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Top 100 Unique Trends in 2013

The Year's Most Bizarre and Peculiar Innovations

— January 3, 2014 — Unique
There have been plenty of unique trends in 2013, so to keep your finger on the pulse of what's here to stay and what's coming up, Trend Hunter's Unique Trend Report offers over 160 pages and hundreds of examples to help you stay ahead of your competitors.

In 2013, there were no shortage of unique ideas to inspire, shock and excite. Trend Hunter saw hundreds published to the site ranging from stubbly women's stockings to lion dog costumes and 3D-printed pumps. While tights that make it look like you have extremely yeti-like, hairy legs may not be in the mainstream yet, they are telling of what more niche groups are being drawn to (even if it is just for novelty).
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Activity
Freshness
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Customized Photo Wallets
Customized Photo Wallets
The ThinFolio is an Ultra Thin Wallet That Displays Your Best Memories
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96
Intimate Stranger Portraits
Intimate Stranger Portraits
Photographer Richard Renaldi Forces Strangers to Become Close
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95
Elaborate Film-Inspired Tattoos
Elaborate Film-Inspired Tattoos
This Full-Body Avatar Tattoo Will Make Fans Blue with Envy
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94
Eccentric Nose Accessories
Eccentric Nose Accessories
This Piece of Nose Jewelry by ASOS Channels Couture Facial Accessories
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93
Roguishly Dark Body Art
Roguishly Dark Body Art
These Mischievous Paint Jobs are Twisted and Fun
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92
Lion Dog Costumes
Lion Dog Costumes
Confuse Your Friends and Neighbours With this Hilarious Costume for Your Canine
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91
Full-Body Infographic Tattoos
Full-Body Infographic Tattoos
This Meta Art Project Details Tattoo Stats With Tattooed Charts
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90
Outlandish Dual-Purpose Objects
Outlandish Dual-Purpose Objects
Patrick Strattner’s Prototype Gadgets are Strangely Useful
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89
Bisected Man Stunts
Bisected Man Stunts
The 'Split Man' Prank by Andy Gross Terrifies Unsuspecting Spectators
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88
Odd Feline Sushi Pairings
Odd Feline Sushi Pairings
Sushi Cats Will Provide Joy to Any Cat Lover
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87
Sci-Fi Feline Tights
Sci-Fi Feline Tights
These Laser Cat Leggings are Severely Bizarre and Strange
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86
Hybrid Scooter Cycles
Hybrid Scooter Cycles
The Pibal Bicycle Makes the Best of Inconsistent Traffic Conditions
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85
Goofy Grinning Pet Toys
Goofy Grinning Pet Toys
The Ancol Dog Lips Plush Will Induce Some Serious Tail Wagging
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84
Drawer Dining Sets
Drawer Dining Sets
The Alno Pull-Out Dining Set is Compact for Small Spaces
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83
Whimsical Orb Lighting
Whimsical Orb Lighting
The Clear Light by Siyu Huang and Jiahui Song is Powered by Saline Water
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82
Heartbreak Emergency Kits
Heartbreak Emergency Kits
Love Hurts by Melanie Chernock Provides Comfort and Giggles
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81
City-Beautifying Cigarettes
City-Beautifying Cigarettes
‘Cigg Seeds’ Makes Discarded Cigarette Butts Desirable
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80
Lusciously Painted Pouts
Lusciously Painted Pouts
This Fruity Lip Art Produces Delicious and Imaginative Looks
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79
Stubbly Womens Stockings
Stubbly Womens Stockings
These Hairy Stockings are Meant to Ward Off Unwanted Advances
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78
Sleek Reimagined E-Bikes
Sleek Reimagined E-Bikes
The eCycle Electric Bike Has a Frame Reworked for its Hi-Tech Operation
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77
Creepy Conceptual Sculptures (UPDATE)
Creepy Conceptual Sculptures (UPDATE)
Artist Adel Abdessemed Provokes Thoughts Through His Work
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76
Transforming Cubic Furnishings
Transforming Cubic Furnishings
The 270Degree Opens Up into a Chair, a Desk and a Table
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75
Stimulating Smart Watches
Stimulating Smart Watches
The Hi-Tech Nokia Lumia Watch is Even Handier Than Your Handset
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74
Decadent Pocket Tools
Decadent Pocket Tools
The Parachute Holds 10 Socially Useful Tools in One
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73
Optical Illusion Lip Art
Optical Illusion Lip Art
Sandra Holmbom Creates a Very Eerie Lip Makeup Art Piece
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72
Morphing Pink Foam Fashion
Morphing Pink Foam Fashion
This Memory Foam Fashion by Nadine Goepfert Changes Form Over Time
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71
Bipolar Portable Mugs
Bipolar Portable Mugs
The 'It's Up to You' Coffee Cup Stores Cold and Hot Contents at Once
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70
Bogus Romance Photography
Bogus Romance Photography
Keisuke Jinushi Transforms His Hand into a Fake Girlfriend Prop
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69
Recycled Skateboard Guitars
Recycled Skateboard Guitars
Ezequiel Galasso Creates New Guitars from Old Skateboard Decks
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68
Humanized Anthropomorphic Photography
Humanized Anthropomorphic Photography
Photographer Miguel Vallinas Creates Odd Animal Pieces
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67
Recycled Bike Chain Bowls
Recycled Bike Chain Bowls
This Eco-Design is Perfect for Holding Your Keys and Accessories
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66
Jungle Gym Recliners
Jungle Gym Recliners
The Abooba Chair Lets Parents Sit Comfortably While Playing with Their Kids
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65
Cutting-Edge Transforming Subcompacts
Cutting-Edge Transforming Subcompacts
The MONO EV Evolves Automatically to Meet Street Conditions
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64
Futuristic Amphibious Autos
Futuristic Amphibious Autos
The Urban Pod is Evolved For Modern Metropolitan Transportation
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63
Beer-Inspired Bicycles
Beer-Inspired Bicycles
The Growler City Bike by Joey Ruiter is Made for Michigan 'West-ees'
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62
Musical Instrument Furniture
Musical Instrument Furniture
The Piano Bookshelf Lends the Home a Melodic Vintage Vibe
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61
Digital Age Dinner Makers
Digital Age Dinner Makers
The F3D Food Printer Instantly Prepares Meals to Improve Eating Habits
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60
Thermo-Branding Business Cards
Thermo-Branding Business Cards
Uniquely Promote Yourself with These Heat Sensitive Business Cards
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59
Surreal Sci-Fi Photography
Surreal Sci-Fi Photography
Justin Benzel's 'The Fifth Dimension' is Both Vintage and Otherworldly
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58
Enormous All-Encompassing Couches
Enormous All-Encompassing Couches
Luna by Claesson Koivisto Rune Makes a Comfy Room Inside a Room
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57
Sleeping Bag Sofas
Sleeping Bag Sofas
The Camp Daybed Unzips to Offer a Comfy Place to Snuggle Outdoors-Style
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56
Overtly Compact Key Carriers
Overtly Compact Key Carriers
The KeyFlip Keeps Essential Keys Compact and Easily At-Hand
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55
Contemporary Emotive Photographs
Contemporary Emotive Photographs
These Surreal Images Will Make You Search for the Deeper Meaning
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54
Candle Wax-Like Leggings
Candle Wax-Like Leggings
The URB Clothing Melting Tights are Made for Grunge Styles
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53
Newborn Bath Time Accessories
Newborn Bath Time Accessories
The Baby Shower Cap Keeps Soap and Shampoo Out of Your Kid's Eyes
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52
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Multifunctional Hully Can Be Mirrored and Flipped for Work Private Nook
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51
Submerged Hand Coffee Cups
Submerged Hand Coffee Cups
These Halloween Mugs Will Spook Unsuspecting Guests
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50
Haunting Occultation Photography
Haunting Occultation Photography
‘GillyFace Photos’ Turns the Impossible into Reality
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49
Deceptive Anthropomorphic Photos
Deceptive Anthropomorphic Photos
These Humorous Photos Look Like Human or Animal Faces
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48
Window-Brightening Devices
Window-Brightening Devices
The Rail Robot and Plan't Clean and Decorate Your View to the Outdoors
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47
Strung-Up Libraries
Strung-Up Libraries
The Bloom Bookcase Arranges Reading Materials Along Red Threads
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46
Frame-Integrated Bike Locks
Frame-Integrated Bike Locks
The 'Lock. Bicycle' Needs No Add-On Security Accessories
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45
Humorously Devious Luggage Decals
Humorously Devious Luggage Decals
The Cheeky Bag Tag Stickers Won't Pass Airport Security
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44
Deceptive Self Defense Pens
Deceptive Self Defense Pens
The Schrade Brand Has Created Writing Devices That Do More Than Write
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43
Cuff-Style Smart Watches
Cuff-Style Smart Watches
Esben Oxholm's iWatch Concept Anticipates an Inevitably Streamlined Look
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42
Charger-Integrated Cell Protectors
Charger-Integrated Cell Protectors
The PowerLoop iPhone Case Keeps Your USB Connector Attached
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41
Paper-Thin Pen Drives
Paper-Thin Pen Drives
DataSTICKIES Replace USB Sticks as Inexpensive and Compact Alternatives
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40
Cat Counterpart Captures
Cat Counterpart Captures
The Cats as Game of Thrones Characters is a Hilarious Comparison
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39
Caged Animal Jewelry
Caged Animal Jewelry
Fur is Alive by Cecilia Valentine Literally Involves Precious Pets
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38
Amazingly Disguised Cakes
Amazingly Disguised Cakes
Louise Caola Bakes Cakes That Look Like Other Foods
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37
Finger Trap-Inspired Sneakers
Finger Trap-Inspired Sneakers
These Bright Nike Running Shoes Emulate a Chinese Finger Trap
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36
Identical Twin Aging Comparisons
Identical Twin Aging Comparisons
Facial Changes Caused by Smoking Studies Identical Twins
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35
Manly Multi-Tool Jewelry
Manly Multi-Tool Jewelry
The Titanium Utility Ring Perfects Outfits in a Practical Way
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34
Masculine Gift Baskets
Masculine Gift Baskets
A Man Crate Put Everything a Guy Would Want into One Awesome Present
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33
Secret Agent Accessories
Secret Agent Accessories
The Credit Card Lockpick Set Can Be Discretely Stored in Your Wallet
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32
Futuristic Planet Couture Editorials
Futuristic Planet Couture Editorials
'The Third Planet from the Sun' is Out of This World
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31
Suspended Spherical Hotels
Suspended Spherical Hotels
The Spherical Tree House Hotel is Suspended 15 Feet in the Air
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30
Pedalling Handlebar Bikes
Pedalling Handlebar Bikes
The 4 Strike Bike Lets You Use All Limbs for High-Powered Propulsion
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29
Triple-Threat Exercise Bikes
Triple-Threat Exercise Bikes
The 3TO1 Sports Device Has the Training Capacity of Three Machines
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28
Surreal Fantasy Photography
Surreal Fantasy Photography
Ian Komac Photographs an Unexplained World
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27
Transforming Hybrid Furniture
Transforming Hybrid Furniture
The Convertible Compact Desk Creates More Space Homes & Offices
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26
Father-Inspired Minimalist Tattoos
Father-Inspired Minimalist Tattoos
Designer Kirk Wallace’s Crop Circle Tattoo Pays Tribute t
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25
Fashion Food Trucks
Fashion Food Trucks
Henry Holland Transformed an Ice Cream Van to a Pop-Up Store
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24
Morbid Mischief Ads
Morbid Mischief Ads
This Campaign for Danone Densia Features Skeletal Wayward Youth
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23
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Eco-Mobius Has Interchangeable Parts to Make Your Ideal Mobile
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22
Literal Cat Eye Makeup
Literal Cat Eye Makeup
The Halloween Cat Eye Look by Tal Peleg is Purfect for the Upcoming Holiday
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21
Handyman Handset Protectors
Handyman Handset Protectors
The Heavy-Duty DeWalt iPhone 5 Case Doubles as a Tape Measure
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20
3D-Printed Pumps
3D-Printed Pumps
The Instant Shoe Concept Proposes Perfectly Tailored Footwear
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19
Self-Assembling Automobiles
Self-Assembling Automobiles
Audi Has Come Up with the Futuristic Concept for a 3D-Printed Car
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18
Chic Mobile Boutiques
Chic Mobile Boutiques
The Caravan Shop is a Boutique on Wheels
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17
Handmade Illuminated Signs
Handmade Illuminated Signs
These 'Oh, Hello Friend' DIY Marquee Lights Will Prepare You for Fame
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16
Futuristic Furling Tablets
Futuristic Furling Tablets
The Future of Mobile Technology Imagines an Infinitely Adaptable Device
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15
Cartoon-Inspired Engagement Rings
Cartoon-Inspired Engagement Rings
The Adventure Time Engagement Ring Takes the Form of Jake
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14
Suspended Snug Siestas
Suspended Snug Siestas
The Suspended Bed Adds a Touch of Classy Aestheticism While Saving Space
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13
Functional Outdoor Billboards
Functional Outdoor Billboards
The IBM Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities Campaign Leads by Example
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12
Extraordinary Electric Bicycles
Extraordinary Electric Bicycles
The nCycle E-Bike Integrates a Lock and a Holographic Display
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11
Incredible Perfect Moment Photography
Incredible Perfect Moment Photography
These Amazing Images Were Taken at Just the Right Second
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10
Sleeping Bag Rucksacks
Sleeping Bag Rucksacks
Vincent Chan's Backpack Designs Consolidate Your Camping Equipment
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9
Container-Made Eco Abodes
Container-Made Eco Abodes
Ecopods are Environmentally Friendly Houses that Come in a Box
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8
Window Pane Plugs
Window Pane Plugs
The Window Socket Harnesses Energy from Sunlight for an Eco Electrical Source
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7
Ingredient-Examining Blades
Ingredient-Examining Blades
The Smart Knife Analyzes and Calculates the Freshness of Your Food
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6
Ballpoint Pen Printers
Ballpoint Pen Printers
The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
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5
Extreme Commitment Facial Tattoos
Extreme Commitment Facial Tattoos
Leysa Has Taken the Web by Storm with Her Unusual Face Tattoo
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4
Eco-Friendly Metallic Furniture
Eco-Friendly Metallic Furniture
Can City by Studio Swine Involves Scrap Cans and a Mobile Foundry
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3
Depressing Disney Princess Photography
Depressing Disney Princess Photography
This Series Showcase the Sad Lives of Adult Princesses
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2
Adult Fold-Up Bunk Beds
Adult Fold-Up Bunk Beds
The 'Foldaway Adult Bunk Bed' Will Improve Comfort for Campers
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1
Gruesome Halloween Decor
Gruesome Halloween Decor
Neighbors were Spooked by This Scary Halloween Prank
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