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Designs of the Year: From a floating school to a Lego calendar

What do a floating school in Nigeria, Kate Moss's favorite app, and a Lego timetable have in common? They have all been nominated for the international <a href='http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2014/designs-of-the-year-2014' target='_blank'>Designs of the Year award,</a> held annually by London's <a href='http://designmuseum.org/' target='_blank'>Design Museum</a> for the best in architecture, fashion, furniture, and product design. Scroll through the gallery to see some of our favorites.<!-- -->
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</br><i>Makoko Floating School, Nigeria</i><!-- -->
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</br>This hovering structure, designed by the <a href='http://www.nleworks.com/case/makoko-floating-school/' target='_blank'>NLÉ Makoko Community Building Team</a>, uses an innovative, cheap and sustainable approach to address the needs of the water community of Makoko, Nigeria. Located in the lagoon heart of the country's largest city, Lagos, its main aim is to create an ecological, alternative building system for the teeming population of Africa's coastal regions.<!-- -->
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</br><i>By </i><i><a href='https://twitter.com/M_Veselinovic' target='_blank'>Milena Veselinovic</a></i><i>, for CNN</i>

What do a floating school in Nigeria, Kate Moss's favorite app, and a Lego timetable have in common? They have all been nominated for the international Designs of the Year award, held annually by London's Design Museum for the best in architecture, fashion, furniture, and product design. Scroll through the gallery to see some of our favorites.

Makoko Floating School, Nigeria

This hovering structure, designed by the NLÉ Makoko Community Building Team, uses an innovative, cheap and sustainable approach to address the needs of the water community of Makoko, Nigeria. Located in the lagoon heart of the country's largest city, Lagos, its main aim is to create an ecological, alternative building system for the teeming population of Africa's coastal regions.

By Milena Veselinovic, for CNN