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Top 60 Modern Trends in May

From Curvaceous Smartphone Chargers to Floating Office Walls

— May 30, 2016 — Art & Design
These May 2016 modern trends range from curvaceous smartphone chargers to floating office walls. From home decor to digital devices, the world of modern design is evolving at a rapid rate. This month's most innovative architecture concepts include mesh church reconstructions, volcanic beauty shop interiors and contemporary radiators that are designed to mimic art canvases.

When examining the latest home appliance trends, notables include IOT-integrated clock concepts and smart washing machines that offer hyper-customization cleaning options. Other favorites include log-inspired wood stoves that fuse unconventional aesthetics with functional features.

These May 2016 modern ideas also include sustainable retail innovations like delivery van furniture showrooms and connected bus stop structures that are designed with convenience and environmental responsibility in mind,
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Rainbow Crayon Vases
Rainbow Crayon Vases
This Unique Vase Was Carved Out of Nothing but Crayons
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Transparent Rocking Horses
Transparent Rocking Horses
The H Rocking Horse is Made from Three Pieces of Transparent Plastic
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Cyclist-Inspired Timepieces
Cyclist-Inspired Timepieces
The Bike Flip Clock Display Incorporates the Motion of Cycling
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57
Voice-Controlled Lighting Systems
Voice-Controlled Lighting Systems
Lutron's Caseta Can Be Commanded Through Amazon Echo's Alexa
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56
Pierced Molten Glass Lamps
Pierced Molten Glass Lamps
The Pierced Lights by Castor Design Replicate Materials While in Motion
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55
Southern Art Museum Hotels
Southern Art Museum Hotels
The 21c Hotel Louisville is a Hybrid Art Gallery and Boutique Hotel
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54
Divine 3D-Printed Lamps
Divine 3D-Printed Lamps
'#God' is a Bell-Shaped Lamp That Lights Up with Twitter Mentions
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53
Foldable Multi-Use Tables
Foldable Multi-Use Tables
The Ta-bl Offers a Compact Design for Convenient Set-Up and Storage
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52
Lamp-Inspired Faucets
Lamp-Inspired Faucets
The 'Switch' by Bongio Kitchen Faucet Looks and Operates Like a Light
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51
Sculptural Apparatus Lighting
Sculptural Apparatus Lighting
The CIRCUIT and TASSEL Hanging Fixtures Are Made From Brass Capsules
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50
Custom Paper Chandeliers
Custom Paper Chandeliers
The 'Zettel'z 5' Chandelier Come Packed with Customizable Features
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49
Phone-Charging Lamps
Phone-Charging Lamps
The Candela Uses Natural Energy to Provide Light and Charge Smartphones
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48
Topographical Exploration Notebooks
Topographical Exploration Notebooks
The Word. Terrain Series Notebooks Balance Function and Design
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47
Trussed Ceiling Lamps
Trussed Ceiling Lamps
The Space-Frame Lights Include Dozens of LEDs Strung Together With Wire
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46
Multifunctional Floating Classrooms
Multifunctional Floating Classrooms
These Danish Harbor Baths Double as School Classrooms
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45
Sculptural Connected Bus Stops
Sculptural Connected Bus Stops
The 'B Stop' Transit Station Integrates Tech and Modern Design
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44
Bright Low-Energy Lightbulbs
Bright Low-Energy Lightbulbs
Finally's 14-Watt Eco Light Bulbs Emit More Light Than Incandescents
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43
Floating Office Walls
Floating Office Walls
Stéphane Malka's Workspace Barriers Offer Mobile Design for Agoratic
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42
Ski Jump Cabin Designs
Ski Jump Cabin Designs
The 'Cabin Vindheim' Features a Slanted Roof for Ski Jumps and Sledding
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41
Suspended Tube Lighting
Suspended Tube Lighting
Charles Kalpakian's Hanging Lamps Spell Out Different Mathematical Axes
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40
High-End Brass Piggy Banks
High-End Brass Piggy Banks
The Himitsu Money Boxes are Crafted from Bronze and Brass
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39
Topographical Slated Seating Solutions
Topographical Slated Seating Solutions
The 'Peak' Lounge Chair and Footstool are Made from Birch
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38
Micro USB-Powered Fans
Micro USB-Powered Fans
The Miniscule O-Fan Conveniently Charges Via a Flash Drive Port
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37
Parking Lot-Adjacent Dwellings
Parking Lot-Adjacent Dwellings
The 'ZEDpod' is a Low-Carbon Building Design that's Affordable
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36
Contemporary Cantilevered Lights
Contemporary Cantilevered Lights
The 'HYDRANT' Desk Light Provides Focused Illumination
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35
Artisan Ceiling Fans
Artisan Ceiling Fans
The Haiku Smart Fans Now Come with Hand-Painted Designs
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34
Galactic Character Lights
Galactic Character Lights
Eyal Rosenthal's Lamp Range is a Minimalist Rendering of Star Wars
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33
3D-Knitted Sleeping Bags
3D-Knitted Sleeping Bags
The Laying Bag Changes Color Over Time to Reveal Different Patterns
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32
Texting Toilet Paper Holders
Texting Toilet Paper Holders
The LooLedge Offers an Area For Smartphones During Bathroom Use
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31
Stylistic Home Radiators
Stylistic Home Radiators
The Scirocco H 'New Dress' Wall Heater Provides Warmth and Style
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30
Mesh Church Reconstructions
Mesh Church Reconstructions
This Artist Used Wire Mesh to Recreate an Early Christian Church
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29
Air-Circulating Lamps
Air-Circulating Lamps
The 'Torus' Fan Lamp Provides Illumination and Heat Relief
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28
Woollen Bedside Caddies
Woollen Bedside Caddies
This Sleek Accessory Holder is Designed to Keep Bedtime Necessities Close
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27
Illuminating Wall Artwork
Illuminating Wall Artwork
The YOY 'Depth' Blurs the Line Between Artwork and Illumination
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26
Collaborative Co-Working Spaces
Collaborative Co-Working Spaces
The Skillery's 'stoke.d studio' Encourages Teams to Think Freely
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25
Overlapping Pendant Lamps
Overlapping Pendant Lamps
The Beau Pendant Features Segment Overlay to Shine the Light Downwards
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24
Gridded Aerator Faucets
Gridded Aerator Faucets
The Mikado Faucet Dispenses Water in an Lattice Intersection of Streams
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23
Modular Asymmetrical Armchairs
Modular Asymmetrical Armchairs
Giuseppe Vigano's Roxy Revamps Leather Seats With The Juno Form
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22
Log-Inspired Wood Stoves
Log-Inspired Wood Stoves
The 'Tek Lumber' House Wood Stove Draws Inspiration from Nature
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21
Geometric Tea Shop Interiors
Geometric Tea Shop Interiors
The Sweetea's Storefront Boasts Pop-Out Seats and Tables
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20
Color-Changing LED Faucets
Color-Changing LED Faucets
The 'Aquafaucet' Chrome Faucet is Powered by the Force of the Water
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Hybrid Apartment Furniture
Hybrid Apartment Furniture
The Coex is a Universal Piece that Functions as Seating and a Table
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18
Curvaceous Smartphone Chargers
Curvaceous Smartphone Chargers
The Bump Charger Eliminates the Issue of Tangled Power Cords
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17
IoT-Integrated Multi-Cookers
IoT-Integrated Multi-Cookers
'GKM9000' by Gourmia Enhances Cooking with Wi-Fi Connectivity
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Gemstone-Inspired Sofa Collections
Gemstone-Inspired Sofa Collections
The Gemma Collection Features a Geometric Sofa System
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15
Multipurpose Organic Furniture
Multipurpose Organic Furniture
The 'Branch-out' Standing Lamp Acts as a Planter, Table and More
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14
Conceptual Chainless Bikes
Conceptual Chainless Bikes
Ikea's Bicycle Frame is Maintainence-Free with a Drive Belt Mechanism
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13
Modular Small Space Kitchens
Modular Small Space Kitchens
The 'Kitch'T' Linear Kitchen Makes the Most of Small Living Quarters
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12
Pattern-Projecting Lamps
Pattern-Projecting Lamps
These Incredible Patterned Lamps Leave Gorgeous Designs on Walls
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11
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
The 'Swing & Serve' Cooking Crockpot Boasts a Multi-Layered Design
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10
Multi-Compartment Washing Machines
Multi-Compartment Washing Machines
The 'Quinque' Clothes Washing Machine Separates Different Loads
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9
Retractable Sink Designs
Retractable Sink Designs
The Offmat Kitchen Sink Blends into The Counter and Opens Using Gestures
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8
Hollow LED Chronographs
Hollow LED Chronographs
The Only Clock Offers a Modern Interpretation of an Analog Wall Clock
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7
Flat-Pack Sofas
Flat-Pack Sofas
The Hay's Couches Feature a Slender Self-Assemble Structure
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Volcanic Beauty Shop Interiors
Volcanic Beauty Shop Interiors
The New Aesop Shop is Inspired by Japan's Mountainous Landscape
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5
Delivery Van Showrooms
Delivery Van Showrooms
The Salone Del Automobile Installation is Housed Inside a Delivery Van
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4
Subway-Inspired Interior Designs
Subway-Inspired Interior Designs
Underhub by Emil Dervish is Modelled After the London Underground
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3
Gradient Wood Flooring Designs
Gradient Wood Flooring Designs
The DIESEL LIVING x BERTI 'Shadow' Flooring is Intentionally Faded
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2
Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Equipment
Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Equipment
The 'Femton' Gym Gear is Made from Natural Materials
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Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions
Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions
The 'Cabinet Plus' System Makes Use of Waste Storage Space
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