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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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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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Japanese designers have developed a lamp that realistically looks like the moon

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

All together now: ‘Shut up and take my money!’ This is an LED-embedded moon lamp by Japanese designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) and his team. If it looks like the real thing, that’s because it’s based on actual 3D topographical data obtained from the lunar orbiter spacecraft, Kaguya.

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Photographer reveals the beautiful and complex inner workings of old calculators

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

In his series ‘Low Tech’, San Francisco-based photographer Kevin Twomey strips bare antique calculators to reveal the beauty and complexity of their mechanical inner workings. Originally, Twomey wanted to photograph mid-20th century calculators alongside modern ones for comparison. He found the latter visually boring, so he decided to focus on the older ones with cases instead.

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A series that shows the lives of people behind the military uniform

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 20 November 2014

Behind every military uniform lies a unique individual capable of surpassing the stereotypical army tough guy mold, and photographer Devin Mitchell communicates this best through his series ‘The Soldier Art Project’. In his series, Mitchell shows two sides of the same coin, or person rather: one is their military persona, and the other, their real-life identity.

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Housekeeper is given the house she was supposed to clean in this heartwarming prank

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 20 November 2014

Hardworking housekeeper and single mother of three Cara Simmons reported in for work just like any other day. What she didn’t know was that the home she was supposed to clean would actually be her new house. The elaborate, heartwarming prank was arranged by Break, a YouTube channel dedicated to the concept of paying it forward through the use of pranks.

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Selfie Hat: a glittery sombrero with an attached tablet to help you take photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 19 November 2014

There’s ridiculous. Then there’s wearing-a-pink-glittery-sombrero-while-taking-a-selfie-ridiculous. Acer, in collaboration with fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis, made this one-of-a-kind tech accessory: the Selfie Hat. The headgear has a dropdown tablet that users can spin around their head, allowing them to capture their best look. ‘The sombrero style hat spins 360-degrees and has an integrated Acer Iconia A1-840 tablet […]

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This gun sculpture made out of cheese puffs humorously reflects on violence

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

While this sculpture may be every couch potato’s dream snack, it actually presents deeper, more powerful issues at hand. In her sculptural piece ‘WARNING’, visual artist Sharareh Khosravani uses cheese puffs to humorously bring about the topic of recent violent incidents. ‘I hoped to add a dimension of humor to the warning. In part this […]

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Russian miner spends his spare time taking photos of adorable foxes living in the Arctic Circle

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Deep in the cold, hostile environment of Russia’s north-eastern Chukotka region, you’d never expect to find one of nature’s most heart-warming creatures. Russian mining engineer Ivan Kislov hikes to inaccessible places or joins walking tours during long breaks from work in order to unwind.

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In Tokyo, cosplayers raced around the streets as real-life Mario Kart

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 19 November 2014

You be you, Japan. Last weekend in Tokyo, cosplayers dressed up as Mario Kart characters raced around the city’s busy streets. The drivers also took the time to stop and take pictures with amused bystanders and motorists. No banana peels and shells were thrown – sadly – as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, and the […]

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Melbourne may soon have a heated pool with 5-foot artificial waves

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 November 2014

If you don’t have time to go to the beach, why not bring the beach to you? Melbourne may soon have its very own surf park – complete with a heated pool, artificial waves, a beach, a grassy hill, and shops – right at Docklands Central Pier in Victoria Harbor.

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Illustrations of lips carry intricate and surreal images within them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Most artists, they like to portray lips as luscious, seductive, and alluring. Switzerland-based illustrator and artist Christo Dagorov, however, likes to portray lips as a forest, a prison, and/or a horrifying heap of naked people.

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