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Top 100 Art & Design Trends in August

From Modern Modular Dog Leashes to UV-Responsive Sneakers

— August 17, 2019 — Art & Design
The August 2019 art & design trends showcase how creatives are enhancing experiences or offering solutions to common problems. The latter is more so tied to social dynamics, sustainability and the anxieties of digitization.

Brighton University graduate Laila Laurel, for instance, battles sexism with two chair silhouettes that challenge the physical expression of manspreading while sitting. This is a common problem for individuals who ride the subway every day to work. Ewa Nowak, on the other hand, tackles the invasive nature of facial recognition technology by creating a line of jewelry that purposefully shields individuals from being detected by the tech in ways that are also aesthetically pleasing and avant-garde. Finally, Gina Périer and Alexander Egebjerg address a problem with festival portapotties which is largely experienced by females. The innovation is called 'Lapee.'
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Color-In Crocodile Puzzles
Color-In Crocodile Puzzles
This Creative 3D Puzzle Doubles as a DIY Art Project for Kids
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99
Whimsical Crayon Sets
Whimsical Crayon Sets
These Magic Maisy Unicorn Crayons Boast a Fun Sculptural Design
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98
Colorful Climate Change-Inspired Totems
Colorful Climate Change-Inspired Totems
Alicja Biała & Iwo Borkowicz Work with Climate Change Data
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97
Contemporary Patterned Hotels
Contemporary Patterned Hotels
The Menhaden Hotel is Inspired by the Heritage of Greenport Village
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96
H2O-Saving Faucet Attachments
H2O-Saving Faucet Attachments
The 'QuaMist' Tap Attachment Dramatically Cuts Water Waste
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95
Storage-Integrated Desktop Illuminators
Storage-Integrated Desktop Illuminators
The Gantri 'Suyo' Table Lamp is a Charming Light Source
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94
Titanium Fashion House Luggage
Titanium Fashion House Luggage
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Titane Luggage Collection is Rugged
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93
Dot Art Painting Sets
Dot Art Painting Sets
The Dot-a-lot Dot Painting Set is Available in Two Bright Color Schemes
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92
Interactive Climate-Centric Exhibits
Interactive Climate-Centric Exhibits
The Olafur Eliasson Exhibition at the Tate Modern is Stunning
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91
Playful Doodle Furniture
Playful Doodle Furniture
Jeong Greem Attempts to Alleviate the Mundane from Furniture Collections
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90
Apartment-Inspired Hotel Designs
Apartment-Inspired Hotel Designs
Studio Tamat and Sabina Guidotti Curate a Boutique Hotel in Rome
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89
Naturalistic Outdoor Chess Sets
Naturalistic Outdoor Chess Sets
The 'Luft' Chess Set is Customized with Found Pebbles
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88
Aftermarket Automotive AC Accessories
Aftermarket Automotive AC Accessories
'The Noggle' Keeps the Entire Car Cooler on Hot Days
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87
Crackling Bobbled Bear Sculptures
Crackling Bobbled Bear Sculptures
Daniel Arsham's CRACKED BEAR Arrives in a Pink Iteration
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86
Ultra-Modern Parisian Eco Cars
Ultra-Modern Parisian Eco Cars
The Conceptual Citroën eCV Modernizes the Iconic 2CV Vehicle
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85
Otherworldly Robot Speakers
Otherworldly Robot Speakers
The Zoeao 'GravaStar' Speaker Packs 20W of Power
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84
Intentionally Fractured Cabinet Furniture
Intentionally Fractured Cabinet Furniture
The Halsey Fracture Cabinet Highlights Uneven Edges
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83
Suitcase-Style Barbecue Grills
Suitcase-Style Barbecue Grills
The Gentlemen's Hardware Barbecue is Ready for Cooking Anywhere
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82
Naturalistic Workstation Accessories
Naturalistic Workstation Accessories
The Honeycomb Calculator Draws Inspiration from Beehives
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81
Soap-Based Toiletry Packaging
Soap-Based Toiletry Packaging
'Soapack' Vessels are Made with Vegetable Oil-Based Soap
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80
Steam-Powered Rice Cookers
Steam-Powered Rice Cookers
The Joyoung S5 Steam Rice Cooker Prepares Side Dishes in Minutes
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79
Striking Skeletal Turntables
Striking Skeletal Turntables
The SC+P Turntable Boasts Precision Engineering
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78
IoT Smart Remotes
IoT Smart Remotes
The OmniFob Unlocks Doors, Finds Keys, Turns on Lights, Starts Cars & More
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77
Portable Connected Beauty Mirrors
Portable Connected Beauty Mirrors
The 'Mirrex' Smart Personal Mirror Has an Angel Lux Ring Light
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76
Customizable Workout Weights
Customizable Workout Weights
The Rock Solid Adjustable Kettlebell Can be Changed to Suit Needs
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75
Ethereal Tea Shop Interiors
Ethereal Tea Shop Interiors
Thanks to New Practice Studio, the Atmosphere of Spiritea is Soothing
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74
Retro-Inspired Streaming Speakers
Retro-Inspired Streaming Speakers
The Conceptual YouTube Radio by Jieun Jeong Has an Analog Design
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73
POC-Centric Exhibits
POC-Centric Exhibits
The Get Up, Stand Up Now Exhibit in London Boasts an Identity by Here Design
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72
Playfully Colorful Kindergarten Designs
Playfully Colorful Kindergarten Designs
Kientruc O Designs a Dynamic Facade for a Kindergarden
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71
Twisting Top Coffee Tables
Twisting Top Coffee Tables
The Alba Coffee Table Boasts Exquisite Detail and Artistry
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70
Customized Illumination Wall Lights
Customized Illumination Wall Lights
The SONADY Hexagonal Wall Lights are Touch-Sensitive
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69
Anarchist Techno Exhibits
Anarchist Techno Exhibits
Alte Münze Berlin's 'Nineties Berlin: The 90s exhibition' is Nostalgic
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68
Celebratory Tequila Cocktail Kits
Celebratory Tequila Cocktail Kits
Don Julio and Barry's Bootcamp Celebrate National Tequila Day
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67
DIY Dairy-Free Milk Makers
DIY Dairy-Free Milk Makers
The Lékué Nut And Grain Milk Maker Allows for Customization
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66
Shipping Container-Style Food Halls
Shipping Container-Style Food Halls
Boxi Park Mixes Culinary Delights and Live Entertainment
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65
Accessible Multi-Generational Households
Accessible Multi-Generational Households
AZL Architects Designs a House That is Not Age-Specific
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64
AR-Powered Space Travel Mugs
AR-Powered Space Travel Mugs
This AR Mug by NASA Commemorates the Agency's 60 Year Anniversary
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63
Futuristic Asymmetrical Automobiles
Futuristic Asymmetrical Automobiles
The DS 'X E-TENSE' Imagines a Vehicle for the Year 2035
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62
90s Gaming Console Sneakers
90s Gaming Console Sneakers
The Nike Air Max 97 Nintendo 64 Sneakers are Decidedly Retro
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61
UV-Responsive Sneakers
UV-Responsive Sneakers
Converse & Chinatown Market Collaborate on Pairs of Color-Changing Shoes
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60
80s Sci-Fi-Inspired Bicycles
80s Sci-Fi-Inspired Bicycles
The Mongoose Stranger Things BMX Bike Celebrates Season Three
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59
Minimalist Sloped Concrete Residences
Minimalist Sloped Concrete Residences
Yalin Architectural Design Uses Materials in Their Entirety
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58
Branded Zero Likes Campaigns
Branded Zero Likes Campaigns
Kahlúa's 'Zero Likes Given' Campaign is an Exhibit of Unliked Posts
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57
Affection-Exploring Objects
Affection-Exploring Objects
Elena Tamburini's 'Filotea' Encourages Affection in Elderly Couples
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56
Zero-Waste Cosmetic Packaging Designs
Zero-Waste Cosmetic Packaging Designs
The 'INNERBOTTLE' Packaging Solution Keeps Products Fresh
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55
Transformative Travel Backpacks
Transformative Travel Backpacks
HYLETE's Carry-On Backpack Suits Short Trips & Long Getaways
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54
Adjustable Exercise Balance Boards
Adjustable Exercise Balance Boards
The Blue Planet Balance Surfer is for Working and Working Out
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53
Bauhaus-Inspired Color Tools
Bauhaus-Inspired Color Tools
The MOO Color Study Boasts a Selection of Bauhaus Colors
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52
Geometric Flat-Pack Feline Houses
Geometric Flat-Pack Feline Houses
This Modern Cat House from Grando House Occupies Minimal Space
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51
Rapper-Backed Housing Projects
Rapper-Backed Housing Projects
Kanye West's Yeezy Home Project is Focused on Social Good
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50
Breathable Essential Oil Pillows
Breathable Essential Oil Pillows
Blu Sleep's Essential Gel Line Offers Superior Support & Comfort
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49
Makeup-Integrated Smartphone Cases
Makeup-Integrated Smartphone Cases
The 'FaceCase' Provides Protection and Cosmetics
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48
Form-Optimizing Workout Devices
Form-Optimizing Workout Devices
The Ab Mill Plank Trainer Puts the Body in the Ideal Position
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47
All-in-One Oral Care Kits
All-in-One Oral Care Kits
This Travel Toothbrush Kit by Fernando Maldonado is Efficient
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46
Immersive Children-Centric Spaces
Immersive Children-Centric Spaces
Greg Nelson Embraces Vibrancy for the Cayton Children’s Museum
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45
Pine Needle Bio-Materials
Pine Needle Bio-Materials
The 'Cheer Project' by Gaurav Wali Repurposes Shed Pine Needles
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44
Hot Water Hose Attachments
Hot Water Hose Attachments
The RheemLabs 'HotWave' Hot Water Hose Sprayer is Convenient
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43
Toaster-Inspired Dishwashers
Toaster-Inspired Dishwashers
The Conceptual 'Toasher' Appliance Uses Ultrasonic Technology
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42
Delicate Luxury Scarves
Delicate Luxury Scarves
Louis Vuitton and Alex Israel Launch a Vibrant Textile Capsule for FW 2019
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41
Portable Personal Safes
Portable Personal Safes
Master Lock's Portable Safe Secures Small Valuables on the Go
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40
Transforming Triple-Function Bags
Transforming Triple-Function Bags
The Black Ember 'FORGE' Suits Work and Play Needs Seamlessly
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39
In-Store Chocolate 3D Printers
In-Store Chocolate 3D Printers
Cadbury Introduced a High-Tech Activation for World Chocolate Day
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38
Hunt-Encouraging Feline Feeders
Hunt-Encouraging Feline Feeders
The Doc & Phoebe Indoor Cat Hunting Feeder is Interactive
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37
Timber Desktop Technology Stands
Timber Desktop Technology Stands
The Grovemade Wooden Headphone Stand Enhances Workstations
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36
Single-Person Skydiving Pods
Single-Person Skydiving Pods
The Conceptual 'Ascent' Portable Rocket Pod Travels at 150km/h
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35
Crowdsourced Graffiti Walls
Crowdsourced Graffiti Walls
Carlo Ratti Associati Created Art Painted by a Swarm of Drones
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34
Wellness-Supporting Smart Glasses
Wellness-Supporting Smart Glasses
The 'JoanGlass' Smart Glasses Alleviate Stress, Anxiety and More
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Chilled Shipping Boxes
Chilled Shipping Boxes
GlacierBox's eCommerce Packaging Design Holds Frozen & Refrigerated Food
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32
Uninspired Vibrant Posters
Uninspired Vibrant Posters
Alex + Hugo Launch Colorful 'Demotivational Posters' with Cynical Words
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31
Greenery-Supporting Side Tables
Greenery-Supporting Side Tables
'The Oasis' Table Integrates Plants and Illumination into a Space
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30
80s Movie-Themed Electric Vehicles
80s Movie-Themed Electric Vehicles
The Tesla x SpaceX x BTTF Looks Ready for Doc and Marty McFly
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All-in-One Meal Preparation Stations
All-in-One Meal Preparation Stations
The Conceptual 'Split Induction Cooking Top' is Efficient
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All-in-One Floor Cleaning Systems
All-in-One Floor Cleaning Systems
Duet Combines a Microfiber Dust Mop, Broom & Dustpan
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27
Anti-Sexism Chair Designs
Anti-Sexism Chair Designs
The Manspreading Chair by Laila Laurel Offers Subtle Commentary
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Highly Elegant Restaurant Interiors
Highly Elegant Restaurant Interiors
The Lucky Cat Restaurant Boasts a Romantic Atmosphere
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Environmentally Focused Interactive Exhibitions
Environmentally Focused Interactive Exhibitions
Daan Roosegaarde's Exhibit is Set in Dark Rooms
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24
Ukranian Furniture Designs
Ukranian Furniture Designs
Faina Builds Furniture from Clay and Flax to Pay Homage to Its Roots
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23
Removable Roof Tiny Homes
Removable Roof Tiny Homes
The 'Tiny House Franck' by Optinid Has a Sliding Sunroof
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Disrupting Shipping Aesthetics
Disrupting Shipping Aesthetics
Infamuse Taps Anagrama Studio to Design a Strong Visual Identity
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21
Digitally Inspired Outdoor Furniture
Digitally Inspired Outdoor Furniture
The 'Pixel' Outdoor Modular Sofa is Customizable
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20
Obscuring Facial Jewelry
Obscuring Facial Jewelry
Ewa Nowak's Jewelry Shields the Wearer from Facial Recognition Tech
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19
Modern Modular Dog Leashes
Modern Modular Dog Leashes
The Conceptual Nestle Purina Lead Optimizes Comfort for Owners
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18
Immersive Landscape-Inspired Art
Immersive Landscape-Inspired Art
Wade Kavanaugh & Stephen B Nguyen Boast an Installation in Maine
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17
Versatile Portable Laptop Desks
Versatile Portable Laptop Desks
Ovel Allows You to Sit, Stand or Lie Down While Working
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16
Celebratory Crematorium Buildings
Celebratory Crematorium Buildings
The Conceptual 'ECO CREMATION' Center Celebrates the End of Life
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15
Smart Self-Cleaning Bottles
Smart Self-Cleaning Bottles
NOERDEN's LIZ Smart Bottle Shares Sterilization & Hydration Reminders
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14
Fitness-Focused Shipping Trucks
Fitness-Focused Shipping Trucks
The Iveco 'Fit Cab' Helps Truck Drivers Maintain Good Health
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13
Modular Athletic Training Furniture
Modular Athletic Training Furniture
The Nohrd 'TriaTrainer' Boasts a Three-in-One Design
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12
Lab-Friendly Flat-Pack Stools
Lab-Friendly Flat-Pack Stools
King & Webbon Enters a Collaboration with the Science Museum
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11
Unconventional Vehicle Designs
Unconventional Vehicle Designs
The Disruptors Exhibit Taps Designers Outside of the Industry
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10
Inertial Training Gym Equipment
Inertial Training Gym Equipment
The 'Handy Gym' Allows for Effective Workouts from Anywhere
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9
Leaning Maneuverability Electric Vehicles
Leaning Maneuverability Electric Vehicles
The AKO Trike Provides Up to 300km of Driving Range
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8
Stunningly Hypnotic Couture
Stunningly Hypnotic Couture
Iris Van Herpen Boasts Kinetic Fashion for Paris Haute Couture Week
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7
Modular Home Shelving Systems
Modular Home Shelving Systems
The Floyd Shelving System Allows for Total Customization
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6
Female-Focused Festival Toilets
Female-Focused Festival Toilets
Lapee is Designed to Help Alleviate Long Waits for the Bathroom
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5
Recycled Water Bottle Homes
Recycled Water Bottle Homes
This Three-Bedroom Home is Made from 600,000 Plastic Water Bottles
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4
Optical Illusion Desktop Toys
Optical Illusion Desktop Toys
The 'MezmoCoin' Keeps Hands Busy When Brainstorming or Working
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3
Compact High-Tech Prefab Offices
Compact High-Tech Prefab Offices
The PLACES Studio Cube 'OFFICE' Features Solar Glass and More
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2
Focus-Boosting Desktop Accessories
Focus-Boosting Desktop Accessories
POD Helps to Combat Procrastination & Increase Productivity
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1
Shipping Container Micro Homes
Shipping Container Micro Homes
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects Has Permission to Build in the UK
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