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Top 100 Art & Design Trends in May

From Japanese Philosophy Floors to Upcycled Umbrella Bags

— June 3, 2020 — Art & Design
These May 2020 art and design trends explore and push the boundaries of creativity by investigating new perspectives and cultural art from all around the world. One of the standout concepts that has been done this month is by Sergey Makhno, an architect based in Ukraine.

He designed a space that embodies artistic energy with inspiration drawn from the wabi-sabi Japanese philosophy. The wooden flooring is done in an imperfect aesthetic with the combination of different shapes made from 500 year old oak wood. Another great art & design trend this month is by Plasticity as the brand approaches an eco-friendly design. It utilized discarded umbrellas to craft vinyl bags in different shapes and sizes.
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Playful DIY Easter Ideas
Playful DIY Easter Ideas
The Incredible Egg Shares Creative Ideas for Easter at Home
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99
Creativity-Inspired Department Store Campaigns
Creativity-Inspired Department Store Campaigns
Selfridges' Launched 'Creativity is Not Cancelled'
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98
Manual Espresso Presses
Manual Espresso Presses
The Flair 'NEO' Affordable Espresso Machine Creates High-Grade Coffee
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97
Handwoven Teak Furniture
Handwoven Teak Furniture
The Tribù 'Elio' Furniture Collection is Made with Teak and Yarn
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96
Ruggedly Designed Outdoor Coolers
Ruggedly Designed Outdoor Coolers
The YETI Roadie 24 Cooler is Durable and Well-Sized
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95
Engineering Challenge Cards
Engineering Challenge Cards
Dyson Created 44 Activities for Kids to Try at Home
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94
Motorist Survival Accessories
Motorist Survival Accessories
The WYN Bullet Quickly Breaks Glass for Immediate Evacuation
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93
Circular Unibody Door Handles
Circular Unibody Door Handles
The 'O-handle' by Pasque D. Mawalla Has a Geometric Design
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92
Social Distancing Markets
Social Distancing Markets
Shift Architecture Urbanism is Reimagining Street Food Markets
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91
Modular Electric Shipping Vehicles
Modular Electric Shipping Vehicles
The Conceptual Polestar 'OnTour' Has a 10-Wheel Design
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90
Vintage TV Console-Inspired Speakers
Vintage TV Console-Inspired Speakers
The Slab Audio Console Looks Like a Unit from Yesteryear
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89
Celestially-Inspired Desk Mats
Celestially-Inspired Desk Mats
The Drop x MiTo Godspeed Desk Mat Covers Entire Workstations
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88
Modernized Traditional Japanese Kettles
Modernized Traditional Japanese Kettles
The Conceptual 'Seramikku' Kettle Has an Electric Base
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87
Sustainable Pre-Fabricated Homes
Sustainable Pre-Fabricated Homes
Dvele's Modern Designs Can Be Customized to Suit Individual Needs
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86
Rosy Cat-Friendly Houses
Rosy Cat-Friendly Houses
Cats' Pink House is Full of Structures for Cats to Climb & Explore
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85
Sturdy Tool-Free Furniture Designs
Sturdy Tool-Free Furniture Designs
The 'LAVA' Bench Requires No Tools to be Assembled
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84
Flatpack Timber Technology Stands
Flatpack Timber Technology Stands
The Jack Snipe Handmade Wooden MacBook Stand is Stylish
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83
3D-Printed Face Shields
3D-Printed Face Shields
Carbon & adidas are Providing COVID-19 Relief with Protective Equipment
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82
Grand Piano-Inspired Yachts
Grand Piano-Inspired Yachts
Icona Design Presented Fibonacci Concerto, a Unique Concept Project
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81
Modular Wall-Mounted Shelves
Modular Wall-Mounted Shelves
The 'KUR!O' Wall Shelving System is Easily Customized and Changed
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80
Interceptive Faux Stair Designs
Interceptive Faux Stair Designs
The Stairway House is a Multi-Generational Home Designed by Nendo
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79
Kettle-Like Dehumidifiers
Kettle-Like Dehumidifiers
The Conceptual 'Humi Pot' is Easily Emptied When Full
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78
Virtual Background Galleries
Virtual Background Galleries
'Virtual Backgrounds' Offers Zoom Backgrounds for Video Chats
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77
Doorway Fitness Trainers
Doorway Fitness Trainers
The Body Power PL2000 Allows for Effective Workouts from Home
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76
Emotive Health-Tracking Thermometers
Emotive Health-Tracking Thermometers
This Conceptual Thermometer Uses Characters to Convey Results
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75
Pet Grooming Dryer Appliances
Pet Grooming Dryer Appliances
The conceptual 'Cozypet Dryroom' Hygienically Dries Pets Quickly
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74
Minimalist Flat-Pack Chair Designs
Minimalist Flat-Pack Chair Designs
Pearson Lloyd Boasts a Steel Silhouette for Danish Brand Takt
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73
Family-Sized Rooftop Tents
Family-Sized Rooftop Tents
The Rugged Sparrow XL Rooftop Tent Has Space for Two Adults and More
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72
Virtual Art Festivals
Virtual Art Festivals
Burning Man 2020 is Going Completely Digital with Virtual Black Rock City
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71
Self-Isolation-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Self-Isolation-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Francesca Perani Reimagines the Urban Cabin in Bergamo
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70
Chic Geometric Coffee Grinders
Chic Geometric Coffee Grinders
The Conceptual 'Mtoyi' Coffee Grinder Has a Fresh, Minimal Design
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69
Recycled Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Recycled Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Daydreamers Design Reimagines the Chinese Burning Tower
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68
Retro-Styled Electric Motorcycles
Retro-Styled Electric Motorcycles
The Katallis EV.500 Has an Old-Fashioned Aluminum Frame
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67
Shifting Facade-Finished Abodes
Shifting Facade-Finished Abodes
The Barra Cres House Allows in Customized Levels of Sunlight
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66
Neon Green Virtual Sofas
Neon Green Virtual Sofas
Crosby Studios Launched an Nike-Branded Augmented Reality Sofa
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65
Ribboning Concrete Concept Houses
Ribboning Concrete Concept Houses
The Conceptual DESI House Privates a Private Oasis
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64
Ultra-Minimal Skeletal Dog Houses
Ultra-Minimal Skeletal Dog Houses
The 'Casano' Dog House Has a Black Iron Frame and Nothing More
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63
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Sebastian Errazuriz Helps Artists Sell Artwork During the Pandemic
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62
Printable Coloring Books
Printable Coloring Books
The Adobe Coloring Book Gets New Chapters Weekly
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61
Hygienic EDC Keychains
Hygienic EDC Keychains
The 'Stay Safe Carabiner' Opens Doors, Presses Buttons and More
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60
Retro Motocross Helmets
Retro Motocross Helmets
The Shoei Ex-Zero Helmet Comes in Seven Color Options
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59
Transformative Cardboard Packaging
Transformative Cardboard Packaging
This Packaging from Samsung Turns Into Useful Home Items
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58
All-in-One Kneeling Desks
All-in-One Kneeling Desks
The Edge Desk is a Combined Kneeling Desk and Chair System
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57
Travel-Friendly All-in-One Coffee Makers
Travel-Friendly All-in-One Coffee Makers
The 'Beanque' Automatic Coffee Maker is Efficient
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56
Ultra-Flat Wall-Mounted Chairs
Ultra-Flat Wall-Mounted Chairs
The 'Flair' Chair Stays Completely Out of the Way When Not in Use
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55
Hybrid Coffee Water Bottles
Hybrid Coffee Water Bottles
The Hitch Courier is a Water Bottle with a Removable Coffee Cup
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54
Sliding Door Washing Machines
Sliding Door Washing Machines
The Conceptual 'Hide' Washing Machine Saves Space in Small Areas
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53
Maker Tool Organizer Pouches
Maker Tool Organizer Pouches
The Gatura Tactical Pouch Keeps EDC Essentials Securely Stowed
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52
One-Piece Leather Bags
One-Piece Leather Bags
Nendo's Mai Bag is Arrives to the Buyer in a Flat Form & Requires Assembly
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51
Flatpack Rideshare Scooters
Flatpack Rideshare Scooters
The Conceptual 'Switch' Scooter Maximizes Urban Transportation
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50
Simple Origami Face Shields
Simple Origami Face Shields
HappyShield Was Created as a Low Cost Solution to PPE Shortages
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49
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Bscly Delivers Clothing in 100% Home Compostable Boxes
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48
Elegant IoT Kettles
Elegant IoT Kettles
The SiDO Bon Kettle is an App-Connected Electric Kettle Design
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47
Hands-Free Doorknob Attachments
Hands-Free Doorknob Attachments
Adapta's Hands-Free Door Opener Can Be Used with an Arm or Elbow
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46
Staircase-Equipped Pet Beds
Staircase-Equipped Pet Beds
The Penn Plax Buddy Bunk Provides the Perfect Place for Pets to Rest
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45
Germ Avoidance Keychains
Germ Avoidance Keychains
The 'Shield20' Door Opener Has a Multifunctional Design to Avoid Surfaces
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44
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Plasticity Turns Discarded Umbrellas Into New Vinyl Bags
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43
Fruit-Filling Kitchen Gadgets
Fruit-Filling Kitchen Gadgets
The 'Banana Loca' Pumps the Fruit with Your Choice of Filling
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42
Slim Copper Door Openers
Slim Copper Door Openers
The 'SANITAS' Antibacterial Hygiene Card Can be Stored Easily in a Wallet
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41
Multifunctional Outdoor Technology Devices
Multifunctional Outdoor Technology Devices
The Conceptual A1R Powered Outdoor Gear is Handy
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40
Provocative Rubber Cabinets
Provocative Rubber Cabinets
Allthatissolid's Masque Thing Emphasizes Material Flexibility
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39
Passenger-Separating Airplane Seats
Passenger-Separating Airplane Seats
The Aviointeriors 'Janus' Seat Helps with Physical Distancing
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Cozy Customizable Cabin Designs
Cozy Customizable Cabin Designs
The 'Cabin One' is Achieved with Raw Renewable Materials
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37
Skeletal Electric Motorcycle Concepts
Skeletal Electric Motorcycle Concepts
The Zooz Concept 01 Has a Top Speed of 60mph
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36
Anti-Fatigue Workout Mats
Anti-Fatigue Workout Mats
The SmithShaper Squat Mat is Made with Nitrile Rubber
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35
Layered Recycled Cardboard Furniture
Layered Recycled Cardboard Furniture
This Sustainable Cardboard Furniture is Fashionable
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34
Inflatable Exoskeleton Tents
Inflatable Exoskeleton Tents
The Exod 'Home' Tent Has an Elevated Design for Comfy Camping
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33
Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Eldridge London Creates a Dramatically Shaped House in Coombre Park
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Hands-Free Door Handles
Hands-Free Door Handles
In Light of COVID-19, Ivo Tedbury & Freddie Hong Present a Useful Design
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Next-Gen Sanitation Kits
Next-Gen Sanitation Kits
Kiran Zhu Created a Kit to Improve Public Hygiene Habits
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3D-Printed Stacking Chess Sets
3D-Printed Stacking Chess Sets
The Crownes Chess Set Saves Space and Offers a Fun Play Experience
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29
Printed Paper Face Masks
Printed Paper Face Masks
The 'Print Your Mask' Project Allows for DIY Mask Making from Home
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Protective Futuristic SUVs
Protective Futuristic SUVs
The conceptual 'ARMORTRUCK' by Milen Ivanov Has 2,000 Horsepower
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Food Waste-Recycling Workstations
Food Waste-Recycling Workstations
The Conceptual 'Clock' Desk Has a Stylish, Eco Design
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26
Expandable Roof Tiny Homes
Expandable Roof Tiny Homes
This Wilderwise Tiny House Extends Up for Maximum Headroom
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25
Self-Watering Gardening Towers
Self-Watering Gardening Towers
The Hydroponic Farmstand Grows Farm-Fresh Produce at Home
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24
Tranquil At-Home Privacy Pods
Tranquil At-Home Privacy Pods
The Sanwa Home Privacy Tent Offers a Workspace in Small Homes
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Law Enforcement-Grade Face Masks
Law Enforcement-Grade Face Masks
The Project Black Tactical Respirator II is 99% Effective
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Speedy Setup Tiny Homes
Speedy Setup Tiny Homes
The Boxabl 'Casita' Prefab Tiny Home Can be Set Up in Just One Hour
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21
Chic Spherical Fire Pits
Chic Spherical Fire Pits
The Focus Fireplaces 'Bubble' Wood-Burning Fire Pit is Sculptural
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20
Home Organizing Companies
Home Organizing Companies
The Neat Method Offers Various Services—from Bathrooms to Offices
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19
Open-Concept Coffee Shops
Open-Concept Coffee Shops
This % Arabica Coffee Shop Design in Shanghai is Airy and Stylish
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Family-Friendly Tiny Homes
Family-Friendly Tiny Homes
The Minimaliste 'Charme' Tiny House is Durable and Well-Designed
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17
Tranquil Floating Rental Cabins
Tranquil Floating Rental Cabins
The 'Lilypad' Floating Cabin Has a 100% Solar-Powered Design
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16
Minimalist Multifunctional Room Dividers
Minimalist Multifunctional Room Dividers
This Room Divider Helps Break Up Open-Concept Spaces
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15
Self-Sanitizing Door Handles
Self-Sanitizing Door Handles
This Door Handle Uses UV Light and Reflective Material to Kill Germs
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14
Multifunctional Furniture Apartments
Multifunctional Furniture Apartments
This Small Apartment in London Converts for Different Needs
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13
Self-Protection Suits
Self-Protection Suits
The Micrashell by Production Club Supports Socialization Without Distancing
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12
Fitness-Focused Workstation Systems
Fitness-Focused Workstation Systems
The 'Fitwork' Station Allows for Workouts While You Work
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11
Versatile Wall-Mounted Desks
Versatile Wall-Mounted Desks
The 'Incanti' Wall-Mounted Desk Concept is Space-Saving
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10
Reusable Silicone Breathing Masks
Reusable Silicone Breathing Masks
The LPM Protective Face Mask Uses Inexpensive Filters
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9
Nature-Inspired Shapely Furniture
Nature-Inspired Shapely Furniture
Level Project's Home Landscape Debuts at VDF x Ventura Projects
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8
Pre-Built Mini-Offices
Pre-Built Mini-Offices
Dwellito is a Dedicated Workspace That Can Be Delivered to the Home
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7
Naturally Powered Air Purifiers
Naturally Powered Air Purifiers
The 'Briiv' Sustainable Air Purifier Cleans the Air and More
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6
DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
Dezeen Helps Launch the Samsung Out of the Box Competition
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5
Artist-Designed Face Masks
Artist-Designed Face Masks
Purchasing a Non-Medical Face Mask on Threadless Supports MedShare
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4
Athletic Light Therapy Masks
Athletic Light Therapy Masks
This Conceptual Nike LED Mask Rejuvenates the Skin from Home
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3
Abstract Architectural Pet Beds
Abstract Architectural Pet Beds
The PET-TURE CAGE Pet Bed is Suited for Cats or Small Dogs
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2
Japanese Philosophy Flooring
Japanese Philosophy Flooring
This Wood Flooring is Finished to Create an Artistic Aesthetic
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1
Haute Fashion Face Shields
Haute Fashion Face Shields
This Face Shield Design by Joe Doucet Has a Stylish Design
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