CURRENT INSPIRATION

Last winter I gave a trend talk at the Academy of Arts in Tallin, Estonia. I still remember very well the public academy (made me think on how important it is to have art academies …

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TREND POSTS

IT’S TRENDING: 10 examples of the contemporary rattan vibe

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Rattan has been popping up as a material in interior and design project for some time but the contemporary rattan vibe has utterly exploded now. We simply see it everywhere. Either applied as a decorative embellishment to furniture or using an almost “total look” …

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A review: Trend Talk & Food Design Event

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Since the Trend Talk & Food Design Event was a local event in Barcelona and many people asked if we would ever bring that program to another market, here goes a first review on this special edition we designed for the Barcelona Design Week 2019. The idea behind …

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5 Examples Of Sustainable Material Trends, part I

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Today we'd like to introduce a selection of sustainable and resource efficient ideas within a selection of disruptive materials that will be included in our first part of 5 Examples of Sustainable Material Trends. You might have seen that I had been lecturing a few days …

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3 Reasons Why The Lab Trend Is Relevant Now

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Why is clinical design in architecture, interior & product design so on-vogue leading us to a Lab Trend? Let's put three relevant fields that deliver similar patterns under the microscope. But before we analyze the beauty, food and digital world, a few more words …

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THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

CREATIVE WASTE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Sustainable packaging melting away by Mi Zhou

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What is luxury to you? And what does this have to do with sustainable packaging? This is the question I am asking now an audience in almost all of my trend talks. I hardly never receive as an answer that luxury is a certain object that can be purchased, but our values …

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John Anthony dim sum restaurant by Linehouse

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  This is why we’d like to share John Anthony contemporary dim sum restaurant by Linehouse in Hong Kong: 1// In a nutshell: John Anthony is a contemporary dim sum restaurant located in Hong Kong with a sustainable message at his heart. The name is drawn …

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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

Ceramics pick of the month – Nüüd Ceramics

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Last winter I gave a trend talk at the Academy of Arts in Tallin, Estonia. I still remember very well the public academy (made me think on how important it is to have art academies as public institutions) and its amazing building, the first digital black board I got to …

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The quiet allure of Greta Cevenini’s work

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This is why we’d like to share with you today quiet allure of Greta Cevenini's work: 1// In a nutshell: Greta Cevenini is a set designer, stylist and interior architect, based in Milan. Her work finds its foundation on an ongoing visual research for new referenc …

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Pampa’s Textural is a celebration of the tactile beauty

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Pampa's TEXTURAL latest textile collection is a celebration of the tactile beauty of slow process craftsmanship. The homewares brand is based in Australia but inspired by the fertile flat areas of Argentina "La pampa". In the Quechua language this means "flat areas …

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The flamboyant organic glasses by Helle Mardahl

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The flamboyant organic glasses by Helle Mardahl represent an ode to the artist’s childhood memories of her frequent visits to the fantastic candy shops in Copenhagen, when she used to dream of creating her own exclusive and sophisticated sweetshop. Copenhagen-based …

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COLOR INSPIRATION

Color Inspiration No.26 – Black, Sienna, Turmeric, Prussian Blue, Camel

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Before we dive into our Color Inspiration No.26, let me repeat what we said in our newsletter already:  THANK YOU to everybody who took part in our survey last week and let us know what product you'd like us to offer and the content you would love to read on Eclectic T …

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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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SCENE STEALERS

Raising the curtain for must-know talents

Tableau, the space where flower design becomes art

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Tableau is a dramatic retail space in the heart of Copenhagen where flower design becomes an art installation. The shop is characterized by the theatrical combination of raw materials and the softness of flowers, unique lines of design and contemporary art. Behind Ta …

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Bacteria patterns for the new lamps by Jan Klingler

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Bacteria are the creators of the abstract pattern of these led lamps designed by Jan Klingler. The designer was fascinated by the possible relation between industrial design and chemistry, whose combination has created some exciting projects recently. Through the he …

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

When your room is clean and uncluttered, you have no choice but to examine your inner state.

 

- Marie Kondo

I do think there’s a collective shift toward embracing rituals, and a recognition of the role of energy and vibration in looking and feeling our best.

- Cindy DiPrima - CAP Beauty

ARTS & CRAFTS

ECOURSES

Mood Board Online course Eclectic Trends

ENGLISH: Do you love mood boards but have never thought about applying formal techniques that help you get a clear message across? This 19-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. Get your free ebook and  VIEW ECOURSE→

Mood Board Online course castellano Eclectic Trends

CASTELLANO: ¿Te encanta el moodboard pero no sabes muy bien cómo aplicar las técnicas adecuadas para comunicar de forma más visual que no solo sea atractivo pero eficiente a la vez? Hemos producido 19 clips y un program de 3 pasos pensado para todo creativo que quisiera diferenciarse en la jungla laboral con un mensaje poderoso y un moodboard bien estructurado. Consigue tu ebook gratuito y descubre EL CURSO →

Mood Board Workshop Dates for 2019!

Posted By Gudy Herder, May 8, 2019

Since the focus during this year is on publishing our Trend Books, I had not the chance so far planning any mod board classes but I'm happy to do so now. The Mood Board Workshop Dates for 2019 are published now! In case you have not seen the program …

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  • CERAMICS
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Ever since I have been teaching in Tallin (Estonia) at their Academy of Arts, I like to observe their creatives' work. 
I‘ve even been toying with the idea this summer to get myself a course at their academy on 3D clay printing. 
But since I am a teacher and not a student, this would have been possible only from an observer point of view.
.  Truth is, I really was excited to get my hands ‘dirty’ and not just be a viewer. 
I’ll check new opportunities on 3D printing in the future, if you know of any, please let me know.
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Meanwhile, please see today the #Ceramics Pick of The Month on Eclectic Trends with Nüüd Ceramics. Link through profile.
  • Pampa’s TEXTURAL latest textile collection is a celebration of the tactile beauty of slow process craftsmanship.
.  The homewares brand is based in Australia but inspired by the fertile flat areas of Argentina "La pampa". In the Quechua language this means "flat areas between the mountains", it is also the place where all the collections are made. .  Co-founders Victoria Aguirre (Argentinean) and Carl Wilson (Australian) wish to preserve and pass on to the next generations the traditional manual weaving that is slowly fading away.
.  See the beautiful collection on Eclectic Trends via link in bio and follow their feed @wearepampa .  #textiles #tactilitytrend #tactiledesign #textiledesign #wearepampa #artisanmade #handmade #weaving
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What do you do if you want to style and photograph art but are having a hard time because of the stricter getting copyright laws?
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This is most likely what @Laura_Fulmine thought and set up her own brand M.A.H. or Modern Art Hire featuring artists whose work come license-free. Sculpture, photography, painting, wall hanging, print & illustration are the services/works you can hire for 1-3 weeks.
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Please check her feed for more information.
  • PACKAGING THAT MELTS AWAY
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We are talking about all our shampoo bottles, shower foam, hair conditioners and all products you use on a daily base when showering. The balance is not quite working: one bottle lasts one month, it takes up to 1000 years to degrade if thrown away and ending up in our environment.
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Mi Zhou offers a packaging made out of soap that can melt away once empty and if you consider to do so. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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See more gorgeous imagery (within my Top 5 of this year so far) on Eclectic Trends through link in profile .
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Do you refill your toiletry articles in your bathroom already? I am curious to hear:)
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#mizhou #csmdegreeshow  #centralsaintmartins # sustainabledesign #greendesign #sustainability #greenliving #soap
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To start with, this is an amazing name! The design duo and studio @VisualCitizens is rendering the future where spatial design becomes art. Whenever I read that Barcelona has become an activator for any kind of project, my heart skips a beat. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This time, the idea for Visual Citizens first came together when duo Shali Moodley and Adam Kelly, born in South Africa and Scotland worked together at an architecture office in Barcelona. The studio was later founded in Cape Town where they worked from before relocating to Europe and stay for now in Rotterdam, Holland.
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They describe their work as 'surreal immersive visuals' and I couldn't agree more. Also, it was interesting to read that perhaps designers will find themselves increasingly involved in creating, curating, and populating digital environments rather than physical ones, perhaps this could even be a solution to the vast amounts of waste produced in our 'throwaway' society. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#3d #render #instaart #stillife #scenography #spatialdesign #setdesign #objectdesign #artdirection #architecture #visualart #design #interiordesign #digitalart #gardendesign #landscapedesign
  • ONE TO FOLLOW
.  @abdullaelmaz is a fashion photographer, and art director born in Australia, and currently based in London. I am fascinated by the way he portraits (not only) the common terrace plastic chair.
.  You know, the one you always think, 'Oh, come on, still the 70ies vibe?' when you get to a great beach terrace. His photographs however are integrating the item becoming a design object rising up to an almost iconic status :)
.  Check out his beautiful feed and support.
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  • TEMPTATION
.  There is this design festival going on in France and though I am a 5 hours drive away during my vacation, I am considering if I should go and visit. But then again, this would be (kind of) work and I have prescribed myself to be 'good' (including pre-programmed IG posts:) I guess in case I am going, this would fall under 'creative self-care' :) .  One of the projects Design Parade features is Triclinium, named after the ancient Roman dining rooms where wealthier men reclined as they were enjoying food and drinks. .  The designer duo behind this proposal is @SandroDellaNoce and @carolinewolewinski
#designparade2019 @villanoailles Ph by JPPM/LUC BERTRAND
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  • THE VISIT 
I’ve been wanting to visit this place for two years. @serge_castella’s gallery up north has been on my wishlist for a while, and yesterday while cruising through the area, I just stumbled upon a Nacho Carbonell sculpture (Hellooo??) in a shop window in a lost village in the Baix Empordà. It turned out to be his gallery set up a while ago in this beautiful landscape. .  I left happy, inspired, adfing great local tips to my Empordà list (! Gracias, Serge!), and with the confirmation once again that wandering brings you to the best places when you least expect it. 
See some more snippets in stories to f you like. .  #sergecastella #interiordesigner #interiordesign #emporda #gallery #empordagram