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Top 100 Art & Design Ideas in April

From Plug-Propped Lamps to Eco-Friendly Burial Pods

— April 26, 2015 — Art & Design
The April 2015 art and design ideas are characterized by a color (green) just as much as a concept. Eco-consciousness is on the rise, and consumers are searching for home products that reflect this monumental change in their attitudes and lifestyle.

In terms of home, furniture and architecture in general, products with sustainable features and aesthetics are doing particularly well. It's not enough for a product to merely be sustainable; it also has to look the part. There is a strong desire among consumers to immerse themselves in this eco-friendly movement, and it's important to them that their surroundings indicate this newfound commitment.

The April 2015 art and design trends ultimately demonstrate that the impact the eco movement is having amongst consumers, and the way it is permeating every aspect of their lives.
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Flipped Floor Plans
Flipped Floor Plans
The Holy Cross House Puts the Living Spaces Upstairs and Private Below
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98
Lavish Townhouse Exteriors
Lavish Townhouse Exteriors
The Percy Lane Townhouses in Dublin Boast Contemporary Facades
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97
Retrofying Smartphone Radios
Retrofying Smartphone Radios
i Ready O by PlusD Repurposes Old iPhones for Cloud-Connected Music
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96
Modest Contemporary Abodes
Modest Contemporary Abodes
This Kensington Market House by Superkul is a Contemporary Marvel
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95
Industrial Stone Stools
Industrial Stone Stools
The Harder They Come Collection Combines Unique Sea Rocks with Steel Rebar
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94
Off-Grid Mountain Cabins
Off-Grid Mountain Cabins
The Tubakuba Mountain Hub Helps Young Families Take In Nature
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93
Floral Fashion Collages
Floral Fashion Collages
Rocio Montoya's Masterpieces Draw Inspiration from Surreal Themes
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92
Mutated Human Sculptures
Mutated Human Sculptures
Artist Alessandro Boezio Brings a Deformed Twist to Anatomical Forms
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91
Striking Scratched Furniture
Striking Scratched Furniture
Black Scars Cabinet is Etched Entirely with Slashes Over Its Surface
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90
Color-Customizing Salons
Color-Customizing Salons
eSalon Offers Offers Customization as an Alternative to Boxed Hair Color
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89
Luminous Boxlike Houses
Luminous Boxlike Houses
This Charming Dutch Villa Boasts Panoramic Views of the Outdoors
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88
Illuminating Creative Workplaces
Illuminating Creative Workplaces
The Spark Architects Beijing Office Encourages Collaboration
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87
Transformer Bed-Chairs
Transformer Bed-Chairs
The Girella Can Transform Into a Chair Or Bed and is Ideal For Children
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86
Clever Crimped Bookcases
Clever Crimped Bookcases
This Zig Zag Shelf Has Corrugated Inner Panels for Optimal Adaptability
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85
Cosmic Hyperreal Paintings
Cosmic Hyperreal Paintings
The Work of Artist Vladimir Kraynyk Recalls Images of the Big Bang
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84
Opulent Home Extensions
Opulent Home Extensions
The Highlever House is a Timber-Clad Residence in Quaint West London
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83
Vertical Forest Facades
Vertical Forest Facades
This Urban Treehouse Protects Residents from Air and Noise Pollution
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82
Bungee Bath Cords
Bungee Bath Cords
These Coiled Suction Cables Conveniently Suspend Your Shampoo Within Your Shower
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81
Triple Glazed Abodes
Triple Glazed Abodes
This Modern Home Emphasizes Natural Light
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80
Landmark Retail Havens
Landmark Retail Havens
The New Hermes London Flagship Resides in a Historic Building
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79
Simplistic Sports Logos
Simplistic Sports Logos
These Stunning Minimalist NFL Posters are Sporty and Chic
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78
Glass Teapot Sets
Glass Teapot Sets
Ora by Paul Loebach Gives This Traditional Vessel an Updated Look
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77
Balloon-Inspired Wine Glasses
Balloon-Inspired Wine Glasses
The Glass Tank Wine Glass Perfectly Aerates a Bottle of Red Wine
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76
Comical Cultural Caricatures
Comical Cultural Caricatures
These Hipster Lego Characters Are a Playful Nod to Danish Culture
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75
Derelict Architecture Photography
Derelict Architecture Photography
The Forgotten Heritage Series by Matthew Emmett Portrays a Void
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74
Solar-Powered Blinds
Solar-Powered Blinds
BRI/SO Smart Shutters Promise Privacy, Sunlight Obstruction and Electricity
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73
Cartoon Character Remixes
Cartoon Character Remixes
Demetria Skye Logan Creates a Slew of Blended Baymax Disney Characters
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72
Auto Enthusiast Villas
Auto Enthusiast Villas
Villa Gug Integrates Cars Into the Home's Architecture
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71
Film-Inspired Typographic Illustrations
Film-Inspired Typographic Illustrations
Peter Strain's Hand-Lettered Typography Takes Poster Form
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70
Carbon Positive Houses
Carbon Positive Houses
This Prefab Home Only Uses a Tiny Fraction of the Energy It Generates
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69
Vintage Roll Wallets
Vintage Roll Wallets
The Bandito Pocketbook Furls Up to Hold Everything from Money to Sunglasses
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68
Crayon-Constructed Couture
Crayon-Constructed Couture
Bloomingdale's Crayon Clothes Turn Crayola into High Fashion
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67
Futuristic Funeral Carriages
Futuristic Funeral Carriages
This Modern Coffin Carriage is an Avant-Garde Take on Antique Designs
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66
Wristworn Ant Farms
Wristworn Ant Farms
The Ant Watch Creates a Small Ecosystem for You to Flaunt on Your Arm
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65
Dignified Drawer Toolboxes
Dignified Drawer Toolboxes
Hardware Storage is Minimalist and Organized for Refined Woodworkers
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64
Rain-Activated Street Art
Rain-Activated Street Art
Rainworks Are Eco-Friendly Sidewalk Installations That Appear When Wet
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63
Realistic Food Replicas
Realistic Food Replicas
Tomo Tanaka's Miniature Creations Look Good Enough to Eat
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62
Adaptable Work Desks
Adaptable Work Desks
The Hub Desk is a Flexible Workspace for an Open Office Design
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61
Floating Country Houses
Floating Country Houses
This Mirrored Home Has Reflective Paneling to Camouflage It From Outsiders
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60
Caring Cartoon Lamps
Caring Cartoon Lamps
The Big Hero 6 Light by infoThink Brings Comfort to Children and Adults
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59
Ferocious Temporary Tattoos
Ferocious Temporary Tattoos
The Shark Finger Tattoo Features JAWS Around Your Cuticles
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58
Abstract Window Seats
Abstract Window Seats
Bernardo Rodrigues Designs a Striking Reading Nook in a Family Home
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57
Sliding Sliced Houses
Sliding Sliced Houses
An Installation by Michael Jantzen Invites You to Play with Space as Frames
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56
Elegant Concept Restaurants
Elegant Concept Restaurants
Spring Restaurant at Somerset House is a Luxurious French Eatery
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55
Cyclist Signal Gloves
Cyclist Signal Gloves
For Urban Cycling Safety, These Gloves Keep Motorists Informed of Turns
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54
Plug-Propped Lamps
Plug-Propped Lamps
The Wald Outlet Light is Freestanding and Anchored to the Socket
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53
Coiled Clothes Racks
Coiled Clothes Racks
This Spring Hanger Integrates a Spiralling Bar for Gathering More Garments
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52
Eco-Friendly Lab Campuses
Eco-Friendly Lab Campuses
The CREATE Campus by Perkins+Will Features a Full Range of Labs
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51
Cantilevered Computer Tables
Cantilevered Computer Tables
Wall Laptop Desk Facilitates the Adaptation of Your Home Workstation
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50
Futuristic Shower Concepts
Futuristic Shower Concepts
The EIKON Touch Water Control System Beckons the Future
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49
Classical Campus Cottages
Classical Campus Cottages
This Stunning Cottage Accommodations is Apart of a College Campus
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48
Crafty Marker Scissors
Crafty Marker Scissors
The ColorCutter ShapeShark Transforms Doodles into Creative Cutouts
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47
Pixelated Wall Tutorials
Pixelated Wall Tutorials
ClassyCutter Demonstrates How to Create a Crafty Mural for the Home
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46
Deceptive Bar Stools
Deceptive Bar Stools
The Legless Bar Stool Features a Hidden Fourth Foot
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45
Futuristic Violin Designs
Futuristic Violin Designs
This 3D-Printed Instrument Creates Sights and Sounds to Behold
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44
Wooden Teepee Beds
Wooden Teepee Beds
The Teepee Cabin Bed is Perfect for a Any Miniature Cowboy or Cowgirl
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43
Portable Seats
Portable Seats
This Portable Seat at SXSW Lets You Take Some Weight Off Your Feet
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42
Casual Upscale Workplaces
Casual Upscale Workplaces
The New INC Architecture Design Nyc Office Was Designed by the Firm
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41
Vibrant Geometric Tattoos
Vibrant Geometric Tattoos
David Cote's Bold Body Ink Turns People into Walking Art Galleries
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40
Beauty Transformation GIFs
Beauty Transformation GIFs
Elle Muliarchyk Playfully Captures Dramatic Makeovers
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39
Eco Design Initiatives
Eco Design Initiatives
Do the Green Thing Promotes Earth Hour with a Collaborative Design Project
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38
Standing Hydroponic Gardens
Standing Hydroponic Gardens
This Vertical Gardening System is Automated with Electronics
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37
Sustainable Solar Homes
Sustainable Solar Homes
The NexusHaus Relies on Solar Power to Meet Its Energy Needs
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36
Convenient Convertible Wheelchairs
Convenient Convertible Wheelchairs
The Optimo Reconfigures for Its User to Change Position
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35
Cardboard Kids' Desks
Cardboard Kids' Desks
Flatpacked Furnishings Teach Youngsters the Process and Logic of Assembly
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34
Public Art Structures
Public Art Structures
The Vaulted Willow is a Colorful Permanent Installation in an Edmonton Park
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33
3D Carving Machines
3D Carving Machines
The X-Carve Creates 3D Pieces From Wood, Metal and Plastic
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32
Eco-Friendly Burial Pods
Eco-Friendly Burial Pods
Capsula Mundi Creates Coffin Containers that Act as Fertilizer for Trees
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31
Upcycled Light Shelving
Upcycled Light Shelving
The Watson Shelf From JM & Sons Boasts a Reclaimed Wood Design
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30
Minimalist Industrial Shelving
Minimalist Industrial Shelving
The Russo Shelf from Jm & Sons Boasts an Aged and Rustic Look
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29
Digital Display Stilettos
Digital Display Stilettos
This E-Ink Shoe Has Pattern-Changing Properties for Outfit Coordination
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28
Prefab Floating Houses
Prefab Floating Houses
This Innovative Floating Home in Seattle Sits on Lake Union
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27
Creative Contemporary Abodes
Creative Contemporary Abodes
This Home in Santa Monica Features Lots of Creative Space
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26
Retro-Futuristic Cars
Retro-Futuristic Cars
The DS21 Renaissance by Slimane Toubal is a Concept Inspired by Citroen DS
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25
Realistic Cartoon Costumes
Realistic Cartoon Costumes
Jin Pays Tribute to the Disney Film with Incredible Big Hero 6 Cosplay
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24
Ring Box Dioramas
Ring Box Dioramas
TALWST Creates Miniatures Inspired by Current Events and Pop Culture
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23
Slim Security Wallets
Slim Security Wallets
The Axess Fits a Surprising Amount of Money within Its RFID-Blocking Pockets
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22
Floating Residential Pods
Floating Residential Pods
The WaterNest 100 is a Circular Pod-Like Residence
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21
Mobile Makerspace Containers
Mobile Makerspace Containers
The Shipping Containers for Rent Provide a Portable Prototyping Lab
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20
Draped Timber Tables
Draped Timber Tables
This Folding Table Top Can Be Propped Up for Extension to Left to Dangle
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19
Beautiful Bike Furniture
Beautiful Bike Furniture
Designer Manuel Rossel Creates Stylish Storage for Bicycles in the Home
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18
Spacey Pet Beds
Spacey Pet Beds
A Futuristic Dog House Assumes an Alien Appearance and Hidden Hi-Tech Features
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17
Package-Inspired Merchandising
Package-Inspired Merchandising
This Laughing Cow Cheese Retail Display Replicates its Packaging
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16
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
A Projection Wall Clock Displays the Hour from Beamed Light Digits
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15
Graphical Food Branding
Graphical Food Branding
This Contemporary Processed Meat Packaging Design Targets Millennials
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14
Camping-Themed Restaurants
Camping-Themed Restaurants
48 Urban Garden in Athens Features a Refurbished Airstream Kitchen
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13
Artisanal Dairy Displays
Artisanal Dairy Displays
The Fresh St. Farms Store Boasts Rustic Deli and Cheese Counters
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12
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Nendo Kame Luggage Has a Flexible Fabric Cover That Simply Rolls Aside
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11
Artisanal Japanese Cafes
Artisanal Japanese Cafes
Tokyo's Sarutahiko Coffee Boasts Local Products and Home-Grown Goodies
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10
Sustainable Micro Dwellings
Sustainable Micro Dwellings
Chris Heininge's Small Living Space is Only 280 Square Feet
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9
Psychedelic Art Installations
Psychedelic Art Installations
Pip & Pop's Rainbow Hued Sculptures Will Enlighten One's Imagination
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8
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Zecc Architects Designs a Countryside Cabin Using Shuttered Walls
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7
Keychain Camping Elements
Keychain Camping Elements
This Portable Camping Stove Packs Up for Easy Carrying in One Hand
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6
Art Deco Supermarkets
Art Deco Supermarkets
E.Leclerc’s Bordeaux Grocery Store Design Takes Style Cues from the 30s
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5
Luminous Fabric Installations
Luminous Fabric Installations
Wonderwall by LIKEarchitects is an Imaginative Interactive Exhibit
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4
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Adjustable Standing Desks Make it Simple to Set Up Shop Anywhere
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3
Portable Yogurt Packaging
Portable Yogurt Packaging
Ugo Offers an Easy-to-Eat Yogurt to Go Container and Spoon
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2
Cozy Backyard Bunkies
Cozy Backyard Bunkies
The Collingwood Shepherd Hut Offers Comfy Permit-Free Overflow Accommodation
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1
Obese Celebrity Makeovers
Obese Celebrity Makeovers
A Spanish Artist Photoshops Celebs to Encourage Diverse Body Acceptance
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