To Trend Or Not To Trend, That is the Question

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In a recent post, we’d mentioned a resource for one of the mini-trends we’ve been noticing. Reader Bepsf drolly noted: “This year’s “Keep Calm” poster.” While we’re not certain that this will prove true, we wondered, if you liked something and it proved to be “on trend,” would you buy it anyway or would you bypass it because, everyone else had it?

We’ve often been a person who’s what Malcolm Gladwell calls “an early adopter” (even if we can’t, for reasons of finance or sanity, actually indulge in everything we’d like) but mostly, we just buy what we like. Sometimes that means we’re “on trend,” sometimes just ahead, sometimes just behind (for instance, I don’t care what anyone says, I will always like chinoiserie, Eames chairs, raw edge tables, monogrammed anything, zebra rugs, linen, Chesterfield sofas, Eileen Gray tables and the colour gray.)