Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: the ultimate breakfast machine!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Tuesday 21 October 2014

You’ve always dreamed of a professional chef to make you brekkie in the morning, but the ultimate breakfast machine is just as good. Knowing how to multi-task like a cooking ninja, this ‘breakfast center’ cooks up-and brews-all your favourite breakfast items simultaneously. You know what that means? That means the kitchen sink is no longer jam packed with dirty pots and pans after a Sunday morning cook-up.

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The Co-Create Series: Rod Smith’s parkour video inspired by a guy who raced the London tube and won

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Monday 20 October 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. Now, Rod Smith is back for his second instalment. Check out his first work, Onwards Upwards, here. This is what Rod had to say about his most recent piece in the Co-Create series.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: a pollution-reversing bicycle

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 16 October 2014

Bikes help the environment by not emitting air pollution, but the Air-Purifier Bike goes one step further. This electric bicycle has been designed with an air purifier built into the handlebars. Not only that, but this bike also has the ability to produce oxygen ‘with a photosynthesis system that’s integrated into the top tube of the frame’.

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The Co-Create Series: James Jirat Patradoon’s drawing inspired by a David LaChapelle music video

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Wednesday 15 October 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.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: This rolling park bench means you’ll never get a wet bottom again

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 14 October 2014

There’s one thing we can all agree on: sitting on a bench right after it rained is not a good idea. If you’ve ever done it without knowing beforehand, you’re left red faced… and wet bottomed. But Sungwoo Park has designed a bench that beats the weather at its own game. The solution? The Rolling Bench.

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The Co-Create Series: Victoria Garcia’s textile piece inspired by a 3,200 year-old giant tree

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By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Monday 13 October 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 this awe-inspiring 3,200 year old tree that, until now, had never been photographed in its entirety. These are her words about the creative process.

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The Co-Create Series: James Jirat Patradoon’s drawing inspired by electronic projection map makeup

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Thursday 9 October 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, James Jirat Patradoon, who was the star artist at the last Lost At E Minor Sydney party, took inspiration from this remarkable video showing electronic projection map make-up. These are his words about the creative process. [see James's previous Co-Create work here and here]

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: For the Pac-Man fan, this mug reveals its best feature when hot

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Who knew coffee provided miracles every morning? This mug may look like an ordinary vessel, but it hides a very secret power-the power to make pac-man appear at the drop of coffee! When this mug has cold water in it (or nothing), you’ll see only the outline of the pac-man game in bright blue lines.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: Police at the Brazil World Cup 2014 used these normal-seeming sunglasses to root out crime

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design, New Fashion on Tuesday 7 October 2014

If you were lucky enough to be in Rio for the 2014 World Cup, you might’ve noticed a handy little gadget that police officers were using. Well, ok, you probably didn’t notice them since they were seemingly normal sunglasses, but these sunglasses hold incredible secret powers!

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The Co-Create Series: James Jirat Patradoon’s drawing inspired by superheroes given Hello Kitty makeovers

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Tuesday 7 October 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, James Jirat Patradoon, who was the star artist at the last Lost At E Minor Sydney party, took inspiration from this illustration series featuring superheroes with Hello Kitty makeovers. These are his words about the creative process. [see James's initial Co-Create work here]

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: This regular hair-clip is actually the world’s greatest mutli-tool

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion, New Products on Friday 3 October 2014

The Leatherdos hair clip is, as you’ve probably guessed by the title, is much more than a simple clip. Slide it into your hair (or on your kippah) in the morning and throughout the day, this tiny piece of metal will prove its hidden powers! First, this clip can do dozens more things than any regular clip.

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The Co-Create Series: James Jirat Patradoon’s drawing inspired by the glammed up homeless pitbulls of NYC

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Thursday 2 October 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, James Jirat Patradoon, who was the star artist at the last Lost At E Minor Sydney party, took inspiration from this series about homeless pitbulls dressed up to make them seem less threatening. These are his words about the creative process.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: These funky stickers are also 3mm thick bluetooth beacons

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 1 October 2014

These colourful stickers might not look like much, but this is the digital age, and with the digital age comes smart technology. They’re known as Estimote Beacons and these 3mm-thick stickers help apps see through their surroundings via motion and temperature sensors that communicate with nearby devices, all through Bluetooth. So how could they be used?

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: We are in awe of the opposum’s magic poison-neutralizing protein

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 26 September 2014

Known in some circles as the most terrifying possum to have ever walked the face of this earth, the opossum has a secret power that beats ‘em all. Opossums have a particular protein which makes them immune to nearly all poisons. The protein is known as Lethal Toxin-Neutralizing Factor (LTNF) and has been known to neutralize the poison of snakes on other continents that the opossum hasn’t been previously exposed to.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: the cyanide-secreting millipede that kills its enemies in seconds

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Wednesday 24 September 2014

Next time you take a whiff of that lovely almond smell in the air, beware, a cyanide millipede might be lurking. This arthropod might look like any ordinary millipede, but it hides a very secret power-it emits cyanide when it’s being attacked. This type of millipede is found in the Pacific coast of North America, from Southeast Alaska all the way down to California.

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