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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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Artist lets public stick chewing gum all over giant sculpture of himself

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 November 2014

We’re not pulling your leg. Stick gum on this sculpture and you won’t get in trouble, you’ll even be considered an artist! ‘Gumhead’ is a seven-foot black, resin and polyester sculpture of artist Doug Coupland. The interactive piece was created to engage the public in transforming its original design using chewing gum. And by the […]

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Nickelodeon and Toyota collaborated to make this Spongebob Squarepants car

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Nickelodeon and Toyota recently collaborated to make a car who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Currently on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spongebob Squarepants-themed concept car was created to promote the Toyota Sienna and ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’. If you haven’t noticed by now, the car’s […]

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Truck jumps over F1 car, sets world record and makes our jaws drop

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 26 November 2014

This one of the craziest, most awesome things you’ll ever see: a trailer truck jumping over a Formula 1 car as it passes through just at the right moment underneath. No CGI was involved in the making of the stunt, just lots of balls. The entire thing was organized by stuntman Mike Ryan, who also happened to be the truck’s driver. Martin Ivanov drove the Lotus F1 car.

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Artist implants human hair onto shoes to create hairy stilettos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Come and get it, ladies, I know you want it. Chinese artist Zhu Tian has created the most disgusting, unwearable shoe you’ll ever see: ‘Babe’, a set of flesh-colored stilettos covered in disheveled human hair.

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50 building windows turned into eyes in this massive mural in rome

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

For the past two years, Italian street artist ‘Blu’, has been spending time working on and living in an old military warehouse in Rome. Just recently, he’s finished work on the building, having turned its 50 windows into mouths and eyes of 27 colorful and strange creatures. The giant mural is as beautiful as it is eerie.

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Here’s how you make toasted marshmallow shot glasses. It’s easy!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 November 2014

As if alcohol wasn’t a good enough reason to love shots, they just had to add in marshmallows! Food blogger Cheri Alberts of ‘The Watering Mouth’, teaches us how to make toasted marshmallow shot glasses.

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Why do rivers have curves? This video will enlighten you

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Why do some rivers have twisting, winding, zig-zagging paths and others don’t? Because real rivers have curves, ok maybe not, there’s actually a more scientific reason for this. In the 2-minute video below, YouTube channel ‘Minute Earth’ gives us the easy and very fascinating explanation.

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Santaur: the half santa, half centaur Christmas ornament you’ve always wanted

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 24 November 2014

Stop the presses! Online store Archie McPhee just dropped the mic on the Christmas ornament scene! This is Santaur, and if you haven’t noticed by now, he’s half Santa, half horse. He’s a six-inch tall glass Christmas ornament you can hang on your tree or place it in the middle of a table. Some of your friends might judge you for this eccentric choice of decor, but that’s only because they’re jelly they don’t have one.

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Artist turns children’s drawings and turns them into plush dolls

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 24 November 2014

In 2007, Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao saw her 4-year-old son’s drawing and decided to do something truly amazing: make a child’s imaginary characters real. Using her son’s drawing as inspiration, she created a plush toy in the same image and likeness. Since then, she’s been turning children’s drawings all around the world into plushies.

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Little girls do their mothers’ makeup in powerful series about beauty standards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 24 November 2014

How should makeup really be done? Is there a universally correct way to do it? Should it be based on what society perceives as beautiful, or should it be up to the person wearing it? In the series ‘#DaughterDoesMyMakeup’, photographer Elly Heise challenges our notion of beauty by letting a group of little girls do […]

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Golden retriever fails horribly at obedience competition, still wins our hearts

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 22 November 2014

Dogs, they will never disappoint you. If they do what you tell them, it’s endearing. If they don’t do what you tell them, can you really get mad at those adorable puppy dog eyes? At a recent dog obedience competition in Finland, a golden retriever must overcome every bit of temptation as mounds of treats and toys lie between him and the finish line.

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3D illustrations spread across different sheets of paper

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

We’ve seen a lot of three-dimensional illustrations before, but none can compare to the anamorphic art that Dutch artist Ramon Bruin has produced. Using multiple sheets of paper – rather than the traditional single sheet – Bruin creates what he calls Multi-Layered Illusions, optical illusions that are stacked on top of one another. The result […]

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Video simulation of the world’s tallest skyscraper will make your stomach churn

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 21 November 2014

Warning: do not watch this demo video without a barf bag in hand. The Skyscraper in Skyplex Orlando is set to be the world’s tallest roller coaster when it opens in 2017. It will take thrill-seekers on a 570-ft climb before plunging into stomach-twisting turns, loops, and spins, all the way down the side of the tower. The video below gives you a first-person look at what’s in store. (Clue: lots of dizziness and screaming.)

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Photographer documents hidden corners in everyday life

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 November 2014

Russian photographer Zhenya Aerohockey sees the extraordinary in the ordinary. While most people would only see a building, or leftover pizza, or a desk, he sees corners. Yes, corners. In his series ‘Catching Corners’, Zhenya trains his imagination to find the hidden corners in everyday life. Some are easy to find, like the corners of […]

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Iconic comic book covers get recreated in LEGO

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

At the recently-concluded 2014 Designer Con in Los Angeles, a group of LEGO enthusiasts collaborated for an art show called ‘Comic Bricks’, wherein they recreated famous comic book covers in LEGO. I guess you could say that everything was awesome. The exhibit was one of the main highlights of the convention, and with good reason. […]

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