From Martian Show Homes to DIY Wooden Beehives

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 27, 2016
The top November 2016 design ideas include a variety of concepts that look to the natural world, as well as a number of unlikely sources for inspiration.

Now more than ever, designers are looking to the outdoors for inspiration. This can be seen in pieces such as the icicle-inspired Melting Bookshelf and the conceptual Tree Trunk Chair, which takes over 200 years to form its regal throne shape in nature. Items such as these help to provide a sense of connection to the outdoor world, as well as create richly textured designs that are often lacking in sterile technology devices.

Some of the most bizarre design concepts include embroidered bread art, pancake-inspired pendant lighting systems and jewelry stands that take the form of creepy skeleton hands.