Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019

Hello Friends, visitors, passers-by and even greetings to those who never come here; we think of you all, often.

This won’t be our last blog of the year, we’ve saved an excellent posting (our view only of course!) that we really hope you will all enjoy reading as you take a short break from your day, or evening with a drink of some kind that suits your mood. Victoria will post this later next week.

We wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We sincerely hope you have a wonderful time however you celebrate this holiday. If it isn’t a time of year that is a celebration for you, then we ask you to take a moment to celebrate our connection, our friendship, for which we thank everyone.

Have fun everyone and check back next week for our final story of 2018 and enjoy the read.

Love from Team SO.

The Mindful Powers of Hiking

The Mindful Powers of Hiking

It is clear that hiking is now an extremely favoured fitness trend; even expected to surpass the popularity of yoga in 2019. With health, fitness, mindfulness and general wellbeing firmly taking centre stage in all aspects of our life, we want to understand why and how this activity can have a positive impact on us both physically and psychologically.

What do you do to relax? What activity makes you happy? How do you practice mindfulness?

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Here’s why you should attend the next Stationery Show…

Here’s why you should attend the next Stationery Show…

We recently visited an exciting new Stationery Show launched in Manchester UK; a sister show to the successful London Stationery Show held at the Business Design Centre in April (check out our LSS blog post review from earlier in the year). This month we saw the second specialist paper and writing product show held in the beautiful Victoria Warehouse building in Old Trafford.

This brand new event was designed to attract more visitors closer to the North of England and compliment with the timing of its elder sister. The venue was intimate, it felt friendly and inviting; the Victoria Warehouse is a historic, solid Mancunian landmark which has been developed into a modern, industrial chic space. Its exposed brick walls and huge repurposed spool tables gave an interesting and unique backdrop to some amazing stationery product.

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Material Trends: Interior Products 2018

In this short video, Victoria explains some of the more uncommon materials being used at the cutting edge of design to support the continued drive for sustainability in all areas of our lives. Fish skin, old magazines, nuts and even rice …………

Designers across the globe are trying to reduce the ecological effect of their work, architects and interior experts are choosing to look to new realms & frontiers in search of new, sustainable materials.

Some of the surface textures in these materials are very special and they feel beautiful to touch. Through the continued improvement in the management of industry processes (food, fashion etc) these by-products are readily availability and therefore have negligible impact on our environment.

If you’d like to know more about how Trend Intelligence could inform the future of your product development for interiors, email Phil, or call him on )7896088996.

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