This retired Brazilian art director creates whimsical illustrations with simple, everyday objects

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

If you are someone who’s most creatively inclined, like illustrator Victor Nunes, you will see seemingly innocent everyday objects from a totally different point of view. They become pivotal in his visual expressions and each item ends up as a part of his many illustrations, which are totally unrestricted as far as his imagination goes.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: This pen, designed way back in 1911, splits into two halves when in use

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 1 January 2015

In 1936, the first Quadretti Colorado, a prototype of a highly unusual double-nibbed fountain pen, was created by an Italian named Orlando Quadretti who was born in Bologna in 1911 in San Giovanni, Persiceto, in Bologna. He did not patent his pen until after WWII had ended, with the dates variously given as 1946 and 1949.

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Spice pen lets you scribble all over your food with edible doodles

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, New Products on Thursday 25 December 2014

Neat! Now you can be an instant food artist with this spice pen that lets you load up ground spices and then draw away on your meal. Pick your choice of yum ammo from cinnamon, paprika, or even seaweed flakes, and proceed to doodle away on your food to your heart’s content, whether it’s adding cat […]

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Scan an object, then draw it in its actual colour

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Thursday 19 June 2014

You can now paint the colours of the rainbow and be 100 per cent sure that you’ve got the colours right when you’re in possession of the amazing Scribble Ink pen whose humble name, in our humble opinion, doesn’t quite exactly cue you in on how great it is. The pen uses a 16-bit RGB colour sensor that is able to scan the myriad of colours present in the real world.

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Catherine Slaymaker

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By Alex in New Illustration on Monday 21 February 2011

Catherine Slaymaker is an artist whose unique illustration style I’ve been really enjoying lately.

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