Over the years, we at Bored Panda have released quite a few pieces on subpar design. And while these publications are incredibly fun to prepare and scroll through (just take a look at this one), we need to balance them out a little. After all, not every designer is an incompetent 3-year-old. Some of them are 4... light-years ahead of the competition.

There's a subreddit that features high-quality images of interesting designs, including architectural, graphic, industrial, furniture, and product design, and even though we already covered it once, there are so many gems on it, we need to do a follow-up. From a restaurant half-sunken into the sea to a suitcase that can measure its own weight, continue scrolling and check out the best that human ingenuity has to offer.

#1

Harnessing Nature To Shade A Walkway

Harnessing Nature To Shade A Walkway

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Myrtille rat
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3 months ago

this is located in the south of Spain in Jerez de la frontera it's a winery named Bodega Tio Pepe

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#2

WW1 Memorial In Vácrátót, Hungary

WW1 Memorial In Vácrátót, Hungary

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Tassenküchlein168
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3 months ago

So much pain carved in stone!

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#3

These Playing Cards

These Playing Cards

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CD Mills
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3 months ago

Aww! I want a deck!

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We, regular users, usually see just the finished product. But there's so much more that goes into actually creating them. To learn more about design, we contacted Nicole Phillips, who has been working in the design industry since 2005 and has a background in fine arts and advertising. Phillips specializes in logo design, branding, and package design for food & beverage, beauty, health, and interior design clients, and for each project, her work is unique and never linear.

"The design process requires research, experimentation, and even a bit of psychology," Phillips told Bored Panda. "When I feel frustrated with the process, I remind myself to take a step back, have fun and play. It's those moments of play and experimentation that usually create the best results, but it's those hours of research that help build the foundation for the final result."

"My clients are not paying me for my time, they are paying me for my many years of experience, so if I am able to complete the design process in 5 hours rather than 5 weeks, this is a sign of my years of experience and knowledge, this is valuable," she added.

#4

Putting Rails Under A Bench So You Can Always Be In Shade

Putting Rails Under A Bench So You Can Always Be In Shade

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes!

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#5

Apartment Building In Turin Holds 150 Trees

Apartment Building In Turin Holds 150 Trees

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Abhinc
Community Member
3 months ago

giant tree houses !!! when can i move in ??

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#6

Ads Against Littering In Toronto

Ads Against Littering In Toronto

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Ginny Weasly
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3 months ago

Honestly, lots of these are probably true.

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Trying to determine whether or not a particular design is good, many turn to Dieter Rams and his '10 commandments.' According to Rams, good design is innovative, makes a product useful, is aesthetic, makes a product understandable, is unobtrusive, is honest, is long-lasting, is thorough down to the last detail, is environmentally friendly, and involves as little design as possible.

Nicole Phillips agrees with the German design legend.

"Good design includes a good balance of function, form, and fun," Phillips said. "The user shouldn't have to try too hard to get what they need from the design. Good design isn't just aesthetics, it should communicate well and push boundaries a bit. Good design solves problems."

To paraphrase Don Draper from Mad Men, it's simple but significant.

#7

This Is A Giant Iron Tree Built Into The Side Of The Russian Ministry Of Agriculture

This Is A Giant Iron Tree Built Into The Side Of The Russian Ministry Of Agriculture

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beastmachine.
Community Member
3 months ago

Doesn't even look like manmade!!

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#8

This Ladle

This Ladle

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes. Just yes.

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#9

This Bottleneck Is At An Angle For Easy Fill And Drinking

This Bottleneck Is At An Angle For Easy Fill And Drinking

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

Where do you get this?

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#10

The Drain Is Right Under The Soap Dispenser So It Doesn’t Stain The Sink

The Drain Is Right Under The Soap Dispenser So It Doesn’t Stain The Sink

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

THIS SHOULD BE EVERYWHERE

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#11

Back Cover Of Dune. Turn It And It Always Says Dune. Design By Alex Trochut

Back Cover Of Dune. Turn It And It Always Says Dune. Design By Alex Trochut

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

Who else was turning their device or head to see it?

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#12

Multi Coloured Hair Ad

Multi Coloured Hair Ad

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

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#13

This Enchanting Gothic Victorian House Built In 1888 In Arcata, California

This Enchanting Gothic Victorian House Built In 1888 In Arcata, California

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks magical.

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#14

Awareness Ad For Seatbelts, Canada

Awareness Ad For Seatbelts, Canada

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

Smart!

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#15

A Suitcase That Can Measure Its Own Weight

A Suitcase That Can Measure Its Own Weight

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justyouraverageextrovert
Community Member
3 months ago

I need this!

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#16

Refrigerator With A Lazy Susan Built In

Refrigerator With A Lazy Susan Built In

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Abhinc
Community Member
3 months ago

genius !!!

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#17

The Built In Cable Management On This TV

The Built In Cable Management On This TV

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B
Community Member
3 months ago

My OCD thanks you.

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#18

Three Years Ago This Week, Saudi Arabia Began Allowing Women To Drive. This Was Ford's Ad Campaign To Go Along With It

Three Years Ago This Week, Saudi Arabia Began Allowing Women To Drive. This Was Ford's Ad Campaign To Go Along With It

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Abhinc
Community Member
3 months ago

aaaand yet ... saudi arabia still works upon a very strict interpretation of sharia law and women's rights are very limited there !!

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#19

Art Nouveau Architecture Of A House Built In The 1880s, Brussels, Belgium

Art Nouveau Architecture Of A House Built In The 1880s, Brussels, Belgium

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CD Mills
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd love to see this restored, it's so pretty.

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#20

This Puzzle Comes With A Stand To Hold The Box Up

This Puzzle Comes With A Stand To Hold The Box Up

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
3 months ago

Brilliant!!!

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#21

The Bag My New Glasses Came In

The Bag My New Glasses Came In

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

So cool!

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#22

The Way These Milk Jugs Line Up!

The Way These Milk Jugs Line Up!

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd have 12 liters of milk in my fridge any given time.

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#23

Clever Use Of The Captain’s Arm

Clever Use Of The Captain’s Arm

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Two_rolling_black_eyes
Community Member
3 months ago

I bet its a ruse so you don't expect a crocodile when you open the cabinet.

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#24

Just Amazing

Just Amazing

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
3 months ago

Just had a painful vision of me convincing myself I can slide down that and failing miserably.

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#25

This Awesome Deck

This Awesome Deck

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timothy green
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful!!

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#26

Door Lock Designed With Elderly (Or Intoxicated) People In Mind

Door Lock Designed With Elderly (Or Intoxicated) People In Mind

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

When I look at our scratched front door people carrying grocery bags and kids would also approve.

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#27

Igloo Hotels In Lapland, Finland

Igloo Hotels In Lapland, Finland

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! So pretty! The hotel AND the northern lights. I rlly want to go there but with the virus, it will be a while.

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#28

"Der Spiegel" Covers 2017 And 2020

"Der Spiegel" Covers 2017 And 2020

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
3 months ago

Trump's administration and behavior had an impact worldwide in mostly awful ways; I Iove how the Germans, in two simple graphics, nail it.

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#29

Thought This Was A Very Clever Way To Make A Caution Sign. It's Still Highly Visible And Does It's Job But With Some Fun. As An Added Bonus It Was In A Jamba Juice So It Makes Sense With Their Aesthetic

Thought This Was A Very Clever Way To Make A Caution Sign. It's Still Highly Visible And Does It's Job But With Some Fun. As An Added Bonus It Was In A Jamba Juice So It Makes Sense With Their Aesthetic

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Matheus Oliveira
Community Member
3 months ago

It also looks like it's stackable!

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#30

Gothic Architecture Of Lawyer's House (Kelch Mansion) In Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Gothic Architecture Of Lawyer's House (Kelch Mansion) In Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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CD Mills
Community Member
3 months ago

It's splendid and I love the spiral staircase. It's a bit over the top for my tastes but it is amazing.

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#31

Norwegian Restaurant Under, Half-Sunken Into The Sea

Norwegian Restaurant Under, Half-Sunken Into The Sea

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

It would be so cool eating on the bottom floor. Hopefully they have windows so you can see some of the wildlife!

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#32

Bed Sheet Tells You Which Side You Are Holding So That You Can Orientate It When Putting It On The Bed

Bed Sheet Tells You Which Side You Are Holding So That You Can Orientate It When Putting It On The Bed

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

That would've spared me so may frustrated moments.

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#33

Self-Taught American Artist Brian Mock, Turns Reclaimed Materials Into Breathtaking Sculptures

Self-Taught American Artist Brian Mock, Turns Reclaimed Materials Into Breathtaking Sculptures

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Ember
Community Member
3 months ago

This is stunning!

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#34

Elvish - Elvin Silverware

Elvish - Elvin Silverware

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H Edwards
Community Member
3 months ago

Pretty, but they look a bit uncomfortable to handle.

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#35

This Dining Chair

This Dining Chair

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CD Mills
Community Member
3 months ago

This is AMAZING! Want!

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#36

Apartment Building In Istanbul, Turkey

Apartment Building In Istanbul, Turkey

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Don Golosso
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, the Irony to have a rainbowflag apartment building in Turkey

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#37

Royal Mail's New Electric Delivery Van Is Just The Cutest

Royal Mail's New Electric Delivery Van Is Just The Cutest

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like a toy.

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#38

This Bread Knife In A Swiss Restaurant Has A Silhouette Of The Major Peaks In Switzerland

This Bread Knife In A Swiss Restaurant Has A Silhouette Of The Major Peaks In Switzerland

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Beast
Community Member
3 months ago

neat!

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#39

This Contemporary House Glass Ceiling Bedroom

This Contemporary House Glass Ceiling Bedroom

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Elmie Pumpkinbush
Community Member
3 months ago

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#40

This Exit Sign Actually Looks Really Neat

This Exit Sign Actually Looks Really Neat

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Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

He's going the wrong way!

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#41

Umbrella Logo That Only Shows When It Gets Wet

Umbrella Logo That Only Shows When It Gets Wet

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
3 months ago

i like it

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#42

The Architecture Of This Home Office/Library Located In The 13th Arrondissement Of Paris

The Architecture Of This Home Office/Library Located In The 13th Arrondissement Of Paris

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Sinter Klaas
Community Member
3 months ago

Sunlight will ruin the colors of the books. I always keep my books and cd's in the shade. Nevertheless, beautiful room.

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#43

“It’s The Hat” Clever Ad For Hut Weber, A German Hat Company. One Of My All Time Favorite Clever But Incredibly Simple Advertising Designs

“It’s The Hat” Clever Ad For Hut Weber, A German Hat Company. One Of My All Time Favorite Clever But Incredibly Simple Advertising Designs

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Abhinc
Community Member
3 months ago

i'm sorry but i really hate this one !!! using history and especially that disgusting human being from one of the most terrible times in history for money is kinda sick !!!

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#44

This Dishwasher Projects A Timer Onto The Floor

This Dishwasher Projects A Timer Onto The Floor

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

cats would love this!

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#45

This Bottle Opener

This Bottle Opener

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Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

Alessi. I have one in green. :D

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#46

Maintenance Guy's Shirt Doubles As A Helpful Sign

Maintenance Guy's Shirt Doubles As A Helpful Sign

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A B C
Community Member
3 months ago

This pic is so old, I think it already circulated the internet way back when I was in school. It's still a perfect example of well-thought gimmicks.

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#47

Poster For The Borat 2 Film

Poster For The Borat 2 Film

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Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

*snigger*

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#48

Pigalle Basketball Court Designed By Ill Studio & Nike

Pigalle Basketball Court Designed By Ill Studio & Nike

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Maiun
Community Member
3 months ago

That's stunning, anyone know where it is?

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#49

Time’s New Cover

Time’s New Cover

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Maria Schneider
Community Member
3 months ago

"Time Magazine from October 19 , 2020 - Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis Is Forcing Him to Face His Personal and Political Vulnerability" Google says

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#50

2020 Badge Design

2020 Badge Design

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SCamp
Community Member
3 months ago

When 2020 goes to a reunion of 21st Century years, it’ll get sent to the corner

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