Well if snowboarders are wearing plaid - it must be in. I was very taken by the US snowboarding team's uniform at Vancouver and wouldnt mind one of those parkas myself. Anyway back to interiors this fabric below was Diane Bergeron's pick in a recent fabric trend article in House and Garden and I love it. This is the Cape Cod Madras Patchwork cotton and will be available from DB home for $61/m. Apparently it was used on bunk beds in the Obama holiday home on Martha's vineyard if you flick through Diane's highly entertaining blog. I'm keeping it in mind for when my boys say 'enough with the red and blue gingham Mum'.