Eye-catching lights made from tonic water, test tubes and UV LEDs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 21 April 2015

In the market for new lighting but want it to stand out from the crowd? Architect, designer and photographer Gonzalez Garrido has created this lighting set from just test tubes, tonic water and UV LEDs.

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A Japanese airline will paint one of its airplanes to look like R2-D2

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 20 April 2015

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has announced that one of their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be painted to look like everyone’s favourite droid: R2-D2 (sorry, C3PO). With plans of expanding to new markets and destinations, the airline hopes to leave a good first impression by showing its high standard of service through a character known for being incredibly serviceable.

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Japanese students made a realistic cat head that turns you into a giant, creepy feline

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 17 April 2015

Is anyone even surprised this came from Japan? At the Japan School of Wool Art, Housetu Sato and his students created a life-like, oversized cat head that when worn, can be the stuff of nightmares.

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Ice cream flavors made to be eaten at different stages of PMS

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 10 April 2015

What’s the best cure for PMS? A blood sacrifice Ice cream! Texas-based designer Parker Jones has come up with an ice cream packaging concept that perfectly captures how a woman feels when it’s that time of the month.

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Artists create mesmerizing vases that you’d think are actual ocean waves

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 9 April 2015

California-based glass artists Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma collaborate to make vases that capture the power and intensity of something you wouldn’t expect a vase can even hold: the ocean.

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Become a glorified food critic with this olfactic dog nose

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 April 2015

You can finally improve the taste of your meals with a simple (though weird) gadget: the Olfactic Dog Nose. This wearable nose is from British food creator Charlie Harry Francis and is meant to be soaked in water 10 minutes before you eat.

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Designer recreates luxury bags as pancakes, muffins, and other yummy pastries

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 7 April 2015

New York-based artist Chloe Wise has created a line of luxury goods that will get even men interested: designer bags that look like delicious pastries.

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Boring office gets cool superhero-inspired renovation using just Post-It notes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 6 April 2015

What happens when a designer gets bored in the office? Something super. San Francisco-based designer Ben Brucker redecorated his creative agency’s drab office walls with murals of superheroes, armed with just a $300 budget and Post-It notes.

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Stunning jewelry that look like mini planets incorporate ashes of deceased loved ones

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 2 April 2015

California-based artist Merry Coor creates beads that look like heavenly bodies as a way to commemorate the deceased and help comfort the grief of their loved ones left behind.

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Lifepaint: invisible paint that glows at night to make cyclists more visible

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 2 April 2015

How do you make roads safer at night for cyclists? Volvo has come up with a cool solution: glow-in-the-dark paint. The company, in collaboration with ad agency Grey London and startup Albedo100, is promoting ‘LifePaint’, a safety spray that’s invisible during the day, but shines at night when hit by the glare of headlights.

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This Baymax lamp will make sure you are satisfied with your care at night

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 27 March 2015

What better way to cure a child’s fear of the dark than by giving him his own superhero robot? Inspired by the lovable protagonist of the Disney film ‘Big Hero 6’, the Baymax LED Lamp is the bedside companion perfect for both kids and adults.

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A children’s chair that looks like it’s floating away with your kid

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 27 March 2015

This is Disney’s ‘UP’ minus everything except the armchair. The ‘Balloon Chair’ is the latest creation to come from Japanese designer Satoshi Itasaka, wherein he creates a simple but effective illusion out of a child’s chair.

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Rechargeable LED corks renew old glass bottles as romantic ambient lamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2015

One man’s trash is another man’s romantic table lamp. The ‘Bottle Light’ is an innovative device that gives used bottles new beginnings as ambient lamps. Shaped like a tapered cork, it comes with a rechargeable LED light that once twisted, will shine bright within any container – whether it be a wine bottle or beaker. Use it on colored bottles to illuminate your room in a mix of mood-setting hues.

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Miniature boxes for individual pizza slices keep your hands clean while eating

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2015

Grease in your mouth, not on your hands. Maryland Institute College of Arts student Yinan Wang might have just changed the pie game forever with her project ‘Toss’, a packaging design that features miniature pizza boxes for individual slices.

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Beautiful stainless steel bottles help the environment while keeping your style in check

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Did you know you can look good while caring for the environment? 24Bottles is a fresh designer bottle company out of Italy keeping us hydrated and looking cool.

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