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Top 100 Life Trends in 2012

From Quirky Cubic Workstations to Mind-Stimulating Charts

— January 18, 2013 — Lifestyle
Life in 2012 is not what it was in 2011, and with this change in lifestyle comes a whole slew of new life trends. Here, you'll find everything from apps to products dedicated to making everyday tasks easier and more efficient.

Some of the most interesting life trends we've seen in 2012 include car-attached tents that make finding last-minute shelter easier, verbal communication infographics providing statistics on the most widely spoken (and thus, most valuable) languages of the world and of course, eco chandeliers that give the everyday consumer a better idea of what to do with all those water bottles.

Essentially, the life trends of 2012 will help you re-frame your view of what everyday living can look like. To see how you can apply this to your business and the consumer market, check out Trend Hunter's Life Trend Report.
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Monstrous Mom Ads
Monstrous Mom Ads
The Parents Empowered Campaign is Inspired by Retro Horror Movie Posters
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96
Newborn Overspending Graphs
Newborn Overspending Graphs
The Billion Dollar Baby Scam Infographic Reviews Marketing to Parents
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95
Digitalized Religious Practices
Digitalized Religious Practices
'Faith Condition' by Lukas Franciszkiewicz Challenges Digital Need
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94
Daredevil Peak Shots
Daredevil Peak Shots
Photographer Vadim Mahorov Captures Photos at Astonishing Heights
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93
Armored Shoe Substitutes
Armored Shoe Substitutes
The Swiss Protection Socks Make it Safe to Go Shoeless
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92
Worker Nourishment Charts
Worker Nourishment Charts
Bosses Should Take Note of 'How Employees Are Staying Fueled At Work'
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91
Error-Making Excellence Emblems
Error-Making Excellence Emblems
'Awkward Merit Badges' Will Make You Reminisce on Your Mistakes
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90
Swag Life Shoots
Swag Life Shoots
The Akomplice SS 2012 Lookbook Features its Employees as Models
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89
Human Vices Charts
Human Vices Charts
The Seven Deadly Sins Infographic Reveals the Worst Characteristics to Have
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88
Couture Journalist Handbags
Couture Journalist Handbags
The Jill Sander Diary Bag is for the Creative Classy Woman
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87
Work Productiveness Charts
Work Productiveness Charts
Productivity Infographic Shows How to Be More Productive at Work
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86
Verbal Communication Charts
Verbal Communication Charts
The 'Speaking of Languages' Infographic Looks to the Future
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85
Anti-Office Infographics
Anti-Office Infographics
The 'Work From Home Fridays' Infographic Discusses Productivity
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84
Mouthy Money Pouches
Mouthy Money Pouches
The Smiling Teeth Purse Transforms Pearly Whites into Purse Form
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83
At-Home Career Graphics
At-Home Career Graphics
The 'Clocking in from the Couch' Infographic Explains Work Lifestyles
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82
Imbibing Advisory Guides
Imbibing Advisory Guides
This Duffy’s Drinking Infographic Will Make You Re-Think Your Next
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81
Bonfire-Inspired Lighting
Bonfire-Inspired Lighting
Chill-Out Fireside with the Lampfire Urban Camping Fixture
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80
City-Wide Truth or Dare
City-Wide Truth or Dare
Chelsea Davison Encourages People to Get out of Their Bubble
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79
Ex-Patriot Location Guides
Ex-Patriot Location Guides
The Top 10 Best Countries to Live and Work in 2012 Infographic
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78
Magically Aging Photography
Magically Aging Photography
The Copco Lake Pictures are Taken Once Every Five Years
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77
Geometrically Structured Satchels
Geometrically Structured Satchels
The Tryst Bag by Collina Strada is a Classically Beautiful
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76
Fashionably Dead Editorials
Fashionably Dead Editorials
The Settimio Benedusi for Uovo Magazine is Hauntingly Beautiful
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75
Opulent Sun-Loving Yachts
Opulent Sun-Loving Yachts
The Cheoy Lee Alpha 76 Express is a Decadent Cruising Vessel
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74
Funky Font Calendars
Funky Font Calendars
The Typodarium 2012 is a Daily Tear-Away Treat for Lettering Lovers
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73
Classic Video Game Soaps
Classic Video Game Soaps
Legend of Zelda Soaps Keep Lazy Gamers Clean
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72
Stylish Fanny Pack Speakers
Stylish Fanny Pack Speakers
The JammyPack Attempts to Cure a Fashion Faux Pas
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71
Unproductive Employee Charts
Unproductive Employee Charts
'Rypple' Asks 'How Are People Wasting Time at Work?'
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70
Iconic Mustache Styles
Iconic Mustache Styles
Select Your Stache Infographic Showcases Iconic Shaves
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69
Refrigerator Lifestyle Charts
Refrigerator Lifestyle Charts
The Fridge Infographic Reveals Your Personality Based on Food
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68
Swiveling Stereo-Sporting Seats
Swiveling Stereo-Sporting Seats
The Revolve Camping Chair Puts a Twist on Traditional Loungers
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67
Missing Member Albums
Missing Member Albums
The 'Live!' Tumblr Removes Deceased Musicians from Covers
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66
Same-Sex Infographics
Same-Sex Infographics
The Guardian Creates a Gay Rights Chart to Show an American Perspective
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65
Chic Charitable Stuffed Animals
Chic Charitable Stuffed Animals
The Vogue Pudsey Bear Donates Funds to Children in Need
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64
Quirky Fisherman Photographers
Quirky Fisherman Photographers
Corey Arnold Juggles Two Occupations Admirably
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63
Revealing Zodiac Mugs
Revealing Zodiac Mugs
What Does Your Cup Say About You?
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62
Punchy Paint Packaging
Punchy Paint Packaging
The Waldo Trommler Paint Branding Employs Bold Typography and Colors
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61
Life-Saving Tool Charts
Life-Saving Tool Charts
The WD-40 Survival Guide Infographic Shows Tips for Disasters
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60
Head-Covering Cushions (UPDATE)
Head-Covering Cushions (UPDATE)
The Kawamura-Ganjavian Ostrich Pillow Lets You Rest in Public
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59
Countryside Couple Captures
Countryside Couple Captures
The Chris Crisman Lifestyle Photography is Adorable
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58
Permafrost-Fighting Family Cars
Permafrost-Fighting Family Cars
The Misha Concept Car is Designed for Siberian Families
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57
Spiky Bejeweled Necklaces
Spiky Bejeweled Necklaces
The Crystal Ship Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato Jewels is Dazzling
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56
Corporate Critique Watches
Corporate Critique Watches
The '8to5' Wristwatch Critiques Business America
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55
Adorable Wooden Wall Art
Adorable Wooden Wall Art
The Shabby Chic Signs by Art En Bois are a Handcrafted Accent for Homes
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54
Photo Frame Furnishings
Photo Frame Furnishings
HillsideOut's 'Slide Furniture' Series Makes Your Bookcase Memorable
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53
Life Lesson Infographics
Life Lesson Infographics
This Top Ten Regrets Chart Details Thoughts of the Dying
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52
Motivational Scholastic Diagrams
Motivational Scholastic Diagrams
The Illustrative Ph.D Guide Will Get Students in the Game
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51
Gaming-Themed Timekeepers
Gaming-Themed Timekeepers
The Eviga Hola Watch Has Video Game Style
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50
Architecture-Accented Fashion
Architecture-Accented Fashion
Matthew Priestley Shoots Paige Honeycutt's Summer Debut
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49
Adorable Wedding Masks
Adorable Wedding Masks
The 'Photo Booth Props' Offer Bride and Groom Picture Accessories
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48
Collapsable Camping Cots
Collapsable Camping Cots
The Terra Strenua Outfitters NYX is a Portable Outdoor Seat
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47
Stealthy Snack Purses
Stealthy Snack Purses
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Wallet Sandwich Looks Deceptively Delicious
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46
Mind Stimulant Charts
Mind Stimulant Charts
The 'How to be Creative' Infographic Encourages Mistakes and Play
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45
Pitiful Puppy Confessional Blogs
Pitiful Puppy Confessional Blogs
The ‘Dog Shaming’ Tumblr Exposes the Bad Behaviour of
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44
Bio-Glamour Architecture
Bio-Glamour Architecture
Architect Ephraim-Henry Pavie Creates an Aesthetically Eco-Friendly Home
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43
Clever Cycling Apparel
Clever Cycling Apparel
The 'Levi's Commuter Series' is Made for the Man on the Go
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42
Meaningful Phrase Infographics
Meaningful Phrase Infographics
The '30 Dr. Seuss Quotes' Graph will Make You Think Twice
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41
Breakfast-Dissecting Infographics
Breakfast-Dissecting Infographics
The ‘Most Important Meal of the Day’ Graphic Explain
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40
Calculated Crime Fighter Charts
Calculated Crime Fighter Charts
The Cost of Being Iron Man Infographic Puts a Price On Superheroes
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39
Upscale Bike Stores
Upscale Bike Stores
The Rapha Cycle Club is a Mod Haven for Exercise Enthusiasts
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38
Outdoor Cooking Organizers
Outdoor Cooking Organizers
My Camp Kitchen Keeps Food Tidy in the Wilderness
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37
Darling Dip-Dyed Purses
Darling Dip-Dyed Purses
The Sunrise Clutch by Scout & Catalogue is Perfect Paired with a Dress
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36
Over-Sharing on Social Media
Over-Sharing on Social Media
The 'Are We Sharing Too Much Online?' Infographic Assesses Privacy
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35
Meaty Booze-Infused Desserts
Meaty Booze-Infused Desserts
The Bacon and Beer Cupcake Recipe is a Tempting Treat
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34
Tiny Vehicle Tents
Tiny Vehicle Tents
Prius Habitents Turn Compact Vehicles into Comfortable Sleeping Quarters
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33
Phone-Enabled Violence Campaigns
Phone-Enabled Violence Campaigns
Interactive Billboard by NCDV Allows Texters to 'Drag Him Away'
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32
Tsunami-Ready Rafts
Tsunami-Ready Rafts
The FloodHopper Should Become a Standard Household Item in Innondated Areas
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31
Retro Surfer Shots
Retro Surfer Shots
Jeff Divine Hold the Largest Archive of Vintage Surfstyle Captures
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30
Compact Apocalypse Bundles
Compact Apocalypse Bundles
The 'Just In Case' Survival Kit Will Help You Handle the End of Days
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29
Death Odds Charts
Death Odds Charts
The Chances of Dying Infographic Tells You What to Avoid
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28
DIY Creativity Canvases
DIY Creativity Canvases
Brit Morin Shows You How to Turn Any Surface into a Drawing Pad
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27
Stick Figure Bed Sheets
Stick Figure Bed Sheets
The Bed Instincts Collection by Vadim Cherniy is Quirky
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26
Awkward Adolescent Photographs
Awkward Adolescent Photographs
Julia Fullerton Batten Photography Captures the Pains of Growing Up
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25
Quirky Cubic Workstations
Quirky Cubic Workstations
The Koloro Desks are Chromatic Privacy Boxes
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24
H2O-Transporting Two-Wheelers
H2O-Transporting Two-Wheelers
Water on Wheels Brings the Life Liquid to Thirsty Towns
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23
Bottom Bidding Wars
Bottom Bidding Wars
Tina Beznec Presents a Bum Tattoo Auction
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22
Ombre-Shaded Book Bags
Ombre-Shaded Book Bags
The Ombre Canvas City Backpacks from Mclovebuddy are Perfect for School
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21
Hide Pocket Phone Cases
Hide Pocket Phone Cases
The Roberu Leather iPhone Case Frames Your Smartphone
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20
Microscopic Food Sculptures (UPDATE)
Microscopic Food Sculptures (UPDATE)
Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli is Adorable
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19
Countryside Wedding Invitations
Countryside Wedding Invitations
The Mason Jar Save the Date Cards are Adorable
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18
Tree-Suspended Temporary Tents
Tree-Suspended Temporary Tents
The Luminair Tree Tents Make for Creative Camping Solutions
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17
Gen Z Vocabulary Charts
Gen Z Vocabulary Charts
The Infographic Helps You Fast Track Your Way to Generation Z Lingo
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16
DIY Eco Chandeliers
DIY Eco Chandeliers
The Oh Happy Day Water Bottle Chandelier is Affordable and Cute
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15
Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
First Aid 2.0 Guides the Lifesaver Through a Rescue with its Digital Screen
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14
Open-Concept Box Abodes
Open-Concept Box Abodes
The H.2 Residence by 314 Architecture Studio is One Modest Home
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13
Hybrid Tent Attachments
Hybrid Tent Attachments
The Habitent Lets You to Bring Your Prius to the Campground
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12
Bottle-Made Wine Tables
Bottle-Made Wine Tables
The Dvinus Collection Offers Heightened Experience at Low Eco-Impact
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11
Catnap-Ready Cycle Tows
Catnap-Ready Cycle Tows
The Midget Bushtrekka Bike Trailer Provides Storage and Sleeping Space
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10
All-In-One Camping Vans
All-In-One Camping Vans
Get the 70's feeling in the Doubleback
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9
Creativity-Charged Cafes
Creativity-Charged Cafes
BASE camp by Nest One is a Cutting-Edge Workspace
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8
Offensively Remixed Cartoons
Offensively Remixed Cartoons
'If Life Was Like a Disney Movie' by Jeff Wysaski is Hilarious
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7
Insulting Holiday Greetings
Insulting Holiday Greetings
These Funny Christmas Cards Will Get Anyone Into Anti-Holiday Spirits
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6
Classic Geometric Tattoos
Classic Geometric Tattoos
Jonas Geometric Traditional Tattoos Make Have a Patterned Twist
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5
Emergency Disaster Pods
Emergency Disaster Pods
Life Armor Can Help You Survive Another Hurricane Sandy
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4
Habitable Off-Road Vehicles
Habitable Off-Road Vehicles
The Jeep Action Camper Makes it Easier to Live in Your Wrangler
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3
Off-Road Ready Luxury RVS
Off-Road Ready Luxury RVS
The Siberian Tiger Camper is Tough on the Outside and Opulent Inside
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2
Hell's Angels Portraits
Hell's Angels Portraits
Andrew Shaylor Lenses Badass Bikers Across America
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1
Easily Storable Road Abodes
Easily Storable Road Abodes
The Teal Camper Collapses to Save Space and Make for Easy Transport
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