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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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Fur-turistic, avant garde pet furniture for cats and dogs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 30 July 2014

All right, we’ve just had about enough of dowdy, ugly, plasticky pet furniture that feels cheap and falls apart as quickly as when they are bought. For pets with a discerning taste for the avant garde and eclectic, we’ve rounded up our top avant garde furniture choices for your pets to herald in the future […]

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Dad builds epic playground for kids

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 28 July 2014

A NASA scientist working as a research engineer in his day job took a couple of weeks and some metal, wood and cement to build for his kids a real-life MadCat straight out of Mech Commander in his own backyard. Actually, we’re not sure if it’s really for him or the kids. Then again, with […]

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Cats as famous fonts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 26 July 2014

Buzzfeed reimagined cats as famous fonts a couple of years ago and while we’re only getting our paws on these photos now, it’s quite a marvellous collection. Of course, only the daftest feline expression would suffice for Comic Sans. Of course.

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This designer created the sweetest resume he could give to prospective employers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 25 July 2014

Now that’s one way to court a potential employer! Design student Matthew Hirsch took the iconic Hershey’s Chocolate packaging and put in some personal touches, turning it into a delectable resume for his potential employers to drool over.

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Record sleeves, rescued from the bargain bin but not from blasphemy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

I randomly chanced upon the rather curious Bargain Bin Blasphemy in Tumblr, and I’ve got to say, whoever is doodling over these music album sleeves and giving them all hilariously blasphemic makeovers (check out the Fleetwood Mac one!), is a proper genius indeed.

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Guess what this Manhattan skyline does

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

Made of rubber, this detailed model of the Manhattan skyline by designer Luca Lichee looks incredible. Even more remarkable? Its incredibly domestic in its purpose: you can use it as a dish rack or to organize your desk.

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This clock tells the time through a ballerina doing different poses

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Why spend so much money on tickets to see a ballet recital, when you can just stare at your wall clock all day? German designer Meike Harde incorporated beauty and elegance onto an ordinary wall clock by replacing the hands with a tiny ballerina. Called ‘Time Is Dancing’, the ballerina serves as the clock’s hands, with her upper body as the hour hand, and one of her legs as the minute hand.

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A stunning, crowdsourced revival of the ‘See America’ tourism posters

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By Elise Boyd in New Design on Tuesday 22 July 2014

You might’ve seen an original ‘See America’ in the wild at some point in your life – you know, those awe-inspiring, wanderlust-inducing posters of America’s most treasured natural and man-made beauties. The original vintage posters were created in the mid-1930′s in response to the Great Depression, with the Works Progress Administration and its Federal Arts project joining together to provide artwork for public buildings while helping struggling artists at the same time.

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Don’t let the book bugs bite! Open books absolutely engulf this headboard

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 21 July 2014

Canberra-based graphic designer Kassandra wanted a homelier feel to her new apartment when she moved in a couple of years ago, so she snapped up lots of old books from a thrift shop, and hammered 27 of these onto wood that was then put up as the headboard. It looks glorious, though we can’t help […]

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Ninja beds you won’t know are hidden in plain sight

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 18 July 2014

Ever since I chanced upon a hidden wall bed (you pull it up against the wall, where it then stays put for ages… at least, until you feel sleepy) in a friend’s home, I’ve been trying to find out who makes these things. As it appears, UK-based Clei does these space-saving beds, from simple pull […]

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These LEGO sculptures show us that superheroes are bums too

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Superheroes are humans too, you know. Just like you and me. They eat, they sleep, they get hurt, and occasionally, they tend to become useless, good for nothings with no direction in life. ‘Couch Potatoes’ is a series by Pixar director Angus MacLane, wherein he imagines our favorite pop-culture characters to be nothing more than your average bum. He uses LEGO blocks to recreate superheroes like Batman, Iron Man, RoboCop, and Optimus Prime, all enjoying a box of pizza or a glass of beer.

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These condoms bring out the geeky side of practicing safe sex

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 16 July 2014

‘Safety First’ is a series by Melbourne-based graphic designer ‘Kode Logic’, wherein he uses geeky taglines and quotes as witty slogans for condoms. By using TV shows and comic book references, he hopes to tug on the geeky heart strings of people and get them to use condoms more often. For instance, he takes the […]

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You’ll want to use your cutting board more often with these adorable woodburned designs on them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 15 July 2014

If you can’t take the whimsy, get out of the kitchen! Japanese artist Tomomichi Suzuki turns your ordinary cutting board into a canvas full of fantastical characters and landscapes through woodburning. He uses a pyrographic pen to etch various designs onto the wood, making the kitchen item an art work in itself.

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If the Game of Thrones’ houses joined the football World Cup, their uniforms would look like this

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 3 July 2014

World Cup fever is on – and it has spread to the violent and bloody realm of Westeros! Spanish designer Nerea Palacios designed World Cup uniforms for each of the houses that exist in the beloved George R.R. Martin series, ‘Game of Thrones’.

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Sexual abuse is highlighted in these posters involving Disney princesses and their dads

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 3 July 2014

My eyes, my poor eyes. I can’t unsee these horrible images. Artist Saint Hoax designed these disturbing posters of Disney Princesses getting kissed by their fathers. The series, called ‘Princest Diaries’, encourages victims who have been raped by a family member to come forward and seek justice. ‘Forty-six percent who are raped are victims of […]

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