Different shades of Coral in 2019

living coral – pantone colour of 2019


It’s that time of the year as we are distracted by seasonal occupations, that Pantone releases the colour of the year forecasting the shade that will set the tone for the coming year.

2019 is the year for peachy orange. Warm yet cheerful, the color has been selected based on trends, fashion, beauty, social media postings and consumer habits.

Complementing all skin tones, playful on catwalks, Living Coral will most definitely inspire the world of fashion without even mentioning interiors.

Evoking coastal getaways and the underwater world, the combination of coral and turquoise which has been trending for a few years, will be the big trend in 2019.

Varying from terra-cotta to salmon, the different shades of coral will be an opportunity to experiment combinations of colours adding greys and blues . Whether playful or sophisticated, coral is the shade to watch out for.



Gold Fish

Summer Trend – Prepare for summer and decorate your table with these delightful fish themed plates and trays.

Poisson d’or for Jacques Bernardaud

Poisson for Jardin d’Ulysse

Aluminium fish dish by Paola Navone for Serax

Anouk plate fish for &Klevering

Mackerel tray by Emma von Brömissen

Formentara plate for Datcha

The hottest accessory this fall !

Gucci introduced the unisex “Princetown” loafers in February, and they say it’s their most popular shoe in years.
Vogue.com said they were “head over heels” for the shoe.
This is the most buzzed-about shoe of the fall…..


MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25:  A model walks the runway at the Gucci show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Pietro D'Aprano/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 25: A model walks the runway at the Gucci show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pietro D’Aprano/Getty Images)


The color authority has released their palette for Spring 2015; Let yourself be inspired by the Pantone hues & translate them for the home. via elledecor

This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months. source : pantone


AQUAMARINE : a relaxing and resting color


Scuba Blue : more playful blue, more vibrant & fun


Lucite Green : a more retro feel to this blue, minty glow


Classic Blue : dependable, reliable color to bounce off the other colors, a background


Toasted Almond : warm, comforting, authentic, toes in the sand feel


Strawberry Ice :  warm but cool


Tangerine : spontaneous, fun but a softer & cooler orange


Custard : sunny, cheerful, relaxing & subtle


Marsala : one of the foundation color, strength & stability


Glacier Gray : another neutral, contrasts yet enhances the other colors – peaceful & solid

Fun Trend in Tokyo : False Eyelashes


In 1947, KOJI HONPO developed the first fake eyelashes in Japan, deriving their concept from handmade fake eyelashes worn by geisha. Since then, many improvements have been made and there are many products that are gentle on the skin and feel natural.


When the fashion of foreign models such as Twiggy became popular in Japan in the 1970s, a fake eyelash boom began among women in general. Although the boom cooled down, from the late 1990s the “gal fashion” boom began, mainly among high school-aged girls, in which a large amount of makeup was applied. The impression of eyes that convey strong will is called “mejikara (eye power)”, and girls used their ingenuity to enhance their “mejikara”. In the 2000s, gal fashion also began to spread among women in general, and fake eyelashes became a necessary item. Nowadays, a wide range of women, from high-school girls to office workers, use fake eyelashes. via www.jnto.go.jp

Coleoptera plastic made of beetles by Aagje Hoekstra

Latest from Dutch Design Week : design graduate Aagje Hoekstra has developed a plastic made of pressed insect shells. The material is then heat-pressed to create a plastic, with the oval-shaped shells still visible. “I wanted to keep the structure of the beetle in the plastic so you know where it has come from,” said Hoekstra. She claims the plastic is waterproof and heat resistant up to 200 degrees centigrade.

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Not for the faint hearted…

NEW WAVE in Mexican Design – watch out


The heat is rising in Mexican design, with a buzzing contemporary scene and the hip modernism of its midcentury masters fuelling desire among international collectors. Emma O’Kelly reports from How to Spend It ?

Friedmann is convinced that Mexico – and Latin America more generally – is a creative conquistador in the making: “Designers in Europe, be warned. There is a huge power coming from that area.” Europe may only just be waking up to Mexican designs, but dealers and collectors in the US are tuned in to what’s happening south of their border. Alongside the buzzing contemporary scene, interest in Mexican modernist furniture from the 1930s to the 1960s is snowballing. After the 1910-1920 revolution, Mexico – with its mix of Marxist ideology andmexicanidad (what it means to be Mexican) – was seen as an incubator of modernist thought. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were at the height of their powers, adored by the surrealists in Europe; bauhaus refugees, including Hannes Meyer, Michael van Beuren, Josef and Anni Albers and Klaus Grabe, immigrated to Mexico as they fled the Nazi regime. In turn, Mexican designers such as Arturo Pani, Pepe Mendoza and Francisco Artigas were inspired by the coolly rational style of Europe’s best and brightest.




Solar power operated supertrees, Singapore

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As CNN reported on the supertrees, “It’s pretty innovative stuff. The structures mimic the ecological functions of real trees through their environmentally sustainable features. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy to light up at night, others are integrated with cooled conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles.”

New app. that will improve your social skills

New app. that will improve your social skills

Really digging BOND, a new iOS app that makes sending gifts and hand-written notes an absolute breeze. Just download the app, type out what you want to say in the note and pick from their large selection of perfectly curated products. Their staff will expertly hand write the note and package the gift, so all you have to worry about is the credit card charge and the endless amounts of compliments you’ll receive due to your thoughtfulness and generosity via airows

A new lease of life for the iconic MOKE cherished in the seventies in St. Tropez

Following a 20-year production hiatus, moke international has teamed up with chinese manufacturers chery motors and their subsidiary company sicar engineering to put the classic moke back on the streets. Originally developed as a military vehicle, the all-terrain 4×4 has been given a aesthetic refresh by british designer michael young, and the first batch of vehicles are now ready for distribution. the niche automobile will be released on a low-volume basis, with only 1000 cars per year being produced, focusing primarily on the market in australia.

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3D printer for everyone

3D printer for everyone

The Makerbot Digitizer works by an item being placed on the turntable-like surface and having the digital eye scan the entirety of it. From here, the data can be correlated with a 3D printer — like the Makerbot Replicator 2 — and the process can be put forth to copy a product as many times as desired.