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Top 100 Design Trends in April

From Upcycled Home Decor to Custom Cartoon Sneakers

— April 29, 2018 — Art & Design
Of all the areas and industries with innovations featured throughout Trend Hunter, design is perhaps the broadest, as the April 2018 design trends make clear. As compared to other top lists, the design trends cover such varying industries as interior design, apparel, automotives, technology, and more. In any industry, good design can be the difference between success and failure, so it's important to pay attention to these innovations, no matter the industry that you are in yourself.

The environment is one of the common denominators among the April 2018 design trends. Whether it means designing technology and decor to help people tend their own gardens or it means offering designs that reduce waste in and of themselves, eco-friendliness is an increasingly important factor in consumers' choices.
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Chinese-Inspired Ambient Lamps
Chinese-Inspired Ambient Lamps
The Umbrellamp is Created with a Traditional Oil-Paper Umbrella
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99
Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Dividers
Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Dividers
Surman Weston Created an Open Concept Office in a Church
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98
Sleek Utility Knives
Sleek Utility Knives
Built to be Rugged and Elegant, The Kershaw Method is a Quality Pocket Knife
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97
Long-Lasting E-Bikes
Long-Lasting E-Bikes
The Supercharger by Riese & Muller is Equipped with Two Powerful Batteries
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96
Contemporary Natural Aesthetic Bathrooms
Contemporary Natural Aesthetic Bathrooms
The Blubleu 'BlondeCrazy' Collection Strikes a Balance
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95
Sleek Wilderness Pocket Knives
Sleek Wilderness Pocket Knives
The Spyderco Bushcraft Has a Long-Lasting High Carbon Steel Blade
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94
Color-Matching Nail Polish Packaging
Color-Matching Nail Polish Packaging
This Polish Bottle Has a Built-In Nail Tip with Actual Polish
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93
Theater-Inspired Chandeliers
Theater-Inspired Chandeliers
Lasvit's Neverending Glory Collection Takes Cues from Theater Lights
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92
Cat-Themed Spring Accessories
Cat-Themed Spring Accessories
Smoko's New Cat-Inspired Line Boasts Interactive Elements
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91
Artist-Designed Fun Swimwear
Artist-Designed Fun Swimwear
Anthropologie Collaborated with Dorothy Shain on an Exclusive Capsule
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90
Highway Art Galleries
Highway Art Galleries
The Louvre Abu Dhabi Created a Unique Outdoor Art Gallery for Motorists
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89
Fashion Designer Gallery Exhibitions
Fashion Designer Gallery Exhibitions
Virgil Abloh's 'PAY PER VIEW' Exhibit is About Consumer Art
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88
Design-Friendly Abstract Clocks
Design-Friendly Abstract Clocks
This Clock by Marta Bakowski Tells Time in a Design-Driven Way
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87
Space Travel Advertisement Posters
Space Travel Advertisement Posters
The NASA EXOPLANET TRAVEL BUREAU Poster Prints are Retro
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86
Assistive Custom Carpentry Machines
Assistive Custom Carpentry Machines
MIT's AutoSaw System Makes Furniture-Making Easier and Safer
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85
Pastel Pink Kids Furniture
Pastel Pink Kids Furniture
Ferm Living Embraces Millennial Pink as an Accessible Color for All
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84
Versatile Open Offices
Versatile Open Offices
Sydness Architects' TrueX Office Boasts Space for Meetings and Happy Hours
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83
Kid-Friendly Animal Bowls
Kid-Friendly Animal Bowls
Case Studyo's New Line of Fun Animal Bowls are Perfect for Kids
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82
Toronto-Based Modern Offices
Toronto-Based Modern Offices
The New Slack Space in Toronto Has a Revolutionary Office Design
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81
Efficient Greenery Containers
Efficient Greenery Containers
The Capsule Planter is ideal for Compact Living Spaces and Offices
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80
Brass Home Interiors
Brass Home Interiors
Kristina Lastauskaitė-Pundė Updates 19th Century Apartment in Vilnius
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79
Loyal Customer Gift Sets
Loyal Customer Gift Sets
L.POINT|L.pay Celebrate Customers with Limited Edition Notebooks
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78
Customizable Modular Sofas
Customizable Modular Sofas
Civil's Noord Collection is a Luxury Line of Modular Furniture
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77
Zen-Inspired Bedroom Furniture
Zen-Inspired Bedroom Furniture
IKEA Launched 'HJARTELIG,' a New Line of Furniture to Aid Sleep
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76
Minimalist Digital Pianos
Minimalist Digital Pianos
The Roland Kiyola Pianos Were Inspired by Scandinavian Design
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75
Modern Luxury Fashion Collections
Modern Luxury Fashion Collections
OFF-WHITE Teams Up with Byredo for Black and White Collaboration
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74
Home Beehive Kits
Home Beehive Kits
The Flow Hive 2 Improves on the Original for a Larger Market
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73
Limited Edition Gamer High-Tops
Limited Edition Gamer High-Tops
King of Soles' Pac Man Shoes are Handmade & Handstitched
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72
Classy Diner-Style Interiors
Classy Diner-Style Interiors
GRT Architects Install a Checkered Floor in Don Angie Restaurant
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71
Petite Paris Apartments
Petite Paris Apartments
'Atelier_142' was the Former Home of a Successful Painter
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70
Optical Illusion Rugs
Optical Illusion Rugs
Patricia Urquiola's New Rugs Use Block of Color and Bold Outlines
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69
Luxurious Pencil Sharpeners
Luxurious Pencil Sharpeners
The Matterhorn Brut Rosé is a Collectable Piece with Amazing Function
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68
Luxurious Collectible Cars
Luxurious Collectible Cars
Maserati Teamed Up with Playsam to Make Sleek Wooden Collectible Cars
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67
Playful Wedding Guest Books
Playful Wedding Guest Books
Down in the Boondocks Boasts a Custom Engraved Tower of Blocks
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66
Millennial Pink Coffee Cups
Millennial Pink Coffee Cups
Starbucks' New Cherry Blossom Cups are Perfect for Spring
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65
Culturally Iconographic Jewelry
Culturally Iconographic Jewelry
The Designs of Rebecca Rose's Sculpted Rings are Highly Detailed
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64
Decorative Metal Robot Sculptures
Decorative Metal Robot Sculptures
APPortfolio Helps Hajime Sorayama Bring His Painting to Life
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63
Streamlined Wall-Embedded Lights
Streamlined Wall-Embedded Lights
The Panzeri 'AlDecimo' Wall Lamp Offers Direct and Indirect Light
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62
Sun-Inspired Restaurant Designs
Sun-Inspired Restaurant Designs
Omar's Place is a Modernly Designed Mediterranean Restaurant
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61
Mood-Boosting Indoor Gardens
Mood-Boosting Indoor Gardens
The 'Botova' Planter Light Grows Greens and Enhances Your Spirit
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60
Paint-by-Number Wooden Plants
Paint-by-Number Wooden Plants
The 'SR Flat Plants' Kit Provides an Activity and Home Decor
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59
Artist-Inspired Illuminators
Artist-Inspired Illuminators
Sebastian Bergne Crafted 'Poise' Based on Work By Isamu Noguchi
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58
Futuristic Pocket Knives
Futuristic Pocket Knives
The 'CRKT Daktyl' Is a Non-Traditional Knife With a Stunning Aesthetic
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57
Colorful Resin Art Collections
Colorful Resin Art Collections
Josie Lewis' 'Petrified Rainbow' Series Evokes Alien-Like Imagery
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56
Ergonomic Flat Pens
Ergonomic Flat Pens
The Ko-Axis Rail Pen Features an Innovative Comfort-Focused Design
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55
Ambitious Luxe Superyachts
Ambitious Luxe Superyachts
The Dynamiq GTT 165 Foiling Superyacht Has Luxurious Amenities on Board
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54
Family-Style Interior Designs
Family-Style Interior Designs
Raw Edges Turns the Vitrahaus Loft into a Whimsical Wonderland
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53
Versatile Men's Backpacks
Versatile Men's Backpacks
The Core Pack by Topo Designs Was Made for Any Environment
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52
Furniture Puzzle Toys
Furniture Puzzle Toys
Tactic Games' Mini Home Sets Combine Design with Building Challenges
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51
Decorative Garden Sheds
Decorative Garden Sheds
Kawahara Krause Architects Artfully Bridge the Gap on Property Boundary
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50
Advanced Military Helmets
Advanced Military Helmets
The Ceradyne IHPS Ballistic Helmet Uses Modern Materials For Protection
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49
Unconventionally Colored Textured Rugs
Unconventionally Colored Textured Rugs
India Mahdavi’s Rugs Dazzle the Interior Design Community
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48
Contemporary Moroccan-Inspired Interiors
Contemporary Moroccan-Inspired Interiors
Knoll Tapped Johnston Marklee for a New Showroom Design
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47
Shipping Container Nightclubs
Shipping Container Nightclubs
Rabih Geha Architects Created a Dark Nightclub in Beirut
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46
Curvaceous Computer Stands
Curvaceous Computer Stands
Twelve South's BookArc Mod Stand Can Hold the MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 3
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45
Gritty Industrial Offices
Gritty Industrial Offices
Woods Bagot Used Raw Concrete on This Continental Bank Building
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44
Moon-Inspired Stress Balls
Moon-Inspired Stress Balls
Makiko Yoshida Creates a Series of Stress Relief Toys
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43
Technicolored Dental Floss Packaging
Technicolored Dental Floss Packaging
Anagrama Studio Designs a New Visual Identity for Cocofloss
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42
Striking Performance Bikes
Striking Performance Bikes
The Cervélo P5X Features Lamborghini-Inspired Design and Performance
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41
Upcycled Home Decorations
Upcycled Home Decorations
Malmö Upcycling Service's 'Odds & Ends' Boasts a Wide Range of Materials
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40
Fuzzy Monochromatic Wall Decor
Fuzzy Monochromatic Wall Decor
Eduard Eremchuk's Concept Shop Boasts Vibrant Yellow & Cozy Pink
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39
Versatile Adventure Bags
Versatile Adventure Bags
The Alpha 31 is Designed for the Workplace and the Outdoors
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38
Minimalist Marble Coffee Mugs
Minimalist Marble Coffee Mugs
'Starbucks Korea Marble' is a New Line of Chic Coffee Accessories
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37
Purely Abstract Chair Designs
Purely Abstract Chair Designs
WoongKi Ryu Strongly References Russian Art Through Furniture
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36
Realistic Succulent Plant Cakes
Realistic Succulent Plant Cakes
Brooklyn Floral Delight Makes Deceptive Cactus-Like Cakes
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35
Hyper-Realistic CGI Campaigns
Hyper-Realistic CGI Campaigns
Google Tests the Boundaries of Forms and Textures in Project Fi Ads
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34
Miniature Art Books
Miniature Art Books
The Tiny Superfine Defined Book by Toby Ng Explores Hong Kong's Creative Scene
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33
Refreshing Modern Cafe Designs
Refreshing Modern Cafe Designs
The Pinkie Cafe Mixes Rose Gold Colors into the Design Scheme
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32
Bespoke Fixie Bicycles
Bespoke Fixie Bicycles
The PiCycle Pays Homage to a Crucial Mathematical Symbol
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31
Waterproof Travel Backpacks
Waterproof Travel Backpacks
Pacsafe's New 15 Liter Dry Safe Backpack is Durable and Fashionable
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30
Disintegrated Home Furnishings
Disintegrated Home Furnishings
Snarkitecture & Pentatonic Designed a Fractured Furniture Range
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29
Endlessly Reusable Pocket Notebooks
Endlessly Reusable Pocket Notebooks
Rocketbook's Everlast Mini is Now Funding on Indiegogo
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28
Pitcher-Sized Water Bottles
Pitcher-Sized Water Bottles
S'wells New Roamer Collection Has Large-Size Containers
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27
Color-Rich Co-Working Spaces
Color-Rich Co-Working Spaces
Chiara De Rege Decorated The Wing with Pastel Hues & Modern Details
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26
Wooden Contemporary Dog Houses
Wooden Contemporary Dog Houses
Design Studio PDW Offers a Mid-Century Approach to Dog Abodes
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25
Modern Puzzle Block Toys
Modern Puzzle Block Toys
PAP YAY is a Colorful and Design-forward 10-piece Block Toy
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24
Social Change-Promoting Handbag Designs
Social Change-Promoting Handbag Designs
Michele Pred's Latest Line Made It to the 2018 Oscars
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23
Superhero Sneaker Concepts
Superhero Sneaker Concepts
Illustrator Matthew Walsh is Reimagining Nine Nike Footwear Silhouettes
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22
Multi-Age Shopping Center Playgrounds
Multi-Age Shopping Center Playgrounds
'Red Planet' by 100Architects Encourages Climbing
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21
Cerebral Co-Working Spaces
Cerebral Co-Working Spaces
The Brain Embassy in Warsaw Takes Inspiration from the Human Brain
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20
Body-Positive Hairy Jewelry
Body-Positive Hairy Jewelry
Naama Agassi's Hairy Jewelry Seeks to Promote Female Empowerment
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19
Adaptable Bicycle Designs
Adaptable Bicycle Designs
Canyon's New Grail Bicycle Adapts to Ride Well On and Off-Road
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18
Flask-Shaped Water Bottles
Flask-Shaped Water Bottles
The Hip Water Bottle By Karim Rashid is Sleek and BPA Free
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17
Bodega-Inspired Streetwear Shops
Bodega-Inspired Streetwear Shops
Bodega's Los Angeles Flagship Store Mimics the Mini-Mart Style
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16
70s-Inspired Artisan Food Shops
70s-Inspired Artisan Food Shops
Sabah Has a Diverse Menu of Goods, Including Artisan Donuts & Pies
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15
Bubbly Footwear Campaigns
Bubbly Footwear Campaigns
The Campaign for Nike's Epic React Flyknit Shoes is Upbeat and Playful
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14
Meditative Liquid Levitators
Meditative Liquid Levitators
LeviZen Exhibits Water in Zero Gravity and It is Mind-Boggling
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13
Custom Cartoon Sneakers
Custom Cartoon Sneakers
Mache Custom Kicks Brings to Life to Footwear from a Simpsons Episode
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12
Futuristic Beauty Showrooms
Futuristic Beauty Showrooms
The Mußler Beauty by Notino Concept Caters to the Consumer of Tomorrow
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11
Arty Dual-Material Tables
Arty Dual-Material Tables
Belgian Designer Ben Storms Makes Metal and Marble Tables
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10
Extremely Compact Multifunctional Flats
Extremely Compact Multifunctional Flats
Studio Bazi Designed Practical Storage for a Moscow Flat
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9
Sleek Commuter Backpacks
Sleek Commuter Backpacks
The Ridge Commuter Backpack is Both Inconspicuous and Stylish
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8
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Retail Design Collective Transform Loft into Hub for Community Engagement
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7
Outrageous Artistic Influencers
Outrageous Artistic Influencers
Mlma Stuns the Internet with Her Body of Artistic Wok
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6
Fully Digital Models
Fully Digital Models
Shudu is a Project by Photographer Cameron James-Wilson
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5
High-End Minimalist Furniture
High-End Minimalist Furniture
Magniberg Brand Offers Modern Furniture and Classic Linens
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4
Storage-Friendly Drawing Desks
Storage-Friendly Drawing Desks
The Viacro & Digitalab Drafting Table Fits All Your Artist Supplies
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3
Retro Futuristic Devices
Retro Futuristic Devices
Love Hultén Designs Bizarre Devices with Vintage and Futuristic Values
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2
Empowering Female Logo Reworks
Empowering Female Logo Reworks
Creative Equals Gender Bend Famous Logos for Women's Day
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1
Canoe-Inspired Luxury Yachts
Canoe-Inspired Luxury Yachts
Oceanco's Tuhura Yacht Pulls Design Inspiration from Early Canoes
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