CURRENT INSPIRATION

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 …

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TREND POSTS

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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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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THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

CREATIVE WASTE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

A colorful and sustainable material by Fernando Laposse

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Mexican designer Fernando Laposse has recently developed a naturally colorful material made with native Mexican corn husks, called "Totomoxtle". Moved by the conviction of creating materials and objects for a new generation of conscious users, Fernando Laposse has …

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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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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

Daring color-blocked interiors by Appareil Architecture

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This is why we’d like to share the daring color-blocked interiors of Pastel Rita Café by Appareil Architecture.  1// In a nutshell: Pastel Rita is a new café in the creative Mile-End neighborhood in Montreal, designed by Appareil Architecture, that combines t …

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The vibrant metallic rugs by Alex Proba for Roll & Hill

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 This is why we’d like to share the vibrant metallic rugs by Alex Proba: 1// In a nutshell: Designer Alex Proba has recently designed a series of vibrant metallic rugs for Roll & Hill’s  showroom called ’Luster’. In this collection, Proba, famous …

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Ceramics pick of the month: Turi Heisselberg

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We found the last image of this post and immediately thought of 3D print. To our surprise, Danish ceramicist Turi Heisselberg builds her pieces all by hand and we are happy share her work between object and artwork in our Ceramicist of the month series. She has been …

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When actual dreams become 3D art by Studio Brasch

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Probably one of the most attractive features about 3D rendering is the fact that you can freely imagine and create moods with little to no restrictions, translate these into places and objects and just play until it feels right. This exact freedom of playfulness is a gr …

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COLOR INSPIRATION

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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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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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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