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Big florals lead 2018 home décor trends

Floral wall art design by Turnowsky Houzz editor Mitchell Parker has shared his trend predictions for the year ahead, which range from brightly coloured kitchens and bold floral wallpaper through to concrete furniture. Novelty sinks will be a hot way to make a splash in the year ahead as consumers tire of bland, traditional kitchens and look for something a bit more quirky to impress their friends and stand out from the crowd. To really work this trend Mitchell suggests home owners replace their old stainless steel or white sin... Read More...

Ambiente 2018 trend forecast

The interior design trends of the future, as curated by bora.herke.palmisano, will be on show in a comprehensive presentation of merchandise at Ambiente from 9 to 13 February. “Fusion, Link and Connection” are the conceptual keywords for the presentation. Annetta Palmisano from bora.herke.palmisano says. “The focus will be on everyday things, handmade items, sustainability and being future-proof.” This will be specifically reflected in four stylistic directions: Modest Regenerations, Colourful Intentions, Technological Emotions ... Read More...

Emerging European consumer trends

Research analyst Mintel has identified the key macro trends that are likely to define the European region in the coming year and beyond. This year’s predictions acknowledge the environmental, political, technological and psychological challenges manifesting in western society and explain how retailers, manufacturers and brand owners can stay ahead of the curve and win the loyalty of consumers. With environmental concerns high on the agenda, recycled packaging and products which avoid ocean-polluting plastics are becoming far mo... Read More...

New Products

Greetings Debut at Spring Fair 2018

Returning to The Greetings & Gift sector at next year’s Spring Fair, the popular ‘Debut Area’, dedicated to artisan publishers new to the show, is just one of the many reasons to visit. Hosting the one of the world's largest presentations of greetings and gifts by suppliers from the... Read More...

3D paper magic from Faye Stevens

Faye Stevens is a designer and illustrator living in Leeds who creates lovely 3D greeting cards and paper sculptures. 2018 will be Faye's second year at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF, Stand 104), where she will be expanding on last year’s designs as well as exploring new ideas. &nb... Read More...

Meet Peko Peaceful Paws

Peko Peaceful Paws is the latest character created by Geri Livingstone. Inspired by traditional cute and the trend of Kawaii, Peko is Panda with a mission of HOPE. The HOPE is to spread Happiness, Openness, Positivity, and Empathy through the giving of Peko greeting cards. All the backg... Read More...