I've noticed a trend.
It's not too complicated.
It's about combining retro with anything modern*.
It instantly becomes interesting and desirable.
I've noticed it for a while, but it just continually seems to be popping up.
*excluding anyone 40+ (retro) who says 'cool' (modern). This does not work.
Note the examples:
Retro handset. I have one of these babies. It hangs off my jeans and when I answer the phone it is well fun. Link
Rubik's cube or Mondrian composition with shoes. I also own these babies.
Recreate a famous painting in modern day, photographic format. Link
Artist makes pixelated stained glass windows. Link
Take 93 year old Grandma to Virgin megastore and make her do stuff.
I also enjoy futuristic movies. The outcome is inevitably something I call, "post modern contemporary". It's never really future. It's just future in spandex with robots and spaceships.
Back to the Futures
And the list can go on....