It’s officially 2011. I realize the world has been knee-deep in 2011 for thirteen days, but I am just now delving into the new year. In my world, the new year isn’t official until my shiny new annual planner is tarnished with my chicken scratch. It’s tarnished. My Litte Otsu soy-based ink on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper processed chlorine free weekly planner is now marred with my over-sized script.
Now that I have admitted 2011 to myself, let’s take a gander at the year to come – dare I use the word trend? Trend is kind of a dirty word. If you don’t subscribe to trends, you’re out. If you do, you’re a follower. Trend signifies a mass movement toward thinking something is nonnegotiable, but with fleeting longevity. I don’t have a crystal ball, so you should know there is nothing metaphysical or divine about these predictions – this is old fashioned research combined with unapologetic opinion.
Here are my thoughts, in a nutshell, about trends for the eleventh year of the new millennium (some are original, others are borrowed). Think of this list as a table of contents, just a tease (actual content and elaboration to follow).
Honesty. Honest materials and a new era of candid green accountability.
Flamingo Pink. Seriously. (You can blame Pantone.)
Accessories evolve. Objects (books!) are objectified and elephants are in (don’t worry, the horses and ostriches of 2010 will still graze nearby).
Stay tuned for my elaboration on each of the trends above.
(Image from Nubbytwiglet.)