A new feature on the blog...we're calling it Snap Trend. It's all you need to know about design trends in 5 seconds. Think of it as the US Magazine article of trends. Here's a snap from Paris and the shows:
#1: PUT A HEAD ON IT The trend of putting the head of an animal on well...anything.
#2: OCTOPUS The octopus is the new "it" girl in design!
#3: LOVELY BONES I saw skeletons everywhere....they are the new curio must have.
#4: PHOTO REAL This trend uses the digital image to make a surface appear to be natural/real, like this "wood-plank" wall. It's also used to make the surface look old or worn with texture - I call this "digital distressing."
#5: MAXI TAXI This trend celebrates anything stuffed in any setting.
#6: ANATOMY CLASS Slightly creepy, but the obsession with old school medical models, things in formaldehyde and glass jars has become quite the movement.
#7: THE MOUSTACHE The new "bird" in design.
#8: STITCH IT A throw back to our needlepoint days.
#9: TASSELS I saw tassels everywhere! In decor, jewelry, fashion...
#10: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES This trend won't go away....My fave is the form it took in the Alexander Mcqueen exhibit at the Met.