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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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Billboard with messages from individuals

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

This is so cool. Every month, an individual is invited to use a 36-ft long rooftop billboard on the corner of Highland and Baum in Pittsburgh to announce any message they like. Pablo Garcia and Jon Rubin are the designers behind the billboard, while the curative eye of Jon Rubin Billboard guides the project. The […]

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Science explains what causes the smell of new and old books

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

One surefire way to know you love books: you sneak around bookstores and bury your nose in every book you can find, taking in the sweet, heavenly aroma of their pages. But have you ever asked yourself the mysterious and dumbfounding question, ‘what causes the addicting scent of books?’

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The book lover’s throne that fits 300 books! We interviewed the designers who made it

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

Bask in the glory of your massive book collection with the ‘Bibliochaise’, a throne that has a built-in bookshelf that can store as much as 300 books. It’s the throne every book worm has always dreamed of. In this exclusive interview, the creators of the ‘Bibliochaise’, Nobody&Co, talk about the inspiration behind it and how […]

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Manly: weasels, ferrets, and stoats as beards

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

Think your scruffy beard is pretty manly, eh? Get a load of these guys! As part of Schick New Zealand’s ‘Free Your Skin’ campaign, Sydney-based image production studio Electric Art created these photo manipulations of men having weasels, stouts, and ferrets as beards.

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The digital evolution of an Egyptian city by AO Studio

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 3 June 2014

I’m always fascinated by how digital art can completely transform a landscape, so when I found work from AO Studio, I was pretty amazed. Here is the evolution of an Egyptian city through photo stitching and digital manipulation. While the end result is quite impressive, seeing the entire process makes it even more inspiring. Can […]

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A portable folding napkin table makes for close but awkward dates

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 2 June 2014

It’s time to take ‘getting to know you’ to whole ‘nother level by using this portable napkin table. Developed by graduate students from the Tunghai University in Taiwan, the portable dining table is strapped around the necks of two diners, stretching the napkin into a flat surface where they could place plates, cups, and utensils. There’s also small pockets that secure the utensils and serve as cup holders. With this nifty device, your hot date will get attached to you in no time – like literally!

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Try making your way out of this glass labyrinth

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 30 May 2014

Robert Morris has created an incredible outdoor sculpture that ‘takes form of a navigable, glass-walled labyrinth’. This installation was unveiled at the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art says it ‘transcends time and space to remind us of the power of deeply felt archetypes. In form and […]

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The world’s largest Lego tower was just built in Budapest

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 30 May 2014

If you’re into Lego and you’re into towers and you’re into breaking records, this article’s for you. This week there was a record broken in Budapest for the world’s largest Lego tower. It’s been ‘certified as the world’s tallest toy brick structure by Guinness World Records’ and comes in at a staggering 34.76 metres.

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I Tradizionali, the cookbook you can tattoo on yourself: we interviewed the creators

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 29 May 2014

Italian designers Sarah Richiuso and Marina Cinciripini came up with the perfect – and badass – way to save your cookbooks from getting stained or dripped on: just tattoo the recipes on your arm. Enter ‘I Tradizionali‘, a collection of temporary tattoos that contain delicious Italian cuisine recipes.

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Porn empire asks porn lovers to create porn ads

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Pornhub recently launched a crowdsourced campaign to ‘find ideas for its first ad campaign, with the winner grabbing a temporary spot as creative director’ in the Pornhub offices. The contest ended in April and the company put forward a collection of work from 15 finalists that are both good, bad and ugly. Who knew a porn company as popular as Pornhub even needed advertising?

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A short history of photographic cameras before they went digital

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Before the mobile phone had its own fancy camera, there were clunky digital cameras. And before clunky digital cameras were these beauties! It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when digital cameras were just a futuristic dream and we all had to rely on photo shops to develop our film (remember film?). […]

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Why don’t you own a bike table yet?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Brooklyn-based artist Tyagi Schwartz designed this table that’s made with a vintage bicycle and topped with panels of rustic wood. While the bike doesn’t function as a bicycle anymore, imagine the excitement of wheeling this beauty out into the backyard during a get-together. It automatically scores you cool points.

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This origami rowboat folds up in seconds flat

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve always wanted to own a rowboat but just don’t have enough room to fit one in the garage, perhaps you can fit this rowboat in your closet instead. It’s called the Maarno Origami Rowboat and it’s about as compact as a fully functioning boat can get. It was designed by Max Frommeld and […]

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You can now build your own Helicarrier. But you’ll need 22,000 LEGO pieces.

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 26 May 2014

No, you won’t need an eye patch to be the commander and top honcho of your very own Helicarrier. What you’ll do need are 22,649 LEGO bricks, a lot of money to buy those bricks, time to kill, lots of patience, and a place to store that massive 85-inch floating LEGO fortress. LEGO Ideas user […]

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In the market for a, umm, pooping dog lamp?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 26 May 2014

Most of us try to avoid doggie doo-doo, but then there are others, like artist Whatshisname, that make it into art. Not literally, thank goodness. Born in Poland and now based in London, this artist gets quite crafty with his lamp creations, though not everyone is a fan. His lamp series ‘Good Boy’ was banned […]

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