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Top 100 Art & Design Trends in October

From Intricate Mandala Tattoos to Body Issue Illustrations

— October 25, 2015 — Art & Design
Deconstruction is a major theme in many of the October 2015 art and design ideas. Pieces of art, architecture and fashion are seen picked apart and reduced to completely new forms. For instance, this can be seen in Japan's House in Hatogaya, which is described as both "minimalist" and "skeletal."

In making statements about certainty, comfort and integrity, these artful design items call the public to question what they know. This is apparent in minimalist logo reinterpretations and cartoon characters that swap faces with another character in a comparable series.

These unusual ideas make it possible for artists and designers to deviate from the familiar, in a way that's not yet too far removed from the norm. While there is a desire to reduce absolutely everything to its simplest essence, these creations prove that quite a bit of fun can be had in the process.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Comfort-Focused Chairs
Comfort-Focused Chairs
The 'X-Chair' Has a Unique Design That Will Brighten Up Any Space
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97
Cartoon Cast Tattoos
Cartoon Cast Tattoos
This Back Tattoo Features All 200 Characters from The Simpsons
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96
Tennis Star Tribute Art
Tennis Star Tribute Art
This New York Studio Pays Tribute to Serena Williams with 21 Pieces of Art
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95
Keepsake-Holding Cabinets
Keepsake-Holding Cabinets
The 'Collectors Cabinet' Shows and Stows Beloved Travel Treasures
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94
Minimal Line Portraits
Minimal Line Portraits
These Simple Illustrations Feature Iconic Pop Culture Characters
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93
Realistic Superhero Masks
Realistic Superhero Masks
Artist Argenis Pinal Uses Face Paint to Become Male and Female Heroes
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92
Abandoned Building Photography
Abandoned Building Photography
These Images Highlight the Eerie Beauty in Deserted Spaces
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91
Room-Sizing Speakers
Room-Sizing Speakers
The Sonos Play:5 Measures Your Room to Give Perfect Sound
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90
Attachable Jeep Hammocks
Attachable Jeep Hammocks
The Jammock is a Portable Bed Design That's Ideal for On-the-Go Travel
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89
Abstracted Movie Posters
Abstracted Movie Posters
These Reimagined Movie Posters Resemble Abstract Paintings
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88
Sustainable Converted Dwellings
Sustainable Converted Dwellings
This Converted House Features Eco-Friendly Design Elements
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87
DIY Color-Coordinated Costumes
DIY Color-Coordinated Costumes
This Pantone Couples' Costume Completes a Hipster Halloween Look
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86
Close-Up Underwater Photography
Close-Up Underwater Photography
These Photographs Come Stunningly Close to Underwater Animals
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85
Wall-Free Homes
Wall-Free Homes
This Wooden House Combines Art and Abstract Room Shapes
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84
Medieval Team Illustrations
Medieval Team Illustrations
These Game of Thrones Drawings Pair Together Fantasy Companions
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83
Cot-Intergrated Desks
Cot-Intergrated Desks
This Modern Desk Model Features a Hidden Bed Compartment for Naps
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82
Miniature Handyman Equipment
Miniature Handyman Equipment
The Pygmy Titanium Micro Multitool is About the Size of a Quarter
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81
Doodled Logo Illustrations
Doodled Logo Illustrations
'Differantly Studios' Drew Up Fictional Brand Logos with a Single Line
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80
Underwater Wedding Photos
Underwater Wedding Photos
This 1950s Photo Series Showcases The Bride and Groom Saying I Do
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79
Overcomplicated Kids Toys
Overcomplicated Kids Toys
The 13 x 13 x 13 Rubik's Cube by YJ MoYu is Impossibly Difficult
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78
Compact Portable Offices
Compact Portable Offices
This Mobile Office Allows You to Conduct Meetings Anywhere on the Road
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77
Aquatic Porcelain Plates
Aquatic Porcelain Plates
This Collection of Porcelain Products are Inspired by the Theme of Water
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76
8-Bit Street Art
8-Bit Street Art
These Ceramic Tile Art Pieces Portay Pixelated Pop Culture Characters
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75
Vein-Inspired Tattoos
Vein-Inspired Tattoos
Sanne Vaghi Uses the Human Anatomy and Nature as Sources of Inspiration
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74
Rollable TV Screens
Rollable TV Screens
LG is Designing a Futuristic TV That Can Roll Up Like a Thin Paper Poster
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73
Human Backpack Couture
Human Backpack Couture
The Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2016 Features People as Accessories
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72
Tattoo-Inspired Minimal Tables
Tattoo-Inspired Minimal Tables
This Hardwood Table Features Traditional Japanse Tattoo Accents
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71
Unmasked Character Illustrations
Unmasked Character Illustrations
Alex Solis Illustrated a Collection of Costumed Cultural Icons
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70
Gotham-Disney Hybrid Illustrations
Gotham-Disney Hybrid Illustrations
This Artist Created a Series of Batman Disney Princesses
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69
Origami-Inspired Cabinets
Origami-Inspired Cabinets
This Origami Furniture Features Exposed Shelving and Geometric Patterns
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68
Upcycled Bottle Chairs
Upcycled Bottle Chairs
This Piece of Furniture is Made from 36 Recycled Plastic Bottles
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67
Mobile Housing Projects
Mobile Housing Projects
The +FARM Project Features Homes Designed by Students
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66
Intimate Patio Lounges
Intimate Patio Lounges
This Downtown Lounge is an Urban Oasis with a Moody Atmosphere
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65
Depressive Self-Portraits
Depressive Self-Portraits
Edward Honaker Creatively Captures His Personal Struggle with Depression
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64
Folk Art Tequila Branding
Folk Art Tequila Branding
Siempre Tequila is a New Craft Spirits Brand with Dynamic Packaging
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63
Powerless LED Shower Heads
Powerless LED Shower Heads
This Color Changing Shower Head is Powered by the Force of the Water
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62
Playful Hand-Drawn Tattoos
Playful Hand-Drawn Tattoos
The Paris Tattoo Club Creates Charming Doodle-Like Designs
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61
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
The 'Chill Drill' Uses Sand's Natural Insulation for Beer Cooling
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60
Expertly Crafted Hunting Knives
Expertly Crafted Hunting Knives
This Japanese Hunting Knife Was Made Using Ancient Forging Methods
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59
Deconstructed Minimalist Houses
Deconstructed Minimalist Houses
This Renovated Home Uses Minimalist Design for Spatial Efficiency
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58
Flour-Coated Portraits
Flour-Coated Portraits
This Photography Series Features Powder-Covered Human Portraits
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57
Easy Access Wallets
Easy Access Wallets
Your Days of Fumbling for Card is Over With the Grovemade Minimalist Wallet
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56
Gazebo-Inspired Kitchen Organizers
Gazebo-Inspired Kitchen Organizers
This Sustainable Kitchen Basket Features Incredible Aesthetics
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55
Sneaker Moccasin Hybrids
Sneaker Moccasin Hybrids
The Nike Air Max 1 Hybrid Features a Brown Suede Upper with Ankle Tassels
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54
Electric Car-Powered Homes
Electric Car-Powered Homes
This 3D-Printed House and Electric Car Have a Symbiotic Relationship
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53
3D-Printed Clay Homes
3D-Printed Clay Homes
The 'Big Delta' Can Build a 3D-Printed House Quickly for Disaster Relief
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52
Illusory Wireframe Lamps
Illusory Wireframe Lamps
These 2D Lamps Provide Fun Optical Illusions for the Home Decorator
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51
Modular Concrete Homes
Modular Concrete Homes
This Modern House by Pitsou Kedem Offers Warmth to a Square Shape Design
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50
Abstract Human Body Portraits
Abstract Human Body Portraits
These Paintings Give Human Bodies a Dreamlike Quality
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49
Tubular Folding Scooters
Tubular Folding Scooters
This Portable Device Provides an Alternative Form of Urban Transportation
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48
Simplistic All-American Wallets
Simplistic All-American Wallets
Thread Honcho's Minimalist Wallet Boasts Practical Style
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47
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Dune's Latest Collection Features a Deep Dish Cement Table
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46
Shire-Inspired Accommodations
Shire-Inspired Accommodations
This Treehouse by Gordon Mack Embodies the Lord of the Rings Films
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45
Ultra-Modern Fast Food Eateries
Ultra-Modern Fast Food Eateries
This McDonald's Location Has a Golden Facade & a Spiral Staircase
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44
Neon Sneaker Lamps
Neon Sneaker Lamps
This Brightly Colored Shoe Lamp Mimics the Iconic Nike Air Max 1 OG Model
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43
Characterized Breakfast Charts
Characterized Breakfast Charts
This Breakfast Guide Reveals What a Consumer's Meal Choice Means
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42
Surreally Photorealistic Paintings
Surreally Photorealistic Paintings
This Photographic Art Depicts Haunting, Impossible Scenes
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41
Contorted Body Portraits
Contorted Body Portraits
This Image Series Features a Man Posing in Pretzel-Like Shapes
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40
Treehouse Office Pods
Treehouse Office Pods
Dymitr Malcew Created Sofa-Embedded Alcovesfor Relaxation Within Offices
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39
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
This House is a Replicated Version of Batman’s Luxurious ‘Batcave’
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38
Charming Micro-Apartments
Charming Micro-Apartments
This Small Apartment Features an Efficient Design in 200 Square Feet
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37
Technicolor Watercolor Tattoos
Technicolor Watercolor Tattoos
These Intricate Tattoo Designs Look Like Paintings Done on the Skin
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36
Surreal Childhood Portraits
Surreal Childhood Portraits
This Photographer Captures His Sons in Imaginative Fictional Fantasies
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35
Embroidered Logo Parodies
Embroidered Logo Parodies
These Embroidered Patches Turn Fashion Brand Logos Into Nature Scenes
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34
House-Bus Cabins
House-Bus Cabins
This Couple Created a Vacation Home by Refurbishing a School Bus
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33
Comfortable Mobile Desks
Comfortable Mobile Desks
The Tab LapDesk by iSkelter is Perfect for Laptops or Tablets
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32
Camouflaged Hunting Cabins
Camouflaged Hunting Cabins
This Miniature Hunting Lodge is Integrated into the Natural Landscape
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31
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
The Kooshy Travel Pillow Makes Taking a Snooze at 30,000 Feet Easy
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30
Tech-Addicted Disney Princesses
Tech-Addicted Disney Princesses
These Images Show How Obsessions with Devices Affect Relationships
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29
Anonymous Photo Projects
Anonymous Photo Projects
This Series is a Collection of the Internet's Fascinating Lost Pictures
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28
Fantastic Japanese Animal Art
Fantastic Japanese Animal Art
These Ink Drawings Incorporate Traditional Japanese Painting Style
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27
Triple Expansion Campers
Triple Expansion Campers
The 3X by BeauEr Expands Three Sizes in Under One Minute
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26
Low-Energy Bohemian Abodes
Low-Energy Bohemian Abodes
This Uniquely Shaped Wooden Bohemian House is Compact and Cozy
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25
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
This Handcrafted Country Home Blends Perfectly Into Its Surroundings
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24
Homey Bar Cafes
Homey Bar Cafes
The La Maison Bleue Cafe Combines an Eatery, a Bar and a Quaint Cafe
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23
Submarine-Carried Islands
Submarine-Carried Islands
This Man-Made Island of Luxury Floats Atop the Roofs of Submarines
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22
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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21
Disney Villain Face Swaps
Disney Villain Face Swaps
This Series Portrays Different Characters as Disney Villains
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20
Record-Breaking Mechanical Watches
Record-Breaking Mechanical Watches
The World's Most Complicated Watch Boasts 57 'Complexities'
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19
Role-Swapped Disney Princesses
Role-Swapped Disney Princesses
This Artist Puts Elsa Underwater and Snow White with the Beast
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18
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
This Secluded Cabin Comes Equipped with Everything You Need to Get Away
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17
Elegant Transgender Portraits
Elegant Transgender Portraits
This Photo Series Gorgeously Showcases Young Trans People
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16
Heroine Pin-Up Illustrations
Heroine Pin-Up Illustrations
Andrew Tarusov Re-Imagines Superheroes as Elegant Pin-Up Girls
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15
Compact Eco Homes
Compact Eco Homes
This Small House Features a Carbon Footprint of 100 Square-Meters
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14
Body Issue Illustrations
Body Issue Illustrations
These Drawings Highlight Modern Body Issues Faced by Women
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13
Voyeuristic Neighbor Photography
Voyeuristic Neighbor Photography
This Series by Ole Marius Jøergensen Depicts a Modern Peeping Tom
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12
Herb-Covered Eateries
Herb-Covered Eateries
This Restaurant is Decorated with Herbs the Chef Uses to Prepare Meals
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11
Portable Box Homes
Portable Box Homes
The 'Teeny Box' is a Prefabricated Space Made from Reclaimed Materials
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10
Luxe Nostalgic Velomobiles
Luxe Nostalgic Velomobiles
The 'Picar' is a Combination Recumbent Trike and Pedal Car
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9
Moveable Concrete Houses
Moveable Concrete Houses
This House on the Coast Can Be Moved to Adapt to the Changing Environment
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8
Tiny Minimalist Tattoos
Tiny Minimalist Tattoos
These Small Tattoos are Timeless and Sophisticated Works or Art
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7
Contemporary Rustic Homes
Contemporary Rustic Homes
This Secluded Wildnerness Home Features Touches of Modern Design
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6
Geometric Nature Tattoos
Geometric Nature Tattoos
Tattoo Artist Okan Uckun Creates Complex Animals with Fine Lines
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5
Intricate Mandala Tattoos
Intricate Mandala Tattoos
These Complex Patterned Tattoos are Composed of Thousands of Fine Lines
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4
Realistic Male Disney Characters
Realistic Male Disney Characters
These Images Show Male Disney Roles with Realistic Body Types
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3
Interactive Litter Bins
Interactive Litter Bins
This London Litter Campaign Uses Fun Games to Recycle Cigarettes and Gum
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2
Cozy Underground Bunkers
Cozy Underground Bunkers
This Nuclear Fallout Survival Shelter Sits 20 Feet Underground
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1
Recognizable Minimalist Logos
Recognizable Minimalist Logos
These Brand Logos Remain Identifiable Even While Stripped in Design
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