The Co-Create Series: Yiying Lu’s illustration inspired by Superheroes Made Even More Superb with Hello Kitty Makeovers

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Thursday 20 November 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, illustrator Yiying Lu, who has done artwork for Disney and Conan O’Brien, and is well-known as the creator of the ubiquitous Twitter Fail Whale, took inspiration from this Superheroes Made Even More Superb with Hello Kitty Makeovers. These are her words about the creative process. [See Yiying Lu’s first Microsoft Surface Pro 3 created work here]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Mary Phelps Jacob held the first patent for the modern bra

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 20 November 2014

Think you have Victoria and her secrets to thank for that wonderbra? Not so fast! Before Victoria’s Secret was even around and before any of us gals knew what a bra was, there was Mary Phelps Jacob, more popularly known as Caresse Crosby.

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Ah ha! This is the perfect kind of tech to make student dating easier

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Dating for gents: The Pick-up. Studying in the library together, you finally got the nerve to ask that hot girl in your Biology 101 class for her phone number. She writes it on a Post-it and passes it over. You got it! When you go to check your pocket for the note, it’s gone. Tragedy! [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Juan Gris, an influential artist of the Cubist movement

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Visit any art museum and you’ll most likely find a section dedicated to cubism with famous works by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This art movement has been called one of the most influential visual styles of the early twentieth century. But there’s one man who hardly gets a mention in this genre: Juan Gris. You might be surprised to learn that it is Gris’ art that is among the cubist movement’s most distinctive, with one of his works, Nature morte à la nappe à carreaux, auctioning off for a whopping $57.1 million.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Hymen Lipman created the modern pencil by attaching an eraser at the end of it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 14 November 2014

Hymen Lipman might have had an unfortunate name, but this man unleashed great creativity back in 1858 with his U.S. Patent 19,783. It was a patent registering the very first pencil with an attached eraser. Before then, pencils only came without erasers, but this man’s genius idea sparked a business idea that soon most pencil manufacturers were employing.

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The Co-Create Series: Mulga The Artist’s illustration inspired by awkwardly sitting cats

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Thursday 13 November 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, illustrator and street artist Mulga The Artist took inspiration from this post featuring photos of awkwardly cats sitting. These are his words about the creative process.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Charles Tait, creator of the first ever feature film

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 13 November 2014

Into movies? Then you’ll appreciate who made the very first full length feature film. It was Charles Tait, the writer and director of The Story of the Kelly Gang, first shown in 1906.

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Illustrators Gus Arteaga and Jasper Wong collaborate inspired by the beauty of Honolulu

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By Nicole Hughes in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 November 2014

We are in awe of this artistic collaboration between Gus Arteaga (Zeich) and Jasper Wong who met in Hawaii to create an amazing illustration done entirely on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In an extensive write-up about this wonderful meeting of minds on Deviant Art, it was noted that while in Honolulu ‘Gustavo and Jasper took in the scenery and added to their growing Illustrator canvas’. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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The Co-Create Series: Michael Corridore’s photography inspired by condemned buildings turned into awesome sculptures

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Monday 10 November 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, Cannes Gold Lion winning photographer, Michael Corridore, took inspiration from a two-faced Chimera cat. These are his words about the creative process. [See Michael’s three other Co-Create pieces here, here, and here]

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: The mimic octopus tastes with its suckers, sees with its skin, and can take on the shape of just about anything!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 10 November 2014

Listen up-if you thought dolphins, sea lions or even otters were the most intelligent creatures under the sea, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Let me introduce you to the mimic octopus. Just over half a metre long, the mimic octopus is capable of impersonating other sea creatures (such as poisonous fish, jellyfish and sea snakes) in order to avoid danger. In fact, most of the creatures the mimic octopus imitates are poisonous.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Samuel O’Reilly, inventor of electric tattooing machine

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 7 November 2014

Tattoos have a long history, dating as far back as 3,200 B.C. But until just over a century ago, tattoo artists had to rely on all sorts of methods for tattooing people, including the use of sharpened sticks, animal bones, clay formed disks, and hand held pokers.

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The Co-Create Series: Yiying Lu’s illustration inspired by a brilliant dog-spider prank

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Thursday 6 November 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, illustrator Yiying Lu, who has done artwork for Disney and Conan O’Brien, and is well-known as the creator of the ubiquitous Twitter Fail Whale, took inspiration from this epic dog-spider prank that left everyone who watched it on the edge of their seats. These are her words about the creative process.

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Slim down on your life’s excess and get #Fitsperation this summer

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By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Summer is nearly here again. That means a few things: beaches, bodies, beach bodies. You’ve been working hard to get in shape to fit into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini, or pair of Speedos (budgie smugglers, anyone?), and now you just want to flaunt it. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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The Co-Create Series: Victoria Garcia’s illustration inspired by anatomical and botanical drawings combined

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 November 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, textile artist Victoria Garcia, who was featured in a Lost At E Minor video back in 2013, took inspiration from these illustrations of anatomical and botanical drawings combined. These are her words about the creative process. [see Victoria’s other Co-Create works here and here]

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: This umbrella doesn’t just keep you dry, it also helps you make friends

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 4 November 2014

When it’s pouring outside, the last thing you want to do is stand in the rain after leaving that umbrella at the office. And if you do happen to have an umbrella, the last thing you want to see is a stranger standing next to you on the street, drenched from head to toe from forgetting their umbrella. That’s where the Umbrella Here comes into play.

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