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35 Zigzagging Zeitgeists

From Jagged Fashion to Angular Architecture

— November 7, 2009 — Art & Design
For those who are looking to come full circle, and don't ever want to be a square, zigzagging zeitgeists are more than a fad. They're a symbol of these off-kilter and unexplored times.

Zigzagging zeitgeists are everything from multi-striped fashion statements to abnormal abodes. They show that crooked, slanted and sideways are often more in line with nature than orderly, normal and neat.

Implications - Moving along the straight and narrow is not how corporations are sustained in contemporary society. This mentality is now emerging in the physical nature of products as well, and suggests that design should emulate this modern mentality of slightly twisted concepts. Companies looking to innovate their commodities should incorporate a more distorted perception to catch consumer's attention.
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Zig-Zag Shoelaces
Zig-Zag Shoelaces
Chomper Print Laces Give Kicks an Update
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Swizzle Stick Lighting For Your Walls
Swizzle Stick Lighting For Your Walls
Zig and Zag
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Slanted Vases
Slanted Vases
Intentionally Tilt Your Tulips
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Psycho Bunny Striped Tie
Psycho Bunny Striped Tie
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31
Billiard-Inspired Fruit Bowls
Billiard-Inspired Fruit Bowls
Triangle Dinnerware Lets You Play With Your Food
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30
Side-Hanging Alarm Clocks
Side-Hanging Alarm Clocks
Emily Allows Users to Comfortably View Time from Bed
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29
Tilted Photography
Tilted Photography
Romain Laurent Photographs People Posing at Extremely Slants
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28
Angled Abodes
Angled Abodes
The PL House Stays Standing Despite Dangerous Incline
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Angled Frontal Zippers
Angled Frontal Zippers
Slanted Jean Zippers for Men
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26
Zigzag High-Tops
Zigzag High-Tops
Missoni Partners with Converse for Edgy 2010 Kicks
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25
Mongolian Angletecture
Mongolian Angletecture
US Firm Takes A New Slant On Home Design
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24
Striped Skin
Striped Skin
Kyriakos Envisions Humans Without Facial Features
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23
Tiger Stripe Sneakers
Tiger Stripe Sneakers
Alfie's Cup Court Low Tops are Wild for Summer 2009
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22
Zipper Stripe Sneakers
Zipper Stripe Sneakers
Adidas Nizza Hi Zip Adds a Pop of Neon Color and Texture
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21
Triangular Architecture
Triangular Architecture
Branislav Kropilak Captures Geometic Shapes in Latest Photography
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20
Free-Range Furniture
Free-Range Furniture
ZiG Bamboo Bookcase
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19
Bent Plywood Tables
Bent Plywood Tables
The Sleek Slanted Newton Table by Karl Andersson
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18
Crooked Bookcases
Crooked Bookcases
Lisa Sandall Creates a Slanted and Stylish Storage Unit
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17
Geometric Modern Furniture
Geometric Modern Furniture
The Geo Side Table by West Elm is a Mathematician's Dream
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16
Floating Archaeological Architecture
Floating Archaeological Architecture
The Sky Disk Artifact Gives the Nebra Ark Its Inspiration
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15
Vaudeville Photo Shoots
Vaudeville Photo Shoots
Eva Orszagh's 'Last Days of Decadence' is a Blast to the Past
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14
Mistake-Made Homes
Mistake-Made Homes
Supersudaka Creates the Kiltro House of Slants and Sacrifices
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13
Crooked Playhouses
Crooked Playhouses
Whimsical Play Homes You Can Customize With Paint & Porches
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12
Seaside Angletecture
Seaside Angletecture
Unique, Revitalized Waterfront Café Design Lures Diners
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11
Book Stack Architecture
Book Stack Architecture
Zaha Hadid Creates Offset Design for Edifici Campus in Barcelona
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10
Academic Architecture
Academic Architecture
The Marvelous New Cooper Union Building in New York City
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9
Playground-Inspired Architecture
Playground-Inspired Architecture
Salzburg's Lanserhofwiese is Colorfully Playful
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8
Multi-Functional Treehouses
Multi-Functional Treehouses
Wooden Structure Dances Between Furniture and Architecture
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7
Slanted Hillside Homes
Slanted Hillside Homes
The Mobius 'Edge House' Puts a New Slant on Architecture
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6
Modern Ziggurat Architecture
Modern Ziggurat Architecture
Tiago Viegas' Crea Building Challenge Channels Ancient Cultures
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5
Dessert Purses
Dessert Purses
Neiman Marcus Zebra-Striped Handbag Cake Looks Too Good to Eat
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4
Angular Austrian Architecture
Angular Austrian Architecture
The YUG House by X Architekten is an Especially Agreeable Abode
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3
Kaleidoscopic Papercraft Jewelry
Kaleidoscopic Papercraft Jewelry
Sarah Louise Kelly's 'Saloukee' Bangles Are Hypnotic
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2
3D Triangle Architecture
3D Triangle Architecture
DIY Reykjavik Pavilion by Shift Architects Questions Iceland's Futu
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1
Horizontal Hair Stripes
Horizontal Hair Stripes
Contrasting Hair Colors
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