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Palm leaf prints dominate design in everything from fashion to packaging
Implications - As ubiquitous in the Instagram-driven collective design ideal as 'Millennial pink,' palm leaf prints can be observed as commonplace in contemporary branding, retail design, fashion and much more. This fixation highlights the influence of an image-driven social media culture in which one's possessions and surroundings become a prop that speaks to a new kind of social currency. [More]
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204,744 Total Clicks
Feb 16 - Aug 17
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Subtly stylish washroom design takes the chaos out of routine
Implications - With the shift away from clutter towards a more streamlined lifestyle, comes a clean design aesthetic permeating the private sanctuary of the home – the bathroom. Clean lines, minimal color palettes and subtle textures create a harmonic space that allows for unwinding and de-stressing after a long day, or a neat and uncomplicated area to get ready for the day ahead. The movement towards minimalism within the washroom denotes a desire for harmony and tranquility, even in the must functional of spaces. [More]
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188,544 Total Clicks
Oct 15 - Jun 17
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Art & DesignModernDesignHome
Toys turn into collectible artworks to engage the whole family
Implications - With parents looking to spend more time with their children, toy brands look for ways to appeal to both children and adults alike to foster bonding through joint interest. Taking an artistic approach to toy design, brands are producing eye-catching games that double as collectible décor, enticing parents to splurge a little more on a toy that also doubles as an aesthetic element to their home. [More]
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110,719 Total Clicks
Nov 16 - May 17
This Year and Warm
Shared spaces take a modular approach for multipurpose usage
Implications - Modern lifestyle shifts mean a more adaptable approach in architectural design is needed in order to maximize the usage of a space. Shared spaces in particular are becoming increasingly relied upon to accommodate different work and leisure preferences so as to create a sense of inclusivity and acceptance. [More]
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141,382 Total Clicks
Oct 16 - Apr 17
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Modern home design takes inspiration from the nomadic lifestyle
Implications - Known for their preference towards experiences over ownership, Millennials faced with the new need to settle down are looking for adventurous and impermanent ways to do so. With less desire to commit to one location or even one design, Millennial homeowners are flexing their freedom through modular styled homes that are portable, adaptable and unencumbered. This speaks to a new perspective on housing that is less restrictive and more fluid. [More]
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751,341 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Apr 17
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Art & DesignModernDesignLifestyleHome
Marble and brass combine to create a quietly glamorous aesthetic
Implications - Transitioning away from the simplistic black and white interpretation of minimalism, marbled surfaces alongside brass accents are infusing modern design with touches of glamor. Maintaining the clean and effortless feel the modern minimalist aspires to, marble patterns create dynamic texture for the eye to travel along, while notes of brass and copper incorporate a sense of richness, mirroring the rose gold hue prevalent within the fashion industry. This up-leveled aesthetic predicates new shifts within the minimalist movement. [More]
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306,270 Total Clicks
Mar 15 - Mar 17
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Nature-inspired aesthetics resonate with the desire to connect with life
Implications - The hypothesis that humans have an inherent desire to seek connection with nature, known as biophilia, is being consciously integrated into product design. Looking to create association between a sense of wellness with their products, brands across industries are leveraging the beauty of the natural world to entice consumers engulfed by the modern digital era. This stylistic deviation taps into the consumer preference towards authenticity and getting in touch with one’s roots. [More]
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95,869 Total Clicks
Oct 15 - Mar 17
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Plant-covered restaurants create an appealingly immersive ambiance
Implications - Encouraging a sense of freshness and abundance, restaurants are adopting nature-based decor as a natural source of beauty and sensorial aesthetic that is reminiscent of the garden. Enticing consumers to slow down and enjoy their environment, lavish plants are leveraged to create a calming, yet lively, ambiance that appeals to the modern diner seeking an eco-yet-luxurious lifestyle. [More]
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210,241 Total Clicks
Jul 15 - Jan 17
This Year and Warm
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Consumers trade public spaces for elaborate custom backyard retreats
Implications - Visually appealing products and patio sets for outdoor soirees entice consumers to create a personal sanctuary in their own backyards. Millennials prefer at-home entertainment to cut costs and present a personalized flare, while Boomers are more inclined to host gatherings for privatization and relief from overcrowded public venues. This shift in leisure activities speaks to an overall consumer desire for customization and intimacy, regardless of their assigned generation. [More]
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136,170 Total Clicks
May 16 - Jun 16
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3D printing empowers consumers to create a customized world
Implications - The prevalence of at-home 3D printing has been rocking the manufacturing world by placing the power of creation directly into the hands of consumers. This is a response to the increased popularity of maker culture, however updated to go beyond a hobby or interest, and into daily needs. Such pragmatic, self-controlled use of a previously novel tool speaks to consumers' shifting perspective of technology as a necessity, as opposed to a luxury. [More]
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183,531 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - May 16
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