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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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This origami rowboat folds up in seconds flat

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve always wanted to own a rowboat but just don’t have enough room to fit one in the garage, perhaps you can fit this rowboat in your closet instead. It’s called the Maarno Origami Rowboat and it’s about as compact as a fully functioning boat can get. It was designed by Max Frommeld and […]

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You can now build your own Helicarrier. But you’ll need 22,000 LEGO pieces.

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 26 May 2014

No, you won’t need an eye patch to be the commander and top honcho of your very own Helicarrier. What you’ll do need are 22,649 LEGO bricks, a lot of money to buy those bricks, time to kill, lots of patience, and a place to store that massive 85-inch floating LEGO fortress. LEGO Ideas user […]

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In the market for a, umm, pooping dog lamp?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 26 May 2014

Most of us try to avoid doggie doo-doo, but then there are others, like artist Whatshisname, that make it into art. Not literally, thank goodness. Born in Poland and now based in London, this artist gets quite crafty with his lamp creations, though not everyone is a fan. His lamp series ‘Good Boy’ was banned […]

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Oops! Cabinet: a fully-functional cabinet with a huge hole in the middle

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 19 May 2014

You had one job, Mr. Woodworker, one job! Vancouver-based woodworker Judson Beaumont has created the ‘Oops! Cabinet’, a dresser that appears to have a giant cartoon-like hole in the middle, but actually is… yeah that is a giant hole in the middle. But don’t be fooled by the gaping hole, it’s all a clever design ploy.

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SlideRider: a foldable slide that you can place over your stairs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 19 May 2014

Here’s something that would make you want to be a kid again. The brainchild of inventor Trisha Cleveland, the SlideRider is a set of foldable mats that will turn your boring, old staircase into an all-weather, impromptu indoor slide. Why walk down the stairs when you could effortlessly slide down, right?

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Even more honest job titles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 16 May 2014

So it wasn’t that long ago that we brought your attention to these brutally honest job titles pinned down by SomeeCards. Now, the second part is out, and as we all know, these are just as brutally honest and accurate too.

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Trash, waste and household items turned into houses for the homeless

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Gregory Kloehn is one artist out to do good. He’s using his talents to create change and founded Homeless Homes Project, an initiative that provides habitable shelters for people living on the streets. Kloehn ‘combs through heaps of illegally dumped trash, commercial waste and excess household items piled in alleyways and discarded throughout the city, […]

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Forget cookbooks, cookbook tattoos are the way to go

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 14 May 2014

How come no one thought of this sooner? Instead of ruining perfectly good cookbooks by splattering, staining, dripping, and accidentally burning them in the kitchen, why not just plaster them on your skin?

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Jealousy alert! Awesome Dad builds a 180-foot-long roller coaster for his son

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Before you ask – no, this guy probably won’t adopt you. But he must be the greatest dad ever, right? Coaster Dad (as he’s called – which also happens to be the name of his website) simply built this amazing ride for his son, Lyle, after his son asked for one. That’s it – he just asked for one and his dad had no reason not to build a 180-foot-long coaster in the backyard.

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The Andy Warhol Bugaboo gives artsy style to new parents

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 12 May 2014

Bugaboo, the giant baby stroller company is making parenting a whole lot more fashionable. They’ve recently collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation to bring Warhol’s banana print. The same print The Velvet Underground used in their album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. This isn’t the first time Bugaboo has taken an Andy Warhol print to […]

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Dandelions that glow like lamps: we interviewed the designer who made them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 10 May 2014

You heard it right. Dandelions that glow from within. They’re called ‘OLED TAMPOPO’ and they’re a product of cinematographer Takao Inoue’s wild imagination. In this interview, we ask him about the inspiration for the whimsical lamps and how he makes them. [Read more about the Dandelion Lamp here.]

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Rad skateboards made out of discarded fishnets

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design, New Products on Thursday 8 May 2014

Los Angeles-based Bureo Skateboards has found the sweet spot in cool design and sustainable production. Its fishnet collection and recycling program in coastal Chile helps keep the oceans plastic-free as local fishermen dispose of their fishnets in an environmentally-friendly manner.

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Hide those hideous power outlets with these miniature Japanese screen doors

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 8 May 2014

You just don’t know it but, the power outlets in your home are very private individuals. In fact, they’re going to want you to get them one of these covers by shoji screen designer Tori Sugimura.

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Check out these crazy vintage public health posters

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Take a look at these somewhat creepy vintage health posters from the 19th century. Back then, everything from syphilis to venereal diseases were put on posters in public places to make sure people knew the dangers of certain diseases and germs, how to keep hygienic and why it’s important to keep covered while in the […]

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Hermes salt and pepper, anyone? Peddy Mergui’s rebranded grocery products

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Peddy Mergui has created a fun series of everyday objects with luxury packaging to explore ‘the dynamic and often blurred ethical boundaries of design within consumer culture. The exhibition is meant to highlight the challenges a designer faces when tasked with promoting economic interests while remaining true to his or her own moral compass’. The […]

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