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Top 100 Modern Trends in 2013

From DIY Concrete Clocks to Leaf-Like Wooden Furniture

— January 5, 2014 — Autos
Simplicity and convenience are the most dominant characteristics of the top modern trends in 2013. Demonstrated throughout a variety of design and art forms, including structures, architecture and home decor, minimalist aesthetic and function continue to increase in popularity and are at the top of consumer wish lists.

One example that really showcases the integration of simplicity into modern design is the idea of incorporating the simpleness of nature into the styles, shapes and forms of products. Typically a more traditional material, wood is back in the spotlight as a sleekly sophisticated item to use as a mean of creating a modern aesthetic.

We also see many designers, artists and architects combining the indoors and outdoors to create a space that offers feelings of calmness and simplicity. Designs and art that mimic nature represent a step away from flashy and overly cluttered looks.

To satisfy the needs of convenience-seeking consumers, modernity now means portable. Products -- no matter how big or small -- that can be easily used in multiple locations appeal to the large market of individuals who value time and utility.

For more insight into how the modern trends in 2013 cater to busy lifestyles and offer a new sense of simpleness, check out Trend Hunter's Modern Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Simplistically Charming Snapshots
Simplistically Charming Snapshots
Douglas Lyle Thompson Captures Darling Scenes of Life and Love
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97
Logo-Liberating Graphics
Logo-Liberating Graphics
The 'When Brands Go Wild' Collection Sets Logo Animals Free
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96
Daydreaming Damsel Photography
Daydreaming Damsel Photography
Chiara Fersini Creates Imaginative Digitally Manipulated Images
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95
Feminized Male Icon Portraits
Feminized Male Icon Portraits
Scheidly Uses Iconic Images to Examine Masculinity
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94
Alien Seating Systems
Alien Seating Systems
The UB1K Chair Looks Fit to Furnish Another Planet
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93
Uninhibited Women Illustrations
Uninhibited Women Illustrations
The Joel Benjamin Gurls Print Series Portrays Femme Fatales
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92
Soulful Watercolor Portraits
Soulful Watercolor Portraits
The Agnes Cecile Paintings Capture Impassioned Expressions
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91
Medieval Superhero Costumes
Medieval Superhero Costumes
These Medieval Batman and Aquaman Costumes Even Make Aquaman Seem Cool
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90
Gear-Shaped Lamps
Gear-Shaped Lamps
The Schproket Light by Christopher Moulder is Magically Industrial
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89
Sleek Suburban Home Makeovers
Sleek Suburban Home Makeovers
Bruns Architecture Turned a Tiny Rancher into an Immaculate Home
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88
Spacious City Getaways
Spacious City Getaways
Thomas Griem's Penthouse Apartment Brings a Country Feel into the City
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87
Happiness-Encouraging Exhibits
Happiness-Encouraging Exhibits
Stefan Sagmeister Uses Multimedia in Order to Promote Happiness
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86
Eclectically Contemporary Furniture
Eclectically Contemporary Furniture
The Future Perfect Collection is Modern and Traditional
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85
Animal Hybrid Photography
Animal Hybrid Photography
Arne Olav's Chimeras are Fantastical Mash-Ups of Two Ordinary Pets
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84
Industrial Wine Bars
Industrial Wine Bars
The Drop Shop Wine Bar in Budapest Presents a Rustic Feel
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83
Cleverly Configured Beds
Cleverly Configured Beds
The Auping Essential Bed is Ideal for the Active Lifestyle
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82
Abstract Paper Runway Collections
Abstract Paper Runway Collections
The Bea Szenfeld S/S 2014 Line is Whimsically Architectural
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81
Luxury Car Motorcycle Hybrids
Luxury Car Motorcycle Hybrids
These Concept Designs Combine Ducati and Audi in Sleek Fashion
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80
Converted Barn Abodes
Converted Barn Abodes
Sitio da Leziria was Once a Stable and Cleverly Retains a Similar Program
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79
Outdoor Productivity Pods
Outdoor Productivity Pods
The WorkaWay Desk is Your Fresh-Air Office Away from the Office
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78
Sleeping Bag Sofas
Sleeping Bag Sofas
The Camp Daybed Unzips to Offer a Comfy Place to Snuggle Outdoors-Style
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77
Clever Culinary Collections
Clever Culinary Collections
Housewares by Gaz Brown Serve Up an Extra Course of Convenience
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76
Modern Sunken Houses
Modern Sunken Houses
The Edgeland Residence by Bercy Chen Studio is Traditional and Hi-Tech
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75
Feminine Watercolor Portraits
Feminine Watercolor Portraits
The 'Watercolor: Paintings by Contemporary Artists' is Lovely
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74
Leaf-Like Wooden Furniture
Leaf-Like Wooden Furniture
The Ike and Stella Tables by Nucharin Wangphongsawasd are Intricate
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73
Futuristic Flying Photography
Futuristic Flying Photography
These Surreal Levitation Photos from Singapore are Illusory
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72
Modular Lounge Movables
Modular Lounge Movables
The Live Project Makes a Cozy Room with Matching Round-Formed Furnishings
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71
Compact Parisian Studios
Compact Parisian Studios
The Tight Appartement Spectral Was Designed by Betillon and Dorval-Bory
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70
Papercraft Table Racks
Papercraft Table Racks
The Origami Table's Folded Surface Forms a Flexible Storage Solution
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69
Strikingly Surreal Stilettos
Strikingly Surreal Stilettos
Yoriko Youda Astounds with Her Quirky Shoe Design Drawings
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68
Resourceful Corrugated Cabins
Resourceful Corrugated Cabins
Shelter/Pavilion is an Efficient Emergency Abode of Material Scraps
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67
Wall-Mounted Workstations
Wall-Mounted Workstations
The Minimal Float Wall Desk Frees Up Floor Space
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66
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Multifunctional Hully Can Be Mirrored and Flipped for Work Private Nook
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65
Vinyl Record Lighting
Vinyl Record Lighting
The LP Table Lamp by Genanvendt is Stylishly Retro
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64
Transparent Pod Hotels
Transparent Pod Hotels
Attrap Rêves in France Lets Travelers Literally Sleep Under the Stars
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63
Geoform Phone Protectors
Geoform Phone Protectors
The Stealth iPhone Case is a Sheath of Multifaceted Armor for Smartphones
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62
Lightheartedly Fused Furnishings
Lightheartedly Fused Furnishings
Bed'nTable Merges the Primary Pieces of the Bedroom and Kitchen
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61
Surreal Experimental Furniture
Surreal Experimental Furniture
Designer Edward Slater Creates Mind-Boggling Furnishings
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60
Strung-Up Libraries
Strung-Up Libraries
The Bloom Bookcase Arranges Reading Materials Along Red Threads
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59
Compact Inflatable Tents
Compact Inflatable Tents
The Nemo Gogo Elite Tent is Easily Portable and Simple to Use
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58
Quirky Custom Shelving
Quirky Custom Shelving
HH Platform Furniture Has a Collection of Parts for Imaginative Assembly
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57
Flowing Organic Steel Sculptures
Flowing Organic Steel Sculptures
The 'Flow' Collection Transforms Steel into Life-Like Sculptures
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56
Energy Efficient Egg Boats
Energy Efficient Egg Boats
The Exbury Egg is a Floating Self-Sustaining Home or Workspace
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55
Contemporary Concrete Residences
Contemporary Concrete Residences
The Two in One House by clavienrossier architectes is Toy-Like
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54
Adaptable Timber Tables
Adaptable Timber Tables
ETC Tables Let You Figure Out Their Optimal Functions
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53
Kinetic Visual Art
Kinetic Visual Art
Movement Art from Heather Hansen is Created Through Her Body
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52
Voluptuous Vintage Bed Frames
Voluptuous Vintage Bed Frames
Royal Fortune Beds Do Out with Minimalism and in with Magnificence
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51
Asymmetrically Staircased Bookcases
Asymmetrically Staircased Bookcases
The Tolbiac Plays Around with Dimensions to Create Ambience
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50
Reality-Defying Photography
Reality-Defying Photography
Erik Johansson Returns with More Mind-Bending Photos
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49
Crystalline Disc Shard Sculptures
Crystalline Disc Shard Sculptures
Old Media Technology Becomes Repurposed in Jim Hake's CD Art
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48
Stylish Convertible Seats
Stylish Convertible Seats
The Best Made Camp Chair Changes into a Stool by Folding Down the Back
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47
Boxed Closet Concepts
Boxed Closet Concepts
Arara Nomade Provides the Tools to Organize Your Wardrobe in a Compact Case
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46
Electrifying 3D Ensembles
Electrifying 3D Ensembles
The Iris van Herpen Spring Couture 2013 Defines Novel Garment Silhouette
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45
DIY Foam-Fitting Wall Decor
DIY Foam-Fitting Wall Decor
This DIY Foam Building Block Wall Art is Artistically Simple
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44
Body-Inspired Bikes
Body-Inspired Bikes
The Zapfina Bike Takes Inspiration from Your Body to Create a Smooth Ride
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43
Vibrantly Political Murals
Vibrantly Political Murals
Skurktur's 3D Mural Art Gives a Vivid Image of Today's Society
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42
Illusory Shelf Extenders
Illusory Shelf Extenders
Extend by Yasuko Furukawa is the Ultimate Floating Book Shelf
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41
Compact Prefab Homes
Compact Prefab Homes
This Modular Prefab Home Called 'The Passion House' Takes Two Days to Set Up
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40
Plant-Incorporated Lighting
Plant-Incorporated Lighting
The Fresh Lamp by Chun Jiang Yao Brings Nature Indoors
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39
Eco Urban Tree Houses
Eco Urban Tree Houses
These High-Tech Tree Houses Bring Green Shelter to Urban Areas
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38
Milk-Splashed Pinup Girls
Milk-Splashed Pinup Girls
The 'Milky Pinups' Feature Dresses Made from Splashed Milk
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37
Rocking Chair Loveseats
Rocking Chair Loveseats
Social People will Enjoy the Tete-a-Tete Chairs by Chloe de la Chaise
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36
Rotating Backrest Daybeds
Rotating Backrest Daybeds
The Revolve Sofa Effortlessly Reconfigures by Hinges into a Comfy Bed
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35
Handmade Illuminated Signs
Handmade Illuminated Signs
These 'Oh, Hello Friend' DIY Marquee Lights Will Prepare You for Fame
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34
Typographic Self-Portraits
Typographic Self-Portraits
The 'You Are Your Words' Website Makes Pictures from Written Words
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33
Cozy Patchwork Seating
Cozy Patchwork Seating
Mangas Space by Patricia Urquiola Are Like Large Knitted Sweaters
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32
Flexible Urban Bicycles
Flexible Urban Bicycles
The Whale-Inspired Orcinus E-Bike Offers a Sea of Convenient Features
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31
Cubist Storage Systems
Cubist Storage Systems
The Fold Bookcase's Cubbies Face Two Directions Simultaneously
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30
Customizable Component Escritoires
Customizable Component Escritoires
The Homework Desk Can Be Freely Assembled for Specific Needs
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29
Shelf-Incorporated Seating
Shelf-Incorporated Seating
OpenBook by TILT Provides a Peaceful Reading Area
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28
Two-Meter-Wide Dwellings
Two-Meter-Wide Dwellings
The Slim House Extension Enhances a Narrow Interior with Natural Light
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27
Quirky Foldable Furniture
Quirky Foldable Furniture
The A Frame Tables by Tomas Alonso Boast Colorful Bases
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26
Revolving Writing Pad Tables
Revolving Writing Pad Tables
Keep a Record of the Day-to-Day with the Analog Memory Desk
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25
DIY Industrial Lighting
DIY Industrial Lighting
The Copper Geometric Pendant Lamp by Meg Kemner is Stylishly Easy
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24
Extraordinary Electric Bicycles
Extraordinary Electric Bicycles
The nCycle E-Bike Integrates a Lock and a Holographic Display
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23
Manly Motif Wall Decals
Manly Motif Wall Decals
Mustache Wall Murals from PIXERS Add Masculinity to Your Interior
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22
Simple Timber Illuminators
Simple Timber Illuminators
The 2x4 Pendant Lamp Brings Structure and Light to Modern Spaces
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21
Sleeping Bag Rucksacks
Sleeping Bag Rucksacks
Vincent Chan's Backpack Designs Consolidate Your Camping Equipment
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20
Depression-Oriented Photography
Depression-Oriented Photography
Christian Hopkins’ Images Reflect His Battles with Mental Is
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19
Geometric Cardboard Sculptures
Geometric Cardboard Sculptures
The Red Cape Project Uses Cardboard to Communicate Its Message
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18
Open-Sourced Furniture
Open-Sourced Furniture
The OpenDesk Allows People to Partake in the Production Process
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17
Minimalist Cycle Storage
Minimalist Cycle Storage
The Make Bike Rack Marries Practicality with a Clean Design Concept
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16
Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures
Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures
The Scrap Metal Animals by Christian Champin are Recycled Brilliance
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15
Repurposed Pallet Furniture
Repurposed Pallet Furniture
The Re-Stacked Lounger is a Lightweight Mobile Seating Structure
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14
Minimalist Wooden Wallets
Minimalist Wooden Wallets
The Union Wooden Wallet by Madera Studio is the Ultimate Cash Carrier
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13
Ballpoint Pen Printers
Ballpoint Pen Printers
The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
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12
Groove-Framed Foldable Tables
Groove-Framed Foldable Tables
The Lucy Folding Table Reorients its Legs Through Wooden Channels
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11
Artistically Mounted Bicycle Racks
Artistically Mounted Bicycle Racks
This Bike Rack Statement Bicycle Blends Art and Function
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10
Concealed Cabinet Escritoires
Concealed Cabinet Escritoires
Wall Desk is a Space-Saving Storage System Doubling as a Workstation
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9
Exceptionally Flexible Bicycles
Exceptionally Flexible Bicycles
The MORI Folding Bike Can Be Customized and Conforms to Your Needs
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8
Digital Drafting Tables
Digital Drafting Tables
The iSpace Workstation Replaces Physical Drawing Tools with Virtual Ones
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7
Garage-Style Residences
Garage-Style Residences
Maracana House Features Exposed Concrete Bricks and Chain-Link Railings
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6
Deceptive Concrete Residences
Deceptive Concrete Residences
The AV House by BAK Arquitectos Shows Cement Can Have Warmth
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5
DIY Concrete Clocks
DIY Concrete Clocks
This Blogger Makes a Desktop Clock Out of Cement
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4
DIY Cut-Out Shelves
DIY Cut-Out Shelves
The Triangular Wall-Caddy by Brit+Co is Crafty and Creative
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3
Petite Luxury Campers
Petite Luxury Campers
The MINI Campers are Ideal for the Modern-Day Adventurer
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2
3D Architectural Wall Art
3D Architectural Wall Art
This DIY Makes an Eiffel Tower Picture Out of Nails and Thread
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1
Slidable Sleeping Sofas
Slidable Sleeping Sofas
The Vento Convertible Bed Couch Does Not Need to be Pulled Out
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