In our search for convenience and efficiency, many of our everyday chores have become monotonous routines. But what if those repetitive actions could instead become a way to bring joy into our lives?
In this article, Sarita Wilkinson, Insights Editor at PDD, explores the power of rituals and how consumer brands can elevate our everyday experiences, as we interact with the functional objects in our lives.Read More
In recent months, we are seeing a rise in baby foods with some serious eco credentials, expanding the market of plant-based and free-from alternatives within this sector.
In this article, Sarita Wilkinson, Insights Editor at PDD, explores what is driving this new emerging trend, and how brands are responding to the increasing demands of parents for baby foods that not only meet the nutritional needs of their young children, but also align with their values on climate change and help them to meet their own sustainability objectives.
People’s relationship with their homes is shifting, from the artefacts that populate our space, to the way in which we consume resources.
In this article, Jamie Buckley, Creative Director at PDD, explores how data and behaviour change is shaping the future of our living spaces; and how we can design better home products and experiences to meet consumers’ changing expectations and build trust.Read More
Evolving shopping habits of consumers has led to the steady rise in e-commerce. Over the last two years, however, as consumers who previous had little or no engagement with online shopping were forced into new behaviours, the adoption of e-commerce accelerated beyond all expectations, with many of those who have embraced online shopping not wishing to turn back.Read More
At PDD we like to keep one eye on the horizon, scanning themes and emerging trends across the healthcare sector to understand what’s next. As the rise of digital health and therapeutics continues, we take a look at what this means for the patient experience and what opportunities lie in the area of self-care and self-management.Read More
How wonderful to have our design shows back in London this spring! Despite the changeable weather this week, we’ve been out and about to see what’s new and inspiring at Clerkenwell Design Week.
So, let’s take a look at a few things that caught our eye…Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic made us dramatically reassess our relationships with our homes. As we embrace a new normality, what are the implications for the design of our living spaces?
In this article, Tim Wooller, Principal – Industrial Design at PDD explores the rush to multi-modal living and the opportunities ahead, as we continue to push the boundaries of how we live.Read More
Today, consumer enthusiasm for packaging-free and refillable options continues to grow. Yet, despite the reassuring signs that the current pandemic has not hindered consumers’ appetite for sustainable practices, the wide adoption of refills and dispensing models continues to present significant challenges.Read More
In this final instalment of our kids’ series, we are going to be delving into the wonderful world of play to uncover new approaches within this space and the role of our old ‘friend and foe’, technology…Read More
Some might say that a relationship between fashion and sustainability is nothing but a paradox, especially when the former is the World’s second largest polluter and has repeatedly been accused of unethical behaviour.Read More
Here at PDD we love exploring the intersection between trends and key sectors. So we’ve put together a short snap-shot series looking at trends within Homecare and what they could mean to the fragrance and packaging sectors.Read More
‘Living coral’ is set to highlight this trending social issue in contrast to humans’ ‘innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits’ and stands as a reaction towards a constantly changing and uncertain socio-political environment.Read More
Here at PDD we love exploring the intersection between trends and key sectors. So we’ve put together a short snap-shot series looking at trends within homecare and what they could mean to the fragrance and packaging sectors.Read More
Our expectations of the home as a place of work, rest and play have evolved as family dynamics shift, new needs arise and technology advances. In this series of blog posts, we are taking a deep dive into the home and discover the products at the forefront of innovation. In this second post we look at the garden.Read More
Wow, we’re over half way through the year and it seems not so long ago that some of our team at PDD visited Ambiente (Frankfurt) and IHA Housewares (Chicago) to scout out the latest kitchen and table trends, as well as for the launch of our own collection for ZAK! Designs. So, well into the third quarter and in the midst of summer we’re taking a look back at some of the colourful and inspiring highlights!Read More
There are certain challenges to bringing-up-baby in the city, whether it’s London, Paris, New York, Tokyo or Seoul – from negotiating your way around public transport to being able to sterilize on the go without having to carry around a plethora of bulky equipment, and even smaller space living. In our blog this week we’ll be taking a look at some of the smart solutions for the ‘Urban Baby’ featured at The Baby Show this year at London’s ExCel, and how the theme spans across categories from transport to feeding on-the go.Read More
Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the past few weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. Our fourth post in the series focuses on how the sustainable kitchen of the future may take shape, from sleek and sophisticated surfaces to efficiency reflected in form as well as function.Read More
Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the past few weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. In the fifth and final post of the series we fast-forward in time, taking a look at how technology will shape the way people cook and interact in the home kitchen.Read More
Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. Home Heston, the third post in the series, explores the curious world of molecular gastronomy where science meets theatre and where food becomes an artistic statement.Read More
Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. In our second post of the series we will be focusing on the impact of increased urbanisation and growing populations on home cooking, as consumers seek out smart lifestyle solutions without compromise to quality or quantity.Read More