Trend: Nostalgia
Bringing Back “Video Night” to Brooklyn
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Video Free Brooklyn - The Return! DVD rental store shows appeal of physical media

Since being bought by New York film critic Aaron Hillis and his wife, Jennifer Loeber, Video Free Brooklyn, a small DVD rental store in Brooklyn’s Cobble Read More »

Nostalgia: Turning from the Present to Look to the Past
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Old concepts masked as new ideas are becoming more and more common, showing the general fear and unrest of contemporary life

If there was one theme during the Oscars this past weekend, it was “What’s old is new again.” (And we’re not just referring to Read More »

Aromamora Scented Photo Box Remembers Pre-Quake Japan
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Charity project showcases regional memories with creative approach to photography
Charity project showcases regional memories with creative approach to photography

Genuine Marcel Proust fans will certainly be aware how memory is intertwined with sensory experiences. A new charity project in aid of relief efforts Read More »

Adapting Soviet-Era Nostalgia for Modern Consumers
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Ukrainians seek out nostalgic design combined with modern convenience

The more technological and the spread of information speeds up, the more people look back towards the “good ole’ days”—a sentiment as common in Read More »

Nostalgia Makes a Comeback
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Old-fashioned styles have never been cooler in popular culture

The world may or may not be ending in 2012, but it can certainly seem like it’s going backwards. This weekend, for instance, we Read More »

Traditional Mexican Culture and the New Kitsch
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A new monthly feature on trends from our office in Mexico City
A new monthly feature on trends from our office in Mexico City

Cultural contrast has always been part of the Mexican DNA: social groups have constantly swapped icons and expressions, making the reinterpretation of popular icons Read More »

Dekalb Market Highlights Development in Downtown Brooklyn
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The new shipping container market raises questions about urban identity and shared spaces
The new shipping container market raises questions about urban identity and shared spaces

This past weekend, we visited Dekalb Market, the first shipping container market in the US, and even we were impressed by its concentrated trendiness. Read More »