In my book – which is what counts here – novelty just means anything out of the ordinary, a design that doesn’t make you yawn but take notice.
It could be a cow print, it could be a country flag, it could be a rib cage, it could be peace signs. Basically, it could be a lot of things. And you can find them in lots of places these days, which is nice as some people would rather just have small doses of crazy than be completely plastered in it.
My personal opinions and taste on the designs I find are just that – mine. Everyone has a different sense of what is fun or makes for good design, so use what I find as a jumping off point to pin down your favorite items.