These naughty necklaces have figurines diving into women’s cleavages

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

Hate to break it to you but, these figurines get more action than you! In 2012, Japanese designer Takayuki Fukusawa started his own design firm, EkoD Works, with one goal in mind: to fill the world with humorous art and design. And with his series of provocative but hilarious necklaces, ‘Tanima Diver’, the world certainly […]

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This designer created the sweetest resume he could give to prospective employers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 25 July 2014

Now that’s one way to court a potential employer! Design student Matthew Hirsch took the iconic Hershey’s Chocolate packaging and put in some personal touches, turning it into a delectable resume for his potential employers to drool over.

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This clock tells the time through a ballerina doing different poses

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Why spend so much money on tickets to see a ballet recital, when you can just stare at your wall clock all day? German designer Meike Harde incorporated beauty and elegance onto an ordinary wall clock by replacing the hands with a tiny ballerina. Called ‘Time Is Dancing’, the ballerina serves as the clock’s hands, with her upper body as the hour hand, and one of her legs as the minute hand.

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These LEGO sculptures show us that superheroes are bums too

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Superheroes are humans too, you know. Just like you and me. They eat, they sleep, they get hurt, and occasionally, they tend to become useless, good for nothings with no direction in life. ‘Couch Potatoes’ is a series by Pixar director Angus MacLane, wherein he imagines our favorite pop-culture characters to be nothing more than your average bum. He uses LEGO blocks to recreate superheroes like Batman, Iron Man, RoboCop, and Optimus Prime, all enjoying a box of pizza or a glass of beer.

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These condoms bring out the geeky side of practicing safe sex

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 16 July 2014

‘Safety First’ is a series by Melbourne-based graphic designer ‘Kode Logic’, wherein he uses geeky taglines and quotes as witty slogans for condoms. By using TV shows and comic book references, he hopes to tug on the geeky heart strings of people and get them to use condoms more often. For instance, he takes the […]

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You’ll want to use your cutting board more often with these adorable woodburned designs on them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 15 July 2014

If you can’t take the whimsy, get out of the kitchen! Japanese artist Tomomichi Suzuki turns your ordinary cutting board into a canvas full of fantastical characters and landscapes through woodburning. He uses a pyrographic pen to etch various designs onto the wood, making the kitchen item an art work in itself.

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If the Game of Thrones’ houses joined the football World Cup, their uniforms would look like this

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 3 July 2014

World Cup fever is on – and it has spread to the violent and bloody realm of Westeros! Spanish designer Nerea Palacios designed World Cup uniforms for each of the houses that exist in the beloved George R.R. Martin series, ‘Game of Thrones’.

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Yes, this really is a taxidermy chicken lamp

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 3 July 2014

I must say, this lamp concept is quite eggstreme. Artist Sebastian Errazuriz, who is known for eccentric but functional design pieces such as the ‘Duck Lamp’, has created another item that will surely ruffle a few feathers. Introducing the ‘Chicken Lamp’, a functional sculpture that uses a taxidermy chicken as a light source.

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This interactive lamp simulates a thunderstorm in your living room

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 2 July 2014

‘Cloud’ is an interactive lamp created by designer Richard Clarkson, wherein at a touch of a button, the device brings in a thunderstorm right in your living room. Made to look like a cumulus cloud, the lamp simulates the rapid flashes of lightning and the deafening sound of thunder, turning the ordinary fixture into an entertainment device.

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Dream come true: your very own pepperoni pizza bed set

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 24 June 2014

After a long day’s work, you can look forward to lying down on a delicious spread of tomato sauce and cheese topped with pepperonis. Now that’s what I call sleeping in comfort (food)! Artist Claire Manganiello’s ‘Pizza Bed’ includes: pillows that look like crust, sheets that look like tomato sauce, and a comforter that looks like pepperoni and cheese. Just add yourself to make the pizza warm and steamy.

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Kids with mouths for eyes will haunt your dreams

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Ok, I think that’s enough internet for one day. Non-profit Innocence in Danger and ad agency Publicis Frankfurt collaborated on a series of ads that seek to disturb (obviously, an understatement) the way parents monitor their kid’s internet habits. The images show a boy and a girl, both in shock from what they are seeing. […]

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Inspiration pad: a notebook that’s meant to boost creativity

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Are your creative juices not flowing? Maybe you need to think outside the box – or think outside the lines, rather. Marc Thomasset of Brussels-based design firm ‘TM’ created a notebook that’s pretty unconventional. Rather than having typical lines of an average notebook, the 28-page ‘Inspiration Pad’ has swirls, 3D lines, and geometric shapes. The […]

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This billboard displays personal messages from people! We interviewed the curator behind it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 13 June 2014

The Last Billboard’ is an ongoing project by curator Jon Rubin and designer Pablo Garcia, wherein each month they choose a person who gets to place any message they want on a 36-foot long rooftop billboard in Pittsburgh. In this exclusive interview with Rubin, we ask him how the quirky project began and how people have reacted so far to the messages. [read our original post about The Last Billboard here.]

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Just Pug It and support animals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 6 June 2014

Could this be the feel-good campaign of the month? Meet the Pugs, a self-professed group of creatives who love pugs, are now running an appeal on IndieGoGo to get other people to show their love for pugs by pledging funds for making and wearing a special t-shirt that comes with a pug’s face printed on […]

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Science explains what causes the smell of new and old books

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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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