Helmets that look like heads are bound to turn heads on the road

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Dubai-based designer Jyo John Mullor has come up with conceptual helmets that don’t look like helmets, but instead, they’re made to look like your scalp!

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TypoSpective, the minimalist typographic experiment created using a single phone keypad

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By sherif samy in New Design on Tuesday 23 June 2015

This project called TypoSpective is a collection of daily-used words designed in minimalistic and expressive forms. It gives words a space to perform and to interact with the audience, while avoiding visual distractions and complications.

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3D printers create the most beautiful faucets we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Using 3D printing technology, American Standard has created a collection of elegant faucets that seem to defy the laws of physics.

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Rethink the picnic with the Technopicnic backpack, complete with a solar panel

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 13 June 2015

You’re not off the grid yet but you want to live as simply as possible, and what’s more simple than a picnic? Madrid-based architecture and design studio AtelierTERATOMA researched the history of picnics and have given the traditional setup a 21st century transformation.

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Grab a hamburger lamp to decorate the room… and keep you up all night

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 June 2015

Who doesn’t love a burger? They’re big, they’re juicy, and they taste delicious. But a burger in the shape of a lamp? You’d think it’d look just as delicious, but you’re wrong. You’re so wrong.

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This water bottle syncs to your phone and glows to remind you to stay hydrated

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 10 June 2015

If you think drinking water is a chore, you might want to pledge to a Kickstarter that’s revolutionizing the water bottle industry.

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Guys with beards can now swim faster by wearing this beard cap

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 8 June 2015

In a recent study conducted by Virgin Trains, it showed that bearded swimmers had slower lap times compared to their less hairy counterparts. The solution to this problem? The Beard Cap.

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Check out this 3D projector that brings the movie within an arm’s length

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 5 June 2015

You can watch a movie at home and sort of get a rush from those car chases and cliffhanger moments. Or, you could bring the movie into your home via a 3D projector. Yep, Star Wars technology has finally come knocking and we’re about as excited for this as you are.

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Someone’s already made LEGO replicas of the vehicles from Mad Max Fury Road

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 May 2015

If you’ve seen the film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (which you totally should have by now), you’d have already been blown away by the intricate design of each vehicle. The life-size ones are obviously a sight to see, but apparently, their tiny versions are equally amazing as well.

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Attention-grabbing testicle-shaped bike lights make rides safer for cyclists in the dark

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 May 2015

Well, that’s one way to get anyone’s attention. Two Toronto-based designers have come up with a novel solution to help increase cyclist visibility at night: Bike Balls, modified tail lights that look like a pair of bobbing, glowing testicles. You read that right. A pair of nuts can save human lives!

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Avocado wool couple shows us that relationships come in all shapes and sizes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 27 May 2015

They say that love comes in all shapes and sizes. Well apparently that holds true – even for fruits! Ukrainian designer Anna Dovgan has created a pair of plush dolls that looks like an avocado couple.

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Guy carves out a new wooden spoon design every day for an entire year

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 27 May 2015

In his ‘Daily Spoon’ project, Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud embarks on the daunting task of handcrafting one unique spoon design every day for one whole year.

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These fire fighting superhero suits are personalised just for you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 22 May 2015

The trouble with fighting fires in traditional one-size-fits-all firefighting suits is that they’re heavy and bulky, weighing firefighters down when they’re climbing stairs or rescuing people. One industrial designer, Jiazhen ‘Ken’ Chen has made a dramatic improvement on tradition and introduced his A.F.A.-powered exoskeleton suit to give firefighters a personalised helping hand while on the job.

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Tables made out of dartboards or bicycle wheels

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By Maria in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

SNAP is an assembly system for furniture with an innovative mechanism that allows you to design endless one-of-a-kind tables, TV stands, shelves, among others.

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Bookmarks with legs make it look like there’s a person trapped in your book

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Ukraine-based architect Olena Mysnyk brings fictional characters to life – or at least part of them – through her collection of quirky handmade bookmarks. Half piece of paper and half body part, the bookmarks make it look like characters are trapped inside the pages of their books (literally), with only their legs sticking out.

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