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Inigo del Castillo

Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

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Our changing seas: a coral reef made entirely out of ceramics

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 April 2014

Artist Courtney Mattison has unveiled the third instalment of her ‘Our Changing Seas’, a series of ceramic coral reef sculptures made entirely by hand. The third piece shows the devastating effect of climate change on an ecosystem through a shocking contrast between healthy, colourful corals and the skeletal remains of bleached ones. She tells Colossal: […]

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CATable: a table that doubles as a cat playground

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 24 April 2014

Can’t bear parting with your cat while you slave away at work? Well then, introducing the ‘CATable’, a table that doubles as a feline playground. With this table, you can work while your cat sneaks in and out of the table’s tunnels. Designer Ruan Hao of Hong Kong-based architectural firm LYCS says the piece of […]

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For sale: the most haunted island in the world

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Thursday 24 April 2014

The deserted island of Poveglia in Venice. It’s been called ‘the island of madness’, ‘Hell’, ‘the most haunted place on Earth’. Locals have a saying that goes: ‘when an evil man dies, he wakes up in Poveglia’. And all this can be yours for the low, low price of your sanity and soul. The Italian […]

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The stapler we’ve all been waiting for

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 24 April 2014

The world is now a better place, thanks to inventor Kenneth Rubi’s simple but clever invention, the Align Stapler. Think of it as the stapler that can go where no stapler has gone before. While a regular stapler’s reach is limited by its length, Align can separate itself from its base, allowing it to maneuver […]

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Artist carves out intricate designs on goose shells!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 April 2014

Talk about egg-cellent and eggs-quisite Easter egg decorating skills! Poland-based artist Piotr Bockenheim has carved out intricate, geometric designs onto various goose eggs that will egg-xhilarate you. Using a reductive drilling technique, he’s produced some pretty rad works that must have taken him hundreds of hours to patiently finish. To highlight the fine details of […]

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One giant leap for humanity: the pizza cake

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Move over, Cronut, we’ve found our new food abomination: the pizza cake. Boston Pizza is currently holding, ‘Pizza Game Changers’, a competition to find out the most innovative and game changing pizza idea there is by way of fan voting. So far, the cake pizza – a six-layer dish stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, ham, and sausage – has been the fan favourite, garnering more than 3, 100 votes.

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True love: Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter engagement rings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Do you know what everlasting and unconditional love sounds like? Pew pew pew! These Star Wars-inspired engagement rings from Paul Michael Design will bring balance to the Force, or your love life, rather. The sapphire X-Wing is currently unavailable (probably went on another Death Star run.) But the 1 carat Black Diamond TIE Fighter is […]

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Interview with photorealistic oil painter Karen Woods

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Seattle-based artist Karen Woods photographs ‘moments of beauty’ every time she’s out on the road in her daily commute. She then takes these photos of intersections and wet roads, and turns them into photorealistic paintings. In this exclusive interview, she talks about the challenges of being a photorealistic painter and what compels her to paint rain drops on wind shields [Read our original post about her here].

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Horses with more fabulous hair than you

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Photographer Marc Vonstein spent 16 years of his career as a fashion photographer, working commercially for fashion magazines, newspapers, fashion designers, and fashion labels. Now, he’s taken his experience in the fashion world and is applying it to animals, specifically shooting horses in all their luxurious and elegant glory.

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Real life handbags that look like cartoons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 23 April 2014

2D or not 2D, that is the question! Everyone on the street will be doing a double take when you carry around these cartoon-inspired bags created by Taipei-based design duo, Rika Lin and Chay Su. The bags, called ‘JumpFromPaper’, are designed to look like bold and colourful 2D drawings that have come to life. Their […]

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This Easter Snake is THE most adorable thing ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Canadian DevianART user ‘NocturneJewel’ was visited not by the Easter Bunny, but by something a million times more awesome: the Easter Snake! The pet snake is a leucistic Texas Rat Snake (Pantheropis obsoletus) and goes by the name Crescent. She’s about 9 years old, over 4 feet long, and loves hiding swallowing all your Easter eggs – and probably the Easter Bunny as well.

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Some pretty jaw-dropping cave exploration photos from Robbie Shone

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 22 April 2014

British adventure photographer Robbie Shone’s passion for cave photography started at the age of 14, when he went on a school geography trip to Peak Cavern in Castleton, Derbyshire. Since then, he’s explored the most isolated, longest, deepest, and largest cave systems in the world, compiling a collection of photographs that is a testament to the beauty of nature.

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Regular benches get yarnbombed, turns into crocheted monsters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

It looks like a pair of benches near San Francisco’s Ferry Building are the latest victims of a yarnbombing, a form of street art that uses knitted yarn as its main weapon rather than spray paint. Artists Jill and Lorna Watt transformed the otherwise dull public benches into amazing public art by adding colour and […]

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Have cute cats swim in your coffee with these feline-shaped marshmallows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 22 April 2014

An adorable cat peeking at you while it takes a bath in your coffee? You’ll need to have a heart of stone to eat that cute marshmallow. Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow company Yawahada has created its most endearing product yet, CafeCat, a feline-shaped marshmallow.

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Lawn of the Dead: Zombie gnomes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 22 April 2014

The zombie apocalypse has finally arrived! And it’s slowly creeping up your lawn! These Zombie Gnomes from Firebox will bring horror and death unto unsuspecting intruders. They come in two forms: The Crawler crawls through the mud in dramatic undead fashion, while The Infected stands around striking fear to all passers-by. The gnomes are 30cm […]

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