Archives for "December, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 28th December 2011

2011 IN REVIEW: THE YEAR THAT WAS HONEYSUCKLE

In this post I’m not bringing you any tips on decor or trend alerts, I don’t have any smart DIY tricks to share with you. Instead this trend stalker went digging into cyberspace’s archive to find the best of 2011. This is a review of the design that was inspired by Pantone’s forecast of a […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 26th December 2011

IT’S OUTDOOR TIME AND THE LIVING IS LUXURIOUS…

As a kid I had a list of things I wanted to achieve when I was a certain age, some were funny, some were unrealistic. 11-year-old me might be disappointed that I didn’t become fast friends with Carlton Banks (yes, the character from the Fresh Prince of BelAir) I liked the preppy clothes he wore […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 21st December 2011

HOTEL MISSONI, HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME BLOG THE WAYS…

In 1953 Italian couple Otavio and Rosita Missoni started a small knit shop, which grew into a little empire you might know called, Missoni. They basically hold the patent to beautiful knitwear and lovely bold prints. In 2005 plans were made to start work on Hotel Missoni, which comprises of a series of hotels in […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 19th December 2011

I’M DREAMING OF A HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS

The festive season is in full swing, the only aspects lagging behind are my leave and putting up decorations at home. As I write this I’m humming Jingle Bell Rock. Even my local relaxation spotis feeling the mood – the tree and decor are up, the playlist is leaning on the jolly side of things […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th December 2011

RECLAIMING BEAUTY – THE NATURAL WAY

A design trend that is slowly rearing its beautifully eclectic head in a chic form is the use of old wood in a new way, re purposed wood – or is it refurbished? No, I think it’s recycled and reused wood, but whatever you call it this trend is here to stay as it is […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 13th December 2011

TREND ALERT: 2012 HERE WE COME

Word on the trend forecasting side of the web is that a colour has been chosen for the year ahead (2012). Pantone the authority on colour and provider of colouring systems has made its selection for the year deemed by many philosophers and trend spotters as the year of transformation, and the lucky winner is […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 12th December 2011

MAKING MEMORIES, NOT CLUTTER

eclectic living room design If I kept all the keepsakes I’ve collected over the years my house would be covered in them. There would be piles of tickets and passes (movies, concerts and flights), a bag full of I [heart] whatever t-shirts, stickers and pins about things I didn’t really heart. I’d be under so […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 8th December 2011

Beauty in a Spray can: Graffiti Comes home

When most people think graffiti they probably think of a derelict run down inner-city of whichever Metropolis they imagine to be the dirtiest hub of horrors, I imagine there’s an interior decorators’ club devoted to sipping chardonnay and discussing just how vile graffiti is. Good thing that this trend stalker isn’t much of a design […]