This year saw some pretty fascinating brand extensions released for public consumption. And by fascinating, I mean downright weird. Like Wine for Dummies wine, Sega video game air fresheners, Shaq soda, and Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino drinks. The year also saw some pretty amazing and downright cool brand extensions, like the Google Glass, iTunes Radio and Cake Boss bakeware collections. Have an opinion on these new products?
New York City is home to a 60-square-foot museum that’s simply called Museum. Housed in a refurbished elevator shaft in Chinatown, this space was founded to celebrate ‘the beauty of everyday objects and the stories behind them.’ These ‘everyday objects’ include everything from the shoe thrown at George W. Bush in 2008 (remember that?), with other rotating pieces such as a collection of tip jars, photos of food that have been rejected from a menu in Cambodia, and different potato chip bags from around the world.
Birthdays and weddings are special events that deserve cakes that embody the personality of the celebrants. So while there are Disney Princess cakes, Dora the Explorer cakes, and *shudder* Miley Cyrus cakes, there are some that are on the geeky side. You know the celebrant is a true gamer when they top their dessert with Mario and Princess Peach or Pyramid Head from Silent Hill (The game, not the movie. Yuck.)
French non-profit Mimi Foundation and Leo Burnett have joined forces to produce a very uplifting and hilarious photo series titled ‘If Only For A Second.’ Inspired by a cancer patient’s statement that ‘before cancer, she used to be much more carefree,’ this collaboration shows ‘if only for a second,’ a laugh, a look of joy and a moment when they are able to forget the disease they are suffering from.
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Where would Hollywood be without a high-speed chase through the streets (Fast & Furious)? Or a thinking, feeling car (Herbie)? In fact, how would James Bond get from place to place without a high-powered vehicle? Calm the Ham knows just how important a set of wheels is for our favorite movies and they’ve come up […]
Kate Shaw’s surreal and dream-like landscapes have captured the imagination of many, from New York, to Paris, to Melbourne. She took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her creative process and the places that inspire her to create her vibrant and powerful interpretations of our environment.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is coming to San Francisco’s Alcatraz island as part of a ‘site-specific sculpture, sound and multimedia’ work throughout the island. Announced by the FOR-SITE Foundation this year, the exhibition won’t take place until September 2014, but ideas are already in the works and a few snippets of info are already out […]
As self-confessed tech addicts here in the Lost At E Minor office, we were pretty excited to get our hands on the newly released Nokia Lumia 1020, which hit Australian shelves earlier this year. The impressive Windows 8 powered device packs a punch with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 4.5 inch 1280×768 screen.
Check out these remarkable photos by Colin Hutton. Of this series, he says: ‘Many people see insects as creepy and revolting if they even notice them at all, but viewing these tiny creatures through a macro lens presents them in an entirely new light.
Traveling with a laptop gives you on the go convenience, but what’s inconvenient? Everything that you need to pack along with it, like the charger, pens, notepads, and everything else that comes with taking the office on the road. Well now there’s a solution and it’s called the La Fonction no. 1 because it’s designed […]
In the market for a couture Christmas tree? If you’re in NYC, you’re in luck. Some of the best fashion designers have come together to design one-of-a-kind baubles for your holiday scene, with all proceeds benefitting NYC’s Save the Garment Center foundation. There are more than 30 ornaments on sale ($30 a pop), with designers […]
If you recently watched the movie Frozen, you can thank animator and visual development artist Minkyu Lee for having a hand in creating that spectacular movie. He’s also worked on The Princess and the Frog and directed the Oscar-nominated short Adam and Dog. The New York Times recently hailed him as part of the top five young animators to […]
You really couldn’t get a better location to explore Melbourne from than Little Bourke street. Unlike many big cities, the Melbourne CBD is actually a fun, bustling environment with plenty of bars, restaurants and boutique stores to keep you – and your wallet – busy. The Ovolo, a Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel, is right in the heart of it all, within easy walking distance to the trams (Melbourne’s gateway to everything cool) and just a stone’s throw (literally) from the constant energy of Chinatown.
Student Antoine Deblay is behind this somewhat genius idea of selling air from his hometown, Montcuq. His idea garnered attention from the press, and not only because of the gimmicky idea, but because ‘the name Montcuq is frequently mispronounced as ‘mon cul,’ which translates to English as ‘my ass.’ So, ‘Air de Montcuq’ roughly translates as ‘the wind of my ass’.
Calling the attention of kids who love to eat glue and other art materials, there’s a special set of paint tubes just for you! Design firm, Nendo, recently created edible 12-piece paint sets for the Seibu Department Store in Japan. The paint tubes were made of chocolates and instead of paint, each tube contained a […]