trends

Whether it’s ‘courgetti’ or ‘cronuts’, new words for gimmicky food trends abound in the modern world. The latest attempt
This shows the increasing need that marketing and design professionals have to represent today's technologically driven world. We all know what smartphones look like, but how do you represent concepts such as AI and blockchain? This is clearly something people want to know
Flower crowns, crochet crop tops, flash tattoos – here’s how the festival look became a fashion force.
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Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?
Funerals are never going to be happy occasions but increasingly we are seeing people wishing to forego the traditional sombre ceremony in favour of a more upbeat 'celebration of life'.
What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.
As we enter 2017, now is the perfect time to make sense of how the images we consume on a daily basis are evolving. It's always fascinating to plot the direction of change and predict which visual trends we'll be seeing this year in everything from the films we'll watch at the cinema to the adverts we'll see in print.
Call it an industry; call it a lifestyle; call it a combination of the two - whatever it is, health and wellness has its finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to moving with the times. This year kisses goodbye to seaweed and souping and waves hello to tiger nuts and super spices, just two of the wellbeing trends that look set to soar in 2017.  
From pinstripes to oh-so-lovely florals, we get the inside scoop on the trends hitting the runways this year.