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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 Coconut Lamps create mesmerising light art for the home

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By Vainius K in New Design on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius creates lamps out of coconuts that not only look like a piece of jewelry, but also shine amazing light art on the surrounding walls.

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These whimsical fairytale book covers will take you into another dimension

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 5 May 2015

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but if the cover looks anything like the ones designed by Latvian artist Aniko Koleshnikova, you’re bound to be a little judgey. After all, how could you stop yourself from wanting to read what’s inside after gazing at these whimsical designs?

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These USB sticks look like game consoles and other gadgets from your childhood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 5 May 2015

You can now carry around a piece of your childhood in your pocket with these retro USB sticks by Bucharest, Romania-based artist Andrei Lacatusu. The collection, called ‘Memories Stick’, features conceptual USB storage drives made to look like the gadgets of old – from the handheld brick game console, to an SNES cartridge, to the cassette tape.

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Cat owner pays $35,000 to turn his home into an indoor garden oasis

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Thought your cat tower was badass? Check out this entire home decked out to please a cat. Well, 18 cats. Yup, one cat-obsessed owner is master of 18 cats and spent $35,000 on renovations to turn every room into a kitty paradise. These cats have everything now: high beams, staircases, cat beds, towering scratch posts, and a koi pond.

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Say goodbye to linoleum and grab a 3D liquid floor for the home

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 4 May 2015

If you’re tired of boring kitchen linoleum and grown out of the tiles in the bathroom, you should definitely look into grabbing 3D liquid floors for your home. These incredible floor designs make you think you’re in a tropical paradise all year round.

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This adorable power bank looks like a carton of apple juice

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 4 May 2015

Never run out of juice again. This is the incredibly cute ‘100% Energy Apple Juice Power Pack’. It’s designed to look like a child’s apple-flavoured sentient juice box, minus the sugar and preservatives. Inside its adorable packaging is a 5,200mAH battery that has two to three servings of energy, perfect for getting your phone through […]

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Disturbing selfie arm makes it look like your love life exists in photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 30 April 2015

A phone accessory that gives you a hand with taking photos, literally. The Selfie Arm is a selfie stick that’s made to look like a human arm, giving the illusion of someone holding your hand as you snap a photo.

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This steampunk motorcycle is powered by a real steam engine

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 30 April 2015

Revatu Customs has created a custom steampunk bike that operates on steam power.

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A new sex toy has been designed to contain your partner’s ashes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 30 April 2015

None of us like to think about our partner dying. But if it happens while we’re still around, it’d be nice to remember them in a way that’ll put a smile on your face. Mark Sturkenboom’s 21 Grams memory box allows ‘a widow to go back to the intimate memories of a lost beloved one’ by stuffing your partner’s ashes inside.

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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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