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Top 100 Design Trends in May

From Collaborative Stylish Pouches to Graphical Rural Packaging

— May 31, 2015 — Art & Design
Giving practical objects a creative spin is a strong theme throughout this collection of top May 2015 design trends. Designers often like revamping common creations such as furniture pieces, fashion packaging and even vehicles. The latter is often the muse of many futuristic concepts that people wish were possible now rather than later.

That said, many of these top May 2015 design trends are possible now. From a vase that is shaped to make the flowers look like they are blowing in the wind to clothing that protect people from pollution, designers have created some interesting products recently. Even a smartband meant to monitor a person's blood sugar level has been given a stylish tweak. Medical essentials don't have to be automatically be unattractive, especially when many have to be used daily.
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Artist Residency Awards (UPDATE)
Artist Residency Awards (UPDATE)
The 2015 Glenfiddich Canadian Artists in Residence Prize Winner
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Mechanical Horse Sculptures
Mechanical Horse Sculptures
This Animated Life-Size Mechanical Horse Was Made By Adrian Landon
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98
Wind-Blown Bouquet Holders
Wind-Blown Bouquet Holders
A Curved Vase was Inspired by the Arching Shapes of Costal Trees
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Design-Focused Catalogs
Design-Focused Catalogs
Italian Lighting Brand Foscarini Has Announced a New Catalog Concept
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Reflective Beach Eyewear
Reflective Beach Eyewear
These Affordable Designer Sunglasses Reflect an Actual Moment in Time
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95
Vintage Digital Collages
Vintage Digital Collages
These Digital Collage Illustrations by Laurindo Feliciano Are Timeless
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Filtering Water Bottles
Filtering Water Bottles
Sukori by Fan Bao Brings Portability to Potability
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Graphic Architectural Prints
Graphic Architectural Prints
These Minimalist Posters Detail the Facades of Tel Aviv Buildings
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92
Unlimited Graphic Design Services
Unlimited Graphic Design Services
Undullify Lets Other Startups Outsource Essential Design Tasks
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Glowing Liqour Bottles
Glowing Liqour Bottles
The Limited Edition Skyy Vodka Electrifyy Bottle Glows to the Beat of Music
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90
Auto Tribute Bikes
Auto Tribute Bikes
The Cruise M-Bike Limited Edition Pays Tribute to BMW M Series Cars
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Minimalist Flat-Pack Bikes
Minimalist Flat-Pack Bikes
The Brilliant Bicycle Co Wants to Make Sleek Design Affordable
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Embedded Mirror Tables
Embedded Mirror Tables
Carla & Carlo by Florian Schmid are Handsome His and Hers Vanities
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Lumber Cap Lights
Lumber Cap Lights
Antique Hat Blocks Inspired the Design of This Winning Timber Hat Lamp
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Performance-Enhancing Sneakers
Performance-Enhancing Sneakers
New Balance is Using 3D Printing for Custom Sneaker Creation
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Street Fashion Macarons
Street Fashion Macarons
The Maison Pierre Marcolini x Kitsuné Features an Elongated Fox-Like Box
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Secure Table Saws
Secure Table Saws
The Bosch Reaxx Prevents Finger Accidents
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American Culture Skateboards
American Culture Skateboards
Paul McCarthy x The Skate Room Uses Images Only Americans Understand
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Pop Culture Pictograms
Pop Culture Pictograms
Viktor Hertz Returns with Detailed Versons of His Popular Movie Pictograms
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Handsome Hoodie Lights
Handsome Hoodie Lights
This Zippered Lamp Fabulously Bridges Fashion and Fixture Design
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Cross-Pollinated Designs
Cross-Pollinated Designs
The Ah A May Project Involved Music Designers Crafting Bikes & Vice-Versa
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Designer Bread Bags
Designer Bread Bags
Artist Chloe Wise Has Created This Series of Edible Couture Bags
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Recycled Skateboard Wallets
Recycled Skateboard Wallets
These Wallets are Hand Made From Old Skateboard Decks
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Dark Ritualistic Branding
Dark Ritualistic Branding
This Alchemy Coffee Co Branding is Ultramodern and Gothic
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Affordable Custom Bikes
Affordable Custom Bikes
Kp Cykler Wants to Incorporate Style and Vintage Aesthetics for Less
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Bespoke Watch Bars
Bespoke Watch Bars
The London Larsson & Jennings Boutique Boasts a Custom Watch Bar
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Modern Antique Lights
Modern Antique Lights
This Contemporary Chamber Lamp was Inspired by Old Oil Illuminators
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Low-Tech Lumber Irons
Low-Tech Lumber Irons
This Wooden De-Wrinkler Rids Your Clothes of Creases with Elbow Grease
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Tech-Inspired Honest Posters
Tech-Inspired Honest Posters
Ajit Johnson Cleverly Depicts People's Dependence on Devices
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Superhero Egg Costumes
Superhero Egg Costumes
These Egg Covers Take the Mess Out of Easter Egg Decorating
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Multipurpose Bar Tools
Multipurpose Bar Tools
This 4-in-1 Contraption Can Open Bottles and Measure Beverage Ingredients
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Hybrid Makerspace Machines
Hybrid Makerspace Machines
BoXZY is an All-In-One 3D Printing Machine, CNC Mill and Engraver
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Gummy Bear Lightboxes
Gummy Bear Lightboxes
The Mayice Presentation Box is Made from Colorful Melted Candies
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Pivot Air Purifiers
Pivot Air Purifiers
The Compact Zephyros Air Conditioner Rotates for 360-Degree Freshness
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Inflatable Art Showcases
Inflatable Art Showcases
The Traveling BLOW UP Show is a Selection of Inflatable Contemporary Art
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Graphical Rural Packaging
Graphical Rural Packaging
This Cheese Branding Reflects the Product's Freshness and Quality
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Designer-Furnished Airports
Designer-Furnished Airports
Japanese Lifestyle Brand Muji Decorated Narita Airport's New Terminal
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Pollution Protection Garments
Pollution Protection Garments
This Face Mask Jacket Conceals a Breathable Barrier in the Collar
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Contemporary Candle Warmers
Contemporary Candle Warmers
This Candle-Powered Heater Cooks Food and Enhances Interiors' Ambience
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Voyeuristic Couture Exhibitions
Voyeuristic Couture Exhibitions
Wanderland by Hermès is a Conceptual Show at the Saatchi Gallery
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Sustainable Timber Playgrounds
Sustainable Timber Playgrounds
These Eco-Friendly Rocking Chair Animals are Playful & Attractive
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Minimalist Workout GIFs
Minimalist Workout GIFs
Nike Training Animation Series by Misha Petrick is Informatively Simple
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Abstract Agricultural Furniture
Abstract Agricultural Furniture
Planter Table Molds a Flower Pot and an Undulating Surface As One
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Angular Partitioned Sleepers
Angular Partitioned Sleepers
Ice Bed Has an Encompassing Separator to Sharpen Up Studio Apartments
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Conductive Ink Keyboards
Conductive Ink Keyboards
Inko iPad Case is a Smooth Leather Tablet Accessory with Drawn Circuitry
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Stone Smartphone Protectors
Stone Smartphone Protectors
Native Union Releases a One-of-a-Kind Marble iPhone Case
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Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
MakerBot PrintShop's Shape Maker Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Models
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Undulating Storage Solutions
Undulating Storage Solutions
This Curved Shelf Can Be Wound About a Room, Doubling as a Partition
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Hybrid Baby Strollers
Hybrid Baby Strollers
This Stroller Concept Has a Second Function as a Child's Bike Seat
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QR Code Stamps
QR Code Stamps
The Variable 2D Bar Code Seal Pulls Digital Info From Your Phone and Imprints It
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Collaborative Stylish Pouches
Collaborative Stylish Pouches
Nendo Partners with by | n to Create a Line of Carriers for Anything
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Luxurious Stone Electronics
Luxurious Stone Electronics
The Clique Small Objects Collection Blends Marble with Technology
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Holstered Ceiling Lights
Holstered Ceiling Lights
Buster Bulbs Take Ultra-Modern Teardrop Shapes with Luxe Leather Shades
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Staggered Airplane Seating
Staggered Airplane Seating
Cozy Suite by Thompson Aero Seating Makes Booking Middle Seats Better
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Surging Retail Displays
Surging Retail Displays
The El Picaporte Storefront Makes a Splash in Valencia
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Nature-Inspired LEGO
Nature-Inspired LEGO
The Latest Work by LEGO Artist Sean Kenney is of the Natural World
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Gorgeous Grid Pinboards
Gorgeous Grid Pinboards
This Wall-Mounted Metal Organizer Lets You Tack Up Little Objects
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Standing Desk Islands
Standing Desk Islands
The StandTable Completely Alters the Usual Arrangements of Offices
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Pivoting Pendant Lamps
Pivoting Pendant Lamps
The Flip Light Rotates Within Its Rings to Adjust Direction and Diffusion
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Compact Towable Workstations
Compact Towable Workstations
Rolling Desk Can Be Pulled Like Luggage or Linked as a Bike Trailer
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Rainbow-Hued Paper Sculptures
Rainbow-Hued Paper Sculptures
Artist Travis Rice Creates Textured Installations Out of Paper
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Layered Lumber Desks
Layered Lumber Desks
The Sheet Table is an Elegant Workstation with Beautifully Stacked Surfaces
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Handy Electric Lighters
Handy Electric Lighters
The Illume ArcLighter Can Initiate Flames in Style and Without Fluid
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Buzzing Bumblebee Motorbikes
Buzzing Bumblebee Motorbikes
The Stripes of a Black and Yellow Motorcycle Create Insectile Look
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Undressed Chocolate Shops
Undressed Chocolate Shops
The BbyB Chocolate Bar in Tokyo was Designed by Nendo
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Eco Coffee Pods
Eco Coffee Pods
The Droops Coffeemaker Would Use Dissolvable Java Capsules for Responsible Brewing
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Chic Blood Sugar Bands
Chic Blood Sugar Bands
Hi-Tech Wearable Accessory Measures Glucose Levels by a Futuristic Fashion
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Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine Automatically Orders Beans When Low
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Crafty Retail Partnerships
Crafty Retail Partnerships
Four Canadian Etsy Sellers Will Be Getting Exposure in Nordstrom
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Giant Inflatable Shoeboxes
Giant Inflatable Shoeboxes
This Nike Air Max Day Shanghai Installation is a Towering Shoebox
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Tech-Assisted Responsive Apparel
Tech-Assisted Responsive Apparel
Ruff Uses 3D Printed Smart Fabric to Interact with the Body
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Conical Retail Displays
Conical Retail Displays
This Retail Display For Elege is Shaped Like a Toblerone Bar
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Rugged Motorcycle Concepts
Rugged Motorcycle Concepts
The Honda Bulldog Design Moves Away from Traditional Leisure Bikes
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Collapsible Bike Helmets
Collapsible Bike Helmets
The Closca Fuga Collapses Down Like a Camping Cup
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Simplistic Fire Pits
Simplistic Fire Pits
CB2's Circular Iron Burner is Perfect for Modern Patio Spaces
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Reused Tube Hangers
Reused Tube Hangers
Each Piece of the Trempel Collection is Cut from a Single Cardboard Pipe
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Feminine Confectionary Branding
Feminine Confectionary Branding
This Cute Macaron Packaging Boasts A Simplistic Design
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Desert Water Makers
Desert Water Makers
This Innovative Concept Imagines Gathering H2O in the Driest Conditions
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Hybrid Backpack Strollers
Hybrid Backpack Strollers
The OmniO Rider Stroller Can Be Worn Like a Backpack
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Rare Opulent Guitars
Rare Opulent Guitars
This Luxurious One-of-a-Kind Custom Stratocaster is Inspired by a Faberge Egg
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Eccentric Storage Solutions
Eccentric Storage Solutions
This Abstract Cabinetry is Highly Graphic and Gravity-Defying
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Children's Design Festivals
Children's Design Festivals
The Kids Design Week in Milan is the First of Its Kind for Young Ones
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Cult Coffee Branding
Cult Coffee Branding
This Coffee Bar Branding Channels Occult Imagery
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Complete USB-Sized Computers
Complete USB-Sized Computers
The Google and ASUS Chromebit Turns Monitors into Working Computers
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Interactive Travel Agencies
Interactive Travel Agencies
The Addin Store Has Tourism Displays That Customize to Dream Vacations
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Ocular Wall Decor
Ocular Wall Decor
The Magical Thinking Open Eye Mirror Celebrates Mystical Style
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Educational Packaging Toys
Educational Packaging Toys
IDEO.org Creates Eco-Friendly Packaging that Doubles as Playthings
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Sloping Motorcycle Concepts
Sloping Motorcycle Concepts
The BMW Apollo by Mehmet Doruk Erdem is Made to Set Speed Records
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Detoxifying Juice Branding
Detoxifying Juice Branding
Verve Juices Has a New Look for Its Line of Healthy Cleansing Drinks
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Metropolitan Cat Cafes
Metropolitan Cat Cafes
The Recently Opened Meow Parlour is the First NYC Cat Cafe
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Stackable Storage Stools
Stackable Storage Stools
Colorful Seating Objects Improve Classroom Comfort and Organization
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Fold-Out Food Trucks
Fold-Out Food Trucks
Le Bistrot du Lion is an Ingenious Foodtruck Concept By Peugeot Design
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Color Pencil Packaging
Color Pencil Packaging
Julia Karwasz Designs a Reusable Cardboard Case for Art Tools
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Automated Footwear Displays
Automated Footwear Displays
This Kid's Shoe Store Features an Interactive Retail Display
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3D-Printed High Heels
3D-Printed High Heels
The 'Re-Inventing Shoes' Project Explores 3D-Printing For Shoe Design
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Graphical Food Branding
Graphical Food Branding
This Contemporary Processed Meat Packaging Design Targets Millennials
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Contemporary Boutique Gyms
Contemporary Boutique Gyms
1Rebel in London is a Former Office Turned Theatrical Luxury Gym
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Eco Garden Kits
Eco Garden Kits
The Vive Planting Set Prepares Kids for Easily Growing Greenery in Their Backyards
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Mystic Woodland Installations
Mystic Woodland Installations
Ione Thorkelsson's 'Arboreal Fragments' Mixes Ecology and Design
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Prismatic Triangle Lamps
Prismatic Triangle Lamps
Etsy's UshkiStudio Shop Boasts Modern Lighting Solutions
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