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What Are the Biggest Style Trends in Design Right Now?

Last week, readers started up a fun visual discussion board feed we hope continues to get some submissions from you guys. The discussion circles around today’s style trends: What are you noticing popping up again and again in the visual presentation of products? Core77-er VanDeBar starts off the conversation, writing:

“I thought it could be interesting to have a general discussion of the current styling trends whatever the design field. I’d love to ear what everyone from diverse fields have to say on the subject. Showing examples would be nice.

Whether you are from transportation, housewares, softgoods or electronics let’s get the ball rolling!”

So far, we’ve seen several interesting insights; some general while others get quite specific. 

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VanDeBar kicks it off with a few different call-outs: one being designer’s current nostalgia for vintage. Be it mason jars, cast-iron pans or throwbacks to design classics like Leica’s M9 rangefinder digital camera, designers are clearly finding inspiration in original sources.  

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He also got further into the details, noting elements like surface textures on electronics as well as strong chamfers that can be seen on objects ranging from micro (a Bluetooth earpiece) to macro (car tail lights and spoilers). 

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Resource alert: user Brian_Donlin also pointed out a great website we had yet to frequent until now called AWOL Trends that delves into this very subject and provides visual insights to trends going on in the design world today. 

But we want to know: what are you seeing as big visual trends designers are keying into today? Do you have any predictions for how styles might evolve over 2017 and beyond? We’re eager to hear, so share your images and comments below!

You can also read the full discussion and contribute to the original discussion board thread here

(top image source: Domonik Raskin


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Ed Gein Style Horror Jacket Is The Most Terrifying Jacket Ever

Behold! This fashion statement might literally change your life.

Handmade by creatives Kayla Arena and Toby Barron, this jacket is made to look as if it were made from human flesh. Known as the as the Ed Gein Serial Killer Jacket, this terrifying fashion piece is guaranteed to turn heads.

More info: Etsy, Wikipedia (h/t: sobadsogood)

In case you aren’t up to speed on your serial killer lore, Ed Gein was the scary man who killed people and then made furniture out of their flesh. His story has gone on to inspire horror films such as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.




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Ed Gein Style Horror Jacket Is The Most Terrifying Jacket Ever

Behold! This fashion statement might literally change your life.

Handmade by creatives Kayla Arena and Toby Barron, this jacket is made to look as if it were made from human flesh. Known as the as the Ed Gein Serial Killer Jacket, this terrifying fashion piece is guaranteed to turn heads.

More info: Etsy, Wikipedia (h/t: sobadsogood)

In case you aren’t up to speed on your serial killer lore, Ed Gein was the scary man who killed people and then made furniture out of their flesh. His story has gone on to inspire horror films such as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.




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Power Up Your Salads, Mario Style

Just in time for Nintendo’s anxiously awaited (and slightly confusing) new Switch presentation, product designer Avichai Tadmor is here to serve us some refreshing OG Mario style. His product, the Ravanello, spins sharp and tangy radishes into cool power-up mushrooms with a few quick twists. 

The tool shaves the radish “stem” much like a pencil, and the tip of the tool neatly notches out those magic mushroom dots. The result is a silly but fun presentation for an often overlooked veggie, perfect for salads, kids’ lunches, or preparing to smash through brick walls like a tiny plumber. 

Much like the Switch the Ravanello won’t ship for a few weeks, but unlike the Switch it’s a cheap level up with little room for awkward surprises.


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Power Up Your Salads, Mario Style

Just in time for Nintendo’s anxiously awaited (and slightly confusing) new Switch presentation, product designer Avichai Tadmor is here to serve us some refreshing OG Mario style. His product, the Ravanello, spins sharp and tangy radishes into cool power-up mushrooms with a few quick twists. 

The tool shaves the radish “stem” much like a pencil, and the tip of the tool neatly notches out those magic mushroom dots. The result is a silly but fun presentation for an often overlooked veggie, perfect for salads, kids’ lunches, or preparing to smash through brick walls like a tiny plumber. 

Much like the Switch the Ravanello won’t ship for a few weeks, but unlike the Switch it’s a cheap level up with little room for awkward surprises.


Core77

Power Up Your Salads, Mario Style

Just in time for Nintendo’s anxiously awaited (and slightly confusing) new Switch presentation, product designer Avichai Tadmor is here to serve us some refreshing OG Mario style. His product, the Ravanello, spins sharp and tangy radishes into cool power-up mushrooms with a few quick twists. 

The tool shaves the radish “stem” much like a pencil, and the tip of the tool neatly notches out those magic mushroom dots. The result is a silly but fun presentation for an often overlooked veggie, perfect for salads, kids’ lunches, or preparing to smash through brick walls like a tiny plumber. 

Much like the Switch the Ravanello won’t ship for a few weeks, but unlike the Switch it’s a cheap level up with little room for awkward surprises.


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Every Morning, This Photographer Captures The Incredible Style Of An 83yo Tailor

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With her project “What Ali Wore”, the young photographer Zoe Spawton decided to document the incredible style of Ali, an 83-year-old tailor who crosses her path every morning in the streets of Berlin. With outfits and clothes chosen with great taste, Ali would make any fashion blogger jealous. A tender and moving series, achieved between 2012 and 2015, which testifies of the privileged relationship between the model and the photographer.

More info: Zoe Spawton, Tumblr (h/t: ufunk)

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Hottest And Most Grooviest Photos From The Past That Will Redefine Your Style Statement

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A pictorial celebration of the coolest kids from the past… From beatniks to bikers, mods to rude boys, hippies to ravers. And everything in between. These are images that will set your soul on fire. Get ready to get a style check.

h/t: vintag.es

A flirtatious Brigitte Bardot in a white swimsuit.
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London, 1904.
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Little hippie girl going dance crazy at Woodstock, 1969.
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Young boys strike a pose for the camera, Jamaica.
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Muhammad Ali with his all of his ‘Ginormous’ winnings, 1974.
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Pretty girl selling flowers on the roadside, Oklahoma, 1973.
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Bathing beauties in vivid Kodachrome, 1944.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger swags it up with his glass of cognac.
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A punk guy rocking a kickass Mohawk, 1970.
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Ann-Margret totally rocking it out on her bike, 1969.
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Morgan Freeman sporting a wicked afro in the ’70s.
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Boys of the future, New York, 1970.
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Two foxxy couples in Harlem, New York, 1970s.
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Hugh Hefner with his new bunnies, 1970s.
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The stylish Greta Garbo.
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Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, and Jane Holzer, circa 1965.
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Candy Cigarette by photographer Sally Man, 1989.
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A stylish couple enjoying the romantic rain in London, 1963.
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The Bowdoin College Tug of War Team, 1891.
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Sean Connery leaves his basement flat in London for a game of golf, 1962.
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A beautiful girl admiring her reflection in a Rolls Royce while men around her get mesmerized, London, 1968.
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Woman in the British Royal Army Corps flaunts her new tattoo, 1940.
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The Beatles arrive in style at the JFK airport, New York, 1964.
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The Saturday Night Live original cast, 1975.
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Jimi Hendrix on Carnaby Street in London, 1967.
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A young and debonair Robin Williams, 1969.
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip at the horse races, 1968.
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A gang of young and vivacious girls, 1930.
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Actress Joan Bradshaw keeps heads turning as she walks down Hollywood Boulevard, 1957.
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A group of handsome Southside Boys, Chicago, 1941.
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A 1970s biker girl cranking up some tunes.
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Rita Hayworth looking hot on her bicycle, 1940s.
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A couple dancing in a 1950s “Be Bop” theater as everyone looks on.
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The amazing Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie, 1963.
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Bruce Willis living the life, 1989.
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A woman experiences heaven in the 1961 Buick “Flamingo” equipped with a rotating front seat.
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Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander party like rockstars, Germany, 1955.
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Two girls walking down the street in Cape Town, 1965.
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Picasso in his studio, 1956.
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A high school girl setting a groovy fashion statement, 1964.
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Presenting Diana Rigg, Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones, 1967.
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Too cool for school, Brooklyn teenagers in the ’80s.
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Pretty roller skating girls humor some boys at an Outdoor Roller Skating Rink, 1970s.
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A scooter girl, 1969.
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Nat King Cole enjoys a smoke while he plays his tunes on a piano.
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Jane Fonda stretches and relaxes in the back of her limo, 1958.
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Ann-Margret poses with a baby leopard, 1960s.
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The University of Texas women’s track team practices, 1964.
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Harrison Ford looking sharp, 1980.
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Pacific Southwest Airlines stewardesses, 1972.
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