Best of 2017: The Most Creative Products Everyone Wanted This Year

Best Products 2017

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When you think of all the online window shopping you do in a year, the amount is probably staggering. It seems like there are new and exciting products being released all the time—and we can attest that there are. Throughout  2017, we’ve looked at a ton of creative goods, from whimsical accessories to practical outdoor gear, and shared some of our favorite findings with you.

One product we loved this year was the Shoal Floating tent from Smithfly. With this innovative invention, you can sleep under the stars while you drift on the open water, making the world your waterbed. All you need is an adventurous spirit and to find a tranquil lake!

While Smithfly’s creation is a big-ticket item, there were other products that won our heart—and many fit comfortably on your desk. Another favorite is the Penguin Bomb by paper engineer Haruki Nakamura. His smile-inducing creation starts as a flattened paper disc that transforms into a delightful penguin character when it taps the table top. We are proud to say that this toy is available in the My Modern Met Store, our newly launched online shop that features a highly curated selection of products from makers around the world. Best of all, most of them have made an appearance on My Modern Met before.

Check our picks for the best products of 2017!

Crying Unicorn Candle

Creative Products 2017

Firebox | $26.79


Rainbow Pencils


Galaxy Lollipops


Preserved Moss Cacti Wall

Creative Products 2017

Planted Design | $300.00


Stone Pillows

Best Products 2017

Veracart | $32.00


Shoal Floating Tent

Best Products 2017

Smithfly | $1,499.00


Geode Jigsaw Puzzle


Rainbow Galaxy Vortex Marble

Creative Products 2017

Smo Glass | $145.00


In Bloom Temporary Tattoos

Creative Products 2017

Tattly | $15.00


Tiny Paper Terrarium


Paintbrush Stylus

Best New Products 2017

Sensu | $12.99


Lovers Bluetooth Speaker

Best New Products 2017

Intermono | $145.96


Floral Stair Decal

Best New Products 2017

Coloray | $12.00


Mayka Toy Block Tape

Best New Products 2017

Zuru | $29.74


Handmade Tights

Creative Products 2017

Lirika Matoshi | $210.00


Mini Stormtrooper Speaker

Best Products 2017

Firebox | $33.49


Mini Coffee Press

Best New Products 2017

Firebox | $20.09


T-Rex Ring

Creative Products 2017

Nerd Town USA | $60.00


Jellyfish DIY Light Kit


Drip Vase


The Great Wave Embroidered Necklace


Penguin Bomb Paper Toy


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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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