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65 Upside-Down Concepts

From Odd Inverted Tannebaums to Hyperreal Hanging Chickens

— May 13, 2012 — Art & Design
The proliferation of upside-down concepts has turned traditional designs on their head, literally. Small confections and large architectural structures have been inverted to suit the needs of a new consumer niche. These consumers are often in search of the extraordinary, or rather the product that will leave a lasting impression.

These odd inverted tannenbaums and hyperreal hanging chickens certainly do leave memorable impressions. The reversal of regular spacial coordinates is tantalizing here, leading viewers and investors to question what they are looking at. This lingering aspect is essential for marketing experts who wish to captivate the attention of large audiences, and it consequently makes sense that several visionaries have attempted the style. On top of the sales value, these products also hold considerable artistic merit, requiring the execution of detailed productions.
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Upside-Down Ziggurats
Upside-Down Ziggurats
The City of Westminster College is Huge, Airy and Eco-Friendly
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Monkey Vs. Man Portraits
Monkey Vs. Man Portraits
These Troels Carlsen Drawings Pit Primate Against Human
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Shell-Shocked Lighting
Shell-Shocked Lighting
The Pagode Lamp by Jean Couvreur Flips Upside Down
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Upside-Down Lighting
Upside-Down Lighting
Benjamin Parton's Rose Lamp Boasts Victorian Home Details
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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Bottles
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Bottles
The Replenish Reusable Bottle System Has the Environment in Mind
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Cordless Mood Lighting
Cordless Mood Lighting
Simone Spalvieri & Valentina del Ciotto's Green Man is Eco-Friendly
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Abstract Perspective Artwork
Abstract Perspective Artwork
Alex Da Corte's Portfolio Includes Inspiration from 'Scream'
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Multifunctional Festive Ornaments
Multifunctional Festive Ornaments
Celebrate Two Holidays in One with the Christmas Tree Dreidel
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Seat-Sliding Stools
Seat-Sliding Stools
The Poh Liang Hock 'Hold Chair' Makes Cleaning Under the Table Easy
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Bottle Cap Crockery
Bottle Cap Crockery
Bloom by Enrico Azzimonti Changes the Shape of Cooking
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Inverted Stubble Sites
Inverted Stubble Sites
Beards from Below Spotlights the Awesomeness of the Under Whiskers
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Topsy-Turvy Homes
Topsy-Turvy Homes
'Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With' is on Display at Mass Moca
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Head-Turning Hospital Ads
Head-Turning Hospital Ads
Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sao Paulo Ads Will Turn You Upside Down
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Swirly Curly Seats
Swirly Curly Seats
The Toboggan Bench by Kino Guerin is Great On or Off the Snow
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Suffocating Floral Art
Suffocating Floral Art
Frederik Heyman Gets Innovative for this Intriguing Art Installation
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Upside-Down Task Lamps
Upside-Down Task Lamps
Angled by Louis Rensch is Inspired by George Carwardine Iconic Design
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Hyperreal Hanging Chickens
Hyperreal Hanging Chickens
Ron Mueck Shocks With His Still Life Display
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Luxurious Light-Up Limbs
Luxurious Light-Up Limbs
Voila's Handelier Lights Come in Handy When Lighting Your Home
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Flexible Trash Collectors
Flexible Trash Collectors
The Flex Bin is Designed to Expand and Contract With Your Waste
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$500 Upside Down Christmas Tree Sold Out
$500 Upside Down Christmas Tree Sold Out
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Upside-Down Floral Art
Upside-Down Floral Art
Sophie Dalla Rosa Knits Intricate Boquet Designs
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Screaming Sound Systems
Screaming Sound Systems
The Soundmasters Speakers is Full of Raw Emotion
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Upsidedown Surfing
Upsidedown Surfing
Dulip Kokuhannadige
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Shopping Bag Chandeliers
Shopping Bag Chandeliers
The Eco-Conscious Reused Plastic Bag Light
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Odd Inverted Tannenbaums
Odd Inverted Tannenbaums
The CMI Upside Down Christmas Tree Turns the Holiday on its Head
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Topsu Turvy: Hanging Garden from Felknor Ventures
Topsu Turvy: Hanging Garden from Felknor Ventures
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Tea Bag Lamps
Tea Bag Lamps
The Pendant Teelicht is the Perfect Way to Light Up Your Tea Time
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Topsy-Turvy Photoshoots
Topsy-Turvy Photoshoots
Stephen Morris Headstand Photography Shows Life Upside Down
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Upcycled Stump Seats
Upcycled Stump Seats
This Upside Down Chair by Floris Wubben and Bauke Fokkema Will Grow on You
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Upside Down Bottle Caps
Upside Down Bottle Caps
Jaeseok Han's Legcap Keeps Drinks Fresh
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Upside-Down Lamps
Upside-Down Lamps
Anna Van Der Lei Creates Breathtaking Illuminated Structures
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Upside Down Skyscrapers
Upside Down Skyscrapers
The Earthscraper Will be Mexico City's Largest Subterranean Structure
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Hanging Hero Memes
Hanging Hero Memes
The Batmanning Meme Takes Planking to New Heights
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Heat-Changing Cups
Heat-Changing Cups
The Monday Mug Will Turn That Frown Upside Down
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Fake Bodies as Street Art
Fake Bodies as Street Art
Mark Jenkins Embed Series
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Sparkling Live Performances
Sparkling Live Performances
Dancer Pours Champagne from a Chandelier (UPDATE)
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Clustered Flashlight Chandeliers
Clustered Flashlight Chandeliers
Paula Sevilla's 'Home Camping' Light Fixture is Flashy
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Inverted Mustache Clocks
Inverted Mustache Clocks
The Neverend UPSO Clock Keeps You 'Stached Around the Clock
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Upside Down Campaigns
Upside Down Campaigns
The Marithe + Francois Girbaud SS10 Collection Defies Gravity
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Bottoms Up Transit
Bottoms Up Transit
Electric Inverted Monorail Could Come to a City Near You
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Gravity Defying Kitchenwares
Gravity Defying Kitchenwares
Gravitate Towards the Zero Gravity Magnetic Spice Rack
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Gravity-Defying Editorials
Gravity-Defying Editorials
'Geometry of Mind' for Pastaiga Magazine is Stellar
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Upside-Down Architecture
Upside-Down Architecture
6 Buildings on Their Heads
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Water Spill Camouflage Fashion
Water Spill Camouflage Fashion
Agua vaª T-Shirt
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Illusionists Stunts
Illusionists Stunts
David Blaine's 'Dive Of Death' Over Central Park
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Wizardly Chocolate Treats
Wizardly Chocolate Treats
These Cauldron Cakes Hold a Creamy and Magical Center
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Upside Down Photography
Upside Down Photography
Abelardo Morell's Camera Obscura Pictures
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Upside Down Architecture
Upside Down Architecture
This Stunning City of Westminster College Campus Turns Design on Its Head
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Upside-Down Advertisements
Upside-Down Advertisements
The Upside Down Gap Store in Vancouver is a Marketing Win
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Upside Down Abodes
Upside Down Abodes
Fovea Architects 'Crooked House ' is a Top-Heavy Design
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Flower Ceiling Installations
Flower Ceiling Installations
The 2000 Suspended Dandelions Project Features Amazing Artistry
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Suspended Bookshelves
Suspended Bookshelves
Adrien De Melo's Upside Down Library
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Upside Down Retail Displays
Upside Down Retail Displays
The Sprize Loyalty Program at the Gap Turns Shopping on Its Head
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Denim-Legged Shirts
Denim-Legged Shirts
The i-D Summer 2011 Issue Features Behati Prinsloo With Quirky "Overalls"
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Upside Down Wine Glasses
Upside Down Wine Glasses
The Ming Oil & Vinegar Set
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Quirky Beer Gear
Quirky Beer Gear
The Hopside Down Glass Uses an Upside-Down Bottle
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Upside-Down Gardening
Upside-Down Gardening
Protect Plants from Unwanted Pests and Animals by Turning Them on Their Head
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Intoxicated Photography
Intoxicated Photography
Marcel Wanders' Sexy Happy Hour
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Drug Bottle Chandeliers
Drug Bottle Chandeliers
Illuminated Medicine Capsule Containers Radiates with a Healthy Glow
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Upside-Down Architecture
Upside-Down Architecture
'The World Stands on its Head' House
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Blood-Rushed Portraits
Blood-Rushed Portraits
Mark Miller Captures the Faces of Suspended People
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2-for-1 Tattoos
2-for-1 Tattoos
This Ambigrammatic Tattoo Says 'Art & Science' & 'Philosophy' All At Once
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Upside Down Bikinis
Upside Down Bikinis
Aya Hirano's Fashion Blunder Boosts Career
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Poetic Hourglass Infusers
Poetic Hourglass Infusers
The Tea-Time Brewer Marks its Progress Transparently
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Upside Down Houses
Upside Down Houses
Avant Garde Architecture for the World's Most Daring and Eccentric
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