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Creating Beauty Out of Chaos
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The one thing that cannot be said about 2017, so far, is that it has been a boring year in terms of new design styles, social activism or fashion. In fact, when I look at the landscape of where we are today versus just a few months ago, I think the best way I can describe the directional change is a blending of dichotomies....

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Design Discussions with CallisonRTKL’s Peri Peng
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Peri Peng of CallisonRTKL Chats With Us About the Mixing of Nature + City Life and Her Terrarium Creations We continue our Design Discussions with designers who attended FWD, a place where we explore cultural trends and design influencers in an inspirational setting. Between design lectures, trend forecasting sessions and art excursions, attendees are immersed in inspiration and creativity. Our Design Discussions keep the conversations going,...

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UNDETACHED: Balance Between Rational And Emotional Design
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We are facing times of dynamic change that influence the way we live our lives. Therefore we seek grounding and connection. The balance between rational and emotional design results in an increase of the user’s consciousness, perception, and consumption. Relevant design provides sensory experiences that connect essence and process in one holistic context. Not only do spaces and objects hold meaning, their significance transcends...

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UNMADE: Returning To Craft And The Handmade
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In this era of nonstop mass production, we are simultaneously seeing the prominence of technology and a return to craft and the handmade. These approaches to making products have converged, and we are rethinking how things are made. We are questioning and seeking authenticity in the process. We are finding ways of humanizing technology. New forms are being created with the rise of 3D printing and manipulation...

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Mark Bryan Weighs In On The Resurgence Of Mod Mix
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In my latest installment for Mohawk’s blog, I thought I would tackle two trends: first, a resurgence of historical styles with a Mod twist, and second, a rekindling of texture that borders on creating a mélange that any Gestalt fanatic would love to analyze. Like a pendulum, the design world and history like to swing from one extreme to the next, picking up bits and...

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