This innovative flower pot can be rolled to follow the sunlight

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 3 September 2014

It only took us a few thousand years to create the efficient flower pot design. Inspired by how sunflowers follow the sunlight, Barcelona-based industrial design company, ‘Studio BAG Disseny’, created a flower pot that can roll to face the direction of the sun, giving plants a more efficient way to grow.

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This lamp disguises itself as a giant pencil

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 August 2014

At first glance you might be fooled into thinking that there’s a giant pencil scribbling away at the room’s flooring. But at the flick of a switch, it immediately reveals its true nature: it’s just a lamp! The HB Lamp creates the illusion of a giant pencil with its power cord posing as the lines […]

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These ads about recycling tell litterbugs what they really are

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 August 2014

If asking nicely won’t work on litterbugs, maybe name-calling would help them clean up their acts! ‘LiveGreen Toronto’ is currently trying that approach with a series of ads that uses the very garbage these litterbugs throw out to hurl insults, hoping that they’d feel bad enough to have a change of heart.

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This bathroom set is made out of Belgian chocolate and will cost you $133,000!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

This bathroom set would make Willy Wonka proud. Inspired by millions of Google searches for ‘bathroom sweets’ (a misspelling of ‘suite’), UK-based chocolate company, Choccywoccydoodah, partnered up with Bathrooms.com to fill that demand quite literally.

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Bubble wrap with goldfish in them will have you thinking twice before popping them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 14 August 2014

Everyone loves popping bubble wraps. It’s addicting and therapeutic. But would you still pop them if they had innocent goldfish swimming about inside? Inspired by goldfish swimming in a bowl, Tokyo-based designer Daisuke Akiyama decided to turn the packaging material into a little experiment. He printed tiny goldfish (read: not really alive) in each air pocket, making it look like hundreds of goldfish are swimming about in the rolls of bubble wrap.

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Yes, this is (possibly) the most interesting deck of cards ever made

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By Scott Perry in New Products on Wednesday 13 August 2014

The Black Book Manifesto, the latest deck currently running on Kickstarter, is a typographic deck of playing cards that takes playing card design to the extreme. The deck is made up of 54 completely unique card designs where the court cards are typographic portraits and the number cards are created by hypnotic expanding lines of text.

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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Delicious double flavored toothpicks by Phood Station

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By Lost At E Minor in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Now here is something we didn’t see coming, the double flavoured toothpick. Developed by Montreal-based cuisine company Phood Station, the Castor Double Flavoured Toothpick blows all all previous flavoured toothpicks out of the water with it’s intense natural flavours and not a hint of artificiality to be seen.

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Brian Eno and Karl Hyd team-up to create the next generation of album art

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By Maggie Buchmann in Tech on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde aren’t strangers to the marriage between music and stunning visuals. For their recent collaborative album Someday World, they took that union one step further by teaming up with creative studio Toby and Pete, as well as technology and interactive guru Lukasz Karluk.

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Brewing tea in this pot is like watching a 3D movie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Part sculpture, part tea pot, Sorapot 2 will change the way you perform your daily tea ceremony. Instead of uneventfully dumping your tea leaves and waiting for it to brew, the Sorapot 2’s glass chamber lets you see the tea leaves unfold right before your eyes.

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PepsiCo’s logo recreated using its very own products for typefaces

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 2 August 2014

That logo looks really appetizing! ‘Or not’, said the Coca-Cola fan. French graphic designer Patrick Garbit took eight of PepsiCo’s food products and turned them into the very letters of their company’s logo. He used Pepsi to spell out the letter ‘P’, Doritos and Lays to make the letter ‘E’, Gatorade for the letter ‘P’, […]

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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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