Having received no education in matters of design, it takes me a while to see a pattern emerge out of collecting images. Maybe that's how trends work. You see something enough times to get used to it, then to lust after it. I found myself craving a vivid green chair like a pregnant woman craves pickles and now I notice them everywhere in magazines and blogs. How many greens chair did I not notice as they entered my subconscious until the moment of revelation. Same with yellow jeans, and now, same disease with blue couches. The picture below is probably my favorite room of the year and I posted about it as early as November of 2007.