Some people just have a knack for design – from interiors to digital work.
Of course, a lot of education and practice goes into good design as well.
Take a look at these 60 photos to see just how good design can get.
1. Going with the theme
This beautiful place to grab a drink is built into a giant copper brewing kettle.
Talk about repurposing with a purpose!
2. Everything old is new again
But this one retains all the best parts of the original – the exposed brick, the super-high ceilings…
And the decor somehow manages to be cozy and yet maintain the enormity of the space.
3. Kick it
No germs to worry about AND you don’t have to worry about dropping something if you have your hands full.
4. A good book
What might normally be kind of cheesy is artfully done in this case.
Functional AND creative!
5. The convenience we seek
How many times have you tried to eat street food on the go only to have it end up, quite literally, on the street?
6. The whole world in his hands
Unless you have a fear of bridges, you might not often think about the fact that you’re being held up by concrete.
But there’s no getting around the fact when you look at this bridge.
7. Clever as ever
These padlock-shaped bike locks are fun and functional – and, hopefully, they remind people to lock up their bikes!
8. There when you need it
This wall rack with infinite possibilities allows you to hang a few things, a whole bunch of things, or completely store it away while still having it look attractive.
We’re dying to replace our clunky coat rack with one.
9. Warning signs
And the message is an important one – every time you buy fakes you’re sending money to less-than-savory people who use that money to conduct more illegal and shady business.
10. Feelin’ squirrely
So if you’re going to have to live with them, you might as well give them a cute place of their own in order to keep them away from things like birdfeeders.
This was built from scratch as a DIY project, otherwise we would have ordered one right away!
11. Little things can make a big difference
There are elegant solutions to all sorts of problems – even ones that aren’t so glam.
12. Stairway to heaven
It might be a little awkwardly placed in the room, but it’s visually delightful.
13. The little details
We love that it doesn’t stand out too much – it’s just a little surprise for those who are aware of their surroundings.
14. 21st-century message in a bottle
And, to be fair, there’s just as good a chance of this being ruined as a piece of paper if you plan on sending it out to sea.
15. Shadow play
These bathroom signs use just the right amount of it to illuminate which stall is which.
16. Small space, big privacy
How awesome are these bunk beds for giving you a space of your own?
17. Split it
This clever card strikes us as a little bit sad as well. But if you need it, you might as well get used to splitting things.
18. We see what he did there
Sometimes it’s the little things that keep you coming back to a business.
19. What is and what was
Not only are you standing right in front of them, but you can see what they once looked like. And yet it still requires some imagination.
It’s like looking back through time.
20. Hot from the oven
We love it – and we bet they have return customers just because of how cute this is.
21. Clip it good
We don’t know if there was a little hill there before or if involved some landscaping as well, but it sure is charming.
22. Plan ahead
After all, since when has the Departement of Planning ever charmed someone?
23. It’s alive
We imagine you have to plan pretty far ahead to be able to execute this design.
24. Time for a change
This idea is just fabulous – and if we already want to buy the product then this billboard is clearly doing its job.
25. Up, up, and away
Then again, if we can send people to space, we should be able to depict it on the ground.
26. The Dark Side
How cute is this nod to Star Wars in their ad?
Almost as cute as the car itself.
27. Creating space
City planning is so important to people’s happiness and pride in their towns. We’re surprised more people don’t try interesting design ideas in public spaces.
28. Modern nostalgia
If you want a bit of nostalgia without making a big commitment, this is the way to go.
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29. Go with the flow
Everything just has a curve and flow that makes it look so relaxing. We’d give anything to be there right now.
30. Taking flight
The thought and the execution are spot-on with this airplane-shaped bench outside of a runway.
31. Face placement
We can’t help but smile at this car decal that makes the driver look like he’s trimming hair on the highway.
32. Design by Dexter
We wonder what it takes to get a custom-made handle like that – although it would probably look a little creepy on any other door.
33. Making you think
In this case, it’s designed to make people a bit uncomfortable about how often we simply walk by the homeless.
34. From a different angle
The inspirational message is only visible if you really stop and take a look.
35. Practical design
Take, for example, this ATM screen that is built so that only the person using it can see what’s displayed.
No one needs to know if you’re taking out $20 or $200.
36. In-kitchen herb garden
Well, this design allows you to grow food right next to the place where you’re going to cook it.
Does it get any more convenient?
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37. Gender expression
It takes an extra second to see what’s going on, but we have to admit it’s pretty clever.
38. Fitting in
And while that was almost certainly the case with this house as well, it blends back into its environment perfectly by reflecting it right back.
39. Hidden gems
It’s a fun twist on the unexpected.
It looks like this city is actually committed to letting bikers and pedestrians travel safely. (Not to mention all those extra cars that will now be able to beep immediately when the light turns green.)
41. Land shark
It may have traumatized a child or two, but it’s super fun to see people get chomped up while still knowing they’re safe.
42. The correct time
Sure, you have to reposition it every day, but this is the kind of specificity we’re looking for in a sundial!
43. Watch the swatch
Maybe it doesn’t work so well on a cloudy day, but it certainly reminds us of all the time we’ve spent choosing colors on a clear one.
We’d probably still choose the wrong blue.
44. Too soon?
This design is so good it hurts a little. But it certainly makes you think.
45. An icon
How perfect to have this symbol right on the handle of their gallery doors.
46. Dive right into nature
It’s both utterly unnatural and yet somehow fits into its surroundings.
Just imagine swimming ABOVE the trees!
47. Something for everyone
This is just a rendering of a design for a building in Tel Aviv, but we sure hope they build it.
48. Don’t remind us
Now we just want to know how he got permission from the city to alter that thing!
49. All the food!
Now you can see everything that’s in your fridge and nothing gets stuck in the back until it starts to stink.
50. Book ’em
We balked at the lack of windows at first, but sunlight isn’t great for old books anyway. And it looks like the reading rooms attached have plenty is light.
And who doesn’t love to look at books, even if you’re just a person aspiring to become a prolific reader?
51. Polite skate stopper
But skate stoppers are popping up everywhere to serve as a deterrent to hopping the curb.
At least this maple leaf stopper looks nice – that’s probably because it’s Canadian.
52. Beer barcode
Frankly, we just love a little nature whenever we can get it (and we feel the same way about beer).
53. Karate chop
This broken board serves as a reminder of one of the cool skills you’ll learn if you start taking karate.
54. Infinite stories deep
And we like things subtle every now and then.
55. Blending in
If you’re a design fan, a TV is probably one of the things you hate the most when it comes to putting a living or family room together.
Some people want it to be the centerpiece of their room, but they’re such a blight.
At least they were until this TV that looks like a framed painting came along.
56. Step up
You need to take little steps to make big progress.
57. For the birds
Now you can give back to nature while you drink. What more could you ask for?
58. Downward spiral
Rather than having people end up in the hospital, we’ve largely just given up and put everything a person needs to know down on the ground.
59. An important reminder
And what better way to remember to reapply your sunscreen or take an indoor break than to have a sign you see only when the sun is at its brightest?
60. Truth hurts
So next time you grab a plastic bag, think of the turtles.
And we feel pretty inspired after looking at all of these creative attempts to make the world a better place.
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Source: Reddit – r/DesignPorn