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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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Wherever you go, these ants will always be on your plate

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Yet another picnic ruined by an marauding army of ants. Oh wait no, it’s just the new dinnerware collection from Evelyn Bracklow. German-based Bracklow, who works out of La Philie, has created many of the pieces in partnership with Etsy and the Rijks Museam in Amsterdam.

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These clever ads show us the different ways there are two types of people in this world

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

There are 7 billion people on this planet, each truly unique from one another. Or are we? Foodie app Zomato tells us that there are only two kinds of people in this world: The Coca-Colas vs the Pepsis, the dog lovers vs the cat lovers, the Apple fanboys vs the Android fanboys, and so on.

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Turn your junk mail into beautiful paper artwork using a very simple invention

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Design, New Eco on Friday 12 September 2014

Hate junk mail as much as the rest of us? Then you probably need this junk mail press by Vert Aussie designer Andrew Simpson and global designer collective Supercyclers. The junk mail press is made from aluminium and has interchangeable parts that allow you to create differently shaped objects, such as bowls, plates, cups, and coasters.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: this origami array might revolutionise solar power

Milo Sumner Contributor

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Solar energy is a virtually limitless and entirely environmentally friendly form of power. One major drawback, however, is that it is notoriously unreliable, especially in temperate climates where clouds frequently obscure the sun.

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The most epic bath tub of our time is shaped like a relaxing hammock

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Nothing’s more relaxing than lying back on a hammock. But add water to the hammock’s design and you’ve got the most epic bath tub, ever. Designed by London-based Splinter Works, this 2.7-metre long tub, known as the Vessel, is suspended in the air just like a hammock and releases water through the base into a floor drain.

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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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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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