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Top 100 Art & Design Trends in October

From Abstract A-Frame Cabins to Reusable Tissue Boxes

— October 16, 2021 — Art & Design
Eco-conscious concepts, bold architecture, and post-pandemic innovations dominated the October 2021 art and design trends. AI-enabled tiny homes, electric SUVs, shapeshifting motorcycles, and luxury homeware collections were all released this month.

A standout theme within this collection comes from the recurrence of eco-friendly architectural designs. GAS Architectures' opened its bamboo-based eco-tourism cabins, dubbed the 'Cocoon Villas,' in Mexico's San Luis Potosi region. Elsewhere, the 'Nestron Cube Two XD' tiny home was launched -- an AI-enabled, minimally designed living space.

In addition, innovative vehicle designs were front and center within this collection. Nintendo unveiled the design concept for its 'Switch Bike,' a future-forward transportation innovation that allows 'Switch' users to play while they ride. Meanwhile, an AI-powered, shapeshifting motorcycle concept called the 'e_töff' was showcased by designer Thomas Heyder.
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Heavy-Duty Insulated Shopper Bags
Heavy-Duty Insulated Shopper Bags
The VENO Insulated Grocery Bag Keeps Foods Cold or Hot
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Frighteningly Fruity Halloween Decor
Frighteningly Fruity Halloween Decor
The Target Jack-O'-Lantern Fruit Collection is Spookily Chic
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Overhanging Rock-Supported Houses
Overhanging Rock-Supported Houses
The Fig House Hangs Overtop a Pile of Natural Stones
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97
Dual-Compartment Air Fryers
Dual-Compartment Air Fryers
The Ninja DZ401 Foodi DualZone Air Fryer Has Six Cooking Modes
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96
Advanced Sensor Nightstands
Advanced Sensor Nightstands
Sveeve is a Smart Nightstand That Measures Noise & Air Quality
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95
Teahouse-Inspired Remote Retreats
Teahouse-Inspired Remote Retreats
SPAN Architects Designed a the Astor Residence on Coastal Maine
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Customizable Climber Training Systems
Customizable Climber Training Systems
The 'Set-board' Grip Training System is Sustainably Made
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93
Restored 19th-Century Townhouses
Restored 19th-Century Townhouses
Meirav Galan Revamped a Crumbling Townhouse into a Family Oasis
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92
UV-Repellent Bicycle Umbrella Covers
UV-Repellent Bicycle Umbrella Covers
RainRider's Soft-Top Cover Attaches to E-Bikes and Road Bikes
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91
Minimalist Kids Silhouette Necklaces
Minimalist Kids Silhouette Necklaces
Meirako's Kids Silhouette Necklace is a Sweet Keepsake
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90
Inflatable Emergency Stretchers
Inflatable Emergency Stretchers
This Inflatable Stretcher by You-Hsin Wu Ensures Safer Rescues
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89
Reusable Ceramic Coffee Filters
Reusable Ceramic Coffee Filters
The Aritayaki Coffee Set Was Inspired by Ancient Japanese Tech
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88
Hospital-Converted Penthouses
Hospital-Converted Penthouses
Sky House is a Bali-Inspired Unit in a Former Miami Hospital
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On-the-Go Bamboo Utensils
On-the-Go Bamboo Utensils
Bambu’s eat/drink tool kit is lightweight and durable
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Minimalist Modular Bathrooms
Minimalist Modular Bathrooms
Falper's New Bathroom Collection Boasts Functionality and Simplicity
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Simplified Soap Dispensers
Simplified Soap Dispensers
Eddi is a Natural, Recycling-Friendly Hand Soap Refill System
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Intuitive Modular Kitchens
Intuitive Modular Kitchens
The Libera Outdoor Kitchen is Compact yet Completely Functional
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Chair-Equipped Beach Backpacks
Chair-Equipped Beach Backpacks
The 'Sunboard' Offers a Comfortable Place to Sit and More
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82
Compact Coffee Machines
Compact Coffee Machines
The nutribullet Brew Choice Pod + Carafe is a Versatile Appliance
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Luxurious Modernist Ecological Villas
Luxurious Modernist Ecological Villas
Can Cocotero Villa is Located in an Ecological Community
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Abstract Geometric Wallpaper Patterns
Abstract Geometric Wallpaper Patterns
Alex Proba and Wallpaper Projects Unveiled Five Designs
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Three-in-One Coffeemakers
Three-in-One Coffeemakers
Mr. Coffee Frappe, Iced and Hot Has a Built-In Blender
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DIY Bluetooth Speakers
DIY Bluetooth Speakers
The R3 DIY Bluetooth Radio Allows Users to Build Their Own Speakers
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Art-Inspired Homeware Collections
Art-Inspired Homeware Collections
Hermès Unveiled New Furniture and Décor During Milan Design Week
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Automotive Design-Inspired Coffee Grinders
Automotive Design-Inspired Coffee Grinders
The Niche Zero Coffee Grinder is Elegant and Powerful
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Modular Movable Holiday Homes
Modular Movable Holiday Homes
The Time Holiday Mobile Pod Reconnects Travelers to Nature
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Collapsible Vacuum Cleaners
Collapsible Vacuum Cleaners
The Conceptual H5 Vacuum Cleaner by Yipeng Zhu is Space-Saving
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Adjustable Ergonomic Office Chairs
Adjustable Ergonomic Office Chairs
The 'NEWTRAL' Professional Ergonomic Chair is Office-Ready
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Chic See-Through Coffee Makers
Chic See-Through Coffee Makers
The Conceptual 'COSIE' Siphon Coffee Maker is Experiential
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Hanging Art-Like TVs
Hanging Art-Like TVs
The Conceptual 'Pendant' TV Hangs on the Wall Like Artwork
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Stress-Reducing Bubble Wrap Dispensers
Stress-Reducing Bubble Wrap Dispensers
Poppit Stress Sheets Help to Alleviate Anxiety at Anytime
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Upcycled Food Waste Tableware
Upcycled Food Waste Tableware
Studio Barbara Gollackner's Homeware Items are Made from Waste
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Contemporary Wooden Dining Chairs
Contemporary Wooden Dining Chairs
Blu Dot Celebrates the Beauty of Wood with Its Port Dining Chair
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Sustainable Cooking Utensils
Sustainable Cooking Utensils
Redecker’s Olive Wood Cooking Utensils are Beautiful
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Memorable Dining Experiences
Memorable Dining Experiences
Le Pavilion Blends Landscape Architecture with Culinary Excellence
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Movement-Based Mixed-Reality Installations
Movement-Based Mixed-Reality Installations
Medusa by Sou Fujimoto is a Dynamic Virtual Structure
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Last-Mile Urbanite Scooters
Last-Mile Urbanite Scooters
The 'Smacircle' Electric Kick Scooter by Rice Mak is Feature-Rich
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Lantern-Powered Campsite Cookers
Lantern-Powered Campsite Cookers
The WAMP Camping Cooking Pot is Made from Duralumin
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Folding Origami-Inspired Illuminators
Folding Origami-Inspired Illuminators
The 'Ory' Lamp by Il-Seop Yoon is Completely Portable
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Design-Conscious Health Sensors
Design-Conscious Health Sensors
The Conceptual Transcutaneous Oxygen Sensor is Visually Attractive
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Immersive Rainforest Installations
Immersive Rainforest Installations
Cactus Unveiled Its Sensorial Design for the Brazilian Pavilion
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Seed-Shaped Hotel Cabins
Seed-Shaped Hotel Cabins
'The Seeds' Cabin Pods are Designed for the Tree Wow Hotel
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Hydration-Packed Triathalon Bikes
Hydration-Packed Triathalon Bikes
The SCOTT Sports Plasma 6 Has Adjustable Parts and More
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Decentralized Cultural Apps
Decentralized Cultural Apps
'Hidden' Showcased Emerging Vintage Art, Style, and Culture
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Healthy Diet-Encouraging Refrigerators
Healthy Diet-Encouraging Refrigerators
The Conceptual 'Fresh Fridge' Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle
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Invitingly Organized Minimalist Desks
Invitingly Organized Minimalist Desks
The 'Blis' Office Desk by Rodrigo Torres is Neatly Laid Out
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Intricate Sculptural Candles
Intricate Sculptural Candles
nlumec Candles Take on Artful New Forms as They Melt
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Gamer-Focused Furniture Collections
Gamer-Focused Furniture Collections
Ikea Partners with ROG to Democratize the Gaming Experience
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Unconventional Housing Developments
Unconventional Housing Developments
Mask Architects Redefine Living in New Project Development
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Chain Reaction Toys
Chain Reaction Toys
motionKit Helps Kids Build Their Own Chain Reaction Machines
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Stress-Reducing Hugging Chairs
Stress-Reducing Hugging Chairs
The OTO Chair is Designed to Relieve Stress for People With Autism
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Wearable Handlebar Bike Bags
Wearable Handlebar Bike Bags
The Urban Ex Handlebar Bag 2.0 Keeps Items Secure During Rides
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Video Game-Like Spacesuit Concepts
Video Game-Like Spacesuit Concepts
The Exo Suit Concept by Riyahd Cassiem is Next-Generation
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Abstract A-Frame Cabins
Abstract A-Frame Cabins
The Pisqal Boasts a Contemporary A-Frame Design on a Cubic Structure
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Multi-Use Handheld Sealers
Multi-Use Handheld Sealers
The Multi-Use Handheld Vacuum Sealer Boasts a Marinate Mode
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Unconventional Bakery Designs
Unconventional Bakery Designs
The Aera Cafe in Berlin Invites Customers into a Monochrome Space
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Indoor Smokeless Cooking Grills
Indoor Smokeless Cooking Grills
The Barbechef Smart Cook System Uses Infrared Technology
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Adaptable Senior Mobility Aids
Adaptable Senior Mobility Aids
The 'WUSA' Personal Electric Mobility Solution is Supportive
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Suspended Display Plant Shops
Suspended Display Plant Shops
The REN Flagship Plant Store Elevates Greenery to the Optimal Spot
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Detachable Multi-Monitor Laptops
Detachable Multi-Monitor Laptops
The Compal Airttach Laptop Concept Works in a Variety of Ways
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Custom-Designed Modular Kitchens
Custom-Designed Modular Kitchens
Doimo Cucine's All-ArounD Line Responds to Each Client's Needs
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Two-in-One Home Decor
Two-in-One Home Decor
The 'FLUP' Multifunctional Furniture Piece is Both a Chair and Rug
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Kid-Friendly Modular Furniture
Kid-Friendly Modular Furniture
The Loop Modular Furniture System is Endlessly Reconfigurable
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Educational AR Textbook Projectors
Educational AR Textbook Projectors
The Conceptual 'Moon' Projector by Soomin Son is for Students
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Color-Detecting Sewing Machines
Color-Detecting Sewing Machines
The 'Sewing Chameleon' by Minsong Cho Prints Any Color Thead
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Cartoonish Table Designs
Cartoonish Table Designs
Straight Line Designs Creates Imaginative Tables with Humor at their Core
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Reusable Tissue Boxes
Reusable Tissue Boxes
LastObject's Expanded its Portfolio with the Launch of the LastTissue Box
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Customizable Cannabis Accessories
Customizable Cannabis Accessories
Forti Goods Offers a Cannabis Organization System
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Discreetly Designed Household Items
Discreetly Designed Household Items
The Hidden Collection is a Series of Three Household Objects
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Versatile Fitness-Focuses Furniture
Versatile Fitness-Focuses Furniture
The TechnoGym Bench is an All-Inclusive Weight Training Bench
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Tubular Anti-Drone Weaponry
Tubular Anti-Drone Weaponry
The 'SkyArcher' Handheld Drone Inhibitor Protects Against Intrusions
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Lifestyle-Conscious Water Bottles
Lifestyle-Conscious Water Bottles
The Blond Ltd. x Joseph Joseph 'Loop' Water Bottle is Functional
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Carbonating Water Bottles
Carbonating Water Bottles
The Bottle+ Creates Sparkling Water at the Simple Touch of a Button
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Film Roll-Inspired Printers
Film Roll-Inspired Printers
The Conceptual 'Kodak Memory' Grayscale Printer is Nostalgic
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Child-Resistant Pre-Roll Tins
Child-Resistant Pre-Roll Tins
Happy Valley Features Products That are 100% Child-Resistant
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Gaming Console-Inspired Electric Bikes
Gaming Console-Inspired Electric Bikes
The Nintendo Switch Bike by HTH Han is Futuristic
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Supercar-Inspired Speedboats
Supercar-Inspired Speedboats
The 'Future-E' Concept Boat by CentrostileDesign is Efficient
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Fashionably Functional Cookware
Fashionably Functional Cookware
Sailing Range Cookware Offers Even Heat with a Nonstick Surface
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Laidback Digital Travel Cameras
Laidback Digital Travel Cameras
The Conceptual 'FLANEUR' Digital Camera Stores Just 37 Photos
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Sculpturally Pronounced Motorcycles
Sculpturally Pronounced Motorcycles
Dotto Creations' Biancaneve Vehicle Boasts Elegance
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Climbing Grip-Equipped Stools
Climbing Grip-Equipped Stools
The '12 Steps' Stool by HaYoung Yoo Encourages Movement
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Discrete Multi-Functional Cabinets
Discrete Multi-Functional Cabinets
Forti Goods’ Geraldine Cabinet is Stylish and Useful
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Art-Inspired NFT Clothing
Art-Inspired NFT Clothing
Glendfiddich Partners With Stephanie Fung on Digital-Only Fashion Line
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Biodegradable Filter Air Purifiers
Biodegradable Filter Air Purifiers
The 'Olus' Air Purifier Puts a Focus on a Biophilic Design
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Modular Home Designs
Modular Home Designs
BJ Segal Redefines Architecture by Rejecting Bespoke Designs
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Electric Biodiesel-Powered SUVs
Electric Biodiesel-Powered SUVs
The Fering Pioneer Electric SUV Offers 3,780-Miles of Range
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Experimental Virtual Luxury Shops
Experimental Virtual Luxury Shops
The Gucci Vault is an Experimental Online Store
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Family-Oriented Mobile Dwellings
Family-Oriented Mobile Dwellings
Norske Mikrohus's New Tiny Home Can Endure Extreme Weather
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Futuristic Desert City Concepts
Futuristic Desert City Concepts
Bjarke Ingels Designs the Telosa City for Western United States
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Evolving Childhood Furniture
Evolving Childhood Furniture
The Asymetry Co-Sleeping Cradle Supports Kids Through the Years
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Self-Contained Portable Meal Heaters
Self-Contained Portable Meal Heaters
The Conceptual Samsung Cuisine Prepares Fare Anywhere
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Minimalist Food Storage Systems
Minimalist Food Storage Systems
The Conceptual 'ODNY.BOX' Keeps Any Kind of Food Fresh
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Cubic Off-Road Adventure Vans
Cubic Off-Road Adventure Vans
The Conceptual Mercedes-Benz G-Van by Samir Sadikhov is Capable
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Multipurpose Furniture Consoles
Multipurpose Furniture Consoles
The 'O Side Table' is Compact, Functional and Fashionable
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Biodegradable Mycelium Grills
Biodegradable Mycelium Grills
The MYC is a Sustainable Disposable Grill Made from Edible Material
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Conic Bamboo Eco-Tourism Cabins
Conic Bamboo Eco-Tourism Cabins
The Cocoon Villas Tourist Destination is Located in Mexico
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Shapeshifting Motorcycle Concepts
Shapeshifting Motorcycle Concepts
The 'e_töff' Electric Motorcycle Concept Changes to Suit Needs
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Minimalist Multifunctional Home Decor
Minimalist Multifunctional Home Decor
The Muji Compact Life Collection Was at Milan Fashion Week
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AI-Enabled Tiny Homes
AI-Enabled Tiny Homes
The Nestron Cube Two XD Comes in Two Models
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Elegant Off-Grid Camper Trailers
Elegant Off-Grid Camper Trailers
The Bruder EXP-8 All-Season Camping Trailer Supports Escapism
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