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Top 100 Art & Design Ideas in April

From Floral Anatomy Sculptures to Famous Painting Cocktails

— April 23, 2016 — Art & Design
From droplet-shaped cameras to biometric business cards, the top April 2016 art and design ideas introduce bold new forms for familiar objects. Perhaps one of the most arresting examples of this is the Maison Bernard, a bright red sci-fi bubble home developed by French architect Odile Decq.

While there are a few other designs like this that embrace a strong sense of futurism, among these ideas, classical forms of art and design are also being revisited in fresh new ways. A few great examples of this include paintings that feature Disney princesses as Renaissance portrait subjects and art styles like cubism, surrealism and impressionism that are interpreted as cocktail drinks.

Other themes emerging in art and design include products and designs that embrace unfinished and transparent qualities, which speaks to the modern consumer's desire for authenticity and honesty.
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Secluded Glass Cabins
Secluded Glass Cabins
The Starlight Room Provides Guests with a 360-Degree View of the Mountains
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98
Recycled Wine Barrel Furniture
Recycled Wine Barrel Furniture
Woodfish Creates Custom Furniture from Fermenting Equipment
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97
Sliced Wood Serving Displays
Sliced Wood Serving Displays
The Two-Tier Tree Wood Platter Adds an Eco-Friendly Touch to Serving
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96
Printing Ink Chocolate Packaing
Printing Ink Chocolate Packaing
The BLOCD's Conceptual Chocolate Boxes Are Inspired by Pantone
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95
Moon-Inspired Greenery Stands
Moon-Inspired Greenery Stands
Carpa Designs Crescent Plant Stands Take After a Crescent Moon
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94
Sustainable Wooden Paddle Boards
Sustainable Wooden Paddle Boards
The Jarvis Boards are Made with Recycled and Reclaimed Lumber
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93
Fire-Starter Pens
Fire-Starter Pens
The Schrade Tactical Survival Pen Functions as a Writing Utensil and Tool
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92
Grassy Home Interiors
Grassy Home Interiors
This Sloped Green Flooring is Designed to Resemble a Grassy Hillside
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91
Floral Anatomy Sculptures
Floral Anatomy Sculptures
Jean-Michel Bihorel Recreates 3D Bodies Using Tiny Flowers
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90
Avant-Garde Pencil Sharpeners
Avant-Garde Pencil Sharpeners
La Matita Rossa Series Explores Different Ways to Sharpen Pencils
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89
Pulse-Monitoring Business Cards
Pulse-Monitoring Business Cards
This MobilECG Business Card Performs a Mini ECG Test
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88
Anxious Anticipation Artwork
Anxious Anticipation Artwork
Aaron Tilley's Pieces Depict the Moment Before Catastrophic Despair
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87
Quirky Feline Shelters
Quirky Feline Shelters
These Eye-Catching Cat Shelters Are Designed to Help Homeless Cats
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86
Sophisticated Beanbag Chairs
Sophisticated Beanbag Chairs
The Ineke Hans Plouf Seats Offer a Luxe Design Paired with Comfort
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85
Secluded Seaside Homes
Secluded Seaside Homes
Patterson Associates Designs a Luxury House for the Tasteful Hermit
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84
Rustic Rainforest Retreats
Rustic Rainforest Retreats
The Cape Tribulation House is Located in the Australian Rainforest
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83
Omni-Directional Fans
Omni-Directional Fans
The 'Satellite' Air Fan Features a Multidirectional Functionality
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82
Outdoor Tool Organizers
Outdoor Tool Organizers
The Little Burro Wheelbarrow Garden Tool Organizer is Ready for Yard Work
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81
Suspended Beds
Suspended Beds
Neuman Hayner Architects Creates a Hanging Sleeper for Teenager
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80
Carton-Inspired Wine Shops
Carton-Inspired Wine Shops
La Parra Winery Opens a Vintage Shop that Looks Like a Box of Wine
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79
Featherweight Cast Iron Pans
Featherweight Cast Iron Pans
The Field Skillet is Lighter Than A 13-Inch MacBook Pro
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78
Personal Submersible Vehicles
Personal Submersible Vehicles
The Undersea Aquahoverer Submarine Design is Easy to Drive
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77
Tiered Transparent Mannequins
Tiered Transparent Mannequins
Tokujin Yoshioka's Futuristic Bodies are Made with Laser-Cut Acrylic
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76
Freeform Furniture
Freeform Furniture
Les Angles Furniture by SMARIN is a Series of Mountainous Cushions
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75
Powerful Kitchen Range Vents
Powerful Kitchen Range Vents
The FIREBIRD Black Stainless Steel Range Hood Has Quiet Operation
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74
All-in-One Device Hubs
All-in-One Device Hubs
The iStand Keeps Apple Hardware Charging and Connected
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73
Cavernous Cliffside Abodes
Cavernous Cliffside Abodes
The 'House on the Cliff' Home Features a Curved Roof Made of Zinc
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72
African Nomad Portraits
African Nomad Portraits
German Photographer Mario Gerth Captures Striking Tribal Images
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71
Collapsible Camping Cookers
Collapsible Camping Cookers
The Campack is a Flat Nine Piece Pot Set for Cooking Outdoors
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70
Modernized Airplane Cabins
Modernized Airplane Cabins
The 'Airspace by Airbus' Cabin is Designed Around Comfort and Ambiance
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69
Folding Sofa Guest Beds
Folding Sofa Guest Beds
The Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress Has a Two-in-One Aesthetic
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68
Custom Tea Makers
Custom Tea Makers
Enfuse by Hussain Almossawi Encourages a Curated Drinking Experience
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67
Chic Family-Friendly Appliances
Chic Family-Friendly Appliances
The Samsung Black Stainless Steel Appliances are Ready for Use
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66
Yoga-Accommodating Chairs
Yoga-Accommodating Chairs
The US Pride Yoga Chaise Chair Enables Exercise and Relaxation
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65
Cobranded Functionalist Boots
Cobranded Functionalist Boots
The OFF-WHITE Dr Martens BRAUN Collaboration Will Yield New Kicks
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64
Thematic Desk Organizers
Thematic Desk Organizers
The 'One Piece' Design Suits Architects, Administrators and Geeks
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63
Mobile Caravan Offices
Mobile Caravan Offices
The Studio1-6 Puts Together an Office on Wheels for Remote Working
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62
Ink-Dipped Packaging
Ink-Dipped Packaging
Day & Night Branding Expresses a Business's Transition from Cafe to Bar
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61
Modernized Retro Sports Cars
Modernized Retro Sports Cars
The 'Dacia' Concept Sports Car Blends Design Aesthetics
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60
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
The Life Pod Can Easily Be Transported Around By Car
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59
Movement-Inspired Spa Boutiques
Movement-Inspired Spa Boutiques
The Aesop Mile-End Store Was Designed by Montreal's Naturehumaine
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58
Militant Compartmental Cellular Cases
Militant Compartmental Cellular Cases
The Urban Armor Gear Protective Phone Cases are Break-Proof
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57
Terrifying Glass Slides
Terrifying Glass Slides
The Skyslide Hovers 1,000 Feet Above Los Angeles
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56
Modernist Zen Residences
Modernist Zen Residences
InForm's 'House in Elwood' Project Boasts Sleek and Simple Design Details
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55
Famous Painting Cocktails
Famous Painting Cocktails
The Langham Hotel Serves Drinks Decorated With Foam Artwork
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54
Modular Activity Benches
Modular Activity Benches
Vincent Koenders' Park Seat Features a Functional Sliding Component
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53
Naturalistic Statement Jewelry
Naturalistic Statement Jewelry
Faris' Onda Collection Features Nature-Inspired Twists
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52
Shame-Free Healthcare Packaging
Shame-Free Healthcare Packaging
Noskam is a Healthcare Brand Concept Created by a Student
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51
Kids Meal VR Packaging
Kids Meal VR Packaging
McDonald’s Sweden Creates a Happy Meal Box VR Headset
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50
Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows
Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows
The 'Nest' Draws Inspiration from a Garden Wheelbarrow
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49
Unfurling Lounge Chair Beds
Unfurling Lounge Chair Beds
The Benny Linen/Cotton Chair Bed is Suitable for Sitting and Sleeping
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48
Indoor Gardening Systems
Indoor Gardening Systems
The 'Summit Grow Lab' Allows Users to Set Up an Urban Garden Anywhere
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47
Wall-Integrated Cafe Seating
Wall-Integrated Cafe Seating
The Walls of This Cafe Fold Up to Create Outdoor Tables
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46
Reductive Handset Designs
Reductive Handset Designs
The Ophone Is Stripped Down to the Basics to Refocus Energy Elsewhere
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45
Long-Exposure Landscape Photography
Long-Exposure Landscape Photography
These Minimalist Portraits are Lensed by Vassilis Tangoulis
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44
Hybrid Hammock Tents
Hybrid Hammock Tents
The Nube Swinging Bed Offers a Dry Place to Camp While in the Trees
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43
Communal Camping Tents
Communal Camping Tents
The Crazy X Tent Makes Camping More Sociable Than Ever
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42
Soda Brand Streetwear Lines
Soda Brand Streetwear Lines
The Stereo Vinyls x Coca-Cola Collection is a Unique Collaboration
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41
Tiered Tiny Homes
Tiered Tiny Homes
These Tiny Homes Can Be Tailored Towards Different Levels of Builder Skill-Sets
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40
Feline-Friendly Bookshelves
Feline-Friendly Bookshelves
This Bookshelf by Thinking Design is One Giant Catwalk
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39
Utility Residence Blocks
Utility Residence Blocks
The Hub Kitchen and Bathroom Unit Can be Used to Create a Livable Space
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38
Collapsible Travel Bags
Collapsible Travel Bags
The Néit Suitcase Fold Down for Easy Storage
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37
Contemporary Custom Backpacks
Contemporary Custom Backpacks
The Phoresy Pack is Designed by Users via a Simple Online Interface
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36
Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
The Woollip Travel Pillow Brings Comfort to Planes and Trains
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35
Multitool Money Clips
Multitool Money Clips
Lever Gear Money Clips Pack 40 Tools into One Slim Design
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34
Customizable Jungle Gym Beds
Customizable Jungle Gym Beds
The 'Playbed' is a Child's Bedroom Furniture Dream Come True
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33
Home Decor Subscription Boxes
Home Decor Subscription Boxes
This Service Offers Home Accessories with a Coordinated Theme
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32
Droplet Digital Cameras
Droplet Digital Cameras
This Curved Camera is Functionally and Ergonomically Enhanced
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31
Tubular Tree Abodes
Tubular Tree Abodes
Aibek Almassov Designs a House that Wraps Around a Fully Grown Tree
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Minimalistic Bike Storage
Minimalistic Bike Storage
PARAX Designed a Simplistic Modern Bike Rack to Maximize Space
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Classic Cork Midsole Sneakers
Classic Cork Midsole Sneakers
This Stan Smith Luxe Model Features a Cork-Wrapped Midsole
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Polygonal Cereal Packaging
Polygonal Cereal Packaging
This Froot Loops Cereal Packaging Avoids Spilling the Breakfast Food
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Renaissance Disney Princesses
Renaissance Disney Princesses
This Series Depicts the Disney Princesses as Renaissance Characters
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Purifying LED Lights
Purifying LED Lights
These Himalayan Salt Lamps from Ambion Lighting Enhance Living Spaces
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Hidden Magnetic Knife Blocks
Hidden Magnetic Knife Blocks
The Drop Block Knife Storage Drawer is Installed Underneath Cabinets
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Student-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Student-Friendly Micro-Apartments
These Mini Studios Provide an Alternative to Student Housing
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Communal Living Experiments
Communal Living Experiments
The WeWork WeLive Space is a Converted 20 Storey office Building
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Camouflaged Contemporary Homes
Camouflaged Contemporary Homes
This Modern Cottage is Concealed by a Traditional French Exterior
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21
VR Gaming Thrones
VR Gaming Thrones
The Emperor 200 Gaming Seat Offers a Luxe Virtual Reality Playing Experience
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20
Platform Sneaker Concepts
Platform Sneaker Concepts
The Golden Shape Has Reimagined the Nike Blazer Low with a Creeper Sole
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Unfinished Marble Sinks
Unfinished Marble Sinks
Henry Timi's 'Corpo' Bathroom Collection Focuses on Rocky Terrain
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Recycled Virtual Reality Viewers
Recycled Virtual Reality Viewers
Coca-Cola Provides 3 Hands-On Options for Eco-Conscious Techies
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17
Multilevel Kindergarten Classrooms
Multilevel Kindergarten Classrooms
This Classroom Features Play Spaces That Span Different Levels
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Comprehensive Modern Homes
Comprehensive Modern Homes
The Los Angeles House is Typical of the LA Lifestyle
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15
Dual-Use Stool Tables
Dual-Use Stool Tables
The 'Table&Stool' Offers a Bevy of Uses in Smaller Living Spaces
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Cantilevered Cocktail Bars
Cantilevered Cocktail Bars
The Bire Bitroir Offers Unparalleled Views with its Cliffside Location
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13
Galleria Sushi Kiosks
Galleria Sushi Kiosks
This Taka Sushi is Located Within a Mall in Australia
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12
Comfortable Glamping Yurts
Comfortable Glamping Yurts
WeatherPort Yurts are Perfect for Idyllic Outdoor Adventures
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11
Luminous LED Business Cards
Luminous LED Business Cards
These Eye-Catching Business Cards are Illuminated with Etched Light
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10
Humble Eco Homes
Humble Eco Homes
The Husaro House is a Swedish Abode Found in the Archipelago of Stockholm
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9
Minimalist Gothic Cottages
Minimalist Gothic Cottages
Villa Boreale is a Modern Take on a Classic Wood Cabin
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8
Eco-Friendly Glamping Cabins
Eco-Friendly Glamping Cabins
These Triangular Cabins are Designed for Luxury Camping Trips
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Diner-Inspired BBQ Restaurants
Diner-Inspired BBQ Restaurants
This Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant is Inspired by an American Diner
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6
Gender-Bending Provocative Artwork
Gender-Bending Provocative Artwork
Kirsty Whiten's Art Challenges Cultural Conventions and Taboos
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5
DIY Furniture Kits
DIY Furniture Kits
The UXA Steel Brackets Allow Consumers to Transform Wooden Beams into Furniture
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4
Hanging Terrarium Lamps
Hanging Terrarium Lamps
The 'Mygdal' Plant Light Incorporates a Living Shrub into the Illuminator
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3
Cinematic Sleep Sanctuaries
Cinematic Sleep Sanctuaries
This Hi-Tech Bed is Equipped with a Built-In Projector and Audio
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2
Experientail Retail Trucks
Experientail Retail Trucks
Holt Renfrew Brings its Store to the Road with a Mobile Pop-Up Shop
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Prefabricated Eco-Homes
Prefabricated Eco-Homes
Deltec Offers Affordable Houses Made from Sustainable Materials
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