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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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Bubble wrap with goldfish in them will have you thinking twice before popping them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 14 August 2014

Everyone loves popping bubble wraps. It’s addicting and therapeutic. But would you still pop them if they had innocent goldfish swimming about inside? Inspired by goldfish swimming in a bowl, Tokyo-based designer Daisuke Akiyama decided to turn the packaging material into a little experiment. He printed tiny goldfish (read: not really alive) in each air pocket, making it look like hundreds of goldfish are swimming about in the rolls of bubble wrap.

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Never miss your stop again with this giant typographical bus shelter

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 14 August 2014

We think that design is really at it’s best when used to improve the most everyday mundane thing around you. From the folding bike to the sandals that never blow-out, cunning design is constantly being used to make the world around us better-looking, longer-lasting and ever more practical.

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Yikes! There’s now furniture than looks, feels and smells like, erm, human skin

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 13 August 2014

This is totally creeping me out but apparently UK artist Gigi Barker feels otherwise for she has created a line of furniture with pieces that look, feel and smell like human skin. Do we really need so much human contact? What’s more, she has also infused them with human pheromones and aftershave.

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Obsessed Simpsons fan builds scale model of the entire town of Springfield out of 500,000 LEGO bricks

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 13 August 2014

At the start of 2014, LEGO announced the latest in the series of crossovers with successful franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. Now it’s the turn of The Simpson’s to feature in the world of bricks as LEGO released a collection of minifigures in February.

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This staircase can magically disappear in plain sight

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective that requires the viewer to occupy a specific vantage point or use special devices to reconstitute the image. Milan-based design studio Storage Associati has designed a staircase with this trick-of-the-eye concept of anamorphosis. From most angles, this staircase is highly visible. But when viewed from a specific spot […]

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Get this: In the zoo of the future, it’s humans who are in the cage

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Saturday 9 August 2014

We don’t know about you, but for us there are few things more depressing than a zoo. People walking around in droves peering through bars at sad animals that have neither enough room nor enough company, hardly our idea of a great day out.

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Classic books have been turned into deliciously buttery titles

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Ben Franklin once said ‘nothing in this world can be said to be certain except death and taxes’. He was obviously misquoted. There’s nothing certain except death, taxes and the deliciousness of butter. Because butter makes everything greater. Paula Deen knows it. Vipular Athukorale knows it too (check out his crazy butter sculptures here).

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Finally there’s a chair you can wear in those extra awkward social situations

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 5 August 2014

We’ve all been there–some super awkward situation when we’ve wished we could just suddenly evaporate from the scene. Well, now you kind of can. Kind of. Artist (and pure genius) Jamie Isenstein has created the Human Chair. Basically, it’s just what it sounds like: it’s a piece of furniture you can actually wear.

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Dessert furniture designed for sitting, not eating

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 4 August 2014

We love desserts. We love furniture. We love dessert furniture. There you have it. Can we move on and finally sit on all of these? Italian designer Diego Gugliermetto has a series of dessert poufs and sofas we really want to sink our bottoms onto, while Kabiljo’s cheekily-named Let Them Sit Cake is reminiscent of […]

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Morrisons has launched a pun-tastic outdoor ad campaign

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Monday 4 August 2014

UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, Morrisons, has launched a pun-tastic OOH campaign via DLKW Lowe promoting Morrisons.com home delivery service now available for Londoners. Their brilliant campaign uses food products into the names of seven famous London areas such as Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham and Westminster. The campaign will not only appeal to Morrisons’ loyal customers, […]

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PepsiCo’s logo recreated using its very own products for typefaces

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 2 August 2014

That logo looks really appetizing! ‘Or not’, said the Coca-Cola fan. French graphic designer Patrick Garbit took eight of PepsiCo’s food products and turned them into the very letters of their company’s logo. He used Pepsi to spell out the letter ‘P’, Doritos and Lays to make the letter ‘E’, Gatorade for the letter ‘P’, […]

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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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These naughty necklaces have figurines diving into women’s cleavages

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Hate to break it to you but, these figurines get more action than you! In 2012, Japanese designer Takayuki Fukusawa started his own design firm, EkoD Works, with one goal in mind: to fill the world with humorous art and design. And with his series of provocative but hilarious necklaces, ‘Tanima Diver’, the world certainly […]

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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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