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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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Apps as charms for your bracelet: could this be a thing?

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Design on Friday 2 May 2014

Hardware startup Mighty Cast have come up with the NEX band – a unisex bracelet for which customers will be able to purchase apps, in the shape of snap-on ‘mods’ that have a specific function, say tracking your activity or blinking when your friends are nearby. The NEX band is not yet available on sale […]

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Behold: A throne that’s also a book shelf for 300 books!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 1 May 2014

You know how the Game of Thrones’ coveted Iron Throne was forged out of thousands of swords? Well the ‘Bibliochaise’ is kinda like that. It’s both a seat of power and was forged by combining hundreds of books – 300 to be exact – making it the throne of choice for book lovers everywhere.

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An umbrella with a cup attached to it to catch water drops

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 30 April 2014

Umbrellas seem like one of those inventions that have reached their evolutionary limit. Meaning to say, you can’t improve upon it anymore. You can change its aesthetics, but functionality-wise, it has achieved its full limit. Kinda like a pizza cutter or a bottle opener. But Italian designer Alessandro Busana has found a tiny crack in […]

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Self-cleaning cars might be an actual thing

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 29 April 2014

So Nissan is testing a paint on their cars that uses ‘super-hydrophobic and oleophobic’ paint that repels water and oils. That means that we could be driving around in as-new cars for the rest of our lives! No more cash washes! Nissan is testing the paint at the moment to see how it performs, and […]

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Old school technology recreated in LEGO blocks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 29 April 2014

If you have fond memories of these devices – except for the Instagram camera – chances are, you’re getting old! Artist and designer Chris McVeigh created LEGO recreations of outdated technology like analog phones, boxy TV sets, and phased out video game consoles.

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How to live well? Through these famous quotes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 28 April 2014

We know famous people say some pretty ridiculous things these days, but step back a few years (or centuries) to when wisdom was valued over celebrity and you’ll find a number of timeless quotes on how to live well. Illustrator Lisa Congdon has put together these quotes – as well as the most colorful pictures […]

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Forget 3D, these 2D flat-sheet jewelry pieces are simply gorgeous

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 28 April 2014

Taiwan-based jewelry brand Moorigin makes the coolest flat-sheet jewelry — neck pendants, earrings and brooches — with nature and geometric designs that are so minimal, it’s too achingly painful to look at these, and then want every single piece of them.

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Music album covers, painted on people’s faces

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 28 April 2014

London-based makeup artist and ‘skin decorator’ (what a way to put it) Natalie Sharp recently paid homage to Record Store Day with her excellent paint work of record album covers on human faces. Obviously, it goes without saying that Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures is perfectly replicated with the help of the model’s pointedly pokerfaced gaze.

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Ad agency creates bald cartoons to promote cancer awareness

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 28 April 2014

To help support kids with cancer (and because it’s Cancer Awareness Month in Brazil), ad agency Ogilvy Brazil created a campaign that features famous cartoon characters with all their heads shaved. The campaign was created for GRAACC, a children’s cancer hospital in Brazil, and also to ‘reduce some of the stigma that children feel about […]

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Stunning portraits of the world’s oldest living flora

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 April 2014

Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman has traveled everywhere in the world in the last decade to shoot the world’s oldest living organisms, such as 5,500-year-old Antarctica moss and 3,000-year-old Chilean dessert plants, the La Llareta. Sadly, the underground forest in the South African city of Pretoria has since met its demise after 13,000 long years of […]

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CATable: a table that doubles as a cat playground

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 24 April 2014

Can’t bear parting with your cat while you slave away at work? Well then, introducing the ‘CATable’, a table that doubles as a feline playground. With this table, you can work while your cat sneaks in and out of the table’s tunnels.

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The stapler we’ve all been waiting for

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 24 April 2014

The world is now a better place, thanks to inventor Kenneth Rubi’s simple but clever invention, the Align Stapler. Think of it as the stapler that can go where no stapler has gone before. While a regular stapler’s reach is limited by its length, Align can separate itself from its base, allowing it to maneuver […]

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A poster that cookie-lovers will enjoy

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Design on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Mmmm…who doesn’t loooove cookies?! SweeTooth Design, a California-based agency, has created a very important poster that every kitchen wall needs: the ‘Genesis of Cookies’. This poster illustrates the history and origins of the 30 most famous cookies we’ve all grown to appreciate. ‘Genesis Of Cookies’ feeds you with some interesting cookie facts. For example, did […]

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BMW designs the new subway cars of Kuala Lumpur

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 22 April 2014

BMW’s ‘the ultimate driving machine‘ slogan has been put to the test in new subway cars for Kuala Lumpur. Klang Valley, part of Kuala Lumpur’s capital, is building a three-line metro system that hopes to double its transit ridership within the next few years. The cars feature a blue LED lighting scheme, including under the […]

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Super cool fixtures and furniture by Buster + Punch

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 21 April 2014

What started in a small garage in has now blossomed into a company employing 30 people across their offices in London and Stockholm. With co-founder Massimo Buster Minale at the helm, ‘Buster + Punch’ creates beautiful and elegant fixtures and furniture with a dark aesthetic. Take for example their lighting collection called ‘HOOKED’. Named after […]

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