Light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne

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By Marcus Byrne in New Design on Monday 30 September 2013

I recently completed a project combining my love of typography and my fascination with 3D printing. The experiment was a project that turned hand waving gestures into a 3D object. It started as a simple idea to make one light streak character into a 3D object, then I decided to take it further and develop a full working font suite to give away free.

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Stunning Halo Lamp by Antoni Arola

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 26 September 2013

Walking into a large hall of these lamps feels like standing under the night sky as UFOs hover above. This Nimba suspended light is perfectly elegant, soft, and modern. Designed by Antoni Arola to resemble a halo, the light fixture gives off a luminous white light. The lamp is ‘like the nimbus or aureole of holy images, which […]

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Stormy lampshade: bring the outdoors inside

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Wednesday 3 July 2013

The recent fashion trend of wearing strangely photographic patterns such as galaxy and cloudy sky prints is kind of tacky yet awesome. This stormy sky lampshade is the more sophisticated version of the trend I’ve seen yet. It’s all the cool of clean design mixed with the splendor of storm clouds beginning to brew. Designed by Young and Battaglia, this handmade […]

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Infographic tells every detail about Benedict Cumberbatch

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Thursday 27 June 2013

How much do you love Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, some people are just crazy for him and spend their time making infographics to document his life. Whether it was Sherlock Holmes or Star Trek, he obviously seems to have picked up some extremely loyal fans somewhere along the way.

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Futuristic vehicle design: the mastermind behind Tron and Oblivion

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By Mathew Ingham in Tech on Thursday 13 June 2013

If anyone was wondering who created the beautiful Bubble Ship and Drones in the recent Tom Cruise hit, Oblivion, here’s your answer. Daniel Simon, senior designer at Bugatti and Volkswagen, has shown his talents in the film industry before with the design of the motorcycles in Tron. Now, after working with an A-list clientele including […]

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Amazing illegally produced movie posters

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Thursday 9 May 2013

In most theaters, you can expect to see the same, mass-produced movie posters. They don’t vary at all because essentialy they’re carrying the movie’s brand. But in some countries that lack the money for the legal rights to the movies brand, custom illustrated posters still flourish. Check out these illegally produced movie posters from foreign countries. The artists […]

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Download this fabulous FM Radio for free

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 9 May 2013

Like what you see? Go ahead, just download it for free. I love this new trend of free download for product designs. Now, even cool electronics have entered the realm of DIY arts and crafts. If you have access to a laser cutter and some extra materials lying around, then you can make this. And you can […]

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Cute tea package: your cup is a hot tub

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Wednesday 8 May 2013

This is the cutest tea packaging I’ve ever seen. These little characters are designed by WDARU to fit in a normal sized tea cup to hold your tea bag in place. Let these friends take a relaxing bath while you enjoy a nice cup of hot tea. There’s a school bus version, a business man set, and even […]

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Minimalist science posters by Kapil Bhagat

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Kapil Bhagat created a whole series of these fantastic minimalist scientist posters for India’s National Science Day. Less is more, especially when it comes to poster design. But the key to keeping a minimalist poster from being boring is creating a little joke or pun. The “aha!” moment is when people fall in love with the design and Bhagat […]

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JEAHNA: This light folds up like a tent

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Monday 6 May 2013

This stylish light fixture literally folds up into a little bag just like a tent. JEAHNA is all the nostalgia of tent camping repackaged as a gorgeous light for your house or gallery. The lightweight, nylon constructed lamp comes in three different sizes ranging form 1.5 to 5.5 metres in diameter. Designed as a collaboration between Johan Carpner, Alexander […]

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Bit Hotel in Barcelona: an illustrated hotel

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Thursday 25 April 2013

The Bit Hotel in Barcelona looks like a huge mob of children were let loose in its halls with colored pencils. These lovely little wall illustrations were created by Dopludό Collective. They feel so whimsical and friendly. But don’t stop and stare at the little scribbles for too long or you’ll notice that they’re actually […]

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Download this Russian bar and install at your place

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By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Wednesday 17 April 2013

The design for APTEK Bar is fantastic: everything is so clean and unfinished; the tables and barstools fit perfectly together. And not only is the design great, but the original design files from Lesha Galkin and Dopludo Collective are literally being given away. Download a copy and bring the bar home today.

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Like Butter: the smoothest blend of art and industrial design

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By Ainslie Wills in New Design on Wednesday 10 April 2013

She, a sculptor and he, an industrial designer but these titles do not give the breadth of artistry that the Like Butter team comprise. Their aesthetic is unique, simple, practical and is therefore very desirable.

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24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer info graphic

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By Alicia Thompson in New Design on Saturday 6 April 2013

I found this info graphic with some very interesting things about beer, facts that I believe everybody should know. The craziest? The first professional brewers were all women. Amazing, but also pretty awesome.

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Buy a cardboard bedroom of office from Karton

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By Stuart Chapman in New Eco on Friday 22 March 2013

I’m a big fan of what Karton are doing creatively in regards to environmentally friendly design: 100% recyclable and flexible ingenuity. I particularly appreciate the decorative feature options for the home or office, including various animal trophies. Available exclusively online, Karton keeps things easy and fun and adds something unique to the space you live […]

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