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ART
CARTOONS
ILLUSTRATION
CALIFORNIA
Artist Miles Thomson
If the kitschy brushstrokes of Miles Thomson don’t transport you to a beachside speakeasy staffed by monkey waiters serving cocktails in tiki heads, well, something must be very wrong. The Californian effortlessly blends elements...
ART
EXHIBITIONS
AUCTIONS
CHARITY
AUSTRALIA
Fundraislinn Exhibition and Auction
Raising funds for cancer treatments for copywriter Aislinn Andrews,The Fundraislinn exhibition at Helen Gory Galerie features the work of more than 100 artists from around the world, including Lily Piri, Ian Mutch (pictured below), Paul Meates, Yok...
FASHION
T-SHIRTS
CLOTHING
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Ivory Skies T-Shirts
Offering a point of difference in the very overcrowded graphic tee market, Ivory Skies base all their shirts on rare ancient artwork. The London outfit prints the images on nicely fitting white tees, making for a line that co-founder and designer...
OUTDOORS
PLASTIC
CONCEPTUAL
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OuTable
OuTable, a collection of conceptual plastic utensils for outdoor dining, brings the poetry of nature to such humble items as the spoon. Designed by the clever Israeli-based firm d-Vision, the "neo-naturist" project takes inspiration from...
COLLABORATIONS
EXHIBITIONS
POTTERY
Sara Varon x Ayumi Horie Pottery
Comedian and children's book artist Sara Varon teamed up with potter Ayumi Horie to create a one-of-a-kind series for Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana. The dinosaur-embellished pieces sold out already, but the show runs through the end of the...
SCULPTURE
ARTISTS
PORTLAND
ANIMALS
Felted Animal Sculptures by Amelia Santiago
Portland-based artist Amelia Santiago uses needle felting to create wool fiber sculptures of dogs and other animals commissioned by pet owners. A technique that uses nothing but a barbed needle, Santiago has laboriously sculpted more than three hundred...
HOTELS
ARCHITECTURE
MODERNISM
AUSTIN
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Kimber Modern Bed and Breakfast
While in Austin recently, I spent a couple of nights at a beautifully designed new hotel called the Kimber Modern, located in the happening SOCO area, just a short hop, skip and sideways roll to the bustling hive of restaurants and cafes along South...
PHOTOGRAPHY
POLITICAL
SOCIAL ACTIVISM
BURMA
Photographer James Mackay
Award-winning photojournalist James Mackay’s latest project comes at a time when the world’s eyes are fixed on Burma and the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. By photographing former political prisoners displaying the...
ALBUMS
MUSIC
FOLK
CANADA
INSTRUMENTS
Timber Timbre
Toronto-based Timber Timbre's third self-titled studio release keeps a soft and moody vibe with eight simply structured songs that seem meant for listening to in the dark. Taylor Kirk, the man behind the project, has a singing voice thatâ...
FASHION
T-SHIRTS
CLOTHING
AUSTRALIA
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Junior Massive T-Shirts
What's in the Australian water that keeps producing all these t-shirt brands? Junior Massive is the latest, a newly launched boutique label making limited edition tees using only Australian cotton. It's street meets indie; design meets durability;...
RESTAURANTS
TORONTO
ARCHITECTURE
INTERIORS
FOOD
Frank Restaurant
Designed by and named after the iconic architect Frank Gehry, Toronto's Frank makes a tasty complement to the beautiful buildings of the Art Gallery of Ontario that houses it. The stunningly chic interior design is a work of art in its own right...
ILLUSTRATION
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CHICAGO
RISD
DRAWINGS
Illustrator Lauren Nassef
Chicago-based RISD graduate Lauren Nassef has some unimpeachable skills as a draftsman, but I appreciate her work for its restraint and elegant minimalism. Check out her A Drawing A Day blog to keep up with her current illustration projects.
TEA
RUSSIA
BEVERAGES
Kusmi Tea
Next time you fancy a good, strong cup of tea, check out Kusmi Tea’s addictive collection. Founded in St Petersburg, Russia, the famous teahouse has been churning out celebrated Russian teas for more than 140 years. Now headquartered...
ROBOTS
JAPAN
EXHIBITIONS
Gundam RX78 Mobile Suit
Japan certainly takes its giant robots seriously. As reported by Moe Passion , a blog by an American sailor stationed in Japan, a life-sized replica of a Gundam RX78 Mobile Suit was recently built on the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay...
POP CULTURE
PAINTING
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Ron English Guest Contributor to Lost At E Minor
We’re pleased to welcome the legendary pop culture artist and father of the Agit Pop Movement Ron English as a contributor to Lost At E Minor, writing about his favorite creative and cultural discoveries of recent times. English...
BARCELONA
HOTELS
Hotel Chic and Basic Born, Barcelona
For a holiday spent taking in Barcelona's seamless blend of old and new architecture, food and sounds, the sublime Chic and Basic Hotel couldn't be more well-suited. Located in the trendy Born area, it's an ideal jumping-off spot for wandering...
FASHION
VINTAGE
BOOTS
CUSTOMIZATION
HANDMADE
Free Bird Boots
Free Bird is a handmade line of customized military boots applying recycling to fashion in a new way. Created by young New York-based designer, Stacey Howard, the boots were originally collected from military bases in the South. As Howard says...
WATER
AUSTRALIA
BEVERAGES
GREEN
LOCAL
Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co.
Tired of seeing imported water from the other side of the world on tables of their local restaurants, the Melbourne-based founders of Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. decided to act. Today, the team bottles and distributes water from the...
LOMOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY
Lomographic Amigos Program
The premise behind the Lomographic Amigos program is simple. The Lomographic Society International equips selected photographers, musicians and other creative types with a Diana F+ camera and some film, asking them to shoot the film, which Lomo then...
EXHIBITIONS
ILLUSTRATION
NEW YORK
ARTISTS
Loren Kreiss: Say Hello To My Little Friends
Finding inspiration from childhood doodles, artist and furniture scion Loren Kreiss is moving his solo show, "Say Hello to My Little Friends," from his Tribeca apartment to NYC's Fuller Building. Kreiss brings the quirky creatures to...
MUSIC
CHINA
SHANGHAI
CHARITY
ALBUMS
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Abigail Washburn: Afterquake
Nashville-based folk artist Abigail Washburn, long-known for her interest in China, recently collaborated with The Shanghai Restoration to produce a benefit album entitled "Afterquake" for the survivors of last year’s Sichuan...
CHARITY
HOME FURNISHINGS
NETHERLANDS
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Le Clochard Cardboard Bedding
Dutch bedding designers Erik van Loo and Peggy van Neer recently came up with their line of Le Clochard sheets and pillows that look like cardboard. Named for the French word for "bum," a portion of the proceeds go directly to SZN, a foundation...
PAINTING
SURREALISM
DENVER
PORTRAITS
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Painter Christian Rex van Minnen
Taking Surrealism back to its roots, Denver-based painter Christian Rex van Minnen has a less direct approach but similar style to that of Giuseppe Arcimboldo's sixteenth-century portrait heads. Playing with finely-rendered textures and visceral...
ADS
PHOTOGRAPHY
AFRICA
COLORS
Paul Sika Photography
Cote d'Ivoire-based photographer Paul Sika created the environments in his wonderfully colorful and vibrant African series using actors and carefully staged sets to convey a powerful sense of social narrative and open the doors of imagination...
FURNITURE
RECYCLING
CHAIRS
RE-USE
Dante Bonuccelli x Lamm: Keyboard Chair
This very sleek, designer-esque chair is the work of Dante Bonuccelli and Lamm for the 2009 Use More Use Less Project. Created from discarded keyboard keys, it looks amazing but we can't help but wonder about its comfort factor.
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