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Score: 7.3
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 48,275 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Apr 14
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Artists comment on the use of animal skin by using grotesque imagery
Implications - As more consumers denounce the use of animal skin for fashion purposes, supporters of the anti-fur movement are utilizing human skin as a way to shock viewers into questioning the structure of the modern manufacturing. The approach is amidst other cringe-worthy efforts that looks to gross out to gain supporters and create buzz. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 12,600 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 13 - Mar 14
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As foodie culture expands, connoisseurs opt for obscure drinkables
Implications - The rise in social media-obsessed foodies constantly on the lookout for unusual flavor pairings is being supported by a rise in beverages that center around imitating a familiar flavor or fusing two unlikely matches. Chosen as an alternative to sodas and calorie-laden indulgences, the varieties satisfy the evolving consumer palate with varieties that would have been pigeonholed as unappetizing in years past, but are experiencing praise from curious experimentalists obsessed with uncovering the next big wave in food and flavor. [More]
Score: 7.9
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 11,914 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Mar 14
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As the American diet fades, consumers turn to calorie-free imitations
Implications - While fast food is a staple for millions of Americans looking for a hot meal, the diet is receiving stronger than ever criticisms by health professionals the world over. As such, low calorie or calorie-free products are synthetically stimulating the taste buds of processed food fanatics that are looking to indulge without cheating on their diet. Seeing as calorie-laden meals are hardwired into the minds of Americans, the solutions satisfy a population that requires a softer approach to healthy eating and is more swayed by promises of guiltless indulgence than anything else. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 9,577 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 12 - Feb 14
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Bizarre hotel destinations cater to more open-minded travellers
Implications - With Generation Y growing up in a world where advancements in technology create increasing demand for change and improvement, consumers are looking toward more out-of-the-ordinary experiences to satiate their need for stimulating material. Hotels that feature prison themes and paranormal references cater to millennial who are more open-minded, illustrating a growing acceptance of more radical notions in everyday situations. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 22,598 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Jan 14
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Brands turn to bodily references to merge eccentricity with shock value
Implications - With consumers unimpressed and mistrusting of mass-produced products, brands are turning to vivid anatomical themes to elicit more of a uniquely eccentric appeal. Images of the human body offer both shock value and familiarity. This battles mistrust of cold, inanimate objects directly by personifying products. [More]
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Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 13,660 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Jan 14
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Instead of improving food quality, foodies adopt flavor enhancers
Implications - Previously a frowned upon aspect of food preparation, flavor enhancers are being embraced by foodies on an international scale as a cost-effective way to make anything gourmet. As concerns regarding food sources rise, the adoption of solutions that support a novel approach to food preparation are making the tasteless gourmet and bringing the notion food connoisseur down to an everyday concept. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 15,256 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Nov 13
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Tattoo culture takes a step toward technology
Implications - Tattoo culture has come a long way in the past few years, transitioning from an underrepresented art form to a widely accepted form of self-adornment. Further updating the phenomena, Connected Ink combines tattoos with technology. This speaks to both the truly mainstream status of tattoo art, and the necessity of technology in modern society. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 10,191 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Nov 13
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Gadgets embedded literally into the body show a true tech takeover
Implications - Today's tech-controlled society has most consumers almost always on their phone, laptop, or tablet. Anatomical Tech takes this a step further by literally embedding gadgets into the body. This speaks to the dependency modern society has on technology, serving as a peek into a potentially further tech-controlled world of the future. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 54,703 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Jun 13
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The human body serves as inspiration for home decor
Implications - With the minimalism wave coming to an end, consumers are craving more novelty in their home decor, resulting in the rise of odd-ball aesthetics such as anatomy-inspired interior design. Design that mimics the human body is attractive to consumers not only for its oddity, but for its familiarity. [More]
Score: 7.2
V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 96,284 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Apr 13
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Superpowers and fantasy are within reach for today's consumer
Implications - Childhood memories recall stories of figures like centaurs, merpeople or witches who were fascinating for their ability to combine human traits with the supernatural. In adulthood, consumers still secretly long for super-human powers, especially as difficult responsibilities begin to pile up. As a result, consumers are seeking ways to channel mythical beings through design, fashion or technology. [More]
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