Category Archives: TREND AHOY

Titillating towers, ceramic armadillos and quivering copper stars – check out the new April issue of Homes & Antiques magazine for eight pages of wibbly wobbly fun… I loved writing this feature and chatted to some very passionate and helpful jelly experts … …keep reading

You can check out my trends reports for American design site Apartment Therapy, if you’re that way inclined. This month, I scoured the Paris show for KEY TRENDS, MICRO TRENDS and also reviewed the CURATED SPACES.

You may or may not recall the Jaffa Cake advert, but Scandi-style monochrome half moon patterns are everywhere this season, from Ferm Living and Day Birger to Nionio and Habitat. I kinda like ‘em… 1: Half Moon wallpaper, 67.50 Euros … …keep reading

Seletti has just released a trio of playful animal-shaped storage units – called ‘Sending Animals’, made from wooden shipping crates… Let’s ignore the MASSIVE ‘animal-shaped-furniture’ trend for now and focus on the materials used instead: Got any HANDLE WITH CARE … …keep reading

So today I pottered on down to the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms (a paint-spattered, spray-painted space that has been visited by the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Hot Chip, apparently…) to have a quick gander at the new Anthropologie offering. The … …keep reading

Pale sugary pastels with fluorescent hits – it’s the key colour combo of 2012 – and all over the high street in both fashion and homeware departments. Just had a quick peep at the AW12 Crown paint colour card and … …keep reading

Had a little peek at the new John Lewis AW12 collection the other day – and what a treat it was! There were three main trends to highlight. The first is NEW JAPAN – a chic, clean look which mixes … …keep reading

Sometimes it seems as if the God of Trends sends a bulk email to all the high street design studios with the subject line: ‘THIS SEASON YOU ARE ALL DOING…’ The new Contour antibacterial wallpaper (£18, Graham and Brown) is a good place … …keep reading