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Top 100 Customization Trends in 2013

From Pet Luggage Loungers to Back-Seat Driver Vehicles

— February 1, 2014 — Autos
The most popular customization trends from 2013 reflect the huge catering to niche markets across all industries. Customization has reached entirely new heights as this year witnessed massive custom and tailored in a wide array of consumer categories from home decor to marketing and packaging.

One market to have undergone extreme customization this year is home decor -- in particular shelving and storage ideas. As urban dwelling and small living spaces become more and more the norm, designers, artists and decorators are designing furniture and storage that become custom and unique to each space. From fold-up furniture to DIY shelves, consumers are now able to customize living spaces and offices however they please to service a variety of needs and preferences.

We also see spaces with traditional uses such as a garages and nature being transformed to take on completely different uses. Spaces of all sorts are being personalized to complement the massively diverse spectrum of consumer needs today.

To learn more about how other industries are catering to niche markets and clientele in marketing, branding and packaging, visit Trend Hunter's Customization Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Iconic Steam-Powered Robots
Iconic Steam-Powered Robots
Mark’s AT-AT Toy is a Marine-Themed and Steam-Powered Machine
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98
Sizable Scalloped Installations
Sizable Scalloped Installations
The Bouroullec Clouds Exhibition Towers Above
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97
Bold Balancing Sculptures
Bold Balancing Sculptures
Fabien Merelle's Pentateuque Piece Depicts Notions of Weight
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96
Desolate Landscape Photography
Desolate Landscape Photography
The Thomas E Gardiner Photography Explores the State of Canada
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95
Musical Wall Makeovers
Musical Wall Makeovers
PIXERS Offers Murals to Customize Your Abode
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94
Geometrically Vibrant Living Spaces
Geometrically Vibrant Living Spaces
Rolf Ockert Design Developed a Brilliant Home Extension
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93
Mesmerizing Ink Cloud Portraits
Mesmerizing Ink Cloud Portraits
Singer Ayaka Gets a Helping Hand from Artist Alberto Seveso
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92
Whimsical Tea Party Captures
Whimsical Tea Party Captures
This Cade Martin Work is for the Starbucks Tazo Tea Brand Campaign
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91
Racing Stripe Phone Cases
Racing Stripe Phone Cases
Miniot's iWood Cobra iPhone Collection is Inspired by Speedy Rides
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90
Bewildering Life-Like Sculptures (UPDATE)
Bewildering Life-Like Sculptures (UPDATE)
Sculptor Ron Mueck Brings Sculptors to Life
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89
Squeezed Space-Optimizing Structures
Squeezed Space-Optimizing Structures
The Ogikubo House Consists of Three Different Buildings
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88
Supernatural Expressive Photography
Supernatural Expressive Photography
These Incredible Images by Gina Vasquez are Dreamlike
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87
Heat-Sensitive Business Cards
Heat-Sensitive Business Cards
These Business Cards by Bureau Rabenstein Will Definitely Impress
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86
Commissioned Character Playsuits
Commissioned Character Playsuits
Get the Costume of Your Dreams with Custom Halloween Onesies
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85
Massive Sustainable Offices
Massive Sustainable Offices
The Google Tel Aviv Office is Mind-Blowing
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84
Elemental Illusory Photography
Elemental Illusory Photography
These Images by Ben Zank Bend Twist Reality into Fantasy
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83
Iconic Film Quote Posters
Iconic Film Quote Posters
The Dope Prints Screenplay Series Incorporate Classic Lines
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82
Apple-Picker iPhone Cases
Apple-Picker iPhone Cases
Hand-Illustrated Phone Cases by ONARDs Emphasize Apple’s Logo
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81
Wanderering Surrealist Photography
Wanderering Surrealist Photography
Julie De Waroquier Creates Dreamy Captures
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80
Comedic Graphic Art
Comedic Graphic Art
The David Olenick Posters Play Up on Humour Through Design
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79
Luxury Jail Hotels
Luxury Jail Hotels
Het Arresthuis is an Prison Turned Upscale Inn
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78
Scenic Breakfast Shapers
Scenic Breakfast Shapers
The Sunnyside Egg Mold Fills Your Mornings with Delight
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77
Interchangeable Stitched Seating
Interchangeable Stitched Seating
SCAR Furniture by Luca Macri is Sewn Together and Easily Modified
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76
Gaming Stationary Designs
Gaming Stationary Designs
Have Fun While Being Organized with the Tic Tac Toe Pencil Holder
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75
Stolen Identity Photography
Stolen Identity Photography
'Other People's Clothes' Puts Caleb Cole in the Shoes of Strangers
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74
Gold-Dipped Credentials
Gold-Dipped Credentials
Nothing Makes a More Glamorous Impression than Gilded Business Cards
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73
Printer People Dolls
Printer People Dolls
The ‘3D-Printed Life-Like Photo Figurines’ are Shockingly Realist
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72
Handmade Sci-Fi Heels
Handmade Sci-Fi Heels
These DIY R2-D2 Pumps are Crafty Star Wars Shoes
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71
Adjustable Office Illuminators
Adjustable Office Illuminators
The EDI Desk Lamp Can Be Reconfigured to Best Suit Your Workstation
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70
Pop Culture Painted Pumps
Pop Culture Painted Pumps
These Charlotte Olympia Custom Shoes are Inspired by Iconic Art
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69
Meticulous World-Infused Doodles
Meticulous World-Infused Doodles
Kerby Rosanes Creates Little Worlds in His Illustrations
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68
Delicate Feminine Captures
Delicate Feminine Captures
Radoslaw Pujan Photography Embraces Natural Female Beauty
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67
Fairytale Wall Enhancements
Fairytale Wall Enhancements
Custom Vinyl Wall Decals Turn Any Room into a Fantasy World
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66
Cowhide Key Covers
Cowhide Key Covers
The Hollows Leather Key Holders are Genuinely Durable
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65
Highlighter Tape Installations
Highlighter Tape Installations
Megan Geckler Flagging Tape Art is Exquisite
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64
Endearing Mashup Film Cartoons
Endearing Mashup Film Cartoons
The Conceptual Art Designs by James Hance are Cute Illustrations
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63
Customized Designer Motorcycles
Customized Designer Motorcycles
Italo Fontana Crafts Luxury Transport with U-Boat's 'Venenum'
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62
Customized Furniture Artwork
Customized Furniture Artwork
Samuel Treindl Turns IKEA Furniture into Something More
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61
Suicidal Astronaut Captures
Suicidal Astronaut Captures
Sara Phillips and Neil DeCosta's Astronaut Photography is Morbid
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60
Hand-Painted Hybrid Photography
Hand-Painted Hybrid Photography
Photographer Alexandra Valenti Enhances Old Photography
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59
Custom Steampunk Motorcycles
Custom Steampunk Motorcycles
This Customized Motorcycle is Completely One of a Kind
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58
Back-Seat Driver Vehicles
Back-Seat Driver Vehicles
A Dubai Resident Recently Customized His Car for Back-Seat Driving
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57
Amazing Androgynous Disney Photos
Amazing Androgynous Disney Photos
One Androgynous Costume Maker & Disney Fan Replicated Characters
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56
Smashed Vase Keychains
Smashed Vase Keychains
Use Broken Pottery Pieces to Create DIY Keepsake Key Holders
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55
Fold-Up Storage Systems
Fold-Up Storage Systems
The Stockwerk Shelf Arrives Assembled, Yet Collapsed to Just Inches Thick
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54
Insanely Accurate Gamer Costumes
Insanely Accurate Gamer Costumes
Dead Space Fans Recreate Character Costumes
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53
Sci-fi Romance Ring Sets
Sci-fi Romance Ring Sets
Swankmetalsmithing Has Forged the Geekiest His and Her Rings in the Galax
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52
Illustrated Pop Culture Portraits
Illustrated Pop Culture Portraits
CranioDsgn Offers Insane Illustrations of Breaking Bad
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51
Re-Imagined Popular Cartoons (UPDATE)
Re-Imagined Popular Cartoons (UPDATE)
Coran Stone's Recreated Cartoon Illustrations are Evil
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50
Collaged Stationary Books
Collaged Stationary Books
The Rezon Multi Notebook Melds Popular Stationary
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49
Geometrically Constructed Superheros
Geometrically Constructed Superheros
These Images by Eric Dufresne Show Classic Comic Characters
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48
Customizable Tetris Couches
Customizable Tetris Couches
Bloc’d Sofa is Assembled from an Assortment of Different Cushion
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47
Personalized Clutch Products
Personalized Clutch Products
The 'My DIY Quote Tote' Spins Kate Spade's Latest Look
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46
Contemporary Treetop Abodes
Contemporary Treetop Abodes
The ModFruGAL Treehouse Offers a Cozy Tranquil Escape
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45
Modern Garage Apartments
Modern Garage Apartments
A Space Reserved for Cars is Turned into a Gorgeous Modern Living Space
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44
Pet Luggage Loungers
Pet Luggage Loungers
Let Your Cat Snooze in Style with the DIY Cat Suitcase Bed
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43
Droid-Inspired Wedding Bands
Droid-Inspired Wedding Bands
This C3P0 Wedding Band Matches an R2D2 Engagement Ring
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42
Steampunk-Inspired Computers
Steampunk-Inspired Computers
CodyOdi's Computer Case Mod References the Video Game BioShock
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41
Inspirational Quote Posters
Inspirational Quote Posters
Ben Fearnley's Typography is Based on Motivational Messages
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40
Recycled Skateboard Guitars
Recycled Skateboard Guitars
Ezequiel Galasso Creates New Guitars from Old Skateboard Decks
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39
Deceptive Wallpaper Designs
Deceptive Wallpaper Designs
Mr. Perswall Creates Elaborate Illusions for Your Humble Abode
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38
DIY Strung Carton Lighting
DIY Strung Carton Lighting
Add a Romantic Glow to the Room with DIY Egg Carton Decor
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37
Stylish Knife Designs
Stylish Knife Designs
Logan Pearce's Stylish Knives are to Die For
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36
Acid-Washed Altered Apparel
Acid-Washed Altered Apparel
Amy Glenn Handmade Clothing is Completely Casual and Stylish
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35
Superhero Laptop Stickers
Superhero Laptop Stickers
'Killer Duck Decals' Makes a Powerful Cartoon MacBook Keyboard Skin
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34
Simple Stylish Upcycled Bicycles
Simple Stylish Upcycled Bicycles
The Phantom is the Creation of Multiple Refurbished Bike Parts
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33
Macho Necessity Sets
Macho Necessity Sets
The Gentleman's Survival Kit is Full of Essentials for Men
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32
Contemporary Emotive Photographs
Contemporary Emotive Photographs
These Surreal Images Will Make You Search for the Deeper Meaning
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31
Inspirational Decor Decals
Inspirational Decor Decals
These Mr Cup Creative Wall Stickers Fill the Home with Typographic Art
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30
Minimalist Cartoon Movie Posters
Minimalist Cartoon Movie Posters
Designer Edmund Creates Charming Disney Posters for Fans
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29
Eccentric Floral Headbands
Eccentric Floral Headbands
The Fumbilina Bespoke Floral Headbands are Fun and Whimsical
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28
3D Geometric Mosaics
3D Geometric Mosaics
Artist Kota Hiratsuka Creates Dizzying Pieces
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27
Humorously Devious Luggage Decals
Humorously Devious Luggage Decals
The Cheeky Bag Tag Stickers Won't Pass Airport Security
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26
Quirky Custom Shelving
Quirky Custom Shelving
HH Platform Furniture Has a Collection of Parts for Imaginative Assembly
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25
Gadget-Charging Compartmental Desks
Gadget-Charging Compartmental Desks
This Perfectly Organized Work Station is for the Tech-Savvy
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24
Realistic Disney Princess Portraits
Realistic Disney Princess Portraits
The Jirka Vaatainen Cartoon-based Images Are True to Life
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23
Craftily Lit Bedframes
Craftily Lit Bedframes
The ‘DIY Light Up Headboard’ by A Beautiful Mess is an Fun Home
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22
Sound Wave Wedding Rings
Sound Wave Wedding Rings
The ‘I Do’ Personal Wedding Bands are Tokens of True Love
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21
Contemporary Outdoor Office Spaces
Contemporary Outdoor Office Spaces
The Skype Palo Alto Offices are a Modern Work Haven
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20
Humanized Comic Heroes
Humanized Comic Heroes
'The Secret Life of Heroes' Shows Comic Icons as Average People
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19
Foldable Origami Furniture
Foldable Origami Furniture
The T.SHELF Modular Shelving System Contorts to Decor Needs
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18
Snarky Mother's Day Cards
Snarky Mother's Day Cards
Make your Mother Laugh this Year with a 'Seven Miles Per Second' Card
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17
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Eco-Mobius Has Interchangeable Parts to Make Your Ideal Mobile
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16
Custom Construction Cushions
Custom Construction Cushions
Tipi Modular Furniture Segments Can Be Reconfigured Multiple Ways
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15
Hot Melting Hoisery
Hot Melting Hoisery
These Daring Tights Have Paint Dripping Down the Legs
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14
DIY Color Chip Lighting
DIY Color Chip Lighting
The Paint Swatch Chandelier Combines Crafty and Chic
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13
Artful Fast-Food Packaging
Artful Fast-Food Packaging
These Painted French Fry Containers Reference Pop Culture Iconography
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12
Customizable Component Escritoires
Customizable Component Escritoires
The Homework Desk Can Be Freely Assembled for Specific Needs
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11
Firefly-Mimicking Bottle Lamps
Firefly-Mimicking Bottle Lamps
These Handmade Bottle Lamps Are Filled with Firefly-Like Lights
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10
Manly Motif Wall Decals
Manly Motif Wall Decals
Mustache Wall Murals from PIXERS Add Masculinity to Your Interior
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9
Organic Hippie Jewelry
Organic Hippie Jewelry
She Said Jewelry is Taking an Natural Approach to Fantastic Accessories
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8
Exceptionally Flexible Bicycles
Exceptionally Flexible Bicycles
The MORI Folding Bike Can Be Customized and Conforms to Your Needs
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7
Surrealist Fashion Collages
Surrealist Fashion Collages
These Anton Bundenko and Jenya Vyguzov Artworks Merge Two Mediums
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6
Novel-Covered Bedroom Decor
Novel-Covered Bedroom Decor
Create a Reader's Dream Room with the DIY Book Headboard
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5
Depressing Disney Princess Photography
Depressing Disney Princess Photography
This Series Showcase the Sad Lives of Adult Princesses
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4
Architectural Pop-Up Art
Architectural Pop-Up Art
These Pop-Up Creations by Peter Dahmen are Intricately Detailed
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3
DIY Cut-Out Shelves
DIY Cut-Out Shelves
The Triangular Wall-Caddy by Brit+Co is Crafty and Creative
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2
Songstress Disney Princess Drawings
Songstress Disney Princess Drawings
Michele Moricci Gave Miley Cyrus a Disney Princess Makeover
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1
Mounted Origami Organizers
Mounted Origami Organizers
The Tri-Angles Wall Pocket Kit Creates Geometrically Pleasing Boxes
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