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Top 100 Design Trends in 2020

From 15-Minute City Concepts to Pre-Built Mini Offices

— January 24, 2021 — Art & Design
These 2020 design trends range from 15-minute city concepts to pre-built mini offices.

A notable example is Dwellito, a pre-fabricated workspace that is conveniently delivered to one's door. The compact construction is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and many individuals' transition to working from home. "The Dwellito Mini-Office can be ordered in three different sizes depending on one's needs and the space available, and it includes plenty of customizable interior and exterior options." The office is ideal for consumers with limited indoor space or those seeking quiet time and privacy while living in a busy household.

Another standout is Burning Man 2020's virtual event that encourages public safety and social distancing while still giving the public access to interactive art. Rather than being built physically, a Virtual Black Rock City event will be hosted, centered around a multiverse theme and will be accessible to ticket holders.

For more design trends in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2021 Trend Report.
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Space-Inspired Artist-Backed Collections
Space-Inspired Artist-Backed Collections
The Tom Sachs x NIKECRAFT Transitions Range is Slick
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99
Unconventionally Designed Bookstores
Unconventionally Designed Bookstores
Trace Architecture Office's Design Boasts Old & New Elements
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98
Virtual Art Festivals
Virtual Art Festivals
Burning Man 2020 is Going Completely Digital with Virtual Black Rock City
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97
One-Piece Leather Bags
One-Piece Leather Bags
Nendo's Mai Bag is Arrives to the Buyer in a Flat Form & Requires Assembly
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96
Meditative Puzzle Activities
Meditative Puzzle Activities
'Inner Piece' Makes Modern Puzzles for Distraction-Free Quiet Time
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95
All-in-One Kneeling Desks
All-in-One Kneeling Desks
The Edge Desk is a Combined Kneeling Desk and Chair System
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94
Adaptable Modular Bags
Adaptable Modular Bags
Hop by ODA is a Modular Weekday and Weekender Bag Design
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93
Chic Ski-In-Ski-Out Hotels
Chic Ski-In-Ski-Out Hotels
Le Coucou is Part of the Meribel Resort in the Les Trois Vallées
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92
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Sebastian Errazuriz Helps Artists Sell Artwork During the Pandemic
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91
Reusable Dual-Filter Masks
Reusable Dual-Filter Masks
MIT Researchers Made a Reusable Silicone Mask with Removable Filters
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90
Cat-Specific Internal Labyrinth Beds
Cat-Specific Internal Labyrinth Beds
The Gatrimonial Bed Was Features a Special Space for Cats
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89
Playfully Modular Chair Designs
Playfully Modular Chair Designs
Inspired by Ettore Sottsass, Kaoi Studio Releases the Ebba Chair
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88
Empowering Pandemic Emojis
Empowering Pandemic Emojis
&Walsh Offers Comic Relief with a Set of Custom Designed Emojis
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87
Physical Experience-Mimicking Devices
Physical Experience-Mimicking Devices
RCA Students Debut Two Experiential Devices During COVID-19
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86
Ruin-Accented Modern Homes
Ruin-Accented Modern Homes
Will Gamble Architects Design an Interesting Residential Extension
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85
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Bscly Delivers Clothing in 100% Home Compostable Boxes
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84
Innovative Lipstick Sampling Solutions
Innovative Lipstick Sampling Solutions
LIVCER Develops a Sampling Solution Called Livstick
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83
Hands-Free Doorknob Attachments
Hands-Free Doorknob Attachments
Adapta's Hands-Free Door Opener Can Be Used with an Arm or Elbow
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82
Stunning Highly Functional Mugs
Stunning Highly Functional Mugs
The Acera Travel Mugs Leverage Ancient Artisanship Techniques
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81
Digital Age Survival Kits
Digital Age Survival Kits
Lucy McRae's Kit Provides Support for Escaping a Digital Future
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80
Hands-Free Door Handles
Hands-Free Door Handles
In Light of COVID-19, Ivo Tedbury & Freddie Hong Present a Useful Design
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79
Zero-Waste Restaurants
Zero-Waste Restaurants
The Silo Restaurant in East London Features a Sustainable Menu and Interior
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78
Organization-Forward Designer Bowls
Organization-Forward Designer Bowls
The Kuru Line is an Iittala x Philippe Malouin Collaboration
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77
Modern Co-Living Spaces
Modern Co-Living Spaces
PriestmanGoode is Working on the Design of Co-Living Spaces in India
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Modular Micro-Living Systems
Modular Micro-Living Systems
Scavolini's BoxLife Collection Makes Compact, Adaptable Homes
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75
Low-Maintenance Urban Gardens
Low-Maintenance Urban Gardens
This Vertical Plant Wall Has a Built-in Bench for Enjoying Greenery
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74
Handcrafted Wooden Toys
Handcrafted Wooden Toys
ESNAF Toys' Product Brings Together Parents and Children Through Playtime
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73
Contemporary Multi-Family Homes
Contemporary Multi-Family Homes
Studio Toggle Builds a House with an Internal Courtyard in Kuwait
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Modern Flat-Pack Tables
Modern Flat-Pack Tables
Cecilie Manz Designs a Chic Coffee Table for Furniture Brand Takt
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71
Inspirational Sustainability Trails
Inspirational Sustainability Trails
MINI & Kinetic Boast Sustainable Urban Solutions in Novel Ways
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70
Social Media-Friendly Bar Interiors
Social Media-Friendly Bar Interiors
Roman Plyus Works on an Instagrammable Bar in Hungary
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69
Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Eldridge London Creates a Dramatically Shaped House in Coombre Park
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68
Stylish Sanitizer Dispensers
Stylish Sanitizer Dispensers
Sally Reynolds Employs Terrazzo Accents and a Minimalist Aesthetic
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67
Tiny Mountainous Modular Cabin
Tiny Mountainous Modular Cabin
Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi Debute a Small Modular Cabin
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66
Psychosocial Adjustment Jewelry Lines
Psychosocial Adjustment Jewelry Lines
Studio Ching-Hui Yang Seeks to Challenge Societal Norms
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65
Transparent Dining Barriers
Transparent Dining Barriers
Penguin Eat Shabu Boasts Safety Measures During Restaurant Reopening
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64
Online Shopping Cities
Online Shopping Cities
Dubai Commercity is a Free Trade Zone Dedicated to eCommerce
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63
Compact Co-Living Houses
Compact Co-Living Houses
Swing Boasts a Contemporary Home in Osaka That Can Houses Eight People
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Ocean Plastic Textiles
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Camira Boasts Plastic Bottle Fabric, Supporting Sustainability Initiatives
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61
Minimalist Flat-Pack Chair Designs
Minimalist Flat-Pack Chair Designs
Pearson Lloyd Boasts a Steel Silhouette for Danish Brand Takt
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60
Handbag-Shaped Flower Vases
Handbag-Shaped Flower Vases
Bodega Rose Created a Vase in the Shape of Louis Vuitton‘s Speedy Bag
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59
Elevated Dining Experiences
Elevated Dining Experiences
Pinch Delivers a New Food and Beverage Experience with Parcel
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58
Biodegradable Honey Packaging
Biodegradable Honey Packaging
Decomer's Plant-Based Honey Packaging Eliminates Plastic Use
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57
Next-Gen Sanitation Kits
Next-Gen Sanitation Kits
Kiran Zhu Created a Kit to Improve Public Hygiene Habits
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56
Innovative Food Waste Leathers
Innovative Food Waste Leathers
Tômtex is a Material Made Out of Seafood Shells and Coffee Grounds
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55
Microplastic Photo Series
Microplastic Photo Series
Sweet Sneak Studio Establishes a Link Between Food and Micro Plastics
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54
DIY Minimalist Tiny Cabins
DIY Minimalist Tiny Cabins
Hello Wood's Concept is Launched, with Flat-Packed Functionality
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53
Visually Striking Café Pavilions
Visually Striking Café Pavilions
This Café Pavilion by Morag Myerscough Has Illusionary Properties
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52
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Plasticity Turns Discarded Umbrellas Into New Vinyl Bags
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51
Incredibly Stylish Diaper Backpacks
Incredibly Stylish Diaper Backpacks
The Dange Dover Indi Diaper Backpack Sold Out in 24 Hours
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50
Highly Anticipated Graphic Streetwear
Highly Anticipated Graphic Streetwear
Aitor Throup's TheDSA Collection Boasts Captivating Graphics
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49
Architectural Face Masks
Architectural Face Masks
Zimarty's zMask Has a Compliant and Expressive Design
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48
Dying Tree Furniture Ranges
Dying Tree Furniture Ranges
Odami Uses Wood from a Dying Red Oak Tree for Its New Furniture Line
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47
DIY Modular Sheds
DIY Modular Sheds
Mod Shed's Designs Can Be Easily Assembled in an Afternoon
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46
Provocative Rubber Cabinets
Provocative Rubber Cabinets
Allthatissolid's Masque Thing Emphasizes Material Flexibility
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45
Orb-Shaped Cat Beds
Orb-Shaped Cat Beds
The CATSOLE is a Comfortable, Safe & Decorative Place for Cats to Rest
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44
Home Office Cubicles
Home Office Cubicles
Panasonic's Komoru Helps to Separate Living & Working Spaces
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43
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
bare market Boasts Many Affordable & Locally Sourced Goods
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Collaborative Ultra-Elegant Autos
Collaborative Ultra-Elegant Autos
Hermès and Bugatti Work on an Exclusive Chiron Designs
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16-Leveled Houses
16-Leveled Houses
Tato Architects Create an Exceptional Home That "Loosely Connects & Disconnects"
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40
3D-Printed Custom Face Masks
3D-Printed Custom Face Masks
LuxMea Studios & Shapeways Revolutionize the Mask Production Process
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Provocative Sustainable Materials
Provocative Sustainable Materials
Natalie Zipfl Develops Blood Leather for Her Latest Collection
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38
Extravagant Sculptural Rings
Extravagant Sculptural Rings
Petra Zimmermann Designs a Luxuriously Breathtaking Ring for VDF
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37
Hyper-Minimalist Furniture Collections
Hyper-Minimalist Furniture Collections
Bernard Dubois & Isaac Reina Work on Eight Chic Designs
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36
Artistically Surreal Eyewear Editorials
Artistically Surreal Eyewear Editorials
Gentle Monster's 'MY MARS' Lookbook Employs Matthew Stone
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35
Personal Air Purifying Shields
Personal Air Purifying Shields
VYZR Technologies' BioVYZR 1.0 is a Comfortable COVID Solution
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34
Wellness-Focused Home Goods
Wellness-Focused Home Goods
OUI is a New Home Brand Sharing Decor, Tabletop & Wellness Products
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Multi-Sensory Experimental Tableware
Multi-Sensory Experimental Tableware
'Beyond Taste' by Teresa Berger Connects People to Their Food
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Expandable Modular Homes
Expandable Modular Homes
Module's Home Designs are Designed to Adapt and Grow
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Design-Forward Veterinary Clinics
Design-Forward Veterinary Clinics
Islyn Studio Curates the Interior Aesthetic of Bond Vet
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Hands-Free Door Handles
Hands-Free Door Handles
This 3D-Printed Door Attachment Minimizes Contact Between Surfaces
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Health-Focused Office Pods
Health-Focused Office Pods
The Conceptual 'Qworkntine' Office Pods Help Protect Employees
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Intensely Whimsical Playground Additions
Intensely Whimsical Playground Additions
X+ Living's Design is Supplementary to a Restaurant
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27
Nature-Inspired Shapely Furniture
Nature-Inspired Shapely Furniture
Level Project's Home Landscape Debuts at VDF x Ventura Projects
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26
Printable Coloring Books
Printable Coloring Books
The Adobe Coloring Book Gets New Chapters Weekly
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25
Lush Pointed Roof Houses
Lush Pointed Roof Houses
Studio Saxe Designs a Dramatic Home in a Remote Part of Costa Rica
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Ultra-Colorful Retail Spaces
Ultra-Colorful Retail Spaces
Yinka Ilori Embraces Maximalism When Designing the Happy House
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Post-Pandemic Hotel Concepts
Post-Pandemic Hotel Concepts
The Manser Practice Envisions the Future of Hotel Operation
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Minimalist Multifunctional Room Dividers
Minimalist Multifunctional Room Dividers
This Room Divider Helps Break Up Open-Concept Spaces
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Anti-Tech Jewelry Collections
Anti-Tech Jewelry Collections
Sara Sallam Takes Cues from George Orwell's 1984 Novel
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Isolated Dining Booths
Isolated Dining Booths
Mediamatic ETEN is Exploring the New Normal for Restaurants
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Low-Cost Cabin Blueprints
Low-Cost Cabin Blueprints
The Den Outdoors DIY Cabin Plans Come in Several Options to Choose From
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15-Minute City Concepts
15-Minute City Concepts
Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo Envisions a Post-Car City
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DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
Dezeen Helps Launch the Samsung Out of the Box Competition
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16
Sci-Fi-Inspired Face Shields
Sci-Fi-Inspired Face Shields
Plastique Fantastique Creates an Open-Source Retro Face Shield
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15
Pre-Built Mini-Offices
Pre-Built Mini-Offices
Dwellito is a Dedicated Workspace That Can Be Delivered to the Home
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14
Stacked Shipping Container Homes
Stacked Shipping Container Homes
MB Architecture Constructs an Elegant Holiday House in Amagansett
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Decorative Face Masks
Decorative Face Masks
Freyja Sewell's Key Workers Project is a Visual Thank-You to the Frontlines
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12
Reusable Fast Food Packaging
Reusable Fast Food Packaging
PriestmanGoode Utilizes Cocoa Bean Shells in New Innovative Project
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11
Ultra-Slick Modern Pet Beds
Ultra-Slick Modern Pet Beds
Modernize Announces the Drop of the Case Study® Solid Wood Pet Daybed,
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10
Ultra-Contemporary Island Homes
Ultra-Contemporary Island Homes
Branch Studio Architects Designs a Luxe House with a Skylight
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9
Adult Toy-Inspired Phone Cases
Adult Toy-Inspired Phone Cases
TENGA Boasts a New and Subtly Racy iPhone X and XS Case
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8
Work-from-Home Cardboard Desks
Work-from-Home Cardboard Desks
Stykka Made a Flat-Pack Workstation from Three Pieces of Cardboard
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7
Social Distance Hat Designs
Social Distance Hat Designs
Veronica Toppino is Inspired by Historic Examples of Social Distancing
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6
Ultra-Thin Hot Water Bottles
Ultra-Thin Hot Water Bottles
Undu is a Revolutionary Hot Water Bottle Design for Menstrual Cramps
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Inflatable Floating Suits
Inflatable Floating Suits
SiiGii's Suit Lets Wearers Float and Stay Protected from the Sun
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4
Extravagant Knit Face Masks
Extravagant Knit Face Masks
Yr Johannsdottir Encourages Physical Distancing with a Special Design
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3
Personal Struggle-Inspired Fashion
Personal Struggle-Inspired Fashion
Jessan Macatangay's Experimental Fashion Line Carries Meaning
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2
Provocative Mask Alternatives
Provocative Mask Alternatives
Max Siedentopf's Humorous List Shows Everyday Objects as Face Masks
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Extravagant Body Positive Artworks
Extravagant Body Positive Artworks
Daisy May Collingridge's Fabric Bodysuits Celebrate Beauty
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