CURRENT INSPIRATION

My good friend and food designer Elsa Yranzo invited me as a speaker to the past edition of La Imperfecta Belleza. She has been creating wonderful food concepts for my masterclasses during the past three …

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TREND POSTS

Let’s talk Plastics! 3 thoughts from a trends perspective

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My good friend and food designer Elsa Yranzo invited me as a speaker to the past edition of La Imperfecta Belleza. She has been creating wonderful food concepts for my masterclasses during the past three years, and since she always has very interesting projects going on …

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6 (new) Examples of The Tactility Surface Trend

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If you are a regular reader, you might know by now, how often we talk about the Tactility Surface Trend, which I do actually mention in every single conference for the past two years. The following images photographed by Kristy Noble and styled by Alex Kristal for Elle …

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Barcelona Design Week 2018: A Trend Lecture Review

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This is the second year in a row I am taking part in the Barcelona Design Week city program. Here goes a review and some impressions of that morning surrounded by creatives who attended the Trend Lecture SS19. I am always very pleased with how versatile the audience i …

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It’s Trending: The ribbed surface

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The ribbed surface is the latest (micro-micro) trend in interior design, set to mark a higher dynamic appearance. It is, so to speak, an extension of the Tactility Trend and Circle Trend. We have been noticing for a while now how ribbed surfaces are carving themselve …

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THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

CREATIVE WASTE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Recycled Rubber: Refined Accessories by Slash Objects

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This is why we’d like to share the refined recycled rubber accessories by Slash Objects: 1// In a nutshell: Recycled rubber is the key element of the poetics of Slash Objects, an investigation of material and form by multidisciplinary design firm Slash Projects …

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Rubbish waste used as a conceptual visualization

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This is why we want to share Diederik Schneemann and Aldwin van Krimpen’s conceptual visualization about waste presented during this year Milan Design Week: 1// In a nutshell:  Waste has never been so appetizing as in this conceptual visualization by design …

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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

Mediterranean vibes in Sarah Ellison’s new tiles collection

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This is why we’d like to share Sarah Ellison’s cement tiles collection: 1// In a nutshell: Sarah Ellison's new tiles collection for Teranova was inspired by the Australian interior stylist's travels to the Mediterranean and other coastal locations. The resul …

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The Forte Forte store embodies the feminine spirit of the brand

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The Forte Forte flagship store in Milan has been designed to embodies the feminine, timeless and delicate world that defines the unique spirit of the Italian prêt-à-porter brand. The store, recently opened in Milan in the famous Brera district, is a joint project o …

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The soft atmosphere of Faye Toogood’s renovation project

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This is why we’d like to share Faye Toogood’s renovation project: 1// In a nutshell: Faye Toogood’s work is a continuous source of inspiration since she left The World of Interiors magazine in 2007 and opened her London-based studio where she has been workin …

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144 Entryways of Milan

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I still remember thinking the first years when visiting Milan, that this was the least attractive of all Italian cities I knew. Five years back I just added a couple of extra days to a business stay and fell in love with the city. Today this is one of my favourite p …

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COLOR INSPIRATION

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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Color Inspiration No.21: Wine, Amaranth, Toffee, Mauve, Coffee

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Today's inspiration board features Wine, Amaranth, Toffee, Mauve, and Coffee. Color Inspiration No.21 includes some of the warm color nuances that are coming in 2018. Toffee and Coffee are back after a few years of absence in all creative disciplines. WGSN | Wo …

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Color Inspiration No. 20: Stone Blue, Egg Yolk, Crepe, Clay, Apricot

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This mood board and  Color Inspiration No. 20 is inspired by several proposals spotted at the Salone del Mobile this year that are still resonating with me. I believe color combinations have been evolved much in the past years leading to surprising and fascinations …

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SCENE STEALERS

Raising the curtain for must-know talents

Contemporary (Faux Marble) Ruins by Roberto Sironi

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I have been following Roberto Sironi's work for the last two years and he somehow always end up in one of my presentations a trend lectures. This year I was lucky enough to meet him at the Milan Design Week and hear a bit more about his current project crafted in faux …

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How to convert Google Earth photographs into furniture

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Moving waters and reflections are one of the key features of our upcoming Spring/Summer 2019 report (only a few days more before we launch:) but we'd like to introduce you already today to Dutch designer Bart Joachim Van Uden, a graduate of the Eindhoven Design Academy, …

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Veganism doesn’t stop with excluding leather, wool, felt, fur, suede or silk. When designers visualise a vegan chair, the molecules of materials that form the desired chair need to be examined to the extent beyond the surface that has been adopted. The choices we make in the design process, as well as consumers’ choice to buy a design, reflects the cultural values and beliefs of the participants.

- Erez Nevi Pana

Waste composition is influenced by many factors, such as level of economic development, cultural norms, geographical location, energy sources, and climate.Generally, low- and middle-income countries have a high percentage of organic matter in the urban waste stream, ranging from 40 to 85% of the total. Paper, plastic, glass, and metal fractions increase in the waste stream of middle- and high-income countries.

- World Bank Report

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→

3 examples of how to research trends with mood boards

Posted By Gudy Herder, February 14, 2018

We are happy to share 3 examples of how to research trends with mood boards and feature Bree Leech and some of her mood board work. Her stylings and designs have been featured on this blog for more than three years since she is one of the vis …

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