Trendwatching: hot new style, hot new…plant

In today's podcast, Nora Young talks about Cool Britannia 2.0: why British style is hot, again.  Consider the Paul Smith store in Manhattan, or GQ's Brit Style photo shoot. The question is: why? Meanwhile, Cathi Bond tips us off to this New York Times article on the new IT plant. Bamboo has been hot for a while, but now, researchers have found a way to start new stands of bamboo more easily. Is bamboo the new cotton? And, Pantone is the organization that declares the new "it" colours.  According to them, this Fall, get ready for waves of intense, super-saturated, bright colours.

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