Best of 2019: The Most Creative Products Everyone Wanted This Year

Best Creative Products of 2019

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The end of a year is always a time for reflection, and one way we’re remembering 2019 is through creative products. From items produced by a small studio to some of the world’s biggest brands, we were captivated by the design, whimsy, and ingenuity of these objects.

One of the biggest trends we saw in 2019—more so than in other years—was how popular culture ruled the product landscape. The iconic sitcom Friends saw its 25th anniversary and, to celebrate, there was a Friends version of Monopoly released for the first time in the U.S. as well as a LEGO “Central Perk” coffee shop. And LEGO didn’t stop there. Among other things, they released a 1989 Batmobile kit commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tim Burton-directed film titled Batman.

If you’ve had your fill of pop culture nostalgia, don't worry. There are plenty of items on this list that have nothing to do with television or film. One of our favorite things was a set of embroidery-inspired temporary tattoos. Designed by Tessa Perlow and produced by Tattly, the floral motifs touched on a big tattooing trend in 2019—body art made to look like it’s been stitched into your skin.

Scroll down to see some of the products that wowed us in 2019. We’re looking forward to seeing what the next decade holds!

Check our picks for the best creative products of 2019!

 

Products inspired by popular culture were big this year.

 

Han Solo in Carbonite Signature Roaster

Han Solo Enamel Dish

Le Creuset | $450

 

LEGO Wooden Minifigure

LEGO Minifig

LEGO | $119.99

 

Friends Monopoly Game

Friends Monopoly Game

Hasbro | $47.53

 

David Bowie Barbie Doll

David Bowie Barbie

Mattel | $50

 

1989 Batmobile LEGO Kit

LEGO Batmobile

LEGO | $249.99

 

R2-D2 Instant Pot

 

“Central Perk” LEGO Set

Friends LEGOs Central Perk

LEGO | $59.99

 

The Office Action Figures

The Office Action Figures

Funko Pop | $8.49+

 

But if you’ve had your fill of pop culture nostalgia, don't worry—there are plenty of items that don't have anything to do with television or film.

 

Floral Teapot with Two Cups and Saucers

Hand-Painted Teapot

Vitraaze | $122.13

 

Adjustable 3-Piece Panda Ring

Panda Ring

Mary Lou | $119

 

The Peninsula Pendant

Resin Necklace

BoldB | $49.38

 

Egguins

 

Neko Cup

Neko Sculpture

h-concept | ~$27

 

Mushroom Vinegar or Oil Bottle  

 

Space Invader Hanging Planter

Flying Saucer Planter

Firebox | $26.99

 

Bunny Face Palette

 

Pondering Planter

 

Scarlet Macaw Wing Backpack

 

Personalized Pet Slippers

 

Cat Paw Chair Socks

Cat Paws for Chairs

Bluecrate | $8.49

 

Vans x Frida Kahlo Shoes

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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