I am a big fan of the Decorex shows, so I was really excited to be invited to speak at their InStudio panels for industry professionals. I shared an overview of some decor and lifestyle trends we're seeing in the market at the moment (and also had a chance to sneak down to the very impressive 100% Design exhibition downstairs).
You can watch a video of my session below. I'm always excited to discuss potential speaking or writing engagements so get in touch to find out more about my talks.
Towards the end of last year, I started working with Elle Deco on their annual Trend Issue for 2016. I've really enjoyed the process of collaborating with them on it, and excited to finally reveal the outcome. The issue is on newsstands as of today, so go grab a copy and be inspired by our thoughts on whats to come in 2016.
I'm glad some people in my life still read their news the old-school way (i.e. hard copy papers not social media streams) or I would've missed this completely. Nontando Mposo has written a comprehensive piece about my talk at the recent Business of Design conference in Cape Town for the Cape Argus. You can read the article in the embedded PDF below (sorry about the watermarks) or check it out on the IOL website. I'll also be at the Joburg edition of the conference tomorrow doing the same talk, so looking forward to sharing the content with everyone up there too.
I'm working on a secret (and super exciting) project with Elle Deco at the moment. While I can't share any details right now, you can check out their profile on me up on their website in the meantime. I'll be sharing more closer to the time, and I'm sure it'll be worth the secrecy for now.
Plascon is one of my agency's clients, and we work on projects like their Colour Forecast with them. I was going through my archives a while ago, and I found this video that Rooinooi pictures produced of our process behind one of the previous Trend Forecasts and I thought I'd share it. We work on loads of projects like this and sometimes I think it's interesting for the public to get a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes.
The good people at Ideas magazine recently got in touch about a feature they were writing on the trend of "On Day at a Time" projects. These have been trending for a while as people seek to find connection through mindfulness exercises or craft. You can read through the article below if you want to find out my take on this, as well as some other contributors' views.
Originally published in Ideas magazine, July 2015. Author: Marguerite Van Wyk.