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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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These railroad tracks have been turned into giant canvases

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

Lisbon-based street artist Artur Bordalo, more popularly known as Bordalo II, is turning the different cityscapes of Portugal into giant canvases. Some of his transformative works include train tracks that have been painted over to provide critiques on how we live.

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This guy set a world record by having 41 Homer Simpsons tattooed on his arm

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 23 July 2014

27-year-old Lee Weir from New Zealand grew up under a household that banned him from watching his beloved TV series, The Simpsons. ‘I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up as my dad was a real life Ned Flanders’, he recalls. ‘He wouldn’t let me watch as it depicted the father and the head of the household to be a buffoon.

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This clock tells the time through a ballerina doing different poses

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Why spend so much money on tickets to see a ballet recital, when you can just stare at your wall clock all day? German designer Meike Harde incorporated beauty and elegance onto an ordinary wall clock by replacing the hands with a tiny ballerina. Called ‘Time Is Dancing’, the ballerina serves as the clock’s hands, with her upper body as the hour hand, and one of her legs as the minute hand.

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Dog steals baby girl’s toy, then feels guilty and apologizes by showering her with more toys

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 23 July 2014

This is proof why dogs are man’s baby’s best friend. In the following video, you’ll see Charlie the Beagle stealing a toy from a baby named Laura. Attempting to leave the scene of the crime, Charlie then hears Laura bursting into tears. Feeling really guilty (you can really see it in his eyes), he then proceeds to make amends by bringing her different toys, including a Playstation controller! Soon, Laura is covered in a pile of toys and stops crying.

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High-speed photos capture the funny face of people as they come out of a water slide

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

‘I Love Summer’ is a fun series by photographer Krista Long, wherein she captures the look on people’s faces at the exact moment they come shooting out of a water slide. Using high-speed photography, she manages to show us what we usually do not notice when we’re at the pool: expressions of delight, adrenaline, and […]

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This shrine in Japan is adorned with thousands of fortune cats

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 21 July 2014

If lucky cat figurines are to be believed, then the Gotoku-ji Temple in in Setagaya, Tokyo should be the luckiest place in the world, as it has over thousands of these little statues left behind by worshippers! Travel bloggers Michel Powell and Jurgen Horn of travel blog ‘For 91 Days’ recently featured the shrine that is home to these ‘Maneki Neko’, or translated as ‘lucky cat’, ‘fortune cat’, or ’beckoning cat’.

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How to make your very own batch of emoji cookies

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 21 July 2014

To celebrate the release of 250 new emojis, Rosanna Pansino of YouTube channel ‘Nerdy Nummies’ created a tutorial on how to make delicious and adorable emoji cookies.

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These whimsical wire sculptures were inspired by real life fairies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 19 July 2014

Staffordshire, England-based sculptor Robin Wight created these intricate wire sculptures after witnessing a real life fairy in person (More on that in a bit.) The stainless steel fairies, despite the tough material that they’re made from, appear to be graceful living, breathing creatures at play with dandelions.

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8-bit video game characters look like grotesque freaks in real life

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 18 July 2014

In the series ‘Pixel Interpretation’, artist Scott Johnson took some of our classic 8-bit characters and portrayed them from a more accurate perspective. Meaning to say, he gave characters like Mario, Link, and Samus, realistic body parts according to their sprites in the video games. The result is nothing short of grotesque and misshapen. Mario, […]

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Using water as a canvas is possible and here are the gorgeous results

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 18 July 2014

It’s a miracle! Apparently, using water as a canvas for painting stunning artworks is possible. Ebru, also called ‘Paper Marbling’, is an art form that uses water basins and special brushes to create colorful, flowing images onto water. The painting is as only as good as the painter who manipulates the water’s runny surface to […]

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You might think these are real landscapes but they’re actually just realistic dioramas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 18 July 2014

Why bother exploring the great outdoors to capture stunning and breath-taking landscapes when you can BUILD the great outdoors? Artists Matthew Albanese, Didier Massard, and Kim Keever have mastered the art of creating miniature dioramas that will have you believing they are the real deal. Using simple materials like cotton, wool, plastic, and foil, they […]

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Designer celebrates 75 years of Batman by illustrating 75 of his costumes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

This is the poster that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Designer Salvador Anguiano pays tribute to Batman’s 75th anniversary by illustrating 75 of his most iconic Batsuits in comics, TV, film, videogames, and animation. ‘Batman has got such a rich history that in the end it was really hard to choose […]

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These greeting cards will offend you then make you smile right after

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 17 July 2014

There’s nothing more heart-warming than receiving a card that says, ‘I MIGHT PEE ON YOU’, and then opening it up to see that it actually means something a lot less tactless. Heather Abbot, owner of Etsy store FINCHandHARE, designed these witty greeting cards that will first insult you and hurt your feelings, then take it […]

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That time a hedgehog invited two hamsters for a birthday party and had cake

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 17 July 2014

Previously, we showed you a viral video of a hamster stuffing his mouth with a miniature burrito. Not surprisingly, the internet went crazy over it. Now, prepare to have a cuteness implosion as not only one, but two hamsters feast on a tiny birthday cake! And whose birthday are they celebrating? The birthday of an […]

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Smell all the farts! Science claims smelling farts prevents cancer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 17 July 2014

The next time someone passes gas in the elevator, don’t forget to thank him, he might just have helped you avoid cancer. Researchers at the University of Exeter are claiming that hydrogen sulfide, the gas produced by digestive bacteria in our bodies, can actually help prevent diseases like cancer, strokes, arthritis, heart attacks, and dementia.

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