• Mars Vs Venus

    Most designers accept the fact that it is their job to create products that meet the needs of the user. However, some believe that a deeper understanding is required around design and gender. In the July issue of Designer magazine I ask whether gender dialogue is largely missing from the design world. Click the image

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  • Trend Forecasting

    In my latest article for Designer magazine I talk to the ‘professional trend forecasters’ to find out how designers can look ahead to future developments in order to maximise the success and profitability of their products. You can read the article here or check out the selection of other articles I have written for Designer

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  • Off the Wall

    Launched by a Gothenburg based design duo in early January, Off the Wall is a 3-Dimensional wallpaper designed by Kicki Edgren Nyborg as part of her Master’s thesis. Now, working in collaboration with her husband Peter Nyborg under the name of Kredema design, the duo have developed a collection of six different 3D shapes that

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  • 2010 consumer trends

    One of the world’s leading trend firms, trendwatching.com sends out its free, monthly Trend Briefings to more than 160,000 subscribers worldwide. I of course subscribe and I have recently received a briefing detailing a number of consumer trends to watch out for next year. Business as unusual – For the first time, there’s a global

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  • Colour of the Month – Nov 09

      Justine Fox, colour expert at Global Color Research, presents the colour of the month, helping us to understand how colour psychology affects trends. This month she looks at the undeniable sophistication and elegance of Grey. The following is taken from the mix colour update newsletter which you can subscribe to here. If ever a

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  • Nowism is the trend for November 09

    Trendwatching identifies NOWISM as the trend for November 09. The following is taken from the latest briefing. As the future is uncertain, and the past is, well, the past, instant-gratification seeking consumers are embracing the ‘now’ with more passion than ever before. And despite this trend’s seemingly ephemeral character, it is rich in solid, applicable

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  • Thinking outside the Boxetti

    Designed and created by Latvian designer Rolands Landsbergs, the Boxetti Collection is comprised of five separate modules, each driven by three basic design principles – functionality, advanced technologies and the contemporary aesthetics of minimalism. Each of the modules is designed to achieve maximum efficiency by meeting the demands of functionality and suitability. All modules have

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