trend forecaster

Trend forecasters predict 2015/16

I had my first brush with trend forecasting when I wrote about Li Edelkoort back in 2010. At that stage all I cared to know was that Li was a red-lipped leader in the field. Recently though, my interest in trend forecasting was sparked again at the Inspire 2014 where Dave Nemeth gave his take on the design trends for 2015/16.

Dave Nemeth at Inspire 2014

Dave Nemeth at Inspire 2014

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Design Inspiration

I’ve always had an affinity for all things design related. Sharing life with a creative who’s used to wearing the hats of artist, designer, entrepreneur and photographer has brought me that much closer to the world of lines, colour, positioning and texture. I thoroughly enjoy every minute spent in Ballack Art House space. It’s a space where crazy ideas have free reign and where the limits of design and business possibilities are forever being pushed.

Tomorrow Ballack Art House, or BAH for short, will be extending their creative space to the Gallagher Convention Centre where Inspire 2014 will be taking place. (more…)

Behind the scenes with Expresso fashionista Maria Kroes

I’ve always been interested in fashion and for a while (as part of my quarter-life crisis) I even considered going to study fashion. In Paris. And that is how I got involved in a network marketing company, but that’s a story for another day. Needless to say, I didn’t make it to Paris OR get into fashion design school. But I know people who know people and through them I’ve been given a glimpse of, no, a front-row seat to beautiful-ugly that is the fashion industry.  (more…)