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Top 55 Design Trends in July

From Playable DIY Video Games to Handcrafted Wooden Toys

— August 18, 2020 — Art & Design
The DIY aesthetic is strong in the July 2020 design category as many innovations seek to include consumers in the creative process either through giving them the tools that they need or a helpful hand.

The category spills into the realm of entertainment as many developers make the process of building a game or a movie a more streamlined and accessible experience. GB Studio, for example, created a special Nintendo GameBoy Software, allowing consumers to boast their own 8-bit game. Media Molecule's 'Dream' platform, on the other hand, is a bit more sophisticated as it gives users tools to build a PlayStation 4 game. In this way, consumers also have the chance to acquire a new skillset that will help them better navigate tech environments in the future.
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Scratch-Resistant Indoor Paints
Scratch-Resistant Indoor Paints
The PPG UltraLast Paint + Primer is Washable and Protective
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Playable DIY  Video Games
Playable DIY Video Games
GB Studio is a Design Suite for Developing Nintendo GameBoy Software
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Butterfly-Inspired 3D-Printed Jackets
Butterfly-Inspired 3D-Printed Jackets
Julia Körner is Inspired by the Madagascan Sunset Butterfly
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52
Head-Cradling Ergonomic Pillows
Head-Cradling Ergonomic Pillows
The U2 Pillow's Pillow Design Reduces Tossing and Turning
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51
Artistic 3D Activist Scans
Artistic 3D Activist Scans
Débora Silva Creates 3D Scans of People Who Protested in London
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50
Pride-Celebrating Candle Sets
Pride-Celebrating Candle Sets
Boy Smells' Pride Votive Sextet Set Supports The Trevor Project
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49
French Covered Markets
French Covered Markets
Dominique Coulon & Associés revive four historic buildings in Schiltigheim
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48
Augmented Reality Planning Tools
Augmented Reality Planning Tools
Jung's AR-Studio Helps Consumers Make Interior Design Decisions
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47
Barley Waste Pedestals
Barley Waste Pedestals
This Four-Tier Plinth Commissioned by Heineken Repurposes Leftover Barley
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46
Album Art Puzzles
Album Art Puzzles
Radiohead's 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Recreates an Album Cover
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45
Zero-Emissions Public Transport
Zero-Emissions Public Transport
Arrival Launches a Eco-Conscious Bus for Public Use
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44
Stylish Anti-Microbial Rugs
Stylish Anti-Microbial Rugs
KORHANI Home Debuts the New 'Safe at Home' Anti-Microbial Rug Series
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Chic Concentric Circle Sinks
Chic Concentric Circle Sinks
The 'Lap Plus' Sink Has a Monochromatic Finish
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42
Terrazzo Noodle Bars
Terrazzo Noodle Bars
Office AIO Debuts a Striking Aesthetic for a Contemporary Noodle Bar
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Plant-Filled Health Buildings
Plant-Filled Health Buildings
Heatherwick Studio Creates a Stunning Aesthetic for Maggie's Centre
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40
Multi-Functional Glass Sculptures
Multi-Functional Glass Sculptures
Grigory Gorkovenko Creates a Striking & Ultra-Functional Product
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DIY Video Games
DIY Video Games
Media Molecule's 'Dreams' Platform Enables You to Create PlayStation 4 Games
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Design-Forward Social Distancing Signage
Design-Forward Social Distancing Signage
Sam Barron Debuts "Brick-and-Mortar" Signage
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Mourning Jewelry Designs
Mourning Jewelry Designs
Aeternum Introduces a New Range to Help People with Grieving
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36
Ultra-Colorful Bilbao Apartments
Ultra-Colorful Bilbao Apartments
Azab Coordinated a Chromatic Dream for Two Best Friends
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Crescent-Shaped Cement Lamps
Crescent-Shaped Cement Lamps
The Esse Lamp Was Born Out of Lockdown Limitations
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34
Miniature Theme Parks
Miniature Theme Parks
Small World Tokyo is a Four-Floor Indoor Theme Park with Tiny Displays
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Touchless Pizza Plates
Touchless Pizza Plates
This Pizza-Serving Plate Helps Diners Avoid Shared Surface Areas
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Outlined Beer Packs
Outlined Beer Packs
Best of Kin's Dad Beer Pack Features a Playful Hand-Drawn Design
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Upcycled Pendant Lights
Upcycled Pendant Lights
LightArt's Coil Collection is Made with Recycled Materials
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Modular Home-Office Furniture Systems
Modular Home-Office Furniture Systems
Mutabor Debuts the Branded Home Office For Employees
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Charitable Limited Edition Prints
Charitable Limited Edition Prints
Takashi Murakami's Prints are Expected to Hit $1 Million for BLM
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Corten Steel Guesthouses
Corten Steel Guesthouses
Atelier Vens Vanbelle Creates a Striking Guesthouse for Its Client
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Bed-Equipped Desk Bedroom Designs
Bed-Equipped Desk Bedroom Designs
This Kids Bedroom Design Makes the Most of a Small Space
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Iceberg-Inspired Sofa Designs
Iceberg-Inspired Sofa Designs
Fnji's Iceberg Sofa Focuses on Global Warming and Awareness
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Health-Monitoring Smart Toilet Concepts
Health-Monitoring Smart Toilet Concepts
Researchers at Stanford Pioneer a Data-Powered Toilet
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POC-Focused Therapy Cards
POC-Focused Therapy Cards
The My Therapy Cards Were Designed by a Black Female Psychologists
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23
Sunlight-Harnessing Wall Clocks
Sunlight-Harnessing Wall Clocks
The 'Sunlight Clock' by Linda B Uses Light to Tell the Time
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22
Shipping Container Testing Centers
Shipping Container Testing Centers
Grimshaw's Prefab Structures Were Made for Mass Health Testing
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21
Healthfully Infused Noodle Cups
Healthfully Infused Noodle Cups
Noodl Plus Products are Infused with Super Nutrients & Bold Colors
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Semi-Liquid-Like Jewelry
Semi-Liquid-Like Jewelry
Erin Considine Debuts a Collection That Utilizes Scraps of Silver
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Sustainable Recycled Earphones
Sustainable Recycled Earphones
Happy Ears are the The World’s First Sustainable Earplugs
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18
Storytelling Furniture Arrangements
Storytelling Furniture Arrangements
Vitra's Autumn Furniture Collection Brings Characters to Life
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Palm Oil Byproduct-Based Furniture
Palm Oil Byproduct-Based Furniture
Nataša Perković Delivers the Recilaimed Oil Palm Collection
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Touch-Free Bathroom Solutions
Touch-Free Bathroom Solutions
Gaberit Boasts Infra-Red and Touchless Design for the Bathroom
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Artistic Face Mask Coverings
Artistic Face Mask Coverings
The Ai Weiwei Mask Art Project Raises Funds for Humanitarian Causes
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Origami-Inspired Chess Sets
Origami-Inspired Chess Sets
The Degrees of Freedom Kinetic Chess Set Unfolds to Reveal Storage
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Convenience Furniture Shops
Convenience Furniture Shops
IKEA Harajuku Contains the World's First IKEA Convenience Store
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12
Stylish Sanitizer Dispensers
Stylish Sanitizer Dispensers
Sally Reynolds Employs Terrazzo Accents and a Minimalist Aesthetic
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11
Compact Co-Living Houses
Compact Co-Living Houses
Swing Boasts a Contemporary Home in Osaka That Can Houses Eight People
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10
Handcrafted Wooden Toys
Handcrafted Wooden Toys
ESNAF Toys' Product Brings Together Parents and Children Through Playtime
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9
Extravagant Sculptural Rings
Extravagant Sculptural Rings
Petra Zimmermann Designs a Luxuriously Breathtaking Ring for VDF
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Provocative Sustainable Materials
Provocative Sustainable Materials
Natalie Zipfl Develops Blood Leather for Her Latest Collection
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Expandable Modular Homes
Expandable Modular Homes
Module's Home Designs are Designed to Adapt and Grow
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Lush Pointed Roof Houses
Lush Pointed Roof Houses
Studio Saxe Designs a Dramatic Home in a Remote Part of Costa Rica
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Decorative Face Masks
Decorative Face Masks
Freyja Sewell's Key Workers Project is a Visual Thank-You to the Frontlines
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Anti-Tech Jewelry Collections
Anti-Tech Jewelry Collections
Sara Sallam Takes Cues from George Orwell's 1984 Novel
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Extravagant Knit Face Masks
Extravagant Knit Face Masks
Yr Johannsdottir Encourages Physical Distancing with a Special Design
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Personal Struggle-Inspired Fashion
Personal Struggle-Inspired Fashion
Jessan Macatangay's Experimental Fashion Line Carries Meaning
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Provocative Mask Alternatives
Provocative Mask Alternatives
Max Siedentopf's Humorous List Shows Everyday Objects as Face Masks
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