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Top 95 Modern Ideas in March

From Meditative Seating Solutions to Urban Balcony Decor Shops

— March 13, 2016 — Art & Design
The top March 2016 modern ideas highlight the ways in which design innovations are evolving to meet changing consumer desires.

De Balkonie is a recently opened Amsterdam shop entirely dedicated to the decoration of one's balcony. Inspired by research that suggests approximately 75% of the city's residents have a small balcony in their home, the store features a variety of plant life, tiny furniture and other items that will instantly reinvigorate such a space.

Meanwhile, a stylish new portable log fire from the brand OneLogFire offers a safe and aesthetically pleasing option if you are looking to bring such supplies with you to the beach or cottage. The logs boast an innovative design and are made from kiln dried logs, which allows them to burn from the inside out.
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Easy Clean Painting Accessories
Easy Clean Painting Accessories
The 'ONLY' Paintbrush Can be Pinched to Fan Bristles for Cleaning
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94
Couture Brass Coasters
Couture Brass Coasters
The Forma Living 'X' Coasters are a Table Accessory with a Story
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93
Antiquated Magnetic Timekeepers
Antiquated Magnetic Timekeepers
The 9pig Magnetic Sand Hourglass Enables Artistic Timekeeping
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92
Cedar-Wrapped Theaters
Cedar-Wrapped Theaters
This Chicago Theater is Wrapped in Glass and Wooden Battens
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91
Vacuum-Powered Shredders
Vacuum-Powered Shredders
The HP ShredJet Cleverly Scraps Paper into One Mass for Disposal
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90
Robot-Inspired Vehicles
Robot-Inspired Vehicles
The NOD 32 Airship is a Futuristic Vehicle Designed After Robotic Features
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89
Partitioned Tunnel Designs
Partitioned Tunnel Designs
This Urban Underpass Accommodates Both Pedestrians and Cyclists
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88
Communal Workspace Lamps
Communal Workspace Lamps
The Munkii Alpha & Beta Double Lamp Offers Ample Illumination for Teams
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87
Planetary Incense Burners
Planetary Incense Burners
The Saturn Incense Hut by Recreation Center is Glazed Stoneware
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86
Color-Blocked Landscape Installations
Color-Blocked Landscape Installations
These Colorful Geometric Paintings Contrast Real Landscapes
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85
Luminous Ribbon-Inspired Bridges
Luminous Ribbon-Inspired Bridges
The 'Ribbon of Light' Bridge Will Replace Aging Infrastructure
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84
Simplistically Upscale Fans
Simplistically Upscale Fans
The Relvaokellermann House Fan Features a Demure Aesthetic
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83
Customized Coffee Grinders
Customized Coffee Grinders
The 'Vivi' Electric Coffee Grinder Enables Specialty Coffee from Home
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82
Bar-Embedded Coffee Tables
Bar-Embedded Coffee Tables
The 'Bottleship Mark 2' Magazine Shelf Has Drinks and Reading Material
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81
Package-Opening Accessories
Package-Opening Accessories
The 'Nimble' Package Opener Can be Operated with One Finger
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80
Cozy Entryway Storage Boxes
Cozy Entryway Storage Boxes
The Grovemade 'Catch-All' Keeps Essentials in a Handy Spot
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79
Dual-Purpose Kitchen Bowls
Dual-Purpose Kitchen Bowls
The 'Commis' Kitchen Mixer Acts as a Scale and a Timer
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78
Turtle Shell Chandeliers
Turtle Shell Chandeliers
This Suspended Lamp by David Trubridge was Inspired by a Sea Turtle
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77
Irregular Interconnected Furniture
Irregular Interconnected Furniture
The 'Branca' Seating Furniture is Beautifully Unexpected
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76
Molecular Gastronomy Cutlery
Molecular Gastronomy Cutlery
The DUNE Flatware Set by Andrea Ponti Focuses on the Future of Food
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75
Locking Tea Infusers
Locking Tea Infusers
The Portable Teapress Features a Collapsable Chamber to Lock in Flavor
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74
Futuristic Roadway Concepts
Futuristic Roadway Concepts
The Superloop Road Intersection Design Accommodates Self-Driving Cars
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73
Handcrafted Wooden Carabiners
Handcrafted Wooden Carabiners
Hudwood Makes Artisan Wooden Goods for Every Day Use
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72
Room-Dividing Wardrobes
Room-Dividing Wardrobes
The 'Metamorphic' Clothing Wardrobe Enables Open-Concept Separation
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71
Magnetic Cutting Equipment Sets
Magnetic Cutting Equipment Sets
The iLoveHandles 'Chops' Offers a Cutting Board Storage Solution
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70
Triangular Pedestrian Bridges
Triangular Pedestrian Bridges
These Bridges are Supported by a Pair of Hollow Pyramids
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69
Toadstool-Shaped Furniture Collections
Toadstool-Shaped Furniture Collections
The New Pieces from Masquespacio are Inspired by Toadstools
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68
Instrument-Inspired Hanging Seats
Instrument-Inspired Hanging Seats
The Les Ateliers Guyon Solo Cello Chair is Orchestrally Ornate
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67
Connected City Skywalks
Connected City Skywalks
These Walkways Allow Stockholm Residents to Walk from Roof to Roof
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66
Two-in-One Vacuums
Two-in-One Vacuums
The Electrolux Verse Modern Vacuum Packs an Upright and Hand Vacuum
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65
Rooftop Ski Slopes
Rooftop Ski Slopes
This Urban Ski Resort is Situated on Top of a Residential Apartment Building
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64
Adjustable Motorized Desks
Adjustable Motorized Desks
The NextDesk 'CrossOver' Enables a Standing Workstation When Desired
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63
Crimson Geometric Facades
Crimson Geometric Facades
This Italian Home Features a Multifaceted Exterior in a Bright Red Hue
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62
Artwork-Incorporated Architecture
Artwork-Incorporated Architecture
This Building Has Public Artwork on the Underside of Balconies
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61
Dual-Purpose Hybrid Furniture
Dual-Purpose Hybrid Furniture
The 'Bend Switch' Table Stool Operates as One or the Other
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60
Silk Shoe Canvases
Silk Shoe Canvases
This Artist Uses a Silk Shoe Canvas to Create Hand-Painted Artworks
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59
Experimental Face Paint Portraits
Experimental Face Paint Portraits
The Experiments Series Explores the Concept of Identity
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58
Modern Grass-Growing Abodes
Modern Grass-Growing Abodes
This Green Residence is Designed to Promote Tranquility
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57
Customizable Leaf Lamps
Customizable Leaf Lamps
The 'Area' Wall Lamp Light Provides a Touch of Nature-Inspired Light
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56
Concrete Low-Level Museums
Concrete Low-Level Museums
The 'Mocape' Museum Design Project Would be Erected in Shenzhen, China
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55
Woven Wooden Bathtubs
Woven Wooden Bathtubs
This Basket-Inspired Bathtub is Made from Thin Strips of Wood Veneer
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54
Sensory Rainfall Installations
Sensory Rainfall Installations
The Re-Rain Exhibit Creatively Uses Sound to Simulate a Rain Storm
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53
Dazzling Zebra-Print Installations
Dazzling Zebra-Print Installations
The Dazzle Room Installation is Inspired By Wartime Camouflage
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52
3D-Printed Storage Solutions
3D-Printed Storage Solutions
This 3D-Printable Pegboard Offers Makers Enhanced Storage and Control
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51
Customizable Floor Tiles
Customizable Floor Tiles
The ROLL Tile Design from DSIGNIO Can be Laid in Different Patterns
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50
Lifestyle-Oriented Clocks
Lifestyle-Oriented Clocks
The Edelkrone 'Oqloq' is a Simple Clock that Instructs You What to Do
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49
Ultramodern Karaoke Bar Branding
Ultramodern Karaoke Bar Branding
This Karaoke Bar Branding Features Vibrant Geometrical Imagery
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48
Egg-Cooking Kettles
Egg-Cooking Kettles
The 'Multikettle' is an Efficient Appliance for Quick Morning Routines
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47
Undercurrent-Inspired Window Displays
Undercurrent-Inspired Window Displays
The Windows at Hermes Tokyo Features Work by Kate MccGgwire
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46
Book-Holding Lamps
Book-Holding Lamps
The 'Bookshade' Transforms Reading Material into a Cute Night Light
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45
Zipper-Free Suitcases
Zipper-Free Suitcases
The 'Trunkster' Rolling Suitcase Design Features Technology Integration
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44
Accessible Hillside Homes
Accessible Hillside Homes
This Fully Accessible Home Was Deisgned for the Mobility Impaired
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43
Arboreal Range Hoods
Arboreal Range Hoods
The 'Radix' Range Hood Design Reimagines Kitchen Appliances
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42
Modern Handheld Juicers
Modern Handheld Juicers
The Magisso Bulb Citrus Reamer is a Hand Juicer with an Innovative Design
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41
Bacterial Microscope Sinks
Bacterial Microscope Sinks
The Clean Clear Conceptual Faucet Eliminates the Spread of Germs
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40
Minimalist Existential Clocks
Minimalist Existential Clocks
The Melancholia Wall Timepiece is Inspired by Lars Von Trier's Films
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39
Musician-Inspired Acrylic Chairs
Musician-Inspired Acrylic Chairs
This Unusual Acrylic Chair Was Inspired by French House Music
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38
Sophisticated Soy Candle Branding
Sophisticated Soy Candle Branding
Black Arrow Candles Boasts an Elegant Packaging Design
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37
Terrace-Wrapped Skyscrapers
Terrace-Wrapped Skyscrapers
This Glass Tower Will Feature a Ribbon of Green Terraces
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36
Meditative Seating Solutions
Meditative Seating Solutions
The Headspace Meditation Pod Encourages People to Practice Meditation
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35
Expandable Seating Solutions
Expandable Seating Solutions
The Accordion Stool Design Can be Expanded or Contracted to Suit
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34
Crushed Brick Building Facades
Crushed Brick Building Facades
This Concert Hall is Covered in Crushed Brickwork and Concrete
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33
Chic National Monument Eateries
Chic National Monument Eateries
This Singapore Restaurant is Located in a National Monument
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32
Slim Bathroom Storage Units
Slim Bathroom Storage Units
This Tight Space Bathroom Organizer Offers Big Space in a Small Design
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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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Food-Growing Towers
Food-Growing Towers
The Hyperions Project Would See a Sustainable Food System Grow on Dwellings
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Suspended Steel Staircases
Suspended Steel Staircases
The Penthouse Features a Staircase Made from Criss-Crossing Steel Rods
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Retractable Blade Ceiling Fans
Retractable Blade Ceiling Fans
The Hunter 'Fanaway' Modern Ceiling Fan Features Folding Blades
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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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Long-Exposure Ballet Photography
Long-Exposure Ballet Photography
This Dancing Photography Series Captures Moves with Light Trails
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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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Portable Egg Lights
Portable Egg Lights
This Handheld Lamp Called 'Eggie' is Water Resistant and Rechargeable
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Celebrity-Designed Nightclubs
Celebrity-Designed Nightclubs
The Arts Club is a Conceptual Facility Created by Gwyneth Paltrow
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High-Impact Kitchen Ventilators
High-Impact Kitchen Ventilators
The Pando Ceramic SkyLoop Kitchen Ventilation System is Minimal
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Animalistic Wire Sculptures
Animalistic Wire Sculptures
This Artist Creates Realistic Taxidermy Sculptures Using Wrought Wire
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Fragranced Facial Masks
Fragranced Facial Masks
Freka Ergonomic Facewear Offers Enhanced Features in a Pleasant Design
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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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Concrete Cliffside Houses
Concrete Cliffside Houses
The 'Aqua Casa' is a Luxury Retreat that Disappears into the Coastline
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Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
These Abstract Kitchen Tools Encourage Communal Cooking
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Cantilevered Concrete Homes
Cantilevered Concrete Homes
This Home Features Two Storeys That Overlap on an Unexpected Angle
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14
Privacy-Focused Office Cocoons
Privacy-Focused Office Cocoons
The 'Tomoko' Provide a Sense of Privacy in Open-Concept Offices
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13
Design Community Showrooms
Design Community Showrooms
The Provide Showroom in Vancouver Combines Modernity with Classicism
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12
Stylish Swedish Camping Equipment
Stylish Swedish Camping Equipment
The 'Wax-On Tent' is Crafted Using Swedish Pine and Waxed Cotton
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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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10
Modular Multi-Use Furniture
Modular Multi-Use Furniture
The 'Setup' Modular Furniture Kit Allows for Total Customization
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9
Removable Accent Wall Planks
Removable Accent Wall Planks
The 'Artis Wall' Wall Planks Create a Rustic Accent Wall in a Snap
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8
Sleek Vinyl Record Displays
Sleek Vinyl Record Displays
The 'Record Display I' by Kai Takeshima Upscales Forgotten Furniture
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Deceptively Lightweight Concrete Furniture
Deceptively Lightweight Concrete Furniture
This Hocker Heinrich Concrete Stool is a Lighter Option
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Pyramid-Shaped Yachts
Pyramid-Shaped Yachts
The HYSWAS Tetrahedron Super Yacht Boasts a Futuristic Design
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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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4
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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3
Four-in-One Cutting Boards
Four-in-One Cutting Boards
The 'Bambleu' Cutting Board Makes Kitchen Preparation More Efficient
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2
Volcanic Blade Knives
Volcanic Blade Knives
The 'Ab Ovo' Meat Knife is Designed to Slice Through Anything with Ease
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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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