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Top 100 Life Stages Trends in 2012

From Sleeping Newborn Photography to Baby Breakfast Costumes

— January 18, 2013 — Life-Stages
Life stages seemed to be at the forefront of 2012. The generation of the millennial really shone, particularly illuminated by the popular HBO hit series GIRLS.

Youth weren't the only ones in the spotlight in 2012. This past year was also one that celebrated the process of aging. Instead of rejecting the signs of wrinkles, many campaigns focused on the benefits that come with age, and how people can embrace these developments instead of rejecting them.

The Trend Hunter Life Stages Trend Report offers market research and examples of life trends to help companies come up with new ideas for products and campaigns. From babies to youth to seniors, better understand the lifestyle of your target demographic with crowdsourced, crowd-filtered research.
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Smartphone Comparison Infographics
Smartphone Comparison Infographics
The New iPhone 5 Doesn't Seem to Offer Any Big Changes
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98
Saint-Like Baby Captures
Saint-Like Baby Captures
Dan Cuellar Presents Newborns in a Tranquil Slumber
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97
Rosy Cheek Children's Renderings
Rosy Cheek Children's Renderings
Victo Ngai Illustrates Whimsical Images with Chubby-Faced Kids
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96
Cleverly Disguised Camera Dolls
Cleverly Disguised Camera Dolls
The Barbie Photo Fashion Toy Takes Stylish Pictures
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95
Fashionista Doll Designs (UPDATE)
Fashionista Doll Designs (UPDATE)
The Tiny Frock Shop Creates Chic Barbie Ensembles
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94
Confection-Inspired Kinder Clothes
Confection-Inspired Kinder Clothes
Say it Baby Creates Delicious-Looking Apparel for Babies
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93
Stacked Money Typography
Stacked Money Typography
The ‘Yeah, That Kind of Rich’ Ad Campaign Embodies a Lucrativ
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92
Vividly Vandalized Wine
Vividly Vandalized Wine
The Invivo Wines Graffiti Packaging is Edgy and Modern
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91
Anticipated Win Ads
Anticipated Win Ads
The Connect 4 Campaign Advises People to Not Claim Victory Too Fast
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90
Gilded Wrinkle Fandangles
Gilded Wrinkle Fandangles
Noa Zilberman Emphasizes Fine Lines with Golden Tracery Jewelry
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89
Knitted Sci-Fi Dolls
Knitted Sci-Fi Dolls
These Star Trek Amigurumi Figures are Some Soft Sci-Fi Pals
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88
Teenager Comparison Infographics
Teenager Comparison Infographics
Best Educational Degrees Compares Kids from 1982 and 2012
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87
Daringly Realistic Dollies
Daringly Realistic Dollies
The JC Toys Newborn Dolls are True to Life
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86
80s Diva Stockings
80s Diva Stockings
These DIY Tights from The Rookie are Delightfully Adorable
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85
Life Lesson Infographics
Life Lesson Infographics
This Top Ten Regrets Chart Details Thoughts of the Dying
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84
X-Ray Pregnancy Costumes
X-Ray Pregnancy Costumes
Celebrate Your Baby's First Halloween with the Skeleton Maternity Shirt
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83
Cleverly Captioned Creatures
Cleverly Captioned Creatures
Toy Stories by Aled Lewis Includes Some Witty Woolly Mammoths
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82
Toys as Accessories
Toys as Accessories
The Ones 2 Watch New Hue Editorial is Electric
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81
Inverted Plush Playthings
Inverted Plush Playthings
Atelier Volvox Designers Took Stuffed Animals and Turned Them Inside Out
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80
Cat-Themed Restaurants
Cat-Themed Restaurants
The ‘Hello Kitty’ Sweety House Cafe is Adorably Designed
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79
Amusing Malleable Tabletops
Amusing Malleable Tabletops
Claytable by Erwin Zwiers is a Surface for Sculpting, Not Snacking
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78
Cute Character Lighting
Cute Character Lighting
The Mossbo Solar Lamp Teaches Children the Importance of Eco-Friendliness
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77
Parallel Life PSAs
Parallel Life PSAs
The 'Drugs Set Your Timeline' Campaign Appeals to Impressionable Facebook Users
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76
Raining Kidswear Ads
Raining Kidswear Ads
The Burberry Childrenswear AW12 Campaign is Absolutely Adorable
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75
Building Block Cathedrals
Building Block Cathedrals
The Abondantus Gigantus is a Church of LEGO
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74
Building Block Bow Ties
Building Block Bow Ties
Nicholas Tee Ruiz's Quirky Collection is Inspired by MoMA Exhibits
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73
Imaginative Baby Ads
Imaginative Baby Ads
The Cam Il Mondo Del Bambino Campaign Looks the Through Eyes of Chidren
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72
Fantastical Doll Wardrobes
Fantastical Doll Wardrobes
The 'See What Happens When You Play With Barbie' Campaign
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71
Plushy String Playgrounds
Plushy String Playgrounds
Artist Toshiko Horiuchi-Macadam Makes a Soft Fun Center Out of Fabric
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70
Child Muppet Garments
Child Muppet Garments
The Muppet EZ-On Romper is Absolutely Adorable
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69
Vibrant Child-Centric Furniture
Vibrant Child-Centric Furniture
InKidible Hopes to Expand Kids Perspective of Contemporary Art
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68
Edgy Baby Fashion Labels
Edgy Baby Fashion Labels
'Jessie and James' Creates Designer Clothing for Little Ones
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67
Disheveled Iconic Halloween Wigs
Disheveled Iconic Halloween Wigs
The Raggedy Ann Wig is Adorable and Hand-Crafted
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66
Stackable LEGO Ledges
Stackable LEGO Ledges
The Build It Modular Fixture is Secure in Assembly and Striking on Display
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65
Skeletal Block Toys
Skeletal Block Toys
The Jason Freeny LEGO Men are Cute and Morbid
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64
Cocooned Pregnancy Photographs
Cocooned Pregnancy Photographs
Anne Geddes' New Magazine Focuses on Expecting Mothers
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63
Winsome Wind-Up Mugs
Winsome Wind-Up Mugs
The 'Power for Brain' Cup Energizes Your Head with a Dose of Caffeine
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62
Sneaky Stethoscope Pocket Watches
Sneaky Stethoscope Pocket Watches
The Lexon 'Take Time' Watch is Superbly Flexible
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61
Frightful Fairytale Illustrations
Frightful Fairytale Illustrations
Alejandro Dini Renders Horrifying Images of Classic Narratives
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60
Baby Booze Bottles
Baby Booze Bottles
Utopia Rebrands Popular Liquor Bottles into Infant Products
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59
Toy Pocket Monster Models
Toy Pocket Monster Models
Mike Nieves Crafts Pokemon Figurines Using LEGO Blocks
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58
Fat Rabbit Furnishings
Fat Rabbit Furnishings
The Bunny Chair by Iskos-Berlin is a Youthful Rejuvination of the Wingback
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57
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
The Interview Magazine 'Box Set' Stars Clutch-Toting Barbies
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56
Iconic Puppet Masks
Iconic Puppet Masks
These Muppet and Sesame Street Masks are Absolutely Adorable
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55
Clever Tissue Cartons
Clever Tissue Cartons
Kleenex Desktop Companions Bring Delightful Decor to Disposable Products
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54
Aspiring Tot Captures
Aspiring Tot Captures
Photographer Malo Dresses Little Ones for Future Careers
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53
Offbeat Jungle Gyms
Offbeat Jungle Gyms
Monstrum Playgrounds Creates Ridiculously Imaginative Recreation Areas
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52
DIY Squid Crochets
DIY Squid Crochets
The Lady Lilliput Knitwear is Whimsical
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51
Animated Bovine Branding
Animated Bovine Branding
Dynamic Chilly Moo Packaging Promotes the Delectable Qualities of Dairy
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50
Affordable Lavish Inns
Affordable Lavish Inns
Hostal La Buena Vida Lets You Travel in Style Without Breaking the Bank
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49
LEGO Meth Labs
LEGO Meth Labs
The Breaking Bad LEGO Set is Full of 18+ Appropriate Fun
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48
Kickass Kiddy Hipsterwear
Kickass Kiddy Hipsterwear
Romain Sellier Captures the Up and Coming Condescending Crowd
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47
Nostalgic Childhood Paintings
Nostalgic Childhood Paintings
Doug Bloodworth Renders Kid Favorites in Photorealistic Manner
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46
Funambulist Children's Furniture
Funambulist Children's Furniture
Flip for Kids Encourages Dynamic Physical Development
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45
Mid-Traffic Marriage Shots
Mid-Traffic Marriage Shots
Yonge and Dundas Wedding Photo Shoot Interrupts Intersection
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44
Eco Ocular Washing Machines
Eco Ocular Washing Machines
The Swish Sustainable Diaper Cleaner Encourages Cloth Nappy Use
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43
Comedic Child Rearing Posters
Comedic Child Rearing Posters
Nathan Ripperger Shares Phrases He's Actually Said to His Kids
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42
Childish Couture Captures
Childish Couture Captures
The Harper's Bazaar Russia 'Toy Story' Editorial Stars Daga Ziober
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41
Cellphone Embroidery Sets
Cellphone Embroidery Sets
The Cross Stitch iPhone Case Encourages Low-Tech Creativity
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40
Nippled Liquor Containers
Nippled Liquor Containers
POPBottles by Anna Utopia Giordano is Shockingly Eye-Opening
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39
Playful Portuguese Interiors
Playful Portuguese Interiors
The Remodeled 227 Flat by OODA Merges Acrobatics and Architecture
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38
Spooky Stuffed Animal Skulls
Spooky Stuffed Animal Skulls
Teddy Bear Natural History is a Creepy Spin on a Childhood Classic
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37
Adolescent Wealth Mocking Blogs
Adolescent Wealth Mocking Blogs
The 'Rich Kids of Instagram' Tumblr is Satirical
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36
Adorable Standardized Branding
Adorable Standardized Branding
Yellow Owl Workshop Packaging Adopts a Marvelous New Mold
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35
Awkward Adolescent Photographs
Awkward Adolescent Photographs
Julia Fullerton Batten Photography Captures the Pains of Growing Up
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34
Veggie-Branded Edibles
Veggie-Branded Edibles
D. Carota Packaging Embodies the Image of its Healthy Contents
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33
Cutout Character Branding
Cutout Character Branding
Donec Ice Cream Packaging is Still Fun After You Finish its Contents
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32
European Couture Doll Lines
European Couture Doll Lines
The 2012 Barbie Fashion Model Collection Based on 'Atelier' Theme
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31
Baby Breakfast Costumes
Baby Breakfast Costumes
TheCostumeCafe Egg with Bacon Ensemble is Adorable
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30
Pocket Monster Pumpkin Carvings
Pocket Monster Pumpkin Carvings
Nerdy Neighborhoods Will Love Pokemon Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns
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29
DIY Custom-Made Candy
DIY Custom-Made Candy
The Brit & Co. Jolly Rancher Treats are Easy to Make
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28
Childish Plywood Stools
Childish Plywood Stools
The WEAMO Kids Furniture is Colorful, Comfortable and Durable
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27
Pixelated Panel Interiors
Pixelated Panel Interiors
G Clinic 7F Features Contemporary Partitions for Patient Privacy
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26
LEGO Room Photography
LEGO Room Photography
Valentino Fiadini Captures Deceiving Toy Architectural Spaces
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25
Adorable Dual-Dye Branding
Adorable Dual-Dye Branding
M Savers Packaging Demonstrates the Appeal of Simplicity
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24
Ferocious Stationery Carriers
Ferocious Stationery Carriers
This Shark Pencil Case by Minne Bites Devours Writing Tools
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23
Fun Fulcrum Footwear
Fun Fulcrum Footwear
Rollerballs are Reinvented Roller Skates That Pivot on a Spherical Center
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22
Nerdy Newborn Ensembles
Nerdy Newborn Ensembles
Give Your Kid a Geeky Look with This R2d2 Toddler Costume
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21
Villianous Plush Dolls
Villianous Plush Dolls
The Creepy Creatures of Santani Will Give You Nightmares
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20
Airplane-Adjusted Wheelchairs
Airplane-Adjusted Wheelchairs
Skycare Chair is Optimized for Aircraft Maneuvering and Independence
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19
Hipster Child Photography
Hipster Child Photography
'Fashion Portraits' by Achim Lippoth Show What the Future May Hold
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18
DIY Artistic Toddler Photography
DIY Artistic Toddler Photography
Japanese Mother Mami Koide Takes Creative Pics of Sleeping Baby
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17
DIY Highlighter-Hued Tresses
DIY Highlighter-Hued Tresses
Lauren Conrad Inspires the Kandee Johnson Hair Chalking Video
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16
Deluxe Domestic Playground Equipment
Deluxe Domestic Playground Equipment
Svvving Luxury Swings Bring Fun to Fancy Homes
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15
Teen Generation Comparison Graphs
Teen Generation Comparison Graphs
The 'Those Kids Today...' Infographic Pins Old Against New
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14
Adorably Animated Branding
Adorably Animated Branding
Unquestionably Cute Muyum Packaging is Good Enough to Eat
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13
Flying Baby Photography
Flying Baby Photography
Rachel Hulin Mysteriously Captures Little Henry in Mid-Air
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12
Imaginative Kids' Nests
Imaginative Kids' Nests
'Roly Poly' Provides Entertainment for Creative Children
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11
Generational Marketing Guides
Generational Marketing Guides
The Millennials Infographic Breaks Down Gen Y
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10
Blocky Sci-Fi Spaceship Models
Blocky Sci-Fi Spaceship Models
This LEGO Hyperion Battlecruiser Recreates StarCraft 2 Vehicle
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9
Massive Floating Playgrounds
Massive Floating Playgrounds
The Wibit Sports Park 60 is an Inflatable Water Park Wonderland
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8
Sleeping Newborn Photography
Sleeping Newborn Photography
Sweet Bambini Studio Captures Calmly Smiling Infants
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7
Macabre Princess Cartoons (UPDATE)
Macabre Princess Cartoons (UPDATE)
The Thomas Czarneck Photos Give a Twist to Fairytale Endings
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6
Creepy Corpse Dolls
Creepy Corpse Dolls
Kamila Mlynarczyk Crafts Whimsical Victorian Toy Zombies
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5
Food-Inspired School Supplies
Food-Inspired School Supplies
The 'Pita Bread Pencil Case' Looks Absolutely Delicious
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4
Rebellious Party Photography
Rebellious Party Photography
Daniel Schreiber Snaps Documentary-Like Photos of Rebellious Partying
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3
Electronic Cardboard Creatures
Electronic Cardboard Creatures
The AREA + Eco DIY Collection is Endearing and Economical
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2
Exploding Pregnancy Photography
Exploding Pregnancy Photography
Patrice Laroche and Sandra Denis Explain Birth Through Humor
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1
Sinister Disney Remix Paintings
Sinister Disney Remix Paintings
The Rodolfo Loaiza DisasterLand Exhibit Taints Childhood Memories
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