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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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This chair is filled with as many litres of tears you’ll cry in a lifetime

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 20 December 2014

Japanese designer Keita Suzuki has created a rather unusual-yet thought-provoking-chair design. The Tear Drop Chair is a free-form design that is filled with 64 litres of water. Why that exact amount of water? It’s supposed to signify the average volume of tears a human being will shed during their lifetime. Sixty-four litres, people! That’s a lot of tears and a lot of eye redness.

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Designer revolutionizes Hanukkah by making the Dr.Dreidel

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 19 December 2014

The dreidel game is about to change. He first conquered the music industry with Beats, now he’s revolutionizing Hanukkah. San Francisco-based artist Hanna Rothstein, who we’ve featured here before, has come up with the Dr. Dreidel. Basically it’s a dreidel with Dr. Dre on it. The pun-tastic spinning top has the rapper’s images etched on […]

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: This pen will always be ready for action, remaining in a standing position wherever you leave it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2014

The Slända pen is unlike any other pen you’ve seen-or experienced-before. Developed by Gustav Widström and Marcus Heneen, this pen doesn’t need one of those old fashioned pen holders because it stands up all by itself.

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A jigsaw puzzle that shows nothing but 1,000 colours across the CMYK colour spectrum

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2014

This is the 1,000 COLOURS puzzle by artist and designer Clemens Habicht. As the name implies, it’s a jigsaw puzzle composed of 1,000 different colors arranged to look like a CMYK gamut.

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Here’s how you can make your very own glow-in-the-dark table

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 15 December 2014

It’s time to put those long hours in woodshop class to work! Mike Warren of Dollar Store Crafts created this alien-like glow-in-the-dark table, and he shared the process on how to make one over on Instructables.

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How about a bathboat for relaxing in after a long day at the office?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 13 December 2014

You might not be able to afford a real boat, but the bathboat is infinitely better, anyway. Designed by Studio Wieki Somers in The Netherlands, this bath tub is no ordinary run-of-the-mill tub. For starters, it looks like a mini replica of Noah’s Ark.

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A donut-shaped fish tank that revolves as your fish swims around ‘the city’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

You can grab yourself a regular fish tank or you can grab yourself the Flying Fish Bowl by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalau of Raw Edges. This wall-mounted fish tank contains 12 litres of water and is designed like a small city inside, with scenery including small industrial factories, oil rigs, nuclear stations, and drains!

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This fancy chandelier looks like it’s floating in mid-air

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

Remember that scene in Beauty and the Beast when Belle and the Beast dance in the ballroom underneath a magical chandelier? That was great Disney work. And if you’ve always wanted your very own impressive chandelier, this one might just take the cake. They’re calling it the Wersailles, and this chandelier perches six metres above […]

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First there was the boyfriend body pillow, now there’s the hugging sofa

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

For all those people who like the intimacy of another person but get too easily irritated by them, there’s a new sofa on the market. It’s called the Enveloppe sofa by Inga Sempe for LK Hjelle, and it features a curved and flexible backrest that wraps around you like a big, warm hug. When you’re […]

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This Japanese animated flip book has permanently bent our minds

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By Nicole Hughes in New Design on Thursday 11 December 2014

Are you in the middle of Christmas shopping? Not exactly sure what to buy your kid cousins? Here’s a good, entertaining gift they’ll enjoy. An old-fashion flip book! With a quick flip of your thumb, you can see the beautiful Japanese animation come to life and start moving off the page.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: A pen that never runs out

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 11 December 2014

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as a pen that runs out of ink the moment you’re about to sign a document or jot down an important piece of information. But there’s an awesome pen on the market that will never run out of ink. Ever! Because this pen-the Grand Illusions metal pen-contains no ink at all. Yup, that’s right. Zip, zero ink is needed to write with this pen.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: The Colour Picker Pen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 December 2014

If you’re an artist, you’ll know the frustration of not being able to produce the right colour for a painting or drawing. In fact, you’ve probably spent a good few hours trying to find colours or mix them in the hope that you’ll be able to get that leaf just the right green, but not too light so it looks like spearmint, and not too dark so it looks like a forest green. It has to be just right.

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Sticky notes that look just like a Piet Mondrian painting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 4 December 2014

When Oscar Wilde said that, ‘Life imitates art’, I didn’t think he meant sticky notes. ‘Monde Riant’ is an artful sticky note made by designers Catherine Denoyelle and Assia Quetin for Pa Design. It’s inspired by the minimalist and abstract works of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Just like the real-life artworks, ‘Monde Riant’ is composed […]

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See saw dining table makes sure you stay seated during dinner

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Let’s see you try to leave an awkward dinner conversation with this! To reinforce good table manners, Dutch designer Marleen Jansen has come up with ‘De Tafelwip’, a table set with see-saw seating that makes sure you don’t abruptly leave, lest you want your partner to fall down. With the onset of dinner table distractions […]

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A desk that encourages you to disconnect from the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Whenever you see a desk, you might picture a full day’s work at the office. Perhaps a night full of studying for an exam. Or a load of paperwork. Not with this desk designed by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Maxime Mellot.

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