Big Box stores, multiplex cinemas, and super sized sandwiches. Things keep getting bigger, but not necessarily more beautiful, more tasteful, or even tastier. In a world where size matters, design is often compromised. True design is uplifting.
Unlimited Thinking for Limited Spaces
Robin Horton finds gardens in the most unusual places. Urban Gardens, her award winning blog, features some of the most innovative stylish city gardens here and abroad.
Whether you’re a green thumb or just wish you were, you’ll find inspiration in Horton’s carefully curated showcase of extraordinary products, designers, edible landscaping, urban agriculture, and “guerrilla gardeners,” who transform derelict abandoned properties into lush and provocative green spaces.
Even with a crystal ball you’d only be right about half the time. What you really need to predict an emerging trend is the experience to read nascent cultural signs before anyone notices them. Those whose job it is, develop radar for sniffing the air.
For a glimpse of the process, look at Betty Newman Trendspotting. With show- and-tell visuals, Newman shares her wavelength honed from 20+ years of creating marketing buzz for clients like Estee Lauder, Levi’s, Avon, Disney, and Christie’s.