Baby & Kids Lifestyle Stores: London

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As trend forecasters, we regularly visit retailers in major cities throughout the world to monitor how trends are emerging and ground our research. Specialising in the Kids Lifestyle market, we search out the most innovative stores in the baby and child sector. Last month we visited central London to take a look at a selection of leading boutiques. Continue reading

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Guide to Clerkenwell Design Week

Image1 JPEGAs one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals, Clerkenwell is a highly anticipated event for the industry. The exhibitions run from 24th-26th May, showcasing both UK and international designers. It attracts over 35,000 people as well as 300 brands to this established design hub in London. This year Clerkenwell hosts a diverse range of showroom displays, exhibitions and fringe events from the world of design, architecture and interiors.

Here we share our guide to some of the most exciting and innovative designers that will be presenting their work this week.

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The Connected Home

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The Connected (or ‘Smart’) Home concept is gaining traction as software becomes more user-friendly, intuitive and affordable. By 2020, experts predict that there will be around 50 billion smart, connected devices around the world. That’s more than ten times as many objects connected to the internet than people.

Our team has been monitoring this technology for the last five years as it has steadily progressed from a concept into a reality. We highlighted it as an important focus for 2016 in our Life at Home Future Insight Report.  Continue reading

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Dress Your Tech: Free SS16 Prints

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Brighten up your mobiles, tablets and desktops this season with our Spring Summer 2016 prints. Designed exclusively by Trend Bible, we’re offering 8 of our seasonal prints as free digital wallpapers. Follow the links to download your favourite. Continue reading

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Trend Tracker: Tropical Oasis Spring Summer 2016

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Two years ago we predicted four key trends for Spring Summer 2016 in our Home & Interiors Trend Book. Now as we move into the season, we spot how our forecasts are emerging in both UK and US retailers. Following our recent post about the floral explosion of Impressionist, here we take a look at Tropical Oasis. Continue reading

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Pick Me Up Highlights

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Pick Me Up, Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset House, London, showcases the best of graphic arts, from emerging illustrators to more established artists and designers. Our researchers attended this year’s show, to explore the freshest visual inspiration. In the post, we share our favourite artists and highlight key themes from the festival. Continue reading

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The Future of Packaging: Part 1

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Over the past decade, sustainability has influenced new thinking around the future of consumption. As concerns about the environment continue to grow on a global level, consumers are increasingly expecting brands to take responsibility for their impact. This new proactive consumer outlook is beginning to influence everyday purchasing decisions and consumption habits. For brands, offering sustainable solutions becomes a necessity. Continue reading

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Guide to London This Spring

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As trend forecasters, we are constantly tracking inspiring new events, exhibitions and design launches. In the run-up to the Summer, we look at a selection of the most interesting pop-up stores, festivals and exhibitions not to be missed in London in the coming months.   Continue reading

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Milan Design Week 2016: Highlights

Trend Bible 1This month our researchers attended one of the most important events in the design calendar; Milan Design Week. Celebrating its 55th year, the main show Salone del Mobile hosted designer collaborations and saw the return of kitchen focused exhibition EuroCucina. As Milan Design Week continues to expand with surrounding exhibitions and installations, we’re seeing these extra events gain more interest, often presenting the most forward thinking concepts and ideas. Trend Bible publish a comprehensive report, sharing emerging trends from Milan Design Week across home and lifestyle sectors. In this post we share trends spotted at the main show as well as key concepts to emerge from the design districts.
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Trend Tracker: Impressionist Spring Summer 2016

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We recently tracked the emergence of our Spring Summer 2016 trend, Weathered, which was published over two years ago in our Home & Interior Trend book.  In this post we explore how UK and US retailers have adopted another of our 2016 home trends for Spring Summer, Impressionist. Continue reading

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