While newsletters may be the new blogs, I still have a solid reader base and for that I thank the regulars who revisit and even subscribe. You know who you are! (Reminder: you can subscribe here to receive my weekly blog digest.) But in case you missed any, here are a few of my favourite posts from 2022…
The trend round-ups are always popular. 2022 was the year of Miu Miu chinos, designer water bottle holders, Mary Jane shoes and Khaite everything. Revisit the reports here and here. (This month I also chimed in on the Miu Miu micro-mini craze for BBC Culture.) (more…)
This week we’re starting to see the first coverage of the latest Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collaboration as the Cruise 23 collection prepares to drop in early January. It’s a huge collection and its design and execution are the embodiment of joy, artistry and artisanship.
It’s also super clever.
Yayoi Kusama is one of relatively few fine artists who can be considered almost as brands in themselves. (more…)
One of the most interesting trends I’ve been researching this year is the intersection of health and beauty. The Future Laboratory published a great report on the subject earlier this year and since then I’ve had my radar up for more emerging products and services. Electronic gadgets in particular are getting a lot of attention. The report mentioned the multi-therapy Theraface appliance that treats acne and fine lines, while sculpting the face and – apparently – easing migraines. (more…)
Christmas shopping: so many decisions, so little time! If you’re struggling with keuzestress (aka ‘choice stress’), stick to the William Morris mantra of only choosing things that are useful and beautiful. (more…)