Stunning tattooed ceramic ladies: we interviewed the artist behind them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 7 June 2014

Sculptor Jessica Harrison has forever changed how we see Victorian-era ceramic figures with her works involving ladies in fancy dresses sporting badass tattoos or their own blood and guts. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as an artist and her unique take on ceramics. [read our original posts about her sculptures here and here]

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The guy who made this coloured pencil ring, we interviewed him

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Saturday 7 June 2014

Behold! This ring might not be the one to rule them all, but is sure will add some color to your life. Peter Brown of WeekendWoodcraft created this ring using only a box of colored pencils – and of course, using also his fine craftsmanship and some woodworking tools. In this exclusive interview, we get to know more about the guy behind the ring and how he’s planning to bring more colored rings to the world.  [read our original post about him here.]

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Interview with the photographer behind the cool pin-up mom photoshoot

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 6 June 2014

Who says only skinny models can be on the pages of pin-up calendars? Sun Inside Photography’s Victoria Savostianova teamed up with mother-to-be, Natasha Davidenko Mokrousova, and made this adorable – but very sexy – maternity photoshoot. In this exclusive interview, Victoria goes into detail about the pin-up series, as well as, maternity and baby photography. [read our original post about her here]

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Disney’s Frozen illustrated Tim Burton style: we interviewed the artist who pulled it off!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Sunday 1 June 2014

Elsa might not have wanted to build a snowman, but Tim Burton sure did – or at least the young illustrator who drew in his iconic style. Japanese artist Yoko just re-imagined Disney’s Frozen as a Tim Burton film, giving Elsa, Anna, Sven, Hans, and Kristoff, a very dark makeover. In this short exclusive interview, Yoko talks more about herself and her beloved series. [Read our original post about her here.]

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This candle smells like old books! We interviewed the design team who created it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 30 May 2014

The number one most addicting and gratifying thing to book lovers everywhere: the scent of old books. Now, thanks to Minneapolis-based Etsy seller Frostbeard Studio, you can have that wonderful aroma in scented candle form. In this exclusive interview, the couple behind Frostbeard, Roxie and Tom, talk about how their scented candles business started and how they developed scents such as ‘Old Books’, ‘Book Cellar’, and ‘Oxford Library’. [Read our original post about them here.]

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This geeky jewelry is the coolest ever! We interviewed the designer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Saturday 24 May 2014

If the woman you love says yes to having R2D2, or an X-Wing, or a TIE Fighter as an engagement ring, then goddamit man, you marry the heck out of her! In this exclusive interview with geeky jewelry maker, Paul Michael Bierker, he talks about his design process as well as his favorite pieces from […]

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Interview with face painting artist, Christy Lewis

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 23 May 2014

New Zealand-based artist Christy Lewis will make you believe little kids have morphed into superheroes, wild animals, and monsters with her amazing face painting skills. She’s been so successful at her craft that she’s already turned it into a business and is well known in festivals and birthday parties.

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Interview with the artist who made these surreal melted teapots

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 19 May 2014

Looking at these melted ceramic teapots and plates makes you feel as if you’ve entered a Salvador Dali painting. Instead of shattering into a thousand fragments, artist Livia Marin’s ceramic works break by melting away. We interviewed her about this peculiar style of hers and why she does it. [Read our original post about Marin’s ceramic art here]

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Photo series on the beautiful dogs of Bergen County Protect and Rescue: we spoke to the photographer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 17 May 2014

Rescue Me is a heart-tugging photo series which shows the beautiful dogs of the Bergen County Protect and Rescue in New Jersey. Behind this amazing series is photographer Brian Moss, who used his skills with the camera to help out in his own way. In this exclusive interview, Moss talks more about Rescue Me and how it has helped changed the lives of the shelter dogs for the better. [Read our original post about Moss here.]

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Interview with guerilla yarnbombers Lorna and Jill Watt

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 13 May 2014

If you’re a fan of the ever-growing crocheting/knitting community, chances are you’ve seen the works of creative siblings Lorna & Jill Watt. They’ve yarnbombed trees, benches, telephone booths, mailboxes – basically anything they can get their hands, or yarns on, rather. In this exclusive interview, they talk about their creative process, their future projects, and most interestingly, sibling rivalry. [Read our original post about Lorna and Jill Watt here.]

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A beautiful mobile home for just $33,000? We talked to the owners about it

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 12 May 2014

While most couples would go for a big and lavish home, Andrew and Gabriella Morrison opted for a tiny one. 221 square feet of living space, to be exact. It’s equipped with a master bedroom, a bathroom, a mini guest loft, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a space-saving staircase that doubles as a closet. They’ve never been happier. In this interview, we talk to them about their new lifestyle – called ‘tiny living’ – and how others could follow in their footsteps. [Read our original post about this mobile home here]

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Hamster Eating A Tiny Burrito: we interviewed the guys behind the viral video

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 9 May 2014

What do you get when you put together a tiny hamster and a tiny burrito? You get a viral video that’s already been viewed over 6 million times on YouTube. In this interview, we talk to ‘Hello Denizen’, the company behind the adorable ‘Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos’. Read on to find out how they made the video and what the little cute guy’s name is. [Read our original post about the hamster here.]

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Interview with photorealistic oil painter Karen Woods

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Seattle-based artist Karen Woods photographs ‘moments of beauty’ every time she’s out on the road in her daily commute. She then takes these photos of intersections and wet roads, and turns them into photorealistic paintings. In this exclusive interview, she talks about the challenges of being a photorealistic painter and what compels her to paint rain drops on wind shields [Read our original post about her here].

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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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