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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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Egg map helps you find your way while soothing your road rage

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 31 August 2015

Now you have a really good reason to NOT ask for directions. Hungarian designer Denes Sator has come up with a map that will ease your road rage while it helps you find your way around the city.

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Lids with lips will make you hot for your cup of coffee

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 27 August 2015

We know everyone loves their morning cup of coffee, but we didn’t think they’d go this far! Korean designer Jang Woo-Seok has come up with a cup lid that you kiss in order to drink.

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This Star Trek-like elevator fits nicely into the corner of your room

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 25 August 2015

What’s up with stairs? They’re so last year. This year it’s all about the Star Trek elevator, or more commonly known as the Lifestyle Lift.

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Designer makes a cabinet that looks like a beetle, makes us all want a beetle cabinet

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 21 August 2015

While taking a long walk at the beach, Latvian designer Janis Straupe found big inspiration from the tiniest of creatures crawling along the sand: a beetle.

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Lucky baby gets a Star Wars rocking horse for her first birthday

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Someone give this kid’s father a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. Aussie dad and Instructables user ‘Tez Gelmir’ recently built his daughter a rocking horse that you could say, has its origins in a galaxy far, far away.

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Your dog would go nuts after seeing this rug that looks like meat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 17 August 2015

Chinese architect Ma Yansong of ‘MAD architects’ has designed a collection of rugs that look like massive slabs of juicy steak, which your dog will either love because it’s food, or hate because you tricked him into thinking it’s actually edible.

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What happens when stars of yesteryear promote products of today?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Sunday 16 August 2015

Celebs these days do a good job at promoting everything from beauty products to food blenders (I’m looking at you, Fergie). But what would happen if the stars of yesterday did the same thing? 

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This Millennium Falcon tray is the best way to smuggle snacks at a party

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 10 August 2015

And it can do it in less than 12 par-snacks too! Texas-based craftsman Deric Peveto just made himself something that’s perfect for your Episode VII premiere party: a Millennium Falcon snack tray.

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Check out how designers want the elderly people sign to get made over

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 4 August 2015

The British ‘elderly people’ road sign is a little outdated, so a competition was launched to redesign the sign.

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Take a glimpse at the pimped out taxi cabs of Mumbai

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 4 August 2015

Taxi companies of the world, take note. Designer Sanket Avlani has created ‘Taxi Fabric‘, a Mumbai-based project that reupholsters taxi cab interiors with the work of emerging designers.

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Old skate decks upcycled into guitars is a beautiful thing

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 3 August 2015

Instead of throwing away broken skateboard decks, 22-year-old Nick Pourfard has found a way to bring them back to life, albeit in a different form as a musical instrument.

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Interview with Aussie visual artist and graphic designer Nikki Flux

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 29 July 2015

To say Nikki Flux has ‘made it’ is an understatement. This Aussie visual artist and graphic designer recently won the MIMCO Design Project with her State of Flux bag concept.

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Food as cute bookmarks will make you hungry for literature

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Here’s a slice of pizza that won’t leave stains on the pages of your book. Francesca of ‘Inspirational Gecko’ creates felt bookmarks that look like tiny food slices.

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Who dares sit on a chair with a cactus at the bottom?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Pushing the limits of everyday design, New York-based Deger Cengiz has come up with a rather, uh, prickly furniture piece that puts a 10-inch barrel cactus at the bottom. Let’s hope that building material is thick. And designed to stay in place!

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These lamps look more like see-through boxes full of milk

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 24 July 2015

Kazakhstan-based designer Nissa Kinjalina has created a clever lamp that doubles as an illusion reminiscent of 2D drawings.

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