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Top 100 Design Trends in October

From Interactive Litter Bins to Charming Micro-Apartments

— October 12, 2015 — Art & Design
The top October 2015 design trends speak to the power of design in changing the perception of a product or service in consumers.

A McDonald's location in Rotterdam, the Netherlands was recently overhauled into a pillar of contemporary design. Known as a center of design innovation, it makes sense that McDonald's would choose Rotterdam as a city to reinvent its image through streamlined, minimalist design. The ultramodern fast food outpost features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that showcase the stunning spiral staircase and grey interior decor.

Meanwhile in London, Hubbub and Common Works teamed up to design a series of gamified cigarette bins that turned the act of properly disposing of a cigarette as a fun experience. A campaign aimed at littering, this repositioning of the act of properly disposing of a cigarette speaks to the power of design and gamification in motivating the masses.

The top October 2015 design trends highlight the use of design as a tool for shaping the perception of consumers.
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Bottle Cap Outfits
Bottle Cap Outfits
Josh Stolberg Creates Astounding Artwork Out of Ordinary Bottle Caps
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98
Stylish Hydration Equipment
Stylish Hydration Equipment
The Takeya Glass Water Bottle Ensures a Durable and Clean Experience
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97
Powerfully Precise Speakers
Powerfully Precise Speakers
The B&W 800 Series Diamond Speakers Provide Style and Superior Sound
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96
Legged Tablet Holders
Legged Tablet Holders
The Tablift Tablet Stand is Ideal for Browsing or Streaming While in Bed
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95
Compartmentalized Smartphone Sheaths
Compartmentalized Smartphone Sheaths
This Genuine Leather iPhone 6 Sleeve Has Room for More
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94
Comfort-Focused Chairs
Comfort-Focused Chairs
The 'X-Chair' Has a Unique Design That Will Brighten Up Any Space
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93
Luxury Wooden Tools
Luxury Wooden Tools
The Hand-Eye Supply Screwdriver Set is Beautifully Crafted and Ready to Use
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92
Enormous Familial Beds
Enormous Familial Beds
This Couple Made a Homemade Bed to Accommodate Them and Their Pets
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91
Galactic Vehicle Posters
Galactic Vehicle Posters
This Minimalist Star Wars Art Features Unconventional Design Elements
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90
Luxurious Balloon Bags
Luxurious Balloon Bags
The 'Brooklyn Balloon Company' Creates Realistic Versions of Designer Bags
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89
Parisian Floor Photography
Parisian Floor Photography
This Photographer Takes Photos of Striking Floor Designs
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88
Reclaimed Nature Art Series
Reclaimed Nature Art Series
'Wonderplant Prints' Creates Art with Leaves and Stickers
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87
Self-Extinguishing Candlesticks
Self-Extinguishing Candlesticks
'The Moment' is a Cast-Iron Candle Holder from Maison&Objet 2015
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86
Frightful Furniture Accessories
Frightful Furniture Accessories
These Halloween Pillow Covers Add Creepiness to Your Sofa
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85
Seasonal Subterranean Shelters
Seasonal Subterranean Shelters
This Rammed-Earth Wall Provides Housing for Temporary Workers
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84
Lightweight Carbon Bicycles
Lightweight Carbon Bicycles
This Carbon Fiber Bike Boasts a Lightweight Frame and Sleek Style
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83
Keepsake-Holding Cabinets
Keepsake-Holding Cabinets
The 'Collectors Cabinet' Shows and Stows Beloved Travel Treasures
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82
Wine Bottle Lamps
Wine Bottle Lamps
This Upcycled Lamp Uses Sustainable Resources for an Elegant and Quirky Design
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81
Sculptural Stair Railings
Sculptural Stair Railings
This White Banister Resembles a Lace Doily Cascading Down the Stairs
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80
Portable Doomsday Shelters
Portable Doomsday Shelters
This Tiny Victorian Home is Ideal for Doomsday Preppers
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79
Cut-Up Sneaker Artwork
Cut-Up Sneaker Artwork
FILFURY Takes $2,000 Kicks and Cuts Them into Shapely New Designs
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78
Minimalist Tubular Lamps
Minimalist Tubular Lamps
The 'Less for Less' Desk Lamp Looks Like a Floating 2D Right Angle
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77
Upcycled Denim Decor
Upcycled Denim Decor
Danish Upcycler Annemette Magnus Uses Denim to Craft Beautiful Decor Pieces
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76
Versatile Sports Boards
Versatile Sports Boards
Seasons' Modular Skateboards Can Adapt to Sand, Snow, Sea and Streets
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75
Stacked Turntable Stations
Stacked Turntable Stations
This Musical Storage Unit from Turntable Lab Plays and Stores Records
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74
Room-Sizing Speakers
Room-Sizing Speakers
The Sonos Play:5 Measures Your Room to Give Perfect Sound
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73
Luxurious Smartphone Wallets
Luxurious Smartphone Wallets
The Danny P. iPhone 6 Wallet Case Combines All the Essentials
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72
Ferromagnetic Fluid Typefaces
Ferromagnetic Fluid Typefaces
These Alien Language-Like Moving Symbols Use NASA-Invented Ink
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71
High-End Furniture Televisions
High-End Furniture Televisions
The 'Samsung Serif' Comes in a Variety of Unique Frames
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70
Rustic Camping Equipment
Rustic Camping Equipment
The Frontier Plus Camp Stove is a Modern Take on a Classic Utility
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69
Foldable Cargo Bicycles
Foldable Cargo Bicycles
The Cargo Node Bike is Able to Fold Up When it Needs to Be Portable
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68
DIY Color-Coordinated Costumes
DIY Color-Coordinated Costumes
This Pantone Couples' Costume Completes a Hipster Halloween Look
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67
Growing Lumber Lamps
Growing Lumber Lamps
The Fox Light is Organically Composed with Branch-Like Components
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66
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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65
Match-Curated Typography
Match-Curated Typography
Pei-San Ng's Interactive Words of Art Invite Viewers to Set Them on Fire
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64
High-Density Urban Planters
High-Density Urban Planters
These Containers Allow Users to Grow More Food in Less Space
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63
Miniature Handyman Equipment
Miniature Handyman Equipment
The Pygmy Titanium Micro Multitool is About the Size of a Quarter
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62
Bare Bulb Desk Lamps
Bare Bulb Desk Lamps
This Industrial Style Work Light by Peared Creation is Rustic and Raw
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61
Abandoned Aqueduct Photography
Abandoned Aqueduct Photography
This Photo Series Documents India's Forgotten Water Stepwells
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60
Wall-Free Homes
Wall-Free Homes
This Wooden House Combines Art and Abstract Room Shapes
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59
Psychedelic Species Artwork
Psychedelic Species Artwork
Jen Bartel's Surreal Illustrations Outline the Endangered Species List
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58
Intergalactic Battle Helmets
Intergalactic Battle Helmets
This Stormtrooper Helmet by ANOVOS is Crafted to Complete Accuracy
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57
90s-Inspired Sneakers
90s-Inspired Sneakers
This Nike ACG Brings Back the Retro Sneakers in a Women's Mobb Mid
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56
Cot-Intergrated Desks
Cot-Intergrated Desks
This Modern Desk Model Features a Hidden Bed Compartment for Naps
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55
Recycled Food Furniture
Recycled Food Furniture
These Beautiful Iron-like Side Tables are Made from Sunflower Oil Waste
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54
Minimalist Office Organizers
Minimalist Office Organizers
Muji's Organizer is a Time Saver with a Simplistic Design
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53
Compact Portable Offices
Compact Portable Offices
This Mobile Office Allows You to Conduct Meetings Anywhere on the Road
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52
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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51
Dish-Storing Tables
Dish-Storing Tables
This Dining Table Uses Removable Plank Boards to Conveniently Store Dishes
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50
Reimagined Everyday Objects
Reimagined Everyday Objects
Vanessa Mckeown Creatively Transforms the Mundane into the Unique
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49
Pre-Fabricated Farm Homes
Pre-Fabricated Farm Homes
This Contemporary Estate Stands Out in its Rural Farm Setting
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48
Balcony Skylight Hybrids
Balcony Skylight Hybrids
This Skylight Easily Turns Into a Balcony in Just a Few Seconds
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47
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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46
Luxury Car-Themed Houses
Luxury Car-Themed Houses
This $10 Million Home Mimicks the Sleek Elegance of a Luxury Bugatti Car
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45
Line Art Chairs
Line Art Chairs
These Metal Chair Frames are Made from a Single Piece of Bending Metal
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44
Mobile Housing Projects
Mobile Housing Projects
The +FARM Project Features Homes Designed by Students
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43
Intimate Patio Lounges
Intimate Patio Lounges
This Downtown Lounge is an Urban Oasis with a Moody Atmosphere
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42
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
The 'Chill Drill' Uses Sand's Natural Insulation for Beer Cooling
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41
Explosively-Shaped Survival Kits
Explosively-Shaped Survival Kits
The Paracord Survival Grenade Has Your Covered in Emergencies
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40
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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39
Deconstructed Minimalist Houses
Deconstructed Minimalist Houses
This Renovated Home Uses Minimalist Design for Spatial Efficiency
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38
Macro Wall Murals
Macro Wall Murals
Black Crow Studios' Wall Mural Art Gives Each Home a Creative Look
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37
Easy Access Wallets
Easy Access Wallets
Your Days of Fumbling for Card is Over With the Grovemade Minimalist Wallet
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36
Playful Hand-Drawn Tattoos
Playful Hand-Drawn Tattoos
The Paris Tattoo Club Creates Charming Doodle-Like Designs
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35
Tubular Folding Scooters
Tubular Folding Scooters
This Portable Device Provides an Alternative Form of Urban Transportation
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34
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Dune's Latest Collection Features a Deep Dish Cement Table
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33
Expertly Crafted Hunting Knives
Expertly Crafted Hunting Knives
This Japanese Hunting Knife Was Made Using Ancient Forging Methods
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32
Simplistic All-American Wallets
Simplistic All-American Wallets
Thread Honcho's Minimalist Wallet Boasts Practical Style
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31
Convertible Leather Backpacks
Convertible Leather Backpacks
This Multi-Purpose Bag is Designed to Fit Any Occasion
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30
Customized 3D-Printed Accessories
Customized 3D-Printed Accessories
This Company Allows Consumers to Design Their Own Products
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29
Millennial Hairstyle Photography
Millennial Hairstyle Photography
Tara Bogart Shoots Modern Hairstyles to Celebrate Individuality
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28
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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27
Gazebo-Inspired Kitchen Organizers
Gazebo-Inspired Kitchen Organizers
This Sustainable Kitchen Basket Features Incredible Aesthetics
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26
Modular Standing Desks
Modular Standing Desks
This Ergonomic Standing Desk Fits Varying Heights and Preferences
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25
Hand-Powered Dishwashers
Hand-Powered Dishwashers
This Table Top Dishwasher Helps Save Water, Electricity and Space
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24
Treehouse Office Pods
Treehouse Office Pods
Dymitr Malcew Created Sofa-Embedded Alcovesfor Relaxation Within Offices
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23
Relaxing Garden Igloos
Relaxing Garden Igloos
This Greenhouse Garden Canopy Lets You Enjoy the Outdoors Year-Round
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22
Charming Micro-Apartments
Charming Micro-Apartments
This Small Apartment Features an Efficient Design in 200 Square Feet
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21
Embroidered Logo Parodies
Embroidered Logo Parodies
These Embroidered Patches Turn Fashion Brand Logos Into Nature Scenes
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20
Comfortable Mobile Desks
Comfortable Mobile Desks
The Tab LapDesk by iSkelter is Perfect for Laptops or Tablets
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19
House-Bus Cabins
House-Bus Cabins
This Couple Created a Vacation Home by Refurbishing a School Bus
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18
Multifunctional Camping Scooters
Multifunctional Camping Scooters
This Three-Wheeled Scooter Features All the Comforts of Home
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17
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
The Kooshy Travel Pillow Makes Taking a Snooze at 30,000 Feet Easy
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16
Adult-Oriented Treehouses
Adult-Oriented Treehouses
This Luxury Treehouse Features Both a Whiskey and Martini Bar
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15
Pop-Up Flower Shops
Pop-Up Flower Shops
This Artist Created a Conceptual Store Filled with Gorgeous Floral Displays
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14
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
This Handcrafted Country Home Blends Perfectly Into Its Surroundings
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13
Fantastic Japanese Animal Art
Fantastic Japanese Animal Art
These Ink Drawings Incorporate Traditional Japanese Painting Style
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12
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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11
Pop Art Fashion Campaigns
Pop Art Fashion Campaigns
Retailer Aizone's Ads Brings to Life the Work of Roy Lichtenstein
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10
Role-Swapped Disney Princesses
Role-Swapped Disney Princesses
This Artist Puts Elsa Underwater and Snow White with the Beast
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9
Pot-Bellied Disney Princes
Pot-Bellied Disney Princes
These Illustrations Depict the Iconic Princes with Realistic Bodies
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8
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
This Secluded Cabin Comes Equipped with Everything You Need to Get Away
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7
Disney Villain Face Swaps
Disney Villain Face Swaps
This Series Portrays Different Characters as Disney Villains
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6
Modern Industrial Grill Restaurants
Modern Industrial Grill Restaurants
Hurricane's Grill is a Steak and Ribs Restaurant in Jakarta
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5
Compact Eco Homes
Compact Eco Homes
This Small House Features a Carbon Footprint of 100 Square-Meters
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4
Geometric Nature Tattoos
Geometric Nature Tattoos
Tattoo Artist Okan Uckun Creates Complex Animals with Fine Lines
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3
Intricate Mandala Tattoos
Intricate Mandala Tattoos
These Complex Patterned Tattoos are Composed of Thousands of Fine Lines
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2
Interactive Litter Bins
Interactive Litter Bins
This London Litter Campaign Uses Fun Games to Recycle Cigarettes and Gum
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1
Cozy Underground Bunkers
Cozy Underground Bunkers
This Nuclear Fallout Survival Shelter Sits 20 Feet Underground
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