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Top 40 Modern Trends in August

From Minimalist Deconstructed Lamps to Transparent Hostel Rooms

— August 28, 2016 — Art & Design
These August 2016 modern trends range from minimalist deconstructed lamps to transparent hostel rooms that fuse sophisticated design details with budget-friendly accommodations. When looking at the month's top interior design and architecture innovations, examples that fuse style with practicality take center stage. For example, products like BuzziBlinds' sound-absorbing workspace partitions let professionals customize office spaces and are ideal for blocking out noise during meetings or presentations.

When examining the month's tech innovations, these August 2016 modern trends include interactive bubble installations and digital luminescent skylines. These particular examples take traditional art to new heights by infusing it with connected elements that ultimately help to create a more immersive experience for viewers and museum visitors.

Rounding off this list are children's bicycles, objects and even fashion accessories that allow for personalization and self expression.
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Philosophical Timelapse Films
Philosophical Timelapse Films
This Video is a Physical Representation of a Philosophical Theory
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Cult Cinema-Inspired GIFs
Cult Cinema-Inspired GIFs
'Lowpolyscenes' is a Series of Looping 3D Videos Inspired by Cult Movies
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Stone-Printed Photography
Stone-Printed Photography
The 'Shots on Stone' are Prints Developed on Stone Tiles in a Darkroom
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Kaleidescopic VR Flooring
Kaleidescopic VR Flooring
Funky Magic Carpets Bring Mesmerizing Patterns to Milton Keynes
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Acoustic 3D Printing Implants
Acoustic 3D Printing Implants
These 3D-Printed Objects are Brought to Life with Sound Data
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Elegantly Simple Watches
Elegantly Simple Watches
Linjer's 'Dumb Watches' Take the Tech Out of Wristwear
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3D-Printed Zoetropes
3D-Printed Zoetropes
Akinori Goto Puts a Modern Twist on Age-Old Zoetrope Designs
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Reflective Concert Hallls
Reflective Concert Hallls
The 'Elbphilharmonie’ Has Over 1,000 Curved Glass Panels
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Test Tube Glassware
Test Tube Glassware
Lanzavecchia + Wai Created a Collection of Science-Like Water Decanters
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Modular Coat Racks
Modular Coat Racks
This Expandable Coat Rack Resembles a Leafless Tree
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Underground Art Tours
Underground Art Tours
'The Art Tube Map' is the TfL's Guide to Art in the Subways of London
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Primary Color Desk Lamps
Primary Color Desk Lamps
Designer Paul Smith Added to a Collaborative Collection with Anglepoise
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Exploratory Handbag Photography
Exploratory Handbag Photography
Sergei Stroitelev Captures What's Inside Women's Purses
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Transparent Hostel Rooms
Transparent Hostel Rooms
This Hostel's Open-Concept Space is Divided with Dismountable LED Walls
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Concrete Bowties
Concrete Bowties
This Concrete Bowtie Accessory Offers a Contemporary Option
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Whimsical Living Room Sets
Whimsical Living Room Sets
This Furniture from Blå Station Makes Use of a Strange Bubbly Design
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Glass Furniture Lines
Glass Furniture Lines
This Transparent Furniture Collection Embodies Sophisticated Design
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Cubic Modern Home Protrusions
Cubic Modern Home Protrusions
Multiple Blocks Make Up This Modern Madrid Residence
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Sound-Adsorbing Office Partitions
Sound-Adsorbing Office Partitions
The BuzziBlinds Can Open and Close to Reduce Surrounding Noise
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Socially Conscious Installations
Socially Conscious Installations
Ai Weiwei's Art Uses Life Jackets to Address the Refugee Crisis
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Painting-Inspired Rugs
Painting-Inspired Rugs
This Decorative Rug is Designed Based on a Work from Artist Eddie Martinez
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Candle-Powered Heaters
Candle-Powered Heaters
'Egloo' Introduces an Ecologically Friendly Way To Keep Warm
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Interactive Sonic Bubbles
Interactive Sonic Bubbles
The ENESS Light Sculpture Installation is Responsive to Human Touch
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Vibrant Swirling Illustrations
Vibrant Swirling Illustrations
This Illustrator's Art Prints Imagine an Abstract New World
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Minimalist Steel Staircases
Minimalist Steel Staircases
This Folded Steel Staircase Has No Visible Support
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Abstract Chair Sculptures
Abstract Chair Sculptures
These Abstract Chairs Look as Though They Have Frozen in Time
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Luminescent Digital Skylines
Luminescent Digital Skylines
This Illuminated Digital Art is Inspired by Buildings in Major Cities
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Geometric Magnetic Shelves
Geometric Magnetic Shelves
These Modern Metal Shelves Show the Possibilities Its Material Affords
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Smart Security Doors
Smart Security Doors
Valerii Kuznetsov's Smart Door Recognizes Inhabitants and Links to an App
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Converted Stable Studios
Converted Stable Studios
What Once Functioned as a Stable and Garage is Now a Studio Space
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Fungi-Cultivating Coffee Makers
Fungi-Cultivating Coffee Makers
The HIFA Drink Brewing System Recycles Coffee Grounds into Plants
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Minimalist Deconstructed Lamps
Minimalist Deconstructed Lamps
These Abstract Lamps Function as Statement Art Pieces
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Adaptable Kitchen Islands
Adaptable Kitchen Islands
The Venue Kitchen Is Self-Adjusting in Height to Offer Ergonomic Cooking
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Customizable Children's Bikes
Customizable Children's Bikes
This Adjustable Bike Intersects Style with Functionality
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Combination Toilet-Basins
Combination Toilet-Basins
This Space-Saving Toilet and Basin is a Unique Hybrid
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Flexible Desk Systems
Flexible Desk Systems
Konstantin Grcic's Hack Desks Offer Easy to Set Up Millennial Workspaces
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Multi-Functional Condo Furniture
Multi-Functional Condo Furniture
The 'CityHome' is Described as an "Apartment in a Box"
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Revolutionary Furniture Series
Revolutionary Furniture Series
Janne Kyttanen Explored the Possibilities Afforded with 3D Printing
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Desexualized Body Portraits
Desexualized Body Portraits
Lovis Osternrik's Photo Series Features Contorted Human Bodies
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