I spent two and a half hours yesterday talking about US home décor trends at a meeting in Bangkok, then had the pleasure of listening to a colleague talk about trends in Europe. As I take in the trend points from my colleagues around the world I see how much overlap there is in color and design. It’s a big change from when I began in the trend business about 25 years ago. Still, there are nuances and interpretations for each country or geography that are important, so listening to multiple sources makes sense. I feel quite pleased to have been chosen as one of the voices Thai companies are listening to.
In the evening I walked to yet another department store and mall. I came away–after seeing lots of shops with nobody at all in them but sales help– wondering just how much upscale retail one city can tolerate. Maybe I was looking at an off-peak moment…
I don’t want anyone to think I am pathetic when I report that I had dinner alone in my hotel last night. I spent a delightful hour in the Dining Room listening to a jazz duo, reading the newspaper and writing notes about my day. And I drank a Coke with ice. I’m really a Pepsi girl, but it turns out to be difficult to find soda pop of either kind here, not to mention expensive. I savored mine last night!
I have had several requests to show the view out my window that I blogged about in my prior post. Here it is!