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Top 100 Home Concepts in August

From Smart Stove Monitors to Cooling Pillow Mats

— August 27, 2017 — Art & Design
A major theme that runs throughout the top August 2017 home ideas explore the use of unconventional materials to completely change the look and feel of familiar furniture and decor pieces. Examples of this include wooden office furniture pieces designed to provide comforts of home, soft concrete sculptures and clocks made out of fabric.

Many consumers are looking to rebel against the monotony of minimalism by incorporating whimsical, naturally inspired pieces of decor into their homes that are shaped like everything from clamshells and branches to logs, bubbles and birds.

Some standout home design innovations include Lululemon's ivivva brand launching a line of active-inspired home decor for teens, as well as the Kuri household robot being updated to recognize pets within the home.
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Cost-Effective Security Systems
Cost-Effective Security Systems
The 'Fynoti' Simplifies the Process of Arming Your Home for $9
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99
Lichen-Like Carpeting
Lichen-Like Carpeting
Mohawk Group Has Created a Collection of Lichen Carpeting Inspired by Nature
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98
Standalone Copper Washbasins
Standalone Copper Washbasins
The Tropfen Washbasin is Both Elegant and Luxurious
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97
Leather Headphone Stands
Leather Headphone Stands
Triwoodtech's Stylish Leather Headphone Stand is Lightweight and Mobile
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96
Semi-Functional Furniture
Semi-Functional Furniture
Symbiotic Objects by Xiang Guan Can Only Function With Human Interaction
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95
Smart Stove Monitors
Smart Stove Monitors
Wallflower Will Alert Users Who Forget to Turn the Stove Off
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94
Simplistic Security Camera Apps
Simplistic Security Camera Apps
The Snoop App Turns Smarthpones and Tablets into Security Cameras
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93
Active Teen Decor
Active Teen Decor
Lululemon's ivivva Brand and PBteen Collaborated on Teen Home Decor
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92
Transparent CD Players
Transparent CD Players
This Glass Device Brings Purpose to the Nostalgic Music-Listening Device
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91
Color-Changing Floor Tiles
Color-Changing Floor Tiles
Dutch Tile Manufacturer Mosa's 'μ' Tiles Interact With Space and Time
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90
Sculptural Candle Snuffers
Sculptural Candle Snuffers
The Ocasco Was Designed to Emulate the Setting Sun
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89
Suspended Toilet Brushes
Suspended Toilet Brushes
The Balance Brush Makes Cleaning Toilets a Little More Hygienic
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88
Smartphone Sleeping Bags
Smartphone Sleeping Bags
'Bagby' Puts Phones to Bed for a Phone-Free Bedroom Challenge
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87
Dual-Purposed Humidifiers
Dual-Purposed Humidifiers
The 'Mool' Humidifiers Double as a Vase and Jug During Humid Seasons
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86
Modular Outdoor Taps
Modular Outdoor Taps
'The Dueacca' is a Versatile Outdoor Tap That Enhances Any Garden
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85
Piercing-Inspired Mugs
Piercing-Inspired Mugs
The Cerco Series Features Espresso Handles That Look Like Piercings
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84
Stylish Citronella Coils
Stylish Citronella Coils
Fredricks and Mae's Citronella Attracts People and Repels Mosquitoes
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83
Biting Storage Clips
Biting Storage Clips
AniBites are Multi-Use Storage Clips Designed as Animal Heads
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82
Connected Smart Home Systems
Connected Smart Home Systems
Oomi Boasts Integration with Amazon Alexa, Philips Hue, Nest and More
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81
Sculptural Incense Burners
Sculptural Incense Burners
The Ark is an Incense Burner That Doubles as a Living Room Centerpiece
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80
LED-Embedded Shelving Units
LED-Embedded Shelving Units
The Glint Shelving Unit's LED Lights Mimic the Stages of the Sun
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79
Curtain-Wrapped Home Extensions
Curtain-Wrapped Home Extensions
Matt Gibson's Home Addition is Wrapped in Metal-Mesh Curtains
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78
Artfully Tiled Footstools
Artfully Tiled Footstools
The Toto Stool Took Inspiration from a Modern Brazilian Movement
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77
Pet Recognition Robots
Pet Recognition Robots
The Kuri Robot Now Recognizes When Dogs and Cats are in View
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76
Shelled Speaker Systems
Shelled Speaker Systems
The Moonraker Speaker System Pays Homage to Mid-Century Design
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75
Portable Adaptable Dwellings
Portable Adaptable Dwellings
The 'SCARAB' Remote Living Habitat Can be Placed Virtually Anywhere
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74
Cooling Pillow Mats
Cooling Pillow Mats
'Penguin' is a Cooling Gel Mat That Helps to Beat the Summer Heat
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73
Multi-Purpose Storage Fixtures
Multi-Purpose Storage Fixtures
'Club' Offers Alternative Storage Solutions for Compact Living
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72
Smooth Multi-Use Trays
Smooth Multi-Use Trays
Shinya Yoshida's 'Drape Collection' is Pleasingly Tactile
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71
Bird-Shaped Carafes
Bird-Shaped Carafes
This Glassware Collection Was Designed to Put a Smile on People's Faces
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70
LED-Infused Mobiles
LED-Infused Mobiles
'Reflected Sequence' is a Lighting Structure Made of Geometric Mobiles
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69
Photography Brand Security Cameras
Photography Brand Security Cameras
The Polaroid Hoop is a Simplified Home Security Camera
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68
Pensive Teapot Concepts
Pensive Teapot Concepts
This Unconventional Teapot Serves as a Reminder of Personal Reflection
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67
Surface-Mounted Ceramic Washbasins
Surface-Mounted Ceramic Washbasins
The Pencil Washbasins Make Any Kitchen or Bathroom Luxurious
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66
Pillow-Shaped Candle Holders
Pillow-Shaped Candle Holders
'Pillow' from Mu Objek Shows How Easily Concrete Can Be Shaped
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65
Sustainable Cannabis Houses
Sustainable Cannabis Houses
The Walls of This Home in Israel are Made Out of Hemp and Concrete
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64
Bird-Shaped Pencil Holders
Bird-Shaped Pencil Holders
BKID's Creative Pencil Holders Add an Artful Touch to Any Desk
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63
Bubbly Brass Lamps
Bubbly Brass Lamps
Rosie Li's 'Bubbly' Lamp Collection is Inspired by Soap Bubbles
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62
AI-Powered Speakers
AI-Powered Speakers
The Alibaba Tmall Genie X1 is a Small-Scale Smart Speaker for the Home
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61
Elegant Cork Armchairs
Elegant Cork Armchairs
This Chair by KDVA Studio Was Inspired by Ancient East Design
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60
Shapely Modular Candle Holders
Shapely Modular Candle Holders
The Endless Candle Holder Features a Modular Design
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59
Curvilinear Roofline Designs
Curvilinear Roofline Designs
The Avocado Acres House was Inspired By LA's Case Study Homes
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58
Beach-Inspired Lighting
Beach-Inspired Lighting
Pado Lighting Was Inspired by the Waves Seen on Jeju Island
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57
Celestial-Inspired Chandeliers
Celestial-Inspired Chandeliers
Lindsey Adelman's 'Afterglow' Pieces are Romantic and Rebellious
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56
Concrete Espresso Makers
Concrete Espresso Makers
The Anzo Concrete Espresso Maker Features a Modern Industrial Design
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55
Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
'Shadows in the Window' Highlights Individualism in Urban Settings
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54
Sculptural Shaving Sets
Sculptural Shaving Sets
The OFFSET Shaving Kit Brings Beauty to Personal Grooming
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53
Hotel-Inspired Lighting Series
Hotel-Inspired Lighting Series
The Hobo Lighting Series Was Designed for Stockholm's Hobo Hotel
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52
Industrial Concrete Tables
Industrial Concrete Tables
The Concreta's Industrial Top is Balanced by Its Slim Sculptural Frame
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51
Fragmented Chair Designs
Fragmented Chair Designs
The 'Fused Chair' is Made of Parts from Five Broken and Unwanted Chairs
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50
Touch-Responsive Lamps
Touch-Responsive Lamps
The FLO Lamp Provides 180 Degrees of Light and Interactive Features
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49
Minimalist Grid Calendars
Minimalist Grid Calendars
The Perpetual Calendar Trades in Pages for a Grid System
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48
Prescription Bottle Lamp Shades
Prescription Bottle Lamp Shades
This Whimsical Lamp was Upcycled from Empty Prescription Bottles
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47
Adjustable Roofed Loungers
Adjustable Roofed Loungers
'Ipanema' Furniture Helps Create a Private and Calming Space
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46
Furniture Playground Hybrids
Furniture Playground Hybrids
'Play Grown' Fuses Furniture Design with Jungle Gyms
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45
Influential Patent Prints
Influential Patent Prints
'Fancy Patents' Offers Fine, Embossed Prints of Famous Patent Sheets
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44
Sculptural Home Appliances
Sculptural Home Appliances
The FIN Collection Features Chic and Discreet Laundry Machines
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43
Cervical Spine-Supporting Pillows
Cervical Spine-Supporting Pillows
The ComfortAdjust Pillow Aims to Relieve "Tech Neck"
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42
Glamorous Handcrafted Lamps
Glamorous Handcrafted Lamps
'Float' by Articolo is Reminiscent of Old Hollywood Style
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41
Rainbow Coupe Glasses
Rainbow Coupe Glasses
These Champagne Glasses Make Rainbow Reflective Cocktails
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40
Adjustable Industrial Lighting
Adjustable Industrial Lighting
'Hiline Lighting' Offers Three Infinitely Customizable Pieces
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39
Sculptural Uni-Body Lamps
Sculptural Uni-Body Lamps
The Arco Lamp Was Inspired by the Rigid Shape of Gemstones
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38
Glowing Garden Pebbles
Glowing Garden Pebbles
These Solar-Powered Decorative Pebbles Can Light Up Backyards
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37
Modular Umbrella Stands
Modular Umbrella Stands
The Obbo Umbrella Stand is Both Functional and Aesthetically Pleasing
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36
Modernized Iron Radiators
Modernized Iron Radiators
This Fatty Cast Iron Radiator Fuses Modern Design with Vintage Aesthetic
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35
Art Deco Desk Clocks
Art Deco Desk Clocks
This Decorative Clock Was Made with Nixie Tubes
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34
Contrasting Sculptural Chairs
Contrasting Sculptural Chairs
The Polymorph Chair is an Expression of Contrasting Ideologies
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33
Leather Wall Pockets
Leather Wall Pockets
Javier Prieto Martínez's Leather Goods Serve as an Alternative to Shelves
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32
3D Gradient Rugs
3D Gradient Rugs
This Three-Dimensional 'Carpet Sign' Collection Was Designed by Karim Rashid
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31
Fabric Clock Faces
Fabric Clock Faces
The Fabric Clock by 'Munito' is a Subtle and Quirky Timepiece
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30
Faux Foliage Wallpapers
Faux Foliage Wallpapers
This Jungle-Inspired Wallpaper from Murals Wallpaper is Minimal, Yet Bold
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29
Inflatable Furniture Concepts
Inflatable Furniture Concepts
This Furniture for Children Replaces Screws with Balloons
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28
Naturalistic Laser-Cut Lamps
Naturalistic Laser-Cut Lamps
Marta Sansoni's Laser-Cut 'Maggio' Lamp Looks Like Woven Branches
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27
Designer Bedroom Sets
Designer Bedroom Sets
Ted Baker's SS17 Line Features Luxurious Bedding
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26
Colored Concrete Vases
Colored Concrete Vases
BentukBentuk Creates Feminine Concrete Products
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25
Unconventional Lamp Shade Covers
Unconventional Lamp Shade Covers
The Neptune Lamp is Compatible with Ikea's 'Stråla' Cord Set
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24
Contemporary Rocking Chairs
Contemporary Rocking Chairs
Scott Wilson's 'Fulton Rocker' Re-Imagines the Classic Design
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23
Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
The Redesigned Porto Fira Suites are Inspired by Monastic Simplicity
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Pastry-Inspired Furniture
Pastry-Inspired Furniture
The CAKE Collection is as Curvy and Enticing as Its Name Suggests
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21
Design-Centric Cat Houses
Design-Centric Cat Houses
The LUNARBOX Cat Condo Features an Elevated, Customizable Design
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20
Novelty Clamshell Lamps
Novelty Clamshell Lamps
This Clamshell Lamp From 'Cotton On' Features an Iridescent Ceramic Shell
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19
Dynamic Moving Bookshelves
Dynamic Moving Bookshelves
'Oddly' is a Functional Bookshelf That Leans and Rolls
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18
Mobile Nap Trailers
Mobile Nap Trailers
Casper's UK Sleep Tour Introduces a 'Sleepmobile' on Wheels
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17
Angular Neon Lighting
Angular Neon Lighting
UV by 'TJOKEEFE' is a Glowing Triangular Light Fixture
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16
Asymmetrical Sloped Roof Homes
Asymmetrical Sloped Roof Homes
The Single Family House by Andrii Ortynskyi is Irregularly Chic
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15
Odor-Free Compost Bins
Odor-Free Compost Bins
The 'Taihi Bin' Relies on a Japanese Method of Decomposition
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14
Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
IKEA's Newest Catalog Fully Embraces a Maximalist Aesthetic
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13
Modular Rooftop Gardening Kits
Modular Rooftop Gardening Kits
The Fairmount Tile Planters Provide a Modular Gardening System
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12
Cantilevered Treetop Houses
Cantilevered Treetop Houses
The Skywalk Treehouse Lets Inhabitants Walk Right Out to the Canopy
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11
Self-Watering Planters
Self-Watering Planters
The 'Lander Planter' Elegantly Displays Plants at Home or at the Office
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10
Jacob's Ladder Lamps
Jacob's Ladder Lamps
The Crane Lamp by Animaro Uses an Elegant Mechanical Design
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9
Log-Inspired Furniture
Log-Inspired Furniture
'Cabin Lounges' Feature Log Modules Stacked in an Intersecting Pattern
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8
Simply Designed Toothbrushes
Simply Designed Toothbrushes
This Minimal Toothbrush Aims to Brand a New Kind of Tooth Care
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7
Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
The 'Gucci Décor' Home Accessories Collection is Bold and Bright
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6
Outlet-Hiding Floating Shelves
Outlet-Hiding Floating Shelves
Multiple Devices Can Be Balanced on This Floating Wall Shelf
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5
Egyptian-Inspired Cat Homes
Egyptian-Inspired Cat Homes
BAST Cat Furniture Draws Inspiration from Ancient Egyptian Mythology
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4
Modular Kitchen Stations
Modular Kitchen Stations
This Modular Kitchen by LCMX Was Designed for Urban Dwellers
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3
Domestic Office Furniture
Domestic Office Furniture
The 'Work Series' Can Adapt to a Number of Office Environments
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2
Hanging Treehouse Homes
Hanging Treehouse Homes
The 'Sequoia Shelter' is a Practical Solution for Off-the-Grid Living
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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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