CURRENT INSPIRATION

We often get asked where we get our inspiration, knowledge, and findings from. Not everything is Interior Design related in our day to day as you will discover below. Welcome back to Our Top 5 Findings this week …

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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

Birkenstock’s grandiose showroom in Paris

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Footwear brand Birkenstock has recently transformed a grandiose Paris apartment into its new showroom for its 1774 line and upcoming special projects. Birkenstock 1774 line, named after the brand founding year, clearly refers to the brand’s heritage that particular …

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Marije Vogelzang’s sensorial installation for Caesarstone

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Today we want to show you Marije Vogelzang's sensorial installation for Caesarstone created for their 2019 Designer Program dedicated to the thoughtfulness of design, food production and consumption, and how it translates into human connection. Marije Vogelzang's ins …

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Our Top 5 Findings This Week

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Welcome to a new series on Eclectic Trends! We get all the time the question of where we get our inspiration from. Our Top 5 Findings this week will give you some insights of a few internet readings we pick every two weeks, and you'll see they're not Interior Design r …

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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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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

Our Top 5 Findings This Week

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We get often asked the question of where we get our inspiration from. Welcome back to Our Top 5 Findings this week where will give you some insights of a few internet readings we pick every two weeks. They’re not Interior Design related only, but cover a wider arra …

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The powerful design pieces by Aldo Bakker

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Dutch artist Aldo Bakker has recently showcased some of his powerful and original design pieces at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York. "Powerful, elegant and filled with personality, Aldo's furniture brings a new perspective, not seen before in the design sp …

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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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  • The Touch is the new book of spaces designed for senses by @Kinfolk and @normarchitects (and ready for pre-order).
Designer Vincenzo de Cotiis shows his 18th-century Milanese home as an homage to his fascination with aging objects.
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  • _THE BEST BUSINESS DECISION I HAVE TAKEN IN 17 YEARS_
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Probably not that often and when you do so, you look back to decisions taken years ago bearing fruits only today.
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The very best business decision of my career so far had been taking a sabbatical year, it's still influencing my life to date, but that's a different post and story:) ✨
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The next best decision came along beginning this year and was put into action this summer with immediate results this time.
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It had nothing to do with a strict business move such as growing the team, finding a nice office spot, financial decisions, automatizing processes, etc.
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Instead, it's a rather personal decision. 🙋‍♀️
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I am going to share a few personal thoughts on today's long newsletter, so please stay tuned at 3 pm. ⏰ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you can't access now but still would like to do so, go to the link in the profile ☝️☝️(please consider we are sending out the newsletter at 3 pm, GMT+1).
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I'd love to hear your take on that topic if you are a reader and if you have/had similar struggles/mindset shifts.
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#businessdecisions #businesswoman #businesstip #businessthoughts #personalthoughts #gudyherder #eclectictrends Furniture by @sergecastella
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PD: Please don’t take that artwork behind me too serious 😉
  • _HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED_
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where the word ‚Contemplation’ comes from? Its original meaning was “to mark out a space for observation”. .
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Nowadays, it is synonym of a “deep reflective thought”, similar to a state of meditation where we can see a deeper energy and connection between human beings that is not visible.
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In the “Contemplation” series, Russian-born @KristinaVaraksina’s focus is to capture human emotion and the psychological impressions of her subjects' mind – permitting the characters to project their internal reality. Through a combination of light and soft color palette, the artist is able to give life to these allegories and talk to the viewer.
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Researching on meaning for our upcoming trend report, this is one of the works we have stumbled upon early. Please check her feed for more visual inspiration and art.
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Have you ever got lost in contemplation? What author inspires you?
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#trendreport #contemplation #meditation #mindfulness #mindful #mindfulmoments #wellbeing #holistic #selfcare #justbreathe #spirtualhealth #heal #healing #wellness 
#ETTrendBooks #TrendsMatter
  • _3D WIZARDS_
.  We stumbled upon @sixnfive a couple of years ago aprox., included their work in one of our trend reports and have ever since followed their work very closely. And truth to be told, we always love to keep an eye on the Barcelona community, too. 😀
.  For this project, they’ve been called by the Style Magazine of The New York Times Singapore to design their dreamed Living Room for their recently launched section called T-Home. In this section, they basically ask creative people to design a specific room in their proverbial dream house — or, essentially, to give us a voyeuristic glimpse into their unbarred notion of what living well means.
.  Organic melting spaces, open areas, all community driven - what’s not to love about this imaginary concept and its monochromatic proposal? Yet another stunning work! Enhorabuena. ✨✨✨
  • _TREND2020_
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What do Birkenstock and this space have in common? 
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We are observing the hotel, cosmetics and retail industry listening to end consumers needs and mood lately much more and come up with concepts that feel like ‘being at home’. This is one of the major interior design trends we see for 2020, and if we hadn’t just closed (today!) the editorial deadline of our last Trend Book, we’d have loved to include it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can see more images and read where the name of the 1774 line comes from on Eclectic Trends. 
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Interior design by @nickvinson, Ph by @depasquale.maffini
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Now, let us hear, do your wear Birkenstocks? 
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  • Shanghai based photographer @lesliezhang1992 has a beautiful portfolio on her web site and IG feed you don’t want to miss, specially if you are into portrait photography and live a good red and black contrast. .  Have a great Sunday evening all! ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • _DREAM TEAM_  When really talented people come together for a collaboration you get to see work such as Casa La Paz.
Interior Design and styling with @stefo_rotolo and @charlottetaylr. I am quite a fan of her work and we have a print in our kitchen:)
.  I can’t help bit come back a lot to rendering design as of lately, so much talent and future out there!
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  • _MINDFULNESS_  This project marks a starting point for a new tag on Eclectic Trends. We hace discussed with the team lately much about ‘mindful projects’ and how important they get in the design industry. ‘Meaningful Design’ will not only become a nice-to-have label but influence on purchase decisions. Today we have added ‘the tag Mindfulness’ on the first post and will publish much more in the upcoming weeks.  We’d like to show you @marije_vogelzang’ s sensorial installation for Caesarstone created for their 2019 Designer Program dedicated to the thoughtfulness of design, food production and consumption in our kitchens whether in meal preparation or conversation shared with guests – through the representation of  a seed journey.  Please see more great images and read the whole story on Eclectic Trends via link in bio.  #mindfulness #mindfuleating #mindfulliving #mindfull #mindfuldesign #foodstagram #foodlover #foodart #foodiegram #fooddesign #caesarstone #art #foodinstallation #foodwaste #artlovers #foodproduction #sustainableliving