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