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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 tiny camera works by picking up gestures made just by your fingertips!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 29 May 2015

A camera called Lowdi‘ is a project by London-based design student Forrest Radford. The brief for this project was to design a product that combined the digital with the physical. It needed to have a small, user-friendly device which centred around enhancing the user’s life, too. 

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Someone’s already made LEGO replicas of the vehicles from Mad Max Fury Road

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 May 2015

If you’ve seen the film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (which you totally should have by now), you’d have already been blown away by the intricate design of each vehicle. The life-size ones are obviously a sight to see, but apparently, their tiny versions are equally amazing as well.

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Attention-grabbing testicle-shaped bike lights make rides safer for cyclists in the dark

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 May 2015

Well, that’s one way to get anyone’s attention. Two Toronto-based designers have come up with a novel solution to help increase cyclist visibility at night: Bike Balls, modified tail lights that look like a pair of bobbing, glowing testicles. You read that right. A pair of nuts can save human lives!

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Avocado wool couple shows us that relationships come in all shapes and sizes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 27 May 2015

They say that love comes in all shapes and sizes. Well apparently that holds true – even for fruits! Ukrainian designer Anna Dovgan has created a pair of plush dolls that looks like an avocado couple.

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Guy carves out a new wooden spoon design every day for an entire year

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 27 May 2015

In his ‘Daily Spoon’ project, Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud embarks on the daunting task of handcrafting one unique spoon design every day for one whole year.

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Hands up if you love Earth’s new flag for space exploration!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 May 2015

When humans from Earth meet aliens on another planet, we’ll probably need a flag to wave out of our spaceship to show them we mean no harm. We’ll probably also need a flag for claiming land on alien planets because it’s going to be hard for land-thirsty humans to leave that alone. So one guy has explored this idea and come up with a nifty flag for us all.

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These fire fighting superhero suits are personalised just for you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 22 May 2015

The trouble with fighting fires in traditional one-size-fits-all firefighting suits is that they’re heavy and bulky, weighing firefighters down when they’re climbing stairs or rescuing people. One industrial designer, Jiazhen ‘Ken’ Chen has made a dramatic improvement on tradition and introduced his A.F.A.-powered exoskeleton suit to give firefighters a personalised helping hand while on the job.

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Tables made out of dartboards or bicycle wheels

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By Maria in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

SNAP is an assembly system for furniture with an innovative mechanism that allows you to design endless one-of-a-kind tables, TV stands, shelves, among others.

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Bookmarks with legs make it look like there’s a person trapped in your book

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Ukraine-based architect Olena Mysnyk brings fictional characters to life – or at least part of them – through her collection of quirky handmade bookmarks. Half piece of paper and half body part, the bookmarks make it look like characters are trapped inside the pages of their books (literally), with only their legs sticking out.

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Adorable cake toppers bring out the animal in you on your wedding day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Having grown up next to her family’s vet clinic in Oregon, artist Sofie Skein developed a love for animals that she’d later on use as inspiration for her whimsical line of cake toppers and figurines.

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Father and daughter create an epic cereal-eating machine

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 19 May 2015

To make life easier in the mornings for his wife, Ivan Owen and his daughter created the ultimate cereal eating machine. That is, a machine to make Owen’s daughter eat her cereal faster because her mum always tells her to hurry up.

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Shark fin swimming aids make every kid look cool in the water

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 18 May 2015

There comes a time in every child’s life when they have to suck it up and learn how to swim. In some cases, it can be a very scary event (I’m having flashbacks), but in order to make them feel a little more confident, SwimFin has made really cool shark fin flotation devices to get them from the shallow end of the pool, to the deepest.

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These traffic lights turned into musical instruments and sounded off to connect total strangers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 15 May 2015

We’re stuck in traffic so much – as a driver or a pedestrian – that we never take the time to connect with the people around us. So one clever art project, Knock Stop Music, decided to do something about that and connect San Franciscans with a very unique communication system.

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Snickers takes care of the FAILS around New York City

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 14 May 2015

Snickers put on a fantastic marketing campaign across New York recently by finding all the fails across the city and placing stickers next to them that read ‘You make mistakes when you’re hungry’.

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Designer creates sofas that look like majestic mountains for the lazy outdoor enthusiast

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Now you can enjoy the great outdoors without actually having to go outdoors. Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce has created a line of sofas that will make your living room look like a mountain range.

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