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Top 100 Design Ideas in 2017

From Mathematical Desktop Toys to Versatile Urban Backpacks

— January 28, 2018 — Art & Design
As the 2017 design ideas listed here show, design is ubiquitous. It inhabits nearly everything that people engage with on a daily basis, from the moment they rise in the morning until they fall asleep at night. Considering this breadth, it should come as no surprise that the products in this list have also been designed to fulfill a host of different tasks and objectives, with the most creative and innovative ideas having risen to the fore.

Space in urban centers is increasingly at a premium, but designers have responded by making as much as possible spring from as little of possible through modular designs. One of the standout products from the past year was Boundary's Prima Pack System, a modular series of bags that gives consumers a commuter backpack, travel bag, camera case, and more within a single unit.

Flexible design has also made its way into the structure of people's rooms as a whole. The Ori system is a completely robotic set of cabinetry and furniture that adapts and organizes itself to fit the changing needs of its occupants.
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Kitchen-Friendly Worm Farms
Kitchen-Friendly Worm Farms
The UrbAlive Indoor Worm Farm Turns Organic Waste into Fertilizer
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99
Underground Rug Editorials
Underground Rug Editorials
ABC Carpet & Home Used a Cave as a Backdrop for its Carpet Collection
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98
Modular Mobile Offices
Modular Mobile Offices
Coroflot's Mobile Office Space is Built on a Trailer with Translucent Walls
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97
Multipurpose Kitchen Equipment
Multipurpose Kitchen Equipment
'The Muscle, the Gear and the Carrot' Makes Preparation Unified
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96
Multi-Stage Child Beds
Multi-Stage Child Beds
The UUIO 'VII' Children's Bed Grows Up with Kids in a Stylish Manner
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95
3-in-1 Portable Workstations
3-in-1 Portable Workstations
The 'SatchelBord' Quickly Transforms from a Bag Into a Chair or Desk
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94
High-Fashion Calendar Designs
High-Fashion Calendar Designs
The 'Perpetuum' Endless Calendar is a Premium Way to Show the Date
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93
Paper-Thin Watercolor Palettes
Paper-Thin Watercolor Palettes
'Viviva Colorsheets' are Travel-Friendly Watercolor Paint Sets
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92
Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
The 'Gucci Décor' Home Accessories Collection is Bold and Bright
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91
Smooth Standing Desks
Smooth Standing Desks
The Lotus Sit-Stand Workstation Adjusts Easily for Added Versatility
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90
Ergonomic Position Desks
Ergonomic Position Desks
The 'AdapDesk' Laptop Table Desk Works in a Multitude of Positions
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89
Chromatic Shapeshifting Furniture
Chromatic Shapeshifting Furniture
The Lina 'Moon' Multifunction Furniture is Customizable
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88
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Bice Bicycles Based This Cycle Design Around an Aperol Spritz
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87
Collapsible Work Desk Designs
Collapsible Work Desk Designs
The Foundry Desk Assembles in Moments without the Need for Tools
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86
Hidden Designer Litter Boxes
Hidden Designer Litter Boxes
The 'Igloo' Cat Litter Boxes Ensure Mess-Free Spaces
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85
Atypical Architectual Stools
Atypical Architectual Stools
The 'ARTU' Stool Seat is Crafted Using Both Wood and Metal
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84
Architectural Fabric Installations
Architectural Fabric Installations
Do Ho Suh's Art at the Victoria Miro Gallery Explores Space
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83
Compartmentalized Dish Trays
Compartmentalized Dish Trays
'The Lift' Dish Rack Offers a Place for Every Kitchen Item
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82
Interactive Furniture Fairs
Interactive Furniture Fairs
This Fair Allows Visitors to Test Out and Interact with Its Items
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81
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Pix Presents Electromobility in the Most Aesthetically Pleasing Form
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80
Retro Classic Keyboards
Retro Classic Keyboards
The Azio Vintage Luxury Keyboard Adds Personality to a Desktop
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79
Egyptian-Inspired Cat Homes
Egyptian-Inspired Cat Homes
BAST Cat Furniture Draws Inspiration from Ancient Egyptian Mythology
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78
Emoticon Beverage Branding
Emoticon Beverage Branding
Emoji Coffee Packaging Speaks to Consumers' Morning Moods
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77
Versatile Wooden Packaging
Versatile Wooden Packaging
A Coffee and Spices Package Collection Reduces Waste and Enhances Use
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76
Foldable Aquatic Kayaks
Foldable Aquatic Kayaks
The 'HYPAR' Folding Kayak Withstands Extended Use without Leaks
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75
Active Relaxation Beach Chairs
Active Relaxation Beach Chairs
The Panama Banana Beach Lounger and Soccer Goal is Multipurpose
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74
Modern Stone Rubble Dwellings
Modern Stone Rubble Dwellings
This Old Stone House was Renovated to Bring it into the Modern Era
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73
Shareable Sports Cars
Shareable Sports Cars
The Toyota Public Sports Concept is an EV Designed to Be Ownerless
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72
Revived Muscle Car Concepts
Revived Muscle Car Concepts
The Pontiac Firebird Concept Brings the Iconic Coupe Back to Life
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71
Modular Leather Tech Portfolios
Modular Leather Tech Portfolios
The Port Series Feature a Set of Modular Leather Bags
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70
Fireplace-Inspired Bluetooth Speakers
Fireplace-Inspired Bluetooth Speakers
The Fireside Audiobox Features Flames That Respond to Music
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69
All-in-One Bedroom Units
All-in-One Bedroom Units
The Tumidei Tiramolla Loft Bedrooms Maximize Every Inch of Space
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68
Magnetized Cord-Holding Platforms
Magnetized Cord-Holding Platforms
'The Base' by Peel Will Stop Cords from Falling on the Floor
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67
Modular Pre-Fab Shelters
Modular Pre-Fab Shelters
The SmartDome is a Pre-fab Shelter That's Both Modular and Mobile
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66
Collaborative Technology Offices
Collaborative Technology Offices
The David Ho Mobvoi Office Boasts a Bright, Spirited Design
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65
Beech Wood Extension Tables
Beech Wood Extension Tables
The 'Roll-Out' Extending Table by Marcus Voraa is Contemporary
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64
Transparent Hypercar Concepts
Transparent Hypercar Concepts
The Mercedes Hybrid Supercar Has a See-through Hood and Glass Roof
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63
Offbeat Coffee Shops
Offbeat Coffee Shops
'coffix' is a Quirky, Colorful Cafe in Athens, Greece with Unusual Decor
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62
Modular Floating Cabins
Modular Floating Cabins
The DD16 Floating Cabin Blends Modern Design with Functionality
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61
Lightweight Metal Die
Lightweight Metal Die
The 'Hollow Dice' is Only 1.5 Grams in Weight
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60
Suspended Infant Napping Cribs
Suspended Infant Napping Cribs
The Hushamok 'Okoa' Baby Hammocks Encourage Natural Sleep
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59
Prefab Outdoor Cork Cabins
Prefab Outdoor Cork Cabins
The 'Ecocubo' Nature Cabin is Crafted Using Eco-Friendly Materials
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58
Eco Electric Yacht Boats
Eco Electric Yacht Boats
The Tesla Model Y Yacht is Entirely Self-Sustaining and Eco-Friendly
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57
Triangular Multi-Purpose Furniture
Triangular Multi-Purpose Furniture
The Euclide Can Adapt to a Variety of Different Needs
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56
Discreet Bike Storage Hooks
Discreet Bike Storage Hooks
The 'DaHANGER Dan' Bike Hooks Keep Your Ride Securely Stored
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55
Shipping Container Suites
Shipping Container Suites
'Poshtel' Pop-Ups Will Be Available for Rent Through Airbnb
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54
Conceptual Touchscreen Keyboard Laptops
Conceptual Touchscreen Keyboard Laptops
This MacBook Pro 2018 Concept Features a Touchpad Keyboard
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53
Soothing Privacy Office Pods
Soothing Privacy Office Pods
The 'Co COON' Creates a Private Office Space for Up to Two People
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52
High Design Hostels
High Design Hostels
'Native Hostel' in Austin Was Designed to Normalize Hostel Culture in the US
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51
Art-Embellished Yoga Mats
Art-Embellished Yoga Mats
'Pixels' Allows You to Create Your Own Art-Inspired Yoga Mat
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50
Shifting Functionality Faucets
Shifting Functionality Faucets
These Kitchen Water Faucets Provide Strikingly Functional Uses
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49
Futuristic Luxury Coupe Concepts
Futuristic Luxury Coupe Concepts
The 2050 Rolls-Royce Phantom Has a Purposefully Old School Design
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48
Design-Focused Pet Collections
Design-Focused Pet Collections
IKEA's 'LURVIG' Pet Product Range Boasts Furniture and Accessories
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47
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
'London Terrariums' Store Was Inspired by an Instagram Post
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46
Flexible Geometric Seats
Flexible Geometric Seats
The 'Flex Chair' Shifts and Reclines to Offer the Ideal Level of Comfort
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45
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
The Craighill Solid Brass Jack Puzzle is Both Artistic and Useful
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44
Angular Geometric Pet Houses
Angular Geometric Pet Houses
The Kamakura Wooden Pet House is a Cozy Spot for Small Dogs and Cats
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43
Screen-Cloaking Window Films
Screen-Cloaking Window Films
Steelcase's 'Casper Privacy Film' Turns Screens into Dark Boxes
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42
Multipurpose Kitchen Cookers
Multipurpose Kitchen Cookers
The 'Vario' Versatile Kitchen Appliance Cooks in Many Different Ways
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41
Curvacious Wooden Dog Beds
Curvacious Wooden Dog Beds
The 'Covo Pet Bed' Was Designed for Modern Interiors
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40
Sci-Fi Fitness Equipment
Sci-Fi Fitness Equipment
Onnit Has Released Star Wars-Themed Fitness Equipment
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39
Floating Thunder Cloud Lamps
Floating Thunder Cloud Lamps
The Floating Lamp Magnetically Hovers from Its Base
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38
Geometrical Construction Toys
Geometrical Construction Toys
The 'TRIDO' Magnetic Toys Connect to Create Geometric Figures
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37
Minimalist Oasis Homes
Minimalist Oasis Homes
The Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects Boasts Stark Details
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36
Foldable Cardboard Desks
Foldable Cardboard Desks
HaYoung Lee Created This Portable Desk for India's Street Kids
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35
Contemporary Cat Habitats
Contemporary Cat Habitats
The INDOT Cats Paradise is a Dynamic Space for Your Furry Flatmate
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34
Flexible Room Furniture
Flexible Room Furniture
Ori Smart Systems is a Robotic Modular Room Designed for Small Spaces
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33
Design-Forward Concept Stores
Design-Forward Concept Stores
Mumbai's 'Whishbox' Store Combines Art and Retail in One Space
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Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Deliveroo's New Office Features Private Phone Booths
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31
Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
The Garnet Hill Shop is Housed in an Old Shipping Container
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30
Portable Relaxation Pods
Portable Relaxation Pods
The Pause Pod Provides a Private Space for Unwinding Anywhere
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29
Fitness-Focused Workspaces
Fitness-Focused Workspaces
This Bangkok Office Features Exercise-Friendly Elements and Equipment
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Floating Hotel Sleeping Capsules
Floating Hotel Sleeping Capsules
The Mizukami Hotel at Huis Ten Bosch Puts Guests on the Sea
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27
Framed Origami Hearts
Framed Origami Hearts
These DIY Paper Hearts Help to Share Valentine's Day Love
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Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Helena Fernandes' So-Called “Ugly” Tattoos are Simplistic and Chic
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Ultra-Modern Dog Homes
Ultra-Modern Dog Homes
The MDK9 Dog Haus is a Stylish Alternative to Plastic Dog Crates
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24
Adaptive Furniture Designs
Adaptive Furniture Designs
'Grow' by Movisi Features Light-Weight Modular Furniture
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Efficient Apartment Cubes
Efficient Apartment Cubes
The 'Kammerspiel' Apartment Living Unit Increases Overall Organization
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Remixed Fashion Logos
Remixed Fashion Logos
Graphic Designer Reilly Combined Fashion Labels with Restaurants and More
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Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
Tempohousing Nigeria Repurposes Old Shipping Containers
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20
Wooden Fidget Toys
Wooden Fidget Toys
MOKURU is a Desktop Toy That Flips, Rolls and Does Tricks
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19
Hi-Tech Spectacles
Hi-Tech Spectacles
This Digital Vision Care Concept Offers Infinitely Adjustable Smart Glasses
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18
Stress-Reducing Desk Gardens
Stress-Reducing Desk Gardens
The Kikkerland Concrete Desk Planter is for Small Plants or Herbs
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17
90s-Inspired Clothing Lines
90s-Inspired Clothing Lines
The 1997 Collection Takes Inspiration from Late 90s Pop Culture
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16
Feminine Cosmetics Packaging
Feminine Cosmetics Packaging
This Branding Concept Uses Soft Curves and Feminine Colors
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15
Fast Beauty Maker Labs
Fast Beauty Maker Labs
The Essence Maker Shop Invited Fans to Co-Create Products In-Store
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14
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
The AJet-100 Is Cleaner, Greener and Features a Stunning Glass Floor
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13
Versatile Urban Backpacks
Versatile Urban Backpacks
Boundary's Modular 'Prima Pack' Contains Three Units in One Bag
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12
Customized Eco Homes
Customized Eco Homes
The eXo/nat Concept is a Modern and Adaptable Alternative to Green Living
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11
Innovative Inflatable Umbrellas
Innovative Inflatable Umbrellas
The Shield Umbrella is Light, Convenient, and Packed with Features
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10
Connected Canine Walkers
Connected Canine Walkers
This Hi-Tech Dog Leash Enhances Safety and Experience for Master and Mutt
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9
Weathered Reclaimed Wood Desks
Weathered Reclaimed Wood Desks
The Reclaimed Wood Patchwork Desk by What WE Make is Rustic
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8
Multi-Functional Cutting Boards
Multi-Functional Cutting Boards
The 'Oriboard' is an All-in-One Kitchen Prep Tool
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7
Floating Magnetic Timepieces
Floating Magnetic Timepieces
The Flyte Story Uses Magnetic Levitation to Depict Time
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6
Intelligent Organizational Backpacks
Intelligent Organizational Backpacks
The 'Moovy' Bag Doubles as a Mobile Work Station
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5
Urban Space-Saving Furniture
Urban Space-Saving Furniture
'Nook' is Adaptable Furniture That Makes Small Spaces Feel Bigger
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4
Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
The Spout Coffee Company is Made Up of Two Shipping Containers
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3
Shipping Container Pools
Shipping Container Pools
The 'Modpool' Shipping Container Pools are Capable of Being Moved
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2
Mathematical Desktop Toys
Mathematical Desktop Toys
The 'Oloid' Desk Sculpture is Designed Mathematically Perfect
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Prebuilt Mobile Dwellings
Prebuilt Mobile Dwellings
These Small Mobile Homes are Delivered Ready to Live in
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