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Top 100 Design Trends in February

From DIY Incense Kits to Color-Changing Gin Bottles

— February 25, 2018 — Art & Design
Regardless of one's feelings about intelligent design, there's no question that the February 2018 design trends are intelligent. Design in the broadest sense is incredibly pervasive, which is especially clear when looking at the design trends here; they range from pure graphic design to products and industrial designs.

Design is at its best when it helps people to carry out their everyday tasks in the most expedient and pleasant way possible. The ergonomic scissors from designers Lucy Yip, Sarah Koh and Sophie Lin are a great example of that. Without fundamentally changing the functionality of scissors, the designers found a way to make the common tool far easier on one's hands — something that people who use scissors frequently, like those working in the garment industry, will surely appreciate.
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Activity
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Consumer-Friendly 3D Printers
Consumer-Friendly 3D Printers
Polaroid Unveiled User-Friendly Consumer 3D Printers at CES 2018
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98
Abstract Scenic Rugs
Abstract Scenic Rugs
'Take Me Back to Formentera' Recreates European Scenes on Floor Coverings
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97
Bamboo Shoot-Inspired Skyscrapers
Bamboo Shoot-Inspired Skyscrapers
Taipei's Newest Skyscraper Will Be Shaped After Green Bamboo
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96
Elegant Carbon Fiber Ashtrays
Elegant Carbon Fiber Ashtrays
The enjoyment of a good cigar is always a moment to be savored.
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95
Conceptual Re-Purposed Gas Stations
Conceptual Re-Purposed Gas Stations
Reebok's 'Get Pumped' Imagines Gas Stations as Wellness Hubs
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94
Alarm-Protected Bags
Alarm-Protected Bags
Skarabeos Battles Theft Though Its Portable Alarm System
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93
Elegant Therapeutic Pipes
Elegant Therapeutic Pipes
'Le Sifflu' Teaches Correct Breathing Techniques
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92
Comical Tomato Lamps
Comical Tomato Lamps
Case Studyo Released Another Edition of the Classic 'Give Up' Lamp
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91
Soda Brand Typefaces
Soda Brand Typefaces
Coca-Cola's 'TCCC Unity' Typeface Was Designed by Neville Brody
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90
3D-Printed Measuring Cubes
3D-Printed Measuring Cubes
This Unique Measuring Utensil Combines Multiple Tools Into One Form
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89
Home Textile Expos
Home Textile Expos
The Heimtextil Trade Show is an International Event for Textile Professionals
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88
Exclusive Cryptocurrency Pens
Exclusive Cryptocurrency Pens
Ancora's 'Bitcoin Pen' Can Only Be Purchased with Bitcoin
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87
Forged Carbon Watch Cases
Forged Carbon Watch Cases
The Forged Carbon Armour Watch Case Protects the Most Rugged of Watches
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86
Minimal Bathroom Collections
Minimal Bathroom Collections
Patricia Urquiola Designs the Lariana Bathroom Collection for Agape
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85
Castle-Like Furniture Stores
Castle-Like Furniture Stores
The New Knoll LA Store is Based on York Castle in Morocco
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84
Tech-Updated Iconic Guitars
Tech-Updated Iconic Guitars
The Spirit of Innovation Continues in the New Fender Classic Guitars
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83
Colorful Geometric Door Handles
Colorful Geometric Door Handles
Bonnemazou-Cambus Designed a Line of Unique Door Handles
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82
Playful Home Murals
Playful Home Murals
'RE Apartment' Features a Mural by Suye, a Local Artist
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81
Mid-Century Restaurant Redesigns
Mid-Century Restaurant Redesigns
Note Design Studio Overhauled a Decades-Old Finnish Establishment
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80
Stackable Modular Playgrounds
Stackable Modular Playgrounds
This Customized Playscapes System Transforms Lots into Playgrounds
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79
Design-Focused Rug Collaborations
Design-Focused Rug Collaborations
Paul Smith Partnered with the Rug Company in This Collection
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78
Swelling Balloon Vases
Swelling Balloon Vases
The 'BalloonVase' by Evan Gant Uses Simple Materials for Charming Results
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77
Sleek Dual-Tone Suitcases
Sleek Dual-Tone Suitcases
Away Travel Unveiled a New Dual-Tone Suitcase Line
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76
Chiropractor-Designed Support Pillows
Chiropractor-Designed Support Pillows
The Posture Meets Design Pillow is Beautiful and Functional
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75
Postmodern Handmade Furniture
Postmodern Handmade Furniture
Anna Horvath's 'Collezione L!Puff' Experiments with 3D Form
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74
DIY Incense Kits
DIY Incense Kits
'SMULD HOUSE' Helps Consumers Craft Their Own Home Fragrances
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73
Arched Apartment Designs
Arched Apartment Designs
Raad Studio Combined Two TriBeCa Lofts Using Old Arches
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72
Minimalist Cat Climbing Structures
Minimalist Cat Climbing Structures
Yoh Komiyama's Cat House Was Inspired by Modernism
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71
Eco-Friendly Terraced Offices
Eco-Friendly Terraced Offices
The 'Googleplex' is an Environmentally Friendly Office Complex
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70
Community-Fostering Workspaces
Community-Fostering Workspaces
Studio IQL's IntegriChain Office Encourages Creative Collaboration
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69
Interactive Storytelling Igloos
Interactive Storytelling Igloos
Aberrant Architecture Teaches Children About Design
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68
Word-by-Word Bookmarks
Word-by-Word Bookmarks
The LastWord Bookmark Lets Readers Mark Their Exact Place on the Page
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67
Panoramic Birdwatching Landscapes
Panoramic Birdwatching Landscapes
Herdla Tower is a Modern Wooden Birdwatching Destination
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66
Culture Mash-Up Sculptures
Culture Mash-Up Sculptures
Brendan Lee Satish Tang Mixes History and Pop Art in Ceramic Sculptures
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65
Vitamin-Focused Produce Branding
Vitamin-Focused Produce Branding
Agrohub Highlights the Vitamin Content of Fruits, Fish and More
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64
Architect-Designed Car Showrooms
Architect-Designed Car Showrooms
The 'Genesis Gangnam' Was Designed by Prada's Store Architects
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63
Sushi-Inspired Waste Bins
Sushi-Inspired Waste Bins
The Temaki Sculptured Waste Bin is made from a sheet of carbon fiber
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62
Illuminated Owl Decor
Illuminated Owl Decor
'The Dukes' Sculpture Set by BIG-GAME Lights Up in the Dark
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61
Gyroscopic Nail Clippers
Gyroscopic Nail Clippers
The Ego Clipper Has a Unique, Circular Design
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60
Abstractly Embroidered Pillows
Abstractly Embroidered Pillows
Tom Dixon Makes Colorfully Tufted and Embroidered Pillow Designs
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59
Private Dining Concepts
Private Dining Concepts
The New Shandao Restaurant Offers Up Private Dining Booths
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58
Fantasy Franchise Ice Hotels
Fantasy Franchise Ice Hotels
A Game of Thrones-Themed Ice Hotel Has Opened in Finland
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57
Nightclub-Inspired Card Games
Nightclub-Inspired Card Games
'Berghain' Takes Inspiration from a Legendary Techno Club in Berlin
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56
Millennial Pink Furniture
Millennial Pink Furniture
Ercol's Modern Upgrade Features Subtle Colors that Accent its Chairs
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55
Versatile Camping Equipment
Versatile Camping Equipment
Jasco's Eco Survivor Products Make Outdoor Trips More Functional
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54
Decaying Social Media Art
Decaying Social Media Art
The 'Social Decay' Series Depicts Crumbling Social Media Logos
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53
Suprematist-Inspired Rebranding Initiatives
Suprematist-Inspired Rebranding Initiatives
The Russian Tourist Board Has a New Artistic Identity
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52
Atmosphere-Inspired Installations
Atmosphere-Inspired Installations
Chris Cheung Visualizes Carbon Dioxide in a Mesmerizing Way
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51
TV-Inspired Comic Book Covers
TV-Inspired Comic Book Covers
These Covers Show the Netflix Original Black Mirror in a New Medium
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50
Ink Stone Jewelry Boxes
Ink Stone Jewelry Boxes
Designer Mario Tsai Creates Jewelry Boxes from Ink Stone
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49
Ambitious Office Building Additions
Ambitious Office Building Additions
This 42 Storey Building Addition Consists of Layered Glass
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48
Vintage Wireless Smart Speakers
Vintage Wireless Smart Speakers
Klipsch Unveiled Smart Speakers with a Vintage Look at CES 2018
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47
Design-Driven Pharmacies
Design-Driven Pharmacies
Waterfrom Shapes Pharmaceuticals into a Modern Experience
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46
Tree-Covered Canopy Towers
Tree-Covered Canopy Towers
Sou Fujimoto's Mixed-Use Canopy Building is Coming to Nice, France
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45
Fast Sustainable Houses
Fast Sustainable Houses
This Bamboo Frame for Social Housing Can Be Made in One Week
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44
Tech-Integrated Outdoor Furniture
Tech-Integrated Outdoor Furniture
Nocturnal Beasts is a Series of Furniture for Teenagers
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43
Illustrated Color-Vibrant Vases
Illustrated Color-Vibrant Vases
Jillian Evelyn Illustrates Elegant Modern Furniture Accessories
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42
Colorful Temporal Exhibits
Colorful Temporal Exhibits
'Colour of Time' Consists of 120,000 Paper Cut-Outs
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41
Architectural Memo Pads
Architectural Memo Pads
Triad's Omoshiro Blocks Reveal 3D Models as Its Pages are Torn Away
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40
Slithering Play Spaces
Slithering Play Spaces
'La Serpentina' is a Unique Playground Installation Designed by ELEMENTAL
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39
Modular Contemporary Sofas
Modular Contemporary Sofas
CARMENES Launched 'Numeral Collection' a Line of Modular Furniture
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38
Cryptic Notebook Kits
Cryptic Notebook Kits
Baron Fig's 'Lock & Key' Has a Hidden Puzzle Inside
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37
Luxury Smart Shower Systems
Luxury Smart Shower Systems
The Elmer Shower Can Be Connected to Any Home
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36
3D-Printed Genius Toys
3D-Printed Genius Toys
The Real Play Coalition's 'Open Einstein' Replicates a Genius' Playthings
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35
Compact City-Friendly Trucks
Compact City-Friendly Trucks
The 'Mini Square' Urban Pickup Truck Concept has a Modular Design
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34
Color-Changing Gin Bottles
Color-Changing Gin Bottles
This Griffiths Brothers Label Turns Blue When the Alcohol is Chilled
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33
Custom-Built LEGO Homes
Custom-Built LEGO Homes
The 'Little Brick Lane' Etsy Shop Builds LEGO Houses to Spec
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32
Glacier-Inspired Kitchen Islands
Glacier-Inspired Kitchen Islands
Snarkitecture Sculpts Furniture from Natural Formations
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31
Magnet-Infused Bedding
Magnet-Infused Bedding
The 'MagnetG' Magnetic Weighted Blanket Alleviates Stress
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30
Premium Commuter Backpacks
Premium Commuter Backpacks
Able Carry's Backpacks are City-Tested and Commuter-Approved
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29
Pressure-Alleviating Scissors
Pressure-Alleviating Scissors
These Ergonomic Scissors Alleviate Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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28
Rugged Adventure Coolers
Rugged Adventure Coolers
The Otterbox Trooper is Designed to Keep Things Cold and Stay Durable
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27
Cinematic Cafe Designs
Cinematic Cafe Designs
This Wes Anderson-Inspired Cafe Perfectly Captures the Filmmakers Aesthetic
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26
Geometric Lighting Installations
Geometric Lighting Installations
Pelle Released a Set of Weathered Steel Lighting Fixtures
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25
Convertible Bookshelf Tables
Convertible Bookshelf Tables
The 'Urbana Incredible' Table Increases Efficiency in Small Spaces
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24
Space-Efficient Storage Rods
Space-Efficient Storage Rods
The Draw a Line Series Uses Tension to Create Storage from Dead Space
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23
Quirky Graphic Design Illustrations
Quirky Graphic Design Illustrations
YeahYeahChloe Comments on Society Through Pastel Graphics
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22
Grainy Psychedelic Photography Series
Grainy Psychedelic Photography Series
Dana Trippe's Photos Encompass Nostalgia and Psychedelia
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21
Brutalist Architecture Wallpapers
Brutalist Architecture Wallpapers
Murals Wallpaper Celebrates Raw Beauty with a Concrete Effect
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20
Chic Expanding Sofas
Chic Expanding Sofas
The Shrinkable Sofa Transforms from an Armchair to a Three-Seated Couch
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19
Contemporary Capsule Hotels
Contemporary Capsule Hotels
Schemata Architects Redesigned a Tokyo Capsule Hotel
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18
Chromatic Home Concepts
Chromatic Home Concepts
'Yellow Door House' is Punctuated by Pops of Color
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17
Activated Charcoal Bioplastics
Activated Charcoal Bioplastics
This Gelatinous Biomaterial Was Designed to Reduce Air Pollution
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16
Adaptable Shelving Systems
Adaptable Shelving Systems
The Rigg Modular Shelves System is Easy to Customize and Shift Around
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15
LED-Integrated Wooden Plant Frames
LED-Integrated Wooden Plant Frames
The 'Limbus Greenframe’ Highlights the Beauty of Indoor Plants
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14
Lightweight 3D-Printed Bikes
Lightweight 3D-Printed Bikes
The 'Furia' Concept Bicycle Incorporates a Carbon Fiber Design
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13
Conceptual Floating Communities
Conceptual Floating Communities
The Proposed 'Floating Offshore Community' is Set in Hong Kong
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12
Yugoslavian Concrete Architecture Designs
Yugoslavian Concrete Architecture Designs
MoMA Explores International Designs with Its Exhibition
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11
Productivity-Boosting Meditation Pods
Productivity-Boosting Meditation Pods
Open Vessel's Meditation Pods Offer Peace in the Workplace
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10
Birdnest Treehouse Designs
Birdnest Treehouse Designs
The ORIGIN Tree House Has a Heated Spa and Chilling Area
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9
Mountain-Side Modern Cabins
Mountain-Side Modern Cabins
I-kanda Created a New Cabin on a Rock in the White Mountains
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8
Breathtaking Interior Design Projects
Breathtaking Interior Design Projects
The Tanzanian Safari Lodges' Interior is Design-Forward
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7
Dystopian Hand-Carved Jewelry
Dystopian Hand-Carved Jewelry
Captve Makes Accessories with a Narrative
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6
Concrete Canvas Designs
Concrete Canvas Designs
Designer Neal Aronowitz Designs with a Ground-Breaking New Material
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5
Modular Rug Furniture
Modular Rug Furniture
Front's Modular Rugs Can Fold Up to Be an Extra Chair at Your Dinner Party
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4
Comic Book-Inspired Sneakers
Comic Book-Inspired Sneakers
Instagram Artist Joshua Vides Customizes His Kicks by Hand
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3
Award-Winning Pet Houses
Award-Winning Pet Houses
The La Maision Noire Pet House is Designed to Keep Pets in Comfort
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2
Modernized Camping Shelters
Modernized Camping Shelters
Olson Kundig Architects Created Comfy and Secure Bunkers for Camping
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1
Locally Sourced Custom Furniture
Locally Sourced Custom Furniture
AngleWood's Unique Designs Add a Modern Twist to Your Home
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