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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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Help the homeless: Buy a font made from their handwriting

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 22 September 2014

This is such a beautiful initiative: the Arrels foundation recently partnered The Cyranos McCann ad agency for Homeless Fonts, where anyone can buy fonts based on the handwriting of homeless individuals. About ten homeless people have since taken part in the scheme so far. The funds go toward the Arrels foundation to benefit Barcelona’s homeless […]

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Clever wrapping paper will turn your gifts into a fancy skyline

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 19 September 2014

They say that ‘Good things come in small packages’. I tell you what, even greater things come in packages the size of a building! ‘Skyline Wrapping Paper’ from Suck UK will turn your ordinary, not-so-grandiose gifts into fancy architectural masterpieces.

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This clever keyring will help you revive exhausted honeybees

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Friday 19 September 2014

Honeybees are responsible for the pollination of a whole load of things that humans like to eat, including pretty much any fruit and vegetable that springs to mind. As Einstein once said: ‘If the bees go, we go.’

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Forget the nutcracker, this year it’s all about the nut hammer

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 18 September 2014

Cracking nuts hasn’t been fun since humans discovered we could eat them, but London-based designer Roger Arquer has turned the tables and is making nut cracking an exciting and playful experience. He’s invented the Nut Hammer, a nutcracker with a silicone head that fits over the end of a hammer and smashes nuts of all […]

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Artist carves out a large-scale recreation of an airport security checkpoint

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 18 September 2014

We’ve all been there: the rushing, the queues, the ‘shoes, belt, laptop’ drone, the beeping, the swabs and the hands in strange places. But it’s unlikely that very many of us will ever actually stop to look around and take in any details of an airport security checkpoint.

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These beautiful ‘stairways to heaven’ makes the climb much less arduous

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Staircases are a necessary evil but do they have to look so utilitarian as well? Definitely not, according to these unsung architects and interior designers who have, thankfully, come up with such out-of-this-world staircases. Poring over the pictures of each, compiled by our friends at Bored Panda, makes me wanna scramble up and down on […]

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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

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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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