Blame it on the swine flu or thank Katy Perry (depending on your level of excitement about wearing pigs), but pig rings and jewelry seem to be popping up everywhere.
Blogger Trend de la Creme noticed a surprising and meaty design inspiration for jewelers as of late--the pig. The pictures above show a collection of the hog madness--who knew the barnyard could be so trendy?
Implications - With consumers being bombarded on a daily basis with a variety of products, individuals are looking for more obscure areas of life for inspiration. A fascination with farm animals is just one subject that demonstrates how even the non-glamorous industries can be employed to find product ideas. Companies would be wise to consider how to exploit these various markets to make attention-grabbing products.