My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: WONDERLAND

I had to hold back my trend presentations I did for Global Color Research until the Barcelona Blogger Brunch we celebrated yesterday since I wanted to make it a bit more exclusive for all participants.

I had an amazing weekend here with fellow blogger friends and a wonderful Meet The Blogger event, I’ll publish soon the post and tell you more about it. But for today, let me introduce you to the first trend for AW 2016/17:

WONDERLAND

There is a longing towards the Nordic Shores with a strong feel of escapism. Colder climates and rougher landscapes are the new destinations where the human being has a much more difficult and often guided access to. This limitation makes it so more appreciated. Snow and ice stand for the ethereal whereas icebergs, floating freely in open water are the new symbol to watch.

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Reaching the top of the mountains and clouds represent the search for adventure and the non- tangible. Therefore we dream through landscape printing in fashion and textiles.

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Charlie Waite Photography | Lissy Elle | Niharika Hukku | Matt Wisniewski

Wonderland is an evolution of wanting to embrace nature in all its senses which started (and is still trending) with a variety of floral and botanical printing. If we can not go and access easily the waste nature then we try at last to take its image home.

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Lacoste | Roseanna Brown | Melissa Matos Styling | Zaria Foreman

There is a poetic feeling with a touch of surrealism (painted already by René Magritte in the 20th century) and serving as inspiration here. Clouds are included in art installations, photography and fashion shows in an unexpected way.

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Carl Kleiner | last but won | Matt Wisniewski | Fahad Yunus Mohammed

When it comes to colors we talk icy blues, cold white, lava, dark greens which underline the sensation of the uncontrollable and ethereal of the waste nature.

WONDERLAND Colour Palette:

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You might find this trend applied in architecture, furniture design, photography, fashion and graphic design.

Out of the four I presented, this was one of the most liked ones. What do you think?

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DIY Floating Plant Vases

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Hi dear Eclectic Trends readers! Mette from monsterscircus here with another project, you lovelies. So, how are you? As autumn arrives in the northern hemisphere, it’s perfect to focus more on the inside decorations. The summer’s plant trend is still rumbling and creating green surroundings at home is a perfect excuse for you to make some green extravaganza for your space.

So let’s do it!

Supplies:

Vases

Jewelry wire 0,5 mm or nylon thread

Scissors

All kinds of beads (crystal, wood) & sea urchins

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Step 1.

Cut a long piece of wire.

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Step 2.

Thread the wire with beads – placed at different distances.

Use multi-colored or crystal beads for a lively look and remember to add those charming sea urchins.

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Step 3.

Wrap the wire around the vase and make a knot at the top of the vase – and that’s it!

Acquire or gather a collection of the hanging vases and hang them at various heights.

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The idea of the hanging vases goes way back, but I love this new refreshing & embellished look – and for me floating objects are real eye treats, what do you think?

Rather than getting the usual bunch of flowers for friends, instead you could give an embellished colour-personalized vase and add sprigs from the garden or cuttings from your favorite houseplant. If you’re going to throw a small gathering your guest would love to enjoy these botanical discoveries above the dining table.

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This project is almost too simple, but there’s so many variations possible, and best of all, it’s budget friendly.

So what do you think? You’ve already tried to add a little height to your space with hanging vases? I’ve placed these hanging vases in our entrance and I must say they are certainly conversations starters!

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Stunning when hung in multiples or enjoy just one in a special spot.

Thank you so much for reading, looking forward to see you next month and remember: It only needs something small to look great!

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Please find here more of Mettte’s inspiring DIY projects.

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My September Mood Board

Back to monthly mood boarding after the August. This series is one of the themes I like best. First, because they get me work with my hands. Then researching beautiful imagery and finding out where my mood goes to this time is just really nice.

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The advantage here is I just go with the flow whereas when working for clients mood boards have to be very structured and tailor-made. So, guess what…I am back to blues (I have a knack for the moody ones) but combined with naturals here. It’s a mix of late summer feeling, indigo and denim go together but pair up with warmer fall alike textures, minerals and artisan images. I hope you like it, it’s totally my vibe now!

Sources: Jon CromwellLuis Mariano Gonzalez | Rachel Whiting | Warren Krupsaw | Tashwesp | Juan Salvarredy | Likainen Parketti | Frank features | Thiophene Guy | via Something Everything Nothing

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It’s Trending: metal black framed room dividers

One of the often posted images in interior design goes right now around the black metal trim around windows & doors. What used to have a very industrial look, is now evolving slightly towards a more contemporary approach mixing steel with warmer decor and plants to offset them.

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 Brydie Mack Photography

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Dabito Photography

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Bedroom and living: pernille vest photography for elle decoration. Here goes the entire post of this renovated former schoolhouse.

What has been used for doors and windows is becoming – and that is the trend here – an indoor element. You’ll see them more and more as a room divider option now. When in Milan earlier this year, I already observed really nice room divider designs (in a different material though) at the international Salone event.

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Home of Jaime Lacasa 

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And that’s the image that made me think about writing a trend post because when you even find those doors in a shower, we can definitely say these metal frames have gone beyond their initial purpose and are all trending now.

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And this last image above is a very nice example of how to soften a cooler metal look with some greenery all set up in beautiful different glass containers. If you ever had any doubts of how to integrate these room dividers not wanting a too obvious industrial style, get a half-round table with some plants allowing still visibility, and you are all set!

Note: 17.09.14 I have just found this image on the net and had to add it. Isn’t it the perfect fit?

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Bruno Suet Photography

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A Creative Life for Heart Home Magazine

I have been featured in the September issue of The Heart Home Magazine with a really nice feature (starting page 27). I am very pleased with the outcome and would like to give you a little glimpse of what I do when in Barcelona and not sitting behind a screen.

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I am working in my ceramics space with other ceramicists and experiment, test, build, glaze, fire and test again. First collection ideas have been replaced by others, and now it’s all about gold glazing:-) I just discovered the technique and I am all fascinated, I can tell you. So, that idea of launching a full collection this year might be post-poned, there is just so much to discover still. But I will be on Etsy very soon with a pre-launch of White Atelier BCN.

However, let me show you a couple of images more of my work space and then I invite you to hop over, read the interview and see what the ladies of Heart Home Magazine have produced again. They never fail to surprise me with their quality, and I wonder how they can produce every single month that amount of content! And I am very honored to be again in their magazine!

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Travel Treasures: a fab corner in Athens

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Before embarquing to the quite unknown (this is why we went there) Island of Tinos during our vacation, we spent some time strolling around Plaka, Athens’ most known barrio for picturesque findings and stumbled about this charming outdoor bar. It had it all: it was hidden in a backyard, not too big, loads of made-by-hand decorative elements, an eclectic touch and an apparently good kitchen too belonging to a nice restaurant. So, if you happen to be near Plaka, just go and check 2Mazi and let me hear if it was good!

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