|How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
If I see something more than 2 times in one week, it's OUT.
I think it has to do with the quality of thought behind it. Passing fads will always seem a bit hashed together; mainstays have more of a process behind them.
It is ALL passing fads, we just keep reinventing every so many years.
according to the project
I continiously follow trends, but also keep observing, act like antropologists, in order to identify challenges, streams and irritations that people feel with products.
Fads are fun only for a little bit. Concept is main thing
I don't. They are no priority of my concern.
every era is different
good designs talks about themselves and watching listening for long in different field takes you to the next level without even notice that yourself
like i say i more into realistic type, therefore i keep update on what usable and reduce what not.
By fresh ideas.
just follow what i feel and what my heart say.
This is very tricky because with all fads, you can reach in and find the visual "heart" and that is the "mainstay". Example: Palm Trees as a motif were everywhere. They are still around but you'll see a close up of a palm frond in sepia tones in a framed photo instead of pattern all over bedding. And the "Suddenly Tuscany" look is also still everywhere, but it's the Tuscan interiors that stayed more super rustic that are lasting because it is authentic.
Herm...the passing fads are usually the mostly over the top with everything whereas the mainstays are usually the more simpler , refined ones.
I use my ongoing research combined with pure skill and experience at what I do to define items for my clients that are timeless versus using fads in their interiors. I do work with many hig end clients that do prefer to design on trend. They are the ones that will be calling me back to redo in a few years but they are able to do so. For most clients I keep the meat of their interior in a timeless feel and use trend ( if neccessary) in the accents that can be switched out in time. This way their rooms always stay fresh and current.
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