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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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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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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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Clever shower curtain will stab you if you take too long

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

How to make sure your roommate doesn’t take too long in the shower? You have them stabbed, but in a gentle manner, of course. Six years ago, London-based artist Elisabeth Buecher created a clever contraption that kicks you out of the shower using plastic spikes.

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Put rainbows in your home with this Nyan Cat paint roller

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 23 July 2015

In celebration of same-sex marriage legalization all over the US, hobbyist Antzy Carmasaic decided that it wasn’t enough to turn his Facebook profile picture into a rainbow – he had to include everything else as well!

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This kid has the most epic hearing aids imaginable, courtesy of his mum

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Sarah Ivermee didn’t let her four-year-old son’s hearing impairment get in the way of him having an awesome childhood. This UK mum started making hearing aids into awesome art creations after hearing a lot of children did not like wearing their hearing devices. 

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Japanese blacksmith creates knives that look more like adorable whales

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 18 July 2015

You’re going to have a whale of a time sharpening pencils and cutting stuff when you have these knives. Japanese blacksmith Toru Yamashita has created a collection of knives that look like different species of whale.

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BarkMan: The Batman suit that’s made out of tree bark

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 16 July 2015

I suppose now you can call him, The Bark Knight. French artist Christophe Guinet, aka ‘Mr. Plant’, has given Bruce Wayne’s iconic Batsuit an organic twist by making it out of tree bark.

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Open source blinkers for those irritated by the sight of humans

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Live in a big city? Can’t take another day commuting with those awful and strange humans? You’re not alone. Artist Imme van der Haak has come up with a solution to get you through another subway ride without cringing: blinkers.

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Deck your room out with this 3D Death Star deco light

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Feast your eyes on the Death Star! Well, the Death Star deco light, anyway. This must-have comes from 3DlightFX and makes it look like a part of the Star Wars set is in your home and ready to destroy your entire bedroom.

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These superhero bookends will save your books from taking a nasty fall

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 14 July 2015

Israel-based design studio ‘Artori Design’ has come up with a series of bookends that are absolutely super in making sure your books are always safe and organized.

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Wearing these rings look like you have tiny animals on your fingers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 14 July 2015

In his ‘Animal Cling Rings’ collection, self-taught designer Jiro Miura makes it look like cute little animal critters are wrapping themselves up cosily around your fingers.

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Organise your clothes with this airplane hanger in tribute of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 9 July 2015

You can hang your clothes on regular hangers in the wardrobe, or, you can splash out and hang them on this airplane hanger by Kolja Clemens.

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This LED lamp looks just like a plank of wood… because it is

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 4 July 2015

Left Lamp, a ‘versatile, simple and personal luminous object’ lamp was designed by Luca Corvatta and gives planking a whole new meaning.

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Here’s a chair made out of tofu… because why the hell not?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 4 July 2015

We finally found out what tofu is good for! I’m kidding, tofu is delicious, but it’s not being eaten by designer Leonardo Talarico. It’s being made into a comfy (that’s questionable) chair.

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