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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 bed makes sure you always have a night sky to gaze into

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 10 February 2014

Away with the bugs and inconvenience of camping – here’s a bed that will have you feeling like you’re out camping every night of the week, all in the comfort of your own home. Created by Russian designer Natalia Rumyantseva, the Cosmos Bed is a partially open bed that resembles an egg or a capsule, but with a few hi-tech extras. It comes with an audio system so you can play calm, relaxing music as you drift off to dreamland.

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Braun design gets graphic in this series of images

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 8 February 2014

Braun gets graphic in this new series of commissioned poster designs and 60s Braun products in its Systems exhibition. Thirty-four ‘leading graphic designers and studios were invited to produce a poster design on the theme of Braun systems design.’ From ‘repetition and development’ to ‘nostalgia and critique,’ the response this project received is quite amazing and offers just a ‘snapshot of the international graphic design scene.’

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Mini buildings will organize your files and pencils

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 8 February 2014

Created for the TWDW Taiwan designers’ week in 2013, the ‘bitplay ARCHI Classic Series’ is composed of file holders and pen cups inspired by the ornate Baroque style of the Tainan Xinhua street house. The architectural desk organizers, made from ABS plastic, were a product of a collaboration between designers Hsunli Huang and Huang Xun […]

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An inkless pen that can probably write forever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 7 February 2014

Italian firm Pininfarina known for their craftsmanship in designing Ferraris and other drool-worthy cars, has just created a pen that will write on and on and on and on… Introduced at Paperworld, a trade fair for stationeries and writing materials in Frankfurt, the ‘4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano’ is like the Ferrari of pens with its sleek look and innovative materials, aluminum and wood.

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This book will make you feel the protagonist’s pain

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 7 February 2014

This is what happens when MIT academics have too much time on their hands! These researchers have developed a wearable device that, ‘when attached to the body, changes the bearer’s physical characteristics’. Meaning, you can actually feel the excitement, desires and sympathies of the protagonist.

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Colourful and cosmic 3D tattoos by artist Sasha Unisex

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 6 February 2014

If you really want a unique tattoo, you’re going to have to head on over to St. Petersburg and find tattoo artist Sasha Unisex. The artist creates beautiful and unique artworks that look more like paintings than tattoos. What sets her apart from other tattoo artists is her style, in which she draws in shapes, contrasts, and shades, rather than the popular bold outlines you see in many of today’s tats.

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Interview with Chris Dimino: the designer of the Waffle Iron Typewriter

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 6 February 2014

Designer Chris Dimino astounded us all with his ability to turn useless old items into wacky, re-purposed inventions. We got to talk to Chris and pick his thoughts on his design process, where he gets inspiration, and new designs from his drawing board. [read our original post on the Waffle Iron Typewriter]

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London Tube stations renamed as coffee stops

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Chris Ward, who authored a book on how people can navigate life without working an office job, has a hobby project, the London ‘Coffee Stops’ tube map, where he renames these subway stations after the best coffee stops in the area. In the pipeline are plans for a limited print-run of 250 for charity.

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Insulting magnets to help you express your road rage

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 5 February 2014

While most of us would wish bad karma on drivers who do sloppy parking jobs, we all know that ill will is not the answer. But sending them humiliating and insulting magnets is! Do Your Park is a set of magnets that contain insults and illustrations geared towards moronic drivers with bad parking skills. A $12 pack contains 10 magnets, each with a different set of insults and quips.

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Ultra realistic ceramic sculptures that look like wood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Despite the cracks in the wood, the apparent decay, and the growth of moss, would you believe these aren’t pieces of lumber, but rather ceramics? Artist Christopher David White uses clay as his material in making deceptive sculptures that are simply mind-boggling. Works like ‘Asphyxia’ (the human head) and ‘Cycle of Decay’ (the wooden hand) […]

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For designers only: Poker cards redesigned with CMYK

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 3 February 2014

The CYMK Playing Cards takes a traditional deck of playing cards and switches the suits for the print ink colors of cyan, magenta, yellow and black while swapping the numbers on each card with varying intensity of each colour. ‘The cards are just as useful as traditional printed styles, AND perhaps most importantly, all niche […]

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Yes, that’s right: an entire alphabet dedicated to Beyonce

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 1 February 2014

Beyonce is everywhere, I tell ya’. Even in the alphabet! ‘The ABCs of Beyonce’ is a series of illustrations in which Queen Bey is used as the main font for the letters of the alphabet. Illustrator Vivian Loh used the iconic singer/actress/mother/wife/goddess for inspiration in her class project, where she had to re-imagine the alphabet.

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Children’s books geared towards the 20-something crowd

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 January 2014

Remember those sweet books your parents used to read you before bed? One fish, two fish; Where the wild things are; Oh, the places you’ll go – all those dream-like titles that gave you the warm and fuzzies. And then remember when you reached your twenties? Well, College Humor staffer Will Stephen compiled these brilliant illustrations by Nathan Yaffe, retitling our most beloved books. Check them out and try your hardest not to relate to these new titles, but chances are you will!

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These Valentine’s cards will awkwardly say ‘I love you’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 January 2014

There’s a really cool illustrator out there and her name is Emily McDowell. ‘Chronicling the human condition since 1976′, McDowell is now creating the perfect Valentine’s Day cards to hand to your partner or crush, to let them know just how much you love them, in all the awkward ways. Some of the best declarations […]

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This clever ad campaign shines a light on single mothers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 January 2014

A very clever ad campaign for Woodgreen Community Service in Toronto is becoming viral on the web, all thanks to their eye-catching tabloid-like posters. But instead of seeing glitzy glam celebs on these tabloids, we’re faced with other images, such as struggling single mothers, the unemployed and even the elderly coming to terms with having […]

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