Everything old is futuristic again

October 2, 2013

recordsVinyl record sales are up 70% this year and this prompted Belinda King of Radio ABC Tasmania and I to take a nostalgic look at the future to explore what other past trends are making a comeback.

Nostalgia and authenticity are two of my 13 trends for 2013 and they usually are a response to tougher economic times as we harken back to the romantic periods in our life and try and herald their return by surrounding ourselves with modern twists on their physical manifestations.

Current clothing trends fit into this with much of today’s fashion styling being influenced by 1920’s Gatsby era and the 1950’s / 1960’s. Vintage clothes stores are on the rise. Modern twists on the good old hamburgers, milkshakes and fries as well as “honest” cooking and cooking at home are all rising big in the world of food and restaurants.

These trends will be with us for the next year or so and behind it is a softening of technology envy, for most of us we’re over the gadget being the most important thing, as evidenced by the recent more sedate hysteria around the iPhone 5C and 5S launch, and instead we are looking for “hyperpersonalised” experiences these devices can offer us.

Have a listen to this segment and let me know what nostalgic period you would like to bring back and why.


Happy New Year

January 1, 2013

new yearLive on Perth 6PR breakfast radio bright and early on the first day of 2013 to chat about what’s ahead for us this year, including popular foods, drinks, names, fashion and key trends all with a splash of early morning post New Year’s eve merriment.

Have a listen now:


Good Morning 2013

December 18, 2012

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I had a hoot this morning on Channel 7’s The Morning Show with Larry and Kylie chatting about my top food, fashion, drinks and social trends for 2013.

Click on the link below to watch and be sure to let me know what trends you think will be big in 2013: