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Top 100 Business Trends in June

From VR Furniture Stores to AI-Integrated Speakerphones

— June 30, 2018 — Business
Connected technologies, like the internet, have changed the world as we know it, and businesses are hardly immune to those changes, as the June 2018 business trends show. On the contrary, the businesses that embrace technological developments stand to benefit most, and there are plenty of businesses working to do just that.

New media are typically first directed toward the world of entertainment, but business ideas usually aren't too far behind. For example, the advent of virtual reality was initially heralded as a new way to present television, movies, and video games. However, businesses soon realized that VR's immersion lends itself perfectly to retail, allowing people to visit stores in virtual reality when there might not otherwise be a way to see a company's wares in person.
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Prom Dress Donation Initiatives
Prom Dress Donation Initiatives
Benefit Cosmetics Partnered with the Princess Project
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99
All-Inclusive Freelancer Guide Books
All-Inclusive Freelancer Guide Books
The Freelancer's Bible is a Resource for Self-employed People
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98
Frequent Diner Reward Systems
Frequent Diner Reward Systems
Lettuce Entertain You is a Family-Owned Business Valuing Customers
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97
Simple Push Notification Services
Simple Push Notification Services
'Feedify' Gives Any Business Access to Push Notifications
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96
Serviceable Chatbot Builders
Serviceable Chatbot Builders
ServiceNow Helps Business Build Chatbots for Common Requests
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95
Free Final Notice Forms
Free Final Notice Forms
'Final Notice' by Unpayd Sends Mail to Freelancers' Long Overdue Clients
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94
In-Store Makeup Consultations
In-Store Makeup Consultations
Walmart Partnered with Hard Candy for This Initiative
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93
Diversified Airport Retail Programs
Diversified Airport Retail Programs
LaunchPad is Helping Small Businesses Set Up Shop in Airports
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92
Energy-Compliant Shipping Apps
Energy-Compliant Shipping Apps
This App Enables Ship Owners to Comply With Energy Efficiency Laws
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91
Professional Meet-Up Apps
Professional Meet-Up Apps
Bottleshake Connects Professionals in Real Life
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90
Woman Social Club Scholarships
Woman Social Club Scholarships
The Wing's Scholarship Program Will Offer Two-Year Memberships
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89
Growth-Accelerating POS Systems
Growth-Accelerating POS Systems
'POSist' is Packed with Advanced Features to Help Businesses Grow
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88
Paid Customer Reward Programs
Paid Customer Reward Programs
Aveda's One Time Enrollment Fee is Well Worth the Price
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87
Artisan-Style QSR Sandwiches
Artisan-Style QSR Sandwiches
The Burger King Sourdough Chicken Club is Made with 100% White Meat
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86
Music Teacher Matchmaking
Music Teacher Matchmaking
Find a Music Teacher with a New Filterable and Informative Platform
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85
Order-Inclusive Reward Programs
Order-Inclusive Reward Programs
Consumers Can Earn Points with the Way They Order Pizza at Dominos
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84
Mood-Tracking Chat Bots
Mood-Tracking Chat Bots
'Moodbot' is a Slack Bot for Managing Employee Morale
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83
Royal Wedding-Themed Donuts
Royal Wedding-Themed Donuts
The Dunkin' Donuts 'Royal Love Donut' is Scrumptiously Celebratory
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82
Digital Shopper Engagement Platforms
Digital Shopper Engagement Platforms
'Gofindo' Creates a Connection Between Consumers and Brands
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81
Next-Generation Analytics Dashboards
Next-Generation Analytics Dashboards
'Metric.ai' Offers Impressive Data for Consulting Businesses
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80
Virtual Reality Theme Parks
Virtual Reality Theme Parks
'Oriental Science Fiction Valley' Boasts Digital Sci-Fi Entertainment
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79
Freelance-Focused Benefit Plans
Freelance-Focused Benefit Plans
National Benefits Platform Offers Coverage to Independent Workers
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In-Store Price Adjustment Software
In-Store Price Adjustment Software
Guess Implemented a Unique On-the-Spot Price Adjustment System
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Machine Learning Recruitment Platforms
Machine Learning Recruitment Platforms
The 'Teston' Platform Screens Applicants to Simplify Hiring
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Oversized Beach Ball Installations
Oversized Beach Ball Installations
HTO Pendulum Wave will Debut at the Redpath Waterfront Festival
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75
Furniture-Leasing Services
Furniture-Leasing Services
The Feather Service Lets Users Create Affordable but Unique Homes
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74
eCommerce Indie Beauty Retailers
eCommerce Indie Beauty Retailers
Amazon's Indie Beauty Retailer Will Launch in June
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73
Office Snack Delivery Services
Office Snack Delivery Services
Desk Nibbles Makes It Easy for Companies to Order Food for Everyone
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72
On-Demand Non-Emergency Rides
On-Demand Non-Emergency Rides
Ford's GoRide Service Helps People Get to Doctor's Appointments
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71
Blockchain B2B Finance Platforms
Blockchain B2B Finance Platforms
'Tradeshift Pay' Improves Supply Chain Management
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70
Superhero Movie Reward Partnerships
Superhero Movie Reward Partnerships
7-Eleven Benefits from the Deadpool Marketing Campaign
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69
Competency-Focused Planning Platforms
Competency-Focused Planning Platforms
'Project Pad' Optimizes Planning for Companies and Employees
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Restaurant-Connected Social Media Updates
Restaurant-Connected Social Media Updates
Make Reservations Through Instagram's Action Buttons
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67
Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Services
Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Services
Turo Makes Planning the Next Road Trip an Easy & Accessible Task
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66
Charitable Online Marketplaces
Charitable Online Marketplaces
Boon Supply Enables Consumers to Shop and Donate to Charity
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65
Sales Content-Tracking Solutions
Sales Content-Tracking Solutions
'Sharekits' Creates Engaging Pages for Potential Buyers
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64
Candy-Topped Lemonades
Candy-Topped Lemonades
The Auntie Anne’s Candy Lemonade Mixers Come with a Sweet Treat
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63
Millennial-Focused Insurance Providers
Millennial-Focused Insurance Providers
'Flink' Offers a New Approach to Insurance
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62
Cryptocurrency Loyalty Rewards Points
Cryptocurrency Loyalty Rewards Points
Momentum Cryptocurrency Helps Brands Build Reward Programs
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61
Relaunched eCommerce Athleisure
Relaunched eCommerce Athleisure
JD Sports' 'Supply & Demand' is Now an Online-Only Brand
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60
Decentralized Loyalty Programs
Decentralized Loyalty Programs
Rakuten Coin Will Allow the Company to Offer Borderless Rewards
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59
Blockchain-Based Loyalty Programs
Blockchain-Based Loyalty Programs
Latesso and qiibee's Team Up is a Pioneering Example
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58
Emissions-Free Delivery Trucks
Emissions-Free Delivery Trucks
UPS is Working with Arrival to Develop Electric Delivery Vehicles
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57
Literature-Inspired Cocktail Bars
Literature-Inspired Cocktail Bars
The Drinks at Famous Last Words are Named After Books
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56
Advanced Carton-Sealing Machines
Advanced Carton-Sealing Machines
Kite Packaging Created a Sealing Machine for Cardboard Packaging
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55
Ultra-Cozy Reading Nooks
Ultra-Cozy Reading Nooks
Studio Strato Added a Welcomed Feature to This Compact Rome Apartment
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54
Cow Pattern Pop-Ups
Cow Pattern Pop-Ups
'Milkland' Spotlights Milk Products from Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture
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53
Expert On-Demand Assistance Apps
Expert On-Demand Assistance Apps
Magnifi Puts Users in Touch With Experts in Virtually Any Field
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52
Fusion BBQ Steak Recipes
Fusion BBQ Steak Recipes
Bill Kim's Korean BBQ Book Offers an Authentic Honey Soy Flank Steak
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51
Home-Oriented Grocer Expansions
Home-Oriented Grocer Expansions
Whole Foods Home Decor is the Business' New Venture
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50
Cost-Effective Furniture Credit Cards
Cost-Effective Furniture Credit Cards
The IKEA Visa is Designed to Improve the Shopping Experience
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49
Waste-Reducing Delivery Initiatives
Waste-Reducing Delivery Initiatives
DoorDash's New Initiative is Set to Donate Six Million Meals
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Transparent Online Beauty Shops
Transparent Online Beauty Shops
Credo Promises Clean and Natural Beauty Products to Its Consumers
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47
Faux Maternity Leave Fashions
Faux Maternity Leave Fashions
Mommy Bahama Reminds the Public That Maternity Leave is No Vacation
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Business Travel Magazines
Business Travel Magazines
National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal Created 'Far & Away'
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45
Flavor-Focused Alcohol Shops
Flavor-Focused Alcohol Shops
Harrods' Fine Wines and Spirits Rooms are Organized by Flavor Profile
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44
AI-Integrated Speakerphones
AI-Integrated Speakerphones
The eMeet OfficeCore M2 is Sophisticated and Multifunctional
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Social Voting Music Apps
Social Voting Music Apps
The 'heir' App Rewards Users for Their Popular Taste in Tunes
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E-Commerce Consultation Stores
E-Commerce Consultation Stores
The Shopify Store Will Offer Gurus to Help Small Businesses Grow
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Nostalgic 90s Pop-Up Diners
Nostalgic 90s Pop-Up Diners
The 'Saved by the Max' Pop-Up Offers Fans a Taste of Bayside Cuisine
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Deli-Inspired Denim Jackets
Deli-Inspired Denim Jackets
Uncle Paulie's Deli x Dan McGee's Jackets are Modern-Cool
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Globally Conscious Handmade Homeware
Globally Conscious Handmade Homeware
Woodfolk Puts an Emphasis on Sustainability and Fair Trade
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Affordable Housing Marketplaces
Affordable Housing Marketplaces
HomeShare Expands Its Reach to Los Angeles as Its 5th Market
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Evolving Cannabis Culture
Evolving Cannabis Culture
Civilized's Derek Riedle Considers What's to Come for Canadian Consumers
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Collaborative Celebrity Meal Kits
Collaborative Celebrity Meal Kits
The Blue Apron x Chrissy Meal Kits Share Eats by Chrissy Teigen
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35
Loyalty-Boosting Rebranding Initiatives
Loyalty-Boosting Rebranding Initiatives
Fabrizio Morra & Snask Add Vibrant Hues to Lensway's Image
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34
Virtual Reality Furniture Showrooms
Virtual Reality Furniture Showrooms
The Triode Gallery Will Launch Its First Digital Showroom
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Modern Reinterpretation Jam Packaging
Modern Reinterpretation Jam Packaging
Alessia Sistori Reimagines the Identity of Daniel & Denise
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32
Electric Scooter-Sharing Services
Electric Scooter-Sharing Services
The 'Skip' Service Makes Two-Wheeler Urban Commuting a Breeze
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31
Self-Cooling Canned Coffees
Self-Cooling Canned Coffees
The Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee is Available from 7-Eleven
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30
Virtual Beauty Concierges
Virtual Beauty Concierges
Target Launched a 'Target Beauty Studio' Powered by YouCam
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Inclusive Menswear Campaigns
Inclusive Menswear Campaigns
Bonobos' Project172 Shows Its Trousers on 172 Diverse Men
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Social Media Housing Marketplaces
Social Media Housing Marketplaces
Facebook has announced the launch of a housing marketplace
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27
Design-Focused Zero Waste Eateries
Design-Focused Zero Waste Eateries
The Zero Waste Bistro Was Created by World Famous Chefs
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Gothic Hybrid Cafes
Gothic Hybrid Cafes
The Crew Collective & Cafe Embodies Forward Design and Architecture
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Injected Chocolate Chip Cookies
Injected Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet Shot Cookies Puts a Delicious Twist on the Classic Cookie
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24
Informative Sneaker Culture Books
Informative Sneaker Culture Books
James O'Connell's Connect-the-Dots Book Recounts Sneaker History
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Personalized Mega-Store Websites
Personalized Mega-Store Websites
The Revamped Walmart Website Focuses on Individual Experiences
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Holistic Nutrition Workshops
Holistic Nutrition Workshops
For the Love of Body Boasts Healthy & Holistic Experiences of Life
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Bedspread-Matching Patterned Suits
Bedspread-Matching Patterned Suits
IKEA Made Fashion-Forward, Comfortable Styles with William Hunt
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New Economy-Housing Masterplans
New Economy-Housing Masterplans
OMA Proposes an Architectural Design for the New Chinese Economy
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Creative Connection Hubs
Creative Connection Hubs
The Latest Intersect by Lexus Hub Allows Creators to Cross Paths
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Curated Grocery Stores
Curated Grocery Stores
Japan's Yaoyasuika Vegetable Store Shares Carefully Selected Produce
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Hip Grocer Streetwear
Hip Grocer Streetwear
'Hauler' is a New Clothing Line from Canadian Discount Store Chain No Frills
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Eco-Friendly Grocery Chain Initiatives
Eco-Friendly Grocery Chain Initiatives
Grocery Chain Waitrose Will Stop Distributing Paper Cups
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15
Limited-Edition QSR Pool Floaties
Limited-Edition QSR Pool Floaties
The KFC Colonel Sanders Floatie Has a Chicken Bucket Holder
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14
Lifestyle-Focused Banking Apps
Lifestyle-Focused Banking Apps
The 'Bank of East Asia' App Connects Money with Day-to-Day Needs
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13
Developmental Toy Subscription Services
Developmental Toy Subscription Services
'Elfbox' Delivers Personalized Toys Each Month
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12
Futuristic Aerial Taxi Services
Futuristic Aerial Taxi Services
Uber Drew Inspiration from Drones for Its Flying Car Concept
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11
Illusory Retail Shops
Illusory Retail Shops
The Lemonade Studio Shop boasts Mirrored Counters and Striped Surfaces
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10
Sensory Whisky Labs
Sensory Whisky Labs
The Glenfiddich Aroma Lab Helps Consumers Tap Into Scent and Taste
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9
Minimalist Canned Wines
Minimalist Canned Wines
WineSociety is a Premium Can Wine Brand Targeted at Millennials
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8
Explorative Bookstore Photography
Explorative Bookstore Photography
Franck Bohbot & Philippe Ungar Honor Indie Bookstores
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7
Design-Friendly Illustrated Kids Books
Design-Friendly Illustrated Kids Books
This Project Boasts Philip Giordano's Geometric Style
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Iconic Ice Tea-Themed Streetwear
Iconic Ice Tea-Themed Streetwear
AriZona Launches a Limited Edition Fashion Collection
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5
Eco Lifestyle Laundromats
Eco Lifestyle Laundromats
'Celsious' is an Eco-Friendly Laundromat with Organic Kombucha on Tap
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4
Interactive Book Club Subscriptions
Interactive Book Club Subscriptions
'Little Feminist' Provides Kids with Hands-On Activities
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3
Upcycled Polystyrene Furniture
Upcycled Polystyrene Furniture
Designer Andreu Carulla Partners with a Zero-Waste Restaurant
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2
Two-Storey Boxy Houses
Two-Storey Boxy Houses
Suzuki Architects' Latest Design is a Home-Workspace Hybrid
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Low-Cost Start-Up Hubs
Low-Cost Start-Up Hubs
Julius Taminiau & Carl Turner Architects Made a Shipping Container Village
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