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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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These ads about recycling tell litterbugs what they really are

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 August 2014

If asking nicely won’t work on litterbugs, maybe name-calling would help them clean up their acts! ‘LiveGreen Toronto’ is currently trying that approach with a series of ads that uses the very garbage these litterbugs throw out to hurl insults, hoping that they’d feel bad enough to have a change of heart.

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The latest trend in office furniture: human hamster wheel desks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 28 August 2014

If you’ve ever felt like you’re in a hamster wheel, try it out in real life! Robb Godshaw’s hamster wheel desk is either your worst nightmare (if you’re lazy like me), or the best thing to happen to any office space, ever. Not many details are known about this hamster wheel desk, but it looks as […]

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Small things that are surprisingly big: an office you can take anywhere you go

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 28 August 2014

This is the Kruikantoor, a light-weight foam structure that was created by Tim Vinke, a Dutch designer. The name ‘Kruikantoor’ is actually a combination of the two words ‘wheelbarrow’ and ‘office’, and like the name suggests, you can pick this workspace in a few seconds and easily move it to wherever you like.

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An Unstealable Bicycle: the answer to all our problems!

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 28 August 2014

There are so many positive aspects to cycling: it’s a great way to combine travel and exercise, you can avoid being crammed up with other people during your morning commute, less cars mean less emissions and also it’s simply pretty cool.

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Pin this brooch to wear a piece of literature you’ve enjoyed reading

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 27 August 2014

You can now wear a piece of literature you’ve enjoyed reading, thanks to the crafty hands of London-based artist Sarah of House of Ismay. She has created decorative pins made from reclaimed wood covered with the worn out pages from many classic books. Each handmade brooch features the name of an important character or a well-known excerpt and quote, and they are then paired with relevant shapes.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: this incredibly versatile sofa bed

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 27 August 2014

At first glance, the Sosia doesn’t look like much at all. In fact, it looks just like a small screen you’d use to separate a room. But dig a little deeper and you’ll see that this is no ordinary room divider. In fact, the Sosia’s main function is actually a sofa.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: an entire room in a single box

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 August 2014

Convenience is an understatement when it comes to the room-in-a-box. A German design and furniture company came up with this brilliant concept, including a whole room’s worth of furniture in a box that only measures 90 x 120 centimetres. No tools are needed in the process of turning this box into a room, and assembly takes less than 10 minutes!

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This bathroom set is made out of Belgian chocolate and will cost you $133,000!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

This bathroom set would make Willy Wonka proud. Inspired by millions of Google searches for ‘bathroom sweets’ (a misspelling of ‘suite’), UK-based chocolate company, Choccywoccydoodah, partnered up with Bathrooms.com to fill that demand quite literally.

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These products are specially designed to make them unusable

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

A good product designer should develop products that contribute to our lives, helping us as we try to make the best of it. At least, this is what I think so I am puzzled with product designers whose creations leave me scratching my head. Are they laughing at my expense? Take the case of Katerina Kamprani, an Athens-based architect and 3D modeller who, I am guessing, has an unique sense of humour.

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The world’s most advanced expedition vehicle can scale 45-degree slopes and deploy its own drones

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 21 August 2014

Back in the day, families travelled in four-door vans, sometimes, if they were lucky, they got to stay in caravans. But over the years, the RV has had huge popularity. But the KiraVan is so huge, it eats family RVs for breakfast! This is the world’s most advanced expedition vehicle which was created by a team of engineers, scientists and artists.

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Artists give NYC restaurant choking posters a very creative makeover

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 21 August 2014

In New York, restaurants are required by law to post instructions on the wall on how to save someone from choking. These posters designed by Steve Duenes, while clear to understand, sometimes get just a little too boring for some eateries.

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Artists have created an entire wall made from flavourful jelly

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Your childhood dreams have come true! Here is an entire wall made out of jelly. Designed by artists Lisa Hein and Robert Seng, this creative duo took three whole weeks to construct this wall, with every little bit of the construction performed on-site. And as construction continues on top, lower layers decay and melt out […]

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This baby wombat became the subject of a Photoshop battle on Reddit and the results were hilarious

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By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Strike one up for the Reddit community. They got a hold of this sweet, innocent baby wombat and subjected it to a torrent of Photoshop wickedness, trying to outdo each other with their outrageous reinterpretations of the little fella’s character. Personally, we love the Keanu and the Star Wars ones in particular, but most of […]

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Amazing modular furniture made from wood and molten metal

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Friday 15 August 2014

These incredible fusions of aluminium and wood are the work of Israeli artist Hilla Shamia. The one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture are created by pouring molten aluminum over wooden logs, allowing the liquid metal to seep into every crack.

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The world’s coolest bike is this homemade Raptor Tricycle

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 14 August 2014

Markus Moestue has created a bike that’s got enormous appeal! It’s called the Raptor Bicycle, but technically it’s a tricycle with three wheels carrying Moestue along the city streets of his native Norway. Each time he peddles, this raptor appears to be stomping along-a design so flawless you have to see to believe.

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