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Culture of Transparency

Designs are showing off what's on the inside

Implications - Clear and translucent designs are so versatile that the aesthetic of transparency is transporting itself to homes, gadgets and fashion. With a culture that has a no-holds-barred take on privacy, see-through anything and everything are what consumers are looking to in their choice of day-to-day products and innovation.
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12 Featured, 99 Examples:
2,606,400 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Dec 09 — Jun 10
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Transparent Homes
Transparent Homes
This Concept House is Made Completely from Glass
Ever wonder what it would be like to display your entire life to the world? Well, the glass house by the Santambrogiomilao Group will let you do just that. This concept home is made entirely from glass… MORE
Windowed Wireless Mobiles
Windowed Wireless Mobiles
See the Future Through the Transparent Nokia Concept Phone
With the leak of the supposed Apple 4G iPhone dominating tech headlines, there hasn't been much talk about other mobile phone brands, but this transparent Nokia concept phone by Juan Carlos Garzon may… MORE
See-Through Toasters
See-Through Toasters
Transparent Magimix Toaster Lets You Eyeball the Perfect Shade of Brown
Let's get one thing straight: the Transparent Magimix toaster is an epic win for several reasons. For one, unlike many of the designs we feature, this toaster is a production model rather than a concept… MORE
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
The Division Knoll Residence is at the Peak of Luxury
Situated in the foothills of California, the Division Knoll Residence is a beautiful piece of architecture surrounded by an even more beautiful view. Having a completely see-through home might seem like… MORE
play_circle_filled See-Through Soccer Balls
See-Through Soccer Balls
AGENT Suggests a Transparent Alternative with the CITRUS Soccer Ball
AGENT is a strategic intelligence embassy. Why they are dipping their toes into the waters of the football world, I will never know. What I do know is the CITRUS soccer ball comes with so much potential… MORE
Transparent Flowered Frocks
Transparent Flowered Frocks
The Riccardo Tisci Givenchy Resort 2011 Collection has a Holy Glow
The Riccardo Tisci Givenchy Resort 2011 collection features some pretty dramatic looks. From see-through frocks to leopard print tights, these tiered dresses look elegant and billowy with their draping… MORE
Clear Nordic Cribs
Clear Nordic Cribs
Wiel Arets Architects' H House is Clearly Amazing
Most of of us have heard the saying, "Those who live in glass homes should not throw stones." Well, I hope the couple residing in the Wiel Arets Architects' H House have heard that saying as well. The… MORE
Transparent Memory Sticks
Transparent Memory Sticks
Mac Funazimu's Illuminated USB Drives are Playful Peripherals
Mac Funazimu's transparent memory sticks have a few very special features. They feature colored lights that correspond to different data. A blue light indicates data for documents, pink indicates data… MORE
Transparent Luxury Timpieces
Transparent Luxury Timpieces
The See-Through Ceramic Chanel J12 Retrograde Mysterieuse
There are a lot of buzz words the watch aficionados need to hear before signing off on a watch's awesomeness. But if terms like caliber, tourbillon, Basel or revolution mean nothing to you when it comes… MORE
Transparent Geo Facades
Transparent Geo Facades
The KNN Media Center Represents the Streaming Nature of Broadcasting
The KNN Media Center will be the new headquarters of Korea News Network in Busan, South Korea. Designed by Californian architects DRDS in collaboration with Ilshin Architecture and Engineering, the KNN… MORE
Ghostly See-Through Gadgets
Ghostly See-Through Gadgets
The Samsung Transparent AMOLED Display is Straight from the Future
The minds at Samsung have a provided us with a look at the future, or you could say, a look through the future. Recently, images of the Samsung Transparent AMOLED display have begun circulating, revealing… MORE
Transparent Seating
Transparent Seating
The Invisibles by Tokujin Yoshioka is an Optical Illusion
Home decor has been rapidly evolving into very detailed and futuristic designs, and this Tokujin Yoshioka 'The Invisibles' series is a prime example of bringing the unusual into the living room. Designer… MORE

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