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Stony Bathtime Trinkets

Gray Concrete Rubber Ducks Lightheartedly Nullify the Objects' Functions

— October 13, 2012 — Art & Design
The purpose and appeal of your typical rubber duckie is the fact that it floats. Now consider the Gray Concrete Rubber Ducks. Certainly these cannot boast the same ability.

But this does not matter since most of the child-friendly aspects of the odd little objects have been stripped away, except for the adorable form. They cannot be squeezed, they don't make those delightful squeaky noises and they don't flaunt those animated doe eyes and brightly colored beaks.

However, in these images from the 100% Design convention, you'll see that bold coats of paint have been applied to some of the Gray Concrete Rubber Ducks, alluding to the cheerful character of the originals. For an industrialized dose of nostalgia, these marvelous monolithic figures would make lovely iconic decorations in any adult's home.
Trend Themes
1. Concrete Decor - The trend of incorporating concrete decor in design eliminates traditional functionality for aesthetic purposes.
2. Minimalistic Bath Toys - The trend of stripping away unnecessary features from bath toys creates a simplistic and modern aesthetic.
3. Nostalgic Home Decor - The trend of using nostalgic objects as iconic decorations in adult homes adds a touch of sentimental value and whimsy.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - The home decor industry can adopt the trend of incorporating concrete decor to create unique and modern design pieces.
2. Kids' Toys - The kids' toys industry can explore the trend of minimalistic bath toys to appeal to parents who prefer a clean and modern aesthetic for their children's toys.
3. Interior Design - The interior design industry can embrace the trend of nostalgic home decor to create personalized and whimsical spaces for clients.
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