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Each year, I review the trend world with one major quest: to answer the question “Why” behind color and design trends. If you understand the big picture trend story, then the parts and pieces of design and color come together with ease, interest and texture.

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ColorVoyant Trend Watch 2014 16.11.2012

Here, I will preview trends of the future. In researching an overall theme of Resonance for the 2014 direction there was one thing that “resonated” with me— the world around us is transitioning and shifting with tidal proportions. With this theme, four sub-themes resonate with interesting perspectives:

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Milan Design Week Watch: Color 19.6.2012

Milan offered such a celebration of colors that I've not seen in years. Colors took their role in products, packaging and branding…everywhere. They just cannot be disregarded any more.

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Milan Design Week Watch: Trends 19.6.2012

The doors were open at Ventura Lambrate, I Saloni / Satellite, the Triennale Design Museum, Rossana Orlandi and MOST/Tom Dixon, and also in individual showrooms and exhibitions. My trend overview includes four topics: Concepts, Process, Kitchen & Bath and Venues.

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Finnish Design in New York Watch 19.6.2012

In May, the 10-months long New Finnish Design CITY project looking into urban life and its design aspects was launched in New York. Another venue was ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) during the New York Design Week.

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Color Trends Watch 6.3.2012

Color Clustering refers to the combination of colors grouped in a small space still having vibrancy to stand on their own. Color Staccatos are reliant upon one another to cover the surface with impactful color. Color Blocking canvases large areas of the surface. Internal color: The heat is on with the glow of the brights into the color spectrum.

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Trend Concepts Watch 6.3.2012

Street Smarts help you to see the street for what it is, and its function and beauty will inspire us to look more closely. The street continues to influence color and texture in unconscious ways. Food is essential to our existence, and organic bright colors are the perfect balance for every design diet. Feathers seem to be fragile, yet they possess a strong and protective function.

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