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SIMPLY SOUTH

Creativity and energy are coming from the South. In this section we will share with you our best findings. Enjoy!
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COLLAGES

A section to let you know quickly what is our mind, our mood, our loves. It will be a collage of photos, feeling, quotes, words, all small pieces of life. We hope you'll enjoy it!
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DUTCH DESIGN WEEK

Dutch Design Week is a major event hosted in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, committed to showcasing the country's burgeoning design and technological innovators.
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BELGITUDE

United by a sense of avant garde and surrealist humor, We highlight the best of increasingly renowned Belgian art, design, food, and fashion from both sides of this small but diverse country.
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NØRDIC NEWS

Scandinavia is a vey specific and interesting aera in term of design and lifestyle, we are happy in this section to share with you all the best coming from Northern Europe. Enjoy!
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PRESS

Discover the fascinating universe of Lidewij Edelkoort and Trend Union by exploring our press section. Through a compilation of news articles and interviews, you will unearth the inner workings of the company.
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FETISHISM

The contemporary fetish movement in design and fashion previews objects that will become animistic and ritualistic, layered with another strength or energy – embedding them with a soul.
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COLOUR CODES

Today colour never comes on its own. When we discuss colour we speak of volume and we describe matter. That is the way we see and actually feel colour. Exactly what we want to share with you!
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BLOOM

Some of the latest articles of our Bloom magazine in this section and much more... Let's talk about plants, flowers, nature, design, ecology, fantasy, ... Enjoy!
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GALLERY

A gallery for all kind of artists: photographers, writers, movie makers, poets... we found them great and meaningful and we want to spread them....
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FROM JAPAN

We have a special link to Japan. We love everything there and find a lot of inspiration with their daily objects, food, art, nature..and we want to let you know what's going on there!
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EARTH MATTERS

she is talking loud and clear.she is protesting violently with frontal attacks. she is flooding her tears on the world and shaking off buildings and people like flies.she is spitting her anger in the air.she has had enough and is tired of accommodating further abuse.torrential floods, severe draughts, unpredictable climates,erupting volcanoes and multiple earthquakes are the result.
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TALENTS

we want to share with you the names and works of some of the most promising future designers.as you will see their work is fullfil of talent.
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TREND WORDS

We are happy to share with you the best essays written by Lidewij Edelkoort.Those texts will put a light on some of our deepest needs or obsessions.
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SENSITIVE SCIENCE

This section is devoted to one of the strongest long term trend of the future: the hybridization .We will navigate at the border of organic & digital, intuition & interface. A world where technology and human will be one.
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BERLIN

A city that is on everyone’s lips. Currently a huge playground for curious individuals with ideas, visions and a pioneering spirit – we will share the best coming from the German capital!
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TREND TRAVEL

A part of the essence of our life and job is traveling. We enjoy the feeling of being somewhere else, meeting new people, seeing colors and landscapes… You will travel with us through beautiful photos, memories of faraway cities, evocative atmosphere… Enjoy!
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US TAB

With headquarter in New York City we are at the right place to find the trending topics in USA. Let's talk about shopping, living, decorating, loving, acting and much more.
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HANDMADE

We believe that craftsmanship will be a very important value in the future. In our handmade section we will share with you our best discoveries for home and fashion.
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WATER

we want to break free from fear and aggression. we want to open the sluice that has oppressed and contained us for so long to let the waters float freely and wildly. spilling out to discover new terrain and to carve out new matter.
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GATHERING

"We are an unstitched society suffering from a lasting socio-economic crisis that has made us ferociously protective and egocentric. It is time for mending and gathering, thus restoring the fabric of society ..."
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PORTRAITS

Portraits is a section where we share artistic representation of gifted persons to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of those persons.
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STUDIO EDELKOORT

Studio Edelkoort, established in Paris since 1991, is a creative, artistic and operational think-tank on an international level, they provide an " à la carte " answer to specific requests of clients.
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SHOPPING

imagination, improvisation, intelligence and humour are needed to redefine the shopping experiences of tomorrow. to engage in a new dialogue with our clients, to anticipate their every wish, to service their every whim, to satisfy their hidden desires. to bring them together in a social space.
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MILAN THE SALONE

Day after day,from Milan and from the design fair, here are the things we noticed during the Salone.... Enjoy!

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NOMADISM

We no longer need a desk or an office and are able to completely reinvent our existence and timetables. borders of working time and leisure time have faded as we decide on our own timetables and priorities. we are free to roam and wander…
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DESIGN COLLECTION

Edelkoort has collected design that has sparked important trends, as a new generation came to terms with technology within a post-millennium context, often exploring material values and craft.
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FARM OF THE FUTURE

recognizing at last a truly new timeframe in which everything will be different for the years to come, with each aspect of our lives converting to green, inspired by the way nature functions and how life on the farm evolves.
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FOOD FUTURE

Food explains how we live, love, take care of the other.Food is a necessity, a pleasure, a choice.Join us on this section and take part!
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DESIGNED BY CHINA

The diversity and inclusiveness of China's collective culture is a magical treasure to discover. We will give you insights and fresh news from this fascinating territory.Enjoy!
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BOLD

We have tried everything we could to sustain the business of bringing fashion and design to the world. Now with a crisis in its sixth year creating fear for all,we will have to use other means to get there and stronger ideas to progress.
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TALKING TEXTILES

lidewij edelkoort explains that after a “reaction to the increasingly digital landscape of our lives, a craving for tactility and dimension has lead several designers to reconsider textile."
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BIRDS

the world of birds is therefore an amazing source of inspiration, with birds’ interesting behaviour patterns forecasting the society of man. Living in flocks, they connect us to nature, Transgressing borders, they install in us a new sense of freedom …
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GREY

with a strong feeling of political, economic, ecological and humanistic failure, a growing need to go back to grey, to consensus, osmosis, blending and cross-fertilization starts to invade all fields.
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SCHOOL OF FORM

The School of Form is founded and art directed by Lidewij Edelkoort, offering a unique hybrid program that blends design education with the humanities.
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TREND UNION

Lidewij Edelkoort creates a collection of trend books for the textile and fashion industries, as well as the interior, design, beauty and well being markets.
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M°BA 13

Every two years, M°BA (Mode Biënnale Arnhem) displays the current state of affairs in worldwide fashion and design. Now in its 5th edition, this biennial has the unique quality of being a cultural event which both the fashion industry and a broad public flock to.
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ANIMAL MEMOIRS

In celebration of the animals who make our lives a little bit silly, a great deal more interesting, and all the more meaningful, we invite you to share your favorite photos and memories of pets who have passed too soon.
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ROMANTICISM

“romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling.” charles baudelaire
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NOMADISMI

An installation between avant-garde design and antique primitive carpets, tracing the return of nomadism in the third millennium and analyzing its influence on contemporary lifestyle.
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TOTEMISM

There seems to be a kinship between Memphis ideas and South African style, between shantytown colours and Italian kitchen laminates from that period. The use of tactile matter, coloured patterns, wild animal skins, fringes and finishes, lightbulbs and neons are all reason to believe that we can expect a Memphis-inspired revival of inspiring magnitude.
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RUBELLI 2013

Nothing is ordinary at Rubelli. Everything is naturally extraordinary or intrinsically extravagant, manufactured for a hedonistic lifestyle of sustainable beauty and eccentric elegance.
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CODE NOIR

"To live our time, black establishes itself as a romantic expression, even frenetic. With a return to rural life combined with a deep respect for the ordinary spirituality, a return to a normal life. A romanticism to have great experience and feel a need to escape, a visceral craving of landscapes, seeing the horizons of one's life."
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The Pop-Up Generation

Today’s youngest generations are born into a life dominated by being, playing, learning and sleeping with flat screens, living in a shadow area between the second and third dimensions which they would like to connect, and between which they strive.
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HYBRID HOUSE

An initiative that will seek to join the scientific and technological disciplines with the humanities, autonomous design and the arts. The goal is to set up a research-driven virtual institute: a Hybrid House fund where different institutions, universities and academies will join forces.
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BLISS

We will try to make the spiritual in everyday life visible and tangible, to make it tactile and textile, to touch on the rare suspended moments of bliss in which we know why we are alive and are able to celebrate existence.
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MOHAIR

In a wild expression of our collective creative instincts, people will rediscover the beauty of one-of-a-kind creations made from yarn, fringe, crochet, patchwork, embroidery and hand-knit pieces.
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TREND PET

we are so fond of pets that we want a section for them all on Trendtablet. please send us photos of your stars. we 'll happy to share them !
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ATMOSPHERES

As part of Design Parade 7, Lidewij Edelkoort has been invited to select 7 objects she feels represent the zeitgeist. The exhibition will be shown in Hyères' beautiful Villa Noailles from June 29 to September 30, 2012.
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TREND LETTER

fresh ideas and grounded arguments, analysing fashion shows and brand strategies, and noting the exhibitions, books and culture that will trigger trends and help you make up your mind once armed with new arguments and insights.
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ORGANIC DWELLING

As we sit at the cusp of a new millennium and a new era in ecology, our civilisation has the opportunity to redefine itself in philosophical, technological and sustainable ways never before seen in our society.
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BLOOM 18

Bloom is a magazine analysing with informative and inspirational photography and texts the major trends in the area of flowers, plants and gardening, and how these trends relates to industries as varied as fashion, interiors, design, packaging, cosmetics, food and culture.
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MADE IN ITALY

the romanticism of Italy’s regions will become embedded in the styling of fashions to come. the summer of 2011 will be one of optimism and new beginnings, akin to the carefree joie de vivre inherent in the peninsula’s culture, landscape and people.
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INDUSTRY

our eyes and our hands are suddenly interested by strong and raw materials of the modern age. may be because our earth seems so fragile those products built up with these industrial methods demonstrate a certain power of mankind and give us confidence.
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GLASS

men have always be fascinated by the art of blowing glass and the relation with fire.common techniques for producing glass art include as well: fusing, slumping, flame-working, hot-sculpting and cold-working.
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POST FOSSIL

time has come for extreme change.society is ready to break away from last century for good. to break with creative conventions, theoretic rules and stigmas that now are questioned, challenged and broken.
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NORTH MEETS SOUTH

this young century will see the north and south embrace, unleashing inspiration for the decades to come towards a contemporary yet archaic modernism.
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