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Top 100 Design Ideas in March

From Urban Balcony Decor Shops to Modern Portable Log Fires

— March 13, 2016 — Art & Design
The top March 2016 design ideas highlight several dynamic retail concepts that use design language to create a unique, aspirational experience.

De Balkonie is a new retail concept in Amsterdam entirely dedicated to the decoration of small balconies. Given that 75% of the city's residents have small balconies in their homes, the store seems poised for success. De Balkonie's inventory ranges from small furniture and decor accents to a selection of lush plant life.

Meanwhile, World of Niche is an exclusive New York City sneaker shop that can be accessed by appointment only and has a no-photos policy. Located on Bleecker Street, the appointment-only boutique carries only three pairs of shoes at a time (with each carried in three colorways) that are kept in a large brass orb suspended from the ceiling, making the product only viewable from the inside.
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Portable Wireless Loudspeakers
Portable Wireless Loudspeakers
The Anker Classic Bluetooth Device Offers Nonstop Music Play
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Nautical Transit Murals
Nautical Transit Murals
Irma Boom's Latest Project Beautifies Amsterdam's Central Station
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97
Rustic Retro Love Seats
Rustic Retro Love Seats
The Targa Two-Seat Sofa Provides Comfortable, Design-Conscious Seating
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96
Typographic Urban Residences
Typographic Urban Residences
House M by Marc Koehler Architects References the Alphabet
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95
Sensory Rainfall Installations
Sensory Rainfall Installations
The Re-Rain Exhibit Creatively Uses Sound to Simulate a Rain Storm
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94
Luxurious Goatskin Loungers
Luxurious Goatskin Loungers
This Stylish Lounge Chair is Made from Natural Goat Hide
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93
Accordian Book Ottomans
Accordian Book Ottomans
The Bookniture Transforms from a Sturdy Seat to Novel with Simple Folding
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92
Shelved Bicycle Mounts
Shelved Bicycle Mounts
The Stow Unit Lets Consumers in Tight Spaces Hang their Bikes on Walls
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91
Amagamated Multi-Tools
Amagamated Multi-Tools
The SOG MacV Utensil Features a Spooky Skull Shape
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90
Book-Holding Lamps
Book-Holding Lamps
The 'Bookshade' Transforms Reading Material into a Cute Night Light
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89
Custom Wooden Couch Tables
Custom Wooden Couch Tables
The 'Lip Lap' Wooden Sofa Armrest Conforms to Almost Any Couch
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88
Rock-Inspired Chopping Blocks
Rock-Inspired Chopping Blocks
These Kitchen Cutting Boards are Take on the Shape of River Rocks
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87
Eco-Friendly Fireplaces
Eco-Friendly Fireplaces
The Ignis 'Vitrum L' Bioethanol Fireplace is Ventless for Easy Installing
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86
Bacterial Microscope Sinks
Bacterial Microscope Sinks
The Clean Clear Conceptual Faucet Eliminates the Spread of Germs
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Boxy Smartwatch Concepts
Boxy Smartwatch Concepts
This Microsoft Surface Smartwatch Concept Places Windows 10 on Your Wrist
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84
Spiral-Patterned Soup Bowls
Spiral-Patterned Soup Bowls
These Soup Bowls Are Inspired By the Patterns Of Gravitational Waves
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Bamboo Ping Pong Paddles
Bamboo Ping Pong Paddles
The 'Coconut Paddle' is Helps Users Improve Their Table Tennis Game
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Lowered Beginner Unicycles
Lowered Beginner Unicycles
The Lunicycle Bike Features a Lower Centre of Gravity for Easy Learning
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Flood-Proof Housing
Flood-Proof Housing
The 'Greenhouse That Grows Legs' is Designed to Prevent Water Damage
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Cruelty-Free Taxidermy
Cruelty-Free Taxidermy
This Artist Creates Realistic Taxidermy from Recycled Upholstery
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Floating Forest Villages
Floating Forest Villages
A Parisian Parking Lot Will Soon be Transformed into Green Homes
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Magnetic Bicycle Pedals
Magnetic Bicycle Pedals
The MagLOCK Magnetic Pedals Keep Cyclists' Feet Securely In Position
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Single Sheet Stools
Single Sheet Stools
This Wooden Seat Design is Made Using One Sheet of Folded Plywood
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Jedi-Inspired Boots
Jedi-Inspired Boots
These Tan Leather Boots are Inspired by Those Worn by Luke Skywalker
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Muscle-Loosening Spheres
Muscle-Loosening Spheres
The Hypersphere Vibrates to Loosen Your Muscles and Tendons
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Detachable Kitchen Installations
Detachable Kitchen Installations
The Hub by Kraaijvanger Architecten Celebrates Convenience
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Cozy Wood-Clad Apartments
Cozy Wood-Clad Apartments
This Portuguese Residence by Pitágoras Group Boasts Rustic Details
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Retro-Inspired LED Bulbs
Retro-Inspired LED Bulbs
These LED Edison Bulbs Blend Aesthetics to Enhance Design and Efficiency
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Contemporary Cabana Residences
Contemporary Cabana Residences
The Studio MK27 White House Project Celebrates Linear Details
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Curated Appointment-Only Shoe Shops
Curated Appointment-Only Shoe Shops
World of Niche in NYC Carries Only Three Kinds of Shoes
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Creative Traveler Accessories
Creative Traveler Accessories
The Rockwell Passport and Journal Holder Enables Travel Writing
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Modular Suspended Staircases
Modular Suspended Staircases
The Duplex Penthouse Offers Luxurious Loft Living with Minimal Stairs
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Jungle-Themed Sunglasses
Jungle-Themed Sunglasses
The New Fendi Sunglasses Collection Showcases a Wildly Colorful Theme
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Realized Imaginary Friend Toys
Realized Imaginary Friend Toys
AMV BBDO Turns Children's Drawings into Stuffed Playthings
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Playful Modular Furniture
Playful Modular Furniture
Tijs Gilde's Customizable Furniture is Both Fun and Functional
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Stark Eyewear Galleries
Stark Eyewear Galleries
This Ace & Tate Boutique Transforms Sunglasses Displays into Art
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Digitized Sketch Pads
Digitized Sketch Pads
This Tablet Allows Artists to Digitally Record Their Creations
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Cartoon-Inspired Sneakers
Cartoon-Inspired Sneakers
These High-Top Tabi Boots are Inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Flatpack Housing Projects
Flatpack Housing Projects
This Portable Home Design Can be Put Togther Simply Using a Screwdriver
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Polish-Holding Rings
Polish-Holding Rings
The tweexy Cleverly Keeps Nail Polish Colors Upright During Application
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3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
This Team is Revolutionizing 3D-Printed Buildings by Using Layers
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Prefabricated Parisian Apartments
Prefabricated Parisian Apartments
These Prefab Structures Help to Maximize Space in Paris
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Experiential Interior Design Shows
Experiential Interior Design Shows
The Playful IMM LivingInteriors Pavilion is by i29 and Frame
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Candle-Powered LED Lights
Candle-Powered LED Lights
The Lumir C Lamp is an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Battery Lanterns
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Expandable Silicone Clothes Washers
Expandable Silicone Clothes Washers
The Xiaoro Washer Massages Clothing Instead of Spinning It
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Football Boot Beer Cans
Football Boot Beer Cans
These Limited-Edition Carlsberg Export Labels Celebrate UEFA Euro 2016
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Modular Kitchen Pantries
Modular Kitchen Pantries
This Kitchen Storage Cabinet Features Several Components for Easy Use
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Luxury Jeweler Smartphones
Luxury Jeweler Smartphones
The Cartier Millenaire is a Clamshell Phone Design with a Luxury Finish
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Creative Professional Laptop Protectors
Creative Professional Laptop Protectors
The Mujjo Leather MacBook Folio Sleeve is Meeting-Ready
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Iceberg-Inspired Residences
Iceberg-Inspired Residences
Sergey Makhno Architects' Winter House Boasts Angular Design Details
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Wooden Flat-Packed Chairs
Wooden Flat-Packed Chairs
This Easily Transportable Fold Up Chair is Made from One Sheet of Wood
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Supersonic LEGO Models
Supersonic LEGO Models
This Air France Concorde Model is Made Out of LEGO Bricks
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Former Factory Fitness Centers
Former Factory Fitness Centers
La Factory in Moussy-le-Neuf is a Multipurpose Health Facility
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Sensory Children's Chairs
Sensory Children's Chairs
The Tink Things Furniture is Made to Help Kids Explore Tactile Learning
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Futuristic Space Travel Posters
Futuristic Space Travel Posters
These Posters Advertise Fictional Vacations in Outer Space
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Back Body Shavers
Back Body Shavers
The 'baKBlade BIGMOUTH' Hair Shaver Lets Guys Maintain Hairless Backs
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Small Space Gardening Accessories
Small Space Gardening Accessories
The Okidome Eden Window Planter Suctions onto Smooth Surfaces
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90s Flashback Sneakers
90s Flashback Sneakers
These Colorful Couture Runners are Reminiscent of Childhood Playmats
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Scandinavian Stylus Holders
Scandinavian Stylus Holders
The Walk Your Pencil Wooden Apple Pencil Case is Handmade in Denmark
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Retro Restaurant Exteriors
Retro Restaurant Exteriors
This Taco Restaurant References 1950s Roadside Buildings and Signage
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Animalistic Wire Sculptures
Animalistic Wire Sculptures
This Artist Creates Realistic Taxidermy Sculptures Using Wrought Wire
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Virtual Home Decor Apps
Virtual Home Decor Apps
The BeoHome Design App Lets Consumers Simulate Bang & Olufsen Products
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Modern Italian Osterias
Modern Italian Osterias
Savio Volpe is a Vancouver Restaurant is Based on Traditional Osterias
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Modern Portable Fireplaces
Modern Portable Fireplaces
The 'Fireglobe' Portable Fire Pit Offers a Gorgeously Functional Design
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Aerodynamic Travel Boats
Aerodynamic Travel Boats
The CF8 Motor Concept Yacht Design Offers a Livable Oceanic Abode
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Bespoke Sound Systems
Bespoke Sound Systems
The YAR 'B-yond' Advanced Audio System is for Discerning Audiophiles
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Active Standing Desk Accessories
Active Standing Desk Accessories
This Platform Helps Consumers Use a Standing Desk Comfortably
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Reversed Wine Glasses
Reversed Wine Glasses
This Upside Down Red Wine Glass Offers an Unexpected Experience
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Flood-Resistant Amphibious Abodes
Flood-Resistant Amphibious Abodes
This Amphibious Home Floats on Britain's Thames River
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Device-Charging Backpacks
Device-Charging Backpacks
This Modern Backpack Keeps Your Electronic Gadgets Juiced Up
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Privacy-Focused Office Cocoons
Privacy-Focused Office Cocoons
The 'Tomoko' Provide a Sense of Privacy in Open-Concept Offices
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Sculptural Super Cars
Sculptural Super Cars
The ELK Electric Car Concept by Antonio Paglia Imagines a Future Mercedes
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Multitool Steel Axes
Multitool Steel Axes
The TOPS Micro Hawk Tactical Axe Packs Several Tools into One Device
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Optical Illusion Wine Racks
Optical Illusion Wine Racks
The Harlequin Illusions 'Pinetti' Wine Bottle Rack Plays with Optics
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Ultramodern Hotel Amenities
Ultramodern Hotel Amenities
Hotel Cappuccino Lets Guests Forward Unused Amenities to Charity
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Stylish Swedish Camping Equipment
Stylish Swedish Camping Equipment
The 'Wax-On Tent' is Crafted Using Swedish Pine and Waxed Cotton
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Private Co-Working Communities
Private Co-Working Communities
The Neuehouse Los Angeles Recently Opened in Hollywood
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Maker Fabrication Tools
Maker Fabrication Tools
The 'Glue Looper' is a Glue Applicator that Enables Faster Crafting
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Spacious Micro Caravans
Spacious Micro Caravans
The Eclipse Trailer Caravan Concept Provides Spacious Amenities
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Disposable Music Festival Tents
Disposable Music Festival Tents
The 'KarTent' Makes Festival Camping Easier and More Efficient
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Pet-Focused Furniture
Pet-Focused Furniture
The 'Amolet' Pet Sofa is Designed to Give Owners and Pets a Place to Rest
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Individual Community Cabins
Individual Community Cabins
The Micro Cluster Cottages are Separated Rooms Linked in Space
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Pyramid-Shaped Yachts
Pyramid-Shaped Yachts
The HYSWAS Tetrahedron Super Yacht Boasts a Futuristic Design
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Miniature Homeless Housing Solutions
Miniature Homeless Housing Solutions
This Organizations Designs Tiny Shelters for the Homeless
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Bold Geometric Buildings
Bold Geometric Buildings
The Espace Culturel de La Hague Building Features a Unique Angular Design
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DIY LED Accent Lights
DIY LED Accent Lights
The 'mylight.me' LED Closet Lighting Kit Enables Soft Illumination Anywhere
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Affordable Rural Dwellings
Affordable Rural Dwellings
'Rural Studio' Created This Home Design That Can Be Built for $20,000
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Charming Rustic Patisseries
Charming Rustic Patisseries
This Perth Bakery Features a Rustic Design and Quality Menu
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Transforming Recycled Shopping Bags
Transforming Recycled Shopping Bags
This H&M Packaging Concept Transforms into a Clothing Hanger
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Hug-Giving Sofas
Hug-Giving Sofas
The 'Free Hug Sofa' is Designed to Mimic the Feeling of a Warm Embrace
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Slopping Cliffside Homes
Slopping Cliffside Homes
This Home's Unique Design Protects Against Extreme Weather Conditions
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Modern Portable Log Fires
Modern Portable Log Fires
This Portable Log Fire Can Be Used on the Beach or in a Fireplace
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Four-in-One Cutting Boards
Four-in-One Cutting Boards
The 'Bambleu' Cutting Board Makes Kitchen Preparation More Efficient
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Volcanic Blade Knives
Volcanic Blade Knives
The 'Ab Ovo' Meat Knife is Designed to Slice Through Anything with Ease
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Thoughtful Twisting Bicycles
Thoughtful Twisting Bicycles
The Somerset Folding Bike by Kaiser Chang Boasts a U-Shaped Frame
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Urban Balcony Decor Shops
Urban Balcony Decor Shops
De Balkonie is a Home Decor Store Dedicated to Balcony Decoration
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Portable Tire Toilet Seats
Portable Tire Toilet Seats
This Bathroom Seat Conveniently Hooks onto a Car Tire for On-the-Go Use
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Versatile Camping Trailers
Versatile Camping Trailers
The TigerMoth Camper Trailer Provides Ample Amenities for Campers
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Deceptive Restaurant Facades
Deceptive Restaurant Facades
This Thai Grocery Stall Hides an Upscale Hong Kong Restaurant
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