4 NeoCon Trends of 2014

Patricia Urquiola with "Open Nest" for Haworth at NeoCon 2014

We are packing up the Dreamwalls booth this morning and coming home to NC after a wonderful NeoCon Show. This is our 5th year exhibiting, and I think it might have been the most well-attended show thus far. We spoke with so many designers that understood what glass could do generally, and were … [Read more...]

Trend: Make Mine Matte

Dreamwalls Glass Trend spotted at High Point Market Spring 2014: Make Mine Matte

Glass has been so strong at market for several seasons, but this season it was all about a matte finish. Outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, lighting and accent pieces all were glowing with the suede finish of etched glass. Smart for it's durable finish, but also for the way light and color plays … [Read more...]

Trend: Rock On


Malachite, amethyst, selenite, quartz, jadeite, and geodes of all shapes and sizes were the "it" accent of Spring 2014 High Point Market. The natural elements were not polished or were only partially, for a real textural element. The bright colors of green. purple, blues, and pinks were offset by … [Read more...]

Trend: Go With The Flow

Dreamwalls Trends Spotted at High Point Market Spring 2014: Go With The Flow

One of the favorite trends that we at Dreamwalls Glass spotted at this year's High Point Market was a softer, painterly approach to pattern. It was a looser, almost drippy approach to marbleization that was more casual than bookbinder papers. It also was present in watercolor patterns that shied … [Read more...]

Hot or Not from High Point

Dreamwalls Trends: What's Hot-or-Not from High Point Market Spring 2014

My favorite thing to do at High Point Market is sift through the sheer volume of beauty and design to see over-arcing trends. From there I like to see what was a trend the past few seasons and is no longer, as well as the hint of what may be the next trend to come. (I really hope I'm right about the … [Read more...]

Get Straight To The Point

Dreamwalls Glass Trend Spotting - Arrows - Get To The Point

Let me get straight to the point. I've been seeing arrows everywhere I look for the past several months. I firmly believe this is more than just cupid's weapon of choice, despite Valentine's Day fast approaching. I'm seeing two types of arrow motifs in home fashions: either a traditional, … [Read more...]

Trendwatch: Stripes, Stems & Wings

The Entrance To Cyan Design's Showroom- String Art and Glass Disks

  In addition to yesterdays look at horns, skulls, and glass table tops,...there were some trends at High Point Market that were hard to ignore. For me, trends are those things you don't go expecting to find; but before you know it, you realize that you've been seeing a rhythm and you … [Read more...]

Jen Renzi: Trends in Tile

In yesterday's post, I shared some thoughts by Jen Renzi, author of "The Art of Tile". I was lucky enough to attend her talk that she gave at Coverings 2013 entitled, "Trends in Tile: Boundary-Breaking New Looks, New Innovations, and New Materials for Indoors and Out". There's some interviews first … [Read more...]

Trends: Mo’ Molecular and Run & Hide

Dreamwalls Trend High Point Market Spring 2013 - Mo' Molecules

As my trend report from High Point Market comes to a close, we end on a very primitive trend and a very futuristic scientific trend: Mo' Molecules was a trend that definitely had a space, science, or chemical vibe. It's not just a trend in motif, but it's also about the choices of … [Read more...]

Trends: Great Gatsby & Post Preppy

Dreamwalls Trend High Point Market Spring 2012 - Great Gatsby

Today's two trends from High Point market are interesting to me because they're all about privilege, rising into a new social class, and a pursuit of the finer things in life. After coming out of such a recession it's actually pretty nice to see these aspirations in the furniture industry. It … [Read more...]