No other time of year is as full of festive lustre and the joys of a feel-good atmosphere at home as the weeks of Advent and Christmas at the end of the year. Folklore meets the latest designs, natural elements team up with their artificial counterparts, and handcrafting connects with factory-made products on interesting levels. In addition to lots of Christmas themes, our second issue of the year offers you orientation tips in five exciting florallyinterpreted trend worlds, which correspond to the

up-to-the-minute zeitgeist of various consumer groups. It is our wish to contribute to your success in the coming winter season and sincerely hope that we are able to
give you a wide spectrum of inspirations. We wish you lots of pre-Christmas fun and a successful finale to the year!