Posts tagged ‘2011’

April 15, 2011

milan design week 2011 on designboom

Take a look at  the library for milan design week 2011 (115 articles) on designboom

via milan design week 2011.

April 13, 2011

Milan Salone del Mobile 2011

Photos from The Milan Salone del Mobile 2011 by the Future Laboratory (via their Facebook Page)

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December 14, 2010

Black Swan a great visual reference point for Spring Summer 2011- The Trend Boutique

The film Black Swan looks set to be a great visual reference point for Spring Summer 2011 with its amazing cinematography & will no doubt create a few micro trends as a result.


Black Swan Receives 12 Critics Choice Nominations see here for the trailer

The Trend Boutique are really excited for the release of Black Swan in January next year, after hearing it has received 12 Critics Choice nominations. In the traditions of Moulin Rouge & Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland this film looks set to make a huge impact on visual trends for 2011 with its clever cinematography.Black Swan has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress Portman, Best Supporting Actress Kunis, Best Director Aronofsky, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Best Score.  It has also been featured in the Toronto film festival and the Venice film festival in 2010. Natalie Portman plays Nina, a ballerina of a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance


Read the rest of the article here – via Black Swan Receives 12 Critics Choice nominations – The Trend Boutique.

December 9, 2010

Announcing the Color of the Year for 2011: PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle, a Vibrant, Energetic Hue

Pantone HoneysuckleA Color for All SeasonsCourageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”….Read on @ Fashion + Home – Announcing the Color of the Year for 2011: PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle, a Vibrant, Energetic Hue.

PANTONE Color of the Year 2011 can be found in the following PANTONE Color Systems:

fashion + home: 18-2120 TCX or 18-2120 TPX
fashion + home CMYK:
4 75 24 0
PLUS SERIES: 205 U (closest match)
0 86 16 0
203 101 134
Goe™ System: 26-2-4
Plastics: Q190-3-1

Download the PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle press release here.

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October 27, 2010

Hard Graft: Yorkshire at Work

New Book Hard Graft: Yorkshire at Work – Terry Sutton (£20)
Terry Sutton is one of Yorkshire’s most gifted illustrators, and in Hard Graft he has used his talents – both as an artist and as a photographer – to pay tribute to Yorkshire’s rich heritage of craftsmanship and industrial achievement – its willingness to roll up its sleeves and set to work. As well as over 75 of his own watercolours, Terry has included a carefully chosen selection of engravings and historic photographs to celebrate Yorkshire’s industrial past and it appetite for hard graft. Available from mid-October. There’ll be an exhibition at the Piece Hall Halifax next April.

Discover some of the past industries of Yorkshire through the fantastic illustrations and photographs of Terry Sutton. Following Terry’s successful exhibition, Yesterday’s Yorkshire, A Celebration of the Industrial West Riding by Terry Sutton in 2004, Terry once again uses his wonderful illustrations and photographs to captivate audiences young and old.


March 12, 2010


color for Spring/Summer 2011
March 17 – PANTONE WEBINAR SERIES – 10:00 AM, 12:00PM or 3:00PM (EST) – Emphasize beauty through the use of color for Spring/Summer 2011. Presented by Laurie Pressman. Register for a session now by clicking the link below

Pantone Webinar

December 3, 2009

Color Trends for 2011

more about  Benjamin Moore’s ColorPulse™ 2011

from :Susan Jensen Smith  founder and owner of Rooms That Work LLC, an interior redesign and home staging company located in Connecticut. on her blog

Four trends that inspire the overall theme of “Balance” were discussed.

1. Farm

2. Order

3. Escape

4. Tribe

I’ll do my best to describe them here.


* Yes, there is a return to farm-inspired colors. It mirrors society’s need to get back-to-basics.

* Think cow prints, textured hay and burlap feedbags, and the creative the use of repurposed farm tools.

* You’ll see tea-stained colors for a rustic tie-dye effect. Imagine the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables at your local farm stand. Yes, those peas/corn/carrots from the 70’s are coming back!

* Whites will become milkier, and you’ll see more butter yellow and creams. And green will still be hot.

* Earthy soil will replace the cooler gray tones as the strong neutral.

* Oak cabinets will come back in vogue.

* You’ll even see more stencils, needlepoint and yes…even macramé plant hangers.


* It’s easy to see how this trend reflects on today’s need to find order in the chaos of the day.

* Look for minimalistic, geometric, stacking, sort of a modern Puritanism influence.

* The use of outlining gives structure, bright stripes and polka dots are easily defined.

* Primary colors are coming back, but look for the use of monochrome color schemes to continue.

* Black and white with pops of color (primary especially) will be in.


* If getting back to the farm, or find order in chaos don’t work for you, how about escaping from reality?

* A translucent, soft retro feeling that inspires elegant fantasies and fairy tales.

* Angelic clouds form a veil of wonder. Lots of frosted, pearl and satin finishes. Pink becomes the new red in this trend.


* As we simplify our lives and get back to what’s core to our values, it only makes sense that there will be a renewed importance place on communities, or tribes.

* Imagine rich orange and berry hues paired with spicy browns and bronze metallic.

* Tribal accents such as community-inspired sketch’s, beads and new textures will be key elements in this trend.

via Color Trends for 2011.

December 3, 2009

Color Pulse 2011

COLOR PULSE 2011 from Ruthie Staalsen’s blog -an Interior Decorator and owner of –

“I recently went to a seminar at The World Trade Center here in Dallas regarding Trends for 2011, presented by Fran Mooney (Design Specialist for Benjamin Moore).

Benjamin Moore has done much research regarding how trends evolve and how they forecast what colors and textures are going to be in style for the next years to come. They gather their information by the influence of what’s on the runways in fashion, lighting & accessories.

From the rural influences to urban application, BALANCE is supported by 4 themes for COLOR PULSE 2011. The Farm, Order, Escape, and Tribe. Here are some the notes I jotted down and I though you would find them informative and interesting.

Farm – At the forefront is self sufficiency and the elimination of waste. Make do lifestyle, hands in the soil, organic crops, farmer’s markets, rooftop gardens, growing our own herbs, inside gardens, tea stains, tie die designs, basket weave (including macroma if you can believe that).”

Please follow the link to read the full post

Ruthie’s Renewed Treasures: Color Pulse 2011.

November 11, 2009

head full of 2011 trendyness

ok I have a head full of wonderful watery trend news for spring/summer 2011 from Li Elderkort, which Huddersfield ADA student is going to be the first to visit the Trendhub for a briefing? ps. I’m not back in till Friday – Linda Lewis Design Resource coodinator. Think source/stream/river/cascade/lake/pool/mermaid/mediterraneus/thermae/algae/estuary/rain forest/reef.

Linda Lewis Design Resource Coordinator, School of Art, Design and Architecture