Beyond Trend

As a trend hunter, I have surrendered. Around the world, nothing seems truly new any more. Sure, there is mid-century modernism, and lots of craft, and the green movement - but no mega-trend that shakes the soul or evolves from one place to another. This isn't really a surprise given our fast, modern connected world, but how many of us have thought about how this affects design, a discipline that has based its roots on influences and on sparking firestorms? Who do we actually affect any more?

As creatives we're learning a new language, one which sounds more like cooking than designing. Today, what is important is the recipe, which most likely will be served with mash-ups, blends and a whole lot of tracks. A nice result of this chaos is that authenticity really stands out, as does anything considered classic, or pure. Even though it's easy to really screw up a dish, the most brilliant of chefs can now rise from the global sameness. The talented have become valuable.

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