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Top 100 Art & Design Trends in May

From Authentic Grass Slippers to Flexible Office Furniture

— May 26, 2019 — Art & Design
The May 2019 art & design trends have roots in sustainability, transportation, fashion, hospitality and more.

For one, creatives have been focusing on producing unique silhouettes of shoes, ultimately pushing the boundaries of the footwear industry. An example of this in the parameters of streetwear would be Heron Preston x Cactus Plant Flea Market's customizable bubble-like iteration of an Air Max 95 x Air Max 720 hybrid. Another low-key instance of this is Somersby's grass slippers that give one the perpetual perception of walking on grass.

For individuals who seek to push the boundaries of material use, the May 2019 art & design round-up has some pretty interesting architectural implications. This includes a shapeshifting meta-material spacecraft prototype from NASA, as well as a shapeshifting structure in NY's Hudson Yards.
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Fluid Formed Totemic Exhibitions
Fluid Formed Totemic Exhibitions
Mark Whalen's Ramble Ramble Exhibition Explores Human Silhouettes
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Artistic Transparent OLED Displays
Artistic Transparent OLED Displays
The Panasonic Vitrine Features an Innocuous Design
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98
Iconic Artwork-Adorned Tees
Iconic Artwork-Adorned Tees
monkey time's Art Print Collection Celebrates The world of Art
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97
Asymmetrical Self-Balancing Hairdryers
Asymmetrical Self-Balancing Hairdryers
The Conceptual 'Branch' Hairdryer is an Artistic Solution
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96
Branded Delivery Dirigibles
Branded Delivery Dirigibles
The Conceptual Amazon Prime Air Blimp Deploys Drones for Deliveries
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95
Punch-Returning Training Equipment
Punch-Returning Training Equipment
The Commando Cobra Bag Tests Reaction Time and More
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94
Traditional Korean Handicraft Stools
Traditional Korean Handicraft Stools
The 'Weave Stool' is Inspired by the Jukbuin Weave Technique
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93
Adjustable Fabric Swatch Seats
Adjustable Fabric Swatch Seats
The 'PAGES' Chair Furniture Piece Has a Book-Like Aesthetic
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92
Astronaut Sculpture Collectibles
Astronaut Sculpture Collectibles
Billionaire Boys Club and adidas Join to Craft the PMS 300
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91
Mid-Century Modern Furniture Mouses
Mid-Century Modern Furniture Mouses
The 'Lounge Mouse' is Inspired by the Eames Lounge Chair
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90
Shapeshifting Shade Lamps
Shapeshifting Shade Lamps
The Sompex Table Lamp Turns into an Array of Different Designs
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89
Ultra-Slow Cold Coffee Brewers
Ultra-Slow Cold Coffee Brewers
The Kikkerland Coffee Drip Cold Brewer Slowly Prepares Java
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88
Premium Low-Cost Headphones
Premium Low-Cost Headphones
The Status BT One Wireless Headphones are Stylishly High-Quality
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87
Awareness-Rising Alternative Hourglass Designs
Awareness-Rising Alternative Hourglass Designs
Brodie Neill Fills an Hourglass with Microplastic
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86
Shapeshifting Child Mobility Equipment
Shapeshifting Child Mobility Equipment
The Conceptual 'Upp2' Buggy Aids Active Parents
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85
Hypothesized Tech-Accented Architecture
Hypothesized Tech-Accented Architecture
The Royal Academy of Art's Invisible Landscapes is Curious
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84
Organic Material Travel Kits
Organic Material Travel Kits
The Banana Leaf Travel Kit is Crafted from Natural Components
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Customizable High-Fashion Stools
Customizable High-Fashion Stools
The Miu Miu M/Matching Colorstool Has a Functionally Chic Design
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82
Laid-Back eSports Chairs
Laid-Back eSports Chairs
The Gamewarez Granite Hurricane Gaming Seat is Stylishly Functional
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81
Reimagined Fantasy Show Artworks
Reimagined Fantasy Show Artworks
HBO Launches an Initiative That Boasts Game of Thrones Artwork
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80
Citrus Infusion Water Bottles
Citrus Infusion Water Bottles
The Citrus Zinger Water Bottle Allows for Additional Infusion
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79
Child-Targeted Mobile Speakers
Child-Targeted Mobile Speakers
The Conceptual JBL Jr Pop is Compact, Lightweight and Durable
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78
Elegant Sculptural Pendant Lamps
Elegant Sculptural Pendant Lamps
Bomma's Lighting Fixtures Come in Three Ultra-Chic Designs
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Bride-Designed Dresses
Bride-Designed Dresses
The Amsale x You Spring 2020 Runway Shared Styles Created by Real Women
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Street Art-Adorning Tees
Street Art-Adorning Tees
BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS Spotlights Girl With Balloon With New Tees
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75
Inflatable Geodesic Tents
Inflatable Geodesic Tents
The 'TentTube' Inflatable Tent Can be Pitched in Just One Minute
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Colorful Extruded Aluminum Products
Colorful Extruded Aluminum Products
Jorge Penadés Develops a Multi-Colored Series of Vases
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Flatpack Folding Hairdryers
Flatpack Folding Hairdryers
This Conceptual 'Apollo 11' Hairdryer is Seamlessly Stored
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Multipurpose Shapeshifting Farm Vehicles
Multipurpose Shapeshifting Farm Vehicles
The Conceptual 'T-Rextor' Agriculture Vehicle is Rugged
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71
Interactive Home Notification Projectors
Interactive Home Notification Projectors
The HTC VIVE AR Lamp Eliminates the Need for Screens
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70
Aerodynamic Automobile Luggage
Aerodynamic Automobile Luggage
The 'SU-R Box' Saves Space in the Trunk by Mounting on the Roof
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69
Futuristic Lifestyle Vehicles
Futuristic Lifestyle Vehicles
'Project Cubiq' Imagines the Face of Working and Living in 2035
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68
Sleek Autonomous Scooter Concepts
Sleek Autonomous Scooter Concepts
Pal is a Sleek Scooter That Leverages AI to Memorize Routes
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67
Infant-Friendly Airline Seats
Infant-Friendly Airline Seats
Air New Zealand's Skycouch Makes Flying with a Baby More Comfortable
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66
Dispersed Urban Hotels
Dispersed Urban Hotels
Enso Ango is a Series of Five Buildings in Tokyo
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65
Durable Versatile Bottle Designs
Durable Versatile Bottle Designs
MODL is an Adaptable Bottle That Challenges Conventional Designs
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Wireless Self-Warming Mugs
Wireless Self-Warming Mugs
The 'KOPI Mug' Keeps Coffee at the Optimal Temperature
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63
Single-Seater Electric Vehicles
Single-Seater Electric Vehicles
This Autonomous Electric Vehicle Has an Open-Air Design
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Comfortable Adjustable Smart Beds
Comfortable Adjustable Smart Beds
Bryte's High-Tech Bed Enhances One's Sleep Throughout the Night
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Avant-Garde Hexagonal Cooking Pans
Avant-Garde Hexagonal Cooking Pans
The Edge of Belgravia Stingray Non-Stick Pan Collection is Chic
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60
Carved Amaranth Wood Sinks
Carved Amaranth Wood Sinks
The 'Andora' Wooden Washbasin by Qinn Designs is Textured
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Customizable Bubble-Like Sneakers
Customizable Bubble-Like Sneakers
Heron Preston Launches a Hybrid Air-Wrapped Air Max 95 and 720
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Surreal Graphic Streetwear
Surreal Graphic Streetwear
Renowned LA's Shadows Collection Boasts Stylish Contrast
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57
Stackable Desktop Terrariums
Stackable Desktop Terrariums
The Level Scapes Micro Terrariums Effortlessly Keep Greenery Nearby
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56
Party Game Yoga Towels
Party Game Yoga Towels
This Twister Yoga Towel Prevents Slips and Can Help with Alignment
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55
Shapeshifting Workspace Cooling Equipment
Shapeshifting Workspace Cooling Equipment
This Desktop Fan Goes Handheld When Required
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Amphitheater-Inspired Sofas
Amphitheater-Inspired Sofas
The 'Maracanà' Sofa from Emanuele Magini Functions as a Couch and Bed
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Foldable Produce-Preserving Devices
Foldable Produce-Preserving Devices
The Dreamfarm Savel Flexible Food Saver Keeps Produce Fresh
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52
Overnight Museum Stays
Overnight Museum Stays
Airbnb is Allowing Two People to Spend the Night at the Louvre
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51
Wall-Mounted Seating Solutions
Wall-Mounted Seating Solutions
The 'Landing' Wall Seat Functions as a Seat and a Shelf
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50
Compact Car Freezers
Compact Car Freezers
ICECO's iFreezer Go20 is a Portable Freezer for Travel and Adventure
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49
Small Space BBQ Grills
Small Space BBQ Grills
The VonShef Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill is Suitable for All Food
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Ultra-Fine Water Showers
Ultra-Fine Water Showers
The Hansgrohe Rainfinity Bathroom Range Creates a Luxury Experience
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47
Flatpack Home Recovery Saunas
Flatpack Home Recovery Saunas
The 'Sauna Rocket' Enables Full-Body Relief in Minutes
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Luxe Travel-Inspired Designs
Luxe Travel-Inspired Designs
Louis Vuitton Unveils the New Objets Nomades at Fuorisalone 2019
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Cheerful Prefabricated House Designs
Cheerful Prefabricated House Designs
Alejandro Soffia Explores Modular Architectural Possibilities
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44
Sanitizing Door Handles
Sanitizing Door Handles
OpenClean Technologies' Door Handle Designs Boast Built-In Sanitizers
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Bespoke Planter Cremation Urns
Bespoke Planter Cremation Urns
The 'Planturn' Provides a Subtle Way to Keep a Loved Ones Ashes
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42
Compact All-in-One Gym Systems
Compact All-in-One Gym Systems
The CorePump Functional Trainer Takes Up Just Four Square Feet
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41
Expandable Smart City Shuttles
Expandable Smart City Shuttles
The 'WITH:US' Self-Driving Shuttle Has a Comfortable Interior
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Tension-Alleviating Travel Pillows
Tension-Alleviating Travel Pillows
The 'Halo' Travel Pillow Can be Used in a Wide Array of Ways
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Unique Shape-Shifting Architecture
Unique Shape-Shifting Architecture
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Sought to Redefine the Future of Art
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Triple-Purpose Camping Tents
Triple-Purpose Camping Tents
The Tentsile Universe Tent Works Above or on the Ground and in Water
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Shapeshifting Meta-Material Aircrafts
Shapeshifting Meta-Material Aircrafts
This Future Aircraft is a Joint Creation from MIT and NASA
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36
Pop-Up Artist Collaborations
Pop-Up Artist Collaborations
Nike Commissions Greg Mike for Its Art of SNKRS Series in Atlanta
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35
Geometric Corner Clothing Racks
Geometric Corner Clothing Racks
The 'Ugao' Clothes Rack Makes Use of Otherwise Unused Space
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Spacious Communal Expedition Tents
Spacious Communal Expedition Tents
The Mountain Hardwear Space Station Dome Tent Has Room for 15
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Millennial-Targeted CGI Mascots
Millennial-Targeted CGI Mascots
KFC Colonel Sanders is Now a Digital Influencer on Instagram
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Designer-Made Seating Lines
Designer-Made Seating Lines
Mattiazzi Launches Four Designer-Led Collections of Chairs and Stools
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Anime-Inspired Techwear Editorials
Anime-Inspired Techwear Editorials
Cloudburst's New Lookbook Draws Inspiration from Akira's Comic
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All-Cardboard Cafes
All-Cardboard Cafes
The 'Cardboard' Cafe in Mumbai is Constructed with an Eco-Friendly Material
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Hybrid Hammock Camping Tents
Hybrid Hammock Camping Tents
The 'TAMMOCK' Freestanding Hammock Tent Has a Two-in-One Design
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Homey Contemporary Rustic Restaurants
Homey Contemporary Rustic Restaurants
Jon and Maša Kleinhample Were Inspired by Dinner Parties
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Reimagined Airplane Dining Experiences
Reimagined Airplane Dining Experiences
These Virgin Atlantic In-Flight Meals are Expertly Crafted
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Hyper-Capable Pocket Tools
Hyper-Capable Pocket Tools
The Toler Tools 'UNION' Multitool Has a Shapeshifting Design
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Technology-Infused Workstations
Technology-Infused Workstations
The 'Uplus' Modular Office System Addresses Professional Needs
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Modular Prefab Hotel Suites
Modular Prefab Hotel Suites
The In-Tenta Design N-240 DROP Box Suites Can be Placed Anywhere
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Self-Contained Pet Grooming Appliances
Self-Contained Pet Grooming Appliances
The Conceptual 'Petstyler' Keeps Pets Looking Their Best
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Cross-Sectioned Vehicle Food Vendors
Cross-Sectioned Vehicle Food Vendors
This Street Food Car by Benedetto Bufalino is a Fiat Coupe
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21
Remote Bungalow Offices
Remote Bungalow Offices
The Belize Tourism Board Arranges a Dreamy Alternative Co-Working Space
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Stacked Shipping Container Accommodations
Stacked Shipping Container Accommodations
'The Box Hop' Can be Rented Out via Airbnb
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19
Soft Modular Furniture
Soft Modular Furniture
Living Spaces' BiT Elements Can Be Reconfigured Endlessly
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18
Sustainable Cotton Swab Alternatives
Sustainable Cotton Swab Alternatives
The 'LastSwab' is the World's First Reusable Cotton Swab
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17
Streetwear-Inspired Rustic Cafes
Streetwear-Inspired Rustic Cafes
Sawada Coffee NYC Mixes Coffee Culture & Contemporary Streetwear
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Ambitious Floating City Concepts
Ambitious Floating City Concepts
BIG Envisions a Hurricane-Proof Cluster of Buoyant Islands
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15
Immersive Optical Illusion Exhibitions
Immersive Optical Illusion Exhibitions
Leandro Erlich Debuts 'Real' in a Gallery in Córdoba, Spain
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14
Design-Forward Stackable Chairs
Design-Forward Stackable Chairs
Form Us with Love's Collection is Convenient and Affordable
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Elegant Enclosed Litter Boxes
Elegant Enclosed Litter Boxes
The 'Makesure' Cat Litter Box Eliminates Unsightly Aesthetics
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Diver-Centric Aquatic Hotels
Diver-Centric Aquatic Hotels
Deepspot Boasts Hotel Rooms, Viewing Pods & the World's Deepest Pool
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11
Futuristic Eco Pickup Trucks
Futuristic Eco Pickup Trucks
This Conceptual Tesla Model P Pickup Truck Has a Stylish Aesthetic
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Sci-Fi Film Graphic T-Shirts
Sci-Fi Film Graphic T-Shirts
The Uniqlo UT x Star Wars Range Drops and Features Signature Visuals
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9
Indie Cosmetic-Centric Stores
Indie Cosmetic-Centric Stores
SHOWFIELDS is a Newly Opened Beauty Store in NYC's NoHo Neighborhood
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Authentic Grass Slippers
Authentic Grass Slippers
Somersby Released Slippers Made from Real Grass
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7
Flexible Office Furniture
Flexible Office Furniture
Steelcase's Flex Collection Supports Spontaneity and Creativity at Work
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Personalized High-Tech Beauty Pop-Ups
Personalized High-Tech Beauty Pop-Ups
Clinique's Immersive Shop Embraces Virtual Reality's Perks
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Balancing Fidget Toys
Balancing Fidget Toys
The RODA is a Gyroscope Desk Toy That Can Balance on One's Finger
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4
Portable Total-Body Workout Gyms
Portable Total-Body Workout Gyms
The Wavex Microgym Can be Used for Hundreds of Different Workouts
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3
Sustainable Urban Delivery Scooters
Sustainable Urban Delivery Scooters
The Conceptual 'Aira' Scooter Purifies the Air Around it
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2
Elegantly Converted Bus Homes
Elegantly Converted Bus Homes
This Converted School Bus House Offers Space for a Family of Three
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Prefab Italian Micro Cabins
Prefab Italian Micro Cabins
The 'NO.MADE' Cabin Can be Placed Anywhere as a Tiny Home
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