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floating color- cultural moodboard

click image to enlarge Artists, designers, and cultural innovators are finding unexpected way to utilize color as a means of changing the world around them. -Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude create large scale installations that blanket the world, both urban and … Continue reading

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floating color- additional influencers

click image to enlarge To further reinforce the ideas behind Floating Color, the strongest directional trend mentioned in my previous post, I am including here additional inspirations I discovered in my research. Most of all, I am inspired by the story behind the … Continue reading

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s/s 2014: key directions in design

click image to enlarge For several years, contemporary architecture has largely been grounded in two polar directions: finding ways to re-imagine manmade forms as an organic part of their natural surroundings, AND creating sleek/serious industrial monoliths. Though the potential creative implications of both … Continue reading

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fall 2014 trend forecast: tactile craft

click image  to enlarge The tactile and vibrant qualities of traditional Moroccan textiles and American folk art embroidery are permeating emerging cultural aesthetics.  Seemingly in reaction to the current digital overload many are feeling, people are being drawn to the … Continue reading

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inspiration: new blue and white

click image to enlarge Left: Ah Xian, China China- Bust 35, 1999. (porcelain) Center: Caroline Cheng, Prosperity, 2010. (burlap fabric, porcelain) Right: Annabeth Rosen, Wave, 2012. (glazed ceramic, steel frame, baling wire) Surrounding: Richard Saja, Behold: ELECTRICITY!, 2012. (cotton floss … Continue reading

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art trend: the duality of self

click image to enlarge Young artists are increasingly drawn to the duality of self. What does it mean to be a social being in a globalized world? Do we wear masks, or are these really just second skins; organic layers … Continue reading

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music trend: elastic youth

Trends in youth music are diverging from the expected. Just like the young people listening to them, the bands and record labels influencing contemporary trends refuse to be categorized. They combine disparate elements to create new genres with an emphasis … Continue reading

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inspiration: modern mythology

Unrelated Pacific NW film makers, Andrew Klaus and Casey Parks, have tapped into a similar cultural trend: modern mythology. As a result of the quick cultural shift caused by technology that makes all information seem immediately knowable, artists are feeling artificially detached … Continue reading

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s/s 2015: nature 2.0

click image to enlarge  As Generation Y reaches a more fully realized maturity, they aspire to discover new challenges. Having come of age in a culture in which technology has become easy, they look to the natural world for inspiration … Continue reading

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s/s 2015: dynamic plurality

click image to enlarge Social media has created a new dialogue surrounding the changing American Dream. Crowd sourcing sites such as Kickstarter allow anyone to disseminate an idea, and in doing so become a micro-entrepreneur. Once impossible dreams are actualized … Continue reading

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