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Top 100 Lifestyle Trends in 2012

From Accessorized Kitty Captures to Star Wars Cats

— January 19, 2013 — Lifestyle
Lifestyle trends in 2012 ranged from sporty desserts to personified pets and creative wedding proposals. Instead of simply crouching down on one knee and popping the question, partners flexed their creative muscles and put on a show in order to win over their loved one's heart. The result? A slew of zany and viral proposal videos on YouTube.

Foodies saw a rise in food as art as well as popsicle making as a hobby and sports fans saw editorials shadowing their favorite games. Other lifestyle trends included viral YouTube videos of beloved pets and saw the rise of the canine and feline celebrity (i.e. Boo, the world's cutest dog).

To learn more about what's next for lifestyle trends, our Lifestyle Trend Report is a fantastic resource for startups and large companies looking to stay on the cutting edge, track the lifestyle market and come up with better ideas, faster.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Nutty Touchdown Re-Enactments
Nutty Touchdown Re-Enactments
Conan O'Brien's 'Peanut Players' is a Hilarious Overtime
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98
Tattoo-Sharing Fragrance Promos
Tattoo-Sharing Fragrance Promos
DIESEL Invites Inked Individuals to Share their Design Stories
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97
Precious Finger Candy
Precious Finger Candy
The Miniature Macaron Ring is a Tempting Accent for a Dainty Finger
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96
Phone-Enabled Violence Campaigns
Phone-Enabled Violence Campaigns
Interactive Billboard by NCDV Allows Texters to 'Drag Him Away'
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95
Dream-Inspired Captures (UPDATE)
Dream-Inspired Captures (UPDATE)
The Martin Stranka Captures Blend Fantasy and Reality
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94
Life-Sized Sci-Fi Desserts
Life-Sized Sci-Fi Desserts
The Stormtrooper Cake by Amanda Oakleaf Cakes is to Scale
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93
Handmade Food-Decorated Jewelry
Handmade Food-Decorated Jewelry
Etsy User 'SouZouCreations' Makes Appetizing Rings
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92
Death Odds Charts
Death Odds Charts
The Chances of Dying Infographic Tells You What to Avoid
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91
DIY Creativity Canvases
DIY Creativity Canvases
Brit Morin Shows You How to Turn Any Surface into a Drawing Pad
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90
Chocolate Football Fruits
Chocolate Football Fruits
Sweet Strawberry Snacks for Superbowl 46
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89
Seasonal Sporty Desserts
Seasonal Sporty Desserts
The Le Dolci 2012 Olympics Cupcakes are Inspiring
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88
Enduring Friendship Photography
Enduring Friendship Photography
The 'Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat' Series is Touching
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87
Heart-Studded Cupcakes
Heart-Studded Cupcakes
Shereen's Cakes & Bakes Creates Confections Too Cute to Devour
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86
Creepy Alcohol Caskets
Creepy Alcohol Caskets
Daniel Brokstad 'Possession' Packaging Carries Deathly Intoxication
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85
Nippled Liquor Containers
Nippled Liquor Containers
POPBottles by Anna Utopia Giordano is Shockingly Eye-Opening
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84
Sugar Icing Murals
Sugar Icing Murals
Shelley Miller Creates Stunning Outdoor Artwork Using Cake Ingredients
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83
Kitty Architecture Blogs
Kitty Architecture Blogs
'furrrocious-forms' Explains Why Buildings Look the Way They Do
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82
DIY Rose Petal Scrubs
DIY Rose Petal Scrubs
The Beauty Department Blog Creates a Homemade Exfoliate
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81
Swiveling Cycles
Swiveling Cycles
Jose Hurtado's Twist Bike Concept is Uniquely Reversible
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80
Edible App Icons
Edible App Icons
Julian Burford Renders Food Favorites to Denote New Cuisine-Related Program
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79
Split-Toe Yoga Footwear
Split-Toe Yoga Footwear
Nike Free Gym Ensures Comfort During Mind-Body Workouts
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78
Awkward Adolescent Photographs
Awkward Adolescent Photographs
Julia Fullerton Batten Photography Captures the Pains of Growing Up
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77
H2O-Transporting Two-Wheelers
H2O-Transporting Two-Wheelers
Water on Wheels Brings the Life Liquid to Thirsty Towns
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76
Iconic Infusion Branding
Iconic Infusion Branding
Tea Bar Packaging Assumes a Punchy Identity to Complement its Flavors
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75
Bottom Bidding Wars
Bottom Bidding Wars
Tina Beznec Presents a Bum Tattoo Auction
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74
Cake-Inspired Fashion
Cake-Inspired Fashion
The POP 'Moon Dust is Icing Sugar' Editorial Stars a Sweet Frida Gustavsson
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73
Artful Olympian Body Tape
Artful Olympian Body Tape
The Kinesio Tape at London 2012 Makes a Chromatic Appearance
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72
Spud Spiked Desserts
Spud Spiked Desserts
These Chocolate Mashed Potato Cupcakes are Deliciously Intriguing
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71
Star Wars Cats
Star Wars Cats
Daye of Dog & Pony Show Create Iconic Photoshoped Felines
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70
Heart-Toting Tiny Treats
Heart-Toting Tiny Treats
These Valentine's Day Cake Pops are Full of Sweet Sentiment
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69
Contrite Canine Photography
Contrite Canine Photography
Dogshaming Involves Pet Owners Disgracing Their Precious Pups
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68
Sleek Puppy Suits
Sleek Puppy Suits
Luxirare Created a Custom Adidas Jumpsuit for Pet Rocky
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67
Plywood-Clad Cottages
Plywood-Clad Cottages
The Stealth Barn Minimizes Its Material Palette for a Modern Look
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66
Potted Plant Confections
Potted Plant Confections
These Succulent Cupcakes Will Keep Your Guests Guessing
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65
Body-Painted Beverage Ambassadors
Body-Painted Beverage Ambassadors
Yvonne Strahovski is the New SoBe Skinsuit Model
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64
Male Boogie Guides
Male Boogie Guides
The 'White Guy Dance Moves' Infographic is Sadly Accurate
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63
Exquisitely Sketched Branding
Exquisitely Sketched Branding
Pavilion Garden Tea Packaging is Etched with Elegant Vintage Designs
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62
Skater Smartphone Covers
Skater Smartphone Covers
The Skate Deck iPhone Case is Perfect for Tech-Savvy Boarders
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61
Social-Networking Biscuits
Social-Networking Biscuits
The InstaGraham Crackers are Creative Baking Creations
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60
Ghoulishly Festive Cookies
Ghoulishly Festive Cookies
The Halloween Oreo Pops Make the Perfect Halloween Chocolate Treat
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59
Comedic Canine Telecommunications
Comedic Canine Telecommunications
The 'Text From Dog' Tumblr Features Messages from Humorous Pet
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58
Relationship Progression Photography
Relationship Progression Photography
The Hopeless Romantic Series by Julien Mauve is Complicated
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57
Sweaty Boxer Shoots
Sweaty Boxer Shoots
The Edita Vilkeviciute Vogue Paris Editorial is Genuinely Sporty
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56
Rude Cartoon Romance Cards
Rude Cartoon Romance Cards
'Bad Valentines' By Anna Strain Repels Rather than Attracts
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55
DIY Flavored Butter Sticks
DIY Flavored Butter Sticks
Elsie Larson Shows You How to Make Delicious Spreads
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54
Pandemic-Fighting Backpacks
Pandemic-Fighting Backpacks
These Designers Against Aids 2012 Eastpak Bags are Quirky and Bold
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53
Adorable Dual-Dye Branding
Adorable Dual-Dye Branding
M Savers Packaging Demonstrates the Appeal of Simplicity
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52
Cutting-Edge Compact Ovens
Cutting-Edge Compact Ovens
The Electrolux Cooik Practically Prepares Supper for You
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51
Mythical Feces Treats
Mythical Feces Treats
Unicorn Poop Cookies are Proof that Unicorns Exist
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50
Male Ballet Editorials
Male Ballet Editorials
The Atti­tude Magazine June 2012 Issue Dances Across the Page
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49
Faux Frosty Cakes
Faux Frosty Cakes
Bakerella's Snow Cone Cupcakes are Surprisingly Room Temperature
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48
DIY Spiked Watermelon Pops
DIY Spiked Watermelon Pops
The Brit & Co. Blog Shows How to Make a Refreshingly Cool Treat
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47
Chronicle Cabernet Branding
Chronicle Cabernet Branding
BRND NWS Wine Packaging Celebrates the Year's Marketing Headlines
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46
Personalized Neon Accessories
Personalized Neon Accessories
The DIY Gretchen Jones Necklace is a Fun and Vibrant Project
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45
Final Frontier-Inspired Footwear
Final Frontier-Inspired Footwear
The Nike Foamposite 'Galaxy' Sports a Space Exploration Theme
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44
Vigilante Makeup Creations (UPDATE)
Vigilante Makeup Creations (UPDATE)
Iconic Movie Eye-Makeup by Jangsara is Totally Badass
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43
Body Art Portrait Books
Body Art Portrait Books
London Tattoos by Alex Macnaughton Explores Unique UK Ink
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42
Elegant Flower Cakes
Elegant Flower Cakes
The Instructables Blog Shows How to Make Edible Mason Jar Treats
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41
Recycled Skateboard Shades
Recycled Skateboard Shades
Holloway SK8 Sunglasses are Decked-out Frames
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40
Illustrated Typography Treats
Illustrated Typography Treats
Sugar Daddy's Cupcakes Packaging Animates Each Sweet in a Word
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39
Cuddle Position Playing Cards
Cuddle Position Playing Cards
Snuggle Sutra Lets Lovers Explore Intimate Ways to Hug & Bond
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38
Clutchable Cup Sheaths
Clutchable Cup Sheaths
The Muggie Disposable Sleeve Makes it Easier to Clasp Your Hot Coffee
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37
Open-Concept Box Abodes
Open-Concept Box Abodes
The H.2 Residence by 314 Architecture Studio is One Modest Home
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36
Adorably Animated Branding
Adorably Animated Branding
Unquestionably Cute Muyum Packaging is Good Enough to Eat
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35
Mason Jar Cakes
Mason Jar Cakes
The Bananappeal Desserts are Poshly Packaged and Flawlessly Frosted
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34
Gel Pill Drink Packaging
Gel Pill Drink Packaging
This Vitaminwater Capsule Design Reinforces Healthy Content
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33
Cutest Kitten Captures
Cutest Kitten Captures
Daisy by Ben Torode Captures a Curious Cat as She Explores Her Home
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32
Superheroic Shot Recipes
Superheroic Shot Recipes
Lily Mitchell Concocts Alcoholic Beverages Inspired by The Avengers
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31
Drunken DIY Gummies
Drunken DIY Gummies
The Serious Eats Rummy Bears Will Get You Tastefully Tipsy
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30
Yummy Yellow Packaging
Yummy Yellow Packaging
Lulu's Urban Cupcakery Branding Embodies Butter and Chocolatey Sweetness
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29
DIY Personified Popsicles
DIY Personified Popsicles
Zoku Makes Healthy (and Fun) Summer Treats Fast
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28
Trend Hunter Reality Promo
Trend Hunter Reality Promo
Superhero Fashion, Paparazzi Flash Mobs, Tattoos & Augmented Reality
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27
Precious Potted Treats
Precious Potted Treats
These Flower Pot Cupcakes Are the Perfect Way to Welcome Spring
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26
Squirmy Edible Insects
Squirmy Edible Insects
The Jell-O Worm Tutorial is the Perfect Spooky Treat for Halloween
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25
Glowing LED Gowns
Glowing LED Gowns
The Aurora Dress by CuteCircuit is for Classy Ravers
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24
Sun-Kissed Aquatic Shoots
Sun-Kissed Aquatic Shoots
Maryna Linchuk Goes Waterskiing in Vogue Germany March 2012
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23
Catnap-Ready Cycle Tows
Catnap-Ready Cycle Tows
The Midget Bushtrekka Bike Trailer Provides Storage and Sleeping Space
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22
Love-Struck Cakes
Love-Struck Cakes
These Red Velvet Cupcakes are Impaled on Cupid's Arrow
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21
Woeful Wedding Photography
Woeful Wedding Photography
The Isabeli Fontana Vogue Paris April 2012 Editorial is Romantic
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20
Tap Water Packaging
Tap Water Packaging
Faucet Face Urges the Reuse of Bottles to Save the Earth and Aid the Thirsty
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19
All-In-One Camping Vans
All-In-One Camping Vans
Get the 70's feeling in the Doubleback
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18
Accessorized Kitty Captures
Accessorized Kitty Captures
Snoopy the Cat Photos are Adorable and Addictive
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17
Macabre Princess Cartoons (UPDATE)
Macabre Princess Cartoons (UPDATE)
The Thomas Czarneck Photos Give a Twist to Fairytale Endings
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16
Romantic Retro Superhero Renderings
Romantic Retro Superhero Renderings
Des Taylor Depicts Comic Protagonists in Sentimental Scenes
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15
Rad Rabbit Food Cakes
Rad Rabbit Food Cakes
These Sparkly Surprise Carrot Cupcakes Will Keep You Guessing
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14
Fashionably Chic Cakes
Fashionably Chic Cakes
These High Heel and Purse Cupcakes are Deliciously Girlie
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13
Underwater Dog Photography
Underwater Dog Photography
Seth Casteel Captures Adorable and Frightening Pets Swimming
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12
Bare Nature Photography
Bare Nature Photography
Ren Hang Captures the Natural Animalistic Side of Humans
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11
Real Life Male Barbies
Real Life Male Barbies
The Human Ken Doll is Unnaturally Beautiful
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10
Stoic Swimmer Photoshoots
Stoic Swimmer Photoshoots
The Interview 'Olympiad' Editorial is Inspired by the Summer Olympics
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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
Expressive Animal Confections
Expressive Animal Confections
Bakerella's Panda Cupcakes are the Cutest Way to Get Your Sugar Fix
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6
Rustic Industrial Restaurants
Rustic Industrial Restaurants
Cocotte Presents a Gritty Interior Design
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5
Habitable Off-Road Vehicles
Habitable Off-Road Vehicles
The Jeep Action Camper Makes it Easier to Live in Your Wrangler
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4
DIY Bread Designs
DIY Bread Designs
The 'Kotaku' Hello Kitty Toast is Shaped Out of Foil
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3
Wing-Widened Campers
Wing-Widened Campers
The Odorico Pordenone Caravan Expands to Offer Provide Spaciousness
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2
Romantic Geeky Cards
Romantic Geeky Cards
The Valentines Pixelated Popup Card is a DIY Display of Love
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1
Hell's Angels Portraits
Hell's Angels Portraits
Andrew Shaylor Lenses Badass Bikers Across America
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