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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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