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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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In London, there’s an entire billboard made out of cake

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Well this billboard takes the cake! Located at Westfield London at Shepherd’s Bush, this billboard took over seven hours to complete and, you guessed it, is made entirely out of cake-13,360 individual cakes, to be exact.

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These chocolate LEGO bricks can be played with AND eaten

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Whenever you step on a LEGO brick, exact sweet, sweet revenge by taking a bite out of said LEGO brick and enjoy its chocolate-y body slowly melting in your mouth. Who’s in pain now?! Created by designer and illustrator Akihiro Mizuuchi, the chocolate LEGO bricks can both be played with and eaten.

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Park your car keys in this key holder that looks like a mini garage

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

By giving your car keys a home – or a garage, rather – you can say goodbye to days you have to frantically turn your house upside-down looking for them. Designer Andre Rumann has come up with a cute key rack that looks like a miniature wooden garage, wherein you park the accompanying model car key chain, ensuring its safety – not to mention your sanity. The car models include a VW bus, a Porsche, a Karmann Ghia, a Beetle, and a Jaguar E-Type.

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A Boeing 747 jet engine converted into an incredible conference table

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 5 September 2014

I’ve seen many cool conference tables in my time (I lie, I haven’t), but this one has got to be the best. Who even thinks of these things? Southern California-based company MotoArt, that’s who. This company designed an epic conference table out of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet engine.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: the nomad’s camper trailer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Created by industrial designer Cornelius Comanns, the Bufalino is a small three-wheel concept van that might look tiny from the outside, but take a look inside this vehicle and you’ll be blown away by its modern and efficient design. The vehicle is actually modeled after the Piaggio APE 50, which is a lightweight commercial vehicle, […]

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This innovative flower pot can be rolled to follow the sunlight

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 3 September 2014

It only took us a few thousand years to create the efficient flower pot design. Inspired by how sunflowers follow the sunlight, Barcelona-based industrial design company, ‘Studio BAG Disseny’, created a flower pot that can roll to face the direction of the sun, giving plants a more efficient way to grow.

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This lamp disguises itself as a giant pencil

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 August 2014

At first glance you might be fooled into thinking that there’s a giant pencil scribbling away at the room’s flooring. But at the flick of a switch, it immediately reveals its true nature: it’s just a lamp! The HB Lamp creates the illusion of a giant pencil with its power cord posing as the lines […]

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These ads about recycling tell litterbugs what they really are

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 August 2014

If asking nicely won’t work on litterbugs, maybe name-calling would help them clean up their acts! ‘LiveGreen Toronto’ is currently trying that approach with a series of ads that uses the very garbage these litterbugs throw out to hurl insults, hoping that they’d feel bad enough to have a change of heart.

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The latest trend in office furniture: human hamster wheel desks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 28 August 2014

If you’ve ever felt like you’re in a hamster wheel, try it out in real life! Robb Godshaw’s hamster wheel desk is either your worst nightmare (if you’re lazy like me), or the best thing to happen to any office space, ever. Not many details are known about this hamster wheel desk, but it looks as […]

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Small things that are surprisingly big: an office you can take anywhere you go

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 28 August 2014

This is the Kruikantoor, a light-weight foam structure that was created by Tim Vinke, a Dutch designer. The name ‘Kruikantoor’ is actually a combination of the two words ‘wheelbarrow’ and ‘office’, and like the name suggests, you can pick this workspace in a few seconds and easily move it to wherever you like.

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An Unstealable Bicycle: the answer to all our problems!

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 28 August 2014

There are so many positive aspects to cycling: it’s a great way to combine travel and exercise, you can avoid being crammed up with other people during your morning commute, less cars mean less emissions and also it’s simply pretty cool.

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Pin this brooch to wear a piece of literature you’ve enjoyed reading

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 27 August 2014

You can now wear a piece of literature you’ve enjoyed reading, thanks to the crafty hands of London-based artist Sarah of House of Ismay. She has created decorative pins made from reclaimed wood covered with the worn out pages from many classic books. Each handmade brooch features the name of an important character or a well-known excerpt and quote, and they are then paired with relevant shapes.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: this incredibly versatile sofa bed

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 27 August 2014

At first glance, the Sosia doesn’t look like much at all. In fact, it looks just like a small screen you’d use to separate a room. But dig a little deeper and you’ll see that this is no ordinary room divider. In fact, the Sosia’s main function is actually a sofa.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: an entire room in a single box

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 August 2014

Convenience is an understatement when it comes to the room-in-a-box. A German design and furniture company came up with this brilliant concept, including a whole room’s worth of furniture in a box that only measures 90 x 120 centimetres. No tools are needed in the process of turning this box into a room, and assembly takes less than 10 minutes!

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This bathroom set is made out of Belgian chocolate and will cost you $133,000!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

This bathroom set would make Willy Wonka proud. Inspired by millions of Google searches for ‘bathroom sweets’ (a misspelling of ‘suite’), UK-based chocolate company, Choccywoccydoodah, partnered up with Bathrooms.com to fill that demand quite literally.

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