Find the differences.
It is interesting to realize how trends impact our society. They not only limit themselves to the fashion industry but they also squeeze themselves to get into the smallest corners of everything. Nothing escapes them, not even Interior Design.
As I was checking all the new posts on my favorite Design blogs, I start to think that all the projects are so similar. They could have even been designed by the exact same person. It is almost like all the heads of the major firms got together and decided that cubes, lines and unfinished materials was the thing to do now. Of course smaller firms see this and they get "inspired" by the same concept which means that smaller projects are gonna look the exact same which translates to magazines showing that "cubes, lines and unfinished materials" is the thing to follow which turns into readers believing that this must be the way to design and it keeps going until it has been used so much that we get tired of it, we do not want to see more exposed concrete, please no more grays, we are tired of simple things. Why did we even decide to make things simple if human mind is so complicated? We should design more elaborate things that resemble the human being, lets add detail, lets put color, curves.....and there it goes again. It is not even our fault, this is how trends are, this is how we are used to do it and probably will keep doing it for the rest of existence.
Here are some examples of contemporary architecture and design, all made in different parts of the world by different design and architecture firms. Enjoy!