Now, I'm not a big one for trends as such (buying into them, that is), but I do keep a keen eye on what's new and I also pay close attention - annoyingly so - to when a particular fad or micro-trend is getting past its sell-by-date.
So how do you know when a fad has truly faded, when it's time to keep your hard-earned cash in your wallet?
Here are my top 3 signs it's time to look elsewhere ....
1. When you can even find it in BigW, or worse still, it's languishing unloved on the bottom shelf or in the bargain bin
All things typography have seen a huge resurgence in the last few years, but methinks cheap cushion versions, it's time to leave the big brother house.
2. When it's been ripped by everyone and their mother and it's in every burger joint or bar in town
3. When a pattern or design you love ends up on a mouse mat
Orla Kiely - love Stem and just about all your other designs. On a cupcake though? Not your fault I know, but seriously?
And yes, the one on the right is actually .... a mouse mat.
Here endeth the lesson!
Til next time, Nx
Tram scroll image via Apartment Therapy
A Chair via Tolix.fr
Biscuit tin available at giftedpenguin.co.uk
Cupcakes via littleapronbaking.com
Mouse mat available at zazzle.com.au