Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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Wine-o-saurs: wine racks that look like dinosaurs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You might have already sipped on 20- or 30-year old wine, but have you tasted Jurassic-period wine? These dinosaur-shaped wine bottle holders will make conventional wine rack extinct. Hand-made by Pete Betcher of Etsy store ‘TheBackPackShoppe’, the Wine-O-Saurs come in three species that can hold 750ml bottles: Stegosaurus, Parasaur, and Dimetrodon. Each one will lovingly […]

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Models grow out their armpit hair to challenge female beauty standards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Let me guess, your first reaction upon seeing the photo of the unshaven pit was probably a mixture of ‘Eww’ and ‘Do you even wax, bro?’ London-based photographer Ben Hopper challenges us to ponder about this kind of reaction through his thought-provoking series, ‘Natural Beauty’, in which he photographs models who grew out their armpit […]

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Breathtaking doodles in the skies between buildings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Last year, we brought you French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu’s different take on perspective, through his ‘Sky Art’. Since then, he’s been going around Germany, France, Belgium, and Canada, snapping up worm’s eye view photos of the surrounding cityscape and doodling illustrations onto the blue skies in them. Comparing his previous works to the new ones, […]

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There’s a man living inside this bear 24/7

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You thought your apartment is cramped? Try living inside a bear! French artist Abraham Poincheval is spending 13 days inside a hollowed-out carcass of a taxidermy bear for his performance art piece called ‘Dans La Peau de l’Ours’ (translated as ‘Inside the Skin of the Bear’.)

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In New Zealand, there’s a billboard made out of rabbits

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 15 April 2014

While rabbit pizza is itself enough to create a stir, New Zealand-based pizza restaurant ‘Hell Pizza’ went the extra mile and made this hare-raising billboard made from hundreds of rabbits. The billboard was put up to promote the restaurant’s Easter-themed dish, the Rabbit Pizza. It reads: ‘Rabbit Pizza. Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard’. […]

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Unbelievable images of Venice’s frozen canals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Venice, do you wanna build a snowman? Sadly – or not sadly, depending on how you love/hate cold weather – this is not the work of nature, but the work of some cool photo manipulation. Photographer and art director Robert Jahns, known on Instagram as nois7, turned the lagoon city into a winter wonderland with his amazing photo editing skills.

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Behold! The gods and goddesses of the Internet

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Which internet god or goddess do you worship? Are you a believer of ‘Faprodite’, who loves doing selfies and other… indulgent desires? Or are you the type who loves showing off his/her intellect by constantly correcting others in the comments section like ‘Athenapedia’? College Humor’s Nathan Yaffe and Caldwell Tanner came up with ’13 Gods […]

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Photo series mocks some of the most ridiculous laws in America: we interviewed the photographer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Manhattan-based photographer Olivia Locher’s popular series I Fought the Law illustrates the absurdity of some existing state laws in the US. For example, did you know it’s illegal in Wisconsin to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese on it? This is where your taxes go, people. In this interview, she talks more about the series and her work as a budding photographer. [Read our original post about this photo series]

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An everyday coffee cup project by Aussie artist Paul Garbett

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Cuppaday is a daily art project by Sydney-based designer and brand architect Paul Garbett. As a creative, Garbett’s imagination and creative process need his daily caffeine fix for fuel. Lots of it. So what does he do with all those used coffee cups? He doesn’t throw them in the trash, but instead, he uses them […]

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Now showing: a 19th century painting… in 3D!

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 14 April 2014

While vacationing in Napflion, Greece, digital artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas was challenged by his wife to recreate a 19th century painting in 3D. And as you know, gentlemen, whenever your wife challenges you to render a 19th century painting into a 3D masterpiece, you never back down! It took him two months to turn Benczur […]

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Photos of a farmer and his 1,200 pigs will make you want to stop eating bacon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

An adorable piglet chilling by the beach, a different piglet sleeping on its farmer’s chest, and another smiling for the camera. These heart-warming photos by Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji will definitely make you want to swear off pork for good. In his series, ‘Pigs and Papa’, Yamaji captures the tender bond between a farmer, Otchan, and his 1,200 pigs.

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Move over ramen burger, here come ramen wings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 14 April 2014

Hot Sauce and Panko in Richmond, San Francisco, could possibly be the best place in the world to have a food coma. The joint (they hate being called a restaurant) has a rotating menu of insane culinary creations, the headliner being the ramen wings.

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Inflatable toy dinosaurs or ceramic sculptures?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 14 April 2014

What’s hundreds of millions years old, looks like it’s filled with helium, and is an accident waiting to happen? These ceramic dinosaurs by artist Brett Kern, that’s what. You might mistake these sculptures for one of those inflatable vinyl balloon dinosaurs, but upon closer inspection, they’re actually ceramic works that mimic the details and texture of a balloon.

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Photos of skunks and their owners at Skunk Fest

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

We’ve heard of snakes and ferrets as pets, but skunks? Also, did you know that every year, skunk owners gather in Ohio for a celebration they call Skunk Fest? In a National Geographic cover story about wild pets, animal photographer Vincent J. Musi explores the world of skunks and their humans through an unconventional but endearing photo series.

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A Tumblr that illustrates how to cosplay on a budget

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Friday 11 April 2014

Want the cool superhero/villain costume but don’t have the time to build one or cash to buy one? You can thank artist Patrick Dean for his handy dandy tips on making your next cosplay costume without costing a fortune. ‘My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas’ is a Tumblr blog which contains Dean’s illustrations of costumes fabricated […]

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