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The flatpack boom expands into travel-friendly products
Implications - Micro-living has seen the rise of flatpack furniture, and now flatpack items are being produced for the nomadic or on-the-go lifestyles that consumers are increasingly living. This shift sees the flatpack trend go from a product of necessity, to one of convenience – ensuring its reach to a wider range of consumers. [More]
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182,462 Total Clicks
May 17 - Feb 18
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Art & Design
The traditional selfie is adapted into new artistic platforms
Implications - The "selfie" has been a much-criticized aspect of Millennial and Gen Z's social media habits, and has since been transformed into various artistic platforms to form new products/services, to make social commentaries, or both. This shift is unique in its ability to serve those that take part in this ever-evolving habit, while simultaneously serving those that critique it. [More]
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Jun 17 - Feb 18
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TechArt & DesignMarketing
Child-led initiatives empower young people to think for themselves
Implications - Brands are offering business models that aim to empower children, getting them involved in everything from travel planning to digital money tracking. This shift comes as Millennial parents increasingly consider independence and skill-building to be invaluable when raising their children. [More]
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35,729 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Feb 18
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Art & DesignBusinessYouthLife-Stages
Mundane, everyday objects are given a design-conscious makeover
Implications - Consumers, especially young people today, are more aware of how important it is to have a strong personal brand, which includes the products that they purchase. Though apparel and accessories have long been ways for consumers to express their personalities and taste, consumers are now seeking out design-conscious products for even the most mundane aspects of their lives, like home cleaning products. [More]
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Feb 18 - Feb 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Vintage logos are revisited to capitalize on the 90s-era fashion fixation
Implications - Avid fashion consumers driven by the visual nature of ubiquitous fashion incubators such as Instagram and Tumblr are embracing new capsule collections defined by a brand's reclamation of vintage logos and iconography. This shift highlights a continued departure from the "No Logo" era of the 2000s, while also speaking to the persistent fixation of 90s era design elements and the procurement of such as cultural currency. [More]
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56,225 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Feb 18
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Art & DesignFashionHip Fashion
Cafes market themselves as having one prominent specialty
Implications - Where once cafes known for specializing in certain foods gained awareness through word of mouth, they are now pronouncing their specialties and designing entire business models around them. This shift is a result of changing consumer behavior, where brand awareness is more likely to spread via social media platforms–resulting in a need for businesses to create a unique point of distinction to enhance engagement. [More]
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46,563 Total Clicks
May 17 - Feb 18
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Businesses facilitate home-swapping via websites and apps
Implications - Home and apartment-swapping platforms are becoming increasingly accessible with new web and app designs that offer everything from rentals on Tinder-like match services, to vacation home-swapping business models. These large-scale forms of P2P swapping interactions are increasingly common as online platforms become more secure, offering consumers peace of mind alongside accessibility. [More]
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38,773 Total Clicks
Mar 15 - Feb 18
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TechArt & DesignMobileBusiness
Trend Hunter Services
The classic candy shop takes on new designs and specialties
Implications - The classic candy shop concept has been reformatted to become more inclusive, and to adapt to the design and specialty-related proclivities of modern day consumers. These revamped designs indicate a shift in how nostalgia now plays out in various industries, with classic rituals being of most interest when adapted to contemporary platforms. [More]
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80,551 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Feb 18
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Music festivals have created a market for festival-specific self-care
Implications - With the music festival industry booming, brands are recognizing the need to fill a gap in self-care during these experiences, in order for festival goers to maintain their physical and mental well-being. Offering everything from festival-specific workouts to survival kits, this shift serves two functions–filling a clear, emerging consumer need, and working as an immersive marketing tool for the brands offering the products and services. [More]
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31,314 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Feb 18
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Rituals steeped in tradition are adopted into augmented reality platforms
Implications - Practices that were once heavy in tradition, myth or personal ritual are being integrated into AR formats. This shift reveals the importance of tech in not only representing history and traditions, but in transforming them into platforms that are more relevant to the needs of today's consumers, who have long experienced waning engagement with these concepts. [More]
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29,589 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Feb 18
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