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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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This is an airplane dropping fish bombs on a lake. True story

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Fish bombs. Apparently, there is such a thing. This is a video of an airplane dropping its payload of fish bombs over a Utah lake as part of its mission to repopulate it. You see, every year fish hatcheries across the country breed and raise fish in order to keep rivers and lakes stocked before […]

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These condoms bring out the geeky side of practicing safe sex

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 16 July 2014

‘Safety First’ is a series by Melbourne-based graphic designer ‘Kode Logic’, wherein he uses geeky taglines and quotes as witty slogans for condoms. By using TV shows and comic book references, he hopes to tug on the geeky heart strings of people and get them to use condoms more often. For instance, he takes the […]

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Graffiti that looks as if they’re floating off the ground

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

Portuguese street artist Odeith turns the walls of his city into giant optical illusions, painting them with what he calls ‘Anamorphosis’. These anamorphic 3D paintings seem to be floating in mid-air or appear to be jutting out of their walls towards their viewers from a certain angle.

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Staring at a hummingbird’s face and feathers this close is simply mesmerizing

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

While on a recent trip to Costa Rica, photographer Chris Morgan captured these stunning close-up images of humming birds. While most of us have seen hummingbirds in action on National Geographic, there’s just something mesmerizing about seeing these energetic creatures finally hold still through photographs. In these images, we could take time to appreciate the spectrum of colors reflected in their feathers, even as they face off against each other.

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You’ll want to use your cutting board more often with these adorable woodburned designs on them

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

If you can’t take the whimsy, get out of the kitchen! Japanese artist Tomomichi Suzuki turns your ordinary cutting board into a canvas full of fantastical characters and landscapes through woodburning. He uses a pyrographic pen to etch various designs onto the wood, making the kitchen item an art work in itself.

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You’ll be impressed after realizing these photos are not really photos

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

You’ve been had! What you might have thought are black & white photos are actually photo-realistic drawings by Malaysian artist Monica Lee! Using graphite pencils, Lee draws people, animals, and cityscapes in great detail, even going as far as including freckles and pores to make the portraits more true to life. ‘I like to challenge […]

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This woman’s facebook covers are better than all of your facebook covers combined

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Redditor RubberDogTurds shows us that not all Facebook covers are about cheesy quotes and stock images. The other day, she uploaded a series of screencaps showing her Facebook covers incorporating her profile photos into the bigger picture. The covers show her running away from the Jurassic Park T-Rex, sitting alongside Heisenberg, and being the Mother of Dragons, to name a few. It’s simple, but makes stalking her page all the more fun.

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This is what Disney’s Frozen would have looked like if it were hand-drawn

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

I couldn’t think of any other way to improve Disney’s smash-hit animated film ‘Frozen’. Ok maybe two: 1) Remove the annoying trolls 2) Make it in traditional 2D version. These are the hand-drawn 2D concept art from the film’s development. Before they were rendered in computer animation, animators first had to make their ideas come […]

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These are not actually real kids walking off the side of a building

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

At first glance, you might think these kids have superhero powers enabling them to casually walk up walls. But take a closer look and you’ll realize that these are actually photorealistic street art!

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Now’s your chance to spend a night inside a giant slice of watermelon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 11 July 2014

Outdoor company ‘Field Candy’ has designed this one-of-a-kind tent that’s sure to cool you off from the searing summer heat. The ‘What A Melon’, if you haven’t noticed by now, is a tent that looks like a giant slice of watermelon. It’ll protect you from rain and wind, and is as sturdy as an expedition tent. It’s also 100% waterproof, UV fade resistant, and has an inner tent with a front porch for leaving your dirty boots on.

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Electrical towers get a stained glass makeover by art students

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 10 July 2014

With a little bit of imagination, the whole world can be your art oyster – even electrical towers! ‘Leuchttrurm’, which means ‘Lighthouse’, is a 2010 art installation by three art students from Klasse Lobbert in Germany.

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A potato salad is becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter projects in history

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 10 July 2014

Zack Danger Brown’s dream was simple: to make some potato salad. In order to make potato salad, he needed $10. So he turned to Kickstarter for funding. As of writing, his potato salad project has become one of Kickstarter’s most funded projects in history, raising $21,776 – [EDIT: Now $68,500!] – 6850 times his original funding goal – with 24 days to go!

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Undercats: cats photoshopped in the image and likeness of their owners

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani visited the homes of different cat lovers throughout Switzerland and captured their portraits (cats included.) He then spliced together each feline head with the body of their respective owner, spending around 6-8 hours for just one combination. The result is ‘Undercats’, a follow-up series to the wildly popular ‘Underdogs’, which you […]

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Artist scratches black paint off a surface to reveal amazing monochrome illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Hard to believe but, Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort brings colorful characters to life using only black and white illustrations! The French-Canadian artist masterfully illustrates vast worlds and mysterious scenes by using a technique called scratchboard, wherein he applies black ink to a surface then etches it off to expose the white surface beneath.

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These newlyweds took their wedding photos inside an ice cave in Alaska

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 9 July 2014

I guess elemental-themed weddings are the ‘in’ thing nowadays. Just a month after the internet went crazy over the raging wildfire photos of photographer Josh Newton, comes a similar wedding photo shoot. But this one’s much cooler – like literally!

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