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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The most hideous mugs you’ll ever see? We interviewed the designer who made ‘em

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Instead of designing flowers and cute animals on her pottery pieces, sculptor Jean Cotton decided that snot, blood, eyebags, and pimples would look much better. And thus, her ‘Aesthetically Challenged Mugs’ were born. In this exclusive interview, Cotton talks about how her line of ugly pottery came to be and how she does it. [Read our original post about Jean Cotton here]

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Interview with Australian-based men’s jewellery designer, Clara Ho

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Trade in your stable and lucrative architecture profession to design jewellery for guys? Sounds a bit crazy, right? Apparently for former architect, Clara Ho, the idea doesn’t seem so farfetched at all. She quit her day job as an architect and started ‘Burton Metal Depository’, a jewellery line for men. She’s then been designing quality pieces that aim to change the mindset of men towards jewellery.

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Artist draws intricate patterns on skulls and stones: we interviewed him

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

French artist DZO creates highly-detailed illustrations on skulls like it was plain paper. He then posts his amazing artworks on Instagram for all the world to gawk at. In this exclusive interview, we ask him about his style of art and how he lays out plans in creating such intricate images. [Read our original post about DZO here]

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Photo series shows both the good and bad sides of a person’s face! We interviewed the photographer

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

New York-based photographer Alex John Beck explores the concept of a good and bad side in portraits through his series ‘Both Sides Of’. In the series, he mirrors the left and right sides of a person’s face, creating two portraits with diminutive differences. In this exclusive interview, Beck talks about the inspiration for the series and the reactions of his subjects (including himself) when they first saw the mirrored portraits. [Read our original post about this photo series here]

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This father made geeky alphabet blocks for his kid: we interviewed him about it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 6 March 2014

If you really want to be hands-on in the upbringing of your child, why not design his/her toys yourself? Which is what computer programmer and geeky dad, Jonathan M. Gruberman, did for his son. He created a set of alphabet blocks, ingrained with pop culture references the kid can grow up with. In this exclusive interview, we asked him more about his cool parenting style and got a behind-the-scenes look (read?) of how the alphabet blocks came to be. [Read our original post about these blocks here]

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This remarkable Mirror House was created in 1996: we interviewed the designer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 6 March 2014

Back in 1996, in a lake in the Isle of Tyree in Scotland, sat a beautiful, one-of-a-kind house that reflected the vast scenery around it. It had no doors, no windows, no furniture, just mirrors on all sides. It was called the ‘Mirror House’, a temporary installation by artist and sculptor Ekkehard Altenburger. We interviewed Altenburger to find out more about this timeless installation. [Read our original post about the Mirror House here]

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Clothes that disappear when you’re horny! We interviewed the designer behind it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 5 March 2014

A dress that becomes invisible when you’re horny? Sounds like something that came from a futuristic rated-R movie, but it’s actually real! ‘Intimacy 2.0’ uses a special fabric that turns from white to transparent when the proper conditions are set. Designer Daan Roosegaarde masterfully uses this technology to push the boundaries of fashion, creating a high-end, high-tech clothing line that brings intimacy to a whole new level. In this exclusive interview, Daan talks more about ‘Intimacy 2.0’ and his other new works, ‘Lotus Dome’ and ‘Smart Highway’. [Read the original post about this here]

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Remarkable Inverted Art that can only be seen as negatives: we interviewed the artist

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Brian Lai, a young artist from Malaysia, wowed us last year with his Inverted Art. We got the chance to talk to him about this mysterious style of his, and discovered – amongst other things – that he even has a tutorial video. Read on to find out how it all started. [read our original post about Lai here]

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Interview with ballpoint pen hyper-realism artist Samuel Silva

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 22 February 2014

Unknown to many, Samuel Silva is a lawyer by day, and a talent hyper-realist artist at night. In his spare time, he creates these ballpoint pen drawings you’d otherwise mistake for photographs. We interviewed him recently, and we talked about his growth as a ‘hobby artist’, his work-hobby balance, and his favourite subjects to draw. [read our original post about Samuel Silva here]

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Interview with Mark Schaller of The Schaller Studio, Bendigo

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

‘Schaller’, that’s latest name to be honoured as part of the Art Studio Hotel Groups commitment to bringing accommodation and art together. ‘The Schaller Studio’, which will open in Bendigo sometime in May, is named after well-respected Melbourne-based artist, Mark Schaller. He follows a small but renowned list of artists whose names have graced previous Art Series hotels like The Cullen, The Olsen, and The Blackman.

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Royal cats in classical oil paintings! We interviewed the artist behind the series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Cats in classical oil paintings? How the internet didn’t completely breakdown when these came out is a complete mystery. But for those amazed and enamored by this cute and artsy-fartsy series, guess what, we interviewed the guy who did it. Read on to find out the bigger story of the artist, Eldar Zakirov and the cats immortalized on canvas. [read our original post about these royal cat paintings here]

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This dad coloured-in his kids’ art to kill time on business trips – we interviewed him

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Redditor Tatsputin, or Fred Giovannitti in real life,  wowed us all with his superior dad skills by simply colouring in his kids’ artworks to kill the time on his business trips. The Internet picked up the story and the rest, as they say, is history. We spoke to the Super Dad about how it all started and what he’s been doing since [read our original post about Tatsputin here and here's a Facebook Q&A our readers did with him]

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Boy with muscular dystrophy leads normal life in photo series: we interviewed the photographer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Slovenian photographer-psychologist Matej Peljhan helped a little boy diagnosed with muscular dystrophy do what he otherwise could not do in a playful series that’s tugged the hearts of many. In this exclusive interview with Matej, he talks about how the series began and how it has affected the little boy, Luka, and many others. [read our original post about this photo series]

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Interview with Rainbow Pencil designer, Duncan Shotton

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 7 February 2014

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton just made our lives – or at least for those who use pencils – a bit more colourful. He started a Kickstarter campaign that featured Rainbows Pencils. Now with the project fully funded, he talked with us about the how it all started. [read our previous post about Rainbow Pencils here] […]

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