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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 fancy chandelier looks like it’s floating in mid-air

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

Remember that scene in Beauty and the Beast when Belle and the Beast dance in the ballroom underneath a magical chandelier? That was great Disney work. And if you’ve always wanted your very own impressive chandelier, this one might just take the cake. They’re calling it the Wersailles, and this chandelier perches six metres above […]

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First there was the boyfriend body pillow, now there’s the hugging sofa

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

For all those people who like the intimacy of another person but get too easily irritated by them, there’s a new sofa on the market. It’s called the Enveloppe sofa by Inga Sempe for LK Hjelle, and it features a curved and flexible backrest that wraps around you like a big, warm hug. When you’re […]

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This Japanese animated flip book has permanently bent our minds

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By Nicole Hughes in New Design on Thursday 11 December 2014

Are you in the middle of Christmas shopping? Not exactly sure what to buy your kid cousins? Here’s a good, entertaining gift they’ll enjoy. An old-fashion flip book! With a quick flip of your thumb, you can see the beautiful Japanese animation come to life and start moving off the page.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: A pen that never runs out

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 11 December 2014

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as a pen that runs out of ink the moment you’re about to sign a document or jot down an important piece of information. But there’s an awesome pen on the market that will never run out of ink. Ever! Because this pen-the Grand Illusions metal pen-contains no ink at all. Yup, that’s right. Zip, zero ink is needed to write with this pen.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: The Colour Picker Pen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 December 2014

If you’re an artist, you’ll know the frustration of not being able to produce the right colour for a painting or drawing. In fact, you’ve probably spent a good few hours trying to find colours or mix them in the hope that you’ll be able to get that leaf just the right green, but not too light so it looks like spearmint, and not too dark so it looks like a forest green. It has to be just right.

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Sticky notes that look just like a Piet Mondrian painting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 4 December 2014

When Oscar Wilde said that, ‘Life imitates art’, I didn’t think he meant sticky notes. ‘Monde Riant’ is an artful sticky note made by designers Catherine Denoyelle and Assia Quetin for Pa Design. It’s inspired by the minimalist and abstract works of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Just like the real-life artworks, ‘Monde Riant’ is composed […]

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See saw dining table makes sure you stay seated during dinner

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Let’s see you try to leave an awkward dinner conversation with this! To reinforce good table manners, Dutch designer Marleen Jansen has come up with ‘De Tafelwip’, a table set with see-saw seating that makes sure you don’t abruptly leave, lest you want your partner to fall down. With the onset of dinner table distractions […]

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A desk that encourages you to disconnect from the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Whenever you see a desk, you might picture a full day’s work at the office. Perhaps a night full of studying for an exam. Or a load of paperwork. Not with this desk designed by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Maxime Mellot.

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Transform fruits and vegetables into racecars and airplanes with these 3D-printed parts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 3 December 2014

‘Don’t play with your food’, our mothers told us. But how can we not, especially when they look like these! 3D printing company ‘le FabShop’ created 14 toy components which you can attach to any plain, boring fruit or vegetable and instantly turn them into spaceships, racecars, and submarines. Called ‘Open Toys’, the plans for […]

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No space for board games? Try these space-saving vertical wall games instead

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 2 December 2014

Sometimes you don’t have enough space in the house for a cupboard full of board games. But sometimes you don’t even need space to indulge in your favourite  games. Thanks to Hammacher Schlemmer, there’s a whole smorgasbord of board games on the market that are not like regular board games at all-these games are vertical and attach to the walls!

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This inception chair will play tricks on your mind

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 1 December 2014

Brooklyn-based artist and designer Vivian Chu cleverly plays with perspective to create a chair that recedes into an infinite distance – or at least it looks like it. How did she do it? Inside the frame of the chair lie progressively smaller chairs.

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Here’s a school bus that reaches speeds up to 590kph!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 1 December 2014

It’s not the kind of school bus you’d really want your kid traveling in, unless you were really late going to school. Paul Stender created this monster, dubbed School Time, out of a real yellow school bus, which was hand-crafted with the type of metal normally reserved for aircrafts. And while it may still look […]

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A bird enthusiast created an entire collection of realistic LEGO birds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 1 December 2014

Bristol-based gardener and tree surgeon Tom Poulsom had been building LEGO replicas of cars, trucks, and spaceships for over a year when on one fateful day, his true passion literally landed in front of him. ‘One day during a break from digging in a customer’s garden a Robin Red Breast landed on my fork handle’, he tells twobirdersandbinoculars. ‘This was the eureka moment behind what is now the LEGO Bird Project’.

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This awesome NES controller coffee table can be used to play video games

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 28 November 2014

Let’s see you try throwing that when you’re angry! Logan Miller of ‘MillerWoodshop’ handcrafted this coffee table inspired by the vintage Nintendo Entertainment System controller from the 80s. According to Miller, the table has been built to scale with the original NES controller. But wait, there’s an even cooler side to this. The buttons are […]

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This guy just made a fireplace coffee table and he’s sharing the DIY instructions with you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 27 November 2014

That friend who just bought his new home with a fireplace? He’s got nothing on your shoebox apartment with a fireplace coffee table! Posted on the Instructables website, designer Jonathan Odom featured instructions to create his fireplace coffee table in eight simple steps. Using just wood, concrete, an ethanol burner, and a few other tools, Odom […]

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