From a glass fortress in Bangkok to a tree house in Arkansas, here are 53 of the most beautiful buildings in the world – INSIDER

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A golf club made to look like a sand dune is just one of the nominees in the 2019 Dezeen Awards.
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An underwater restaurant in Norway, a golf club that looks like a sand dune in Jordan, a tree house in Arkansas: These are just three of the stunning buildings that have made the shortlist for the 2019 Dezeen Awards.

Dezeen, an architecture and design website, works to honor the craft of building through the Dezeen Awards, an annual celebration of architecture.

Dezeen released the shortlist of nominees for the 2019 contest in September, narrowing down the entries to the best of the best with an international panel of experts in architecture and design.

The architecture category contains 10 subcategories, and the shortlist has a grand total of 53 nominees. Dezeen highlights everything from small houses to massive event spaces in the shortlist, demonstrating the various ways people interact with the buildings around them across the globe.

Here are 53 of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

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The Cork House gets its name from the sustainably-sourced cork blocks that make up most of the structure, which is located in Berkshire, England.

Almost every aspect of the home can be reused or recycled.
Dezeen

Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne, and Oliver Wilton designed every aspect of the Cork House with sustainability in mind. The cork blocks can be reused and recycled with ease, as the team used no glue, cement, or plastic to complete the structure. The home sits on an island off the coast of the River Thames in Berkshire, England.

Shortlisted for rural house

WeeHouses can be made and transported to their permanent locations quickly.
Dezeen

Alchemy Architects creates weeHouses using two open-sided boxes that are then transported to their permanent address, where they’re settled into concrete plinths. The Sonoma weeHouse is based on the original weeHouse, for which Alchemy Architects is famous. There isn’t much to the design aside from the basic structure, allowing the surrounding nature to shine.

Shortlisted for rural house

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With a color scheme inspired by nearby hay sheds, the Springhill House aims to be a place of relaxation for its residents in Melbourne, Australia.

Springhill House was designed as a place for reflection.
Dezeen

The Springhill House is as influenced by rural hay sheds as it is by more traditional Australian housing. Lovell Burton designed the structure as a veranda shielded by wooden columns. The author who lives in this Australian home requested a quiet space to juxtapose busy city life, leading to its minimalist design.

Shortlisted for rural house

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Located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Entre Pinos merges the interior with the exterior through courtyards, terraces, and gardens peppered throughout the structures.

The housing development contains five houses in total.
Dezeen

Entre Pinos, designed by Taller Hector Barroso, is a housing development made to give its residents the best of both worlds. Sections of each house are open to the natural surroundings, as you see here. The walls are covered with local soil, allowing the structure to blend into the neighboring forest of tall pine trees.

Shortlisted for housing project

The six units within this structure are unique but contain similar elements.
Dezeen

Terraces, courtyards, and patios are interspersed throughout LC 710, a four-story apartment complex designed by Taller Hector Barroso. While the complex was built with durable steel and concrete, the materials were painted to resemble pale wood.

Shortlisted for housing project

The six-story building contains 72 units.
Dezeen

Treehouse was designed by Bo-Daa for single people. Micro-apartments are stacked on top of one another in a triangle-shaped building of concrete that is surrounded by an atrium. Every unit has a view of the internal garden.

Shortlisted for housing project

The top of the building is narrow by design.
Dezeen

The team at J Mayer H stripped a German structure to its concrete shell for Casa Morgana. What’s left is a three-story house full of rooms at different heights, linked by a stairway in the center of the home. Think of the rooms as cubes that have been irregularly stacked atop one another. The studio calls Casa Morgana a “residential sculpture.”

Shortlisted for residential rebirth project

The Exoskeleton House in Wollongong, Australia.
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The Takt Studio gave a 1950s brick bungalow a modern revamp simply by extending the roof, thus earning it the name Exoskeleton House. The interior still has individual bedrooms, but the renovation created an open space for the kitchen, living room, and dining area. The sloped roof also covers a patio that allows residents to get closer to the surrounding nature.

Shortlisted for residential rebirth project

The home can be private when the family needs it, but is open to the public most of the time.
Dezeen

Remodeled by TC Plus, the G-Lab is a home with varying levels of privacy. It was opened up throughout the renovation, encouraging neighbors to be part of the home. Curtains help the residents maintain privacy, though their intention was to create a space that welcomed everyone. The front yard, for example, is always accessible as a play space.

Shortlisted for residential rebirth project

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This house, near the Great Wall of China in Beijing, was originally built in the 20th century as underground storage for fruit trees.

The former storage unit now boasts four bedrooms.
Dezeen

MDDM Studio used the existing natural stone as a base for the home. The storage unit’s original walls are intact within the home, while windows provide natural light and views of the hilly landscape. The rest of the House on the Great Wall sits between two concrete slabs.

Shortlisted for residential rebirth project

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The North Melbourne Terrace was created through both restoration and reconstruction, merging the old and the new in Melbourne, Australia.

The remodel includes a two-story extension in the back of the house.
Dezeen

This Australian Victorian terrace house was built in the 19th century, and Matt Gibson Architecture + Design was tasked with updating it for the modern world. The integrity of the house remains intact through the red brick, while the addition of the extension at the rear brings in modern elements. It spans two floors, creating a giant indoor/outdoor patio that makes the whole house feel bigger.

Shortlisted for residential rebirth project

The architects used different shades of brick to manipulate light.
Dezeen

DNK Architecture Group used red brick to connect the industrial building to more residential areas, as the material is commonly used to build houses in Moscow’s historic district. The bricks are handmade and have a shiny appearance because they’re made of clay that has been fired at high temperatures. The 10-story building melds traditional living with the industrial world.

Shortlisted for residential rebirth project

The school’s location encourages children to engage with their environment.
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RAW Architecture built the Alfa Omega School in only six months, using bamboo on the upper floor. The Indonesian school features four modular buildings raised on concrete stilts. It stands 6.8-feet above the ground, so students use a ramp to get to their classes. The challenging site was chosen in order to give children a sense of closeness to nature and to encourage outdoor learning.

Shortlisted for civic building

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The massive staircase on the Danish Red Cross headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, actually serves as an extension of the original structure.

It’s both a roof and a staircase.
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The extension for the Danish Red Cross headquarters, designed by COBE, stems out from the first building and visitors can actually access the roof from the street. It doubles as a massive staircase that leads to the original structure, and there’s also an entrance on the ground level. Both entry points aim to encourage the public to stop by, making it more than a space for Denmark’s 34,000 Red Cross volunteers.

Shortlisted for civic building

52 stalls make up the bustling market.
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The brightly colored canopies in this regional market in Dandaji may be pleasing to the eye, but they’re also practical. They help air flow through the market thanks to their varying heights, and provide solar and thermal protection for produce. Designed by Atelier Masomi, the modern canopies are merged with the more traditional structure of the stalls, blending old and new.

Shortlisted for civic building

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The sprawling Cloud Town Convention and Exhibition Centre invites the public to be part of the action in Hangzhou, China.

The centre is open to public use when there isn’t an exhibition on.
Dezeen

You’re actually looking at the roof of the Hangzhou Cloud Town Exhibition Centre in this photo, which Approach Design made to invite public use. The center built a running track and sports courts on the top of the building, so they can be used outside of exhibitions.

Shortlisted for civic building

A pool surrounds the concrete blocks of the academy, working to keep the structures cool.
Dezeen

The Viettel Academy has a microclimate, meaning the weather within the school differs from that of the surrounding area. Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed the school with the intention of optimizing both the views of the surrounding nature and the microclimate of the school, giving residents access to the outdoors as often as possible. The skywalk surrounding the buildings gives residents a view as they study, but it also shelters the lower level from rain and excessive sunlight. A pool surrounds the buildings, which also helps regulate the temperature within the campus.

Shortlisted for civic building

The rippled bridge is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.
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Circular skylights light up the 185,677-square-foot Helsinki Central Library Oodi . ALA Architects merge the three floors of the building through the external rippled bridge, so even the separate floors feel connected. A massive open-plan reading space takes up much of the building, but you can also find recording studios, private group study areas, editing rooms, and even book-sorting robots in the library.

Shortlisted for cultural building

The designers wanted the treehouse to inspire a deeper connection to nature through the structure.
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The Evans Tree House sits in the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden in the Ouachita National Forest, adding another dimension to natural education. Modus Studio used steel and heat-treated pine to build the treehouse, allowing it to blend in with the landscape.

Shortlisted for cultural building

The museum is located on a beach.
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The UCCA Dune Art Museum is actually below ground, disappearing into the sand dune of which it is part. Open Architecture wanted the museum’s design to blend architecture with art and landscape, while still protecting the natural surroundings. The building took three years to complete.

Shortlisted for cultural building

The V&A is Scotland’s first design museum.
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The V&A Dundee sits on a former dock, pulling the landscape into modernity through its very existence. Designer Kengo Kuma told Dezeen that the building’s layered appearance was inspired by the cliffs of northeastern Scotland.”It’s as if the earth and water had a long conversation and finally created this stunning shape,” he added.

Shortlisted for cultural building

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The exterior of the Forsyning Helsingør Operations Centre, nicknamed The Cube, blends in with the industrial buildings nearby in Helsingør, Denmark, while the interior takes a modern and sleek approach.

The company is a sustainable energy supplier.
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The Cube is home to a sustainable energy supplier, and Christensen & Co designed the building to be as eco-friendly as the company that inhabits it. For instance, a nearby wood-chipping plant offers the building heat, and the roof catches rainwater to be reused in the building. The steel exterior gives no hint of the open atrium inside.

Shortlisted for business building

Employees are treated to views of courtyards while they work.
Dezeen

Business offices and factory space are both in Vietnam’s Star Engineers Factory and Administrative Building, and Studio VDGA aimed to connect them with courtyards full of color and nature. The courtyards are woven between office areas, bringing the outside in and giving the building a spacious feel. The open effect is magnified using transparent glass to separate work spaces.

Shortlisted for business building

The garden is a much-needed breath of fresh air in an otherwise urban area.
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The outside of this building looks like an opaque cube, with glass bricks stacked atop one another. The stunning garden nestled into this sales office isn’t visible from the outside of the Glass Fortress. Designed by Archismith, the building benefits from natural light during the day and becomes a giant lantern at night.

Shortlisted for business building

The academy is just the first phase of what will be a 17-mile resort in Jordan.
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Oppenheim Architecture created the curved building by using shotcrete, a type of concrete that can be dispersed through a hose. The designers added an orange tint to make the structure blend in with the landscape even more. Ayla Golf Academy and Clubhouse is a massive 40,000-square-foot structure and home to retail, spa, bar, dining facilities, and more.

Shortlisted for hospitality building

The addition also includes a new sauna.
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Stinessen Arkitektur was inspired by Manshausen Island’s Arctic Circle, as the cabins are arranged around water on the property. Manhausen 2.0 adds three new cabins to the resort’s original four, with a minimalist design that doesn’t disrupt the natural surroundings. The designers were careful to take into account variations in wave height and the projected rise in sea level due to climate change.

Shortlisted for hospitality building

Under can seat up to 40 people at a time.
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A panoramic window allows diners to look out at the North Sea while they eat in this Norwegian restaurant. Snøhetta designed Under to mimic a sunken periscope, using thick concrete walls to protect the building from water pressure and waves. The interior has a softer look compared to the formidable shell, as it features oak and textiles.

Shortlisted for hospitality building

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Rounded buildings allow the Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala, Sri Lanka, to appear as if it’s part of the rocky terrain.

The resort is home to 36 tents.
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Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a safari camp, complete with a waterfront bar, restaurant, and library. Nomadic Resorts used teak shingles to give the main buildings a natural color.

Shortlisted for hospitality building

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The XY Yunlu Hotel offers views of the natural landscape, as well as the luxuries of a boutique hotel. The hotel sits between Guilin and Yangshuo, China.

The eco-resort’s minimalist design contrasts with the grand landscape.
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Atelier Liu Yuyang and Ares Partners renovated five farm houses to create the XY Yunlu Hotel, which now offers 23 guest rooms and a restaurant. Honoring the nearby villages was a focus of the design. “Taking on a sensitive approach to the local culture, with villagers still living nearby, the overall planning and landscape design blends into the original village structure without creating new boundary conditions,” Helen Wang, of Ares Partners, told Dezeen.

Shortlisted for hospitality building

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This pedestrian and cycle path sits beneath a massive bridge in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, creating a path for those who choose not to travel by car.

The path is made of lightweight steel.
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CBA Architects created the new path for pedestrians and bikers underneath the 500-foot-long Adolphe Bridge, which is protected by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. It’s a modern addition to the historic bridge, which was built in 1903, and the design team worked to make sure the path wouldn’t disrupt the look of the bridge. The architect told Dezeen that the finished product is “like a well-controlled spider’s web, barely visible from the outside.”

Shortlisted for rebirth project

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An abandoned house was transformed into the Forest BIG, an educational event space covered by mesh in Taipei City, Taiwan.

A kitchen space, workshops, and classrooms fill the building.
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Divooe Zein Architects imbues nature into Forest BIG through the transparent mesh and open paneling along the walls. The mesh creates a 984-foot-long corridor around the exterior, which frames a rock installation in the center of the building, bringing even more of the natural world into the landscape.

Shortlisted for rebirth project

The restaurant is more than 12,000-feet above sea level.
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The Moray archaeological site serves as the background for Mil Centro, which was designed by Estudio Rafael Freyre with inspiration from the area’s traditional materials in mind. The restaurant is now home to experiments in local gastronomy using indigenous Peruvian ingredients and farm-to-table techniques.

Shortlisted for rebirth project

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A temple for the 2018 Burning Man Festival, Galaxia used trusses to create the illusion of petals in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

The building was burned at the end of the festival.
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Arthur Mamou-Mani of Mamou-Mani Architects designed Galaxia to spiral upward, stacking the tresses atop one another. From the ground it looks like an impressive tower, but from above it resembles an intricate flower. The triangular pieces created individual paths into the central part of the building, where attendees could gather. It took 140 volunteers to build the temple in just 22 days.

Shortlisted for small building

The bamboo is also hurricane-resistant.
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Co-Lab Design Office used the project as an opportunity to demonstrate the possibilities of sustainable construction, making curves and intricate patterns critical to the Luum Temple’s design. The building features five supportive arches, topped with a canopy that allows for simultaneous coverage and openness.

Shortlisted for small building

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A Classic Chair Gets a Modern Update – Interior Design


The M75 chair designed by Burkhard Vogtherr and Jonathan Prestwich. Photography courtesy of Davis Furniture. 

In the 1980s, a decade synonymous with big hair and bold colors, offices reflected a more buttoned-up vibe with monotone high-walled cubicles and stiff seating. At a time when few people discussed wellness in the workplace, the majority of office furnishings lacked ergonomic sophistication. But in 1987, one manufacturer introduced a chair that revolutionized the nature of workplace design by melding scientific research with a sleek aesthetic, prioritizing employee comfort. 

At that time, esteemed European designer, Burkhard Vogtherr, created the Motion Chair for Davis Furniture, carving a new niche in the market. The chair’s ability to adapt to the motion of the human body, and move in synchronization with its user’s every movement, disrupted traditional office seating. More than thirty years later, the company is introducing an updated take on this classic in celebration of its 75th anniversary—the M75.  

The M75 Chair is offered in a variety of colors. Photography courtesy of Davis Furniture. 

The M75, designed by Vogtherr in collaboration with Jonathan Prestwich, utilizes a slightly altered version of the Motion Chair’s original mechanism, enabling movement in the chair’s seat and back. The updated design takes on a sleek, minimalist aesthetic and intuitively adjusts to each users’ weight. Unlike the original model, the M75’s motion mechanism is tucked away in the chair’s seat, creating a cleaner look. 

“The geometry of the chair is designed so that the user acts as a counterweight for the movement of the seating mechanism,” says Ashley Davis Williams, Special Projects Director at Davis Furniture and great-granddaughter of company founder, John T. Davis, Sr. “Vogtherr and Prestwich took certain aspects of the Motion chair, namely the ideal comfort and the revolutionary mechanism, and worked to create the same result through a more sophisticated and modern design.”   

The M75 takes on a the look of a static sculpture with seamless lines. Photography courtesy of Davis Furniture. 

Davis Furniture’s new collection, which includes high-and-low-backed chairs, reflects the company’s storied history of innovative design—the M75 is unassuming, yet elegant. More importantly, the chair is crafted to optimize comfort. As more employers prioritize health and wellness in the workplace, the collection’s relevance is abundantly clear. 

The M75 features a stylish neutral palette and an array of accent finishes, from a polished aluminum base to a powder-coated one. Powder finishes include: Anthracite, Light Grey, Mid Grey, Silver, or Bronze as well as Matte Black, Matte White, or Matte Silver. Most fabrics and leathers can be used for the chair’s upholstery, adding to its unique ability to work well in traditional or modern spaces. Designers also will take comfort in knowing Davis Furniture is committed to sustainable design. The company currently is working to implement energy conservation initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases and limit its carbon footprint; it also earned a Gold Indoor Advantage Certificate for Executive Seating. 

“During this landmark year, we have the distinct pleasure of remembering the past 75 years of design at Davis Furniture and looking forward to the next 75 and beyond,” says Davis Williams. If the next 75 years prove to be as fruitful as the first, the design community has much to look forward to. 

Travelers and Commuters Are Obsessed With This Genius $21 Anti-theft Backpack – Travel+Leisure

A good backpack is practically a travel necessity. After all, you need a place to keep your money, snacks, electronics, identification, and other essentials safe while you explore a new city. However, running around a foreign country with a large satchel on your back can make you stand out as a tourist and put you at risk for being pickpocketed — and no one wants to deal with a lost cell phone, stolen wallet, or missing passport on vacation.

Enter, the anti-theft backpack — a travel essential specifically designed to keep your belongings safe and secure whether you’re galavanting around a European metropolis or commuting to work in your hometown. While you might picture a bulky bag with industrial zippers and a strictly utilitarian look, there are plenty of smart yet stylish backpacks available. 

Take this anti-theft travel backpack from Charmore, for instance. The sleek rucksack is made of eco-friendly nylon that works as a waterproof protective barrier between the elements and your precious cargo. It features a large back pocket that lies flush against your back, carefully designed to secure your things with a zipper that’s out of sight and reach — rather than traditional backpacks that zip up on the outside. There’s also a small front zipper pocket, four inner pockets, and two side pockets specifically designed to hold travel documents, keys, glasses, and phones in a safe, organized fashion.

RELATED: This $26 Travel Backpack Is Lightweight, Water-resistant, and Pickpocket-proof

The versatile bag comes in multiple colorways, including minimalist black, blue, burgundy, khaki, and mint green. Choose from medium or large sizes that are both capable of holding tablet devices, magazines, travel umbrellas, and more. Not only does the backpack come in a variety of colors and sizes, but it also easily converts into a top-handle bag or shoulder bag so you can carry your things however is most comfortable for you. The best part? The backpack starts at just $21.

Currently the number one new backpack release on Amazon, the bag has already received rave reviews from happy travelers, commuters, and new parents alike. In fact, it’s garned a casual 4.8 out of five stars so far. 

“This couldn’t be [a] more ideal backpack, both for travel and to use as a purse,” one reviewer wrote. They also noted that the color is true to what’s shown in the pictures on Amazon, the nylon wipes down easily, and the large version was just the right size to hold essentials without feeling bulky.

Another shopper said that the biggest draw of the bag is its versatility, especially since so many museums and historic landmarks don’t allow traditional backpacks or request visitors wear them on the front of their bodies. “I liked having the option of quickly changing it to a shoulder bag and have been keeping the strap in the front pocket,” the reviewer explained.

Even new parents love using the backpack instead of their usual diaper bag. “Such a cute bag, especially for the price… I’m able to fit a few diapers/pull-ups, a pack of wipes, an extra outfit and my own wallet plus a water bottle in the side pocket,” one shopper wrote. “I also can wear it around without worrying that someone can get into it while I’m preoccupied.”

If you’re looking for an anti-theft backpack for your next big trip or simply for your daily routine, this stylish, affordable bag is a great option.

To buy: amazon.com, from $21

Travelers and Commuters Are Obsessed With This Genius $21 Anti-theft Backpack – Yahoo Lifestyle

A good backpack is practically a travel necessity. After all, you need a place to keep your money, snacks, electronics, identification, and other essentials safe while you explore a new city. However, running around a foreign country with a large satchel on your back can make you stand out as a tourist and put you at risk for being pickpocketed — and no one wants to deal with a lost cell phone, stolen wallet, or missing passport on vacation.

Enter, the anti-theft backpack — a travel essential specifically designed to keep your belongings safe and secure whether you’re galavanting around a European metropolis or commuting to work in your hometown. While you might picture a bulky bag with industrial zippers and a strictly utilitarian look, there are plenty of smart yet stylish backpacks available.

Take this anti-theft travel backpack from Charmore, for instance. The sleek rucksack is made of eco-friendly nylon that works as a waterproof protective barrier between the elements and your precious cargo. It features a large back pocket that lies flush against your back, carefully designed to secure your things with a zipper that’s out of sight and reach — rather than traditional backpacks that zip up on the outside. There’s also a small front zipper pocket, four inner pockets, and two side pockets specifically designed to hold travel documents, keys, glasses, and phones in a safe, organized fashion.

RELATED: This $26 Travel Backpack Is Lightweight, Water-resistant, and Pickpocket-proof

The versatile bag comes in multiple colorways, including minimalist black, blue, burgundy, khaki, and mint green. Choose from medium or large sizes that are both capable of holding tablet devices, magazines, travel umbrellas, and more. Not only does the backpack come in a variety of colors and sizes, but it also easily converts into a top-handle bag or shoulder bag so you can carry your things however is most comfortable for you. The best part? The backpack starts at just $21.

Currently the number one new backpack release on Amazon, the bag has already received rave reviews from happy travelers, commuters, and new parents alike. In fact, it’s garned a casual 4.8 out of five stars so far.

“This couldn’t be [a] more ideal backpack, both for travel and to use as a purse,” one reviewer wrote. They also noted that the color is true to what’s shown in the pictures on Amazon, the nylon wipes down easily, and the large version was just the right size to hold essentials without feeling bulky.

Another shopper said that the biggest draw of the bag is its versatility, especially since so many museums and historic landmarks don’t allow traditional backpacks or request visitors wear them on the front of their bodies. “I liked having the option of quickly changing it to a shoulder bag and have been keeping the strap in the front pocket,” the reviewer explained.

Even new parents love using the backpack instead of their usual diaper bag. “Such a cute bag, especially for the price… I’m able to fit a few diapers/pull-ups, a pack of wipes, an extra outfit and my own wallet plus a water bottle in the side pocket,” one shopper wrote. “I also can wear it around without worrying that someone can get into it while I’m preoccupied.”

If you’re looking for an anti-theft backpack for your next big trip or simply for your daily routine, this stylish, affordable bag is a great option.

Courtesy of Amazon

To buy: amazon.com, from $21

20 Cool Slim Wallets For Men Without The Bulk – The Trend Spotter

Gone are the days of a bulky wallet falling out of your pockets or rattling around in your jacket. Today, a slim, efficient wallet is all you need. These billfolds will keep your cards and cash secure while still looking understated and stylish. The ideal practical accessory for men on the go, a slim wallet makes it easy to keep yourself organized and suits those with a minimalist aesthetic.

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1. Calvin Klein Saffiano Leather Slim Wallet

The Saffiano leather of this slim wallet gives it an upmarket look. Saffiano is a process where leather is pressed by a machine to create the signature cross-hatch finish. It is then finished with wax to make it extra durable and give it a luxurious look. The Calvin Klein Saffiano Slim Wallet can hold six credit cards plus cash. These factors make it the ideal billfold for everyday use.
 

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2. Burberry Vintage Check Wallet

Is there anything more iconic than the Burberry check? We would recognize it anywhere! Those who like the British heritage label won’t be able to resist this wallet. It is made from a fine-grain calfskin and covered in check-print canvas. Don’t be fooled by the size – the wallet stores all your money essentials with ample space inside. Team it with a classic Burberry trench coat, and you can’t go wrong.

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3. Thom Browne Pebble-Grain Leather Billfold Wallet

Manhattan-based designer Thom Browne is known for his elegant menswear. Sharp and deceptively simple, Browne’s aesthetic is timeless – but still makes a statement. For men with a style that fits this bill, a Thom Browne Pebble-Grain Wallet is essential. The texture of the billfold keeps it from being too simple. Meanwhile, it maintains an incredibly slim profile to help it slip into your suit jacket with ease.

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4. Tom Ford Full-Grain Leather Billfold Wallet 

Designer Tom Ford is known for his perfect tailoring and first-class materials. A wallet from his brand will give you a taste of the finer things. Crafted in Italy, the full-grain leather Billfold wallet is made from super soft and pliable calf-skin, as well as being scratch-resistant. As in Ford’s fashion line, it’s all about attention to detail with the accessory. The card slots are notched for easy access, and his signature gold logo adds a touch of luxury.

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5. Tumi Delta ID Lock Shielded Slim Single Billfold

Those who travel frequently will be familiar with Tumi. One of the world’s leading luggage brands, Tumi is known for creating incredibly durable products. Each design is put through 30 different tests to ensure they can stand up to any situation. The Delta ID Lock Shielded Billfold is no different. This full-grain leather wallet includes exclusive technology to stop thieves stealing the data on your cards with scanners. Plus, it has a ballistic nylon spine, so you know it’s built to last.

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6. Perry Ellis Men’s Super-Slim Leather Wallet

US brand Perry Ellis is all about relaxed luxury with a classic, sporty feel. The Men’s Super-Slim Leather Wallet ticks all the boxes, with its cool camel exterior and contrast stitching. If you’re a fan of brown accessories or navy suits, it will be a fantastic addition to your wardrobe. It’s practical too – there’s room for cash plus six credit cards, protected with an RFID lining which stops electronic theft.
 

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7. Kenneth Cole Reaction Kingsway Extra-Capacity Slim Leather Wallet

If you’re looking for affordable luxury, the Kingsway Wallet is one of the best choices you can make. It’s from Kenneth Cole’s popular diffusion line called Reaction and has the New York designer’s signature style without a huge price tag. Made from quality leather with sturdy stitching, it’s a great weekend wallet. It also suits those who have a relaxed style or who love a casual look.

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8. Michael Kors Slim Leather Bi-Fold Wallet

New York designer Michael Kors is known for his accessories. The Slim Leather Bi-Fold Wallet is chic, with soft, smooth leather with a contrasting white Michael Kors logo. It is famous for its ultra-slender profile, which makes it perfect for those who want a sophisticated billfold. Despite its small size, the wallet still has space for your cards and cash. It can slip easily into either tight jeans pockets or a suit jacket.

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9. Tommy Hilfiger Slim Extra-Capacity Leather Wallet

If you hate bulky wallets – or your money clip just isn’t cutting it anymore – this wallet from Tommy Hilfiger could be perfect for you. A ’90s favorite, Hilfiger still has its iconic appeal, and this sleek wallet comes with the signature red, white, and blue logo. The rest of the billfold is made from full-grain leather and has many subdividers for all your cards – ideal for those who like to keep organized. It also has RFID to protect cards from data theft.

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10. Shinola Slim Leather Bi-Fold Wallet

All products from Detroit brand Shinola are 100 percent made in America, so you know they are built to last. Most famous for their watches, Shinola also makes leather accessories. It’s Slim Leather Bi-Fold Wallet is a classic done right. The design is understated and stylish, with an embossed logo that doesn’t disrupt the smooth finish. Inside are six card slots, one bill compartment, and two receipt slots. If you love your Shinola timepiece, you’ll want to get a matching wallet.

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11. Off-White Quote Leather Wallet

Nothing says attitude like Off-White. The Milan-based label is one of the most popular streetwear brands in the world. Cheeky and playful, its literal labeling has become iconic in the last few years. Show off your tongue-in-cheek sense of humor with the Off-White Quote Leather Wallet. No-one will be able to miss the bright orange color or the “For Money” slogan printed on the front.

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12. Guess Men’s Leather Slim Wallet

Guess is famous for its denim, but the company’s leather goods are equally cool – and affordable. The Men’s Leather Slim Wallet is made from 100 percent leather and is embossed with the classic Guess logo, as well as a statement red stripe. Like all Guess designs, the piece combines European flair with an American feel. It’s perfect for those who don’t want a wallet that’s too simple or boring. Plus fans of the Guess brand will love it.

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13. Trask Dylan Super Slim Wallet

When you’re looking for a premium leather wallet, look no further than Trask. The American company is known for its attention to detail and second-to-none craftsmanship, so each piece is made to last. Its Dylan Super Slim model is made from hand-stained French calfskin for an ultra-supple feel. As well as being high quality, the wallet is practical: it has a smart ID window as well as RFID to protect card chips from scanners.

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14. Vaultskin Manhattan Slim Bifold Wallet

The Vaultskin Manhattan shows off the best of British design for American men. It combines the elegant and luxurious feel of Italian leather with a minimalist silhouette. Even better, the billfold holds up to eight cards with RFID protection, so it’s perfect for travel. Meanwhile, the cash pocket is sized explicitly for US bills, and there’s a separate compartment for your most-used card. Refined and stylish, the Manhattan is available in black, brown, cognac, and red to suit every style.
 

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15. Coach Slim Billfold ID Wallet

For a modern wallet with a vintage feel, look no further than Coach. Founded in 1941, the New York company specializes in luxury accessories with a timeless appeal. If you want an ultra-slim wallet, the Billfold ID is a stripped-back and slender design. Made from 100 percent leather, it features three card slots, an ID window, and a note compartment. That means it is incredibly lightweight and perfect for men who prefer to keep their cards and cash to just the essentials.

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16. Neiman Marcus Abas Alligator Bi-Fold Wallet

Legendary department store Neiman Marcus doesn’t just sell high-quality designer products – it makes them too. The exclusive Abas wallet is crafted from American alligator skin and made in the USA. The design is ultra-sleek and won’t look bulky or misshapen in your pocket. Despite its slender silhouette, there’s six card slots and a bill-slot inside to hold the essentials.
 
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17. Gucci Black Animalier Bee Wallet

There’s no mistaking the Black Animalier Bee Wallet for any designer other than Gucci. The addition of the iconic bee icon in hardware, plus the gold-stamped Gucci logo, make this accessory a standout. Naturally, the piece is made in Italy from high-quality leather and finished with a tonal textile lining. Plus, it has eight card slots and four cash slots, so it has more space than most slim wallets.

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18. Johnston & Murphy Leather Wallet

 
Johnston & Murphy is a heritage leather company with a serious pedigree. Its footwear and leather goods have adorned every US president since it was founded in 1850. For men who want a wallet with expert craftsmanship honed over nearly 170 years, made from full-grain leather, Johnston & Murphy’s accessory is the ideal choice. Classic, understated, and practical, the billfold speaks for itself.

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19. Bosca Leather Bifold Wallet

Family-run company Bosca is all about lasting quality, focusing on leather that gets better with age. If you are searching for a slim wallet that you can carry for a lifetime, the Leather Bifold from the Ohio manufacturer is a standout. Compact and stylish, it is all about simplicity with an artisanal feel. Beautifully crafted from smooth, luxurious leather, its classic cognac color complements denim as much as it does a suit.

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20. Neiman Marcus Lizard Slim Wallet

Lizard skin is an extremely versatile material that is ideally suited to wallets as the textured pattern looks fantastic when showcased on a small area. The Neiman Marcus Lizard Slim Wallet combines the chic lizard leather with an elegant bifold silhouette. Understated without being boring, it has a fashion-forward feel. Plus, it holds up to eight cards as well as cahs.

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