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Okay, confession: Over the holidays, we got a little spooky. We shuffled the tarot, threw some runes, and even took a gander at a crystal ball or two. (Or we revisited the notes and stickies we had laying around the office labeled F.Y.I. or To Research. Same idea, different process.) Basically, the editors here got to predictin' — honing in on emerging trends we've spotted or using our spidey senses to guess The Next Big Thing.
So, whether we're picking up on some cosmic energy or have finally achieved oneness — or just have our eyes peeled — this is what we think our world will look like in 2013. Don't worry, when these come true, we won't gloat...too much.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and you must be one of the faux leather jackets on the market right now. The badass artificial toppers in stores these days are giving us a major case of confusion; some are so good, we can’t even tell 'em apart from their authentic counterparts. And, that's a good thing.
Like operating a printing press or repairing a horse-drawn buggy, killing time is a lost art form. That's not to say we don't know how to do it anymore — passing by the long hours between 9 and 5 is easy in the Internet age. But doing it artfully is a different matter entirely.
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