House & Home (128)
After years of white, minimalist cabinetry, the kitchen is becoming more colourful as leading manufacturers tempt consumers’ palates with brighter colours and wider pattern choices.
Why it matters
If consumers are truly tiring of the sober minimalist movement and instead craving something mood-lifting, could we begin to see brands in the house and home space looking at more direct ways to lift the human psyche? In the future could products be categorised by what they do for the mind as opposed to what they deliver functionally?
Source: Swedish design and housing magazines
18. November 2009
“Bottle school project” built a school in San Pablo, Philippines, made out of 1.5 and 2-litre bottles filled with adobe. The new school was donated by the local government of San Pablo and built with the help of volunteers.
Agent Provocateur sales have continued to grow despite the recession by 8% year on year. And Ann Summers sales around Valentine's Day broke all records for the company, soaring by 14%. This is attributed to the increase in couples spending more time at home as a result of the recession.