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Trendspotting - Your guide to latest trends

17-09-2010 Cable Heroes

Nobody likes to see dark, eerie cables snaking around the floor or office space. They get in the way; ruin the ambience and murder the feng shui of the room. Luckily, there’s a solution to this dull and ugly technologically wired massacre. Cue the Leaf tie from Lufdesign. It’s small, it’s cute, it’s easy to use and it wraps around the cables, giving your space a more aesthetic appearance that looks like wrapped twigs. They also come in different colours while they bring more green in (they were so popular!). Oh and for those who like a bit of spaghetti with their cables, The Fork is another product from Lufdesign. The cables wrap around the fork just like real spaghetti.

Who’s hungry?

Image Source: www.yankodesign.com

Content Source: www.lufdesign.com

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17-09-2010 New York Fashion Week- The Green Shows

What’s something we all have in common? We all wear clothes. Well most of us do anyway (I’m looking at you naked bicycle riding man in Barcelona). Our fascination with clothing is seen most notably with Global Fashion Week taking off around the world, particularly in the New York Fashion Week which has incorporated The Green Shows. This exclusive premiere fashion event features ten designers that are committed to the environment, producing fashion which is fair-trade, eco-friendly and uses ethically sound practises. This is high fashion that doesn’t compromise on the glitz and glamour associated with New York style runway shows.

Image Source: www.inhabitat.com

Content Source: www.ecouterre.comwww.thegreenshows.com

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16-09-2010 Fotopol - a Handy Guy to Have Around

Tourists often come to see what they want to see and they’ll be damned if they can’t find a willing passerby to stop and

take the perfect group photo. Luckily, there’s no need to panic, as Fotopol have created a camera mount that can be placed at convenient tourist locations. All you have to do is place and

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secure your camera, select the shot angle and
take a time delay photo so you can all sneak in. It’s great for solo travelers and those wishing to avoid giving their camera to someone who might run off with it. Yes we’ve all had that momentary panic as we hand our valuable camera over.

Image Source: www.fotopol.biz/fotopol_gallery.html

Content Source: www.lovemyflip.comwww.fotopol.biz

 

10-09-2010 The Bicycle House Removalists

Who doesn’t love a good bicycle (apart than angry drivers)? Bicycles get you from A to B without harming the environment. They also conjure up images of whimsical spontaneity, weaving in and out to avoid pedestrians. Ever imagine that bicycles might replace moving vans? It makes sense for city dwellers that don’t need to travel far. Various groups of citizens and other community minded folk around the world have cottoned on to this new trend from the intricate narrow lanes of Barcelona, the bicycle friendly Copenhagen to the communities of San Francisco. An entire office of workers even moved their office supplies via bicycle– dedication to the cause!

 

Image Source: http://extras.mnginteractive.com

Content Source: www.greenrenters.org

Extra Content: http://vimeo.com/13182504

 

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09-09-2010 Not so Forbidden Fruit

You know what they say. Sharing is caring.

Many families aren’t sure what to do with all the fruit that comes all at once from their fruit trees so a lot of it goes to waste. Which is why a local fruit exchange is just the thing to bring communities together and prevent unnecessary waste. The trend of a social network that exists both online and offline is a nation wide tool that collects, distributes surplus produce in a given local area is taking off in various part of the world. Neighbourhood Fruit is one such example from San Francisco where participants can collect their fruit for free.

The only rule is: first come first served!

Image Source: www.ecosalon.com

Content Source: www.ecosalon.comwww.abc.net.au Online Marketing <a href="http://www.ontoplist.com/" title="Online Marketing" target="_blank">Online Marketing</a>

 

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09-09-2010 Whoever dares to create, wins

There’s nothing quite like pitting people against each other in order to produce the most creative work.

Crowdsourcing, the act of taking a job traditionally performed by an employee and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in a kind of open call, taps into this generation’s fascination with web 2.0 and using social media networking in business and now design. Organisations like 12designer based in Germany is the new and innovative platform for creative competition projects specialising in matters of design. The idea is simple, saves both time and money and produces incredible design results from up and coming designers.

Image Source: www.yankodesign.com

Content Source: http://crowdsourcing.typepad.comwww.12designer.com/en/how-it-works

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