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Top 100 Design Concepts in November

From Martian Show Homes to DIY Wooden Beehives

— November 27, 2016 — Art & Design
The top November 2016 design ideas include a variety of concepts that look to the natural world, as well as a number of unlikely sources for inspiration.

Now more than ever, designers are looking to the outdoors for inspiration. This can be seen in pieces such as the icicle-inspired Melting Bookshelf and the conceptual Tree Trunk Chair, which takes over 200 years to form its regal throne shape in nature. Items such as these help to provide a sense of connection to the outdoor world, as well as create richly textured designs that are often lacking in sterile technology devices.

Some of the most bizarre design concepts include embroidered bread art, pancake-inspired pendant lighting systems and jewelry stands that take the form of creepy skeleton hands.
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Moody Geological Smartphone Cases
Moody Geological Smartphone Cases
The Castify Jet Black iPhone 7 Collection Matches the Device
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99
Structured Water-Repelling Umbrellas
Structured Water-Repelling Umbrellas
'Beau Nuage' Rain Umbrellas are Sturdy and Stay Dry
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98
American-Made Sound Systems
American-Made Sound Systems
The Detroit Audio Lab Speakers are Handcrafted in Michigan
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97
Illusionary Log Wallpapers
Illusionary Log Wallpapers
This 3D Wooden Log Texturized Wallpaper Provides Multi-Sensory Texture
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96
Solar Roadway Installations
Solar Roadway Installations
This Urban Installation Uses Illuminated Solar-Powered Hexagons
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95
Flood-Accommodating Manhole Covers
Flood-Accommodating Manhole Covers
The Floating Manhole Cover Releases to Drain Floodwaters
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94
Coin Collection Display Frames
Coin Collection Display Frames
The 'Numizmatus' Allows a Coin Collection to be Stylishly Displayed
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93
Political Protest Pins
Political Protest Pins
Sagmeister & Walsh Created a Line of Anti-Donald Trumps to Combat His Views
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92
Re-Imagined Clay Movie Posters
Re-Imagined Clay Movie Posters
These Clay Posters Were Made Specifically for Classic Horror Movies
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91
Kettle-Inspired Pot Lids
Kettle-Inspired Pot Lids
The Magic Whistling Lid Can be Used on Virtually Any Pot
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90
Performance Winter Helmets
Performance Winter Helmets
These Oakley Helmets Can Be Comfortably Worn with Any Oakley Goggle
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89
Chromatically Coordinated Offices
Chromatically Coordinated Offices
Ghislaine Vinas Designed Barrows' New Office Interior
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88
Stone-Clad Mountain Schools
Stone-Clad Mountain Schools
Batang People's Primary School Facade References the Area's Terrain
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87
Home-Purifying Decor
Home-Purifying Decor
Lisa van den Heuvel's 'Aer' Collection Encourages Wellness in the Home
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86
Photographic Office Walls
Photographic Office Walls
This Multinational's Office Design is Inspired by Its Personal Brand
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85
Melting Icicle Bookshelves
Melting Icicle Bookshelves
The Melting Bookshelf Shelving Keeps Books Organized and Displayed
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84
Waterproof Homeless Tents
Waterproof Homeless Tents
The 'WeatherHYDE' Outside Tent is a Reversible All-Season Dwelling
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83
Fingerprint-Scanning Smart Lamps
Fingerprint-Scanning Smart Lamps
The 'Oma' Indoor Light Lamp Remembers Individual User Settings
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82
Contemporary Kitchen Range Hoods
Contemporary Kitchen Range Hoods
The Elvish Hood Range Draws Inspiration from an Elf's Hat
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81
Pancake Pendant Lamps
Pancake Pendant Lamps
The Aplomb Large Light Is Seemingly Impossibly Made from Ultra-Thin Concrete
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80
Lunar-Inspired Lighting Switches
Lunar-Inspired Lighting Switches
The 'Mooner' Switch Allows Users to Set a Timer to Save Energy
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79
Martian Show Homes
Martian Show Homes
A Mars Show Home is Being Used to Tease National Grographic's 'Mars' Series
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78
Freestanding Pyramid Fireplaces
Freestanding Pyramid Fireplaces
The bioKamino 'LOUVRE' Fireplace Design Has Modern Flair
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77
Modular Music Headphones
Modular Music Headphones
The 'Krome' Headphones are Capable of Being Changed for Different Genres
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76
Steam-Bent Wooden Lodges
Steam-Bent Wooden Lodges
This Cornish Gamekeeper's Lodge's Facade is Covered in Curving Timber
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75
Reclaimed Wood Timepieces
Reclaimed Wood Timepieces
The Tempus Men's Dress Watches are Eco-Friendly and Stylish
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74
Artistic 3D Moon Books
Artistic 3D Moon Books
360°Book: Earth and the Moon Creates a Visual Experience
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73
Reactionary Emergency Helmets
Reactionary Emergency Helmets
The Eversafe Protective Helmet Features a Face Mask for Emergencies
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72
Quirky Terrarium Designs
Quirky Terrarium Designs
'Spruitje' Makes Unique Forms to Host Living Indoor Ecosystems
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71
Adaptable Cyclist Storage Racks
Adaptable Cyclist Storage Racks
The Oakmulgee Bike Station Rack Can Hold Bicycles One of Four Ways
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70
LED Lantern Heaters
LED Lantern Heaters
The Indoor Lantern Infrared Heater Provides Soothing Warmth Discreetly
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69
Subway Ventilation Gardens
Subway Ventilation Gardens
The Air Garden Sits Above Subway Vent Grates to Hide Them from View
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68
Hidden Computer Shelving Units
Hidden Computer Shelving Units
The 'FLOAT' Desk Shelf Attaches onto the Rear of iMacs and Displays
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67
Ghoulish Gadget Holders
Ghoulish Gadget Holders
The Severed Zombie Hand Car Phone Holder Works with Any Smartphone
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66
Abstract Running Apparel
Abstract Running Apparel
The Nike x Rostarr Collection Features Trailblazing Design Cues
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65
Chic Designer Hostels
Chic Designer Hostels
Generator Offers Beautiful Boutique Hostels for Low Nightly Prices
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64
Efficient Modular Light Systems
Efficient Modular Light Systems
The Kiën 'LICHT 1' Light Emulates Daylight within Homes
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63
Ornate Skeletal Jewelry Stands
Ornate Skeletal Jewelry Stands
The 'Go to Extremities' Jewelry Stand is Functional and Stylish
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62
Private Wall-Mounted Niches
Private Wall-Mounted Niches
Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali's 'Soft Targets' Provide Office Privacy
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61
Embroidered Bread Art
Embroidered Bread Art
Terézia Krnáčová's 'Everyday Bread' Project Utilizes Intricate Stitching
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60
Living Room Saunas
Living Room Saunas
These Home Saunas Were Designed for People Living in Small Spaces
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59
Neon Light Portraiture
Neon Light Portraiture
Toby Harvard Captures Subjects in a Unique and Expressionistic Way
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58
Mobile Ski Lodges
Mobile Ski Lodges
The Tiny Ski Lodge Offers On-the-Go Shelter For Avid Skiiers
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57
Precision Paint Roller Add-Ons
Precision Paint Roller Add-Ons
The Roller Bumper Stops Paint Roller Brushes from Touching the Top
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56
Silicone Storage Bags
Silicone Storage Bags
'Stasher' is a Plastic-Free, Resealable Pouch for Food and More
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55
Architectural Barrier Walls
Architectural Barrier Walls
'Prison-Wal' Turns a Controversial Idea into a Celebration of Mexico
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54
Malleable Retreat Homes
Malleable Retreat Homes
This Retreat Home Can Contort into a Variety of Shapes
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53
Affordable 3D Wall Treatments
Affordable 3D Wall Treatments
MDC's Dimension Walls Add a Unique Focal Point to Any Room
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52
Recycled Refugee-Made Bags
Recycled Refugee-Made Bags
Refugees Make the BAG2WORK Bags from Recycled Life Vests and Boats
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51
Permanent Multi-Use Tents
Permanent Multi-Use Tents
The 'Duffy Shelter' Serves as a Home Base for Wilderness Explorers
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50
Folding Backpack Boats
Folding Backpack Boats
The K-Pak Boat Can Be Carried to the Lake On Your Back
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49
Decorative Wooden Wall Heaters
Decorative Wooden Wall Heaters
The Homwarm 'XILO' Helps to Warm Towels and Other Materials
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48
Diamond-Latticed Shopping Centers
Diamond-Latticed Shopping Centers
Acme's John Lewis Facade Design is a White Concrete Lattice
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47
Power Station Restaurants
Power Station Restaurants
Melbourne's Higher Ground Cafe and Eatery is a Former Industrial Site
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46
Interactive Vertical Billboards
Interactive Vertical Billboards
Tom Wiscombe's Novel Billboard Design Will Go Up in Los Angeles
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45
Streamlined Folding Analog Scooters
Streamlined Folding Analog Scooters
The 'RAVEN' Kick Scooter Collapses into a Compact Unit
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44
Artisanal Co-Working Office Spaces
Artisanal Co-Working Office Spaces
This Office Provides Spaces for Creative Individuals
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43
Non-Slip Charging Cables
Non-Slip Charging Cables
Native Union's Anchor Cable Won't Slide Off of Tables or Desks
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42
Contemporary Lunch Carriers
Contemporary Lunch Carriers
The Lunch Buddy by Nalgene is a Chic and Efficient Kids Lunch Box
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41
Wooden Omnidirectional Speakers
Wooden Omnidirectional Speakers
The 'Hype' Hi Fi Speaker is Crafted from Fine Fabric and Raw Wood
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40
Autonomous Beach Lifeguards
Autonomous Beach Lifeguards
The Amphibious Joint Lifeguard UAV Helps Provide Aid to Those in Need
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39
Speedy Inflation Mattresses
Speedy Inflation Mattresses
The 'FUTO' Inflatable Mattress Takes Just 20-Seconds to Inflate
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38
Plant-Based Coffee Cups
Plant-Based Coffee Cups
The 'Future Smart' Paper Cup from Huhtamaki is Full Renewable
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37
Fashionable Smartphone Chargers
Fashionable Smartphone Chargers
The Minimalist Mobile Hub Houses a Battery and Data Transfer Cords
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36
Oasis-Inspired Museum Buildings
Oasis-Inspired Museum Buildings
The Urban Heritage Museum Administration Centre is in Saudi Arabia
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35
Card-Sliding Clip Wallets
Card-Sliding Clip Wallets
The 3C Clip Wallet Eliminates Bulk and Increases Ease of Card Access
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Additive Manufactured Crackers
Additive Manufactured Crackers
The Torq Nutcracker Embodies Modern Manufacturing and Minimalism
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33
Tiled Camouflage Houses
Tiled Camouflage Houses
The TR House Provides Privacy with Strategically Placed Tiles
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Naturalistic Garden Stake Illuminators
Naturalistic Garden Stake Illuminators
These Solar Cattails Offer Discreet Illumination in Gardens
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Bottle-Recycling Vase Sleeves
Bottle-Recycling Vase Sleeves
The 'Kami no Tsubo' Bottle Vase Turns Old Plastic Bottles into Art
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Freestanding Tea Houses
Freestanding Tea Houses
Mimi Jung's Private Parlor Is a Space for Comfort and Contemplation
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Scale Supercar Displays
Scale Supercar Displays
The Qing Yi Concept Supercar is Displayed at the Shanghai Disney Resort
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Handmade Felted Cat Beds
Handmade Felted Cat Beds
The 'KittiKubbi' Cat Bed Cave is Crafted from 100% Natural Wool
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Apartment Balcony Pet Doors
Apartment Balcony Pet Doors
This Balcony Pets Cat and Dog Door Requires Minimal Installation
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DIY Wooden Beehives
DIY Wooden Beehives
This Beehive Was Created as Part of a Movement to Save Bees
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25
Refashioned Ancient Jewelry
Refashioned Ancient Jewelry
Arsaeus Creates Intricate Handmade Accessories Inspired by Antiquity
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24
Styled Naturalistic Photography
Styled Naturalistic Photography
Ivan Zamurovic Creates Images by "Shopping" in Nature
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Modular Desktop Terrariums
Modular Desktop Terrariums
These Miniature Terrariums Offer Three Different Climates
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Naturally Grown Wooden Furniture
Naturally Grown Wooden Furniture
The Tree Trunk Chair Takes 200-Years to be Naturally Formed
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Stress-Reducing Pillows
Stress-Reducing Pillows
The 'Hygge' Comfort Pillow Encourages Cuddling to Reduce Anxiety
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20
Stackable Garden Boxes
Stackable Garden Boxes
These Indoor Garden Squares Allow Users to Grow Food at Home
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19
Airport Layover Sleep Pods
Airport Layover Sleep Pods
The 'aDream' Unit Provides a Tranquil Place to Sleep in the Terminal
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18
Reactive Mirror Fragments
Reactive Mirror Fragments
This Mirror Responds to People as They Look into It
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Animalistic Inflatable Furniture
Animalistic Inflatable Furniture
The Rabito Inflatable Child Chair Can be Inflated on Demand
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16
Spherical Wall-Mounted Desks
Spherical Wall-Mounted Desks
The Pill by EMKO Work Desk Design is Fit for Small Living Spaces
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15
Chaotic Storage Credenzas
Chaotic Storage Credenzas
The 'Chaos' Credenza Cabinet Makes Use of Hard and Soft Materials
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14
80s Font Generators
80s Font Generators
PhotoFunia's 'Retro Wave' Turns Any Text Into a Fun 80s Graphic
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13
Shapeshifting Chair Beds
Shapeshifting Chair Beds
The Convertible Bean Bag Chair Bed Provides a Spot for Guests to Rest
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12
Connected Digital Notebooks
Connected Digital Notebooks
The 'Slice Planner' Aims to Combine the Physical and Digital Worlds
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11
Portable Cardboard Tables
Portable Cardboard Tables
The 'Table-Case' Cardboard Table is Crafted from One Piece of Paper
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10
Flood-Proof River Refuges
Flood-Proof River Refuges
This Floating Pavilion Reacts to the Rise and Fall of the Water Way
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9
Academic Family Homes
Academic Family Homes
'The Study House' Was a Former University Building
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8
Translucent Coffee Kiosks
Translucent Coffee Kiosks
PUDDLE Created a Unique Booth for the International Modern Arts Festival
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7
Lawn Chair Sculptures
Lawn Chair Sculptures
CODA Designed a Lawn Chair Pavilion for the Arts Quad at Cornell University
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6
Game-Inspired Table Furniture
Game-Inspired Table Furniture
The Falling Brick Coffee Table Draws Inspiration from Minecraft
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5
Compact Longboard Designs
Compact Longboard Designs
The Elos Longboard Was Designed to Be as Portable as Possible
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4
Self-Watering Connected Gardens
Self-Watering Connected Gardens
The Taiga Tower is a Smart Home Garden Ideal for Any Space
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3
Multi-Material Seating Solutions
Multi-Material Seating Solutions
The 'Fuse' Chair is Crafted Using Wood and Steel to Merge Designs
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2
Levitating Cloud Speaker Lights
Levitating Cloud Speaker Lights
'Making Weather' Plays Music and Creates a Natural Light Show
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Hidden Bed Apartments
Hidden Bed Apartments
This Conceptual Apartment from Geometrium Features a Stair-Embedded Bed
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