Peter Breugel’s Hunters In The Snow, painted around 1565, depicts people skating on frozen lakes at a time that is thought to mark the onset of the Little Ice Age. The River Thames froze on numerous occasions during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The frosty monarch had her own reputation for being an Ice […]
Pearls have fascinated for centuries and the popularity of the exhibition at the V&A reflects the universality of their appeal. Pearls are the inspiration for one of our product trends for Autumn/Winter 2014-15. In Elizabethan times, pearls were both a symbol of virginity and of fertility. The latest pearl embellished products capture this curious dichotomy […]
The celebrity bubble will burst when extreme poverty forces people to realise that shopping is not a religion and celebrities are not gods. Social classes will become unable to communicate with each other. A disenfranchised underclass will rise up against the growing international and celebrity elite it seeks to emulate. The coming revolution will see people […]
The video below shows a small snippet from our latest presentation. A previous Curious Trends report highlighted some of the bee and honeycomb inspired product designs spotted during 2011. Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen collection for Spring/Summer 2013 also reflected the beekeeping theme. Bees and honeycomb designs were common features of Elizabethan embroidery. They are now appearing […]
Visuology = Vision + Intuition + Sociology. Buy your copy here. In the first issue of this new magazine for trend spotters, fashion/interiors professionals and designer-makers, we provide inspiration and ideas on colour, styling and new products encompassing fashion, furniture, art, accessories and lifestyle. The emphasis is on sustainability and ‘style beyond trends.’
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