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Top 100 Design Trends in 2014

From Clever Key Holders to Pop Culture Temporary Tattoos

— January 11, 2015 — Art & Design
Making the ordinary extraordinary is a standout attribute for the top 2014 design trends. Another way to look at it involves reinterpreting the everyday object in unique ways. For instance, this year saw shovels made into stools, business cards as clever icebreakers and even traditional furniture formed into animalistic poses. By putting playful spins on such ordinary objects, designers are seeing a desire for imagination and creativity displayed in the home.

Not to mention that the top 2014 design trends point to a magical element in many areas of people's lives. Since fairy tales and superhero comic books are becoming so prevalent in modern societies of late, it is only natural that this fandom would trickle into other industries including design.

Trend Hunter's Design Trend Report is a great way to get a more in-depth perspective of the 2014 design trends.
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Activity
Freshness
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Knighted Breakfast Egg Holders
Knighted Breakfast Egg Holders
Have Fun Eating Your Eggs with the Arthur Suit of Armor Egg Cup
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99
Contemporary Anywhere Beds
Contemporary Anywhere Beds
The Helinox Cot One is a Great for the Home and Outdoor Activities
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98
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Intel Charging Bowl Debuted at CES 2014 as an Advanced Cordless Dock
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97
Transformative Table-Shelves
Transformative Table-Shelves
The Convertible Table Shelf by Dot & Bo is a Real Shape-Shifter
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96
Swapped Social Media Logos
Swapped Social Media Logos
Fabio Di Corleto Illustrated Popular Web Brands with Swapped Logos
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95
Wilderness Refuge Workstations
Wilderness Refuge Workstations
The Tipi Modular Shelving System Adapts to Users' Changing Needs
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94
Music-Themed Flip Flops
Music-Themed Flip Flops
Havaianas by Federica Sanavio is Simplistic and Stylishly Sculptural
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93
Tongue Tea Infusers
Tongue Tea Infusers
These Tea Infuser Designs Take Inspiration from the Mouth
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92
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Justine Crowe Wants You to Charge Your Phone in Style
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91
Split Timber Seating
Split Timber Seating
These Branch Stools Feature the Beautiful and Once-Desired Y-Shaped Boughs
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90
Lounging Desktop Designs
Lounging Desktop Designs
The Desk by Minna Magnusson Redefines the Furniture User's Interaction
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89
Privacy Fort Furniture
Privacy Fort Furniture
Orwell by Goula Figuera is a Comfy Couch that Playfully Promotes Privacy
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88
Elegant Smartphone Upgrades
Elegant Smartphone Upgrades
The Ciccarese iPhone 6 Concept is Big with a Gentle Bow and No Bulk
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87
Infant-Accommodating Tables
Infant-Accommodating Tables
The Baby In Table is a Playful an Family-Friendly Hybrid Furnishing
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86
Beetle-Like Storage Cabinets
Beetle-Like Storage Cabinets
The Bug Wooden Cabinet Design Supersizes a Beetle for Storage
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85
Elegantly Organized Furnishings
Elegantly Organized Furnishings
West Elm's Double Storage Coffee Table Saves Space in Style
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84
Blob-Like Water Containers
Blob-Like Water Containers
The Ooho Water Bottle is an Edible Alternative to Plastic Versions
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83
Pop Culture Temporary Tattoos
Pop Culture Temporary Tattoos
TATTOOTATTAA Temporary Tattoos are for Commitment-Phobe Hipsters
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82
Pencil Crayon Rings
Pencil Crayon Rings
This Ring is Made Out of a Grouping of Sculpted Pencil Crayons
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81
Cabin-Like Mansions
Cabin-Like Mansions
The Martis Camp House by Swaback Partners is Warm and Airy
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80
Shape-Shifting Car Tires
Shape-Shifting Car Tires
The eMembrane Tire Adapts Efficiently to the Present Driving Conditions
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79
Recycled Celebratory Cork Lighting
Recycled Celebratory Cork Lighting
This Chandelier is Made Out of Recycled Bottle Corks
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78
Bedsore-Preventing Mattresses
Bedsore-Preventing Mattresses
The Air Cocoon by Horatio Yuxin Han Provides Airflow for Comfort
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77
Popsicle Phone Cases
Popsicle Phone Cases
These Cases Look Like They Have a Real Popsicle Stuck to Them
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76
Hyperrealistic Body Art
Hyperrealistic Body Art
Body Paint Artist Hikaru Cho Creates Surreal and Realistic Body Art
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75
Air-Slicing Automobiles
Air-Slicing Automobiles
The Shark Vehicle Cuts Resistance for Efficient Water, Land and Air Travel
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74
Playfully Surreal Portraits
Playfully Surreal Portraits
Audrey Simper Creates Enchantingly Surreal Female Portraits
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73
Peculiar Feline Pumps
Peculiar Feline Pumps
Designer Kobi Levi is Behind These Cat Themed High Heels
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72
Sophisticated Rustic Residences
Sophisticated Rustic Residences
The North Lake Wenatchee House by DeForest Architects Has a Secret
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71
DIY Artistic Mugs
DIY Artistic Mugs
These DIY Watercolor Mugs Bring Some Culture to Tea Time
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70
Chicly Upcycled Furntiture
Chicly Upcycled Furntiture
The Work of Leo Capote Revolves Around Discarded Hardware and More
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69
DIY Denim Bags
DIY Denim Bags
This DIY Project Involves Using Old Jeans to Create Denim Lunch Bags
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68
Titanium 3D-Printed Heels
Titanium 3D-Printed Heels
These Titanium 3D High Heels are Anything But Ordinary
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67
Vibrant Geometric Book Shelves
Vibrant Geometric Book Shelves
This Vivid Book Shelf is Large in Size and Presence
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66
Freaky Fleshy Fonts
Freaky Fleshy Fonts
The KEROZEN Human Type is Modelled After the Studio's Design Team
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65
Dramatic 3D Street Art
Dramatic 3D Street Art
Creative Duo '3D Joe and Max' Create Incredibly Realistic Graffiti
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64
Gestalt-Inspired Storage Units
Gestalt-Inspired Storage Units
The Modular Shelves by Reinier de Jong Can Be Built Over Time
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63
Versatile Luxury Yachts
Versatile Luxury Yachts
The Kormaran is a Combination of Three Water Vehicles
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62
Raw Crafted Branding Identities
Raw Crafted Branding Identities
The Branding Ideas and Solutions for This Company are Spot-On
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61
Paper-Inspired Water Bottles
Paper-Inspired Water Bottles
The Super Slim Memobottle is Easy to Pack for Everyday Use
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60
Tidy Minimalist Tech Desks
Tidy Minimalist Tech Desks
The 01 Desk by Artifox is a Stunning Tech Desk for All Your Devices
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59
Playfully Interactive Packaging
Playfully Interactive Packaging
Stafidenios Raisins Turns Packaging into a Toy
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58
Eccentrically Bare Photography
Eccentrically Bare Photography
The 'Plastic' Series Incorporates Plastic Fashion Accessories
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57
Drug Dealer Love Cards
Drug Dealer Love Cards
Say How You Feel with These Breaking Bad Valentine’s Day Cards
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56
Hi-Tech Bike Accessories
Hi-Tech Bike Accessories
The Safeye System Provides Rearview Video and Indicators For Your Bicycle
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55
Unfolding Eating Surfaces
Unfolding Eating Surfaces
The Origami Table Opens Out to Assume Three Sizes and Setups
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54
Two-Legged Chairs
Two-Legged Chairs
Inactivite by Benoit Malta Focuses on 'Bearable Discomfort' for Health
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53
Plant-Based Perches
Plant-Based Perches
The Ching Chair is Made from to of Taiwan's More Common Materials
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52
Dream-Inspired Photography
Dream-Inspired Photography
The Alluringly Deceptive Photography by Caras Ionut is Breathtaking
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51
Tablet Stand Side Tables
Tablet Stand Side Tables
The Nomad Nightstand Keeps Your Prized Possessions at Close at Hand
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50
Harmonious Sculptural Staircases
Harmonious Sculptural Staircases
This Sculptural Wooden Staircase Pulls a Space Together
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49
Parking Spot Micro Homes
Parking Spot Micro Homes
The SCADPad Turns Public Garages into Mini Cities
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48
Superhero Storage Systems
Superhero Storage Systems
These Batman Bookshelves Take the Outline of the Character's Famous Icon
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47
Slot-Stored Tables
Slot-Stored Tables
The Mastro Table Stows Away by Sliding its Legs into its Surface
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46
Rad Repurposed Couches
Rad Repurposed Couches
The Moon Sofa Comprises Materials that Have Been Given a Second Life
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45
Clever Business Cards
Clever Business Cards
Reddit User austinmonster Shares a Calling Card for a Tall Person
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44
Fluid Silhouette Tables
Fluid Silhouette Tables
The Quark Table Series Features Unconventional Shapes
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43
Pure Minimalist Apartments
Pure Minimalist Apartments
The Tsai Residence is Easily Revertible to its Former State
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42
Crenulated Cutting Boards
Crenulated Cutting Boards
The Pragma Breadboard Has a Corrugated Surface for Catching Crumbs
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41
Stylish Sofa Beds
Stylish Sofa Beds
Matthew Lewis Hill Rethinks the Traditional Convertible Couch
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40
Voyeuristic X-Ray Portraits
Voyeuristic X-Ray Portraits
Nick Veasey Reveals Secrets in His Series Entitled X-Ray Voyeurism
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39
Abstract Food Photography
Abstract Food Photography
This Colorful Still Life Series was Created by Leta Sobierajski
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38
Premium Smartphone Sheaths
Premium Smartphone Sheaths
The New iPhone 6 Designs from Element Case Ensure Style and Function
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37
Extended Phone Cases
Extended Phone Cases
The Fonhandle by Yonatan Assouline Boasts a Versatile Handle
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36
Elegant Earthy Furnishings
Elegant Earthy Furnishings
Primitive Console Marries Artificial and Organic Material Treatments
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35
Transforming Desk Tables
Transforming Desk Tables
The Working and Dining Table Modifies for Productivity Between Meals
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34
Cubby-Integrated Couches
Cubby-Integrated Couches
Geta Sofa Incorporates Boxy Components to Combine Comfort with Storage
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33
Cardboard Carton Lights
Cardboard Carton Lights
The Groovie Lamp is Lightweight, Portable and Recyclable
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32
Quirky Animated Furniture
Quirky Animated Furniture
This Quirky Furniture Set Has Incredibly Strange and Animated Properties
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31
Portable Compact Homes
Portable Compact Homes
This Creative Home on Wheels is the Perfect Solution for Smaller Spaces
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30
Domineering Leather Harness Collections
Domineering Leather Harness Collections
The Zana Bayne Leather 2014 Collection is Boldly Strappy
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29
Playfully Designed Office Spaces
Playfully Designed Office Spaces
Studio O+A is Behind This Vibrant Cisco-Meraki Office Design
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28
Planetarium Pod Sleepers
Planetarium Pod Sleepers
The Sensory Cosmos Bed Cradles You Beneath a Simulated Night Sky
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27
Ornately Abstract Geometric Illustrations
Ornately Abstract Geometric Illustrations
These Drawings Depict Geometric Art Figures
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26
Earthy Product Packaging
Earthy Product Packaging
GreenLife's New All-Natural Branding Identity is Fresh and Harmonious
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25
Abstract Modular Furniture
Abstract Modular Furniture
The Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz Abstractly Opens Up
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24
Re-Imagined Disney Film Posters
Re-Imagined Disney Film Posters
The Nothing's Impossible Exhibit is Presented During SXSW
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23
Streamlined Accessible Campers
Streamlined Accessible Campers
The Beyond Caravan Welcomes Travelers with Physical Disabilities
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22
Innovative Nail Varnish Printers
Innovative Nail Varnish Printers
This Nail Polish Machine Mixes From Your Stylish Inspirations
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21
Step-Powered Pushbikes
Step-Powered Pushbikes
The LUMA Three-Wheeled Vehicle Can Be Operated Easily by Anyone Ambulatory
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20
Awkwardly Rambling Romantic Cards
Awkwardly Rambling Romantic Cards
Share How You Feel with These Hilarious Valentine's Day Cards
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19
Political Movie Posters
Political Movie Posters
Poliwood by Saint Hoax Gives Movie Poster Art a Political Spin
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18
Modern Villain Makeovers
Modern Villain Makeovers
Jeff Langevin Updates Maleficent’s Look for the 21st Century
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17
Space-Saving Sleepers
Space-Saving Sleepers
The Suspended Bedroom is Both Practically and Stylishly Unique
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16
Useless Everyday Object Art
Useless Everyday Object Art
The Uncomfortable Project is Fun, Crafty and Probing
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15
Spacious Compact Campers
Spacious Compact Campers
The nHome Caravan Optimizes Roominess within its Modern Boxy Body
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14
Boxed Bedroom Solutions
Boxed Bedroom Solutions
The LOIOS Houses Capsular Chambers Within an Old Historic Structure
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13
Comic Book-Inspired Head Protectors
Comic Book-Inspired Head Protectors
The HD100 Helmet is Made for Vigilante Wannabes
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12
Modern Rocking Hammocks
Modern Rocking Hammocks
This Hammock Design by Georg Bechter Can Also be Used as a Chair
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11
Reorienting Couch Backrests
Reorienting Couch Backrests
The Iceland Sofabed Offers Convertible Storage and Lumbar Support
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10
Clever Key Holders
Clever Key Holders
Andre Rumann Allows People to Park Their Keys When at Home
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9
Built-In BBQ Tables
Built-In BBQ Tables
The JAG Grill Offers a Socialable Outdoor Dining Experience
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8
Privacy Flight Bands
Privacy Flight Bands
The B-Tourist Strip Increases Comfort While Flying
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7
Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes
Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes
The Tiny Treehouse-Inspired House on Wheels Keeps Things Compact
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6
Hauntingly Evocative Female Captures
Hauntingly Evocative Female Captures
Laura Williams Takes Incredible Photographs
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5
Subcompact Expandable Campers
Subcompact Expandable Campers
The Split & Go Transforms from Car to Van for Extra Space on Command
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4
Wall-Mounted Cat Furniture
Wall-Mounted Cat Furniture
The Goldtatze Collection Creates Complex Jungle Gyms for Pets
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3
Luxury Compact Trailers
Luxury Compact Trailers
The Conqueror Australia UEV 440 Comes with a Flat-Screen Television
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2
Suspended Space-Saving Sleepers
Suspended Space-Saving Sleepers
The Space is Luxury Bed is Raised to the Ceiling When Not Used
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1
Boiled Egg Guides
Boiled Egg Guides
This Helpful and Delicious Graphic From Bon Appetit Explains How to Boil Eggs
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