Well it isn't, necessarily. But as with every trend, the moment you finally know what everyone on TikTok is talking about, a new trend emerges to pique your interest and send your fantasy home decorating in a whole new direction.
That new direction, my friends, is cottage hardcore. The term was first used by the moody home decor brand House of Hackney to describe their upcoming spring/summer collection. They explained the idea over email: "Since lockdown first began last spring, we’ve all been desiring more time outdoors – and the idea of escaping to a rural idyll feels more alluring than ever. That’s what we feel lies at the heart of cottagecore: it’s about our collective desire to reconnect with nature."
Cottage hardcore lends an edge to cottagecore's soft colour palette and romanticised view of rural life. Where cottagecore is light and airy, all pastel accents and natural woods, cottage hardcore is crowds of colour, toughened with a slash of black.
It's cottagecore in all caps and bolded to within an inch of its life. It's the rural aesthetic for people who go hard, with the edge of chaos inherent to untamed nature. It's for those who feel drawn to parts of dark academia but want none of the studying and a more riotous colour palette. It is, in the words of House of Hackney, "a garden gone feral, with flowers drawn from nature then given a fantastical spin."
House of Hackney may have called the trend but there is a world of ways to incorporate it into your space. We can't go outdoors, we can't even create more light in our lives, but we can fill every nook and cranny of our homes with this eclectic, over-the-top trend...
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China's Huawei plans to make electric vehicles under its own brand and could launch some models this year, four sources said, as the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker, battered by U.S. sanctions, explores a strategic shift. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is in talks with state-owned Changan Automobile and other automakers to use their car plants to make its electric vehicles (EVs), according to two of the people familiar with the matter. Huawei is also in discussions with Beijing-backed BAIC Group's BluePark New Energy Technology to manufacture its EVs, said one of the two and a separate person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it has developed a packaged fuel cell system module, as it hopes to expand its usage and accessibility of the zero-emission technology amid the industry's shift towards electric vehicles (EVs). The world's biggest automaker, which launched a revamped Mirai in December, has not been successful in winning drivers over to fuel cell vehicles (FCV). The FCV segment remains a niche technology despite Japanese government backing, amid concerns about lack of fuelling stations, resale values and the risk of hydrogen explosions.
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