Dogs tamed by feline overlords

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Down, canine! There’s nothing a cat can’t bring under control with a good kitty swipe. Or unbearable cuteness. Really, cats just wield this weird invisible hold over everyone. Even dogs. Especially dogs. All hail kitty.

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A Curious Bestiary: the art of Kaitlin Beckett

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By Jack Douglas in New Illustration on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Kaitlin Becket’s style is unlike anything I have seen in a long time. Her characters and creatures are truly unique. Incorporating elements of steampunk and oriental folklore, this quirky mix melds together with a stunning effect. Beckett’s creative palette is growing in richness as she continues to bend new mediums to her will.

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Dolphins recognise old friends’ whistles after decades of separation

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 6 September 2013

There is an old greek myth about the origin of dolphins. Supposedly they were sailors who fell overboard a sinking ship and sprouted fins. If dolphins used to be human, then it’s no wonder we identify so strongly with the creatures. They still act like us. All that to say, it came as no surprise […]

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Detailed animal drawings by Tim Jeffs

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Tim Jeffs’ incredibly detailed ink drawings give us another reason to marvel at the beauty of nature. His series of black and white animal illustrations captures the form of these creatures in an almost hyperrealistic way. For such detailed drawings, his compositions are refreshingly simple and balanced

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Second Skins: a photo series by Miguel Vallinas

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By Gem in New Photography on Tuesday 3 September 2013

If you haven’t been remiss in your Lost At E Minor reading, then you would have seen the post in March on Menswear Dog, the fashionable Shiba Inu dressed up in GQ worthy duds. It turns out that dogs aren’t the only creatures who look good decked out in trench coats, fur collared jackets, or denim shirts. In Miguel Vallinas’s series Second Skins, we see all sorts of beasts, from deer and zebras to owls and roosters, modeling the best of contemporary fashion for us.

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Cats in the sink

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 29 August 2013

Explain this: if cats hate water, what are they doing in the sink? Are they thirsty? Is the sink simply too ‘cat-sized’ to ignore? We could try to read the minds of all the 513 cats in this photo gallery, but we’ll pass.

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From the LAEM Store: Know Your Chomps

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By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Monday 26 August 2013

Wow your friends with this highly informative tee from Sharpshirter, diagraming the strength of various animal bites per square inch. This is a necessity for any animal fan. Also quite handy during biology tests, trivia challenges, and while roaming the wild. The Know Your Chomps tee and other items from Sharpshirter are now available in […]

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Animals living in homes abandoned by people

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

Wow. When Kai Fagerström found out that all manners of animals like foxes and badgers had moved into the deserted houses near his family’s summer home in Suomusjärvi, Finland not too long ago, he took these stunning snapshots. As he put it, “There’s consolation in the idea that nature is reclaiming the places it has lent to people.”

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Men dressed as bears and other beasty beings

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 15 August 2013

Fine art photographer Charles Fréger, who is based in Rouen, France, recently trudged through 19 countries in Europe with his lens, capturing rituals such as the Festival of Bears or Fete de l’Ours in the Pyrenees, which had men dress up as the beasts stirring from hibernation. It’s fascinating to see how people all over […]

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Dolphins riding waves

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Dolphins. The more we know about them, the cooler they are. Here’s a bunch of pictures we found showing dolphins having a ball of a time catching the wave at Bondi Beach in Sydney. You’ve got to love these creatures.

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Cool Knitting: knitted sloths and other things you have to have

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By Karla Courtney in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Internet behold! Your favourite animals – sloths, sharks, cats, unicorns – all have knitting patterns for toys that you know you need (yes, you can sleep with a toy sloth at 30). Brought to you by the makers of the legendary Children’s Birthday Cake Book with the train on the cover, the book’s poems and […]

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Wooly horror: Sheep that evaded shears for 6 years

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 5 August 2013

Okay, this happened nearly a decade back, but as Business Insider said of Shrek, a sheep that craftily dodged the shears by holing up in a South Island New Zealand cave for six years, ‘We can remember him in photos.’ That’s a lot of wool there.

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Fire ants link legs, bodysurf to escape floods in Amazon

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 2 August 2013

Ants are cool. This BBC video footage showing ants creating a living raft from their naturally water-repellent bodies — just so they can sail in flooded waters — is amazing. It’s a curious and marvelous sight.

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Animal Kingdom illustrations by Sweden’s Åsa Wikman

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By Asa Wikman in New Illustration on Friday 2 August 2013

I am a Swedish illustrator and designer who works in London. I love character design, doodling and patterns, being inspired by childhood memories, my bad sense of humour, and my love for nature. With my constantly growing Animal Kingdom collection, I combine all that with a bit of “nature strikes back”.

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Forget guard dogs, China’s taking to guard geese

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 31 July 2013

We’ve known geese to be a feisty bunch yes, but who knew they’d make good partners in, er, fighting crime? In the Xinjiang province of China, the boys in blue are using geese to watch over the police stations at night.

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