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Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Free Style
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Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Our 2017-2018 Color + Design Vision explores four relevant cultural themes and trends affecting design today: Future Folk, Free Style, Material Culture and Return Home. We examine today’s design trends across multiple disciplines to see how they create new visual expression. By looking at these themes, we’ll also share the 2017-2018 color forecast while giving...

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Design Discussions with Canary’s Melissa Alexander
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Find out what we learned about Melissa Alexander in our latest chat from our Design Discussions series. What inspires you personally and professionally? I am constantly inspired by music, pop culture, contemporary art, avant-garde fashion, travel, comic books, food and the political climate. Inspiration can be found from so many moments and places, as long as we view things with an inquisitive perspective. It...

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Design Discussions with Robert Norwood
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Get to know Robert Norwood, Principal/Interior Design Lead at NBBJ Los Angeles, through this thoughtful conversation that is part of our ongoing series Design Discussions. What inspires you personally and professionally?     Beauty and Craft, in the context of nature, art, and the built environment. How do you stay current on cultural trends that affect design? As a Design Practice Leader, my work is across...

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Design Discussions with PDR’s Giancarlo Salonga
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We had a chat with Giancarlo Salonga of PDR to learn more about his design approach and how he stays current on cultural trends that affect design. This is part of our Design Discussions series with designers who attended FWD, a place where we explore cultural trends and design influencers in an inspirational setting. We love to keep the conversations going, sharing design aspirations and what personally inspires...

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Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Future Folk
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Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Mankind today is in flux, living between the past and the future, and the natural and digital worlds. This dichotomy is causing major shifts in human behavior and design is following suit. We call this Designkind, where a new generation of post-digital nomads is pushed to the limits, experiencing life on demand, and rethinking the...

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