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From Disposable Trash Cans to Remote Control Pooch Hoodies

 - Feb 18, 2013
From chilled java makers to disposable trash cans, the top trends of the day range in both design and function.

One hit trend of the day includes ebony engagement rings. Alternative rings have been prominent over the past few months. It seems as though consumers are opting for less conventional looks when popping the big question.

In the world of footwear, designers are taking conventional kicks to the next level. Fire-starting footwear and donut-inspired shoes are just two finds from today that demonstrate an alternative angle in shoe design. The Nike Dunk Wedge for Women shoes are exceptionally chic, and come with a slight heel combined with a flat sneaker look.

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