I think what's really going on here, what's really changed, is the speed at which design trends move across pinboards and twitter, so the saturation and ensuing backlash come equally as quickly. (Just saw Pinterest fave "wrapped headphones" for sale on Free People - first time something I've seen on Pinterest go mass production. Crazy). I remember when I first saw "For Like Ever" - it was on the cover of Domino, which used to be the Bible for the Pinterest set, in print, I think it was 2009. I had a hell of a time finding the thing to actually purchase. FLE was pretty much "over" by the time the design pinning got going with real gusto, so I see it occasionally on Pinterest in a nearly nostalgic context, but plenty of my design friends have never seen it when they come over to my apartment.
Why Do We Stop Liking What's Popular?
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