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Top 100 Unique Innovations for 2019

From Robotic Fast Food Eateries to Body-Positive Hairy Jewelry

— February 18, 2019 — Unique
These 2019 unique innovations range from robotic fast food eateries to body positive, hairy jewelry collections. While San Francisco-based restaurant 'Creator' replaces human staff with robot cooks who create artisanal burgers for $6 a piece, Naama Agassi's hair-crafted accessory range aims to empower women. The collection aims to remove the common stigma surrounding female body hair and the shame that is often synonymous with it.

A standout in the experiential retail realm is Luxury Escapism's 'Oddly Satisfying Spa.' Described as "an immersive performance in a digital-era day spa," the sensory self-care space combines traditional services with interactive treatments that are powered by virtual reality. The space is reflective of consumers' growing love for AR and VR technology and takes classic beauty and relaxation rituals to new heights.

Other 2019 unique innovations include forward-thinking food examples like DagWoods' Instagram-friendly Glitter Pizza menu, NomNom Chocolate's 15-variety product range which includes an 'Old Book' flavor, and Ducks Eatery's vegan-friendly 'Watermelon Ham' which mimics the traditional holiday meat item.

For more unique innovations in the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Cryptocurrency-Inspired Musicians
Cryptocurrency-Inspired Musicians
J-Pop Group Kasotsuka Shojo uses Pop Music to Educate on Crypto
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Behemoth 15-Pound Burger
Behemoth 15-Pound Burger
Truffles N Bacon's 'Belly of the Beast Burger' Can Feed Eight People
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Clear Yogurt Drinks
Clear Yogurt Drinks
Suntory's 'Blueberry Yogurina' Looks Like Water & Has the Mouthfeel of Yogurt
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Extravagant Diamond Fountain Pens
Extravagant Diamond Fountain Pens
The David Oscarson Pen is Ultra-Luxurious and Seaside-Inspired
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Cheese Puff-Coated Burgers
Cheese Puff-Coated Burgers
Applebee’s is Selling a Deep-Fried Cheetos Burger Bomb in the UAE
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Sandwich-Shaped Chocolates
Sandwich-Shaped Chocolates
Hotel Chocolat's Easter Egg Sandwich is Packaged in a Takeaway Box
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Royal Couple Swimsuits
Royal Couple Swimsuits
Bags of Love recently launched royal wedding swimsuits for fans
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Bathroom Tissue Haute Couture
Bathroom Tissue Haute Couture
The Cashmere Collection is in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Hybrid Sport Bar Activities
Hybrid Sport Bar Activities
The Fowling Warehouse Fuses Bowling, Football and Horseshoes
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Humanity-Exploring Spring Apparel
Humanity-Exploring Spring Apparel
A-COLD-WALL*’ Launched the Human. Form. Structure Line for SS19
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Versatile Magnetic Cord Clips
Versatile Magnetic Cord Clips
Universal Nearbuds Allow Consumers to Manage Cords with Ease
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Fantastical Textile Creatures
Fantastical Textile Creatures
Eda Yorulmazoğlu Creates Bizarre Fashion Sculptures with Textile
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Historic Ruin-Like Pavilions
Historic Ruin-Like Pavilions
Carmody Groarke's Design Includes a Secretive Subterranean Passage
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Full-Color 3D Printers
Full-Color 3D Printers
The First HP 3D Printers are Already Changing the Way Printers Handle Color
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360-Degree Drawing Installations
360-Degree Drawing Installations
Oscar Oiwa Stuns with His Intricate and Immersive 'Paradise'
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Offbeat Asymmetrical Fashion
Offbeat Asymmetrical Fashion
Wilde Vertigga Makes Gender-Neutral Styles Inspired by Oscar Wilde
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Luxe Optical Illusion Sweaters
Luxe Optical Illusion Sweaters
JW Anderson's Fall/Winter 2018 Features a Surreal Clothing Design
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Plastic-Eating Fungi Breakthroughs
Plastic-Eating Fungi Breakthroughs
Kew Gardens Scientists Advocate for the Eco Value in Mushrooms
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Luxurious Dorky Accessories
Luxurious Dorky Accessories
Fendi Gives the Headband Umbrella a Logo-Centric Fashion-Forward Twist
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Trapeze-Inspired Atrium Embellishments
Trapeze-Inspired Atrium Embellishments
Robitaille Curtis Creates a Dynamic and Contemporary Atrium
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Book-Flavored Chocolates
Book-Flavored Chocolates
NomNom Chocolate Explores Strange Confectionery Flavors
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Hairbrush Dispensing Pumps
Hairbrush Dispensing Pumps
Raepak's Liquid Pump Applicator Takes the Shape of a Hairbrush
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Snowball Vending Machines
Snowball Vending Machines
Minnesota is Treating Super Bowl Fans to Snowballs
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Self-Deodorizing Functional Gym Bags
Self-Deodorizing Functional Gym Bags
Transforma X is an Odorless Gym Bag with a Sleek Design
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Sprayable Low-Calorie Drinks
Sprayable Low-Calorie Drinks
'AERO Drinks' Makes Unique Aerosol-Based Cocktail Beverages
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Eco-Friendly Swiss Army Knives
Eco-Friendly Swiss Army Knives
Victorinox Uses Recycled Nespresso Capsules for Limited Design
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Unconventional Hybrid Clothing
Unconventional Hybrid Clothing
The Unravel Project Boasts Yet Another Deconstructed Denim Design
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Washable Natural Latex Bags
Washable Natural Latex Bags
Molly Younger's First Commercial Collection is Raw and Inspiring
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Savory Smoked Watermelons
Savory Smoked Watermelons
Ducks Eatery Uses Its Expertise in Smoked Meat to Make "Watermelon Ham"
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Digestible Bioplastics
Digestible Bioplastics
Nuatan is a New Natural Plastic That Fish Can Eat and Digest
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Paper Bag Totes
Paper Bag Totes
AMBUSH Design Launched an Obscurely Designed Carrier
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Award-Winning AI Portraits
Award-Winning AI Portraits
Mario Klingemann Makes Artworks Through Intricate Computer Algorithms
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Immersive Theater Hats
Immersive Theater Hats
Poptheatr is a Focus-Enhancing Personal Theater You Wear On Your Head
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Advanced Aircraft Technologies
Advanced Aircraft Technologies
Siemens' New Form of Electric Propulsion Uses Digital Twin Tech
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Comfy Bread-Shaped Sofas
Comfy Bread-Shaped Sofas
This Fluffy Sofa Bed by CELLUTANE Has an Unconventional Aesthetic
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Pocket-Sized Diaper Kits
Pocket-Sized Diaper Kits
'Dwypers' Contains a Five-Pack of Wipes, a Diaper and a Changing Mat
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Festive Beard Lights
Festive Beard Lights
FIREBOX Pulls All the Stops This Holiday Season with Its Bizarre Product
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Sensory VR Spas
Sensory VR Spas
Luxury Escapism's 'Oddly Satisfying Spa' Takes Cues from a Viral Hashtag
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Vegetation-Based Textile Experiments
Vegetation-Based Textile Experiments
Aniela Hoitink Used Mycelium to Create The Neffa Dress
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Transparent Outlandish Shields
Transparent Outlandish Shields
Anti Social Social Club Introduced a Branded Riot Shield
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Unconventional Shoe Design Inspirations
Unconventional Shoe Design Inspirations
New Balance Offers a 'Caviar & Vodka' Three-Pack
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Food Waste Tableware Designs
Food Waste Tableware Designs
Kosuke Araki's Range of Recycled Tableware is Highly Innovative
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Futuristic Holiday Feasts
Futuristic Holiday Feasts
Bompas & Parr's 'The Future of Christmas' Imagines a Next-Gen Dinner
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Micro-Mosaic Wooden Dining Tables
Micro-Mosaic Wooden Dining Tables
Henge Uses a Fusion Technique for a Mesmerizing Furniture Piece
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Pain-Free Curly Hair Stylings
Pain-Free Curly Hair Stylings
The PuffCuff Was Awarded the Sally Beauty Innovation Award
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Animal By-Product Chairs
Animal By-Product Chairs
Tobias Trübenbacher Uses Animal Offal for His 'Inner Values' Collection
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Facial Exercise Gyms
Facial Exercise Gyms
FaceGym is Opening Its First United States Location in NYC
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Authentic Machine-Made Ceramics
Authentic Machine-Made Ceramics
Studio Joachim-Morineau's Machine Exhibits Mathematical Precision
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3D-Printed Moon Furniture
3D-Printed Moon Furniture
Studio Nucleo Transforms Driade Pieces into Furniture for the Moon
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Vibrant Aesthetically Pleasing Burgers
Vibrant Aesthetically Pleasing Burgers
Paternoster Chop House Offers Celebratory Beautiful Burgers
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Branded Sleep-Inducing Concerts
Branded Sleep-Inducing Concerts
This Concert Hall Was Filled with 150 Beautyrest Beds
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Concept Air Taxi Hubs
Concept Air Taxi Hubs
The Uber Skyport Concepts Showcase How Its Taxis Will Land and Take Off
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Majestic Experiential Rental Rooms
Majestic Experiential Rental Rooms
This Incredible Airbnb Room Sits Along the Great Wall of China
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Water-Based Digital Fabrication Platforms
Water-Based Digital Fabrication Platforms
Neri Oxman's Project Builds from Aqueous Material Form
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Resin-Coated Eroded Furniture
Resin-Coated Eroded Furniture
Alcarol's Deconstructed Furniture is Edgy, Engaging and Unique
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Daring Unconventional Cookie Flavors
Daring Unconventional Cookie Flavors
Oreo Cookie Flavors Extend to Spice with Wasabi and Hot Wings
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Custom-Built LEGO Homes
Custom-Built LEGO Homes
The 'Little Brick Lane' Etsy Shop Builds LEGO Houses to Spec
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Unconventionally Inspired Object Exhibits
Unconventionally Inspired Object Exhibits
The Campana Brothers Display Two New Collections in Rome
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Functional Artwork Furniture Collections
Functional Artwork Furniture Collections
Vincent Pocsik's Pieces Mix Tradition and the Avant-Garde
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Robotic Burger Joints
Robotic Burger Joints
San Francisco's 'Creator' Offers $6 Burgers Made by a Robot
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Experimental Baroque Furniture Designs
Experimental Baroque Furniture Designs
Each Piece in Vincenzo De Cotiis' Range is One-of-a-Kind
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Body-Positive Hairy Jewelry
Body-Positive Hairy Jewelry
Naama Agassi's Hairy Jewelry Seeks to Promote Female Empowerment
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Amazonian Fish Skin Fabrics
Amazonian Fish Skin Fabrics
Oskar Metsavaht's Scaly Garments are an Alternative to Leather
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Glitter-Infused Pizza Creations
Glitter-Infused Pizza Creations
DagWoods Pioneers Glitter Pizzas with Its 'Magical AF' Food Item
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Flexible Phone Designs
Flexible Phone Designs
The Royole Bendable Smartphone Prototype Will Be Shown at IFA 2018
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Unconventional Advertising Strategies
Unconventional Advertising Strategies
Wakino Ad Company's Clever Meta-Advertisement is Interactive
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Eclectic Neon Bars
Eclectic Neon Bars
LiqrBox Serves Alcohol in Juice Boxes and Shots Out of Slot Machines
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Fanny Pack-Infused Slides
Fanny Pack-Infused Slides
Nike's Benassi Fanny Pack Slides Feature a Small Storage Compartment
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Edible Printed Sushi
Edible Printed Sushi
Open Meals Shared Pixelated 3D-Printed Sushi Rolls at SXSW
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Environment-Responsive Bubble Installations
Environment-Responsive Bubble Installations
The Nordic Pavilion Advocates Symbiotic Relationships
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Stunning Handcrafted Wooden Furniture
Stunning Handcrafted Wooden Furniture
Aronson Woodworks Draws on the Uniqueness of Grain Patterns
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Expressive Gender-Neutral Fashion Runways
Expressive Gender-Neutral Fashion Runways
Maison Margiela's SS 19 is Provocatively Androgynous
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Multifunctional Foldable Tablet Designs
Multifunctional Foldable Tablet Designs
Royole's FlexPai Can Be Used as a Tablet and a Smartphone
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Innovative Sustainable Packaging Materials
Innovative Sustainable Packaging Materials
Don Kwaning Finds Creative Uses for Wetland Weed
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Abnormal Fashion Show Runways
Abnormal Fashion Show Runways
Xander Zhou Explored Male Preganancy in His Ultra-Futuristic Show
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Hilarious Crotch-Accenting Pants
Hilarious Crotch-Accenting Pants
GU's Ridiculous Pants are a Collab with Luxe Designer Kim Jones
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Meditative Liquid Levitators
Meditative Liquid Levitators
LeviZen Exhibits Water in Zero Gravity and It is Mind-Boggling
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All-Chocolate Pizzeria Pop-Ups
All-Chocolate Pizzeria Pop-Ups
Cioccolato's Serves Chocolate Pizza in a Restaurant Made Out of It
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Unsettling Small-Scale Sculptures
Unsettling Small-Scale Sculptures
Qixuan Lim Presents Limbs and Organs as Food Creations
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Lifelike Dog-Shaped Desserts
Lifelike Dog-Shaped Desserts
J.c.co Art Kitchen is Churning Out Desserts That Look Like Real Dogs
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Shape-Shifting Robotic Sculptures
Shape-Shifting Robotic Sculptures
Ozel Office's Tech Artwork is Tech-Driven and Interactive
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Creatively Textured Package Designs
Creatively Textured Package Designs
Charlotte Fosdike's Cacao Texture Has an Aura of Authenticity
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Smartphone-Powered Objects
Smartphone-Powered Objects
Matteo Bandi's 'Sidekicks' are Designed to Combat Smartphone Addiction
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Luxurious One-Off Motorcycles
Luxurious One-Off Motorcycles
Bucherer & Bündnerbike Teamed Up for a Limited Motorcycle Design
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Stylish Transparent Trousers
Stylish Transparent Trousers
PrettyLittleThings’ Design is Bold, Crazy and Waterproof
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Fully Edible Food Packaging
Fully Edible Food Packaging
Roza Janusz Uses Scoby as an Alternative to Plastic Take-Out Boxes
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Emotion-Evoking Retail Space Concepts
Emotion-Evoking Retail Space Concepts
Andrés Reisinger Puts Emphasis on Meditation in His Designs
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Florist Shop Restaurants
Florist Shop Restaurants
China's 'Nous' Restaurant is Hidden Behind One-Way Glass in a Flower Shop
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Interactive Artful Museum Experiences
Interactive Artful Museum Experiences
The wndr museum in Chicago Celebrates a New Type of Culture
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Bathtub-Accessible Secret Rooms
Bathtub-Accessible Secret Rooms
Gon Architects Boasts an Unconventional Secret Room Idea
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Ultra-Provocative Fashion Runways
Ultra-Provocative Fashion Runways
Maison Margiela's Spring/Summer 2019 Line is Amazingly Daring
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Illusory Gourmet Desserts
Illusory Gourmet Desserts
Ben Churchill's Dessert Art is Incredibly Realistic, Trippy & Delicious
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Retro Futuristic Devices
Retro Futuristic Devices
Love Hultén Designs Bizarre Devices with Vintage and Futuristic Values
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Physical Modification Exhibitions
Physical Modification Exhibitions
Simon Huck's Otherworldly Installations are Very Fantastical
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Frankfurter Pet Beds
Frankfurter Pet Beds
This Hot Dog-Shaped Dog Bed from New Chic is a Hilarious Pet Accessory
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Ambient Levitating Crystal Lighting
Ambient Levitating Crystal Lighting
Glow is a Levitating Lamp by Luciola That Has a Calm Presence
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Revealing Lace-Up Jeans
Revealing Lace-Up Jeans
This Product by Fashion Nova is Perfect for a Bodacious Figure
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Airbag-Inspired Phone Cases
Airbag-Inspired Phone Cases
The AD Case Deploys Springs to Ensure Smartphone Safety
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Compact 3D-Printed Jetpacks
Compact 3D-Printed Jetpacks
The CUDA Jetpack Pushes Users Forward Underwater
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Multi-Functional Concept Spaces
Multi-Functional Concept Spaces
Rachel Schechtman's STORY Embraces the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
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