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Score: 7.5
New and Warm Top 4 Examples: 49,469 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - Apr 14
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Artists pay homage to fast food culture imagery for enhanced brand status
Implications - Speaking to a consumer's sense of nostalgia and the ever-present status of fast food in America, artists are remixing fast food culture as a means of creating cross-cultural community connections. The use of fast food imagery in niche art communities solidifies their status as mainstay images and does double duty as breaking down the barrier between brand and consumer by reinforcing approachability. [More]
Score: 8.8
This Week and Hot Top 4 Examples: 37,302 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Apr 14
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Seeking to de-techify the kitchen, consumers go for powerless coffee brewing
Implications - While the number of smart solutions for the kitchen is rising each day, consumers are opting for simplified ways to brew coffee that enhance both the chore and the taste. Ritualistic in many respects, the solutions satisfy connoisseurs concerned with quality as well as naysayers who negate the unnecessary use of technology for simple tasks. Powerless operation methods satiate the eco-conscious and decrease dependancy on electrical grids. [More]
Score: 8.1
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 52,054 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Apr 14
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Furniture is left intentionally raw for rebellious eco aficionados
Implications - Unsatisfied with the heavily manufactured designs that dominate the market, bold consumers are turning to décor choices that are crafted from reclaimed materials to be in-line with their rebellious nature. The unfinished aesthetic carries notions of eco consciousness, but extends beyond to a desire for counter culture acceptance. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 50,396 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: 7.1
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 43,268 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Mar 14
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Dual-purpose children's furniture satisfies a need to play in a stylish way
Implications - The youth decor industry is specifically geared towards designs that are indeed smaller for younger tots to fit into, but designers are now moving towards products that satisfy a need for multipurpose decor. Incorporating aspects of play and imagination to put it to dual use, the furniture designs add a discretionary element for parents that desire new ways to entertain young minds, but that don't want to overwhelm living spaces with designs that are only meant for one age group. [More]
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Score: 8.6
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 71,855 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Feb 14
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Brands imitate the comfort of home for an enhanced shopping experience
Implications - E-tail has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade by appealing to consumer appeal for convenience and shopping from home, which is an aspect that physical retailers are adapting into design with storefronts that mimic residential living to pull shoppers back into stores. The direct attention to comfort and familiarity pushes against the formerly rigid structure of retail design for an experience that welcomes and appreciates patronage in a more intimate way than ever before. [More]
Score: 8.4
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 23,862 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Feb 14
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Contemporary pianos utilize high-tech features to seek out diverse markets
Implications - While classical music is certainly refined and eloquent, encouraging younger generations to see the beauty behind it can be difficult. Pop-up pianos and contemporary keyboards offer consumers classic instruments with a high-tech edge, combining a passionate form of expression with modern conveniences. The addition of technology serves to attract a more youthful, tech-savvy market, showcasing how adaptability is key to keeping relevant. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 38,005 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Feb 14
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Consumers create homage product packaging to reinvent favorite brands
Implications - In the words of Charles Caleb Colton, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," which is coming to fruition through homage product packaging designs of iconic brands. These conceptual packaging designs transform brands into works of art that are hip, yet timeless and give consumers the power to influence packaging, while also giving brands an idea of how to approach future branding. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 15,056 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Feb 14
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Quirky office supplies reflect a consumer need for individual expression
Implications - While people often try to keep their offices as professional as possible, employees are now looking to more personalized features to make work settings more inviting. Supplies that reflect personal interest in movies and media allow individuals to incorporate their personality into the decor, making them feel more connected to their environment and thus, work more effectively. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 18,110 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Feb 14
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The design aesthetic expands beyond just furniture for minimalistic living
Implications - Traditionally a design method to aid in shipping, flatpack has evolved from being a utilitarian practice to design inspiration that speaks to the space cramped consumer. Influencing multiple areas of design, the aesthetic satisfies a novel consumer appeal to build and break down goods, but also to fit more into tight spaces for enhanced efficiency and the ability to have additional room for more products. [More]