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Top 100 Design Trends in November

From Newfangled String Instruments to Ergonomic Face Pillows

— November 26, 2017 — Art & Design
In 'Signs', the song by Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band, the band preaches taking down all the prescriptive signs around them, effectively de-signing their lives, but for those more interested in designing their lives, the November 2017 design trends should be able to help. The wealth of design ideas listed here span several different industries, showing the value of good design no matter one's own area of expertise.

The most striking designs are often those that are most extreme. If a design is truly and completely original, it is most likely to capture the attention of the people who see and use that product. One such example is the new Yamaha Electric Violin concept. Though electric violins aren't new, the shape of the Yamaha model is unique in the field, making it a striking instrument for modern players.
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Hybrid Digital Comics
Hybrid Digital Comics
'Protanopia' Combines 2D and 3D Graphics for an Interactive Experience
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Color-Infused Print Media Campaigns
Color-Infused Print Media Campaigns
Daily Mail Magazine Replaced Its Black Dots with Colorful Ones
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98
Temperature-Balancing Bedding
Temperature-Balancing Bedding
The Slumber Cloud Cooling Bedding Absorbs and Releases Heat
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97
Elegant Log-Carrying Carts
Elegant Log-Carrying Carts
The 'Logger' Makes for an Easy Transport to and from the Fireplace
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96
Canadian Holocaust Monuments
Canadian Holocaust Monuments
The National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa is the First in Canada
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95
Streamlined Skeletal TV Stands
Streamlined Skeletal TV Stands
The 'RøR' TV Display Mount is Minimalistic and Chic
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94
Leather Platform Sneakers
Leather Platform Sneakers
These Platform Chuck Taylor All Star's Elicit Elegance and Nostalgia
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93
Renewable Ice-Powered Lamps
Renewable Ice-Powered Lamps
The 'Frost Light' is an LED Lamp Powered by Melting Ice
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92
Insect-Inspired Eyewear
Insect-Inspired Eyewear
Vuliwear's Eyewear Designs Take Cues from the Eyes of Bugs
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91
Multifaceted Diamond Tumblers
Multifaceted Diamond Tumblers
Ashcroft's Diamond-Cut Whisky Glasses were Designed in Poland
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90
Commemorative Clothing Collections
Commemorative Clothing Collections
Uniqlo's Sprz NY Eames Collection Celebrates the Eames Brothers
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89
Geometric Kitchen Cutting Boards
Geometric Kitchen Cutting Boards
Multiply's Geometric Butcher Set Spruces Up the Kitchen
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88
Abstractly Colorful Basketball Courts
Abstractly Colorful Basketball Courts
Katrien Vanderlinden's Aalst Court is Based on Toy Blocks
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87
Post-Modern Magnetized Clocks
Post-Modern Magnetized Clocks
The Magnetic Clock Blackhole Spins Balls to Display the Time
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86
Interactive Interior Design Guides
Interactive Interior Design Guides
Laura Ashley Created a Unique Guide to Buying the Perfect Sofa
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85
Long-Life Electric Toothbrushes
Long-Life Electric Toothbrushes
The usmile U1 Toothbrush Operates for 6 Months on a 3-Hour Charge
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84
Brand-Focused Fragrance Start-Ups
Brand-Focused Fragrance Start-Ups
Experimental Perfume Club Helps Companies Advertise with Scent
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83
Collaborative Urban Social Houses
Collaborative Urban Social Houses
The Love Child Social House Will Open in Downtown Toronto
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82
Ergonomic Face Pillows
Ergonomic Face Pillows
The Ostrich Pillow Loop Eye Mask Lets You Rest Wherever You Are
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81
Plant-Based Hammock Installations
Plant-Based Hammock Installations
'Naturalise' is a Swinging Hammock Made of Soil-Less Plants
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80
Tech-Fueled Waterfront Redesigns
Tech-Fueled Waterfront Redesigns
Toronto's Waterfront is Undergoing a Google-Sponsored Redesign
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79
Artist-Designed Instant Cameras
Artist-Designed Instant Cameras
Jean Pigozzi Designed the Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera
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78
Fire-Starting Accessories
Fire-Starting Accessories
'The Firefly' Adds Instant Firepower to a Swiss Army Knife
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77
Vintage Director-Inspired Speakers
Vintage Director-Inspired Speakers
Bang & Olufsen is Retailing 30 David Lynch-Inspired Speakers
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76
Construction-Inspired Illuminators
Construction-Inspired Illuminators
The 'Mold' Pendant Lamp is Designed with Manufacturing in mind
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75
Magical Color-Changing Candles
Magical Color-Changing Candles
Muggle Library Candles Created a Fun Soy Wax Harry Potter Candle
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74
Architecture Publication Pavilions
Architecture Publication Pavilions
'Press Box' Offers a Space for People to Read Architecture Lit
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73
Bathroom Tissue Runway Shows
Bathroom Tissue Runway Shows
The White Cashmere Collection 2017 Was Designed Using Bathroom Tissue
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72
Unfriendly Abode Installations
Unfriendly Abode Installations
Kiyoto Ota's Unwelcoming Wooden Houses Rain on Those Who Go Inside
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71
Subtle Pill Boxes
Subtle Pill Boxes
The 'Duma Pocket' is a Subtle Container for Pharmaceuticals
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70
3D-Printed Optical Lenses
3D-Printed Optical Lenses
Luxexcel Makes Printed Optically Clear Creations
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69
Heat-Sensitive Book Pages
Heat-Sensitive Book Pages
Super Terrain's 'Fahrenheit 451' is Only Readable After Heat is Applied
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68
Lightning Bolt-Inspired Lamps
Lightning Bolt-Inspired Lamps
The 'Lightning Lamp' Was Inspired by an Old Korean Saying
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67
Decorator-Created Timepieces
Decorator-Created Timepieces
Fossil and Amber Interiors are Kicking Off The Curator Series
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66
Diagonally Patterned Basket Shelves
Diagonally Patterned Basket Shelves
These Adorable Shelves offer a Minimalist Storage Alternative
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65
Minimalist Mounted Lights
Minimalist Mounted Lights
The Edge Reader Lamp Offers a Directional Beam and Ambient Illumination
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64
Comprehensive Prescription Bottle Labels
Comprehensive Prescription Bottle Labels
This New Label Design Has Been Implemented by CVS
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63
Luxury Travel Safes
Luxury Travel Safes
Coleccion Alexandra's Traveler Range Can Be Customized to One's Needs
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62
Functional Miniature Clothing Presses
Functional Miniature Clothing Presses
This Adorable Device Creates Custom Logos on Tiny Shirts
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61
Personalized Pet Storybooks
Personalized Pet Storybooks
I See Me!'s 'If My Dog Could Talk' Can Be Customized by Dog Lovers
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60
Modern Floating Pavilions
Modern Floating Pavilions
The 'Brook House' is Situated on the Rawa River
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59
Collaborative Luxury Trunks
Collaborative Luxury Trunks
The SUP X LV 'Malle Courrier 90' Trunk Boasts Both Logos
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58
Optical Illusion Floor Treatments
Optical Illusion Floor Treatments
The 'Void Rug' Creates an Endless Pit within Your Home
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57
Secure School Redesigns
Secure School Redesigns
Svigals + Partners New Sandy Hook Elementary Accommodates for Trauma
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56
Heart-Shaped Bike Holders
Heart-Shaped Bike Holders
Urban Cyclists Absolutely Adore This Convenient Indoor Bike Hanger
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55
Illusionary Concentration Workstation Lamps
Illusionary Concentration Workstation Lamps
This Spinning Top Light Activates When Spun
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54
Room-Transforming Light Installations
Room-Transforming Light Installations
'The Reflection Room' Took Over a Gallery in London
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53
Sleek Adjustable TV Stands
Sleek Adjustable TV Stands
The 'Flamingo TV Stand' Was Built to Fit Any Interior
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52
AR-Infused Teddy Bears
AR-Infused Teddy Bears
Seedling's 'Parker' Teaches Children About Empathy and Problem Solving
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51
Scientific Pop-Up Books
Scientific Pop-Up Books
'This Book is a Planetarium' Offers Fully Functioning Paper Gadgets
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50
Algorithmically Sized T-Shirts
Algorithmically Sized T-Shirts
Son of a Tailor Uses an 'Ideal Size Algorithm' to Determine Sizing
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49
Intentionally Unwelcoming Rugs
Intentionally Unwelcoming Rugs
IKEA and Off-White Released Photos of an Unfriendly Area Rug
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48
Kitchen Tool-Vending Machines
Kitchen Tool-Vending Machines
This Subway Station Machine Dispenses IKEA Kitchen Tools
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47
Well-Read Apartment Interiors
Well-Read Apartment Interiors
Aurora Arquitectos' Apartment Design Features Ample Space for Books
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46
Smartphone-Synced Welding Masks
Smartphone-Synced Welding Masks
The 'Falcon' Welding Mask Offers Enhanced Protection
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45
Shared Workspace Comfort Equipment
Shared Workspace Comfort Equipment
'The New Normal' Lets Individuals Maintain Their Own Space
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44
Sci-Fi-Inspired 3D Lamps
Sci-Fi-Inspired 3D Lamps
These Lamps Were Inspired by 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
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43
Thoughtfully Designed Silverware
Thoughtfully Designed Silverware
The Epicurean Collection Offers a Luxurious Take on Kitchenware
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42
Flora-Infused Timepieces
Flora-Infused Timepieces
The Botanist Watch Reconnects the Wearer with Nature
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Creative Ideation Hubs
Creative Ideation Hubs
The IKEA Creative Hub in Malmo Offers Employees a Free Space for Thought
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40
Elevated Outdoor Meeting Spaces
Elevated Outdoor Meeting Spaces
Microsoft's 'Crow's Nest' Serves as a Unique Meeting Room
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39
Glass Bottle-Based Vases
Glass Bottle-Based Vases
Klaas Kuiken's Recycled Vases are Efficiently Created Using Wire and Heat
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38
Ergonomic Camping Mattresses
Ergonomic Camping Mattresses
The OutdoorsmanLab Ultralight Sleeping Pads Provides Optimal Support
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37
Upcycled Organizational Storage
Upcycled Organizational Storage
Arup's 'GOLDBORNE' Range Was Made from Repurposed Milk Bottles
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36
Fungal DIY Lamp Kits
Fungal DIY Lamp Kits
The 'Grow It Yourself' Lamp Kit Lets Users Make a Mushroom Lamp Shade
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35
Protest-Inspired Public Benches
Protest-Inspired Public Benches
'Riot of Color' Was Inspired by the 2011 London Riots
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34
Newfangled String Instruments
Newfangled String Instruments
This Yamaha Electric Violin Gives Time-Honored Sound a New Form
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Store-Based Living Plant Walls
Store-Based Living Plant Walls
Innisfree's Union Square Location Houses 10,000 Types of Plants
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32
Modular Backyard Planters
Modular Backyard Planters
Meiluisa's 'Bilberry Pads' Help Make Nature More Accessible
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31
Multi-Sensory Art Galleries
Multi-Sensory Art Galleries
Smith & Sinclair is Creating 'The Flavour Gallery' Art Experience
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30
Artistic Wall-Mounted Humidifiers
Artistic Wall-Mounted Humidifiers
The 'MONG MONT' Wall Humidifier Hides in Plain Sight
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29
Detachable Expanding Chairs
Detachable Expanding Chairs
The 'Dividi' Chair Transforms into Two Seating Solutions
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28
Plastic Chair Pop-Up Shops
Plastic Chair Pop-Up Shops
The Diversity of the Eames Plastic Chair is Celebrated at This Pop-Up
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Robotic Touch-Responsive Cats
Robotic Touch-Responsive Cats
'Qoobo' is a Robotic Cat with a Tail That Moves in Response to Touch
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Glitzy Six-Pack Designs
Glitzy Six-Pack Designs
This Set of Beer for Victoria Craft Beer Week Embraces Gilded Packaging
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25
Moderation-Requiring Wine Glasses
Moderation-Requiring Wine Glasses
The Pythagorean Wine Glass Will Empty if Filled Too Much
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24
Digital Greenhouse Installations
Digital Greenhouse Installations
'Digital Vegetables' Created a Symphony of Light and Sound
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23
Office Isolation Cubbies
Office Isolation Cubbies
The AMOS DESIGN Santini Quiet Point Offers Isolation in Public Areas
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22
Artificially Sunken Restaurants
Artificially Sunken Restaurants
Snøhetta's Underwater Dining Venue Design is Partly Submerged
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21
Compact Public Cabins
Compact Public Cabins
Sam Jacobs' 'Urban Cabin' is Situated in Downtown London
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20
Innovative Infusion Pumps
Innovative Infusion Pumps
The Portable IV System Relies on Pressure for Accurate Administration
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19
Autonomous Vehicle Art Exhibits
Autonomous Vehicle Art Exhibits
'Driver Less Vision' Imagines the World from a Car's Perspective
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18
Electric Paint Lamp Kits
Electric Paint Lamp Kits
The Bare Conductive is a User-Friendly DIY Lamp Kit
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17
City-Complementing Art Installations
City-Complementing Art Installations
'Joy and Peace' Brings Color and Happiness to London
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16
Progressive Public Transit
Progressive Public Transit
This Autonomous Bus Concept is Accommodating, Adaptable and Efficient
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15
Affordable Designer Furniture Collaborations
Affordable Designer Furniture Collaborations
IKEA and Hay's 'Ypperlig' Collection Starts at $4
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14
Ceramic Hand Warmers
Ceramic Hand Warmers
'Cieplik' Celebrates the Social Elements That Heat Provides
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13
Galactic Oil Diffusers
Galactic Oil Diffusers
This Spherical Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser Soothes with LED Effects
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12
Urban Gardening Boxes
Urban Gardening Boxes
The Haut Potager Kitchen Garden Kit Fits on Rooftops and Balconies
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11
Digital Message Boxes
Digital Message Boxes
Lovebox is a WiFi-enabled Box for Sending Heartfelt Messages
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10
Shipping Container Developments
Shipping Container Developments
LA is Developing 84 Units of Affordable Housing
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9
Side Spout Tumblers
Side Spout Tumblers
Sidesip is a Vessel Designed to Keep One's Vision Clear While Driving
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8
Smart Wi-Fi Sockets
Smart Wi-Fi Sockets
The Orvibo Intelligent Outlet Instantly Establishes a Smart Home
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7
Pipe-Like Hanging Planters
Pipe-Like Hanging Planters
An Indoor Floating Garden Lets Greenery Contribute to the Architecture
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6
Simplistic Eco-Friendly Egg Cartons
Simplistic Eco-Friendly Egg Cartons
Tanvi Chaurasia Created the 'Happy Hatch' Packaging Design
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5
Structured Hammock Camper Chairs
Structured Hammock Camper Chairs
The Nemo Stargaze Camp Chairs are the Perfect Place to Relax
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4
Design-Focused Pet Collections
Design-Focused Pet Collections
IKEA's 'LURVIG' Pet Product Range Boasts Furniture and Accessories
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3
Hi-Tech Spectacles
Hi-Tech Spectacles
This Digital Vision Care Concept Offers Infinitely Adjustable Smart Glasses
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2
Innovative Inflatable Umbrellas
Innovative Inflatable Umbrellas
The Shield Umbrella is Light, Convenient, and Packed with Features
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1
Multi-Functional Cutting Boards
Multi-Functional Cutting Boards
The 'Oriboard' is an All-in-One Kitchen Prep Tool
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