New Design

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.

Know your stuff? Contribute now

Advanced solarstove uses the Greenhouse effect to cook almost anything

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Design, New Eco on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Imagine cooking a delicious meal in only 20 minutes without any fuel, on a cold but sunny winter’s day while sitting on your balcony? It’s now possible, safe and practical with the GoSun Stove that uses sunlight to bake, boil and fry your favorite dishes. GoSun is designed for simplicity, durability, and mobility and offers […]

Read more

Smiley face screws that will put a smile on your face

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 29 March 2014

‘Screw :)’ is the product of a collaborative effort between Japanese designer Yuma Kano and Komuro Seisakusho, a screw factory in East Osaka, Japan. The unique screw features a smiley face meant to surprise and delight anyone who happens to randomly glance at the seldom-noticed object. This is Kano’s way of infusing emotion and new perspective into the things that we have taken for granted.

Read more

Broke up? Cash in on your ex’s belongings with the Heartbreak Box

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 28 March 2014

Heartbroken? There maybe a reason to smile now, thanks to the Heartbreak Box. Designed by Japanese company Brandear, the Heartbreak Box gives you closure by sending you a custom cardboard box that’s designed to ship your ex’s belongings away. Along with the box you receive a Heartbreak Guidebook, tissues and bubble wrap. Upon receiving your […]

Read more

DIY weapons of the Ukrainian Revolution

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 27 March 2014

With all eyes on Ukraine (and Russia) at the moment, it’s easy to forget the violence and bloodshed of the earlier Ukrainian Revolution. Protestors who filled Maidan Square to ‘battle the Ukrainian army and topple President Yanukovych’ had to fight with something, so they got crafty with their weapons. These photos show the incredible DIY […]

Read more

Cool family tree charts the evolution of bikes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Bicycles have been around for more than two centuries, and even until now, they are still described as having two wheels, a pedal, and a handlebar. But the guys over at Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab came up with this cool family tree to show us the rich history and evolution of bikes. Looking at it, […]

Read more

Famous quotes turned into minimalist posters

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Sometimes an inspirational quote just isn’t quite as inspirational as it should be unless there’s a visual component. Ryan McArthur turned meaningful quotes into really cool posters that catch the eye and illustrate each person’s meaning. ‘MacArthur creates his simple, mostly monochromatic works by hand, illustrating with pen and ink and then digitally rendering the results’.

Read more (1 comment)

Minimalist News: current news now in ultra-short form

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Sometimes you just want the news without all the speculation and gossip. And without all those words. An anonymous student in France has run with the idea of keeping headline news concise – extremely concise – and created Minimalist News. This fun and quirky news service is available on Twitter and Facebook and chooses to announce its headlines by minimalist graphics.

Read more

Introducing Renault’s Kwid concept car (complete with its own flying companion)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Feast your eyes on Renault’s Kwid concept car, revealed at the Delhi Auto Show 2014. This car aims to ‘meet the needs of young customers’ in new markets such as India, Russia and Brazil. The car comes with a two-wheel drive transmission but has been made to look just like an off-road car with its […]

Read more

Now there’s a machine that speaks in your own voice

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 22 March 2014

Carl Moore was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease 20 years ago. For most people, ‘it means their nervous system is going to deteriorate until their body is completely immobile. That also means they’ll lose their ability to speak’. In Carl Moore’s case, he decided to turn lemons into lemonade by working with his speech pathologist […]

Read more

Design student gives Colgate toothpaste an accordion inspired redesign

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Design student Nicole Pannuzzo of Arizona State University has found a way to squeeze that hard-to-reach last drop of toothpaste out of the tube. How? By turning the tube into an accordion. Redesigning the typical toothpaste packaging design as a spiral utilizes simple physics to eject the toothpaste more easily and without hassle. As the toothpaste empties, the accordion-like tube collapses, becoming flatter and flatter until there’s no more room inside for the paste to hide in.

Read more

Starbucks Japan plans to release a mug that always looks like it’s full

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 20 March 2014

You’ll never have to spend money on an overpriced cup of coffee ever again. Just buy these Starbucks mugs from Japan and it will always be full. Sorta. Japanese studio ‘Nendo’ redesigned the classic white Starbucks mug by imprinting a pattern on the base. When you hold the mug upside-down, it will look like the mug is full.

Read more

Can you guess these iconic logos when translated into Chinese characters?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Take the Cocoa Cola or Disney logos and you’ve got a pretty recognizable visual anyone around the world would be able to guess. But what happens when these iconic logos are replaced with Chinese characters? Designers Niek van Wingerden and Stephen Wright came up with the idea to ‘reinterpret six famous Western logos into Chinese characters’.

Read more (1 comment)

This Sarlacc toilet will take your poop to a galaxy far, far away

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 19 March 2014

How does a giant, thousand-year old, bounty hunter eating, alien find itself in your toilet? It all started with a poop joke. Robbie Rane, creator of the sticker set, got the inspiration when a buddy of his said he was off to ‘toss Boba Fett in the sarlacc’. Since then he couldn’t take his mind off it and knew he had to make the Great Pit of Carkoon a reality.

Read more

Celebs, Photoshopped as badly drawn fan art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 17 March 2014

Haha, we could look at this all day and have our day made multiple times. Some genius actually Photoshopped celebrities like Nicolas Cage and Brad Pitt to look as deformed as some of the worst fan art of them out there. Still, that’s only the tip of the iceberg — scroll down to the comments […]

Read more

An infographic of the 60 greatest typewriters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 15 March 2014

Typewriters may be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean they should be forgotten. Pop Chart Lab created a tribute to this old technology via a chart called ‘A Visual Compendium of Typewriters’.

Read more