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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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Cyberman feeder turns unsuspecting squirrels into a Doctor Who villain

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Sunday 4 January 2015

We’d gladly let Cybermen invade our planet if only they were this cute and huggable! ‘Doctor Who’ fan Emma Young created this Cyberman squirrel feeder. It’s made out of an old shower radio and was hung in Young’s backyard, waiting for its first gullible squirrel to pass by. Luckily for us, it did! You can see the half squirrel, half cyborg in action here.

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This lounge chair looks like a giant millipede you’d want to sit on

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 29 December 2014

This is the Milli Chair by Duffy London. It’s a lounge chair designed to look like a creepy, crawly millipede, complete with multiple legs on each side. Thankfully, it doesn’t come with allergy-inducing toxins. The Milli Chair’s unique body allows it to have multiple orientations. It can shift into a bedroom chair with two positions, […]

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A magnifying spoon makes eating better than it already is

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 29 December 2014

Bugs and stray hairs, beware, there’s a new spoon in town. The Magnifying Spoon, as you might have guessed by its name, is a spoon with a built-in magnifying glass. It can help you spot sneaky food contaminants in your meal, then feed you right after. Designer Ernesto D. Morales came up with the concept after he discovered a shard of glass in his take-out meal.

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This step ladder also doubles as an ironing board

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 27 December 2014

Trying to reach the back of the kitchen cupboard is as frustrating as it gets. Know what makes life easier? Having a step ladder around. But not any ordinary step ladder… a step ladder that also doubles as an ironing board. This brilliant ladder cuts down time and flawlessly transitions into an ironing board within seconds. The design is compact to make sure it fits into tight spaces and stores in any home, and it’s been designed to stand the test of time with a super sturdy metal frame.

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This artist turns aerial photos of various landscapes into carpets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 26 December 2014

The next time you’re shopping for a new carpet, you might just be adorning your home with the lush fields of the Netherlands or the busy streets of Hong Kong. ‘LANDCARPET’ is a series by Austrian architect Florian Pucher, wherein he uses satellite imagery as inspiration for his carpet designs. Amazed by the world’s landscapes ever since he was a child, the Beijing-based artist now turns the birds-eye-view aerial photos he gets from different online mapping services to turn them into rugs.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: The Fabric Pen lets you mend torn clothing by cloning and printing the fabric around the hole!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 25 December 2014

You’ve got an important job interview in 30 minutes and your dress just ripped on the corner of the bus as you were getting off. It’s the last thing you need to worry about. But there’s a really cool solution to get you out of this mess. It’s a fabric pen. This is where pens get awesome: the fabric pen actually prints a patch of the damaged fabric.

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Orwell Cabin Bed: A sofa that becomes a fort to let you sleep in complete privacy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 24 December 2014

Nostalgia time. Remember when you were a kid and how you’d build make-shift tents or forts out of the bed or sofa? If you do remember, two things: One, you had a good childhood, and two, you’d want one of these.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: Digital music composition pen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 23 December 2014

You’re humming a tune to yourself-one you’ve made up-and it sounds like it could totally be a hit on the radio. The next minute it’s completely gone from your mind. If only you’d recorded yourself! Well, there’s a pen for that. A concept pen that is so bizarre and unusual, you’ll be wondering how anyone ever came up with such an idea.

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How about an iced cold beer to go with that shower?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 20 December 2014

Some people swear by the hair of the dog hangover cure. And if you’re trying to get ready for work the morning after a night of heavy drinking, you’ll probably need a beer caddy in the shower while you’re scrubbin’ away. And as luck would have it, there’s a caddy on the market called SipCaddy […]

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This chair is filled with as many litres of tears you’ll cry in a lifetime

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 20 December 2014

Japanese designer Keita Suzuki has created a rather unusual-yet thought-provoking-chair design. The Tear Drop Chair is a free-form design that is filled with 64 litres of water. Why that exact amount of water? It’s supposed to signify the average volume of tears a human being will shed during their lifetime. Sixty-four litres, people! That’s a lot of tears and a lot of eye redness.

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Designer revolutionizes Hanukkah by making the Dr.Dreidel

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 19 December 2014

The dreidel game is about to change. He first conquered the music industry with Beats, now he’s revolutionizing Hanukkah. San Francisco-based artist Hanna Rothstein, who we’ve featured here before, has come up with the Dr. Dreidel. Basically it’s a dreidel with Dr. Dre on it. The pun-tastic spinning top has the rapper’s images etched on […]

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: This pen will always be ready for action, remaining in a standing position wherever you leave it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2014

The Slända pen is unlike any other pen you’ve seen-or experienced-before. Developed by Gustav Widström and Marcus Heneen, this pen doesn’t need one of those old fashioned pen holders because it stands up all by itself.

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A jigsaw puzzle that shows nothing but 1,000 colours across the CMYK colour spectrum

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2014

This is the 1,000 COLOURS puzzle by artist and designer Clemens Habicht. As the name implies, it’s a jigsaw puzzle composed of 1,000 different colors arranged to look like a CMYK gamut.

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Here’s how you can make your very own glow-in-the-dark table

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 15 December 2014

It’s time to put those long hours in woodshop class to work! Mike Warren of Dollar Store Crafts created this alien-like glow-in-the-dark table, and he shared the process on how to make one over on Instructables.

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How about a bathboat for relaxing in after a long day at the office?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 13 December 2014

You might not be able to afford a real boat, but the bathboat is infinitely better, anyway. Designed by Studio Wieki Somers in The Netherlands, this bath tub is no ordinary run-of-the-mill tub. For starters, it looks like a mini replica of Noah’s Ark.

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