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Seen the wicked graphic design for Logos that float in midair? Or the interior design of some of the Beautiful Libraries of the world? No? After seeing Back To The Future, have you always dreamed of climbing into a new and cool DeLorean design and speeding through time? Well, if you have, you now can. Through words and images at least. Dream on, our designer friends.

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Niku Towel: a towel that looks like a slab of meat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

How would you like to dry yourself off, medium rare or well done? This is the Niku Towel by designer Seiko Makita, and yes it resembles a delicious slab of beef, complete with brown butcher paper! It’s a humorous item that will make vegetarians gasp every time you put it on.

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Nickelodeon and Toyota collaborated to make this Spongebob Squarepants car

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Nickelodeon and Toyota recently collaborated to make a car who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Currently on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spongebob Squarepants-themed concept car was created to promote the Toyota Sienna and ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’. If you haven’t noticed by now, the car’s […]

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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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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Mary Phelps Jacob held the first patent for the modern bra

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 20 November 2014

Think you have Victoria and her secrets to thank for that wonderbra? Not so fast! Before Victoria’s Secret was even around and before any of us gals knew what a bra was, there was Mary Phelps Jacob, more popularly known as Caresse Crosby.

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The invisible umbrella is finally here: cue the rain!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 20 November 2014

How many times does one need to be poked in the eye with an umbrella to reimagine its design? Probably a lot. A new Kickstarter promises to redesign the traditional umbrella by using blasts of air to shield you from the rain. That’s right-no awkward umbrella folding, no umbrellas poking out eyes, and no wet briefcase where you’d normally store your umbrella after a downpour.

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Van Gogh inspired this stunning solar-powered glow-in-the-dark bike path

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 14 November 2014

Studio Roosegaarde, a social design firm famous for their innovative work with Smart Highways that could charge moving vehicles and alert motorists of incoming hazards, has come up with another breakthrough: the ‘Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path’.

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Creative packaging makes toilet paper look like different fruits

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 13 November 2014

In Japan, toilet paper rolls are made to look like fruits, because apparently, toiletries are now a great Christmas gift idea. ‘Many companies and stores throughout Japan give a roll of toilet paper to customers as a novelty gift to show their appreciation’, explains Latona Marketing, the firm behind the creative packaging design.

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Want to kill time? This clock will do it for you

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 10 November 2014

As part of his graduation project series Good Medicine Tastes Bitter, Berlin-based product designer Weng Xinyu created the Time Killer, a clock with a blade that slowly saws itself down whenever it is left to its own devices.

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You can now relax on a giant bird’s nest that’s actually a sofa

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 7 November 2014

If your creative juices aren’t flowing, maybe sitting down in this one-of-a-kind sofa will hatch some ideas? Inspired by a bird’s nest, Israel-based design firm OGE Creative Group created a furniture piece that’s basically a giant nest for humans.

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Pampshade: real loaves of bread turned into lamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 7 November 2014

You read that right: Bread loaves that are now lamps. ‘Pampshade’, a combination of the words ‘pan’ (‘bread’ in Japanese) and ‘lampshade’, is a truly unique albeit somewhat bizarre creation from designer Yukiko Morita.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Samuel O’Reilly, inventor of electric tattooing machine

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 7 November 2014

Tattoos have a long history, dating as far back as 3,200 B.C. But until just over a century ago, tattoo artists had to rely on all sorts of methods for tattooing people, including the use of sharpened sticks, animal bones, clay formed disks, and hand held pokers.

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Movie titles minus a single letter create truly hilarious illustrations

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Redditor austindlight has created a series of fun and lighthearted illustrations that are from popular movies. One difference to his illustrations? Each drawing is from a movie title, missing just one letter.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: This umbrella doesn’t just keep you dry, it also helps you make friends

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 4 November 2014

When it’s pouring outside, the last thing you want to do is stand in the rain after leaving that umbrella at the office. And if you do happen to have an umbrella, the last thing you want to see is a stranger standing next to you on the street, drenched from head to toe from forgetting their umbrella. That’s where the Umbrella Here comes into play.

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The portable dog potty that folds out like a suitcase

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 1 November 2014

If you live in an apartment with dogs, you don’t have the luxury of opening the door for them to do their business on the back lawn. And if you live in a city where it either snows in the winter or fries in the summer, you’ll know how frustrating it can be to take your dog outside every few hours. That’s why there’s a new design on the market that makes toilet trips a breeze.

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Forget the calendar, here’s a designer candle that counts down to Christmas Eve

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

Counting down to Christmas is one of the most exciting times in a kid’s year (…and an adult’s). But instead of going with the traditional advent calendar this year, why not countdown in a more unique way… with a candle! Designed by Anne Lehmann, the Christmas Candle is a more grown-up version of the calendar […]

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