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Top 100 Design Innovations in May

From Tiny Curvaceous Homes to Swedish Artisan Beds

— May 1, 2016 — Art & Design
Just as the arrival of spring weather is inspiring people to get up and go outside, many of the May 2016 design ideas embrace forms that are light, mobile and optimized for travel. This can be seen in examples like minimalistic mobile homes, modular travel luggage sets and showrooms that are set up in roving delivery vehicles.

Beyond welcoming nature into the home with designs that create seamless transitions between interior and exterior spaces, many modern designs are now taking on shapes that mimic outdoor elements such as the sun, moon and bright greenery.

In the same way that the spring season inspires growth and renewal, these May 2016 design ideas invite consumers to explore fresh new forms and shapes for familiar objects and spaces.
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Wool-Infused Ninja Suits
Wool-Infused Ninja Suits
The Woolverino Ninja Suits Are Perfect For Both Indoor and Outdoor Use
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97
Trucking Storage Racks
Trucking Storage Racks
The Decked Storage Rack Allows Improved Utility and Organization
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96
Windproof Camping Cooksets
Windproof Camping Cooksets
The Jetpack Cooker Keeps a Fire Blazing Even in Breezy Conditions
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95
Minimalist Magazine Racks
Minimalist Magazine Racks
Percha by Rafael Fernandez Closes Subtly When Not in Use
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94
Multifunctional Wood Furniture
Multifunctional Wood Furniture
Woodieful Boasts a Versatile Design to be Stool, Table, Rack & More
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93
Multifunctional Emergency Pens
Multifunctional Emergency Pens
The JP-TAC Aircraft Aluminum Pen Provides Ample Utilities
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92
Futuristic Rescue Aircrafts
Futuristic Rescue Aircrafts
The Sikorsky 'KANI' Light Electric Aircraft Features Space for Two
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91
Aluminum Survivalist Pens
Aluminum Survivalist Pens
The 'Triune' Ink Pen is a Writing Utensil, Fire Starter and More
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90
Quirky Yarn Containers
Quirky Yarn Containers
These Animal Ceramics Draw Inspiration from Nature
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89
Back-Boosting Harnesses
Back-Boosting Harnesses
The Better Back Harness Improves Your Posture While Seated
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88
Updated Cornhole Games
Updated Cornhole Games
The 'BEANBAGGLZ' Bean Bag Toss Features Different Game Styles
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87
Solid Decorative Tables
Solid Decorative Tables
Copper Nim Coffee Table by Pinch Design Studio is Industrial & Sculptural
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86
VR Kitchen Simulators
VR Kitchen Simulators
IKEA's Virtual Reality Kitchen Experience Introduces Dream Kitchens
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85
Adjustable Folding Workstations
Adjustable Folding Workstations
The Keter Folding Work Table Provides a Bevy of Different Uses
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84
Flat-Pack Furniture Collections
Flat-Pack Furniture Collections
The Normann Copenhagen Ace Line Features Easy to Store Home Decor
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83
Energy-Saving Houseboats
Energy-Saving Houseboats
The 'Dwelling for the Homeless' Vessel Design is Fossil Fuel-Free
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82
Minimalist Air Washers
Minimalist Air Washers
Two Designers Make a Home Appliance into a Sculptural Piece of Decor
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81
Abandoned Manhole Art
Abandoned Manhole Art
Installation Artist Biancoshock Turns Manholes into Cramped Miniature Rooms
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80
Voice-Responsive Logos
Voice-Responsive Logos
The Oi Emblem Changes Color and Shape When in Contact With Voice
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79
Folding Suitcase Picnic Tables
Folding Suitcase Picnic Tables
The Outsunny Folding Picnic Table Collapses into a Small Size
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78
Animal-Deterring Garden Gadgets
Animal-Deterring Garden Gadgets
The ScareCrow Motion-Activated Animal Repellent Uses No Chemicals
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77
Meat-Tenderizing Veggie Holders
Meat-Tenderizing Veggie Holders
The YIJIA Vegetable and Potato Cutter Keeps Produce in Place
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76
Aviation Egg Chairs
Aviation Egg Chairs
The 737 Cowling Chair is Created Using Upcycled Aircraft Parts
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75
Reduced Spoke Bicycles
Reduced Spoke Bicycles
Ion Lucien's Conceptual Bike Opts
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74
Multifunctional Transformative Carts
Multifunctional Transformative Carts
The EROVR Pushcart Offers Ten Uses in One Compact Vehicle
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73
Sleek Oblique Furniture
Sleek Oblique Furniture
The Mew Table Desk by Zaha Hadid is One of Her Last Designs
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72
Glare-Reducing Bicycle Lights
Glare-Reducing Bicycle Lights
The 'Astra' Bike Lamp Offers Enhanced Illumination for Cyclists
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71
Compact Public Transportation Vehicles
Compact Public Transportation Vehicles
The 'Tempo' Compact Vehicle Offers Space for Two Riders
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70
Pattern-Projecting Lamps
Pattern-Projecting Lamps
These Incredible Patterned Lamps Leave Gorgeous Designs on Walls
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69
Multifunctional Wood Furniture
Multifunctional Wood Furniture
Woodieful Boasts a Versatile Design to be Stool, Table, Rack & More
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68
Content-Concealing Cabinets
Content-Concealing Cabinets
The Fade Drawers Feature Darkened Doors to Keep Belongings Hidden
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67
Swedish Artisan Beds
Swedish Artisan Beds
Hästens' Luxurious 'Vividus' Bed Took Over 320 Hours to Create
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66
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
The 'Swing & Serve' Cooking Crockpot Boasts a Multi-Layered Design
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65
Sculptural Furniture Collections
Sculptural Furniture Collections
Glen Lewis-Steele Creates Designs that Look More Like Art Pieces
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64
Small Sustainable Homes
Small Sustainable Homes
Casa Nirau by Paul Cremoux Studio is Stylish and Airy
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63
Hybrid Shaving Systems
Hybrid Shaving Systems
The 'RZR-SHAVING' Wet Shaving System Blends Retro and Modern Techniques
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62
Light-Bathed Tiny Homes
Light-Bathed Tiny Homes
The Hikari Box is Designed to Maximize Space and Natural Light
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61
Breathtaking Landscape Photography
Breathtaking Landscape Photography
Alexandre Felix Captures Epic Images of the Great Outdoors
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60
Press-to-Sip Water Bottles
Press-to-Sip Water Bottles
The Avex Freeflow Drink Dispensers are Designed for the Great Outdoors
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59
Low-Cost Housing Designs
Low-Cost Housing Designs
Alejandro Aravena of Elemental Creates Free Public Housing
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58
Rugged Camping Coolers
Rugged Camping Coolers
The Igloo Trailmate is an All-Terrain Wheeled Cooler Ready for Long Hauls
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57
Fashion Designer Furniture Lines
Fashion Designer Furniture Lines
The IKEA Giltig Collection is the First of Its Kind
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56
Industrial Zen Residences
Industrial Zen Residences
David Thulstrup's Latest Project is a Residential Garage Transformation
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55
Magnetic Shoe Storage
Magnetic Shoe Storage
'Shoeblox' is a Stylish Vertical Shoe Storage and Display System
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54
Alien Planet-Like Photography
Alien Planet-Like Photography
Celestial Series by David Brodeur Appears to Embrace a Candy Land
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53
Ergonomic Travel Pillows
Ergonomic Travel Pillows
The 'BullRest' is a Travel Pillow Designed for More Comfortable Napping
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52
Multipurpose Camp Tents
Multipurpose Camp Tents
The 'flying tent' Features a Four-in-One Design for Comfy Camping
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51
Four-in-One Child Scooters
Four-in-One Child Scooters
The Chicco Ride On Scooter Converts to be Fun for Multiple Age Ranges
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50
Ribbon-Like Wood Tables
Ribbon-Like Wood Tables
Produce Workshop Designs a Unique Office Interior in Singapore
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49
Monumental Wave Photography
Monumental Wave Photography
Warren Keelan Captures Incredible Swells Off the Shores of Australia
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48
Video Game-Inspired Guns
Video Game-Inspired Guns
Precision Syndicate Created a Firearm in the Likeness of the NES Zapper
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47
House-Shaped Inflatable Beds
House-Shaped Inflatable Beds
Ca.Mia by Denis Santachiara Provides Guests with a Sense of Privacy
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46
Upholstered Utilitarian Motorbikes
Upholstered Utilitarian Motorbikes
The Classified Moto Motorcycle Boasts Speed for All-Terrain
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45
Urban Zen Residences
Urban Zen Residences
2305 Studio's Up2green House is Designed for a Family with Kids
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44
Window-Hugging Planters
Window-Hugging Planters
The 'Livi' Plant Planter Features Micro-Suction Arms to Keep it Affixed
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43
Floating Transportation Facilities
Floating Transportation Facilities
The UFO is a Livable Water Station With the Design of a UFO
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42
Luminous Wall Decor Art
Luminous Wall Decor Art
The Startonight Wall Mural Decals Transition Scenes in Different Lights
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41
Artfully Handcrafted Motorcycles
Artfully Handcrafted Motorcycles
'k101' is a BMW-Inspired Motorcycle Made by Artists and Designers
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40
Curvaceous Tiny Homes
Curvaceous Tiny Homes
The Curved 260 Micro Home Brings Elegance to Tiny Living
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39
Outdoorsy Micro Cabins
Outdoorsy Micro Cabins
These Micro Cabins Allow Ample Storage Room For Personal Outdoor Vehicles
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38
Tour-Oriented Bicycles
Tour-Oriented Bicycles
The Chacha Customizable Bike Features Accessories Geared to Exploration
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37
Levitating Tree Tents
Levitating Tree Tents
The Levitat Sleeping Abode Provides an Above-Ground Night's Rest
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36
Futuristic Faucets
Futuristic Faucets
Axor Design's Waterdream Project Rethinks the Ordinary Bathroom Tap
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35
Galaxy Cake Recipes
Galaxy Cake Recipes
Heather Baird's Black Velvet Cake Has a Nebula Theme That's Out of This World
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34
Incognito Grayscale Portraits
Incognito Grayscale Portraits
Japanese Photographer Zezn Captures Artistic Shots of Herself
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33
Geometric Stencil Design Packs
Geometric Stencil Design Packs
The 'Rememory' Stencil Pack Celebrates Design Creativity
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32
Three Ways to Relive Your Childhood
Three Ways to Relive Your Childhood
From Adult Coloring Books to Classic Board Games
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Delivery Van Showrooms
Delivery Van Showrooms
The Salone Del Automobile Installation is Housed Inside a Delivery Van
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30
Rustic Apartment Renovations
Rustic Apartment Renovations
This Swedish Home Marries Vintage and Modern Elements
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29
Eco-Friendly Refugee Housing
Eco-Friendly Refugee Housing
The 'Hex House' is Designed to be Sustainable and Low-Cost
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28
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
The Start Small Tiny House Blends Useful and Appealing Design
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Floating Sauna Structures
Floating Sauna Structures
goCstudio's Mobile Sauna Has an Electric Motor for Touring Lakes
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26
Subway-Inspired Interior Designs
Subway-Inspired Interior Designs
Underhub by Emil Dervish is Modelled After the London Underground
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25
Modern Gentlemen's Chairs
Modern Gentlemen's Chairs
El Purista Boasts an Armchair for Cigar and Whisky Aficionados
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24
Unconventional Object Ads
Unconventional Object Ads
These Print Ads Promote the IKEA Charging Furniture Pieces
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23
Sleek Two-Tone Campers
Sleek Two-Tone Campers
The Airstream 'Nest' Fiberglass and Aluminum Trailer is Lightweight
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22
Modular Mini Homes
Modular Mini Homes
The Mini Living Concept Features Modular Folding Units For Greater Versatility
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Versatile Urban Backpacks
Versatile Urban Backpacks
The Rover Backpack Can Transition Between Urban & Outdoor Environments
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20
Portable At-Home Greenhouses
Portable At-Home Greenhouses
Design House Stockholm's Miniature Greenhouse Brings the Outdoors In
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19
Gradient Wood Flooring Designs
Gradient Wood Flooring Designs
The DIESEL LIVING x BERTI 'Shadow' Flooring is Intentionally Faded
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Animalistic Self-Defense Devices
Animalistic Self-Defense Devices
The 'TigerLady' Claw Offers Enhanced Defense Against Attackers
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17
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
This Off-Grid Home Was Built For Less Than $30,000
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16
Human-Like Dog Furniture
Human-Like Dog Furniture
The Dog Den by Mnomo Could Easily be Mistaken for a Regular Ottoman
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15
Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Equipment
Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Equipment
The 'Femton' Gym Gear is Made from Natural Materials
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14
Multipurpose Pocket Survival Tools
Multipurpose Pocket Survival Tools
The 'Paracard' Survival Tool Packs Essential Components
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13
Portable Induction Hobs
Portable Induction Hobs
IKEA's New TILLREDA Induction Hob is Made for Small Living Spaces
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12
Modular Travel Luggage
Modular Travel Luggage
This Eagle Creek Luggage Blends Lightweight Functioning and Versatility
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11
Hilarious Honest Logos
Hilarious Honest Logos
Viktor Hertz is Back at It Again with a Series of Tweaked Branding
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10
Paperless Smoking Pipes
Paperless Smoking Pipes
The 7pipe Twisty Glass Blunt Makes Smoking on the Go More Streamlined
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9
Cyclist Camping Kits
Cyclist Camping Kits
The Nemo Bike-Packing Kit Offers a Compact Tent and Sleeper for Bikers
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8
Gradient Black Tattoos
Gradient Black Tattoos
These Dotwork Tattoo Designs by Pawel Indulski Blend Into the Skin
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7
Compact Smart Homes
Compact Smart Homes
This New Smart Home Apartment's Design Transforms Over Time
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6
Stilted Solar Homes
Stilted Solar Homes
The Sustainable ZED Pods Can Be Installed in Parking Lots
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5
Chic Shipping Container Homes
Chic Shipping Container Homes
The Honomobo Shipping Container Living Spaces Satisfy Needs
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4
Repurposed Container Homes
Repurposed Container Homes
The RDP House is Built Using Recycled Shipping Containers and Glass
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3
Stand-Up Aquatic Pedal Boards
Stand-Up Aquatic Pedal Boards
Hobie Mirage Eclipse Boards are Like Step Machines for the Water
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2
Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions
Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions
The 'Cabinet Plus' System Makes Use of Waste Storage Space
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Cartoonized Cult Classic Movies
Cartoonized Cult Classic Movies
Titanic Disney Princesses by Isaiah K. Stephens is a Clever Series
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