FREE IT’S TRENDING REPORTS

Our It’s Trending series features a design movement that is already on the market but hasn’t become a mainstream phenomenon yet. Its impact is not strong enough to call it a Micro Trend, but it’s interesting enough to consider it a trending topic.
How The Construction Brick Became The Rockstar In Retail Design
How The Construction Brick Became The Rockstar In Retail Design
The Lab Style Aesthetics
The Lab Style Aesthetics
The New Contemporary Rattan Universe
The New Contemporary Rattan Universe
The Rise Of CBD Based Products
The Rise Of CBD Based Products

LATEST FIND

Nothing better to start the weekend than browsing through the joyful color palette at Casa Hoyos located in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). A seed and grain trader was transformed into this boutique hotel that works …

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TREND POSTS

5 Areas That Need To Rethink Social Distancing Design

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Movements usually boil slowly until they come to the surface, grow, and eventually become a trend spread in various disciplines. Some convert into a mainstream phenomenon, others stay niche, and disappear after a while. We did not see a movement or trend for social dist …

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The Workbook That Scans If Your Business Is Trend-Proof

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Taking into consideration the massive download of the workbook we've experienced so far, I thought it could be worth it sharing the idea on a single post. During the lockdown, I started a video series on IGTV called How To Navigate Trends In Uncertain Times. During thr …

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Hey Gudy! I’d like to know…Part IV

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This video series is coming to an end. But there is one last thing we've produced for you. Here goes the fourth and last part of this IGTV video series. You most likely have watched the three previous videos where I share a few concepts of what the future might bring. N …

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Hey Gudy! I’d like to know…How To Navigate Trends In Uncertain Times, Part III

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Today we have published a new and (almost) last part of this video series How To Navigate Trends In Uncertain Times, Part III. I hope you had the chance to watch the first two videos, there is a logic on how the chapters are building up, you can find them on IGTV.  Pl …

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THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

CREATIVE WASTE, SUSTAINABLE & MINDFUL DESIGN

Best Case Example Of Organic Architecture With Javier Senosiaina

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    There is no better timing to revisit Javier Senosiaina's La Casa Orgánica (Naucalpan, México,1985), in a moment where we'd like to feel more connected than ever to nature. The welcoming place hardly modified the environment in which it has been built but …

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House Of Food ‘Nest We Grow’ – A Public Structure

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The House Of Food 'Nest We Grow' is an open and public structure whose main intent is to bring people in the community together to store, prepare, and enjoy local foods in Hokkaido, Japan. The program of the Nest is decided according to the life cycle of these local foo …

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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

A Joyful Color Palette At Casa Hoyos Hotel

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Nothing better to start the weekend than browsing through the joyful color palette at Casa Hoyos located in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). A seed and grain trader was transformed into this boutique hotel that works with local designers and artisans to reflect local ta …

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Fresh functional design for a primary school

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Christopher Elliott, when presented with the task of refurbishing St.Michaels Grammar School, admits’, was a steep learning curve. How to take a heritage-listed building, stepped in the school history, and create a fresh new functional design; that supports the dynam …

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A New Scene-Stealer Store By Forte Forte

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I believe we have never covered so many retail spaces of one brand as we do with Italian clothing label Forte Forte. What struck a chord this time with its new scene-stealer store, was with no doubt the staircase shape and material! Sibling founders Giada and Paolo F …

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Giveaway City Quitters Book by Karen Rosenkranz

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The dynamics of the cities and how week, after week, people keep populating them searching for a better life is a popular topic. But what about the opposite? City Quitters: where people go after the city? How is their life once they abandoned the concrete jungle? Kar …

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COLOR INSPIRATION

Color Inspiration No.28: Classic Blue, Pumpkin, Corn, Peach, and Plum (Free Ebook)

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Color Inspiration N°28  has a focus on Classic Blue, Pumpkin, Corn, Pink Peach, and Brown Plum. The color Blue has been all over the news after Pantone nominated it the color of 2020. It has indeed become an inspiration for many to apply in the month to follow. S …

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Color Inspiration No.27: Iris, Coffee, Satin, Biscotti, and Ginger (Free Ebook)

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Color Inspiration No.27 has all the right hues for the cold winter days: Iris, Coffee, Satin, Biscotti, and Ginger. Color Inspiration No.27 has a calming mix, echoes the first lazy days of this season, during which the only thing we need is a comfy and warm sweater a …

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Color Inspiration No.26: Black, Sienna, Turmeric, Prussian Blue, and 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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SCENE STEALERS

Raising the curtain for must-know talents

Colorful Face Mask Knitting Experiments

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With no intention of belittling difficulties, the creativity of face masks that has been sprung the past weeks just for the fun of it is worth writing a book. Experienced and professional knitter @yrurari has been experimenting with some sweater ideas to wear on a face …

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Decompressing Emotions with Qing Deng’s Aspirator

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Qing Deng took part in the Pure Talent Contest 2020 at the imm Cologne program where young rising product designers would exhibit each year their final works. Aspirator fills a puff with air, allowing to sit down when shouting into a sort of vacuum cleaner. The artist …

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TECH + INNOVATION

A set of headphones grown from bio-materials

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In the endeavor of reducing the use of materials that are not environmentally friendly, Finnish studio Aivan in collaboration with scientists from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University created a set of headphones grown from bio-materials.   //The technology and the headphones The headphones were named Korvaa. In the Finnish language, it has an anatomical meaning" Korva", "ear." While "Korvaa" is a verb, …

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Unmanned coffee shop concept by Nendo

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In this unmanned coffee shop, designed by Japanese studio nendo and located in the observation deck of Roppongi Hills, customers are asked to prepare the coffee themselves. Five kinds of roasted beans await in a vending machine that looks and acts like a capsule toy. The grinding process is automated (pic 4), and all you have to do is start …

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

This is not a time where personalization of taste and style are taken into account, but personalization of NEEDS has become the merging driver. The relevance is different, and brands might consider that change. >> More in video I

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More than three billion people live in countries whose borders are totally closed to nonresidents. That means the prospect of border restrictions leads to a higher preference for local over global products and services. We get a taste now on how that could work; we’re back to LOCALISM.>> More in video II

 

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ARTS & CRAFTS

ECOURSES

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CASTELLANO: ¿Te encanta el moodboard pero no sabes muy bien cómo aplicar las técnicas adecuadas para comunicar de forma más visual y eficiente a la vez? Hemos producido 19 clips y un programa 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 →

The Mood Board Academy has its first one-pager site now!

Posted By Gudy Herder, May 22, 2020

If someone has told me four years ago that anything evolving mood boarding would become a business on its own with the name of Mood Board Academy, that would have been quite a surprise. The truth is, today, not only I give online and offline cours …

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