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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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These products are specially designed to make them unusable

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

A good product designer should develop products that contribute to our lives, helping us as we try to make the best of it. At least, this is what I think so I am puzzled with product designers whose creations leave me scratching my head. Are they laughing at my expense? Take the case of Katerina Kamprani, an Athens-based architect and 3D modeller who, I am guessing, has an unique sense of humour.

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The world’s most advanced expedition vehicle can scale 45-degree slopes and deploy its own drones

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 21 August 2014

Back in the day, families travelled in four-door vans, sometimes, if they were lucky, they got to stay in caravans. But over the years, the RV has had huge popularity. But the KiraVan is so huge, it eats family RVs for breakfast! This is the world’s most advanced expedition vehicle which was created by a team of engineers, scientists and artists.

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Artists give NYC restaurant choking posters a very creative makeover

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 21 August 2014

In New York, restaurants are required by law to post instructions on the wall on how to save someone from choking. These posters designed by Steve Duenes, while clear to understand, sometimes get just a little too boring for some eateries.

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Artists have created an entire wall made from flavourful jelly

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Your childhood dreams have come true! Here is an entire wall made out of jelly. Designed by artists Lisa Hein and Robert Seng, this creative duo took three whole weeks to construct this wall, with every little bit of the construction performed on-site. And as construction continues on top, lower layers decay and melt out […]

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This baby wombat became the subject of a Photoshop battle on Reddit and the results were hilarious

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Strike one up for the Reddit community. They got a hold of this sweet, innocent baby wombat and subjected it to a torrent of Photoshop wickedness, trying to outdo each other with their outrageous reinterpretations of the little fella’s character. Personally, we love the Keanu and the Star Wars ones in particular, but most of […]

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Amazing modular furniture made from wood and molten metal

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Friday 15 August 2014

These incredible fusions of aluminium and wood are the work of Israeli artist Hilla Shamia. The one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture are created by pouring molten aluminum over wooden logs, allowing the liquid metal to seep into every crack.

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The world’s coolest bike is this homemade Raptor Tricycle

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 14 August 2014

Markus Moestue has created a bike that’s got enormous appeal! It’s called the Raptor Bicycle, but technically it’s a tricycle with three wheels carrying Moestue along the city streets of his native Norway. Each time he peddles, this raptor appears to be stomping along-a design so flawless you have to see to believe.

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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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