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Top 100 Design Trends of 2015

From Space-Saving Cycle Storage to Concrete-Contoured Cubbies

— January 31, 2016 — Art & Design
Similar to other industries, sustainability seems to be a top concern when it comes to the top 2015 design trends. In recent years, many companies have placed a renewed emphasis on creating products that are good for consumers and the planet. Whether it is using recycled materials or improving the assembly process, eco-friendly design has become increasingly popular.

One of the most ingenious ways that companies are improving the face of modern design is through the use of flat pack assembly. While flat pack furniture has been available for some time, the same technology is now being used for everything from desk lamps to entire homes. The shift towards self-assembly style products ultimately helps to reduce the environmental damage that comes from the process of manufacturing and shipping fully-finished items.

In addition to changing the way that products are produced, many designers are also concentrating on the materials they use. Indeed, the top 2015 design trends reveal a shift toward more sustainable materials such as bamboo, reclaimed wood and recycled aluminum.

For more information about changes in the design industry, check out Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Flatpacked Storage Systems
Flatpacked Storage Systems
This Wooden Shelf is Made Up of a Dozen Frames for Customized Stashing
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99
Tipsy Task Chairs
Tipsy Task Chairs
This Spring-Framed Chair Offsets the Drunken Sway of the Sitter
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98
Space-Saving Sleeping Nooks
Space-Saving Sleeping Nooks
The MAt Bedroom Efficiently Arranges All Furniture Along One Wall
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97
Rounded Wireframe Furniture
Rounded Wireframe Furniture
The Wave Collection Features Some Surprisingly Soft Shapes
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96
Versatile Customizable Furniture
Versatile Customizable Furniture
SNAP Lets You Design Your Own Furniture Without a Single Tool
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95
Superhero-Inspired Typography
Superhero-Inspired Typography
This Quirky Alphabet Series Draws on Popular Comic Book Characters
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94
Casual Upscale Workplaces
Casual Upscale Workplaces
The New INC Architecture Design Nyc Office Was Designed by the Firm
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93
Eccentric Storage Solutions
Eccentric Storage Solutions
This Abstract Cabinetry is Highly Graphic and Gravity-Defying
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92
Eco Design Initiatives
Eco Design Initiatives
Do the Green Thing Promotes Earth Hour with a Collaborative Design Project
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91
Recycled Tire Art
Recycled Tire Art
This Artwork Shows Tires Dissapearing into Streets and Walls
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90
Mood-Curbing Office Furniture
Mood-Curbing Office Furniture
The Sabine Collection by Glimakra of Sweden Absorbs Sound
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89
World Living Condition Infographics
World Living Condition Infographics
Movehub Illustrates the Cost of Living Around the World
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88
3D Carving Machines
3D Carving Machines
The X-Carve Creates 3D Pieces From Wood, Metal and Plastic
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87
Wooden Trailer Homes
Wooden Trailer Homes
This Fully Functional Trailer Home Was Built by a Nomadic Couple
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86
Illusory Body Paintings
Illusory Body Paintings
Hikaru Cho's Body Painting Art Represents Features of Samsung's Galaxy S6
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85
Sculptural Cubic Furniture
Sculptural Cubic Furniture
This Chair Blends Functionality and Design Seemlessly
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84
Eco-Friendly Burial Pods
Eco-Friendly Burial Pods
Capsula Mundi Creates Coffin Containers that Act as Fertilizer for Trees
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83
Complete USB-Sized Computers
Complete USB-Sized Computers
The Google and ASUS Chromebit Turns Monitors into Working Computers
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82
Mobile Vacation Homes
Mobile Vacation Homes
Hristina Hristova's Mini Vacation Home is a Small House on Wheels
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81
Cubic Apartment Complexes
Cubic Apartment Complexes
This Apartment in Brussels Features a Space-Conserving Cube
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80
Contemporary Composite Consoles
Contemporary Composite Consoles
Millennial Tables Pair Lumber Debris with Elaborate Metal Frames
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79
Strung Storage Systems
Strung Storage Systems
The Nó Custom Cord Shelf Can Be Threaded and Bound for Your Specific Needs
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78
Sloping Motorcycle Concepts
Sloping Motorcycle Concepts
The BMW Apollo by Mehmet Doruk Erdem is Made to Set Speed Records
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77
Digital Display Stilettos
Digital Display Stilettos
This E-Ink Shoe Has Pattern-Changing Properties for Outfit Coordination
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76
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
The &B Laser Beam Light Casts Colors, Patterns and Logos on the Road
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75
Prefab Floating Houses
Prefab Floating Houses
This Innovative Floating Home in Seattle Sits on Lake Union
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74
Eco-Friendly Portable Treehouses
Eco-Friendly Portable Treehouses
This Suspension Treehouse Tent is for the Young at Heart
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73
Swanky Waterfall Showers
Swanky Waterfall Showers
Rain Soft Setup Lets You Bathe Beneath Dispersed Droplets and Downpours
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72
Beautiful Basic Bike Racks
Beautiful Basic Bike Racks
Pau Bicycle Wall Rack is a Brace that Blends into Your Interior Decor
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71
Coffee Cup Logo Doodles
Coffee Cup Logo Doodles
This Collection Transforms the Starbucks Siren into Various Characters
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70
Flat Packed Lamps
Flat Packed Lamps
The Kavo DIY Table Lamp Lets the Buyer Participate in the Building
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69
Urban Development Pop-Ups
Urban Development Pop-Ups
The Okomeya Rice Shop is Aiming to Revitalize This Shopping Street
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68
Quick Assembly Boxes
Quick Assembly Boxes
This Smart Cardboard Box Design Uses 15% Less Material and No Tape
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67
Weatherproof Modular Housing
Weatherproof Modular Housing
Cubicco Created This Resilient Dwellings Designed for Well-Being
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66
Fold-Out Food Trucks
Fold-Out Food Trucks
Le Bistrot du Lion is an Ingenious Foodtruck Concept By Peugeot Design
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65
Loch Ness Ladles
Loch Ness Ladles
This Cute Nessie Spoon was Made in the Image of the Fabled Scottish Monster
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64
Multi-Capability Pocket Tools
Multi-Capability Pocket Tools
This Small Handheld Titanium Tool Boasts Three Very Useful Features
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63
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Mezzanine Hotel Rooms Demonstrate Creative Shifts in Luxury Accommodation
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62
Draped Timber Tables
Draped Timber Tables
This Folding Table Top Can Be Propped Up for Extension to Left to Dangle
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61
Remote All-Year Cabins
Remote All-Year Cabins
The V-Lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Architecture is Suitable for a Big Family
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60
Wearable Multi-Tools
Wearable Multi-Tools
The Leatherman Tread Makes Everyday Tools More Accessible
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59
Mobile Makerspace Containers
Mobile Makerspace Containers
The Shipping Containers for Rent Provide a Portable Prototyping Lab
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58
Pop Art Fashion Campaigns
Pop Art Fashion Campaigns
Retailer Aizone's Ads Brings to Life the Work of Roy Lichtenstein
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57
Fantastic Masquerading Furnishings
Fantastic Masquerading Furnishings
A Series of Hybrid Sculptural Seating Assumes Everyday Objects
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56
Ceiling-Suspended Beds
Ceiling-Suspended Beds
This Hanging Bed is a Great Way to Save Space in a Small Home
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55
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
This Mind-Blowing House Was Built in Just 10 Days Using a 3D Printer
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54
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
This Secluded Cabin Comes Equipped with Everything You Need to Get Away
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53
Color Pencil Packaging
Color Pencil Packaging
Julia Karwasz Designs a Reusable Cardboard Case for Art Tools
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52
Waste Container Swimming Pools
Waste Container Swimming Pools
The 'Pool Box' is Housed Inside of an Old Dumpster
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51
Spacey Pet Beds
Spacey Pet Beds
A Futuristic Dog House Assumes an Alien Appearance and Hidden Hi-Tech Features
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50
Miniature Versatile Axes
Miniature Versatile Axes
The Latest Device from 'Survco' Can Transform into Over 20 Tactical Tools
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49
Modular Trunk Camping Kits
Modular Trunk Camping Kits
The Swiss RoomBox Modular Camping System Upscales the Great Outdoors
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48
Encroaching Cubby Interiors
Encroaching Cubby Interiors
Suspended Built-in Shelves Free Up Space for a Fascinating Floor Plan
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47
Elegant Ribbon Urinals
Elegant Ribbon Urinals
This New Toilet Concept Proposes a Sculptural Form That Reuses Water
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46
3D-Printed High Heels
3D-Printed High Heels
The 'Re-Inventing Shoes' Project Explores 3D-Printing For Shoe Design
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45
Minimalist Retail Designs
Minimalist Retail Designs
The Legrand Showroom Boasts Both Exhibition and Seminar Spaces
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44
Graphical Food Branding
Graphical Food Branding
This Contemporary Processed Meat Packaging Design Targets Millennials
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43
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
This Rural Getaway is Cantilevered Over a Steel and Concrete Base
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42
Hi-Tech Briefcases
Hi-Tech Briefcases
The Gcase Fashionably Keeps Track of Your Schedule and Records Meetings
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41
Compact Glass Cabins
Compact Glass Cabins
Modular Glass House Offers Broad Landscape Views from Every Transparent Face
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40
DIY Cement Block Benches
DIY Cement Block Benches
This DIY Bench is an Easy Way to Add Extra Outdoor Seating to a Backyard
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39
Shape-Shifting Brass Knuckles
Shape-Shifting Brass Knuckles
The OCATO Kung Fu Power Self-Defense Ring Changes Shape in a Snap
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38
Compact Eco Homes
Compact Eco Homes
This Small House Features a Carbon Footprint of 100 Square-Meters
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37
DIY Desk Lamps
DIY Desk Lamps
This Plywood Light Was Designed to Be Assembled by the User
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36
DIY Wallpaper Cakes
DIY Wallpaper Cakes
This Unique Recipe Lets You Cover Your Cake in Any Pattern Imaginable
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35
Box-Delivered Beds
Box-Delivered Beds
This Mattress in a Box Expands to Full-Size with Its Innovative Memory Foam
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34
Rustic Recycled Art
Rustic Recycled Art
Moerkey Transformed Old Keys and Coins into Beautiful Art
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33
Concrete-Contoured Cubbies
Concrete-Contoured Cubbies
Wood and Concrete Side Table Embraces Contemporary Material Combination
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32
No-Wait Coffee Shops
No-Wait Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Line is Eliminated with an Efficient Location in New York City
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31
Modern Dog Houses
Modern Dog Houses
Puphaus by Pryamid Design Co. is a Stylish Outdoor Abode for Man's Best Friend
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30
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Nendo Kame Luggage Has a Flexible Fabric Cover That Simply Rolls Aside
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29
Wrap Packaging Concepts
Wrap Packaging Concepts
This Convenient To-Go Packaging for Wrap Sandwiches is a Gamechanger
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28
Compact Furniture Collections
Compact Furniture Collections
The Travelbox Set Moves Where You Move, Complete with a Bed and More
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27
Accordion Eco Packaging
Accordion Eco Packaging
This Cardboard Box Design Can Ship Contents of Various Volumes
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26
Undulating Modular Couches
Undulating Modular Couches
This Wavy Sofa is Assembled from a Hilly Surface of Multi-Height Blocks
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25
Eco Garden Kits
Eco Garden Kits
The Vive Planting Set Prepares Kids for Easily Growing Greenery in Their Backyards
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24
Sustainable Micro Dwellings
Sustainable Micro Dwellings
Chris Heininge's Small Living Space is Only 280 Square Feet
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23
Functional Micro Apartments
Functional Micro Apartments
Designer Szymon Hanczar Created a Minimalist Space for Urban Dwellers
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22
Keychain Camping Elements
Keychain Camping Elements
This Portable Camping Stove Packs Up for Easy Carrying in One Hand
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21
Survival Kit Walking Sticks
Survival Kit Walking Sticks
The Survival Hiking Stick 2.0 Puts Necessary Items in a Compact Design
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20
Fantastic Fan-Like Bookcases
Fantastic Fan-Like Bookcases
Web Shelf Comprises Interlocking Ledges Arranged at Different Angles
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19
Space-Saving Cycle Storage
Space-Saving Cycle Storage
Pull-Out Bike Racks Only Occupy the Sidewalk When They're in Use
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18
Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
A Residence in Northern Ireland was Constructed with Unusual Materials
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17
Intricate Mandala Tattoos
Intricate Mandala Tattoos
These Complex Patterned Tattoos are Composed of Thousands of Fine Lines
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16
Tropical Modern Residences
Tropical Modern Residences
The Brillhart House is a Majestic Hand-Built Home is Downtown Miami
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15
Art Deco Supermarkets
Art Deco Supermarkets
E.Leclerc’s Bordeaux Grocery Store Design Takes Style Cues from the 30s
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14
Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Carlo Ratti Associati Imagines the Future of Supermarkets as Digital
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13
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Adjustable Standing Desks Make it Simple to Set Up Shop Anywhere
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12
Portable Yogurt Packaging
Portable Yogurt Packaging
Ugo Offers an Easy-to-Eat Yogurt to Go Container and Spoon
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11
Cozy Backyard Bunkies
Cozy Backyard Bunkies
The Collingwood Shepherd Hut Offers Comfy Permit-Free Overflow Accommodation
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10
Illusory Infinity Tables
Illusory Infinity Tables
Louise-Anne Van 'T Riet's Table Design Appears Bottomless
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9
Envelope Shipping Boxes
Envelope Shipping Boxes
These Printed Box Designs Show Off Maximum Style and Ease of Opening
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8
Cozy Underground Bunkers
Cozy Underground Bunkers
This Nuclear Fallout Survival Shelter Sits 20 Feet Underground
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7
Shipping Container Campuses
Shipping Container Campuses
Pop Brixton Aims to Bring A Sense of Community to the District
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6
Hybrid Coffee Bars
Hybrid Coffee Bars
All That is Solid's Cafe Interior Design Suits a Range of Needs
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5
Fresh Market Grocers
Fresh Market Grocers
This Gourmet Supermarket Design Takes Shoppers on a Culinary Journey
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4
Small-Batch Supermarkets
Small-Batch Supermarkets
This Grocery Store Boasts a Herb Wall and a Soda Fountain
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3
Water-Weaving Faucets
Water-Weaving Faucets
Swirl Tap Spouts Angled Streams of H2O for an Improved Cleaning Experience
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2
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
This Specialty Supermarket Boasts Sophisticated Rustic Branding
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1
Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
The 'Simple' Restaurant Keeps Things Straight-Forward
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