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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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Designer deconstructs a bicycle then lets a 3D printer put it back together again

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By Dave Kim in New Design on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Inspired by the bicycle freewheel, the wheel on this 3D-printed piece moves ‘forward’ when the hand crank is turned ‘forward’ and the wheel continues to rotate when the hand crank stops. Although it may seem simple, developing a design to print all of the moving parts in place proved to be a technical challenge.

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The city of Manchester has been made into a video game dystopia

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By Jane in New Design on Wednesday 29 April 2015

It’s not the first time that Manchester has been made into a crumbling future dystopia, but it is the first time it will be made into a full-on PC and console game, called Beyond Flesh and Blood.Pixelbomb Games is an indie studio based in Manchester, UK which is being quite lazy – or quite inspired […]

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Clever ad imagines mini doorways to fascinating places installed on bread, cheese, and other foods

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 27 April 2015

In an imaginative print campaign for DuPont Nutrition & Health, ordinary food items become gateways to faraway lands, thanks to miniature doors installed on them.

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The Strati 3D printed car takes 44 hours to print and reaches speeds of up to 50mph

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 24 April 2015

You can be one of the very first people to own a 3D printed car with the Local Motors Strati vehicle. And believe me, you want to be one of the first just so you can brag about it to friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, and everyone else you come into contact with.

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Adorable squid and jellyfish air plant holders will turn your home into an aquatic wonderland

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Who knew that underneath all that mucus, squid and jellyfish actually looked cute? California-based artists Cindy and James Searles have come up with a collection of air plant holders that look like squid, octopi, and jellyfish.

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Here’s the Golden Girls Lego concept set everyone’s talking about

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Even though the Golden Girls stopped filming back in 1992, nobody has ever really forgotten about that zany foursome: Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. So it comes as no surprise that someone went out of their way to design a conceptual LEGO set in their honor.

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Designer reimagines famous brand logos with beautiful hand-lettering

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 21 April 2015

For her project ‘Design by Hand’, design student Sara Marshall (not the movie character) breathes new life into a bunch of iconic brand logos by giving them a more personal and whimsical look through calligraphy. Taking on big names like FedEx, Coca-Cola, YouTube, Skype, and Subway, Marshall manages to update their logos in the increasingly popular hand-lettering style.

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Eye-catching lights made from tonic water, test tubes and UV LEDs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 21 April 2015

In the market for new lighting but want it to stand out from the crowd? Architect, designer and photographer Gonzalez Garrido has created this lighting set from just test tubes, tonic water and UV LEDs.

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A Japanese airline will paint one of its airplanes to look like R2-D2

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 20 April 2015

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has announced that one of their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be painted to look like everyone’s favourite droid: R2-D2 (sorry, C3PO). With plans of expanding to new markets and destinations, the airline hopes to leave a good first impression by showing its high standard of service through a character known for being incredibly serviceable.

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Japanese students made a realistic cat head that turns you into a giant, creepy feline

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 17 April 2015

Is anyone even surprised this came from Japan? At the Japan School of Wool Art, Housetu Sato and his students created a life-like, oversized cat head that when worn, can be the stuff of nightmares.

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Here’s how to make your very own Cookie Monster rug and cookie pillows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 14 April 2015

No Muppets were harmed in the making of this adorable fur rug. Instructables community manager Mike Warren has come up with a DIY project that’s perfect for Sesame Street fans: a Cookie Monster rug with matching cookie pillows.

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Ice cream flavors made to be eaten at different stages of PMS

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 10 April 2015

What’s the best cure for PMS? A blood sacrifice Ice cream! Texas-based designer Parker Jones has come up with an ice cream packaging concept that perfectly captures how a woman feels when it’s that time of the month.

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Artists create mesmerizing vases that you’d think are actual ocean waves

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 9 April 2015

California-based glass artists Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma collaborate to make vases that capture the power and intensity of something you wouldn’t expect a vase can even hold: the ocean.

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Designer recreates luxury bags as pancakes, muffins, and other yummy pastries

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 7 April 2015

New York-based artist Chloe Wise has created a line of luxury goods that will get even men interested: designer bags that look like delicious pastries.

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Boring office gets cool superhero-inspired renovation using just Post-It notes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 6 April 2015

What happens when a designer gets bored in the office? Something super. San Francisco-based designer Ben Brucker redecorated his creative agency’s drab office walls with murals of superheroes, armed with just a $300 budget and Post-It notes.

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