Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 500,000 cutting edge ideas.

Top 85 Life Trends of 2014

From Anonymous Post-Mordem Portraits to Portable Cyclist Coffee Holders

— January 11, 2015 — Lifestyle
The most relevant 2014 life trends indicate emerging patterns in aspects of daily life, including friends, careers and the lifestyles of others.

This year in particular saw in interest in niche social groups, which manifested itself in a number of revealing photographic series. This included new age gypsy photography, modern day nomad photography, off-grid living photography and hippie cannabis photography. This suggests many people might feel stuck in their current circumstances and are curious about alternative ways of living that are not considered the societal norm (at least in the West).

An interest in morbid aspects and survival methods is also present, from extreme apocalyptic outerwear to multifunctional emergency shelters. In a perhaps correlated concept, adventurous camping gear appears in the form of rollable suitcase mats and overnight cliffside adventures.

For more information on 2014 life trends, Trend Hunter's life trend report provides comprehensive research.
6.3
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
85
Symbiotic Plant Watering Ecosystems
Symbiotic Plant Watering Ecosystems
The Nurture System Waters Plants Based on Energy Consumption
<
84
Artistic NYC Easter Hunts
Artistic NYC Easter Hunts
'The Big Egg Hunt NY' Kicks Off April with its Easter Egg Hunt
<
83
Purity Pledge Photography
Purity Pledge Photography
This Father Daughter Photo Series is Both Sweet and Strange
<
82
Fish-Watching Body Boards
Fish-Watching Body Boards
The Snorkelboard Lets You Check Out What's Below the Waves
<
81
Electricity-Free Refrigerators
Electricity-Free Refrigerators
The Sure Chill Fridge Cools Your Food with or Without Electricity
<
80
Uncomfortably Adventurous Photography
Uncomfortably Adventurous Photography
Cory Richards Focuses on Life's Struggles in His Work
<
79
Smart Lawn Sprinklers
Smart Lawn Sprinklers
The 'Droplet' Sprinkler Uses Weather and Soil Data to Water Plants
<
78
Compressed Packaging Redesigns
Compressed Packaging Redesigns
Unilever's Compressed Deodorant is Eco-Friendly
<
77
People-Renting Human Libraries
People-Renting Human Libraries
This Library Lets You Take Out Interesting People Instead of Books
<
76
Pigmented Shaving Creams
Pigmented Shaving Creams
These Colored Shaving Cream Gels Boast Invigorating Properties
<
75
Wearable Money Managers
Wearable Money Managers
Token by Artefact Tracks Financial Information and Spending
<
74
Water-Powered Gadget Chargers
Water-Powered Gadget Chargers
The Biolite KettleCharge Saves Campers from Dead Batteries
<
73
Manly Soap Box Sets
Manly Soap Box Sets
The Duke Cannon Supply Co. Sells Its Soaps with Hatchets
<
72
Work Week Happiness Apps
Work Week Happiness Apps
Make My Week Aims to Improve Moods and Get Away from the Grind
<
71
Gothic Apocalyptic Paintings
Gothic Apocalyptic Paintings
Brain Mashburn's Artwork is Both Bleak and Hopeful
<
70
Trauma Survivor Fashion Catalogs
Trauma Survivor Fashion Catalogs
Tractatus 7 by Denise Prince Rethinks Ideal Beauty Standards
<
69
Psychedelic Geometric Patterned Collages
Psychedelic Geometric Patterned Collages
Cassandra Jones Surreal Digital Collages are Mesmerizing
<
68
Downsized Campsite Kits
Downsized Campsite Kits
The SwissRoomBox FreeTech Squeezes a Camping Set into a Single Suitcase
<
67
Personalized Number Keys
Personalized Number Keys
Noah Lambert's Please Call Key Helps Reunite Lost Keys with Their Owners
<
66
Modern Food Carts
Modern Food Carts
The KAMA Outdoor Trolley Makes Hosting Parties Outdoors Easier
<
65
Portable Cyclist Coffee Holders
Portable Cyclist Coffee Holders
The Bookman Portable Coffee Holder Helps Coffee Lovers On the Go
<
64
Waterproof Book Bags
Waterproof Book Bags
The You-Bumi Cover Lets You Read in the Bath or Shower Without Wet Pages
<
63
Overnight Cliffside Adventures
Overnight Cliffside Adventures
Colorado’s Kent Mountain Adventure Center Lets You Sleep on a Cliff
<
62
Extreme Apocalyptic Outerwear
Extreme Apocalyptic Outerwear
The On the Edge Jacket Integrates Several Survival Apparatuses
<
61
Luxury Survival Bags
Luxury Survival Bags
Preppi's Prepster Survival Kit Comes with Top-of-the-Line Products
<
60
Interactive Accessorized Plant Pots
Interactive Accessorized Plant Pots
These Pots’ Accessories Encourage Human-Plant Interaction
<
59
Time Machine Photography
Time Machine Photography
Samantha Decker Captures a Glimpse of the Future From the Past
<
58
Activity-Synced Chronographs
Activity-Synced Chronographs
Wave Smart Watch Interprets Circumstances to Provide Relevant Info
<
57
Twisted Emotional Photography
Twisted Emotional Photography
This Human Emotion Photo Series is Poignant and Raises Awareness
<
56
Ultra Modern Casket Designs
Ultra Modern Casket Designs
Camaquen's 2014 Equinox Caskets Are Sleek and Super Modern
<
55
Pre-Work Dance Parties
Pre-Work Dance Parties
Kickstart Your Workday by Partying Early in the Morning
<
54
Indoor Personal Farm Apps
Indoor Personal Farm Apps
Grove Labs Will Help Commercial Farmers Do Their Work Inside
<
53
Multitool Paracord Wristlets
Multitool Paracord Wristlets
The CRKT Survival Bracelet Accessory is a Chic and Practical Design
<
52
Clever Uninspiring Posters
Clever Uninspiring Posters
Artist Linzie Hunter Parodies Incessant Motivational Quotes & Products
<
51
Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Christopher Padgett Takes Snaps of Boston Bombing Tattoos
<
50
Artistic Glass Tombstones
Artistic Glass Tombstones
Lundgren Monuments Brings Modernity and Color to Cemeteries
<
49
Skeletal Mask Editorials
Skeletal Mask Editorials
Andrew Gallimore's Latest Beauty Photoshoot Focuses on Technicolor Skulls
<
48
Empowering Beauty Branding
Empowering Beauty Branding
This Visual Branding Identity is Sweet and Aesthetic
<
47
Illustrated Anti-Bullying Ads
Illustrated Anti-Bullying Ads
This Anti-Bullying Campaign is Candid and Direct
<
46
Modern-Day Nomad Photography
Modern-Day Nomad Photography
'The Return' Photo Series Documents How Nomads in America Live
<
45
Fully-Stocked Survival Storages
Fully-Stocked Survival Storages
The Wolfram Cabinet Prepares People for Any Emergency Situation
<
44
Multi-Person Sleepers
Multi-Person Sleepers
This Family Size Sleeping Bag is Ideal for Families Camping Outdoors
<
43
Top Time Waster Charts
Top Time Waster Charts
The 'Most Time Consuming Activities' Infograph Outlines Time Wasters
<
42
Desert Oasis Parks
Desert Oasis Parks
This Public Park Design is Innovative and an Architectural Masterpiece
<
41
Urban Climber Photography
Urban Climber Photography
Distractify Compiles 84 Illegal Images of Daredevils on Skyscrapers
<
40
Hippie Cannabis Photography
Hippie Cannabis Photography
This Photo Series Documents the 420 Rally in Colorado
<
39
Powerful Love Photography
Powerful Love Photography
The National Geographic 'Love Snap' Series Captures Assorted Affections
<
38
Revolutionized Structural Tents
Revolutionized Structural Tents
ArchiWorkshop is Helping to Redefine Glamping in South Korea
<
37
Breath-Watching Baby Monitors
Breath-Watching Baby Monitors
The SmartOne debuts at CES 2014 and Gives Parents All of the Control
<
36
72 Hour Survival Kits
72 Hour Survival Kits
The Boltwell B72 Foundation Kit is Enough to Survive a 3-Day Emergency
<
35
Mighty Pen Vaporizers
Mighty Pen Vaporizers
The ZEUS Thunder Pen Vaporizer is Small and Powerful
<
34
Seasonal Beauty Photography
Seasonal Beauty Photography
Maja Topčagić Captured These Amazing Emotive Portraits
<
33
Morbid Informative Infographics
Morbid Informative Infographics
This Home Infographic is Filled with Gruesome Facts
<
32
Rollable Suitcase Mats
Rollable Suitcase Mats
The ROLO Travel Bag Helps Keep Clothes Tidy and Wrinkle-Free
<
31
Cyclist-Protecting Robots
Cyclist-Protecting Robots
The Cyclodrone by Frog Design Alerts Riders to Upcoming Dangers
<
30
Flashing Phone Plugs
Flashing Phone Plugs
The myLED Phone Plug Blinks to Notify You of Missed Calls
<
29
Happiness-Dissecting Charts
Happiness-Dissecting Charts
This Happiness Infographic Explains Why People are Happy
<
28
Upside-Down Beach Hammocks
Upside-Down Beach Hammocks
This Beach Chair Lets You Completely Relax While You're Out in the Sand
<
27
Everyday Escapism Photography
Everyday Escapism Photography
Transitions by Clarissa Bonet Captures Quiet Changes
<
26
Roped Survival Kits
Roped Survival Kits
The X Stream Survival Pod Has Everything You Need to Stay Safe Outdoors
<
25
Familial Fantasy Photography
Familial Fantasy Photography
This John Wilhelm Photography Series Shows His Fairytale-Like Family
<
24
Bad Habit Breakers
Bad Habit Breakers
The Pleasurable Troublemakers Annoy Until Healthier Decisions are Made
<
23
Laughable Life Quotes
Laughable Life Quotes
Buzzfeed Creates Inspirational Memes that Tell It Like It Is
<
22
House-Sitting Photo Pranks
House-Sitting Photo Pranks
This Prankster Sent Photoshopped Updates to a Homeowner on Vacation
<
21
Startup Timing Infographics
Startup Timing Infographics
This Infographic Shows it's Not Too Late to Start Something Successful
<
20
All-Weather Wallets
All-Weather Wallets
The Elements Range by Bellroy Protects Against Rain, Snow, Sand & Grit
<
19
Off-Grid Living Photography
Off-Grid Living Photography
This Hunter-Gatherer Photo Series is Candid and Enlightening
<
18
Manly Survival Kits
Manly Survival Kits
The Gentleman's Survival Kit Will Keep Any Man Prepared in Dire Circumstances
<
17
Multifunctional Emergency Shelters
Multifunctional Emergency Shelters
Second Skin from Nick Dephoff is a Sleeping Bag and Stretcher
<
16
Expressive Emotional Photography
Expressive Emotional Photography
This Stunning Human Emotions Photo Series is Raw and Powerful
<
15
Worldly Body Language Infographics
Worldly Body Language Infographics
This Infographic Helps You Make Sense of Global Hand Gestures
<
14
Hoarder Bathtub Photography
Hoarder Bathtub Photography
This Photo Series Depicts the Bathtub of a Compulsive Hoarder
<
13
All-Natural Powder Exfoliators
All-Natural Powder Exfoliators
Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Offer a Pure Take on Skincare
<
12
Alternative Love Valentine's Cards
Alternative Love Valentine's Cards
These Alternative Valentine's Cards Show Off Different Love
<
11
Luxury Baby Carriages
Luxury Baby Carriages
The Aston Martin-Edition Stroller is Engineered to Perfection
<
10
Anonymous Post-Mordem Portraits
Anonymous Post-Mordem Portraits
About Dying by Cathrine Ertmann Captures the Universality of Death
<
9
New Age Gypsy Photography
New Age Gypsy Photography
Photographer Iain McKell Brilliantly Captures a World Often Unexplored
<
8
Hipster Crafty Wooden Bicycles
Hipster Crafty Wooden Bicycles
The New AnalogOne.One Wooden Bicycle is Stunning and Artsy
<
7
Patient-Starring Portraits
Patient-Starring Portraits
Shawn Van Daele Transforms Sick Children into Fairy Tales
<
6
Compact Portable Tents
Compact Portable Tents
The Central Asian-Inspired Jero Yurt Can Be Transported in a Car
<
5
Urban Warrior Phone Cases
Urban Warrior Phone Cases
The MyTask URBAN Comes Loaded with Phone Case Tools for Any Situation
<
4
Hairy Armpit Photo Series
Hairy Armpit Photo Series
The 'Natural Beauty' Photo Series Celebrates Women with Underarm Hair
<
3
Psychedelic Skater Fashion
Psychedelic Skater Fashion
Female Skater Daiane Baron Sports Terrific Summer Looks
<
2
Intimate Transgender Photography
Intimate Transgender Photography
Willeke Duijvekam Documents Lives of Two Girls For Six Years
<
1
Wooden Docking Stations
Wooden Docking Stations
This iPhone 6 Dock Takes Organization to the Next Level
<