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Top 100 Design Ideas in July

From Geometric Floor Lamps to Minimalist Marble Homes

— July 24, 2016 — Art & Design
The top July 2016 design ideas include unique furniture pieces, home decor, vehicles and a few concepts that explore inventive forms.

While there have been many designs over the past few years that take inspiration from natural forms, there has been a recent resurgence in designs that mimic the human form. This can be seen in everything from anatomical pool toys to thumbprint-inspired wall art and action figures that are shaped like the Vitruvian Man.

In many markets around the world, renting or owning property has become absolutely unfeasible for young adults. As such, there's been a revival in alternative living spaces that's reminiscent of the hippie movement from the 60s and 70s. Creative consumers are now embracing tiny houses and livable camper vans as a means of achieving financial freedom and the satisfaction of ownership.
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Smartphone-Charging Storage Trays
Smartphone-Charging Storage Trays
The Layer Design Charge Trays Offer Power and Organization
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Team-Building Tricycles
Team-Building Tricycles
This Tricycle Can Seat Seven Adults at Once
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98
Space-Conscious Storage Shelves
Space-Conscious Storage Shelves
The 'RE:BOOK' Wall Storage System is Slim, Discreet and Functional
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97
Woodland Branch Tables
Woodland Branch Tables
The 'Branch Dining Table' Design by Blu Dot Brings Nature into the Home
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96
Nap-Encouraging Partitions
Nap-Encouraging Partitions
Assaf Israel and Sharon Liverant's For The Rest Concept Ensures Comfort
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95
Portable Water Purifiers
Portable Water Purifiers
The Pure2Go Eliminates Bacteria on Instant Contact for Clean Drinking
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94
Attractive Anatomy Floaties
Attractive Anatomy Floaties
These Poolside Accessories Are Decorated to Look Like Fit Bodies
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93
Lightweight Fluid Furniture
Lightweight Fluid Furniture
The 'Trifile' is a Slender Steel Stool Made for Multifunctional Use
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92
Ancient Roman Homeware
Ancient Roman Homeware
These Home Accessories Use Minimalism and Roman Designs for Inspiration
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91
Sensory 3D Lettering
Sensory 3D Lettering
Zigor Samaniego's 3D Typography Plays with Unique Textures
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90
Retractable Luxe Helmets
Retractable Luxe Helmets
Montblanc's Motorcycle Accessories Fuse Vintage Style with Modern Design
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89
Stylus Pen Cases
Stylus Pen Cases
This Chic Stylus Pen Case Protects the Apple Pencil
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88
Fashion Model Puppets
Fashion Model Puppets
Aitor Throup Debuted His Fashion Collection on Faceless Life-Size Puppets
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87
Mythical Crocheted Towels
Mythical Crocheted Towels
The Mermaid Beach Bag Towel Brings a Little Whimsy to the Pool and Beach
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86
Social Media-Driven Drawings
Social Media-Driven Drawings
Stephen Palladino Gets Inspiration from His Periscope Audience
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85
Architectural Cartoon Furniture
Architectural Cartoon Furniture
Nightshop Offers Stylish Movables With Prints of Drawn Buildings
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84
Illusory Body Artwork
Illusory Body Artwork
The Artist Lisha Simpson Transforms Her Arm with Body Paint
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83
Wireframe Outdoor Loungers
Wireframe Outdoor Loungers
These Daybed Designs by Muller van Severen Accentuate Open Spaces
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82
Long-Exposure Films
Long-Exposure Films
This Artist Used Long-Exposure Photographs to Capture This Film
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81
Printable Ring Clocks
Printable Ring Clocks
This 3D-Printed Clock Design Embraces an Exposed Gear-Powered Design
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80
Serene Oceanside Chapels
Serene Oceanside Chapels
The Design of This Beach Chapel Leaves Space for the Tide to Roll In
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79
Artistic Adjustable Lamps
Artistic Adjustable Lamps
This Foldable Lamp Can be Adjusted to Change Colors
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78
Mosaic Tile Homes
Mosaic Tile Homes
This Artsy Home is Completely Covered in Colorful Tiles
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77
Wooden Checkered Pavilions
Wooden Checkered Pavilions
Jingxiang Zhu Designs a Heritage Pavilion Using Panels and Lattice
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76
Hardware-Free Wooden Shelves
Hardware-Free Wooden Shelves
The 'Multi-Tier Shelf' is Made Without Extraneous Fasteners
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75
Extra-Security Door Locks
Extra-Security Door Locks
This Door Handle Combines Two Different Security Features
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74
Intimate Presidential Mugs
Intimate Presidential Mugs
These Portable Coffee Mugs Let You Get a Lot Closer to President Obama
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73
Feminine Metallic Sculptures
Feminine Metallic Sculptures
Jordi Diez Fernandez Crafted an Immaculate Futuristic Steel Woman
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72
Floral Lounge Areas
Floral Lounge Areas
This Art Installation Covers the Ceilings of a Lounge
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71
Perplexing Wood Clocks
Perplexing Wood Clocks
The Venis Clock by Luca Barengo Rotates to Tell the Time
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70
Artistic Dad Reinterpretations
Artistic Dad Reinterpretations
These Artists Depict Father Figures of Wes Anderson Movies
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69
Travel-Friendly Bike Trolleys
Travel-Friendly Bike Trolleys
This Trolley Can be Attached to Bikes for Outdoor Adventures
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68
Splattered Metallic Mirror Artwork
Splattered Metallic Mirror Artwork
The SPEQUO Mirrors Provide Reflection and Artistic Expression
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67
Inspirational Tribute Posters
Inspirational Tribute Posters
Duminda Perera Created Gradient Posters of Influential Celebrities
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66
Awkwardly Honest Greeting Cards
Awkwardly Honest Greeting Cards
MOD by Mel Offers Hilarious Yet Sweet Sentiments for Special Times
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65
Multipurpose Bike Hooks
Multipurpose Bike Hooks
The 'Lift' Bike System Offers a Convenient Way to Wall Mount Bicycles
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64
Swivel Storage Units
Swivel Storage Units
These Units have Drawers that Swivel Rather Than Slide
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63
Humorous Greeting Card Labels
Humorous Greeting Card Labels
These Greeting Cards Can Be Used to Personalize Wine Bottles
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62
Timber Smartwatch Straps
Timber Smartwatch Straps
'Ottm' Wood Watch Straps are Designed for the Apple Watch and More
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61
Custom Design Wall Tiles
Custom Design Wall Tiles
The 'Tre' Concrete Wall Tiles Offer a Limitless Number of Design Options
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60
Pixelated Superhero Portraits
Pixelated Superhero Portraits
This French Artist Creates Adorable Pixel Superheroes
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59
Sophisticated Dive Watches
Sophisticated Dive Watches
These Timeless Watches Would Suit Any Occasion
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58
Automotive Tent Pods
Automotive Tent Pods
The Outback Swags Tent is Designed for Personal Use In the Trunk of a Truck
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57
DIY Pixelated Wall Artwork
DIY Pixelated Wall Artwork
Wallz Copenhagen Enables Custom Wall Art with Ease
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56
Knitted Textile Pavilions
Knitted Textile Pavilions
This Pavilion is Made Up of Luminescent Threads
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55
Cool Color Palette Offices
Cool Color Palette Offices
This Office is Adorned With Pops of Purple, Blue and Green
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54
Sleek Solar Electric Boats
Sleek Solar Electric Boats
E-Vision Granturismo Boat Incorporates Tesla Batteries
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53
Swirl-Encouraging Whiskey Glasses
Swirl-Encouraging Whiskey Glasses
The Brookstone Rockroller Alcohol Glass Swirls and Chills Drinks
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52
Hypnotic Light Exhibits
Hypnotic Light Exhibits
Tetro+A Created an Illuminated Walkway Along the Singapore River
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51
Passively Cooled Homes
Passively Cooled Homes
This Modern Home Employs Passive Cooling Techniques To Reduce Energy
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50
Temperature-Regulating Beer Boxes
Temperature-Regulating Beer Boxes
The New Sol Packaging Doubles as an Insulated Cooler
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49
Cat-Shaped Bread Loaves
Cat-Shaped Bread Loaves
Rato Kim is a Korean Toy Artist Who Makes 'Cat Bread'
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48
Slow-Moving Sculptural Bicycles
Slow-Moving Sculptural Bicycles
This Slow Bicycle Takes Inspiration from Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest
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Classic Artwork Action Figures
Classic Artwork Action Figures
The Vitruvian Man Action Figure Brings a Classic Image to Life
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Geometric Floor Lamps
Geometric Floor Lamps
These Wire Lamps Make a Quirky Statement in the Home
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Cloud-Making Machines
Cloud-Making Machines
This Service Makes Customized Clouds for Various Outdoor Events
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44
Free Pop-Up Shops
Free Pop-Up Shops
Tiger Trading Co. Gave Away Its Merchandise at a Single-Day Event in NYC
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Irregular-Edged Knives
Irregular-Edged Knives
Mark Wilson's Steel Blades are Cut into Shape Using Water
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Compartmental Metallic Wallets
Compartmental Metallic Wallets
The Balanst Billfold is Made of Aluminum for Added Protection
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41
3D-Printed Home Concepts
3D-Printed Home Concepts
This 3D-Printed Freeform House Maximizes Curb Appeal
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40
Multipurpose Outdoor Carts
Multipurpose Outdoor Carts
The Kyboka Cart is Designed to Carry Gear Through All Types of Weather
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39
Floating Sustainable Housing
Floating Sustainable Housing
The Freedom Cove British Columbia House Resides on the Ocean
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Adjustable Home Furniture
Adjustable Home Furniture
This Transformable Furniture Can Adjust to The User's Needs
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Seatless Decorative Chairs
Seatless Decorative Chairs
Clark Bardsley Created Chair Arms to Transform Any Everyday Seat
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Recycled Wooden Stools
Recycled Wooden Stools
HATTERN Uses Upcycled Designs for Pieces That Make Little Waste
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Modern Indonesian Homes
Modern Indonesian Homes
This Beautiful Home Offers Privacy in a Bustling City
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Minimalist Marble Homes
Minimalist Marble Homes
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos' 'Aluminum House' Project is Monumental
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Customizable Children's Bikes
Customizable Children's Bikes
This Adjustable Bike Intersects Style with Functionality
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Single-Person Urban Cars
Single-Person Urban Cars
The 'SpeedOneSeat' Concept Vehicle is Designed for Racing and Cities
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Cozy Office Spaces
Cozy Office Spaces
This Office Manages to Make Cubicles Look Inviting
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Granite Stone Bathtubs
Granite Stone Bathtubs
The Stone Forest Natural Bathtub is Carved from a Single Boulder
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Space-Saving Desks
Space-Saving Desks
The Volga Desk Offers a Functional Countertop Designed to Fit the Essentials
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Pop-Up Garden Oases
Pop-Up Garden Oases
This Empty Storefront Was Transformed into a Tranquil Temporary Venue
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Modular Water Bottles
Modular Water Bottles
This Customizable Water Bottle Simplifies the Washing Process
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Redesigned Snorkeling Masks
Redesigned Snorkeling Masks
These Snorkeling Masks Make Practice Much Easier
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Resin-Encased Furniture
Resin-Encased Furniture
These Artistic Furniture Pieces Look like Underwater Artifacts
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Breathable Gym Bags
Breathable Gym Bags
The 'Breether' Duffle Bag Design Allows Fresh Air to Ventilate Through it
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Forest-Inspired Offices
Forest-Inspired Offices
This Office Design is Inspired by Its Company's Service
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Combination Toilet-Basins
Combination Toilet-Basins
This Space-Saving Toilet and Basin is a Unique Hybrid
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Sculptural Minimalist Jewelry
Sculptural Minimalist Jewelry
'Minimal Futurism' Embraces Modern Jewelery Design
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Sensual Soviet Paintings
Sensual Soviet Paintings
Jana Brike's Corrupted Youth Painting Look Taken from a Fairytale
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Pop-Up Emergency Shelters
Pop-Up Emergency Shelters
These Emergency Shelters Provide Several Amenities for Refugees
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Retro-Futuristic Bikes
Retro-Futuristic Bikes
These Bikes from 'ECCE' Have an Aesthetic Unlike Most Others
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Pop-Up Studio Spaces
Pop-Up Studio Spaces
'Minima Moralia' Provides an Affordable Place for Artists to Work in London
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Disney Tattoo Databases
Disney Tattoo Databases
'Inked Disney' Complies Disney Tattoos for the Inspiration of Fans
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Exoskeleton Arm Bands
Exoskeleton Arm Bands
Armor is an Exercising Gadget to Boost Performance by Adding Resistance
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Intricate Opulent Cakes
Intricate Opulent Cakes
These Beautiful Cakes Are Inspired By Fairy Tales and Pop Culture
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Fairy Tale Green Homes
Fairy Tale Green Homes
These Green Roof Houses Save on Energy and Look Stunning
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Printed Concrete Micro-Homes
Printed Concrete Micro-Homes
This Concrete Tiny House Was 3D-Printed in Just 24 Hours
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Custom Greeting Art Installations
Custom Greeting Art Installations
Accessories Brand Kipling Helped Consumers Show Love to Friends
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10
Nature-Inspired Jewelry Lines
Nature-Inspired Jewelry Lines
These Delicate Pieces of Jewelry are Infused with Natural Elements
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Rustic Tiny Homes
Rustic Tiny Homes
This Home Combines a Rustic Aesthetic with a More Modern One
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Agricultural Wall Art
Agricultural Wall Art
These Agricultural Art Pieces Work as Small Ecosystems That Decorate Homes
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Lavish Concept Cars
Lavish Concept Cars
The Rolls-Royce Vision Concept Car Can Customize to the User's Needs
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Modern Barns
Modern Barns
AW Works Converted an Old Barn Into a Relaxing Retreat
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Solar Canopy Designs
Solar Canopy Designs
Brooklyn SolarWorks Creates Canopies to Make the Most of Rooftop Space
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Luxurious Co-Working Spaces
Luxurious Co-Working Spaces
This Co-Work Space Adapts to More Modern Work Practices
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3
Rustic Office Spaces
Rustic Office Spaces
This Office Combines Modern Amenities with a Rustic Charm
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Converted Van DIYs
Converted Van DIYs
Filmmaker Zach Both Shows How to Transform a Van Into a Modern Apartment
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DIY Campervan Manuals
DIY Campervan Manuals
'The Vanual' Provides Details on How to Create a Camp Van from a Cargo Van
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