Our Synthetic Oceans Issue – inspiration from Katie Turton

Our Synthetic Oceans Issue – inspiration from Katie Turton

According to statistics from the United Nations Environment Programme we currently produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.  That’s roughly the weight of the entire human population!  In previous posts Laura has highlighted the wonderful products made from ocean plastic pollution and the designers & manufacturers working to responsibly recycle these plastics.

Coincidentally Katie Turton, a student from Birmingham University who we’ve been watching over the last year and who was a guest blogger for us last September, has dedicated her final year project to raising awareness of the plastic pollution in our oceans.

Her work has a strong visual impact and is thought-provoking, so we’re delighted to share it with you here, following its showcase during week 1 of New Designers last month.

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The 2019 Kitchen Trends you should know about…

The 2019 Kitchen Trends you should know about…

We are kicking off Monday morning looking back to our Trend Hub feature at the Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical 2018 Shows in London. At the show Scarlet Opus outlined 2 key trends for kitchenware in 2019 getting specific about important color palettes, smarter material use and the global food direction that is affecting consumer purchases and lifestyle choices.

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Sneak Peek: Decor + Design Melbourne 2018

Sneak Peek: Decor + Design Melbourne 2018

Are you planning on visiting Decor + Design Exhibition in Melbourne next month?

Here is a sneak peek of what we have been working on in preparation for Australia’s No.1 Interiors event; expect to see exciting innovations in Material Research and informative insights into the Global Trends that are set to have an impact on the Interiors market.

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Top 6 Stationery Products spotted at the London Stationery Show 2018

Top 6 Stationery Products spotted at the London Stationery Show 2018

We have picked 6 of our favourite products spotted at the London Stationery Show. These inspiring exhibitors showcased innovative and thought-provoking designs that caught our eye in terms of trend direction for 2019. Continue reading “Top 6 Stationery Products spotted at the London Stationery Show 2018”

Scarlet Opus Trends at the London Stationery Show 2018

Scarlet Opus Trends at the London Stationery Show 2018

If you follow us on Twitter and Instagram you will know that last week we were at the London Stationery Show, giving trend tours and seminars. We designed and curated a Trend display area as an inspirational stop for Designers, Manufacturers, Retailers, Buyers and visitors at the show; on the hub we showcased four 2019 trend stories specific to the world of Stationery design; Clarity, Imperfect Beauty, Eco 2.0 and Out of the Ordinary.

Incase you missed it… here is a snap shot of our Trend Hub highlights…

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