CURRENT INSPIRATION

Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the …

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TREND POSTS

Come to my next Trend Lecture at the IMM19!

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Ever wanted to attend a conference where I talk trends? Come to my next Trend Lecture at the IMM19! It's the time of the year again where I am giving away 20 tickets for my next Trend Lecture. I am going to talk about 3 Lifestyle & Interior Design Trends 2019/21 …

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5 Heimtextil Trends 2019/20 To Watch

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The much expected 5 Heimtextil Trends for 2019/2020 have recently been published. With “Toward Utopia”, the global renown textile fair Heimtextil is setting the course for the new trend season that was presented in September by the brilliant London-based s …

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4 Color Trends 2019 Dulux Australia

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This is probably the biggest Color Trend Forecast we share of a painting company. Dulux Australia being part of AkzoNobel has revealed a few days ago their take on 2019 colors under the, again, wonderfulart direction of Bree Leech. FILTER is the leitmotiv of next yea …

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3 Jotun Colors of the Year 2019: Calm, Refined and Raw

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It's the time of the year, the painting companies launch their color proposals for 2019. The 3 Jotun Colors of the Year 2019 are always long-awaited (see the 2018 Color Trends here) with a subtle yet enduring palette, tailor-made towards Northern style yet very glo …

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THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

CREATIVE WASTE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

The evocative underwater landscapes of Vanessa Barragao

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Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the colors, shapes and textures of the …

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Plastic stone tiles by Enis Akiev to reimagine waste

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Enis Akiev has recently showed her project "Plastic Stone Tiles – The Nature of Waste" during the Dutch Design Week, that this year concentrates how designers can shape a positive future for the world. In line with the international event, Akiev focuses on the design …

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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

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This is why we want to share the surreal dream of The Other Place Guesthouse by Studio 10 in China:  1//In a nutshell: Let us welcome you to the surreal dream of  The Other Place Guesthouse by Studio 10 in China, where the impossible world of Alice in the Wonde …

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The Timeless Botanica project by Formafantasma

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Botanica series by duo Formafantasma is a great example how much timeless a design concept can be and still be relevant a few years later. With this project, that dates back to 2016, Formafantasma wanted to offer a new perspective on plastic materials and investigat …

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The new immersive Glossier Store by Gachot Studios

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Gachot Studios has shaped the new immersive Glossier Flagship Store in New York City that embodies the touch and feel of the brand in real life. For those of you who don't know the brand, Glossier is a beauty products company that celebrates the individual: the …

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Exquisite feminine atmosphere in the ForteForte boutique

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ForteForte new boutique, filled with that exquisite feminine atmosphere that marked their first store in Milan, opened earlier this autumn in Paris. Located at Rue de Grenelle 11, in the heart of Paris’ 6th arrondissement, the brand Art Director Robert Vattilana  …

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COLOR INSPIRATION

Color Inspiration No.25 – Teal, Deep Coral, Dijon, Sage, Melon

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We are back with a new Color Inspiration. With Living Coral being the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, we will see that exact hue, but also many variations of the same from now on. Living Coral was picked among other reasons, because the Color Institute wants to generat …

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Color Inspiration No.24: Terre Verte, Rose, Salmon, Coffee, Latte

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To create this Color Inspiration No.24 and former ones, I take a particular shade and study its origin, anecdote and sometimes mysteries. Reading the story about Terre Verte and the main character of today's color collage below makes me even want to dive deeper into col …

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Color Inspiration No.22: Cocoa, Toffee, Bubble Gum, Celadon, Corn

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It was only natural to get together Color Inspiration No.22 seeing all the brown and ochre shades popping up. Pink in any hue has become an omnipresent shade, and whether we intended to include it or not, had somehow to find its place too. We published earlier a brown/ …

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SCENE STEALERS

Raising the curtain for must-know talents

Our Top 4: IMM Cologne Pure Talents Contest 2019

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The 2019 Pure Talents Contest at imm Cologne is one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers and often the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants. The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exc …

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The water sculptures by Sabine Marcelis for Fendi

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On the occasion of Fendi and Design Miami collaboration 10th anniversary, the Italian maison invited Dutch artist Sabine Marcelis to create ten sculptures dedicated to re-discovering one of the elements that Fendi cherishes most: water. The natural element i …

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

This is why color is so omnipresent In our lives: more than 80% of the activity in the neocortex comes via our eyes. The vast majority of information we process from the outside world is visual. And everything we see is colored.

- Joannn and Arielle Eckstut

As entrepreneurs designing for the future, we have to think about what kind of world we want to live in. At our core, we believe that it needs to be the healthiest planet possible, and a sustainable future where we can all live in sync with nature.

- Nina Faulhaber

ARTS & CRAFTS

ECOURSES

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Do you love Mood Boards but have never thought about applying the right techniques in an efficient way to get your message across? And do you believe moodboarding is not just about doing a ‘pretty collage’? This 20-clip online course designed for any creative guides you through a 3-steps-program where you’ll learn how to structure a mood board that helps you to make a difference in today’s competitive working environment. VIEW ECOURSE→

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¿Te encanta la técnica del moodboard pero no sabes muy bien cómo aplicar las técnicas adecuadas para comunicar con un mensaje visual poderoso? Si intuyes que podría ser algo más que un bonito collage, entonces este curso es para ti. Hemos producido 20 clips pensando en todo creativo que quiera aprender con un programa de 3 pasos cómo diferenciarse en la jungla laboral con un mensaje eficiente y una tabla bien estructurada. VER CURSO→

A Mood Board Masterclass for Architects and Interior Designers

Posted By Gudy Herder, November 14, 2018

I do not offer specialised classes on moodboarding for certain professions on Eclectic Trends, because I love to see creative professionals joining in from all kind of disciplines, different projects nurture the group too and open new dialogues.The m …

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  • Sometimes it’s challenging to translate a trend into a commissioned materials board and only a proper material research helps to get the right composition. We have seen a lot of stunning materials lately. This story talks about lightful interiors, where peace of mind is crucial, uncluttered areas are welcome, and an almost ephemeral, glowing mood is all we aim for. 
You can see in stories the translucent materials we put together thanks to a few interesting brands who provided us with excellent materials. .  Materials by 3form.com; kurz.de; arpi.it
#moodboard #materialsboard #EclecticTrendsStudio #trendboard Image by YunSun Jang
  • Let us welcome you to the surreal dream of ‘The Other Place Guesthouse’ by @studio10design in Guilin (China), where the fascinating and impossible world of Alice in the Wonderland and M.C. Escher meet. It is hard to believe that this is not a 3D story but a real guesthouse with stairs leading to golden doors.
Read the full story on EclecticTrends.com, link in bio.
.  Ph: @charlesinsz #escher #chinesearchitecture #hospitalitydesign
  • Cleaning up in a more conscious and visually pleasing way? Yes, please!  We have been seeing a few projects in the past month when researching on mindfulness and are amazed about what is going on in that area.
.  REBRUSH by @jingbeizheng, seen at the @imm_cologne last month, is a renewable loofah cleaning set offering an enjoyable and mindful cleaning experience for users without environmental impact. Inspired by this natural and traditional material loofah, REBRUSH explores new possibilities in its modern utility. With an easily assembled loofah head, users can replace only this part to avoid complete product waste. The jewelry-like handles produce an elegant feeling, which turns cleaning into a pleasant thing to do.
.  Beauty, sustainability and mindfulness all combined in a cleaning tool - this is why we consider this project included in the Pure Talent Contest our favorite pick on EclecticTrends.com (more images via link in profile).
.  #immcologne2019 #puretalentcontest #mindfuldesign #sustainabledesign
  • Color Inspiration No. 25 covers Teal, Deep Coral, Dijon, Sage & Melon.
This color combo features the so-called ‘Happiness Chord’.
You can find out on EclecticTrends.com which colors are included and where the name comes from. Link in bio (last post). Did you ever hear about the ‘Happiness Chord’? I am curious :)
.  Images via @sceg_architects , @jucophoto Photo, @studiogiancarlovalle x Viso, Juco Photo 
#ETcolours #colormood #moodboard #colortrends
  • Starting bright the day. I have never been a croissant fan. But this place is prob one of the best croissant makers in town: @cafeteriaindustrial 
And the interior is well worth a peek too:)
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#cafeteriaindustrial #favebarcelonacafes #barcelonagram #coffeeshopvibes #barcelonacafes #yellowgram
  • It‘s good to be home again. Time to relax for a couple of days now. I had the pleasure to be working with another Creative Team from the @ikeaspain crew this week (always a highlight: Ikea Teams are very creative, motivated and much fun to work with!).
This time, we defined Spring, Summer and Autumn moods to be translated and implemented in the store later.  See more in Stories.
.  I don‘t know who leaves more energized 💫 after a full day of analyzing, creating, presenting, and quite a few laughs :) I sure had a 💥  time. Thanks, Ikea Valladolid (and @mariquilla_eme), for having me. Loved it! 👌
Summer mood board by @vanejg22
#IkeaValladolid #ikea #ikeaspain #ikeaworkshop #moodboardworkshop
  • Water has been a constant companion throughout our latest trend reports taking into consideration how much awareness is created throughout all the plastic swimming in our oceans.
On the occasion of Fendi and Design Miami collaboration 10th anniversary, the Italian maison invited Dutch artist @sabine_marcelis to create ten sculptures dedicated to re-discovering one of the elements that @fendi cherishes most: water.
Please discover her, as usual special and different take on design, on Eclectic Trends today through link in bio (last post).
  • If you’d ask me, this is a rare presentation of kitsch, design and wow! And definitely, a different take on retail!
If you are based in NY, you might want to check out the latest flagship store of beauty product company @glossier.
Swipe to the left to get some more inspiration and hop over to Eclectic Trends to see the full article via link in profile (last post).
.  Who else wouldn’t mind that jump suit framed? 🙋‍♀️