I've noticed a few design details lately that have got my head whirring with ideas…
Featured in the June 2007 Lucky magazine
An example of a gently twisted neck binding on a knit top that I got during January's post-holiday sales
Liana of Sew Intriguing provided a tutorial on how to create twisted binding (i.e. at necklines, armholes). This had always confounded me when I saw it in RTW, but her instructions are very clear and actually make it seem easy.
Development button front Japanese stripe blouse, $237, available at Le Train Bleu
Ann of Gorgeous Things has an article in the latest Threads issue (No 131, June/July 2007) on getting creative with grainlines.
Cidell of Miss Celie's Pants has already put this article to good use.Remember that Threads is currently hosting their annual "Inspired by Threads" contest, the inspiration must be found somewhere in issues 126-131 (so Ann's article counts), entries are due July 10.