The right vase can give your bouquet a wonderful platform. Vases are vastly popular, with expressive shapes and patterns, and solid stripes to bright colours and strange designs. Our trendwatchers spotted lots of gorgeous vases at popular design fairs all over Europe, so we decided to make a list of our favourites to inspire you for the coming year. Let’s take a look!
A new year brings new dreams and new goals, and this time they’re rooted in the power and fine arts of ancient Greece. Plants become sculptures, leaves forming unique shapes even the best craftsmen can’t make by hand. Nature, like art, is to be marveled at. Make room and wonder.
Nature, and with it its invaluable treasures, is a huge inspiration for just about every industry these days. The warm, earthy hues, calm and pure colour palette, rough materials and imperfect textures can be found in fashion and interior trends, as well as architecture and the art world.
Today’s trend colour is 'living coral': a soft coral-red inspired by the underwater world. The Pantone Color Institute describes this colour as 'an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. This colour embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment'.
We see them everywhere on Instagram these days: smudge sticks! Of course, this trend goes way back, to a time far before the digital trend bubble. Smudge sticks are bundles of dried flowers and spices, and find their roots in Native American traditions. During the smudging ceremony, the bundle is lit and the resulting smoke is said to cleanse and purify spaces, objects and people, getting rid of any negative energies. The positive effects of smudging are well-known amongst many indigenous cultures.