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The Post-Pandemic Future of Retail
The Post-Pandemic Future of Retail
Retail Innovation in 2022
It used to be that retailers were built to last, but now we know that they are built to change; as we look to the future of post-pandemic retail, this has never been more true. As the retail... MORE
Nature-Inspired AI-Curated Concerts
Nature-Inspired AI-Curated Concerts
Huawei's 'Sound of Light' Combines Music, AI & Northern Lights
After a 10-hour flight I found myself in the beautiful country of Austria to attend Huawei’s AI-curated musical experience called ‘The Sound of Light:’ a concert powered by the Mate 20 Pro... MORE
Luxury Estate Car Retreats
Luxury Estate Car Retreats
Trend Hunter Travels to Calgary to Test Drive the 2017 Buick Envision
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of traveling to Calgary, Alberta to test drive the all-new 2017 Buick Envision—the brand’s first luxury compact SUV. In an effort to personify the... MORE
Asian-Themed Princess Art
Asian-Themed Princess Art
This Graphic Artist Recreates Disney Princesses with an Asian Twist
French graphic designer Arto Saad created a series of Disney princess art using an Asian theme. The artwork was inspired by Kokeshi dolls, which are handcrafted wooden figures that portray Japanese... MORE
Backtracking Earth Hour Ads
Backtracking Earth Hour Ads
This Earth Hour 2016 Ad Shows a Woman in 2090 and Backtracks to Today
This creative ad for Earth Hour 2016 begins in the year 2090, as an elderly woman reminisces about the environmental progress that has taken place over her lifetime. Since the ad begins in 2090,... MORE
Pop-Up Bunny Spas
Pop-Up Bunny Spas
The 7th Heaven Spa Promotes the Brand's Cruelty-Free Approach to Beauty
The ‘7th Heaven Spa’ is set to be erected in London, England to raise awareness of cruelty-free beauty. Those attending the pop-up spa will be introduced to cuddly bunny rabbits that... MORE
Speed-Testing Sneaker Billboards
Speed-Testing Sneaker Billboards
Reebok's Running Challenge Gives Free Sneakers to Fast Runners
This gamified billboard created for Reebok displays sneakers, while encouraging pedestrians to participate in a running challenge in order to receive free running shoes—only the fastest runner... MORE
Reminiscent Candy Campaigns
Reminiscent Candy Campaigns
Zedd and Aloe Blacc Team Up to Celebrate The M&Ms 75th Anniversary
In honor of M&M’s 75th anniversary, Zedd and Aloe Blacc teamed up to create a brand new song, appropriately titled ‘Candyman.’ This ad features the musical duo recreating the... MORE
Unlimited Cheese Festivals
Unlimited Cheese Festivals
This Official Midwestern Cheese Festival is Called 'Cheesetopia'
Inspired by the rising consumer demand for cheese and gourmet dairy products, Chicago decided to create an official cheese festival titled ‘Cheesetopia.’ This surreal event is set to... MORE
Self-Inflating Sleeping Bags
Self-Inflating Sleeping Bags
The Bundle Bed is a Sleeker Version of a Sleeping Bag made for Travel
The ‘Bundle Bed’ is essentially a light-weight sleeping bag that contains a full bed in one simplified rolled-up design, which can be used anywhere. James Clark and Lucy Bartlett... MORE
Emoji Movie Posters
Emoji Movie Posters
This Artist Recreated Oscar-Nominated Films Using Compatible Emoji Symbols
Portuguese designer Teresa Gonçalves created these emoji movie posters as a tribute to this year’s Oscar nominations. Each image makes use of a classic emoji to represent one of this year’s... MORE
Eco Embroidered Gowns
Eco Embroidered Gowns
These Dresses by Valentino Feature Extreme Floral Embroidery
This latest collection of dresses by Valentino features massive displays of floral and eco-themed embroidery. These images present the two newest Valentino collections. One of the lines is the &#... MORE
Dubbed Superstore Ads
Dubbed Superstore Ads
This Ad for Kohl's Uses Voice-Overs of Oscar-Winning Acceptance Speeches
These humorous ads for Kohl’s superstore use dubbed voice-overs of past Oscar-winning speeches. The team at ‘Anomaly and Huge’ created the commercials, which take up 30 to 60 seconds... MORE
Anti-Bullying Smartphone Ads
Anti-Bullying Smartphone Ads
This Android Ad Uses a Rock, Paper, Scissors Game to Boast Diversity
This heart-warming Android ad presents the audience with animated rocks, paper and scissors while recreating a nostalgic childhood game. In a new rendition of the class game ‘Rock, Paper,... MORE
Stem-Free Wine Glasses
Stem-Free Wine Glasses
These Luxurious Wine Glasses Use a Metal Base and Eliminate the Stem
French goldsmith Puiforcat created these luxurious wine glasses that alter the classic form of a stemmed glass, to present a collection of metal-based cups. Instead of sculpting a wine glass with... MORE
Ominous Juice Packaging
Ominous Juice Packaging
These Alluring Black Bottled Health Juices Represent the Zumería Juice Bar
Design studio Estudio Yeyé recently created the black bottled juice packaging for Maxican raw juice bar Zumería. The ominous packaging is a fresh design that stands apart from traditional clear... MORE
Horrifying Literacy Campaigns
Horrifying Literacy Campaigns
This Ad Promotes Education By Alphabetizing Global Illiteracy Issues
This commercial sheds light on global illiteracy by reciting the alphabet while addressing issues that have evolved through lack of education. The ad presents the entire alphabet and focuses on one... MORE
Boy Scout Milk Campaigns
Boy Scout Milk Campaigns
This Cookies and Milk Campign Pairs Girl Guide Cookies & Boy Scout Milk
In an incredibly clever marketing campaign, the ‘Scout Milk Mission’ seeks to combine cookies and milk by encouraging Boy Scouts to sell milk wherever Girl Guides are selling cookies.... MORE
Animalistic Sticky Notes
Animalistic Sticky Notes
These Cutesy Cat Pads are Designed to Look to Kittens in Cardboard Boxes
These adorable cat pads are essentially sticky notes designed in the shape of kittens perched inside cardboard boxes. The Etsy store called ‘DubuDomo’ recently released an entire collection of... MORE
Wakeful Princess Portraits
Wakeful Princess Portraits
This Artist Created a Series of #WokeUpLikeThis Disney Princesses
The #WokeUpLikeThis Disney series is created by artist Isaiah K. Stephens and imagines what animated princesses would look like after a good (or not so good) night’s sleep. The images showcase... MORE
Multi-Paneled Spring Hats
Multi-Paneled Spring Hats
This Fashion Brand has Released a Six Panel Multi-Colored Hat Collection
Accessory brand ‘Noah’ recently released a new collection of spring hats that contain six differently colored panels. The stylish new baseball hats feature the traditional six-paneled... MORE
Heroic Female Action Figures
Heroic Female Action Figures
The 'DC Super Hero Girls' were Collaboratively Created by DC & Target
In a collaborative effort between superstore Target and DC Comics, these female-honoring actions figures called the ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ are set to be launched. The idea behind these... MORE
Retro Gamer Entertainment Systems
Retro Gamer Entertainment Systems
This DIY Nintendo Home Theater System Looks Like a Real Game
This highly creative DIY Nintendo home entertainment system consumes the entire wall of Tylerfulltilt’s living room and looks just like a retro 80s gaming console. This home project, which... MORE
Emerald Menswear Collections
Emerald Menswear Collections
Designer Joao Paulo Guedes Unveiled His Latest Fashion Line at TOM16
Toronto-based designer Joao Paulo Guedes recently unveiled his Fall/Winter 2016 collection during a runway fashion show at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week 2016. The pieces in this menswear... MORE
Shell-Shaped Snack Bowls
Shell-Shaped Snack Bowls
Celebrate World Pistachio Day with This Nut-Inspired Green Pistachio Dish
This uniquely shaped bowl is the ideal snack dish to use while celebrating World Pistachio Day and munching on a nutty treat. The bowl itself is shaped like the shell of a pistachio, which means... MORE
Colorful Contraception Ads
Colorful Contraception Ads
This STD Campaign Uses Phrases Spelled Out in Unwrapped Condoms
These highly creative ads were designed by Serve Media in order to promote the Women’s Fund of Omaha’s STD campaign. The design team created images that display sensual words, which have... MORE
Portable Fire Pits
Portable Fire Pits
This Cube-Shaped Fire Basket is Made of Steel and is Completely Transportable
Designer Thomas Kaiser created this portable bonfire pit titled CUBE, which is essentially a modernized fire basket. Each pit is shaped like a cube and made of 100% stainless steel. The lower half... MORE
Colorful Cereal Cakes
Colorful Cereal Cakes
This DIY Fruit Loop Cake Lets You Enjoy Sugary Cereal for Dessert
Los Angeles-based Kelly Mindell recently created a Froot Loops cake that people can make for themselves if looking to enjoy a fake bowl of cereal for dessert. The clever design of this cake looks... MORE
Geometric Ice Cream Branding
Geometric Ice Cream Branding
The Cubic Ice Cream Pints by Green Girl Bakeshop Use Retro Packaging
The branding team at Design Womb created a new identity for Green Girl Bakeshop’s cubic ice cream pints and dessert sandwiches. In order to stand out in the vast culinary marketplace, the new... MORE
Competitive Burger Billboards
Competitive Burger Billboards
This Massive Vertical Billboard Promotes McDonalds Over Burger King
McDonald’s created this over-sized vertical billboard to promote its 1,000 convenient drive-thru locations—compared to Burger King’s 20. In a recent act of playfully competitive... MORE
Presidential Toddler Campaigns
Presidential Toddler Campaigns
The 'Zoe for President' Ad Urges Childhood Education & Protection
The creative team at Droga5 worked with the YMCA to launch this ‘Zoe for President’ ad in order to raise awareness and monetary donations for Y’s new campaign. This quirky ad... MORE
Portable Egg Lights
Portable Egg Lights
This Handheld Lamp Called 'Eggie' is Water Resistant and Rechargeable
Eggie is the recent creation of designers Gavin Chu and Andrew Geng. The adorable nightlight is a highly practical product that looks just like an egg—but this one is waterproof, lights up and... MORE
Animalistic Wine Labels
Animalistic Wine Labels
This Wine Brand Adorns Liquor Bottles With Hybrid Animal Portraits
Creative agency ‘Onice Design’ recently conceived these animalistic liquor bottle labels for the Benazzoli wine brand. Each of the four wines displays a different wildlife graphic that... MORE
War-Themed Texting PSAs
War-Themed Texting PSAs
These Texting and Driving Ads Compare Casualties to Deaths on the Road
The Miami Ad School created these texting PSAs to raise awareness of the deathly outcomes that have occurred due to people texting while driving. In order to generate a greater amount of interest,... MORE
Turtle Shell Chandeliers
Turtle Shell Chandeliers
This Suspended Lamp by David Trubridge was Inspired by a Sea Turtle
Talented designer David Trubridge recently unveiled his latest creation, a turtle shell-inspired chandelier. The sea creature-themed designed is titled Diatoms. Each of these LED lights is created... MORE
Lace-Up Rubber Boots
Lace-Up Rubber Boots
The Newest Addition to Hunter Footwear is the Original Rubber Lace-Up Boot
The Hunter footwear brand recently unveiled its latest addition, the ‘Original Rubber Lace-Up Boot.’ These sleek new boots are designed with the reliable quality and minimalist... MORE

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Selfless Christmas Campaigns
Selfless Christmas Campaigns
This Ad for Toys "R" Us Shows the Kindness of Children
This heartwarming ad for Toys “R” Us will immediately have the audience feeling the uplifting spirit of the Christmas season. This ad titled ‘Tree’ is the first ad for the... MORE
No-Wall Spa Resorts
No-Wall Spa Resorts
The Interior Design for 'Pure Spa' Uses Plants and Foliage Instead of Walls
MIA Design Studio has created an all-natural tranquil design for Pure Spa that substitutes traditional wall structures for lush foliage. Pure Spa is located at the five-star Naman Retreat in Da Nang... MORE
Mountainous Water Labels
Mountainous Water Labels
These Water Labels are Made with Mountain-Mimicking Geometric Shapes
The creative agency Studio—JQ created these beautiful bottled water labels for the United Kingdom-based mineral water company called ‘Over The Hills.’ Each bottle is adorned with a... MORE
Tree-Themed Running Shoes
Tree-Themed Running Shoes
The Latest Air Huarache by Nike Reveals a Nature-Inspired Design
The latest version of Nike’s Air Huarache running shoe takes the form of a suede green and beige piece of footwear. This particular shoe has been around for quite some time, but not in this... MORE
1970s Disney Princess Makeovers
1970s Disney Princess Makeovers
These Images Re-Imagine Disney Princesses from the Groovy 1970s
‘Oh My Disney’ created this honorable tribute to a groovy decade by illustrating a series of 1970s Disney princesses. The clever images embody the themes of this particular decade through color,... MORE
Photo Collage Clocks
Photo Collage Clocks
The 'Memory Clock' Concept Tells Time While Sharing Precious Memories
The ‘Memory Clock’ concept was created by the collaboration of monom and IMG SRC. Together, they built a modern clock design in the shape of a house. The clock has the ability to display... MORE
Hospital-Inspired Research Centers
Hospital-Inspired Research Centers
This All-White Interior Architecture Reflects a Hospital
The clean and pure all-white interior architecture of this medical research lab perfectly suits the hospital-inspired theme. The research lab itself is located inside a Rooterdam hospital. The white... MORE
Childhood Cancer-Fighting Shirts
Childhood Cancer-Fighting Shirts
This Line of Child-Designed T-Shirts Aims to Fund Cancer Research
The charitable organization titled ‘JoinTheKoz’ created a line of child-designed t-shirts that will be sold to raise money for childhood cancer research. This honorable cause presents a... MORE
Inside-Out Jeans
Inside-Out Jeans
The Movie 'Back to the Future' Inspired These Unique Jeans
Designer Ross O’Mullane calls these inside-out pants ‘Outties.’ The pant is inspired by the 1985 film Back to the Future. The jeans have an extremely interesting look with front... MORE
Humorous Cologne Wipes
Humorous Cologne Wipes
'SWAGO' is a Brand of Cologne Wipes that Keeps On-the-Go Men Smelling Fresh
SWAGO is a new brand of cologne wipes designed with humorous phrases that poke fun at those who don’t smell fresh. The ultimate goal for this brand is to provide men with an alternative way to... MORE
Fung Shui Beach Houses
Fung Shui Beach Houses
This $53 Million Malibu Home by Ed Niles Features a Barbecue Tower
Architect Ed Niles has created an extremely modern house on the beach-front in Malibu. The residence is a collaborative effort with current home owner Dr. Wei-Tzuoh Chen and brings a whimsical, feng... MORE
Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
The 'Supper' Cars Aim to Deliver Gourmet-Quality Food Directly to Homes
This gourmet dinner-delivering service will provide consumers with Michelin-quality products at home. The concept is called ‘Supper’ and it will bring consumers fine dining without... MORE
Neon Paint-Drenched Portraits
Neon Paint-Drenched Portraits
Alex Markow Photograohs Neon Painted Bodies Dripping in Wild Colors
These psychedelic images of neon painted bodies dripping in colorful splashes and dots of paint are comparable to an acid-induced hallucination. Photographer Alex Markow titled this project ‘... MORE
Hip-Hop-Inspired Clutches
Hip-Hop-Inspired Clutches
These Handbags by Goop Feature Glittery Artist Names like Pac & Biggie
Goop launched a line of hip-hop-inspired clutches, which are designed by Edie Parker. The handbags pay tribute to iconic artists such as Eminem a.k.a Slim Shady, Jay-Z, 2-Pac and Biggie. This... MORE