tag archives: trends

on the street.  pietrasanta, italy

via mazzini | pietrasanta, italy

via garibaldi | pietrasanta, italy

la strada degli ombrelli volante (the road of the flying umbrellas)

a street art exhibition and charity event, supporting the pietrasanta volunteer consul

for a minimum donation of five euros, supporters could purchase an inscription on the handle of an umbrella

 

on the street.  milan, italy.

via fiori chiari | milan, italy

elle italia | 30 anni di moda (30 years of fashion) | 1987-2017

a street art exhibition and party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of elle italia magazine during milan fashion week, 20-25 september 2017

 

on the street.  oakland, ca.

9th street | old town | oakland, ca

a street art exhibition

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

 

one time is a surprise.  two times is a coincidence.  three times is a trend.

the top 5 interior design trends for 2016

 from the off duty section of the 2-3 january 2016 wall street journal newspaper.

blackened, instead of rose-gold, metal

holly hunt | tristan auer | elsa side table | hand forged iron with a calacatta gold marble top

photo credit holly hunt

rounded, instead of faceted, forms

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ralph pucci international | eric schmitt | bulb dining table | lacquered aluminum with a bohemian glass base

photo credit ralph pucci international

old world, instead of industrial, details

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dedar | rouche tufted braid | PIN001.002

photo credit dedar

mexican, instead of danish, mid-century modern furniture

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parada 54 | pair of mexican mid-century modern arm chairs

photo credit parada 54 via 1stdibs.com

scandanavian flat weave, instead of sisal or jute, rugs

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doris leslie blau | swedish flat weave rug | circa 1940’s

photo credit doris leslie blau via 1stdibs.com

arbitrary, instead of evolutionary?

do you read elle decor?  the june 2015 issue featured patchwork curtains in the library of a london home, designed by studio peregalli.

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library | hampstead, london, united kingdom | interior design by studio peregalli

photo credit simon upton

since then, i’ve been noticing patchwork everywhere.  it seems to be a fall 2015 fashion trend.

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1 | gianvito rossi | suede pumps

photo credit netaporter.com

2| roger vivier | prismik suede sandals

photo credit luisaviaroma.com

3| bottega veneta | patent leather pumps with black metal bow

photo credit netaporter.com

4| gianvito rossi | suede ankle boots

photo credit netaporter.com

5| prada | suede ankle boots

photo credit barneys new york

6| burberry prorsum suede over the knee boots

photo credit netaporter.com
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1| the row | sequined linen shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman

2| fendi | baguette studded shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman

3|  chloe | python shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman
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1| chloe | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

2| etro | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit kim weston arnold/indigitalimages.com

3| rodarte | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

4| chloe | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

one of my friends has even started quilting.

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quilts of gee’s bend

1| essie bendolph pettway (b. 1956) | roman stripes variation | 1997

2| willie abrams (1897-1987) | roman stripes variation | circa 1975

photo credits auburn.edu

according to new york interior decorator, mario buatta:

‘i think the pendulum is taking a swing back to romanticism.  in fashion we are seeing more colors, florals, and prints.  people are responding to happier moments in what they are wearing.’

-‘what’s modern now?’ | elle decor | july 2015

does patchwork seem romantic, retro, or modern now?

i keep noticing geometric patterns that remind me of the blue and white ceramic tile that italian architect *gio ponti (1891-1979) designed for the parco dei prinicipi hotel in sorrento, italy.

hall | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

gio ponti | laurel pattern blue and white ceramic tile | 1962

photo credits royal group and dwell

bar | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

gio ponti | starburst pattern blue and white ceramic tile | 1962

photo credits royal group and dwell

 the parco dei principi hotel, which opened in 1962, is considered one of gio ponti’s masterpieces.  the hotel was restored from 1999-2004, and is now a listed building.  gio ponti designed not only the architecture, but also the interiors of the 96 room hotel.  so, the parco dei principi could be considered a mid-century modern precursor of 21st century design hotels.  for the interiors, which have a blue and white design scheme, ponti designed 30 patterns of 20 x 20 cm (7.87 x 7.87 in) ceramic tile.  the maiolica tile, which was originally manufactured by d’agostino in salerno, italy, has now been re-issued by la riggiola.

by rotating the tiles, ponti created four different patterns from this design

photo credits royal group and dwell

junior suite | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

gio ponti | pinwheel pattern blue and white ceramic tile | 1962

photo credits royal group and dwell

‘shortlist’ | world of interiors magazine | march 2015 | page 45

rockman & rockman | cube 6 side table

photo credits world of interiors

rockman & rockman | cube 1, cube 6, and cube 7 side tables

photo credits rockman & rockman

prada | fall/winter 2015 fashion show

photo credit the sartorialist

classic room | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

gio ponti | tetrahedron pattern blue and white ceramic tile | 1962

photo credits royal group and dwell

‘antennae roundup’ | world of interiors magazine | march 2015 | page 19

beija flor | tetrahedron pattern printed vinyl PVC floor covering

photo credits world of interiors

alexandra champalimaud for the rug company | gaelic yellow and gaelic brown rugs

inspired by carved stones found while traveling in india

photo credits the rug company and the rug company

pentreath & hall | tetrahedron pattern wrapping paper

based on stone floor and marble patterns by 18th century designer, batty langley

photo credits pentreath & hall

dining room | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

gio ponti | losenge pattern blue and white ceramic tile | 1962

photo credits j p moser and dwell

christian louboutin | sole print panettone wallets

photo credits christian louboutin

deluxe sea view room | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

gio ponti | circular pattern blue and white ceramic tile | 1962

photo credit royal group

‘all-star lineup’ | elle decor magazine | march 2015 | page 134

amethyst artisan | eclipse cement tile

photo credits elle decor and martyn thompson

 

amethyst artisan | eclipse cement tile

photo credits amethyst artisan

my husband, bob, and i stayed at the parco dei principi hotel when we visited the amalfi coast.  like the interiors and the architecture, the location is spectacular!  the hotel is built on a cliff, overlooking the bay of naples.

parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

rendering | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

photo credits royal group

 the beach, where we relaxed every evening before dinner, is located at the bottom of the cliff.

beach | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

photo credit royal group

‘blue sky,

blue sea,

blue islands,

blue maiolicas…’

-gio ponti

  *about giovanni (gio) ponti (1891-1979)

italian architect gio ponti could be considered one of the most influential 20th century designers.  his most famous building is probably the pirelli tower in milan, italy.

 gio ponti | pirelli tower | milan, italy | 1958

photo credit gioponti.com

gio ponti was also an industrial designer.  he designed porcelain for richard ginori, lighting for artemide, fontana arte, and venini, as well as furniture for domus nova.  the superleggera chair no. 699, produced by cassina since 1957, is probably his most famous furniture design.

gio ponti | superleggera chair no. 699 | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy

photo credit dwell

ponti, who established domus architecture, art, and design magazine, was also a writer, an editor, and a publisher.

cover | domus magazine | january 1931

photo credit gio ponti archives

will 2015 be a year of contrasts?

if color forecasts are any indication, then maybe so.  color authority pantone, a division of x-rite that provides professional color standards for the design industries, named marsala as the color of the year for 2015.

‘marsala is a color that exudes confidence and stability’

-leatrice eiseman, executive director of the pantone color institute®


living room | interior design by james magni

photo credit erhard pfeiffer

bedroom | london, UK | interior design by michael s. smith

via architectural digest

dries van noten | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yannis vlamos | indigitalimages.com

celine | winter 2014 collection | mini luggage handbag multicolor | vermilion

photo credit celine

isabel marant | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credits marcus tondo | indigitalimages.com

sherwin-williams paints selected another red hue, coral reef, as the color of the year for 2015.

‘coral reef is an uplifting color’

-jackie jordan, sherwin-williams director of color marketing


living room | interior design by jay jeffers

via tobi fairley

 bedroom | interior designer unknown

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missoni | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credits yanni vlamos | indigitalimages.com

aquazzura | resort 2015 collection | beverly hills sandal | coral

photo credit barneys new york

but, benjamin moore paints chose a complementary color, guilford green, as the 2015 color of the year.

‘guilford green is a color that signifies fresh energy and growth’

-ellen o’neill, creative director at benjamin moore

living room | piedmont, CA | interior design by barbara barry

photo credit barbara barry

 bedroom | the peninsula beverly hills hotel | interior design by alessandra branca

photo credit alessandra branca


erdem | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yanni vlamos | indigitalimages.com

chloe | winter 2014/2015 collection | marcie handbag | baobob green

photo credit net a porter

bottega veneta | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yannis vlamos | indigitalimages.com

could it be coincidental that sherwin-williams and pantone both featured red and green in their marketing materials?

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 photo credits pantone
or, that berry red is one of the colors that benjamin moore suggests to combine with guilford green.
photo credit evolution of style

when you mix complementary colors like red and green together, you create brown.

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johann wolfgang von goethe | theory of colors | 1810

photo credit color system

pantone is receiving mixed reviews for choosing a color with brown undertones, like marsala, as the color of the year for 2015.

PS.  now, ppg pittsburgh paints has announced that blue paisley is their 2015 COTY (color of the year).

could no trend direction be the trend direction for 2015?