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Top 100 Design Ideas in October

From Stacked Geometric Purses to Hybrid Office Apartments

— October 29, 2016 — Art & Design
The top October 2016 design ideas exercise creative problem solving and explore forms that offer connections to the natural world.

When it comes to housing design, a number of designers, architects and homeowners around the world are coming up with a variety of ways to approach the high cost of rent, unavailable land space and material shortages with everything from crochet-covered dwellings to converted school bus homes and floating student dorms.

As more consumers look to the natural world for peace and inspiration, natural elements like sand, water and foliage are being integrated into home decor pieces. Examples of this include the interactive Starry Sea table, the bioluminescent LUME lighting system and the Sisyphus coffee table, which includes moving sand.
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Artfully Infrared Landscapes
Artfully Infrared Landscapes
These Surreal Images from GMUNK Play with a Viewer's Expectations
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99
Tracking Solar Panels
Tracking Solar Panels
The Edisun Microgrids Move With the Sun To More Efficiently Store Power
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98
Expansive Abstract Carpets
Expansive Abstract Carpets
The 'Visioni' Geometric Rugs by Patricia Urquiola are Modern and Chic
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97
Theatrical Baking Packaging
Theatrical Baking Packaging
Tough Slate Design's Spice Packaging Mimics Traditional Playbills
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96
Crochet Fiber Homes
Crochet Fiber Homes
This House Located in Finland Has an Exterior Lining Made of Pink Knitting
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95
Somber Office Spaces
Somber Office Spaces
The FoxP2 Office Was Designed to Show Off a Heritage Building
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94
Designer Desktop PCs
Designer Desktop PCs
The HP Pavilion Wave is a New Desktop PC that's Meant to be Displayed
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93
Vibrant Pop Art Apartments
Vibrant Pop Art Apartments
'Apartment MGA' Fuses Sleek Aesthetics with Vibrant Art Picks
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92
Climate Change Memorials
Climate Change Memorials
The 'Climate Chronograph' Installation Will Be Built in Washington DC
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91
Giant-Infused Landscapes
Giant-Infused Landscapes
Julia Borzucka's Illustrated Photos Intermingle Cartoons with Reality
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90
Gilded Feminine Bicycles
Gilded Feminine Bicycles
The Brooks England x Tokyobike Honors the Company's 150th Anniversary
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89
Two-in-One Snack Vessels
Two-in-One Snack Vessels
The 'Chalice' Snack Cup Keeps Drinks and Edibles in One Spot
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88
Swinging Subway Seats
Swinging Subway Seats
The BART Subway System Adds a Swing in The Middle of a Train Car
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87
Botanical Paper Sculptures
Botanical Paper Sculptures
These Intricate Sculptures Were Inspired by Botanical Illustrations
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86
Muscle-Toning Speakers
Muscle-Toning Speakers
The 'W weight' is an External Speaker that Doubles as a Gym Weight
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85
Luxurious Traditional Tea Sets
Luxurious Traditional Tea Sets
'Kusa' is a Silver Japanese Tea Set Designed for Georg Jensen
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84
Versatile Ladder Designs
Versatile Ladder Designs
Louisville Ladder's 'Cross Step Ladder' Combines Two Ladder Designs
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83
Family-Accommodating Hotel Rooms
Family-Accommodating Hotel Rooms
The Edition Hotels Miami Beach Hotel Received a Modern Upgrade
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82
Trailer Compound Hotels
Trailer Compound Hotels
This Hotel Was Made from What Was Once a Rooftop Car Park
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81
Wooden Flower Farms
Wooden Flower Farms
The Archihood WXY Dandelion Herbal Facility Offers a Natural Timber Structure
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80
Subway Ride Illustrations
Subway Ride Illustrations
The Instagram Page 'Subway Doodles' Makes Transport Look More Creative
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79
Sectional Beverage Brewers
Sectional Beverage Brewers
The 'Reverence' Tea Brewer Brews Tea and Keeps Water Hot
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78
Transportable Side Tables
Transportable Side Tables
These Portable Tables by Roee Magdassi Include Handles for Carrying
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77
Veneer-Treated Surfboards
Veneer-Treated Surfboards
The Hermanns Surfboards are Crafted from Lightweight Paulownia Wood
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76
Belt-Driven Bikes
Belt-Driven Bikes
The Trek Zora Concept Bicycle Boasts a Futuristic Make With Disk Brakes
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75
Arboreal Lighting Sculptures
Arboreal Lighting Sculptures
Se Yoon Park's 'Light, Darkness, and the Tree' Uses Digital Crafting
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74
Hand-Embroidered Shoes
Hand-Embroidered Shoes
These Embroidered Sneakers are Stitched with Sophisticated Florals
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73
Novel Napkin Holders
Novel Napkin Holders
This Napkin Dispenser Binds Serviettes Together Into a Neat Paperback Stack
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72
Grinning Smile Sculptures
Grinning Smile Sculptures
'The Smile' By Alison Brooks Architects Lets Viewers Walk Inside
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71
Underwater Water Bottles
Underwater Water Bottles
The 'Scubar' Water Holder Enables Scuba Divers to Stay Hydrated
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70
Connected Communication Lamps
Connected Communication Lamps
'A Play of Dependencies' Is an Light System That Links Coworkers
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69
Glowing Halo Lamps
Glowing Halo Lamps
The Nun Table Light Turns on To Reveal an Ethereal Ring of Light
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68
Reinforced Wooden Wallets
Reinforced Wooden Wallets
The Wogenfels Card Holder Wallets are Crafted from Wood and Carbon
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67
Giant Marble Decorations
Giant Marble Decorations
These Large-Size Marbles Were Designed to Act as Home Decor
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66
Literal Spine Posture Trackers
Literal Spine Posture Trackers
The 'Dullahan' Device Indicates Bad Posture Through LEDs
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65
Stunning Science Fiction Murals
Stunning Science Fiction Murals
Alexis Diaz's Detailed Artwork Depicts Bright Otherworldly Beings
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64
Laser-Etched Lightbulbs
Laser-Etched Lightbulbs
The URI LED Lamps Are Constructed From Interlocking Flat Pieces
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63
Collaborative Wellness Workspaces
Collaborative Wellness Workspaces
This Shared Workspace is Situated Inside of a Yoga Collective
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62
Communal Canine Leashes
Communal Canine Leashes
The 'We Leash' Provides a Handle for Both Owner and Their Dog
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61
Chic Conical Canine Beds
Chic Conical Canine Beds
The Howlpot Howly Pet Bed for Dogs is Contemporary and Comfortable
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60
Whimsical Industrial Residences
Whimsical Industrial Residences
Apartment BP Boasts a Creative and Open Concept Interior
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59
Iridescent Pop Furniture
Iridescent Pop Furniture
The Joogii Moveables Feature Prismatic Colors Inspired By Daft Punk
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58
Digital Manufacturing Devices
Digital Manufacturing Devices
'Cupix' are Like Real-World Pixels that Can Form Groups and More
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57
Mobile Grill Kits
Mobile Grill Kits
The TemboTusk Skottle Provides a Luxe Camping Barbecue Burner System
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56
Ergonomic Tilting Stool Chairs
Ergonomic Tilting Stool Chairs
The Rolo Rocking Stool Provides Comfortable Support for Sitters
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55
Experimental Hybrid Cutlery
Experimental Hybrid Cutlery
Steinbeisser's Playful Forks and Spoons To Alter the Eating Experience
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54
Customizable Configuration Shelves
Customizable Configuration Shelves
The Pythagoras Shelf Offers an Endless Array of Set Up Options
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53
Mobile Jet Nightclubs
Mobile Jet Nightclubs
The Big Imagination Foundation Jumbo Jet Is an Interactive Art Experience
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52
Roll-Up Water Bag Bottles
Roll-Up Water Bag Bottles
The Solar Waterbag Rolls and Unrolls to Enable Water Warming in the Sun
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51
Contemporary Cat Perches
Contemporary Cat Perches
This Cat Shelf Bed from CosyAndDozy Keeps Cats Comfy and Out of the Way
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50
Record-Breaking Indoor Waterfalls
Record-Breaking Indoor Waterfalls
The 'Rain Vortex' in Changi Airport Will Fall Over Nine Storeys
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49
Customizable Connected Night Lights
Customizable Connected Night Lights
The 'ZOOCORO' Kids Night Light Comes in a Variety of Styles
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48
Backpack Outdoor Barbecues
Backpack Outdoor Barbecues
The 'Xplor BBQ' Can be Carried or Strapped to a Backpack
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47
Versatile Smartphone Holders
Versatile Smartphone Holders
The 'KlipAL' Can be Used in the Car, as a Kickstand and More
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46
Floating Student Housing
Floating Student Housing
Urban Rigger's Affordable Dorms are Afloat in Copenhagen's Harbor
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45
Levitational Smartphone Chargers
Levitational Smartphone Chargers
The Gryker 'Air Charge' Enables iPhones to Float Whilst Charging
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44
Sophisticated 3D-Printing Pens
Sophisticated 3D-Printing Pens
The 3Doodler Pro is Targeted Towards Professional Design Use
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43
Mosaic LEGO Artwork
Mosaic LEGO Artwork
David Hughes' Colorful Pop Art Pieces are Often Impressively Detailed
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42
Space-Saving Train Seats
Space-Saving Train Seats
PriestmanGoode's Seat Design Can Increase Capacity by 30 Percent
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41
Urban Atmospheric Paintings
Urban Atmospheric Paintings
Lindsey Kustusch Captures US Cities in an Expressive and Realistic Way
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40
Retro Hotel Redesigns
Retro Hotel Redesigns
The Oddsson Hotel in Reykjavik Puts a Contemporary Spin on Historic Style
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39
Shifting Ergonomic Knives
Shifting Ergonomic Knives
The Fiskars Hand Knife Concept Adapts for Different Activities
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38
Stacked Geometric Purses
Stacked Geometric Purses
The Classic Bao Bao Bag Has Been Reinterpreted in a New Collection
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37
Floating Luxury Residences
Floating Luxury Residences
The 'Sting Ray' Water Homes Provide a Levitating Sting Ray Shape
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36
Dual-Purpose Headphone Speakers
Dual-Purpose Headphone Speakers
'Audiowear' Operates Dually as External Speakers and Headphones
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35
Minimalist Steel Fire Pits
Minimalist Steel Fire Pits
This Fire Pit Was Designed to Create a Unique Backyard Fire Experience
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34
Storytelling Seasoning Packaging
Storytelling Seasoning Packaging
The 'BooM' Salt and Sugar Packaging Creates a Narrative
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33
Cylindrical Log Cabins
Cylindrical Log Cabins
Jan Henrik Jansen's 'Birkedal' is a Holiday Home in Denmark
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32
Folding E-Bicycle Designs
Folding E-Bicycle Designs
The Gi FlyBike Spins the Benefits of Power Assistance and Portability
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31
Eccentric Surrealist Photography
Eccentric Surrealist Photography
This Photography Series Takes Mundane Objects and Transforms Them
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30
Futuristic Naval Pavilions
Futuristic Naval Pavilions
'KAPKAR.SF-P7S' is a Temporary Space for Stichting Fabrikaat Architects
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29
Inflatable Nightclubs
Inflatable Nightclubs
This Blow-Up Building Was Made for the Federation of Swiss Architects' Party
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28
Staircase Seating Solutions
Staircase Seating Solutions
The Stephen Kenn x Victorinox Stepladder Chair is Multipurpose
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Eco-Island Villages
Eco-Island Villages
The Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a Simulated Islet Providing Tropical Homes
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26
Slim Luxury Frame Wallets
Slim Luxury Frame Wallets
The Solloshi 'Series 38' Card Case Wallet is an Upscale Design
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25
Imbricated Brick Houses
Imbricated Brick Houses
Tadeo House is a Red Brick Residence in Chiapas, Mexico
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24
Portable Food Pouches
Portable Food Pouches
Excelsior Created a Line of On-The-Go Pouches for Portable Meals
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23
Cave-Inspired Dog Beds
Cave-Inspired Dog Beds
The Precious Trails Cave Pet Bed Envelops Dogs to Keep them Calm
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22
Kinetic Sand Tables
Kinetic Sand Tables
Bruce Shapiro's Sisyphus Moveable Changes Design Using Rolling Metal Balls
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Specialized Fruit Arsenals
Specialized Fruit Arsenals
This Set of Avocado Tools Enables You to Prepare in Any and Every Way
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20
Stark Luxury Homes
Stark Luxury Homes
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos' 'Casa Entre La Pinada' Embodies Minimalism
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19
Industrial Burger Delivery Boxes
Industrial Burger Delivery Boxes
The Delivery Boxes for A-100 Burgers Feature an Unexpected Design
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18
Post Office Bakeries
Post Office Bakeries
The Margot Craft Bakery in London is in a Converted Post Office Location
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17
User-Friendly Programming Kits
User-Friendly Programming Kits
This 'Starter Kit' Offers an Introduction to Raspberry Pi
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Humorous 3D Artwork
Humorous 3D Artwork
HuskMitNavn's Clever Creations are Made by Carefully Folding Paper
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15
Duvet-Covered Couches
Duvet-Covered Couches
The Inchworm Shezlong Uses a Duvet as Its Cushions
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14
Hybrid Office Apartments
Hybrid Office Apartments
The Brandburg Home & Studio by Modelina Architecture is Efficient
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13
Toy Canine Carry-On
Toy Canine Carry-On
This Cute Kids' Luggage Serves a Second Function as a Plaything
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12
Library Bedroom Hybrids
Library Bedroom Hybrids
This Isolated Guest House Functions as a Cozy Getaway
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11
Doorless Apartment Designs
Doorless Apartment Designs
The One Apartment Design Project Takes Open-Concept to the Next Level
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10
Modern Modular TVs
Modern Modular TVs
This Deconstructible Screen Guarantees a Longer Life for the Electronic Device
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9
Famed Prefab Houses
Famed Prefab Houses
'Revolution Precrafted' Offers Prefab Houses Designed by Big-Name Architects
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8
Autonomous Motorcycle Designs
Autonomous Motorcycle Designs
The BMW Motorrad Concept Z Can Drive without Driver Intervention
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7
Bioluminescence Night Lights
Bioluminescence Night Lights
The 'LUME' Lighting Solution Provides Natural Illumination
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6
Modular Customization Bookshelves
Modular Customization Bookshelves
The Köllen Bookshelf Furniture Can be Shifted to Suit Needs
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5
Bioluminescent Light Installations
Bioluminescent Light Installations
'Light Pollination' is on Display at the London Design Festival
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4
Small Space Couch Designs
Small Space Couch Designs
The 'Addax' Sofa Design by Matthew Pope is Made for Small Living Units
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3
High-End Prefab Homes
High-End Prefab Homes
The Diago Home by J Mayer H Enhances Home Architecture Design Expectations
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2
Interactive Nature-Themed Tables
Interactive Nature-Themed Tables
The 'Starry Sea' Table Was Inspired by the Caribbean Sea
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1
Soundproof Insulating Wall Stickers
Soundproof Insulating Wall Stickers
These 3D Self-Adhesive Wall Stickers Add Visual Decor Appeal
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