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Score: 7.4
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 51,210 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Apr 14
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Longing for a natural connection, consumers turn to landscape-like decals
Implications - As living quarters continue to shrink and more people move to urban metropolises, modern consumers are utilizing faux nature decals to revamp small spaces into ones that look and feel larger than they actually are. This notion of design marks an acceptance by consumers of modern living that’s below what has previously been considered acceptable. [More]
Score: 6.2
Warm Top 4 Examples: 39,421 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Apr 13
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Products are now literally bending to the will of the consumer
Implications - The vision of a completely customized lifestyle is one that is highly sought after. Looking for products that can be tailored to the exact taste of the individual, consumers are asserting their desire for uniqueness by demanding products that are malleable in form and customizable according to taste and lifestyle. [More]
Score: 3.7
Mild Top 4 Examples: 16,212 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 12 - Mar 13
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Tying the knot is now completely personalized down to the last detail
Implications - The wave of extreme personalization and customization seen across many industries has penetrated the nuptial industry. It's not enough to have a uniquely special event, it has to be completely specially tailored from the jewelry to the cake toppers and decor. Weddings, like many products, are no longer one-size-fits-all. [More]
Score: 5.6
Warm Top 4 Examples: 49,178 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 11 - Feb 12
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Modular, adaptable jewelry & accessories give consumers more bang for their buck
Implications - Customization and modularity have become prevalent in furniture design and now they are making their way to jewelry and accessories. Convertible clothing is a growing element in fashion design, and growing with it are customizable baubles, purses and shoes that have been designed to offer customers multiple looks in one package. With this burgeoning direction in accessories, today's fashion consumer can get not only more for her money but also unique looks suited to her personal style. [More]
Score: 5
Warm Top 4 Examples: 38,415 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 10 - Jan 12
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Designs focused on tranquility and serenity calm stressed consumers
Implications - Today's fast-paced world brings with it a lot of distraction; busy consumers have less time on their hands to just kick back and relax. Helping them to achieve more calm and order in everyday life are innovations with serene and zenlike properties. And while zen-inspired designs, whether as small as a sculpture or as large as a house, may seem to offer tranquility only on the surface, often being in the presence of something zen-inspired is all that is necessary to calm the mind. [More]
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Score: 4.9
Warm Top 4 Examples: 82,845 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 10 - Mar 11
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Literature's dying print form takes on new meaning through alternative use
Implications - Increased digitalization and the rising popularity of eBooks may be concerning those with rooted preferences in print publishing. While the function of print is being overshadowed by electronic mediums, consumers still have an appreciation for the romanticism and nostalgia of books printed on paper. This lasting affection for the traditional novel is proven through art, furniture and other innovative creations using books as a medium. [More]
Score: 4.7
Warm Top 4 Examples: 66,887 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 10 - Mar 11
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Playfully bold furnishings suggest the end of minimalism in design
Implications - Minimalism has reigned supreme in interior design for some time now; however, consumers are beginning to overthrow this sobering style movement by choosing playful furnishings that serve more fun than function. Allowing an adult’s inner child to come out, bold colors and outlandish designs not only apply to furniture, but can translate into every aspect of living, including clothing, gadgets, and even cars. [More]
Score: 4.6
Warm Top 4 Examples: 85,887 Total Clicks Date Range: May 10 - Mar 11
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Once a “grandma” pastime, knitting becomes a stylish hobby
Implications - Although traditionally considered an activity for grandmothers, knitting is quickly becoming an avant-garde hobby. Generation Y-ers are grabbing knitting needles and embracing crochet, perhaps due to the irony knitting represents. In addition to crochet fashions, today’s crochet pieces often bear a humorous form, including food, animals and pop culture characters. [More]
Score: 4.7
Warm Top 4 Examples: 59,216 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 10 - Jan 11
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Products that bear surfaces intended for doodling encourage creativity
Implications - Defacing public property is a taboo act that most of the population would never dream of doing. Consumers now, however, can indulge in products that were made intentionally for destruction through doodling. Some of the most practical, humdrum products now bear surfaces to draw on, which permits any rule-abiding consumer to delight in a little bad behavior. [More]
Score: 6.1
Hot Top 4 Examples: 43,304 Total Clicks Date Range: May 10 - Dec 11
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Interactivity becomes essential in the culinary experience
Implications - Because competition in the food service industry calls for players to be on top of the latest innovations, more and more restaurants are combining computers and cuisine to provide patrons with an interactive, digital experience every time they visit. Apps and other digital devices are being applied to menus, wait staff and more, adding a modern touch to mealtime to enhance engagement and brand loyalty among customers. [More]