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Top 100 Design Trends in August

From Mystical Sea Jewelry to Versatile Urban Seating

— August 28, 2016 — Art & Design
In the top August 2016 design ideas, the look and functions of products like stepping stools, pens, beach towels and drink coolers are completely reimagined. In order to help consumers live with less, these kinds of products are being reformatted to do more than their predecessors. For instance, the Artix Cooler boasts the ability to chill drinks, as well as mix them, while the Triangular Step Ladder by Jeeyoung Yang doubles as an abstract piece of wall art.

While many of these designs embrace geometric forms that seem simple and minimalistic, they also add interest by keeping their secondary functions hidden in plain sight. These kinds of designs encourage consumers to be inquisitive and explore what they know about conventional products on the market.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Smartphone-Surrendering Lamps
Smartphone-Surrendering Lamps
The Tranquillo Light Turns On When an Offline Mobile is Placed on It
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99
Cubic Portable Lamps
Cubic Portable Lamps
The CUBE Offers Ambient and Colored Lighting Source While On-the-Go
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98
Concrete Desk Trays
Concrete Desk Trays
The Rest Deck Desk By BRAIN BSKIT Provides a Sleek Way to Keep Items Organized
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97
Silhouetted Landmark Cutouts
Silhouetted Landmark Cutouts
Rich McCor Adds Cardboard Shapes to Famous Areas to Create New Scenes
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96
Sound Wave Record Covers
Sound Wave Record Covers
This Concrete Cover Displays the Sound Waves from The Record's Music
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95
Typographic Building Murals
Typographic Building Murals
This Structure Uses 3D Letters and the Sun to Create Shadow Street Art
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94
Musical Amp Keyrings
Musical Amp Keyrings
The Jack Rack Turns Guitar Amplifier Outlets Stylish Plug-In Key Holders
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93
Luxe Roller Coolers
Luxe Roller Coolers
The Sovaro Food Bins Provide a Simple Way to Cart The Accessory to-And-From
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92
Wine Bottle Lamps
Wine Bottle Lamps
This Lamp Looks Like a Combination of a Rocket and a Wine Bottle
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91
Journal-Inspired Cooking Logs
Journal-Inspired Cooking Logs
This Kitchen Journal Helps to Develop Personal Signature Recipes
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90
Cantilevered Glass Abodes
Cantilevered Glass Abodes
This Montreal Home by ACDF Architecture Features a Boxed Living Rroom
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89
Industrial Plantation Residences
Industrial Plantation Residences
The Casa Candelaria Turns a Hacienda Into a Liveable Home
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88
Handcrafted Wooden Pencils
Handcrafted Wooden Pencils
These Stylish Writing Tools Appeal to Adults with a Minimalist Design
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87
Multi-Functional Small Coolers
Multi-Functional Small Coolers
This Bottle is Well Insulated and Can Even Mix Drinks
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86
Hyper-Real Villainous Collectibles
Hyper-Real Villainous Collectibles
The Joker Figurine from 'Hot Toys' Looks Eerily Realistic
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85
Mosque Architecture Photography
Mosque Architecture Photography
This Photographer Captures the Intricate Beauty of Mosques
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84
Pyramidal Step Ladders
Pyramidal Step Ladders
The 'Triangle Step Ladder' Brings Style to a Utilitarian Tool
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83
Stacked Hillside Homes
Stacked Hillside Homes
Omar Gandhi Architect's Purcells Cove House Consists of Layered Volumes
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82
Interactive Sonic Bubbles
Interactive Sonic Bubbles
The ENESS Light Sculpture Installation is Responsive to Human Touch
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81
Artistic Adjustable Lamps
Artistic Adjustable Lamps
This Foldable Lamp Can be Adjusted to Change Colors
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80
Sustainable 3D-Printing Pens
Sustainable 3D-Printing Pens
The Renegade Pen Uses Plastic Strips Derived From Bottles
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79
Illustration-Covered Offices
Illustration-Covered Offices
This Whimsical Office Design Mirrors the Identity of the Company
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78
Solar Baby Beds
Solar Baby Beds
The Suncubator Warms Up Using The Rays to Keep Babies Warm at Night
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77
Retractable House Gates
Retractable House Gates
The Fancy Fences Creatively Disappear into the Ground for Automatic Entry
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76
Multifunctional Money Clips
Multifunctional Money Clips
The FLP CLIP Ensures Durable Card Security With a Carbon Fibre Shell
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75
High-Tech Bike Displays
High-Tech Bike Displays
This Company Makes High-Functioning Bikes for Eco-Friendly Transport
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74
Vibrant Swirling Illustrations
Vibrant Swirling Illustrations
This Illustrator's Art Prints Imagine an Abstract New World
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73
Fashionable Underwear Bedding
Fashionable Underwear Bedding
Calvin Klein Releases Sheets Styled As Its Popular Briefs
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72
Object-Integrated Illustrations
Object-Integrated Illustrations
mr.kriss' Creative Illustrations are Complemented by Random Items
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71
Cannibalistic Body Art
Cannibalistic Body Art
Jordan Molin's Body Art Designs Simulate Violent Scenes Taken from Horror
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70
Wooden Cutout Wallets
Wooden Cutout Wallets
The IPPINKA 'Wood Wallet' For Men Keeps Cards in Place with a Solid Exterior
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69
Futuristic Bassinet Concepts
Futuristic Bassinet Concepts
Bilal Khan Re-Imagines the Future of Design in Bassinets
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68
Urban Agriculture Planters
Urban Agriculture Planters
The MinifarmBox Features a Rolling Design to Absorb Maximum Sun
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67
Mystical Sea Jewelry
Mystical Sea Jewelry
Cheryl Lee's Handmade Pieces are Reminiscent of Whimsical Fairy Tales
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66
Irrigation-Inspired Planters
Irrigation-Inspired Planters
These Self-Watering Pots Make Taking Care of Plants Much Easier
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65
Humorous Greeting Card Labels
Humorous Greeting Card Labels
These Greeting Cards Can Be Used to Personalize Wine Bottles
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64
Concrete Bike Stands
Concrete Bike Stands
The BikeBlock Offers a Compact Bicycle Storage System in Urban Dwellings
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63
Fungi-Cultivating Coffee Makers
Fungi-Cultivating Coffee Makers
The HIFA Drink Brewing System Recycles Coffee Grounds into Plants
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62
Bronze Sculpture Fountains
Bronze Sculpture Fountains
These Art Pieces Are Accompanied by Water to Create Movement
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61
Sand-Repelling Beach Blankets
Sand-Repelling Beach Blankets
The 'Sandless' Body Towel Has a Netted Fabric That Keeps Grains Out
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60
Tree-Preserving Bike Racks
Tree-Preserving Bike Racks
These Multi-Use Racks Help in Fighting the Mountain Pine Beetle Problem
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59
Architecture-Preserving Offices
Architecture-Preserving Offices
This Black and Yellow Office Space Prioritizes Collectivity
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58
Minimalist Deconstructed Lamps
Minimalist Deconstructed Lamps
These Abstract Lamps Function as Statement Art Pieces
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57
Glamping Yurt Rooftops
Glamping Yurt Rooftops
The W Hotel Lets Guests to Book a Cozy Circular Tent to View the City From
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56
Outdoor Surfboard Showers
Outdoor Surfboard Showers
The Strand Pier Surfboard Shower is Both Stylish and Functional
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55
European Tropical Interiors
European Tropical Interiors
Netherlands-Based 'Bar Botanique' is Inspired by the Tropics
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54
DIY Luxury Notebooks
DIY Luxury Notebooks
This Artist Uses Copper Accents to Decorate Notebooks
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53
Cat-Shaped Bread Loaves
Cat-Shaped Bread Loaves
Rato Kim is a Korean Toy Artist Who Makes 'Cat Bread'
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52
Cool Color Palette Offices
Cool Color Palette Offices
This Office is Adorned With Pops of Purple, Blue and Green
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51
Diversely Styled Living Spaces
Diversely Styled Living Spaces
Each Room in Alina Puzhak's Apartment Summons a Different Style
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50
Tiny Rural Rentals
Tiny Rural Rentals
The 'Getaway Cabins' Offer Compact Living for Forest Settings
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49
Ceiling Projection Installations
Ceiling Projection Installations
The Das Schloss Mall Enables Consumers to Shop Underwater
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48
Redesigned LEGO Headquarters
Redesigned LEGO Headquarters
LEGO Turns Its Headquarters into a Small Building Block City
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47
Mirrored Library Tunnels
Mirrored Library Tunnels
This Chinese Bookstore Was Designed with a Focus on Symmetry
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46
Shipping Container Residences
Shipping Container Residences
This Prefrabricated Home Was Designed With Limited Space
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45
Eclectic Technology Offices
Eclectic Technology Offices
This Office Design Features a Multitude of Unusual Features
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44
LEGO Pizza Dispensers
LEGO Pizza Dispensers
This Pizza Hut Vending Machine is Made Entirely Out of LEGO Bricks
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43
Mother-Daughter Haute Couture
Mother-Daughter Haute Couture
Elie Saab Haute Couture Featured Mom & Daughter Gowns on the Runway
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42
Stark Industrial Homes
Stark Industrial Homes
Tukurito Architects' 'Minimalist House' Embodies Understated Elegance
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41
LED Glass Countertops
LED Glass Countertops
These Countertop Designs are Breaking the Mold
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40
Electronic Circuit Pens
Electronic Circuit Pens
These Electronic Pens Can Draw Functional Circuits on Paper
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39
Glass-Supported Tables
Glass-Supported Tables
These Unusual Coffee Tables Sit Atop Glass Legs
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38
Music-Themed Offices
Music-Themed Offices
The Pandora Office in Minneapolis Features Musical Decor Details
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37
Urban Anime Illustrations
Urban Anime Illustrations
Nss Magazine Portrayed Pokémon Sporting Fashionable Streetwear Brands
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36
Versatile Urban Seating
Versatile Urban Seating
The 'Sweet Seat' Provides Multifunctional Use as a Compact Chair or Bed
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35
Contemporary Seaside Residences
Contemporary Seaside Residences
Block722's Syros Residence is a Stylish and Monumental Structure
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34
Couture Paper Doll Photography
Couture Paper Doll Photography
Ajax Lee Reimagined Iconic Fashion Designs as Paper Doll Clothing
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33
Modern Glass Homes
Modern Glass Homes
This Home Uses the Outdoors as Its Main Focal Point
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32
Earthy Informal Offices
Earthy Informal Offices
This Office Space Was Designed To Reflect the Company's Casual Culture
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31
Bespoke Printed Jewelry
Bespoke Printed Jewelry
Boltenstern and Cooksongold are Teaming Up for Direct Jewelry 3D Printing
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30
Unreal Underwater Photography
Unreal Underwater Photography
The 'Submerged' Series Contains Composites of More Than 1,000 Images
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29
Elementary Tattoo Art
Elementary Tattoo Art
These Simple Tattoos Were Created with Bold Lines and Block Colors
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28
Bowl-Shaped Hot Tubs
Bowl-Shaped Hot Tubs
This Wood-Burning Hot Tub Boasts an Unusual Design
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27
Mineral-Themed Wedding Cakes
Mineral-Themed Wedding Cakes
These Geode Wedding Cakes Put a Twist on Traditional Cake Designs
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26
Spacious Overnight Backpacks
Spacious Overnight Backpacks
The Bolt Bag is Designed To Carry a Variety of Travel Necessities
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25
Minimalist Guest Cabins
Minimalist Guest Cabins
These Small Guest Houses are Arranged in Groups of Three
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24
Hexagonal Urban Gardens
Hexagonal Urban Gardens
This City Garden is Interactive and Incorporates Different Designs
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23
Redesigned Snorkeling Masks
Redesigned Snorkeling Masks
These Snorkeling Masks Make Practice Much Easier
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22
Brutalist Architecture Photography
Brutalist Architecture Photography
These Images Show Concrete Architecture From Around the World
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21
Divorce-Simplifying Home Designs
Divorce-Simplifying Home Designs
This Floating House Concept Was Designed To Make Divorces Easier
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20
Portable Urban E-Scooters
Portable Urban E-Scooters
The CityGo Urban Offers a Convenient Way to Evade Traffic Around a City
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19
Elegant Canvas Chairs
Elegant Canvas Chairs
The Jedro Outdoor Lawn Chair's Fabric Lining Replaces Bulky Cushions
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18
Laser-Cut Wooden Art
Laser-Cut Wooden Art
These Pieces of Art Were Created By Layering and Cutting Wood
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17
Nature-Themed Houses
Nature-Themed Houses
This Large Home Was Built Around an Enormous Oak Tree
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16
Futuristic Smart Bikes
Futuristic Smart Bikes
These Futuristic Bikes Have Wheels That Light Up at Night
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15
Multi-Feature Travel Sets
Multi-Feature Travel Sets
The 'Nomatic' Bag's Multiple Features Make It Perfect for Backpacking
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14
Reversible Homeless Shelters
Reversible Homeless Shelters
The WeatherHyde is a Fully Insulated Shelter Built for All Seasons
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13
Grotesque Evolutionary Sculptures
Grotesque Evolutionary Sculptures
Patricia Piccinini's 'Graham' Was Made to Survive a Car Crash
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12
Fairy Tale Green Homes
Fairy Tale Green Homes
These Green Roof Houses Save on Energy and Look Stunning
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11
Sustainable Glass Homes
Sustainable Glass Homes
This Natural Family Home is Covered by a Sustainable Dome
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10
Eco Urban Micro-Homes
Eco Urban Micro-Homes
This Small Urban Home is Made With Rigid Eco-Friendly Standards
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9
Sculptural Concrete Benches
Sculptural Concrete Benches
Eco Concrete Ideas Makes Seating with Rapid Layer Manufacturing
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8
Rugged Teardrop Trailers
Rugged Teardrop Trailers
Colorado Teardrops Makes High-End Trailers for Outdoor Enthusiasts
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7
Photo-Finished Cube Furniture
Photo-Finished Cube Furniture
This Coated Foam Furniture Boasts Real-Life Images on its Designs
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6
Sustainable Rammed-Earth Houses
Sustainable Rammed-Earth Houses
Casa Candelareia is Built from Soil Excavated On-Site
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5
Modern Man Cave Apartments
Modern Man Cave Apartments
Kaschuk Kostyantyn's 'Hello Scandinavia' Project is Understated
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4
Aggressive Motorcycle Concepts
Aggressive Motorcycle Concepts
The BMW Titan Concept is Aerodynamic and Fiercely Geometrical
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3
White Micro-Apartments
White Micro-Apartments
This Stockholm Apartment Has a Crisp White Interior
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2
Floating Tiny Houses
Floating Tiny Houses
'The River Den' is an Affordable Moving Home on the Water
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1
Luxurious Co-Working Spaces
Luxurious Co-Working Spaces
This Co-Work Space Adapts to More Modern Work Practices
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