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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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You can now relax on a giant bird’s nest that’s actually a sofa

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 7 November 2014

If your creative juices aren’t flowing, maybe sitting down in this one-of-a-kind sofa will hatch some ideas? Inspired by a bird’s nest, Israel-based design firm OGE Creative Group created a furniture piece that’s basically a giant nest for humans.

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Pampshade: real loaves of bread turned into lamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 7 November 2014

You read that right: Bread loaves that are now lamps. ‘Pampshade’, a combination of the words ‘pan’ (‘bread’ in Japanese) and ‘lampshade’, is a truly unique albeit somewhat bizarre creation from designer Yukiko Morita.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Samuel O’Reilly, inventor of electric tattooing machine

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 7 November 2014

Tattoos have a long history, dating as far back as 3,200 B.C. But until just over a century ago, tattoo artists had to rely on all sorts of methods for tattooing people, including the use of sharpened sticks, animal bones, clay formed disks, and hand held pokers.

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Movie titles minus a single letter create truly hilarious illustrations

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Redditor austindlight has created a series of fun and lighthearted illustrations that are from popular movies. One difference to his illustrations? Each drawing is from a movie title, missing just one letter.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: This umbrella doesn’t just keep you dry, it also helps you make friends

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 4 November 2014

When it’s pouring outside, the last thing you want to do is stand in the rain after leaving that umbrella at the office. And if you do happen to have an umbrella, the last thing you want to see is a stranger standing next to you on the street, drenched from head to toe from forgetting their umbrella. That’s where the Umbrella Here comes into play.

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The portable dog potty that folds out like a suitcase

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 1 November 2014

If you live in an apartment with dogs, you don’t have the luxury of opening the door for them to do their business on the back lawn. And if you live in a city where it either snows in the winter or fries in the summer, you’ll know how frustrating it can be to take your dog outside every few hours. That’s why there’s a new design on the market that makes toilet trips a breeze.

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Forget the calendar, here’s a designer candle that counts down to Christmas Eve

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

Counting down to Christmas is one of the most exciting times in a kid’s year (…and an adult’s). But instead of going with the traditional advent calendar this year, why not countdown in a more unique way… with a candle! Designed by Anne Lehmann, the Christmas Candle is a more grown-up version of the calendar […]

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Here’s a chandelier that not only lights up, but freezes over time

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

You’ve seen the Disney movie, but now it’s time to experience frozen in real life. Created by Arturo Erbsman, the Polar Light is designed to be hung from a tree branch in the winter.

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These 3D printed modular dog toys are great, if a little puzzling

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

Here’s a Kickstarter campaign we weren’t expecting. Sleek and sexy toys for your dog… That’s right. We’re proud to introduce Odin, a 3D printed dog toy. Created by Michelle May and Billy Shih, and named after their own pooch, Odin is a puzzle toy for canines that also looks at home on a coffee table thanks to it’s stylish geometric design.

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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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