We are never really certain what the next big thing will be. Virtual reality seems like a new huge deal, as do driverless cars and the promised completion of the second avenue subway in Manhattan.
But we thought the same thing of other products that now litter the thoroughfare of ideas that never made it, such as Google Glasses. Till all the votes are in, we simply never know what ideas will make it, and which ideas will live a lonely unappreciated life. Who would have thought that the new big thing, well, small/big, would be adult coloring books. “Adult,” in this context, is not what it might sound like. It has nothing to do with the collection of web sites on your laptop that you pray someone erases before your kids discover them when you die.
These books are actual coloring books—with lines and outlines—but specifically designed for grownups. Some feature Kaleidoscope designs; others feature flowers, animals and stress-relieving patterns or interesting doodles.
Go to your old favorite, Amazon, and search adult coloring books. (Or click here.) You will be astonished by how many different ones there are.
Did you see that coming? Nope. But that is really good news for you. And a great reason not to listen to the naysayers. Because if people scoff when you tell them about your idea, just remind them that they are the same good people who “laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round.” And part of the same well meaning group who swore that an app encouraging people to slow down—and actually using a sloth as its symbol—would never succeed.
Got the idea?