The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: This pen will always be ready for action, remaining in a standing position wherever you leave it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2014

The Slända pen is unlike any other pen you’ve seen-or experienced-before. Developed by Gustav Widström and Marcus Heneen, this pen doesn’t need one of those old fashioned pen holders because it stands up all by itself.

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The Co-Create Series: Mulga The Artist’s illustration inspired by dudes that had animals sculptured into their beards

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Monday 15 December 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 the post about dudes that had animals sculptured into their beards. These are his words about the creative process. [see Mulga’s first two Microsoft Surface Pro 3 created works here and here]

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: A pen that never runs out

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 11 December 2014

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as a pen that runs out of ink the moment you’re about to sign a document or jot down an important piece of information. But there’s an awesome pen on the market that will never run out of ink. Ever! Because this pen-the Grand Illusions metal pen-contains no ink at all. Yup, that’s right. Zip, zero ink is needed to write with this pen.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: The Colour Picker Pen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 December 2014

If you’re an artist, you’ll know the frustration of not being able to produce the right colour for a painting or drawing. In fact, you’ve probably spent a good few hours trying to find colours or mix them in the hope that you’ll be able to get that leaf just the right green, but not too light so it looks like spearmint, and not too dark so it looks like a forest green. It has to be just right.

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The Co-Create Series: Mulga The Artist’s illustration inspired by an incredible 180 year-old giant tortoise

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Monday 8 December 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 starring Jonathan, the 180 year old giant tortoise!. These are his words about the creative process. [see Mulga’s first Microsoft Surface Pro 3 created work here]

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The Co-Create Series: Yiying Lu’s illustration inspired by a gorilla that wanted to tickle the late, great Robin Williams

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Thursday 4 December 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 post about a gorilla that wanted to tickle the late, great Robin Williams. These are her words about the creative process. [See Yiying Lu’s other Microsoft Surface Pro 3 created work here and here]

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: the Pendragon, a pen that comes in four parts

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 4 December 2014

The Pendragon is one mother of a concept pen. It’s been created in four parts, with a nib, central unit, end part, and expandable units so it can be transformed into any kind of pen the user wants, at a moment’s notice. The nib can be changed into a ballpoint pen, fountain pen, mechanical pencil, or even a digital pen for your tablet.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Tim Berners-Lee, the father/founder of the world wide web

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 2 December 2014

These days we probably couldn’t imagine life without the Internet, and we’ve got one man to thank for it: Tim Berners-Lee. Contrary to popular belief (or unpopular belief), it was not Al Gore who invented the Internet, but rather an Oxford University graduate who was working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Lab, when he invented the world wide web in 1989, an ‘internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing’.

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The Co-Create Series: Yiying Lu’s illustration inspired by a Bahamas beach where pigs and people swim together

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Monday 1 December 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 post about a beach in the Bahamas where pigs and people swim together. These are her words about the creative process. [See Yiying Lu’s other Microsoft Surface Pro 3 created work here and here]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Clyfford Still, the pioneer of the abstract impressionist movement

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 27 November 2014

Abstract expressionism is mentioned and you immediately think of artists such as Jackson Pollock or Wassily Kandinsky. But there’s one painter who was the leader of the movement but who never really got the fame and glory he deserved: Clyfford Still.

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Need a trusting, flexible sidekick for your heist? Here’s the perfect tool

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Like comic books and films have taught us for ages: when you’re planning your heist, it’s important to be agile and flexible. Why? Well, once you have the ridiculously pricey piece of art, or highly-valued diamond, you’ve got to be able to jump over and under all of the security measures put in place. [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 an ant coated dinnerware collection

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Wednesday 26 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 ants on a plate. Of course!. These are her words about the creative process. [see Victoria’s other Co-Create works here, here, and here]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Aussie John O’Sullivan, the inventor of Wi-Fi

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Been car hunting lately? If you have, you’ll know that vehicles now come with built-in wi-fi, something that, until a few years ago, seemed impossible. But now cars and trucks are outfitted with their own wi-fi hotspots, giving us access to the Internet wherever we choose to travel. And we’ve got an Aussie to thank for this technology!

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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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