That Elusive Cool Factor

This video does a pretty good job of describing how familiarity + surprise combine to create trends people want in on.

Although trends might seem completely random, there are well-documented patterns to what becomes popular. A 20th century industrial designer, who created some of America’s most iconic looks, developed a theory of coolness that has been backed up by various scientific studies. Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, explains the science behind why we like what we like.

Spring Summer 2018 Color Trends – from Design Options

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From Design Options, a fabulous CA-based color forecasting company: a preview of upcoming interiors color trends for the Spring Summer 2018 season.

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Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.

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Color Forecast Spring Summer 2017-18 from Design Options

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From Design Options, a fabulous CA-based color forecasting company: a preview of upcoming color trends for the Spring/Summer 2017-2018 season. Just a little taste of what’s to come for women, men, kids and home…

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Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.

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Atlanta Gift Show, July 2016 – part 1

The Atlanta Gift Fair is one of my favorites. Mostly because everything you can imagine is represented there! The diversity of styles is incredible and allows for unedited inspiration.

 










    
   


  

    

Splatter(every)ware

Things are getting a little messy – all splotchy and splattered!

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Fantastic Frank
Hinson - Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Hinson – Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Dyke & Dean - Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Dyke & Dean – Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Koromiko - Blue Plate, $74
Koromiko – Blue Plate, $74
Agnes Trachet - Green Splash Pillow, $20
Agnes Trachet – Green Splash Pillow, $20
Evens - Splatter Clutch, $55
Evens – Splatter Clutch, $55
Pinch Design - ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
Pinch Design – ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
March - Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
March – Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
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March – Italian Spatterware Pitchers, $50 – $100
Shiraleah NY - Splatter Pillow, $63
Shiraleah NY – Splatter Pillow, $63
Suite One Studio - Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Suite One Studio – Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Strokes of Midnight - Watercolor Art, $78
Strokes of Midnight – Watercolor Art, $78
Melody Hillman Ceramics - Small Planter
Melody Hillman Ceramics – Small Planter
Jonathan Adler - Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler – Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler – Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Napkins, $28
Jonathan Adler – Drip Napkins, $28
Whispers of the Heart - Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Whispers of the Heart – Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Kate Spade for West Elm - Galaxy Sheet Set
Kate Spade for West Elm – Galaxy Sheet Set
Half Light Honey - Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Half Light Honey – Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Anna Joyce - Splatter Clutch, $61
Anna Joyce – Splatter Clutch, $61
Art Affect Home - Splatter Pillow, $32.50
Art Affect Home – Splatter Pillow, $32.50

Checking out Copenhagen – part 1

I was lucky enough to spend a couple days in Copenhagen last month, browsing the home decor scene. It was AMAZING! The Danish sensibility is absolutely lovely.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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