Interview with Aussie visual artist and graphic designer Nikki Flux

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 29 July 2015

To say Nikki Flux has ‘made it’ is an understatement. This Aussie visual artist and graphic designer recently won the MIMCO Design Project with her State of Flux bag concept.

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Food as cute bookmarks will make you hungry for literature

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Here’s a slice of pizza that won’t leave stains on the pages of your book. Francesca of ‘Inspirational Gecko’ creates felt bookmarks that look like tiny food slices.

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Tough new money clip protects your cash AND keeps your eyes happy

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By Patrick Effeney in New Products on Tuesday 28 July 2015

The wallet of the future. Okay, that might be going a bit far, but this new bit of kit from Sydney designers Dosh, called the Dosh Alloy, certainly ticks a lot of boxes for those who like to keep money safe and not have a massive bulge in your pocket (if you know what I mean!).

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These lamps look more like see-through boxes full of milk

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 24 July 2015

Kazakhstan-based designer Nissa Kinjalina has created a clever lamp that doubles as an illusion reminiscent of 2D drawings.

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Clever shower curtain will stab you if you take too long

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 24 July 2015

How to make sure your roommate doesn’t take too long in the shower? You have them stabbed, but in a gentle manner, of course. Six years ago, London-based artist Elisabeth Buecher created a clever contraption that kicks you out of the shower using plastic spikes.

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Put rainbows in your home with this Nyan Cat paint roller

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 23 July 2015

In celebration of same-sex marriage legalization all over the US, hobbyist Antzy Carmasaic decided that it wasn’t enough to turn his Facebook profile picture into a rainbow – he had to include everything else as well!

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Japanese blacksmith creates knives that look more like adorable whales

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 18 July 2015

You’re going to have a whale of a time sharpening pencils and cutting stuff when you have these knives. Japanese blacksmith Toru Yamashita has created a collection of knives that look like different species of whale.

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BarkMan: The Batman suit that’s made out of tree bark

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 16 July 2015

I suppose now you can call him, The Bark Knight. French artist Christophe Guinet, aka ‘Mr. Plant’, has given Bruce Wayne’s iconic Batsuit an organic twist by making it out of tree bark.

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These superhero bookends will save your books from taking a nasty fall

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 14 July 2015

Israel-based design studio ‘Artori Design’ has come up with a series of bookends that are absolutely super in making sure your books are always safe and organized.

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Wearing these rings look like you have tiny animals on your fingers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 14 July 2015

In his ‘Animal Cling Rings’ collection, self-taught designer Jiro Miura makes it look like cute little animal critters are wrapping themselves up cosily around your fingers.

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Organise your clothes with this airplane hanger in tribute of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 9 July 2015

You can hang your clothes on regular hangers in the wardrobe, or, you can splash out and hang them on this airplane hanger by Kolja Clemens.

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Here’s a chair made out of tofu… because why the hell not?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 4 July 2015

We finally found out what tofu is good for! I’m kidding, tofu is delicious, but it’s not being eaten by designer Leonardo Talarico. It’s being made into a comfy (that’s questionable) chair.

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Brand new car gets witty camouflage to keep it from being stolen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

When one guy got himself a brand new car, he wanted it to be absolutely theft-proof. But rather than installing fancy security systems, he came up with a cheaper alternative: he covered it in rust.

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If Tim Burton’s Batmobile were made into a badass motorbike

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 26 June 2015

We’ve found Batman, and apparently, he’s in Poland. Game Over Cycles, a shop that specializes in customizing motorbikes, has built a trike inspired by the Batmobile from the Tim Burton films ‘Batman’ and ‘Batman Returns’.

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Fund this Kickstarter campaign to get an awesome 8-in-1 kids bike

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 26 June 2015

Got kids? Then you’ll probably want the LegGo bike. This fun bike means your child can ride the same bike from when they’re 8 months old to when they’re six years old. And it’s all because of a very unique design that allows you to disassemble the bike as your child grows.

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