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Top 100 Modern Ideas in March

From Swanky Waterfall Showers to Sculptural Looking Glasses

— March 29, 2015 — Art & Design
Modernity refers to the recent past, present and near future, meaning that it's an enormous category to pin down; that being said, the top March 2015 Modern ideas showed a return to minimalism across all industries.

The re-entry of minimalism in the design world isn't surprising, but minimalism can have many meanings. For instance, this month saw an emphasis on fluid formations and sculptural designs. The term "minimalist" or "modern" is often associated with coldness, but these curvaceous silhouettes help to offer a certain warmth to the aesthetic, whether it be in the home or in an art gallery.

The top March 2015 Modern ideas have been conceptualized as sculptural abstractions that make minimalism more approachable.
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Soundless Video Interviews
Soundless Video Interviews
Shia LaBeouf in #IAMSORRY Gave a Completely Silent Interview
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Charitably Romantic Towels
Charitably Romantic Towels
Barbara Kruger's 'Artist Towel' Helps Fund Public Art Projects
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Travel-Friendly Toboggans
Travel-Friendly Toboggans
This Folding Sled is Easy to Store and Stacks in Your Car
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Ceramic Dust Art
Ceramic Dust Art
This Designer Completely Transforms the Idea of Dirty Dust Bunnies
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Psychedelic Modern Performances
Psychedelic Modern Performances
Rossy de Palma Stars in an Art Depiticion Called Traveling Lady
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Bright Toadstool Lights
Bright Toadstool Lights
This Mushroom Lamp is a Glowing Symbol of Biological Metamorphosis
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Emoji-Laden Artwork
Emoji-Laden Artwork
Petra Cortright Creates Digital Art Using a Variety of New and Old Emoticons
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Cylindrical Home Accessories
Cylindrical Home Accessories
The Tube Series by Piet Hein Eek x Leff Amsterdam is Simple and Chic
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Black Cultural Exhibits
Black Cultural Exhibits
London V&A's Latest Exhibit Speaks to the Black British Experience
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Adorable Rabbit Dishes
Adorable Rabbit Dishes
Bunny Bowls and Jars by Indigo Will Enhance Your Easter Decor by a Leap
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Stylish Tilting Tables
Stylish Tilting Tables
The Dizzy Collection by Federico Churba Deceptively Leans to One Side
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Streamlined Musical Instruments
Streamlined Musical Instruments
A Curvaceous Piano Represents the Soft Sounds of Classical Tunes
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Wooden Sound Installations
Wooden Sound Installations
The New Sound Installation by Zimoun Employs Roof Laths and Rope
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Artful Banner Ads
Artful Banner Ads
Jeremy Bailey's You Museum Displays Tailored Art Like Internet Ads
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Pastel Painted Art
Pastel Painted Art
Miranda Lorikeet Creates Art Using Only MS Paint
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Graph Paper Platters
Graph Paper Platters
SAIC Origin Cuatro Trays Channel the Mathematician in Every Cook and Consumer
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Simple Candle Holders
Simple Candle Holders
Lump by Kim Thome Takes on Two Basic Geometric Shapes
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Social Media Gravestones
Social Media Gravestones
Gravestones of the Future May Include Our Digital Stats
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Whimsical Clamp Lamps
Whimsical Clamp Lamps
W153 Light Can Clipped, But It's Also Effective as a Freestanding Table Lamp
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Alien Egg Cups
Alien Egg Cups
The Egg 51 Dish Serves Up an Extraterrestrial Spread for Breakfast
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Modern Metal Tape Dispensers
Modern Metal Tape Dispensers
Sculptural Office Supply Brings Beauty and Functionality to the Table
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Smudged Smartphone Art
Smudged Smartphone Art
Arslan Sukan Creates Art from iPhone Smudges
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Majestic Modern Playhouses
Majestic Modern Playhouses
The Gdansk Shakespearean Theater Blends Old and New in Baltic Poland
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Neo-Retro Tube Clocks
Neo-Retro Tube Clocks
The Blub Uno by Duncan Hellmers is Inspired by 1950s Technology
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Spat Candy Coatracks
Spat Candy Coatracks
This Whimsical Wall Organizer Features Chewing Gum Hooks
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Indoor Whirlpool Exhibits
Indoor Whirlpool Exhibits
Descension by Anish Kapoor is a Mesmerizing Installation
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Skyscraper Ceiling Lamps
Skyscraper Ceiling Lamps
Stalaclights Feature Upturned Forms of NYC's Iconic Modern Architecture
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Ladder-Like Seating
Ladder-Like Seating
This Lifeguard Chair Gives the Sitter a Sense of Comfort and Security
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Geometric Golden Lamps
Geometric Golden Lamps
Exhibit Lights Symbolize the Precious Artifacts of Museums and Galleries
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Functional Cage Shelves
Functional Cage Shelves
The FUWL Storage System Welcomes the Placing and Stuffing of Items
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Ephemeral Sculpture Installations
Ephemeral Sculpture Installations
The Justin Yellin Lincoln Center Showcase Celebrates Ballet
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Tress-Detangling Plugs
Tress-Detangling Plugs
Hairless Bath Drain Makes Collecting and Discarding Strands Much Simpler
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Stone Age Seating
Stone Age Seating
This Soft Stone Chair Feels More Comfortable Than Its Rocky Surface Appears
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Woody Keyboard Supports
Woody Keyboard Supports
The Bamboo Keyboard Tray Assists with Ergonomics and Organization
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Handprinted 3D Wallpaper
Handprinted 3D Wallpaper
This London Patisserie is Brought to Life with Graphic Wallpaper
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Creativity-Spurring Playrooms
Creativity-Spurring Playrooms
The Pearlfisher Jump In Project is an Interactive Gallery Experience
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X-Accented Area Rugs
X-Accented Area Rugs
These Kisses Carpets Bring Sweet and Colorful Details to Your Interior Decor
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Lightbulb-Shaped Projectors
Lightbulb-Shaped Projectors
Beam Screws into Stands to Project Smartphone Screens onto Any Surface
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See-Through Dinosaur Lights
See-Through Dinosaur Lights
The Dino Lamp Reveals His Transparent Skeleton When Light Reflects Off
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Sculptural Looking Glasses
Sculptural Looking Glasses
Molten Mirrors Seem to Emerge From Walls Like Liquified Mercury Puddles
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Vibrant Metal Lights
Vibrant Metal Lights
These Steel Box Lamps Emit Soft Glows from Behind Hard Shells
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Caged Stone Lamps
Caged Stone Lamps
A Modern Marble Light Bulb Marries Utility with Sophisticated Design
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Complimentary Contemporary Galleries
Complimentary Contemporary Galleries
The Broad Museum in Los Angeles will Open in September 2015
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Paper Bag Buildings
Paper Bag Buildings
Frank Gehry's Beautiful UTS Business School Looks Like a Scrunched Lunch Sack
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Pillowy Glass Lighting
Pillowy Glass Lighting
The 73 Series by Bocci is Created by Jamming Glass Inside Fabric
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Facial Abstract Prints
Facial Abstract Prints
Sally King Benedict Created a Variety of Faces Using Multiple Platforms
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3D-Printed Fish Tanks
3D-Printed Fish Tanks
This 40-Liter High-Tech Fish Tank Boasts Cutting-Edge Features
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Modern Sustainable Staircases
Modern Sustainable Staircases
Techne is the First Staircase to Use Technopolymer in its Design
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Anniversary Mascot Illustrations
Anniversary Mascot Illustrations
The New Yorker Releases Nine Covers in Celebration of 90 Years
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Pretty Puckered Poufs
Pretty Puckered Poufs
Unfolded Seats Are Imaginative Fabric Representations of Round Boulders
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Banana Plantation Houses
Banana Plantation Houses
Vardastudio Architects Designs a Classy Concrete Home in Peyia, Cyprus
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Colorful Woven Facades
Colorful Woven Facades
The Keiun Building by Aisaka Architects Resembles a Woven Basket
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Droplet Portable Lamp
Droplet Portable Lamp
Mool Bit Light Can Be Pinched, Picked Up and Used as a Mobile Illuminator
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Hand-Assembled Espresso Appliances
Hand-Assembled Espresso Appliances
The Coveted Kees van der Westen Spirit Machine is Interstellar
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Yin Yang Retail Displays
Yin Yang Retail Displays
Store with a Floating Staircase Creates Enigmatic Balance Between Levels
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Kinky Cord Hangers
Kinky Cord Hangers
This Ceiling Lamp Hook Has Twisted Channels for Twirling Cables Securely
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Puckered Poster Lamps
Puckered Poster Lamps
This Paper Wall Light is Simply Composed of a Cut and Curled Sheet
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Minimalist White Bathrooms
Minimalist White Bathrooms
Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Designs a Space with a Stunning Forest View
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Curlicue Ceiling Lights
Curlicue Ceiling Lights
Curly Wooden Lamps Artistically Express Carpenters' Beautiful Byproduct
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Prismatic Plexiglass Photography
Prismatic Plexiglass Photography
Joanna Mcclure's Through the Looking Glass is Like a Kaleidoscope
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Covert Keyhole Mirrors
Covert Keyhole Mirrors
The Egg Hides Conceals Cluttered Collections of Openers in Your Foyer
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Augmented Art Apps
Augmented Art Apps
Curioos' App Simulates How a Piece of Art Will Look Hanging in Your Home
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Captivating Contemporary Churches
Captivating Contemporary Churches
The Light of Life Chapel is an Epic Tribute to Modern Design
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Fab Zippered Footstools
Fab Zippered Footstools
Zippiu Pouf Invites You to Layer Your Own Ottoman With Colored Cushions
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Tilted Table Lamps
Tilted Table Lamps
This Beveled-Bottom Light is Unable to Stand Up Straight
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Poised Planting Collections
Poised Planting Collections
Gorgeous Indoor Gardening Tools Refine the Process of Raising Greenery
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Folded Door Furnishings
Folded Door Furnishings
This Reclaimed Door Table was Taken from Its Hinges and Reworked
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Architectural Museum Showcases
Architectural Museum Showcases
The Hot to Cold Exhibit by BIG in Washington DC is Fascinating
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Modified Art Installations
Modified Art Installations
Visual Puns by Toni Spyra Plays Off of the Use for Everyday Objects
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Parametric Tress Tables
Parametric Tress Tables
The Abstract Side Table Features of Leg of Spiderweb Scaffolding
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Scoop-Bottomed Bowls
Scoop-Bottomed Bowls
These Carved Wooden Bowls Were Formally Inspired by Spoon Markings
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Crab-Legged Steampunk Clocks
Crab-Legged Steampunk Clocks
Nixie Machine Fuses Vintage Digital Tubes with Modern Manufacturing
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Sloped Open Sideboards
Sloped Open Sideboards
The Ostberg Bench Features Tilted Surfaces and Elongated Storage Cubbies
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Colorful Luminous Installations
Colorful Luminous Installations
This Light Installation by Artist Liz West is a Sensory Experience
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Sculptural Spiral Sinks
Sculptural Spiral Sinks
This Swirling Washbasin Assumes the Organic Shape of a Conch Shell
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Astronomic Cutting Boards
Astronomic Cutting Boards
This Solar System Chopping Board Teaches You Science While You Slice
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Twisted Grid Towers
Twisted Grid Towers
This Pixelated Office Building Parametrically Consumes Its Irregular Site
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Modern Countryside Homes
Modern Countryside Homes
The Bolton Residence is Full of Bold Minimalist Details
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Adorable Dog Lights
Adorable Dog Lights
Luminose Lamp Will Sit and Stand to Your Command for Directional Illumination
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Glamorous Glass Sailboats
Glamorous Glass Sailboats
The Oxseagen Yacht Features a Windowed Midsection for Great Ocean Views
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Tattoo Removal Creams
Tattoo Removal Creams
This Topical Cream Gets Rid Of Tattoos Painlessly
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Water Well-Inspired Lighting
Water Well-Inspired Lighting
The Well Lamp by Mejd Studio Winds Up Whimsically
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Futuristic Concrete Abodes
Futuristic Concrete Abodes
The G House by Esau Acosta is a Modular Marvel
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Gradient Perforated Shelving
Gradient Perforated Shelving
In the Fog by Dmitry Kozinenko is an Aesthetically Unique Collection
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Interaction-Increasing Tables
Interaction-Increasing Tables
Architects Design University Furniture Inspired by an Artist Palette
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Elegant Lemniscate Lamps
Elegant Lemniscate Lamps
An Infinity Symbol Light Has a Continuous Looped Form and a Poetic Look
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Beautiful Botanic Bangles
Beautiful Botanic Bangles
These Natural Bracelets Contain Real Leaves, Flowers, Seeds and Twigs
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Shipping Yard Shop Designs
Shipping Yard Shop Designs
The Nendo Backyard Store was Inspired by a Playful Commercial Rear Lot
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Flatpacked Storage Systems
Flatpacked Storage Systems
This Wooden Shelf is Made Up of a Dozen Frames for Customized Stashing
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Tipsy Task Chairs
Tipsy Task Chairs
This Spring-Framed Chair Offsets the Drunken Sway of the Sitter
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Surreal Selfie Compositions
Surreal Selfie Compositions
Izumi Miyazaki Takes Selfies Better Than You Do
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Modern Sculptural Lamps
Modern Sculptural Lamps
The Focal Point Light by Designlump is Practical and Chic
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Smart Storage Jars
Smart Storage Jars
The Neo Smart Jar Enhances Food Storage with Bluetooth Technology
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Outdoor Home Entertainment Options
Outdoor Home Entertainment Options
Roger Christ Creates a Projector Wall on a Residential Rooftop
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Swanky Waterfall Showers
Swanky Waterfall Showers
Rain Soft Setup Lets You Bathe Beneath Dispersed Droplets and Downpours
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Beautiful Basic Bike Racks
Beautiful Basic Bike Racks
Pau Bicycle Wall Rack is a Brace that Blends into Your Interior Decor
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Elegant Ribbon Urinals
Elegant Ribbon Urinals
This New Toilet Concept Proposes a Sculptural Form That Reuses Water
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Galactic Art Reinterpretations
Galactic Art Reinterpretations
David Hamilton Remixes Classic Paintings with Star Wars Influence
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Conceptual Wood Furniture
Conceptual Wood Furniture
Arca Studio Creates Unusual Designs for Modern Homes
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Water-Weaving Faucets
Water-Weaving Faucets
Swirl Tap Spouts Angled Streams of H2O for an Improved Cleaning Experience
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