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Top 100 Design Trends in August

From Feminine Ringed Fidget Spinners to Eroticism-Themed Hotels

— August 26, 2017 — Art & Design
Regardless of its purpose, every one of the August 2017 design trends is an intelligent design. Though those designs' creators can't possibly have imagined every possible use case for their products, let alone predetermining each of those use cases, their forethought is proof that an intelligent designer exists as the originator of all things in the August 2017 design trends.

The best designs usually draw attention for either aesthetic or functional reasons, and truly revolutionary designs manage to combine both at once. One such example is the Boundary pack system, which has an attractively rugged urban style while offering dozens of design features to make it as modular and adaptable as possible for commuters and travelers alike.

There are some designs that merely exist to be looked at, on the other hand. Eric Nado's ‘Metra Littres’ project, in fact, takes functional typewriters and repurposes them into models of machine guns (which don't fire bullets but look spectacular nonetheless.)
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Quirky Makeshift Media Offices
Quirky Makeshift Media Offices
Desai Chia Architecture Designed Quartz's Manhattan Office
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98
Meteor-Like Hanging Lights
Meteor-Like Hanging Lights
These Hanging Pendant Lamps Mimic the Night Sky Perfectly
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97
Emoji-Inspired Floral Arrangements
Emoji-Inspired Floral Arrangements
UrbanStems is Celebrating World Emoji Day with Fun Bouquets
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96
Compact Cubic Workspaces
Compact Cubic Workspaces
'Office in a Cube' is a Cubical That Swings Shut When Not in Use
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95
LED-Infused Mobiles
LED-Infused Mobiles
'Reflected Sequence' is a Lighting Structure Made of Geometric Mobiles
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94
Beach-Inspired Lighting
Beach-Inspired Lighting
Pado Lighting Was Inspired by the Waves Seen on Jeju Island
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93
Machine Gun Typewriters
Machine Gun Typewriters
Eric Nado's Project ‘Metra Littres’ is a Reflection on the Power of Words
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92
Metallic Desktop Distilleries
Metallic Desktop Distilleries
This Distillery Design Makes For a Classy Executive Give-Away
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91
Suspended Rope Storage Shelves
Suspended Rope Storage Shelves
The 'Xanxan' Shelf Platform is Crafted Using a Series of Taut Ropes
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90
Fantasy Stock Photo Posters
Fantasy Stock Photo Posters
Depositphotos Created Game of Thrones-Inspired Art with Stock Images
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89
Fruit-Ripening Sleeves
Fruit-Ripening Sleeves
The Avocado Sock Makes For The Perfect Climate to Ripen an Avocado
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88
Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
'Shadows in the Window' Highlights Individualism in Urban Settings
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87
Prescription Bottle Lamp Shades
Prescription Bottle Lamp Shades
This Whimsical Lamp was Upcycled from Empty Prescription Bottles
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86
Adjustable Industrial Lighting
Adjustable Industrial Lighting
'Hiline Lighting' Offers Three Infinitely Customizable Pieces
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85
Social Media Color Palettes
Social Media Color Palettes
The Colorkuler Color Palette Tool Analyzes Your Instagram Aesthetic
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84
Sculptural Shaving Sets
Sculptural Shaving Sets
The OFFSET Shaving Kit Brings Beauty to Personal Grooming
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83
Metallic Insulation Canteens
Metallic Insulation Canteens
The MIZU V10 Water Bottle is Specially Designed with a Copper Finish
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82
Specialized Motorcyclist Glasses
Specialized Motorcyclist Glasses
The Kennedy Riding Glasses Have a Stylish Yet Functional Design
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81
Shapely Modular Candle Holders
Shapely Modular Candle Holders
The Endless Candle Holder Features a Modular Design
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80
Glamorous Handcrafted Lamps
Glamorous Handcrafted Lamps
'Float' by Articolo is Reminiscent of Old Hollywood Style
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79
Mod Mirrored Fire Pits
Mod Mirrored Fire Pits
The Fire Sense Hotspot Square Fire Pit Offers Ample Space for Wood
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78
Elevated Public Planters
Elevated Public Planters
Art Lebedev Studio Created a Series of Alternative Flower Pots
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77
Sculptural Uni-Body Lamps
Sculptural Uni-Body Lamps
The Arco Lamp Was Inspired by the Rigid Shape of Gemstones
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76
VR-Enabled Sportscars
VR-Enabled Sportscars
The Autonomous Maserati Genesi Concept Lets Drivers Explore a Virtual World
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75
Double-Decker Bike Racks
Double-Decker Bike Racks
The Dero Decker Exploits Vertical Space to Help You Stash More bIkes
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74
Melted Ice Cream Shops
Melted Ice Cream Shops
Nendo Designed 'Glace et Chocolat' to Look Like Melted Ice Cream Cake
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73
Multi-Headed Tile Cleaners
Multi-Headed Tile Cleaners
The 'Grout Gator' Adjustable Grout Brush Gets Tiles Clean Quickly
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72
Contrasting Sculptural Chairs
Contrasting Sculptural Chairs
The Polymorph Chair is an Expression of Contrasting Ideologies
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71
Glowing Garden Pebbles
Glowing Garden Pebbles
These Solar-Powered Decorative Pebbles Can Light Up Backyards
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70
Multipurpose Meditation Pillows
Multipurpose Meditation Pillows
The Sittin' Pretty Still Meditation Cushions Offer Support
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69
Customizable Infinity Loop Lighting
Customizable Infinity Loop Lighting
The Atomic Light Allows You to Shift the Various Loops Around
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68
Premium Textile Exhibits
Premium Textile Exhibits
Vlisco's Exhibit at Museum Helmond Celebrates 170 Years of the Brand
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67
Sculptural Home Appliances
Sculptural Home Appliances
The FIN Collection Features Chic and Discreet Laundry Machines
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66
Designer Bedroom Sets
Designer Bedroom Sets
Ted Baker's SS17 Line Features Luxurious Bedding
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65
Gamified Plant Pots
Gamified Plant Pots
The 'Phabit' Growing System Only Keeps a Plant Alive If the User Exercises
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64
Beverage Bottle Redesigns
Beverage Bottle Redesigns
Soylent's New Bottles are in a Shape Known as Sqround
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63
Naturalistic Laser-Cut Lamps
Naturalistic Laser-Cut Lamps
Marta Sansoni's Laser-Cut 'Maggio' Lamp Looks Like Woven Branches
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62
Metallic Architecture Posters
Metallic Architecture Posters
These Detailed Posters Celebrate Chicago's Greatest Buildings
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61
Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
The Redesigned Porto Fira Suites are Inspired by Monastic Simplicity
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60
Colored Concrete Vases
Colored Concrete Vases
BentukBentuk Creates Feminine Concrete Products
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59
Pastry-Inspired Furniture
Pastry-Inspired Furniture
The CAKE Collection is as Curvy and Enticing as Its Name Suggests
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58
Minimalist Optical Illusion Art
Minimalist Optical Illusion Art
Erika Zolli's New Black and White Series Plays Tricks on the Eyes
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57
Cylindrical Single-Serve Spirits
Cylindrical Single-Serve Spirits
'Drinks in Tube' Offers Spirits and Wines in Unique Tubes
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56
Expansive Quick-Dry Beach Blankets
Expansive Quick-Dry Beach Blankets
The 'Parasheet' Beach Blanket Doesn't Allow Sand to Stick to it
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55
Unconventional Lamp Shade Covers
Unconventional Lamp Shade Covers
The Neptune Lamp is Compatible with Ikea's 'Stråla' Cord Set
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54
Stadium Bench Board Guitars
Stadium Bench Board Guitars
The Fender Front Row Legend Esquire is Made from Reclaimed Wood
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53
Fashionable Inhaler Products
Fashionable Inhaler Products
These Medical Products Bring a Stylish Aesthetic to Healthcare
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52
Minimalist Designer Toy Cars
Minimalist Designer Toy Cars
The Ikonic Toys Wood Toy Cars are Intentionally Kept Simple
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51
Reusable Takeout Container Services
Reusable Takeout Container Services
The Shareware Programs Helps Restaurants Cut Down on Waste
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50
Felt Cat Beds
Felt Cat Beds
The 'Dot_felt lair' is an Award-Winning Design for Kitty Comfort
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49
Over-Engineered Writing Utensils
Over-Engineered Writing Utensils
The Titanium Pen Type-B is Designed to Last for Generations
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48
Conceptual Futuristic Family Vehicles
Conceptual Futuristic Family Vehicles
Dennis Cheng's Concept Car Looks Like a Smartphone on Wheels
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47
Dynamic Moving Bookshelves
Dynamic Moving Bookshelves
'Oddly' is a Functional Bookshelf That Leans and Rolls
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46
Contemporary Rocking Chairs
Contemporary Rocking Chairs
Scott Wilson's 'Fulton Rocker' Re-Imagines the Classic Design
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45
Floating Floral Window Vases
Floating Floral Window Vases
The Kaki Flower Vase Creates the Illusion of Floating Florals
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44
Diversity-Celebrating Architectural Installations
Diversity-Celebrating Architectural Installations
WE ARE THE REMIX Represents Fluid Connections
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43
Elevated Outdoor Circular Grills
Elevated Outdoor Circular Grills
The Arteflame Classic Contemporary Outdoor Grill Cooks for 75
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42
Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
IKEA's Newest Catalog Fully Embraces a Maximalist Aesthetic
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41
Vibrant Labyrinth Installations
Vibrant Labyrinth Installations
The 'Temple of Wonder' is Featured at London's Now Gallery
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40
Angular Neon Lighting
Angular Neon Lighting
UV by 'TJOKEEFE' is a Glowing Triangular Light Fixture
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39
Affordable Custom Backpacks
Affordable Custom Backpacks
BARKER Bags Makes Customizable Backpacks for Students
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38
Mixed-Use Office Pods
Mixed-Use Office Pods
ECAL University Students Have Designed Variable Pods Out of Workbays
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37
Free-Standing Bike Storage
Free-Standing Bike Storage
This Indoor Bicycle Storage Can Hold a Bike and Its Accessories
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36
Spherical Connected Toilets
Spherical Connected Toilets
This Roca Toilet Fixture Disinfects Itself from the Inside-Out
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35
Textured Phone Cases
Textured Phone Cases
This Phone Case Was Inspired by the Rippled Surface of a Stingray
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34
Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Papersmiths Shoreditch Occupies a Shipping Container at Boxcar Park
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33
Feminine Ring Fidget Spinners
Feminine Ring Fidget Spinners
The Vinci Ring is an Elegant Spinner with a Discreet Aesthetic
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32
Modular Takeaway Containers
Modular Takeaway Containers
This Adaptive Container Features Clip-In Attachments as Dividers
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31
Eroticism-Themed Hotels
Eroticism-Themed Hotels
Concepts Like Sadism and Romance Inspired Mylines Westlake's Room Designs
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30
Kitchen-Friendly Worm Farms
Kitchen-Friendly Worm Farms
The UrbAlive Indoor Worm Farm Turns Organic Waste into Fertilizer
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29
Transforming Workstation Consoles
Transforming Workstation Consoles
This Sleek Console Transforms Into a Small Cubicle
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28
Single-Component Furniture Designs
Single-Component Furniture Designs
The 'Grate Module' Makes Furniture Using Minimal Materials
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27
Log-Inspired Furniture
Log-Inspired Furniture
'Cabin Lounges' Feature Log Modules Stacked in an Intersecting Pattern
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26
Mini Key Organizer Tools
Mini Key Organizer Tools
The 'KEYANCHOR' is the World's Smallest EDC Tool for Your Keychain
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25
Customizable Desk Organizers
Customizable Desk Organizers
The 'Gather' Workstation Organizer Keeps Clutter Looking Minimal
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24
Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
The 'Gucci Décor' Home Accessories Collection is Bold and Bright
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23
Minimalist Sneaker Art
Minimalist Sneaker Art
Stanley Wong's Illustrations Speak to the Prevalence of Sneakerhead Culture
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22
Cardboard Baby Cribs
Cardboard Baby Cribs
This Flatpack Baby Crib Saves Space and Could Help Save the Environment
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21
Habit-Improving Smart Lamps
Habit-Improving Smart Lamps
The Self-Adjusting 'QQ Lamp' Enhances Eyesight and Improves Posture
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20
Modular Bag Systems
Modular Bag Systems
'Bloqbag' is a Modular Bag That Reinvents the Backpack
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19
Steamer Trunk Bars
Steamer Trunk Bars
The Robbe & Berking Martele Bar Trunk Hides Barware in Plain Sight
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18
Folding Food-Grilling Fire Pits
Folding Food-Grilling Fire Pits
The Kwik-Pit Portable Steel Fire Pit Works with Wood or Charcoal
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17
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Pix Presents Electromobility in the Most Aesthetically Pleasing Form
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16
Champagne Cocktail Pop-Ups
Champagne Cocktail Pop-Ups
Le Crown and Cactus Pub Was Hosted by Chambord in London
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15
Mind-Stimulating Puzzle Boxes
Mind-Stimulating Puzzle Boxes
The 'CRYPTED' Puzzle Box Combines Nine Different Puzzles
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14
Retro Classic Keyboards
Retro Classic Keyboards
The Azio Vintage Luxury Keyboard Adds Personality to a Desktop
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13
Modular Kitchen Stations
Modular Kitchen Stations
This Modular Kitchen by LCMX Was Designed for Urban Dwellers
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12
Rotating Cylinder Aquariums
Rotating Cylinder Aquariums
The 'Tau' Fish Tank Aquarium Offers Relaxation Benefits
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11
Egyptian-Inspired Cat Homes
Egyptian-Inspired Cat Homes
BAST Cat Furniture Draws Inspiration from Ancient Egyptian Mythology
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10
Rustic Tabletop Standing Desks
Rustic Tabletop Standing Desks
The Ergonofis Adjustable Height Desk Sits on an Electronic Frame
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9
High Design Hostels
High Design Hostels
'Native Hostel' in Austin Was Designed to Normalize Hostel Culture in the US
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8
Shifting Functionality Faucets
Shifting Functionality Faucets
These Kitchen Water Faucets Provide Strikingly Functional Uses
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7
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
Designer Adult Puzzle Toys
The Craighill Solid Brass Jack Puzzle is Both Artistic and Useful
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6
Futuristic Luxury Coupe Concepts
Futuristic Luxury Coupe Concepts
The 2050 Rolls-Royce Phantom Has a Purposefully Old School Design
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5
Fitness-Focused Workspaces
Fitness-Focused Workspaces
This Bangkok Office Features Exercise-Friendly Elements and Equipment
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4
Foldable Cardboard Desks
Foldable Cardboard Desks
HaYoung Lee Created This Portable Desk for India's Street Kids
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3
Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Deliveroo's New Office Features Private Phone Booths
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2
Versatile Urban Backpacks
Versatile Urban Backpacks
Boundary's Modular 'Prima Pack' Contains Three Units in One Bag
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1
Urban Space-Saving Furniture
Urban Space-Saving Furniture
'Nook' is Adaptable Furniture That Makes Small Spaces Feel Bigger
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