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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A Design Trend for Spring Summer 2018 communicating an ‘Easy Optimism’

A Design Trend for Spring Summer 2018 communicating an ‘Easy Optimism’

The sun relentlessly beats down on me as I write this post, most of us (people) are enjoying the 3rd mini-heatwave of the year; it’s hard to keep in mind that it’s only Tuesday and a work-day. Everything about today is screaming chill, relax, eat, drink, smile, enjoy and do all of this outdoors. I’m doing my best to comply, after all nature’s driving influence today has reminded me about my favorite design trend for the SS2018 and compelled me to share it with you.

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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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Consumer & Design Trends can help fix the High Street

Consumer & Design Trends can help fix the High Street

Community.

What does that mean to you?

Our lives are influenced by many aspects of modern life. Over the past 2, maybe 3 years our desire to be a part of a community has been growing and deepening. It might be an online community, a local one, an interest group, a cause; the one constant is the deeply rooted desire to be a part of something that connects a group of people together. And perhaps unexpectedly, young people seek this sense of sharing in a community more than most.

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An Uplifting Color Palette for Interiors Spring Summer 2018

An Uplifting Color Palette for Interiors Spring Summer 2018

The Spring/Summer season of 2018 will see the emergence of our trend Urban Planet, which has perhaps my favorite color palette for the year. It doesn’t contain my favorite color, but as a collection of colors it’s hard to beat.

The Urban Planet palette has a real pick-me-up look to it, a happy feel. This maybe because it’s essentially a story of metallics and they are always a favorite. Metallics have been are ever present and it seems fitting that they should now have their own trend for this summer season.

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