Mundane Inspiration

As consumers shy away from flash, everyday objects become a muse for design

Implications - Consumers are moving away from ostentatious design aesthetics and beginning to appreciate basics, which is being reflected in the idolization of everyday items. This focus on everyday objects as a form of inspiration denotes a preference for simplicity and familiarity in product design.
SCORE: 5.1
Warm Top 5 Examples: 22,689 Total Clicks May 14 - Jul 14
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Inflatable Vegetables - Artist Tobias Stierli Helps Vegetarian Restaurant Launch New Location
SCORE: 6.5
V. Hot 5,562 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 14
Inflatable Vegetables
Artist Tobias Stierli Helps Vegetarian Restaurant Launch New Location
Hiltl is a vegetarian restaurant located in Zurich, Switzerland, that is opening a new location by lakeside resorts; to celebrate, a series of inflatable vegetables have been created. Appropriate... [More]
Lettuce-Like Umbrellas - This Cute Umbrella by Koncent Resembles a Head of Lettuce
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 7,906 Clicks Pub: May 10, 14
Lettuce-Like Umbrellas
This Cute Umbrella by Koncent Resembles a Head of Lettuce
This quirky and cute umbrella has a wrinkled green texture and subtle changes in tones that make it look like a head of lettuce when it’s all rolled up. To perfect the illusion, the umbrella&#... [More]
Fruit Snack Tech Accessories - Shop Jeen's Banana Phone Case is Humorous and Protective
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 4,069 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 14
Fruit Snack Tech Accessories
Shop Jeen's Banana Phone Case is Humorous and Protective
Shop Jeen’s banana phone case features a tagline that is as humorous as it’s design. The e-retailer reminds its consumers that “It’s way harder to lose your phone when it&#... [More]
Food Sample Phone Covers - This Delectable Sushi Phone Case Features a Fake 3D Japanese Food Feast
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 3,508 Clicks Pub: May 7, 14
Food Sample Phone Covers
This Delectable Sushi Phone Case Features a Fake 3D Japanese Food Feast
This sushi phone case might do more to encourage people to steal your phone, rather than protect it. The iMeshi Japanese Food iPhone Case has a delicious three dimensional display of Japanese foods... [More]
Milk Carton Mobile Accessories - Shop Jeen's Milk iPhone Case is Disguised as a Dairy Drink Holder
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 1,644 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 14
Milk Carton Mobile Accessories
Shop Jeen's Milk iPhone Case is Disguised as a Dairy Drink Holder
Glass dairy bottles and milk cartons are the inspiration behind the milk iPhone case from e-retailer Shop Jeen. The web shop’s fun phone case comes in two varying styles, a white and blue... [More]