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Top 100 Design Trends in 2018

From Beautiful Japanese Comic Campaigns to Multipurpose Pen Phones

— January 13, 2019 — Art & Design
An inherent and important component of pretty much any industry, the 2018 design trends highlight some incredibly creative examples of products and activations that elevate aesthetics and experiences.

DOZO Tea taps into design from an illustrative perspective. This largely impacts consumer perception of the company, hence, it is important that the approach is well-thought out. The campaign project is completed by Cape Town creative Gerhard Human and French agency DOERS who produce a playful comic-style brand identity for their clients that entertains and boasts a slick style.

Other products in the 2018 design trends list build on UX and UI for a seamless product interaction. The CrunchCup by Yanko Design or James Brands' durable EDC pens are bound to bring straight-forward and convenient functionality in one's life.

To learn more about design innovations for the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Unconventionally Shaped Light Bulbs
Unconventionally Shaped Light Bulbs
Samuel Wilkinson's Lighting Collection Grows with Beem Bulbs
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99
Boldly Designed Hotel Expansions
Boldly Designed Hotel Expansions
Palihotels is Opening Its Fourth Location in Seattle
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98
Annual Optimistic Color Reveals
Annual Optimistic Color Reveals
Pantone's 2019 Color Has Been Revealed as Living Coral
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97
Duck-Themed Olive Oil Bottles
Duck-Themed Olive Oil Bottles
CUAV AOVE Offers a New Take on Extra Virgin Olive Oil Packaging
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96
Supertall Tourist Viewing Towers
Supertall Tourist Viewing Towers
Fostrer + Partners Submits a Proposal for a Tower in London
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95
Earthquake-Inspired Sculptural Bookcases
Earthquake-Inspired Sculptural Bookcases
Comité De Proyectos' Stylish Bookcase Boasts Stability
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94
Tranquil Swimming Pool Photography
Tranquil Swimming Pool Photography
Ludwig Favre Embraces a Sculpturally Architectural Potential
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93
Complex Colourful Abstract Canvases
Complex Colourful Abstract Canvases
Josh Sperling's Solo Exhibit is Launched in Seoul, South Korea
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92
Unconventional Guitar Picks
Unconventional Guitar Picks
The LEAP Ergonomic Pick Addresses Issues Seen in Conventional Designs
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91
Playful Collectible Tea Packaging
Playful Collectible Tea Packaging
Tom's Teas is a Children's Tea Line with a Creative Aesthetic
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90
Artist-Honoring Urban Wall Murals
Artist-Honoring Urban Wall Murals
Gucci Pays Tribute to Marina Abramović with Massive Urban Murals
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89
Sun-Powered Food Dehydrators
Sun-Powered Food Dehydrators
The Aliz Dehydrator Preserves Food in a More Natural Way
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88
Ultra-Modern Academic Glass Buildings
Ultra-Modern Academic Glass Buildings
John Ronan Boasts an Airy Design for ITT's Kaplan Institute
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87
Elegant Design-Driven Cocktail Tools
Elegant Design-Driven Cocktail Tools
FS Objects' Minimalist Collection is a Good Housewarming Gift
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86
Iris-Inspired Coffee Sets
Iris-Inspired Coffee Sets
illycaffè Features Coffee Mugs with Kaleidoscopic Effects by Marc Quinn
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85
Color-Changing Hydration Bottles
Color-Changing Hydration Bottles
The 'Chameleon' Stainless Steel Bottle Has a Chromatic Design
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84
Detailed Limited Edition Lithographs
Detailed Limited Edition Lithographs
Available at Print Them All, Cryptik's Creations are Gorgeous
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83
Slick Connected Theater Complexes
Slick Connected Theater Complexes
UNStudio Reveals Visualization for the Lyric Theater Complex
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82
Transformative Travel Bags
Transformative Travel Bags
Trinus' Three-In-One Bag Can Go from Large to a Small Crossbody Style
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81
Customization-Centric Confectionery Stores
Customization-Centric Confectionery Stores
The New M&M’s World Shanghai Emphasizes Personalization
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80
Helpful Interior Design Visualizations
Helpful Interior Design Visualizations
Modsy's Platform Helps Consumers Make Informed Decisions
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79
Character-Centric Limited Edition Timepieces
Character-Centric Limited Edition Timepieces
Swatch & Damien Hirst Launch a Mickey Mouse Watch Duo
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78
Race-Exploring Lamps
Race-Exploring Lamps
Devin Troy and Case Studyo Created the 'Color of the Night' Lamp
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77
Modern Minimalist EDC Pens
Modern Minimalist EDC Pens
The Benton Pen is a Durable EDC Piece That Celebrates Simplicity
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76
Suspended Futuristic Research Centers
Suspended Futuristic Research Centers
Clouds Architecture Office's Proposes an Avatar X Campus
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75
Japan-Inspired Clear Teapots
Japan-Inspired Clear Teapots
The 'Kyusu' Teapot by Lucy Alter Showcases Tea Processes
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74
Experimental Eco-Friendly Ceramics
Experimental Eco-Friendly Ceramics
With Ceramics, Agne Kucerenkaite Calls for a Circular Economy
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73
Stunning Sculptural Outdoor Furniture
Stunning Sculptural Outdoor Furniture
Swisspearl's Capsules are Made with Interesting Materials
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72
Elegantly Timeless Restaurant Redesigns
Elegantly Timeless Restaurant Redesigns
Chicago's Alinea Completely Revamps Its Offered Experience
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71
Multipurpose Pen Phones
Multipurpose Pen Phones
The Versatile Zanco S-Pen is a Bluetooth Headset, Stylus and More
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70
Stylish Modern Car Showrooms
Stylish Modern Car Showrooms
The NIO House Design is Completed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
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69
Taco-Inspired Wrapping Paper
Taco-Inspired Wrapping Paper
Taco Bell Releases a Line of Unconventional Wrapping Paper Prints
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68
Chic Contemporary Divided Apartments
Chic Contemporary Divided Apartments
Atelier Boter Produces an Unconventionally Divided Floor Plan
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67
Transformative Art Lamps
Transformative Art Lamps
BARDAJ Creates Magical Lighting That Plays with Light and Shadow
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66
Fully Customizable Lounge Systems
Fully Customizable Lounge Systems
Coalesse's Launch Answers to Contemporary Design Inclinations
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65
Brightly Lit Transparent Buildings
Brightly Lit Transparent Buildings
CO Architects Features a Glazed Facility in Kansas City
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64
Terraced House-Shaped Pavilions
Terraced House-Shaped Pavilions
Studio Weave's Timber Tower Features an Intricate Composition
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63
Imaginatively Crafty Play Collections
Imaginatively Crafty Play Collections
IKEA Boasts a Creativity-Focused Entertainment Collection
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62
Motivating Graphic Sock Designs
Motivating Graphic Sock Designs
Hedley & Bennett's Collab with Richer Poorer is Very Cheerful
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61
Japanese-Inspired Stacking Lunchboxes
Japanese-Inspired Stacking Lunchboxes
The Food à Porter Joins Japanese Aesthetics With Minimalism
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60
Stylishly Contemporary Chinese Eateries
Stylishly Contemporary Chinese Eateries
Atlas Kitchen Takes an Art-Centric Approach to Business
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59
Exceptionally Modern Vacation Homes
Exceptionally Modern Vacation Homes
Omar Gandhi Architect's Rectangular Residence is Sophisticated
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58
Apartment-Style Global Tech Stores
Apartment-Style Global Tech Stores
The Apple Store in Paris Embraces Classical Architecture
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57
Darkly Furnished Moscow Apartments
Darkly Furnished Moscow Apartments
Geometrium's 'Novoe Tushino' Residence is Luxe & Sophisticated
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56
Fashionable Pop-Up Exhibitions
Fashionable Pop-Up Exhibitions
A-COLD-WALL* and NikeLab Celebrate Their Collab with an Exhibit
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55
Mixed-Style Working Spaces
Mixed-Style Working Spaces
ACDF Architecture's Color-Block Office Embraces Historic Elements
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54
Bespoke Leather Backpacks
Bespoke Leather Backpacks
This Custom Backpack is Crafted By Vietnamese Artisans Using Your Ideas
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53
Cheerful Holiday Installations
Cheerful Holiday Installations
Studio Cadena's Artwork Delights with Abstract-Style Smiley Faces
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52
Cozy Wooden Alpine Chalets
Cozy Wooden Alpine Chalets
Network of Architecture (NOA) Designs Shelters on the Seiser Alm Slopes
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51
Portable Mechanical Shavers
Portable Mechanical Shavers
The Manmower Takes Inspiration from Classic Lawn Mower Designs
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50
Cross-Cultural Dim Sum Restaurant
Cross-Cultural Dim Sum Restaurant
Linehouse's Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant is Design-Forward
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49
Artistically Deconstructed Fashion Designs
Artistically Deconstructed Fashion Designs
OFF-WHITE's Pre-Fall 2019 Channels Unfinished Buildings
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48
Efficiently Built School Libraries
Efficiently Built School Libraries
Dot Architects Uses an Open-Source Architecture Platform
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47
Minimalist Twisted Wooden Shelves
Minimalist Twisted Wooden Shelves
LAWA DESIGN Boasts a Multi-Purpose Shelf That Embraces Modernism
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46
Carved Currency Sculptures
Carved Currency Sculptures
Scott Campbell's Inaugural Exhibit in Asia Features Skull Sculptures
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45
Perforated Metal Facades
Perforated Metal Facades
Jean-Paul Viguier Renovates & Expands a Cash-Processing Center for a Bank
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44
Vegan Linoleum Leathers
Vegan Linoleum Leathers
Lino Leather Presents an Alternative to the Popular Animal-Based Material
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43
High-Tech Storage Solution Shops
High-Tech Storage Solution Shops
The Container Store is Now Introducing a 'Next Generation Store'
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42
Apartment-Inspired Menswear Boutiques
Apartment-Inspired Menswear Boutiques
École De Pensée's Montreal Flagship is Incredibly Homey
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41
Commuter Breakfast Cups
Commuter Breakfast Cups
The CrunchCup Helps to Make Eating Breakfast Faster and Easier
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40
Chic Wine-Inspired Bar Interiors
Chic Wine-Inspired Bar Interiors
Foolscap Studio Arranges a Modern & Sculptural Interior Design
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39
Experiential Coffee Chain Roasteries
Experiential Coffee Chain Roasteries
The Starbucks Roastery in Seattle Offers Guests an Adventure
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38
Modernized Acoustic Guitars
Modernized Acoustic Guitars
The Infinitum Guitar Improves Sound Through Clever Design
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37
Beautiful Japanese Comic Campaigns
Beautiful Japanese Comic Campaigns
DOZO Tea Has a Playful Identity Thanks to Gerhard Human & DOERS
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36
Geometric Structure-Building Toys
Geometric Structure-Building Toys
The 'TiKA' Modular Design Kit is Simple Enough for Any User
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35
Arched Furniture Showrooms
Arched Furniture Showrooms
The Third APPARATUS Showroom Opens Up in Los Angeles' McCadden Place
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34
Stylish Comfortable Outdoor Furniture
Stylish Comfortable Outdoor Furniture
3LHD's Umomoku Collection is Contemporary and Design-Forward
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33
Minimalist Shopping Sites
Minimalist Shopping Sites
'Good, Cheap, and Fast' Focuses on Simplicity in Online Shopping
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32
Extravagantly Weird Clothing Designs
Extravagantly Weird Clothing Designs
Micol Ragni Explores Unconventional Fashion with SS 2019
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31
Luxury Board Game Designs
Luxury Board Game Designs
The Monopoly Luxury Edition Features Custom Pieces and Striking Wood
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30
Crinkled Tunnel-Like Retail Experiences
Crinkled Tunnel-Like Retail Experiences
Tacklebox Architecture Boasts a Chic Sculptural Interior
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29
Celebratory High Fashion Pop-Ups
Celebratory High Fashion Pop-Ups
This Dior Pop-Up Centers Around the SS19 Line & the KAWS Collab
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28
Encouraging Urban Farming Collections
Encouraging Urban Farming Collections
IKEA and Tim Dixon Advocate for the Local Production of Food
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27
Indoor Modular Wooden Structures
Indoor Modular Wooden Structures
LUO Studio Produces a Design That Answers to Sustainability
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26
Science-Inspired Sneaker Releases
Science-Inspired Sneaker Releases
The PUMA Cell Venom Debuts at a Conceptual Pop-Up in London
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25
Amazonian Fish Skin Fabrics
Amazonian Fish Skin Fabrics
Oskar Metsavaht's Scaly Garments are an Alternative to Leather
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24
Stacked Brutalist Housing Complexes
Stacked Brutalist Housing Complexes
Safdie Architects Renovates a Voluptuous Concrete Building
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23
Architecturally Furnished Futuristic Apartments
Architecturally Furnished Futuristic Apartments
Zaha Hadid's Miami Beach Apartment is Chic & Fluis
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22
Sleek Modern Gothic Cafes
Sleek Modern Gothic Cafes
The Antwerp Cathedral Houses a Cafe by Van Staeyen Intérieur Architecten
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21
Artistically Upcycled Renaissance Outfits
Artistically Upcycled Renaissance Outfits
Suzanne Jongmans Creatively Highlights Ecological Issues
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20
Smart Watch Case Designs
Smart Watch Case Designs
Yeonsoo Kang Produces a Case Concept for the Apple Watch Series 4
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19
Standardized Apartment Units
Standardized Apartment Units
Skender Made an Apartment Assembly Line to Create Homes
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18
Digital-Only Fashion Capsules
Digital-Only Fashion Capsules
Carlings' Digital Fashion Collection Boasts a Futuristic Outlook
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17
Cheerfully Colorful Housing Units
Cheerfully Colorful Housing Units
Johnsen Schmaling Architects Decorate This Complex with Color
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16
Progressively Chic Photographers
Progressively Chic Photographers
Seachange Studio's Custom Wordmark Builds on a Colorful Identity
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15
Contemporary Detached Cabins
Contemporary Detached Cabins
Umwelt Erects This Incredibly Stylish Cabin for a Young Family
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14
Luxury Designer Decor Objects
Luxury Designer Decor Objects
The Petits Nomades Collection Showcases Gorgeous Materials
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13
Retro Arcade Game-Inspired Fashion
Retro Arcade Game-Inspired Fashion
Hermetic Square Embraces Nostalgic Fashion with Trippy Lookbook
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12
Dynamic Rooftop Playgrounds
Dynamic Rooftop Playgrounds
MAD Architects' Design Fuses Modernism with Traditional Architecture
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11
Comforting Cocoon Bedrooms
Comforting Cocoon Bedrooms
'The Zed Rooms' for Sleep Replicate the Safety of the Womb
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10
Quirky Social Media Illustrations
Quirky Social Media Illustrations
Burnt Toast Creative Injects Skepticism in Cheerful Compositions
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9
Runway-Accenting Giant Female Robots
Runway-Accenting Giant Female Robots
Dior Commissions Hajime Sorayama for an Artistic Runway Touch
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8
Graphic Design-Inspired Keychains
Graphic Design-Inspired Keychains
These Adobe Keychains by Yu Xin are Hilariously Relatable
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7
Polished Contemporary Family Homes
Polished Contemporary Family Homes
Gabriel Rivera's Approach to Design Respects Existing Greenery
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6
Enormous Affordable Apartment Buildings
Enormous Affordable Apartment Buildings
MVRDV Develops a Mountain-like Housing Complex in India
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5
Bathtub-Accessible Secret Rooms
Bathtub-Accessible Secret Rooms
Gon Architects Boasts an Unconventional Secret Room Idea
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4
Elegant Robotic Fashion Runways
Elegant Robotic Fashion Runways
Futurism is a Central Theme for Dior's Pre-Fall 2019 Collection
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3
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
James Whitaker's Design is to Accent a Canadian Lakeside Site
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2
Refined Geometric Modern Houses
Refined Geometric Modern Houses
Martins Lucena Arquitetos Take Cues from Contemporary Design
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1
Exaggerated Fashion Runway Lines
Exaggerated Fashion Runway Lines
Kota Okuda's Inaugural Venture into Fashion is Provocative
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