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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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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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These designers want to give you Good Fucking Design Advice

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 3 July 2015

There is good advice, and then there is Good Fucking Design Advice. Described on its website as ’serving the working class designer since 2010’, this cool store comes with beautifully rendered objects of desire keeps things real among all designers.

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Sunburn dolls teach kids the importance of wearing sunscreen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 3 July 2015

To get the message across to kids that applying sunscreen is important, Nivea launched a sun sensitive doll that blushes bright red when exposed to the sun without sunblock.

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Brand new car gets witty camouflage to keep it from being stolen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

When one guy got himself a brand new car, he wanted it to be absolutely theft-proof. But rather than installing fancy security systems, he came up with a cheaper alternative: he covered it in rust.

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This font was designed to raise awareness for dyslexia

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

To raise awareness for dyslexia, graphic designer Daniel Britton designed a very different type of font. Instead of your typical letters, Britton has turned As into upside-down Vs and Ds into backwards Cs.

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Behold! The glowing gherkin chandelier has arrived

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

You can have a swarovski crystal chandelier, or you can have a gherkin chandelier. So, which will it be? I thought so. 

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If Tim Burton’s Batmobile were made into a badass motorbike

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 26 June 2015

We’ve found Batman, and apparently, he’s in Poland. Game Over Cycles, a shop that specializes in customizing motorbikes, has built a trike inspired by the Batmobile from the Tim Burton films ‘Batman’ and ‘Batman Returns’.

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Helmets that look like heads are bound to turn heads on the road

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Dubai-based designer Jyo John Mullor has come up with conceptual helmets that don’t look like helmets, but instead, they’re made to look like your scalp!

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TypoSpective, the minimalist typographic experiment created using a single phone keypad

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By sherif samy in New Design on Tuesday 23 June 2015

This project called TypoSpective is a collection of daily-used words designed in minimalistic and expressive forms. It gives words a space to perform and to interact with the audience, while avoiding visual distractions and complications.

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In Tasmania, designer transforms the cracks in logs into whimsical lamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 18 June 2015

For his series of functional sculptures called ‘Cracked Log Lamp’, Tasmania-based designer Duncan Meerding creates – as the name says – log lamps fashioned out of the naturally-occurring cracks in the wood.

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3D printers create the most beautiful faucets we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Using 3D printing technology, American Standard has created a collection of elegant faucets that seem to defy the laws of physics.

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Rethink the picnic with the Technopicnic backpack, complete with a solar panel

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 13 June 2015

You’re not off the grid yet but you want to live as simply as possible, and what’s more simple than a picnic? Madrid-based architecture and design studio AtelierTERATOMA researched the history of picnics and have given the traditional setup a 21st century transformation.

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Grab a hamburger lamp to decorate the room… and keep you up all night

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 June 2015

Who doesn’t love a burger? They’re big, they’re juicy, and they taste delicious. But a burger in the shape of a lamp? You’d think it’d look just as delicious, but you’re wrong. You’re so wrong.

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This water bottle syncs to your phone and glows to remind you to stay hydrated

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 10 June 2015

If you think drinking water is a chore, you might want to pledge to a Kickstarter that’s revolutionizing the water bottle industry.

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Vintage scarves are turned into summer caps with this cool Kickstarter campaign

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 June 2015

Back in 2014, a new type of headwear was created by a team obsessed with vintage scarves… and upcycling. The result? ValorisationLab. At ValorisationLab, you won’t see anything quite like the hat you end up owning. Because every hat in this collection is one-of-a-kind, made from a vintage scarf.

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