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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Adorable cake toppers bring out the animal in you on your wedding day

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

Having grown up next to her family’s vet clinic in Oregon, artist Sofie Skein developed a love for animals that she’d later on use as inspiration for her whimsical line of cake toppers and figurines.

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Designer creates sofas that look like majestic mountains for the lazy outdoor enthusiast

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Now you can enjoy the great outdoors without actually having to go outdoors. Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce has created a line of sofas that will make your living room look like a mountain range.

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Artist creates cute jewelry that look like delicious miniature desserts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 9 May 2015

Your diet might not permit you to eat sweets, but it didn’t say anything about you wearing them. Polish artist Katarzyna Korporowicz of ‘Koko With Love’ creates drool-worthy jewelry that are inspired by desserts like ice cream, cookies, and chocolates.

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Cancer survivor creates empathy cards that patients would actually want to get

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 9 May 2015

Designer and illustrator Emily McDowell (previously) knows a thing or two about getting empathy cards – or lack of it. At age 24, she was diagnosed with cancer. Through the ordeal, she’d usually cards that came with the wrong message. She decided to do something about this shortly after beating cancer 9 months later.

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BMW ad imagines people wearing hilarious helmets made of hair and beards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 8 May 2015

Road safety: another reason to grow your manly beard. In a print campaign for BMW’s new line of motorcycle helmets, advertising agency ‘Publicis Mexico’ came up with these funny images of safety gear made of hair.

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These USB sticks look like game consoles and other gadgets from your childhood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 5 May 2015

You can now carry around a piece of your childhood in your pocket with these retro USB sticks by Bucharest, Romania-based artist Andrei Lacatusu. The collection, called ‘Memories Stick’, features conceptual USB storage drives made to look like the gadgets of old – from the handheld brick game console, to an SNES cartridge, to the cassette tape.

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Say goodbye to linoleum and grab a 3D liquid floor for the home

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 4 May 2015

If you’re tired of boring kitchen linoleum and grown out of the tiles in the bathroom, you should definitely look into grabbing 3D liquid floors for your home. These incredible floor designs make you think you’re in a tropical paradise all year round.

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Watch as one man builds a makeshift home for a homeless woman

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 4 May 2015

This is a truly inspiring story we’ve come across and we’re so happy to be sharing it. Elvis, who lives in Los Angeles, had formed a friendship with 60-year-old homeless woman Smokie after she knocked on his door asking for recyclables to exchange for a little bit of money. Instead of sending Smokie on her way with a few recyclables, Elvis went above and beyond, building this woman a makeshift home to live in.

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This adorable power bank looks like a carton of apple juice

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 4 May 2015

Never run out of juice again. This is the incredibly cute ‘100% Energy Apple Juice Power Pack’. It’s designed to look like a child’s apple-flavoured sentient juice box, minus the sugar and preservatives. Inside its adorable packaging is a 5,200mAH battery that has two to three servings of energy, perfect for getting your phone through […]

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Disturbing selfie arm makes it look like your love life exists in photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 30 April 2015

A phone accessory that gives you a hand with taking photos, literally. The Selfie Arm is a selfie stick that’s made to look like a human arm, giving the illusion of someone holding your hand as you snap a photo.

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Clever ad imagines mini doorways to fascinating places installed on bread, cheese, and other foods

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 27 April 2015

In an imaginative print campaign for DuPont Nutrition & Health, ordinary food items become gateways to faraway lands, thanks to miniature doors installed on them.

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