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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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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: this dining table that doubles as a pool table

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 30 October 2014

It might look like any other dining table at first glance, but this is actually a multitasking table designed by Fusion Tables. On the surface, this table has been crafted to modern perfection with a sleek wooden finish that comfortably seats 10 people for any dinner party.

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Infographic charts famous hookups of literary writers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Thanks to this intriguing chart that links well-known literary writers to the other famous people they’ve slept with, whether they are politicians, socialites, Hollywood actors or of course, other writers, we now have proof that hooking up defies explanation. It’s also reassuring to see that writers can also be quite lucky (or unlucky?) in love.

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3D-printed cityscape and more: Vinyl records, reinvented by designers and artists

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 28 October 2014

What? An entire cityscape conjured from a vinyl record and 3D-printed acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene? Singapore-based media artist Brandon Tay did just that with his artwork for Singled Out, a joint exhibition with 49 other designers and artists who all took inspiration from songs that positively impacted their lives to create these pretty cool art pieces out of vinyl records.

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Guy painstakingly builds LEGO ships inside bottles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 25 October 2014

If building LEGO models has become too easy for you, why don’t you try your hand at this: LEGO ships inside bottles. LEGO enthusiast ‘Bangooh’ has taken the age-old craft of ship-in-a-bottle making and combined it with his love of the colorful toy blocks. The result is a collection that is both timeless and fun […]

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This Sydney artist turned a dreary freeway underpass into a glowing golden forest

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 23 October 2014

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How in the world can art help in deterring crime? By turning dark, dangerous highway underpasses into enchanted golden forests that glow, that’s how! ‘Aspire’ by Warren Langley is a public art installation located underneath the Western Distributor at Ultimo. It was created to not only to spruce up the site, but also provide additional illumination for cautious pedestrians.

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These carpets are made from chocolate, disposable forks, and even bandaids

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 23 October 2014

These stunning carpets might not be suitable for sitting on, walking on, or even touching, but they sure do make a statement. Designed by We Make Carpets, the three people behind this design team-Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg-have truly thought outside of the box.

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Weird terrariums make plants look like they have legs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Groot, is that you? Milan-based designer and creative director Matteo Cibic has created a collection of surreal terrariums that let plants stand on their own two feet – if plants had feet, that is.

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This guy who built a home made gun that fires paper airplanes is our hero

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 22 October 2014

First we brought you the crossbow built from office supplies, and now we’re proud to present… the paper airplane machine gun! With the power of 3D printing YouTuber Papierfliegerei built this awesome contraption.

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Lost? These GPS shoes will guide you home! Interview with the designer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 20 October 2014

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If you’re lost these days, finding your way home is as easy as clicking your shoes together. At least, if you’re wearing Dominic Wilcox’s GPS shoes. We interviewed him to get more juicy details and the backstory behind his unique pair of shoes and if we’ll actually see them on the streets in the near future. [read our original post about the GPS shoes here]

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Penball: erasers that look like football players you can play with

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 17 October 2014

With a little imagination, even the most mundane things can become quite exciting. Take this line of erasers, for example. ‘Penball’ is a set of pencil erasers made to look like miniature football players, much like the ones you see in foosball.

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Relax and take a load off in the sensory deprivation skull chair

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 16 October 2014

Life is stressful-there’s work, family, bills, and everything else going on you need to pay attention to. Why not take a time out? But instead of retreating to the bathroom (or man cave), why not invest in something that takes all the stress away? This skull chair has been designed to shut out all the distractions of everyday life by depriving you of light and sound.

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Aerial photos of abstract landscapes transformed into carpets

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 16 October 2014

Have you ever marvelled at how flat, two-dimensional and generally neat landscapes look when you’re peering out the window of a plane at 30,000 feet? Florian Pulcher certainly has. Ever since he was little he has been drawn to the segmentation of land and how neat and pleasing it is to view from above.

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A two-legged chair that will tone muscles every minute you work

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Question: just how sadistic is the creator of this two-legged balancing chair? Designed by Benoit Malta, this badass chair is made out of wood and aims to avoid stationary postures in favour of promoting mobility. Malta says the chair is to introduce ‘bearable discomfort’ and to raise awareness about our bodies. Perhaps Malta is doing […]

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Artist creates wooden chairs that look like giant scorpions

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Probably not the best choice of furniture for arachnophobes. Russian artist Vyacheslav Pakhomov created this beautiful but spine-tingling wooden chair that’s shaped like a scorpion. The chair measures six-and-a-half-feet and comes in a variety of wood finishes. You can purchase one for the low, low price of $5,400.

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These playgrounds know how to take the fun out of playtime

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Exhausted parents the world over certainly appreciate well-designed playgrounds that are safe and fun for Junior to play in while they have a little respite on the side. But be warned. As these pictures show, you no longer have to bring your least favorite child to the playground and put him on some mood swings […]

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