just like Batman

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The loneliest whale in the world will hit you right in the feels

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Tuesday 14 April 2015

The loneliest whale in the world has no family, no friends and no lover. And it’s sad as to why. You see, most whales communicate between 12 and 25hz. This whale? She sings at 52hz. Singing at that frequency means no other whales can hear her.

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Sydney family rescues abandoned magpie, now she always comes back to hang around with them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 14 April 2015

On one windy day, a three-week-old magpie fell out of her nest and was left to die by the side of the road. Fortunately, she’d soon find a new home, albeit much different from hers – the home of her rescuers, the Bloom family from Newport, Sydney.

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Apple roses: a delicious dessert that looks like a bouquet of roses

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 April 2015

How do you like them apples? ‘Cooking with Manuela’ makes us drool with a dessert recipe that’s both romantic and delectable: Apples baked to look like a bouquet of roses. Making rose-shaped apples is fairly easy. You’ll just have to spread apricot preserve on strips of puff pastry, then place the thin strips of apple.

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Artist turns ordinary luggage into scary, life-like monster treasure chests

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Thieves beware, these luggage bite back. Pennsylvania-based Mellie Z of Fine Line Workshop makes ordinary suitcases come to life by turning them into life-like monsters.

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