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100 Aquatic-Based Inspirations

From Serene Underwater Ads to Upcycled Ocean Trash Sneakers

— August 5, 2016 — Eco
The mystery of the ocean and bodies of water can be seen in a plethora of aquatic-based concepts. For example, 'Tribord,' the makers of an innovative snorkeling mask called 'Easybreath,' used the beauty of both the ocean and earth to create a mermaid-like commercial that evokes awe and curiosity. The company not only sold products for underwater exploration, it also used the mystique of the aquatic to highlight its snorkeling mask.

On the other hand, adidas used an aquatic-based idea in a totally different way from Tribord. The company created an upcycled prototype sneaker created solely from oceanic trash -- specifically illegal gillnets that polluted the ocean. The recycled material would be a sustainable way to develop the company's products and coincides with the growing eco-friendly consumer trend.

Inspirations from the deep blue are seen across industries. Whether its in interior design, consumer experiences, photography or simply functional products, the power of the aquatic is identifiable and tacit.
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Aquatic Education Festivals
Aquatic Education Festivals
The North Shore Ocean Fest Celebrates World Oceans Day
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Advanced Underwater Microscopes
Advanced Underwater Microscopes
This Contraption Can Observe Crucial Coral and Marine Processes
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Seashell-Shaped Radios
Seashell-Shaped Radios
BayFM Makes Listening to a Seashell a Musical Experience
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97
First-Ever Shark Sonograms
First-Ever Shark Sonograms
This Underwater Sonogram Captures a Pregnant Tiger Shark
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Smartphone Brand Surfboards
Smartphone Brand Surfboards
The Samsung Galaxy Surfboard Allows Riders to Check Their Messages
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95
Whale-Tracking Buoys
Whale-Tracking Buoys
This Acoustic Monitoring Buoy Studies Endangered Whale Behavior
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Aqatic Trash-Tracking Devices
Aqatic Trash-Tracking Devices
This Optical Sensor Scans the Ocean for Pollutants
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Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings
Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings
These Sick-Pack Rings Double as Fish Food & Cause Less Harm & Danger
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92
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
This Echo Seeker is an Unmanned Submarine Set to Explore Deep Seas
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Underwater Literature Installations
Underwater Literature Installations
This Moby-Dick Book Sculpture is Submerged Underwater
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Serene Underwater Ads
Serene Underwater Ads
'Easybreath' Makes Snorkeling Seem as Peaceful as Breathing Above Water
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Aquatic Predator Sighting Apps
Aquatic Predator Sighting Apps
The Sharktivity Platform Sends Notifications When a Shark is Near
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Whale-Saving Drones
Whale-Saving Drones
These Custom-Built Drones Help to Document the Human Impact on Whales
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Greek Summer-Inspired Art
Greek Summer-Inspired Art
These Large Seascapes Are Meant To Evoke a Sense of Freedom
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Shark-Themed Snacks
Shark-Themed Snacks
7-Eleven is Celebrating Shark Week with Aquatic Decorated Edibles and Drinks
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Starfish-Tracking Robots
Starfish-Tracking Robots
The COTSbot is Designed to Protect Coral Reefs With Image Monitoring
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Underwater Safety Robots
Underwater Safety Robots
The Sea Wasp is a Robot That Finds and Disables Underwater Explosives
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Recycled Sea Monster Sculptures
Recycled Sea Monster Sculptures
The Washed Ashore Project Transforms Ocean Garbage into Art
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Ocean-Assessing Surfboards
Ocean-Assessing Surfboards
The 'SmartFin' Surfboard Fin Analyzes the Sea During Sessions
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Room-Wrapping Ocean Images
Room-Wrapping Ocean Images
Artist Yadegar Asisi Displays the Great Barrier Reef in a Whole Room
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Eco-Friendly Adventurer Ships
Eco-Friendly Adventurer Ships
The Scenic Eclipse Ocean Cruiser Design Promises Only the Best
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Floating Oceanic Garbages
Floating Oceanic Garbages
The Seabin Project are Automated Trash Cans Designed for the Ocean
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Swimming Swine Getaways
Swimming Swine Getaways
The Island of Swimming Pigs Lets Consumers Bathe with Piglets
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Ecological Plastic Rings
Ecological Plastic Rings
Saltwater Brewery Creates Digestible Six-Pack Packaging to Reduce Waste
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Underwater Music Performances
Underwater Music Performances
AquaSonic is a Water Band That Performs in Aquariums
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Ocean-Saving Initiatives
Ocean-Saving Initiatives
Parley for the Oceans Looks to Incite Responsibility Worldwide
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Seashell Sound Systems
Seashell Sound Systems
The Sazae Radio Device Celebrates 90 Years of Radio in Japan
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Immersive Aquarium Attractions
Immersive Aquarium Attractions
The SeaWorld Ocean Explorer Park Will Feature Immersive Rides
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Horror Film Sneakers
Horror Film Sneakers
These Sleek Sport Shoe Designs Pay Tribute to the Sharks in Jaws
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Sea-Saving Facial Cleansers
Sea-Saving Facial Cleansers
The Luna Mini 2 Save the Sea Edition Supports Ocean Conservation
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Sustainable Seashell Sunglasses
Sustainable Seashell Sunglasses
The Shwood 'Sea' Line Features Eyewear Made With Tiny Crustaceans
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Farming Underwater Drones
Farming Underwater Drones
The SeaDrone Analyzes Surroundings Underwater More Efficiently
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Aquatic Filtered Camera Cases
Aquatic Filtered Camera Cases
The SANDMARC for GoPros Offers Filters to Contrast the Water Hues
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Floating Flower Sculptures
Floating Flower Sculptures
This Giant Bouquet Was Launched Out to Sea in the Philippines
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Aquatic Trash Bins
Aquatic Trash Bins
The 'Seabin Project' Aims to Clean the Oceans One Bucket at a Time
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Serpentine Industrial Robots
Serpentine Industrial Robots
This Snake Robot Can Inspect and Repair Underwater Equipment
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Futuristic Diving Helmets
Futuristic Diving Helmets
This Diving Helmet Enhances Underwater Visibility
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Predator Fishtail Blankets
Predator Fishtail Blankets
The Blankie Tails Offer a Cozy Cover and Sleeping Bag Hybrid
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Water-Launched Drones
Water-Launched Drones
These Blackwing Drones Can Be Launched From Submarines
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Edible Six-Pack Rings
Edible Six-Pack Rings
Saltwater Brewery's Beer Six-Pack Feeds Ocean Life
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Digital Diving Timepieces
Digital Diving Timepieces
The Casio's G-Shock Frogman Watch is Made for High Pressure Water Use
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Affordable Underwater Watches
Affordable Underwater Watches
The Traser H3 Tritium Diving Watch is Ready for the Ocean
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Submerged Transportation Bridges
Submerged Transportation Bridges
The Norwegian Fjords Floating Tunnel Places Traffic Underwater
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Ocean-Inspired Bikini Shops
Ocean-Inspired Bikini Shops
The Voda Swim Store Boasts Undulant Ceilings and Sand-Colored Floors
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Striking Shark Cocktails
Striking Shark Cocktails
This Beverage Recreates a Drinkable Shark Attack to Celebrate Shark Week
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High-Definition Adventure Images
High-Definition Adventure Images
Jeff Dodson Captures the Human Relationship with Nature
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Aquatic Element Jewelry
Aquatic Element Jewelry
This Intricate Cuff Bracelet Design Is Inspired by the Sea
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Tactile Underwater Pens
Tactile Underwater Pens
The APEX Tactile Pen by ZeroHour Doubles Up as a Self-Defence Tool
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Water-Cleaning Microbots
Water-Cleaning Microbots
These Tiny Underwater Robots Can Suck Pollutants Out of Water
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Ocean-Cleaning Eco Apparel
Ocean-Cleaning Eco Apparel
The 'Sponge Suit' Helps Clean the Ocean One Stroke at a Time
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Sustainable Man-Made Lagoons
Sustainable Man-Made Lagoons
This Structure Uses the Ocean Tide to Generate Clean Electricity
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Plush Penguin Facilities
Plush Penguin Facilities
The Polk Penguin Conservation Center Features Wave Machines and Rocks
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Surfer Safety Devices
Surfer Safety Devices
The 'SURF7' Helps Surfers Avoid Shark Attacks in Open Water
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Ergonomic Underwater Scooters
Ergonomic Underwater Scooters
The Sea Doo Underwater Seascooter Propels Consumers Around the Ocean
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Underwater Exploration Robots
Underwater Exploration Robots
The 'OceanOne' Underwater Robot Could Replace Scuba Diving
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Idyllic Underwater Restaurants
Idyllic Underwater Restaurants
The Maldives Will Boast the World's Biggest Underwater Restaurant
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Mythical Crocheted Towels
Mythical Crocheted Towels
The Mermaid Beach Bag Towel Brings a Little Whimsy to the Pool and Beach
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Luxury Ocean Racecars
Luxury Ocean Racecars
The BAC Mono Marine Edition is Specifically Designed for Driving on Yachts
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Eerie Underwater Sculptures
Eerie Underwater Sculptures
The 'Museo Atlantico' Exhibit is Located Beneath the Water's Surface
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Urban Surf Parks
Urban Surf Parks
The URBNSURF Wave Pool Offers Public Surfing With a Simulated Beach
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Autonomous Sailing Vessels
Autonomous Sailing Vessels
Shuttleworth Design's Floating Vessel Boasts an Unmanned Design
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Plastic-Removing Ocean Filterers
Plastic-Removing Ocean Filterers
The 'Oclean' System Targets Plastic Pollution in the Oceans
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Ocean-Inspired Luxury Cars
Ocean-Inspired Luxury Cars
This Special-Edition Rolls Royce is Inspired by an Italian Island
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3D-Printed Aquariums
3D-Printed Aquariums
Haruka Misawa's Stunning Aquarium Designs Boast 3D-printed Structures
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Cinematic Predator Shoes
Cinematic Predator Shoes
These Sperry Boat Shoes Commemorate the 41st Anniversary of the Film Jaws
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Floating Wedding Pavilions
Floating Wedding Pavilions
The Four Seasons Maldives Offers an Exotic Overwater Marriage Chapel
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Bottled Deep Sea Water
Bottled Deep Sea Water
'Kona Deep' is a Desalinated Beverage from Deep-Ocean Currents
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Shark-Inspired Yachts
Shark-Inspired Yachts
These Shark Yachts Take Inspiration from the Ocean's Top Predator
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Shocking Shark Photography
Shocking Shark Photography
This Photographer Swims with Sharks to Capture Them in Their Homes
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Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicles
Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicles
The 'FiFish Atlantis' Recently Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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Upcycled Ocean Trash Sneakers
Upcycled Ocean Trash Sneakers
These Stylish Kicks are Made Entirely Out of Ocean Plastic Trash
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Shipwrecked Whale Sculptures
Shipwrecked Whale Sculptures
Isana Yamada Recreates Scenes of Sunken Ships inside Translucent Fish
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Oceanic Coffee Tables
Oceanic Coffee Tables
This Beautiful Table Looks Like a Small Piece of the Ocean
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Drone Wedding Photography
Drone Wedding Photography
This Drone Aerial Photography Captures Stunning Scenes
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Shark Bait Menswear Editorials
Shark Bait Menswear Editorials
Fred Szkoda Keeps His Composure While Swimming With Sharks
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Surrealist Antarctic Photography
Surrealist Antarctic Photography
Yutaka Kagaya's Portraits Feature Visually Striking Landscapes
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Remote Ocean Wedding Venues
Remote Ocean Wedding Venues
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives Provides Secluded Ceremony Options
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Outdoor Surfboard Showers
Outdoor Surfboard Showers
The Strand Pier Surfboard Shower is Both Stylish and Functional
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Clamshell Mermaid Bedsets
Clamshell Mermaid Bedsets
The Circu Mermaid Girls Bed Ensures Dreams of Living Under the Sea
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Barrel Wave Surf Photography
Barrel Wave Surf Photography
Leroy Bellet's Surfing Photos are Shot While Riding a Board Himself
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Beach Waste Sculptures
Beach Waste Sculptures
These Poignant Sea Creatures are Made of Discarded Plastics from the Ocean
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Ceiling Projection Installations
Ceiling Projection Installations
The Das Schloss Mall Enables Consumers to Shop Underwater
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Romantic Subaquatic Dining
Romantic Subaquatic Dining
The Per Aquum Niyama Maldives Underwater Restaurant has Stunning Views
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Panoramic Underwater Hotels
Panoramic Underwater Hotels
The Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel Will Offer Deep Ocean Views
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Ocean-Purifying Drones
Ocean-Purifying Drones
This Smart Drone is Designed to Clean the Ocean Autonomously
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Floating Sustainable Housing
Floating Sustainable Housing
The Freedom Cove British Columbia House Resides on the Ocean
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Monumental Wave Photography
Monumental Wave Photography
Warren Keelan Captures Incredible Swells Off the Shores of Australia
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Recycled Plastic Clothing
Recycled Plastic Clothing
Pharrell and G-Star Raw Collaborate Using Recycled Ocean Waste
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Unreal Underwater Photography
Unreal Underwater Photography
The 'Submerged' Series Contains Composites of More Than 1,000 Images
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Redesigned Snorkeling Masks
Redesigned Snorkeling Masks
These Snorkeling Masks Make Practice Much Easier
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Eco Submarine Architecture
Eco Submarine Architecture
This Underwater City Would Be 3D Printed Using Found Ocean Garbage
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Immersive Aquatic Artwork
Immersive Aquatic Artwork
Reisha Perlmutter's Underwater Paintings are Shockingly Realistic
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Opulent Spire Yachts
Opulent Spire Yachts
The Shaddai Luxe Boat Features an Onboard Viewing Tower and an Infinity Pool
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Oceanic Floor Coverings
Oceanic Floor Coverings
These Realistic-Looking Ocean-Themed Epoxy Floor Coverings are Captivating
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Autonomous Solar-Powered Catamarans
Autonomous Solar-Powered Catamarans
The C-Enduro Catamaran is Studying the Celtic Sea
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Canoe-Shaped Bathtubs
Canoe-Shaped Bathtubs
Ocean by ZADItaly Brings an Outdoor Adventure into the Home
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VR-Powered Hotel Dinners
VR-Powered Hotel Dinners
Ibiza's Hard Rock Hotel Hosted a Samsung Gear VR Gastronomy Experience
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Toxic Surfing Photography
Toxic Surfing Photography
The 'HAZMAT Surfing' Series Imagines the Grim Future of Surfing
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Underwater Drone Concepts
Underwater Drone Concepts
The 'Remote Operated Vehicle' is a Camera-Mounted Submarine Drone
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Breath-Storing Scuba Devices
Breath-Storing Scuba Devices
The 'M1' Underwater Breathing Device Extends Time Beneath the Surface
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