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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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Transform fruits and vegetables into racecars and airplanes with these 3D-printed parts

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

‘Don’t play with your food’, our mothers told us. But how can we not, especially when they look like these! 3D printing company ‘le FabShop’ created 14 toy components which you can attach to any plain, boring fruit or vegetable and instantly turn them into spaceships, racecars, and submarines. Called ‘Open Toys’, the plans for […]

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No space for board games? Try these space-saving vertical wall games instead

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 2 December 2014

Sometimes you don’t have enough space in the house for a cupboard full of board games. But sometimes you don’t even need space to indulge in your favourite  games. Thanks to Hammacher Schlemmer, there’s a whole smorgasbord of board games on the market that are not like regular board games at all-these games are vertical and attach to the walls!

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This inception chair will play tricks on your mind

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 1 December 2014

Brooklyn-based artist and designer Vivian Chu cleverly plays with perspective to create a chair that recedes into an infinite distance – or at least it looks like it. How did she do it? Inside the frame of the chair lie progressively smaller chairs.

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Here’s a school bus that reaches speeds up to 590kph!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 1 December 2014

It’s not the kind of school bus you’d really want your kid traveling in, unless you were really late going to school. Paul Stender created this monster, dubbed School Time, out of a real yellow school bus, which was hand-crafted with the type of metal normally reserved for aircrafts. And while it may still look […]

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A bird enthusiast created an entire collection of realistic LEGO birds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 1 December 2014

Bristol-based gardener and tree surgeon Tom Poulsom had been building LEGO replicas of cars, trucks, and spaceships for over a year when on one fateful day, his true passion literally landed in front of him. ‘One day during a break from digging in a customer’s garden a Robin Red Breast landed on my fork handle’, he tells twobirdersandbinoculars. ‘This was the eureka moment behind what is now the LEGO Bird Project’.

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This awesome NES controller coffee table can be used to play video games

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 28 November 2014

Let’s see you try throwing that when you’re angry! Logan Miller of ‘MillerWoodshop’ handcrafted this coffee table inspired by the vintage Nintendo Entertainment System controller from the 80s. According to Miller, the table has been built to scale with the original NES controller. But wait, there’s an even cooler side to this. The buttons are […]

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This guy just made a fireplace coffee table and he’s sharing the DIY instructions with you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 27 November 2014

That friend who just bought his new home with a fireplace? He’s got nothing on your shoebox apartment with a fireplace coffee table! Posted on the Instructables website, designer Jonathan Odom featured instructions to create his fireplace coffee table in eight simple steps. Using just wood, concrete, an ethanol burner, and a few other tools, Odom […]

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Niku Towel: a towel that looks like a slab of meat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

How would you like to dry yourself off, medium rare or well done? This is the Niku Towel by designer Seiko Makita, and yes it resembles a delicious slab of beef, complete with brown butcher paper! It’s a humorous item that will make vegetarians gasp every time you put it on.

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Nickelodeon and Toyota collaborated to make this Spongebob Squarepants car

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Nickelodeon and Toyota recently collaborated to make a car who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Currently on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spongebob Squarepants-themed concept car was created to promote the Toyota Sienna and ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’. If you haven’t noticed by now, the car’s […]

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Japanese designers have developed a lamp that realistically looks like the moon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 21 November 2014

All together now: ‘Shut up and take my money!’ This is an LED-embedded moon lamp by Japanese designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) and his team. If it looks like the real thing, that’s because it’s based on actual 3D topographical data obtained from the lunar orbiter spacecraft, Kaguya.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Mary Phelps Jacob held the first patent for the modern bra

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 20 November 2014

Think you have Victoria and her secrets to thank for that wonderbra? Not so fast! Before Victoria’s Secret was even around and before any of us gals knew what a bra was, there was Mary Phelps Jacob, more popularly known as Caresse Crosby.

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The invisible umbrella is finally here: cue the rain!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 20 November 2014

How many times does one need to be poked in the eye with an umbrella to reimagine its design? Probably a lot. A new Kickstarter promises to redesign the traditional umbrella by using blasts of air to shield you from the rain. That’s right-no awkward umbrella folding, no umbrellas poking out eyes, and no wet briefcase where you’d normally store your umbrella after a downpour.

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Van Gogh inspired this stunning solar-powered glow-in-the-dark bike path

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 14 November 2014

Studio Roosegaarde, a social design firm famous for their innovative work with Smart Highways that could charge moving vehicles and alert motorists of incoming hazards, has come up with another breakthrough: the ‘Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path’.

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Creative packaging makes toilet paper look like different fruits

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 13 November 2014

In Japan, toilet paper rolls are made to look like fruits, because apparently, toiletries are now a great Christmas gift idea. ‘Many companies and stores throughout Japan give a roll of toilet paper to customers as a novelty gift to show their appreciation’, explains Latona Marketing, the firm behind the creative packaging design.

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Want to kill time? This clock will do it for you

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 10 November 2014

As part of his graduation project series Good Medicine Tastes Bitter, Berlin-based product designer Weng Xinyu created the Time Killer, a clock with a blade that slowly saws itself down whenever it is left to its own devices.

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