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Top 100 Design Ideas in September

From Cooling Solar Umbrellas to Minimalist Wooden Purses

— September 25, 2016 — Art & Design
The top September 2016 design ideas include paintings, furniture pieces and other products that explore a range of concepts across everything from sustainability to social issues and pop culture.

Across these innovative design pieces, there are a number of architectural projects, interior home furnishings and products that are embracing gravity-defying themes with forms that float or otherwise seem to challenge physics in interesting ways. This can also be seen in a series of manipulated landscape photos that appear to be folded in half.

Alongside somewhat serious designs that pay tribute to history and tradition around the world, there are also quirky lighthearted concepts like the Meerkat Fried Chicken Phone Case, which is entirely transparent except for a three-dimensional mock chicken piece that serves as a kickstand for the mobile device.
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Football-Themed Keyboard Covers
Football-Themed Keyboard Covers
These NFL-Themed Type Covers Include All 32 Teams
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99
Abstract Decorative Mirrors
Abstract Decorative Mirrors
These Mirrors Can Be Mixed and Matched for Different Looks
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98
Commemorative Olympic Coins
Commemorative Olympic Coins
These Collector's Coins Honor the Games in Rio and Tokyo
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97
Diverse Olympic Posters
Diverse Olympic Posters
There are 13 Official Posters for the 2016 Rio Olympics
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96
Comprehensively Inclusive Bars
Comprehensively Inclusive Bars
This Craft Beer Bar Brings Foodies, Jocks and Beer Nerds Together
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95
Expandable Safari Tools
Expandable Safari Tools
The 'Rhino Hammer' Set Uses the Animal's Face As The Mallet
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94
Multi-Functional Modular Bags
Multi-Functional Modular Bags
The 'Modibag' Has a Design That is Useful for a Variety of Purposes
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93
Playful Raccoon Portraiture
Playful Raccoon Portraiture
The 'Game On' Series Features Raccoons Playing a Game of Marbles
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92
Versatile Refillable Pens
Versatile Refillable Pens
The 'Ti Arto' Pen Can Accept More Than 200 Different Cartridges
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91
Textured High-Top Sneakers
Textured High-Top Sneakers
These adidas Sneakers Were Designed with the Help of Rick Owens
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90
Digitally Generated Fractal Art
Digitally Generated Fractal Art
Joseph Pollack Writes Code to Create His Artwork
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89
Artist-Engaged Automobiles
Artist-Engaged Automobiles
Piston Head II Explores the Connections Between Iconic Autos and Art
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88
Origami Novel Furniture
Origami Novel Furniture
The BOOKFURNITURE is Designed To Flat-Pack To a Large, Slim Workbook
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87
Punchy Mint Packaging
Punchy Mint Packaging
Trebor's New Packaging Packs a Visual Punch with Ultra-Bright Hues
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86
Gravity Defying Storages
Gravity Defying Storages
The 'Zero Gravity Racks' Turn Unused Ceiling Space as A Depository
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85
Fantastical Urban Photography
Fantastical Urban Photography
Louis Dazy Captures Candid City Moments with Vibrant Shadowy Hues
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84
Fried Chicken Cellphone Cases
Fried Chicken Cellphone Cases
The Meerkat Fried Smartphone Shell Features a 3D Piece of Food
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83
Chromatic Subway Captures
Chromatic Subway Captures
Chris Forsyth Explores Transit Stations in 'The Metro Project' Series
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82
Calorie-Representative Photography
Calorie-Representative Photography
The Food Network Captured What 100 Calories of Food Looks Like
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81
Slouching Ceiling Lights
Slouching Ceiling Lights
These Warped Lamps Illuminate Rooms with Playful, Casual Elegance
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80
Jurassic Gum Packaging Concepts
Jurassic Gum Packaging Concepts
The 'Dino Gum' Concept Looks Like a Dinosaur's Teeth
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79
Photoreal Pet Sketches
Photoreal Pet Sketches
Angie Creates Realistic Drawings Based on People's Lovable Cats and Dogs
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78
Vividly Graphic Office Spaces
Vividly Graphic Office Spaces
This Office Features Cartoon-Like Graphics Throughout the Space
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77
Ocean-Inspired Luxury Cars
Ocean-Inspired Luxury Cars
This Special-Edition Rolls Royce is Inspired by an Italian Island
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76
Era-Blending Portraits
Era-Blending Portraits
The 'Gold Rush' Series Features 19th Century Figures Holding Modern Tech
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75
Puzzle Planter Packaging
Puzzle Planter Packaging
The Green Dream Planting Set Lets Consumers Build Their Own Glass Gardens
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74
Tree Leather Wallets
Tree Leather Wallets
'Treether' Introduces Wallets That are Made from Natural Wood and Leather
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73
Thematic Underwater Office Designs
Thematic Underwater Office Designs
This Office Has Features That Give It an Under the Sea Theme
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72
Sci-Fi Replica Speeder Bikes
Sci-Fi Replica Speeder Bikes
'Vintage Works' Has Created a Replica 'Star Wars' Speeder Bike
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71
Eco-Friendly Solar Sculptures
Eco-Friendly Solar Sculptures
'Solar Electric Sculptures' Bring Beauty and Energy to Communities
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70
Precision Professional Pencils
Precision Professional Pencils
This 2mm Mechanical Pencil Offers More Accuracy Than Ever Before
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69
Anicent Greek Home Decor
Anicent Greek Home Decor
Sophia's 'Eternity Today' Series Intermingles the Modern and Classical
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68
Mod-Inspired Shop Interiors
Mod-Inspired Shop Interiors
These REDvalentino Shop Interiors Embody Modernism and Retro Glamor
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67
Metal Furniture Collections
Metal Furniture Collections
This Furniture Line Was Inspired by Decor from the 1920s
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66
Cartoon-Infused High Art
Cartoon-Infused High Art
Sedki Alimam Recreates the Work of Famous Artists with New Subjects
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65
Science Fiction Fan Posters
Science Fiction Fan Posters
These Stranger Things Posters Show How Viewers Interpreted the Series
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64
Symbolically Circular Tables
Symbolically Circular Tables
The Earth Table Was Designed In Remembrance Of the Twin Towers
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63
Rugged Camera Backpacks
Rugged Camera Backpacks
The Mountainsmith Spectrum Offers Reliable Protection At a Budget Price
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62
Melting Ice Cream Candles
Melting Ice Cream Candles
Kim Kim Lab's Candle Series Features Quirky Characters
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61
Hydrodynamic Gliding Yachts
Hydrodynamic Gliding Yachts
The 'Super Sports SS18' Boat Sits Above The Water For Added Speed
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60
Sophisticated Cycling Rucksacks
Sophisticated Cycling Rucksacks
This Urban Rucksack Fuses Functional Design With Urban Aesthetics
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59
Hybrid Aircraft Drones
Hybrid Aircraft Drones
The Airbus Drone Borrows Its Build from the Engineering of Airplanes
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58
Deconstructed Hanging Lighting
Deconstructed Hanging Lighting
The Shelter Bay Ceiling Fixtures Offer Personalized DIY Design
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57
Miniature Wall-Divided Homes
Miniature Wall-Divided Homes
These Wall Dividers Create the Illusion of Separate Rooms
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56
Swanky Backpack Panniers
Swanky Backpack Panniers
The Wayside Backpack Can Be Attached To Your Bike Rack For Long Rides
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55
Interior Courtyard Homes
Interior Courtyard Homes
The Bercy Chen Studio Modern Family Home Has Layered Structure Layout
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54
Industrial Steampunk Keyboards
Industrial Steampunk Keyboards
The 'Sojourner' Keyboard Looks Like a Set Piece from 'Mad Max'
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53
Small Circular Tattoos
Small Circular Tattoos
These Small Tattoos Beautifully Display Scenes and Portraits
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52
Angular Cabin Facades
Angular Cabin Facades
The Castlecrag House by Greenbox Architecture Embodies Modernism
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51
Corporeal Product Design Systems
Corporeal Product Design Systems
The 'Digital Hand' Uses a Kinect to Create Furniture and Objects
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50
Extravagant Mermaid Crowns
Extravagant Mermaid Crowns
Chelsea Shiels' Accessories are Perfect for Beach Weddings
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49
Hanging Retractable Lamps
Hanging Retractable Lamps
This Modern Lamp is Stylish from All Angles
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48
Battery-Holding Backpacks
Battery-Holding Backpacks
This Charging Backpack Forgoes the Need to Constantly Be Around Outlets
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47
Sealable Bag Storage Systems
Sealable Bag Storage Systems
The Zip n Store Rack is a Compact Way to Organize Food in Ziplocks
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46
Rugged Concrete Homes
Rugged Concrete Homes
The 'Mipubu House' Has a Brutalist and Utilitarian Design
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45
Luxurious Mountainside Ranches
Luxurious Mountainside Ranches
This Ranch Combines Luxury with Natural Elements
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44
Speedy Biomimicry Motorcycles
Speedy Biomimicry Motorcycles
The BMW Typhoon Takes Design Inspiration from a Peregrine Falcon
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43
Marvellous Postmodern Playhouses
Marvellous Postmodern Playhouses
This Elaborate Cubby House Harbors Big Imaginations
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42
Motocross Bike Hybrids
Motocross Bike Hybrids
The Tempus Electric Bike Provides An Electric Racer Functionality
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41
Shapeshifting Screwdriver Tools
Shapeshifting Screwdriver Tools
This Screwdriver Concept Changes Shape to Fit the Size of Screws
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40
Slatted Home Facades
Slatted Home Facades
A Wooden Wall Protects the Privacy of This Portuguese Home
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39
Cooling Solar Umbrellas
Cooling Solar Umbrellas
The 'Kafya' Parasol Uses The Sun's Rays To Charge Devices and Power a GPS
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38
Meal Kit Mini Fridges
Meal Kit Mini Fridges
FreshRealm's Vessel Helps Prevent Waste from Meal Kit Deliveries
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37
Minimalist Wooden Purses
Minimalist Wooden Purses
Cabinetmaker Vincent Louchard Makes One-of-a-Kind Handbags
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36
3D Soundwave Jewelry
3D Soundwave Jewelry
These 3D-Printed Ring Jewelry Pieces are Generated by Voice
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35
Social Public Restrooms
Social Public Restrooms
Rohan Chavan's 'The Light Box Restroom for Women' is a Safe Space
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34
Adaptable Table Couches
Adaptable Table Couches
The Dartmouth Sofa Convertible & Table Features a Hidden Stand Inside It
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Satirical Surreal Illustrations
Satirical Surreal Illustrations
Takeo Doman Combines Vibrant Color with Black and White Elements
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Vodka-Holding Displays
Vodka-Holding Displays
These Absolut Vodka Buckets Offer a Vibrant Bar Display
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31
Bird-Filled Gothic Photography
Bird-Filled Gothic Photography
Laura Makabresku Captures Women with Birds for a Moody Series
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Minimalist Standing Desks
Minimalist Standing Desks
The NextDesk Terra 2S Offers Integrated Storage and Easy Adjustability
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Artist-Inspired String Chairs
Artist-Inspired String Chairs
This Two-Seater is Based on Leonardo da Vinci Sketches
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Washing Bag Luggage
Washing Bag Luggage
The Away Carry-On Luggage Provides Removable Compartments For Laundry
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Simulated Rainforest Hotels
Simulated Rainforest Hotels
Rosemont Hotel and Residences Will Offer Artificial Forests to Explore
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Gold-Dipped Business Cards
Gold-Dipped Business Cards
'Lyon and Lyon' Handcrafted These Luxurious Professional Cards
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Hypnotizing Art Installations
Hypnotizing Art Installations
The Shimmering 'Liquid Shard' Installation Mesmerizes Visitors
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Modern Wooden Home Exteriors
Modern Wooden Home Exteriors
This Modern Home is in the Middle of a Wine Region in Australia
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Artistic Maze Lofts
Artistic Maze Lofts
This Quirky Loft Apartment Features Secret Nooks and Long Tunnels
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Cube-Shaped Bookcases
Cube-Shaped Bookcases
This Bookcase Was Inspired by a Well-Known Puzzle
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Multi-Brand Menswear Editorials
Multi-Brand Menswear Editorials
oki-ni's Fall/Winter Editorial Features a Variety of Cozy Styles
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Multi-Functional Solo Tents
Multi-Functional Solo Tents
The Crua Hybrid Tent Combines Three Outdoor Essentials into One
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19
Abandoned Railway Photography
Abandoned Railway Photography
Brian Captures the Once Beautiful Orient Express Train in Belgium
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Gullwing SUV Concepts
Gullwing SUV Concepts
The Chery FV2030 Concept Car's Unique Door Design Sets It Apart
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17
Computerized Woodworking Tools
Computerized Woodworking Tools
The Shaper Origin is a Computer-Guided Cutting Tool
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Compactly Versatile Multi-Tools
Compactly Versatile Multi-Tools
The MSTR Key Multi-Tool Offers 20 Different Tools In One Package
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Lifelike Chain Sculptures
Lifelike Chain Sculptures
Young Deok Seo's Stunning Artwork Speaks to the Human Condition
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Floating Modern Homes
Floating Modern Homes
This Contemporary Home Was Designed for Lovers of Boating
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Vertical Indoor Gardens
Vertical Indoor Gardens
This European Home Uses Bamboo to Bring a Sense of Forestry To the Abode
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12
Folded Landscape Photography
Folded Landscape Photography
These Manipulated Landscapes Look Like Windows Into Another World
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11
Fan-Powered Hover Vehicles
Fan-Powered Hover Vehicles
'The Beast' Concept Floats Above the Ground to Achieve Higher Speeds
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10
Affordable Compact Kitchens
Affordable Compact Kitchens
IKEA's Sunnersta Mini-Kitchen is a Kitchen Set for Cramped Spaces
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9
Technology-Upcycling Projects
Technology-Upcycling Projects
This Company Released New Designs for Its Annual Recycling Project
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8
Reliable Duffle Backpacks
Reliable Duffle Backpacks
NOBULL's 'Traditional Duffle' Provides Modern Luggage Without Gimmicks
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Longterm Cocoon Tents
Longterm Cocoon Tents
The Autonomous Tent Cocoon Offers a Liveable Mobile Space for the Wilderness
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6
Abstract Tattoo Designs
Abstract Tattoo Designs
These Psychedelic Tattoos Mix Images Together to Create One Cohesive Piece
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5
Worldly Headdress Photography
Worldly Headdress Photography
The 'Etno' Series Shows Each Woman Adorned in a Beautiful Headdress
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4
Flexible Hair Care
Flexible Hair Care
This Travel Hair Brush Bends Over Backwards to Fit Conveniently Into Your Bag
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3
Transportable Encampment Trailers
Transportable Encampment Trailers
The Journey Basecamp Caravan Provides a Compact Luxe Family Tent
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2
Wearable Feline Headpieces
Wearable Feline Headpieces
Artist Housetu Sato Makes Photo-Realistic Fantasy Cat Heads
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Sensual Tattoo Designs
Sensual Tattoo Designs
'Silly Jane' Creates Tattoos That Celebrate Human Sexuality
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