Interview with geeky terrarium artist Jacie Anderson-Coovert

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

At first glance, you might believe these are ordinary terrariums, but they actually contain Sith lords, evil wizards, and turtle-stomping plumbers. Etsy seller Jacie Anderson-Coovert is responsible for these geeky creations, and in this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as a terrarium artist. [read our original post about Moss Love Terrariums here.]

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This artist freestyles tattoos on his clients’ bodies: we interviewed him about it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

His name is Jay Freestyle, and as the name implies, he does his clients’ tattoos freestyle. No templates, no stencils, just good ‘ol imagination and amazing artistry. In this exclusive interview, Freestyle talks about his beginnings as a tattoo artist, his creative process, and his memorable experiences with clients. [Read our original posts about him here and here.]

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We interviewed the artist who made these incredible sardine can dioramas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 3 July 2014

‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘Cell Sweet Cell’ are a series of sardine can dioramas wherein we see the lives of everyday people inside their apartments and prison cells. In this exclusive interview, the artist behind these artworks, Nathalie Alony, talks about her inspiration for the series and thoughts on modern society living. [read our original post about her here]

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These ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveal biblical narratives are amazing: we interviewed the artist

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Artist Loren Stump has been manipulating glass to form highly-detailed works of art for the past 40 years. One of his most celebrated works involves murine, ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveals portraits and biblical narratives that will both amaze and boggle your mind. In this exclusive interview with Stump, he talks about his lengthy career as a glassworker and as a professor, as well as how he makes these beautiful glass pieces.  [read our original post about him here]

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Interview with the crew who made FlaskScarf and FlaskTie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 18 June 2014

No need to impatiently wait for the clock to strike 5 o’clock, you can already start boozing in the office with the help of some rather stealthy accessories. FlaskTie and FlaskScarf are two quirky inventions that discreetly store your alcohol rations. They might look like a plain tie and scarf, but there’s actually a valve, from which you can sip on the drink of your choice.

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This billboard displays personal messages from people! We interviewed the curator behind it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 13 June 2014

The Last Billboard’ is an ongoing project by curator Jon Rubin and designer Pablo Garcia, wherein each month they choose a person who gets to place any message they want on a 36-foot long rooftop billboard in Pittsburgh. In this exclusive interview with Rubin, we ask him how the quirky project began and how people have reacted so far to the messages. [read our original post about The Last Billboard here.]

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Interview with the artist who made these unsettling mollusc headphones

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Snails and slugs as headphones? Might get a bit slobbery but who knows, the sound quality might be superb! Prague-based artist Klara Pernicova made these quirky heaphones in an attempt to unsettle people in their judgement of things we’ve taken for granted. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about why she made the mollusc headphones and how it has disturbed the people who have seen it. [you can read our original post about her here.]

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Everyday Astronaut: we interviewed the photographer/astronaut behind this hilarious series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 12 June 2014

After winning a space suit in an auction last year, photographer Tim Dodd imagined what an astronaut would be doing in a normal, everyday situations. The result is the hilarious series ‘Everyday Astronaut’. In this exclusive interview, Dodd spills the fascinating story behind the series. [read our original post about Everyday Astronaut here.]

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Shoes that will make you smile: we interviewed the artists who made them!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 11 June 2014

I believe this pair of shoes really has some bite to it! Odd but beautiful, it deserves its own plaque! The ‘Apex Predator’ was created by London-based studio ‘Fantich & Young’. The unique collection of sculptures was created to send out a message about the horrors of the 2008 financial crisis. In this exclusive interview, the creative duo talk more about the inspiration for the shoes and what dentists think of the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth. [read our original post about them here.]

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We interviewed the designer of these NASA Hubble Telescope scarves

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory created these out-of-this-world scarves by harnessing the open-source images of NASA’s Hubble Telescope images. In this interview, she talks more about her inspiration for the star-studded collection and what’s in store for the future. [read our original post about her here.] Could you give us more details on the story […]

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Aw, just look at all these Wet Dogs! We interviewed the photographer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 June 2014

‘Wet Dog’ is a series that captures the down and out faces of our beloved pooches as they experience the harrowing experience called: bath time. In this exclusive interview, the photographer behind the series, Sophie Gamand, explores the relationship between humans and dogs in her body of work that includes dog high fashion, dog pageant, and dog rescues (she really loves dogs.) [read our original post about Wet Dog here.]

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Illusions of the Body: an exclusive interview with photographer Gracie Hagen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Fascinated by the rockin’ hot bods you see in magazine covers and tv shows? Do you set your expectations on beauty based on those images by the media? Photographer Gracie Hagen of Gracie Hagen Photography makes us rethink the concept of ‘attractiveness’ by showing us that everyone is equally beautiful and equally unflattering in her series and book ‘Illusions of the Body’.

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We interviewed the bro who came up with yoga mats for bros

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Brogamats‘ is a company that makes yoga accessories that caters to the modern day yoga bro – that includes lady bros! Their collection includes yoga mat bags that look like a log, a lumberjack check flannel, a quiver of arrows, and the best of all, a giant burrito. Today he talks about where he got the idea for Brogamats and what new designs we can expect soon. [read our original post about Brogamats here.]

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This guy traveled to 36 countries in 600 days on a motorbike: we interviewed him

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Now THIS is a selfie! Photographer Alex Chacon traveled 36 countries in 600 days and took this amazing and jealousy inducing 360 panorama selfie along the way. In this exclusive interview, he talks more about his epic journey and gives his best advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps – or bike tracks, rather. [you can read our original post about him here.]

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Interview with Eclevticism tattoo artist Steph Hanlon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 9 June 2014

While most artists dedicate their careers in the pursuit of one style – ie. Salvador Dali’s surrealism, Andy Warhol’s pop art – tattoo artist Steph Hanlon‘s style is mixing different styles. In her works you’ll see geometric patterns used on portraits, abstract shapes combined with watercolor to make whimsical animals. She calls this style ‘Ecelecticism’. In […]

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