Monday, April 7, 2008

Have your cake and eat it too!

Attention: buyers, designers, architects, and artists.. .2008 -2012 will be a Rococo Revival. Here is something you can take to market! Occasionally, I get a call from a certain magazine editor asking me to give her a heads up on the next "big" trend. I may be a "has-been", but I still have a idiot sevantish-ability to predict trends 1 - 2 years in advice. Several times I have thought I no longer possessed this ability, and somehow it always hits me when I least expect it. This time; however, I am going to publish this so all of my designer friends can profit off of it since I no longer have the energy to so.

From late 2008 stretching all the way to 2012 the main trend in design, fashion, and living is DECADENCE. Very Baroque, Rococo, Louis XIV furniture upholstered in lots of red, pink, and gold large-scaled damask. Just for the heck of it, indulge in fine chocolates and pastries that your have ordered from France even though they look way too beautiful to eat. You know that gold flat wear that you ostentatious aunt may have owned? It will be way hot! It is going to be perfectly acceptable to indulge a little and enjoy the finer things in life. How about forgoing a video rental and splurging on tickets to the opera? We may only have until 2012, right?





















9 comments:

Painted Groove Girl said...

OK, so I'm out here in West Texas where it's supposedly against the law and bad kharma to drill for water and sell it to an oil company, not to mention that everything has to be sustainable and green despite the brown landscape.

I'm off to consider these dilemmas of life with my chimenea and a great glass of Pinot Noir. I'll let you know what I come up with.

Painted Groove Girl said...

What I meant to say in my previous comment was I'm having a hard time reconciling green and sustainable with decadence.

Now that it's Sunday morning, and the Pinot Noir long gone, perhaps I'll go in search of an environmentalist and discuss this over a cup of green tea.

Design Block said...

Okay, maybe I was a bit too lavish with the French Pastry thing as air-freighting is not sustainable. I suppose we could all find a decadent bakery in walking distance...we can be decadent in an environmentally responsible way.

Also, recycling gets as many LEED points as anything. Making use out of what has already been created rather than throwing it in a land fill is the big picture. That is exactly why we all invest in antiques and I am sure this is why PG makes them more interesting :)

Painted Groove Girl said...

now you're talking. By the way, the first piece of furniture on this blog -- I totally want to marry it. I think I'm going to recycle that idea.

mileslove said...

Okay, I need the side board, ipod case and clock... NOW!

Painted Groove Girl said...

OMG!!! would you post something? I miss you!

Anonymous said...

i totally agree with you! this is definately the new trend! i remember seeing the first image, can u please tell me which website u got it from! dying to check out the rest of the designers work!
thanksss

me melodia said...

long live Rococo.

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