CURRENT INSPIRATION

Today we want to present the sustainable alternative to plastic packaging based on vegetable and fruit scraps developed by Emma Sicher in her thesis project “From Peel to peel”. Inspired by Italian designer Bruno Munari who …

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TREND POSTS

7 Reasons a Trend Book can help your business grow

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During the years, I have explained many times to my audiences and clients the 7 reasons a Trend Book can help their business grow. But I actually have never written about it on Eclectic Trends. We shared last week our new direction of how we are going to publish tren …

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The Big News: We are back to publishing Trend Books!

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Pic taken during our last Trend Think Tank   After much planning and researching, I am very happy to announce, we are back to publishing Trend Books and hopefully, give you the opportunity too, to access to what we believe is worth to share and know. And …

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Come to my next Trend Lecture at the IMM19!

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Ever wanted to attend a conference where I talk trends? Come to my next Trend Lecture at the IMM19! It's the time of the year again where I am giving away 20 tickets for my next Trend Lecture. I am going to talk about 3 Lifestyle & Interior Design Trends 2019/21 …

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5 Heimtextil Trends 2019/20 To Watch

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The much expected 5 Heimtextil Trends for 2019/2020 have recently been published. With “Toward Utopia”, the global renown textile fair Heimtextil is setting the course for the new trend season that was presented in September by the brilliant London-based s …

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THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

CREATIVE WASTE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Emma Sicher’s sustainable packaging from fruit scraps

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Today we want to present the sustainable alternative to plastic packaging based on vegetable and fruit scraps developed by Emma Sicher in her thesis project “From Peel to peel”. Inspired by Italian designer Bruno Munari who said, "nature is the first producer of pa …

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The evocative underwater landscapes of Vanessa Barragao

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Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the colors, shapes and textures of the …

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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

The imaginative ceramics by Irina Razumovskaya

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Today we want to introduce you to the imaginative ceramics by Russian artist Irina Razumovskaya, whose encounter with art started when she was as little as 5 years old and with regular visits to the Hermitage Museum and the Kustodiev Art School the following year. …

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The Franco-Japanese EN cosmetic boutique by Archiee

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The Franco-Japanese brand EN has opened its first physical store in Paris. EN cosmetic boutique is designed by Archiee, a Paris-based creative studio founded by Yusuke Kinoshita and Daisuke Sekine. The Japanese phoneme “en”, chosen as the name of the brand, holds …

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Pastel-hued fantasia of Neobio Family Park by X+Living

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Chinese retails are undoubtedly the most striking and status quo challenging spaces within the industry today. The Neobio Family Park, designed by X+Living, is located in Hangzhou, one of the trendiest and most popular shopping and leisure areas in the Binji …

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The Big News: We are back to publishing Trend Books!

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Pic taken during our last Trend Think Tank   After much planning and researching, I am very happy to announce, we are back to publishing Trend Books and hopefully, give you the opportunity too, to access to what we believe is worth to share and know. And …

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COLOR INSPIRATION

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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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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SCENE STEALERS

Raising the curtain for must-know talents

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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Our Top 4: IMM Cologne Pure Talents Contest 2019

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The 2019 Pure Talents Contest at imm Cologne is one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers and often the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants. The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exc …

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 We are in an urgent need to shift our current cradle-to-grave paradigm. Take-away cups and packaging are a standard of everyday life but they produce an incredible amount of waste that ends up in landfills and contaminates our precious waterways and landscapes. What if aside from being a material resource, nature could also provide a solution for this worldwide issue?

- Crème Design Studio

Wellbeing does however require more than just flat color and some greenery. In this acutely digital age, as physical, sensory beings we have a primal need to surround ourselves with surfaces that thrill our fingertips or tempt our toes. Tactile stimulation […] triggers oxytocin, the love hormone. It also lowers cortisol levels, reducing anxiety and stress. It is the language of compassion, helping us bond and connect with others.

- Michelle Ogundehin

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→

A Mood Board Masterclass for Architects and Interior Designers

Posted By Gudy Herder, November 14, 2018

I do not offer specialised classes on moodboarding for certain professions on Eclectic Trends, because I love to see creative professionals joining in from all kind of disciplines, different projects nurture the group too and open new dialogues.The m …

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  • MULTI - CULTURAL FUSIONS ARE THE BEST!
.  A few days back, we wrote on Eclectic Trends about a Franco-Japanese store in Paris, today we’d like to show you another project that talks about ‘privacy’ (see precious post on IG).
.  The overall layout of the restaurant that unites Kuwaiti and Japanese traditions, as well as the decision to create private dining rooms with independent accesses, responds directly to the Kuwaiti culture. 
Privacy is always a key component when designing projects in Kuwait and the Gulf in general.
This is rather a contrast to where I live with a more ‘vivid’ experience in the hospitality field. They say they serve Japanese tapas - that means some Spanish culture is involved, right?
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.  Credits: @ora.kw, Ph: @SimoneBossiphotographer @tzed_architects
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Credits: Tartana for @sancal, designer @isaacpineiro, fabrics @gabrielfabrics #silencedesign
  • In this project Luzie Deubel has researched ways to waterproof paper in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. Made only from natural components, the raincoat is non-polluting and biodegradable. With the potential to be composted, it can have an impact on the huge quantity of synthetic waste caused by throw-away plastic products.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • COUNTDOWN - 10 days.
Trend Book N#1
.  This is what we will talk about: we live very much in a ME moment being aware that we can only contribute to higher causes if we are balanced and have done a prior work where inner reflection is key. 
When being more aligned it gets easier to contribute to an outer world where our activism or attention will be needed. This is the first step to engage with our much needed natural surroundings and be aware about the very inspiring research and innovation that is going on in the field of preserving the planet.🌿🌎
.  #ettrendbooks #trends #trendreport #trends2020
  • Those who know me a bit more, are aware of my soft spot for ceramics. It’s been my on-and-off leisure activity since 2000 (getting my hands dirty from time to time, experimenting and playing myself).
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We stumbled recently about this work and Iove it!
For her ceramics collection “Barkskin”, Irina Razumovskaya looked at Soviet and post Soviet constructivist and Urbanist architecture. As a surface, Irina wanted to give “an impression of peeling layers – something that resembles birch trees, paint layers on abandoned walls”. In a moment when our hands need to touch structured surfaces, these designs are more than ever on-trend. More through link in profile. .
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  • Who else is looking forward to this years’ Salone del Mobile edition? 🙋‍♀️
Elena Salmistraro is always one of my fav designers to check out.
.  Credits: Styling: @Studiosalaris; for @livingcorriere; design of pendant @elenasalmistraro ; ph: @beppe_brancato
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  • S P O I L E R 😉
.  This is one of the projects we are including in our next Trend Book and Green Materials chapter.
We will reveal much more details next week.
.  Meanwhile, here goes a little and important storytelling:
.  Totomoxtle by @FernandoLaposse is a fascinating project where corn husks from Mexico, considered once waste, are carefully selected and transformed into beautiful marquetry.
But this is not the only story behind this project: extra income for the people in Tonahuixtla is generated in a moment where genetically modified corn in the area was threatening the indigenous farming community.
.  Thanks to activists, designers and visionaries such as Fernando Laposse we all not only have the chance to witness beautiful design, but get inspired by a great story of opportunities.
.  #totomoxtle #creativewaste #ETTrendBooks
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  • TREND BOOKS: We have defined all four topics we are going to launch this year.
Besides the ongoing (huge) production work, we are already thinking of new topics and one will most likely be how the term of ‘premium’ or ‘luxury’ has evolved in past years and what it means today. Obviously, it has been shifting away from owning an exclusive handbag and having worked myself several years in the luxury field (my last employment before taking the plunge and starting my own business), I am particularly looking forward to dive into new investigations pretty soon.
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But meanwhile: the Piedra lighting takes its inspiration from the stone masks of the ancient civilization of Teotihuacán. Carved in the Mexican city of Tecali - which means ‘stone house’ in Nahuatl - the fixtures draw on the clean lines, defined angles, and streamlined silhouettes that epitomize the pre-Columbian stone masks. Sculpted from carefully chosen marble or onyx, each piece reflects the unique character of the individual stone from which it is formed.
.  Why is this related to Premium or Luxury? Because one the different drivers when talking Luxury looks at past heritage. Heritage and Premium are two terms intrinsically linked! .  Whats means luxury to you? .  More on @lavivahome
#onyx @lightingdesign #whatmeansluxurytoday  #ETTrendBooks