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30 Shell-Inspired Creations

— April 17, 2009 — Lifestyle
The shell is a structure both animals and humans use for protection and shelter, so it’s no wonder that we’ve seen so many innovations inspired by shells.

From shell-shaped architecture to privacy cocoons and napping structures, the shell has unlimited design potential. Even the lowly snail, often seen as a garden pest, has inspired a number of products in this cluster.

Implications - To be "under the sea" is a mysterious place with hundreds of different sorts of animal life and sea creatures. This trend supports the idea that the architecture and home decor industries are using sea-inspired designs, so that the consumer can create his or her own world in their house or apartment.
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Snail-Inspired Keyboard
Snail-Inspired Keyboard
Caracol
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Recycled Cars As Mechanical Snails
Recycled Cars As Mechanical Snails
1966 VW Beatle Becomes "The Golden Mean"
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Tortoiseshell Fashion
Tortoiseshell Fashion
From Heirloom to DIY and Everything in Between
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Shell-Inspired Sink
Shell-Inspired Sink
Kohler Stillness European Design
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Umbrellas Inspired By Nature
Umbrellas Inspired By Nature
The Parashell
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Stylish Sea Burial
Stylish Sea Burial
Sea Shell Urn
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Slimy Home Decor
Slimy Home Decor
'Shelf Snails' Are Perfect for Bookworms and Grandmas
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Seashell Offices
Seashell Offices
Spiral-Shaped Office Space Is a Room-Within-A-Room
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Snail-Inspired Motorcycle Covers
Snail-Inspired Motorcycle Covers
The Protect 486 Scooter Shell
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Offbeat Doll Houses
Offbeat Doll Houses
The 'U Ulitki' Snail Hostel
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Sluggish Street Art
Sluggish Street Art
Inner City Snail
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Luxury Snack Foods
Luxury Snack Foods
Snail Caviar from France
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Couture Clamshell Handbags
Couture Clamshell Handbags
Chanel Runway Accessory Packaging Given the Lagerfeld Touch
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Shotgun Shell Chair
Shotgun Shell Chair
Fully Loaded Furniture
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Napshell Power Napping Cacoon
Napshell Power Napping Cacoon
Stop Sleeping Under Your Desk
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Pack What You Need
Pack What You Need
The QuikShell Bag
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Futuristic Space Shell For Privacy
Futuristic Space Shell For Privacy
Eclipse Office Partition System
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilions
Serpentine Gallery Pavilions
2007 Addition is a Snail Shaped Timber Structure
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Egg Shell Art
Egg Shell Art
Fran Grom Up's The Ante
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Shell-Inspired Backpacks
Shell-Inspired Backpacks
Personalized Isaburo City123 Rucksack is Perfect for Commuters
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Clamshell Cars (UPDATE)
Clamshell Cars (UPDATE)
This 200-MPH Killer ‘Hawk' is a Screamer
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Slimy Animal Erotism
Slimy Animal Erotism
The Wild Art Of Barnaby Ward Incorporates Snails and Octopi
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The Urban Shell Shelter for the Homeless
The Urban Shell Shelter for the Homeless
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Shell-Like Purses
Shell-Like Purses
The Miche Bag Features Interchangeable Covers
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Drilled Easter Eggs
Drilled Easter Eggs
Franc Grom Creates Intricate Carvings In Real Egg Shells
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Living in a Shell
Living in a Shell
The Nautilus House
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Shotgun Shell Shot Glasses
Shotgun Shell Shot Glasses
Winchester Shooters
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Recycled Gun Shell Jewelry
Recycled Gun Shell Jewelry
Bullet Buddies
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Shell-Like Home Expansions
Shell-Like Home Expansions
Adam Kalkin's 'Bunny Lane' is a Cottage Inside a House
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Conch Architecture
Conch Architecture
Kotaro Ide's Seashell House Is Nestled in the Forests of Japan
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