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21 Spiked Innovations

Tread Carefully Around These Prickly Finds

— October 29, 2009 — Art & Design
Spiked innovations are more ornamental than functional. Unless that function is to warn others to stay away less they might be impaled, these thorny things work quite well. It must be our masochistic tendencies that lead us to continually adorn everything from shoes to lights with pointy, poking, spikes. However, everyone needs to express their wild and dangerous side and what better way than with these spiked innovations?

Implications - Consumers are no longer looking for subtle styles. Designs that feature dark aesthetics and push the limits on what is considered feminine are appealing to female shoppers who want to stand out. Companies could focus on this desire for statement making in order to grow its audience.
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Sea Urchin-Inspired Seating
Sea Urchin-Inspired Seating
The Spiny $14,800 Meltdown Chair by Tom Price
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Spiky Sculptural Lighting
Spiky Sculptural Lighting
James Clar's ‘Spike Light' Looks Like a Giant Weapon
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Spike Lights
Spike Lights
Cool, Blue Lighting By Designer, Tom Kirk
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Spiky Seats
Spiky Seats
The Funky Blast Chair Offers a Multi-Leg Sitting Experience
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Barbed Wire Fashion
Barbed Wire Fashion
American Gulag's Rubber Anti-War Jewelry
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Thorny Jewelry
Thorny Jewelry
Dominic Jones Plays With a Luxurious Punk Look
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Giant Shoulder Thorns
Giant Shoulder Thorns
Mexican Designer ‘Teamo' Makes Pointed Fashion Statement
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Spikey Stilettos
Spikey Stilettos
Dolce & Gabbana's Tribute To The 80's
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Spiked Pacifiers
Spiked Pacifiers
Trevor Brown's 'Baby Art' is Quite Frightening
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Hazardous Headbands
Hazardous Headbands
Jennifer Behr's Spiked & Studded Hair Accessories
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Thorn-Front Stilettos
Thorn-Front Stilettos
Tia Spike Heels From Pour la Victoire Makes a Fierce Footwear Statement
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Spiked Bolero Jackets
Spiked Bolero Jackets
Fritz Helder is Fierce for Carl W. Heindl
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Thorny Dish Racks
Thorny Dish Racks
Hedgehog Dish Drainer
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Painful Enlightenment
Painful Enlightenment
The Kavadi Walk Uses Truth Spears, Requires Impeccable Balance
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Spikey Supercars
Spikey Supercars
BMW Lovos Concept is Sharp in Both Image and Texture
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Spiked Cloche Hats
Spiked Cloche Hats
Avant-Garde Headwear in Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva's 'Dusty Butterflies'
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Lethal Leg Lengtheners
Lethal Leg Lengtheners
Sinisterly Spiked Heels Stomp Down the Runways for Spring 2010
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Nail-Studded Jack o' Lanterns
Nail-Studded Jack o' Lanterns
Extreme Pumpkins (UPDATE)
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Punk-Rock Award Fashion
Punk-Rock Award Fashion
A Sharp Kristen Stewart in Rock & Republic Spike Dress
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Spiked Corsets
Spiked Corsets
Agent Provocateur's 'Soiree' Line is Dangerously Extreme
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Extreme Torture Shoes
Extreme Torture Shoes
From 4-Legged Boots to Porcupine-Spiked Heels
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