One trend that I'm seeing a lot of in modern design is typography. It's not just text, it's also the careful attention to letter forms that is getting a lot of attention. The written word is appearing everywhere in design:
This Pillow from design warehouse
The ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' Poster.
Wall Stickers and murals:
Camp Rock wall mural from PB Teen
and this mirror:
What do I think of it? Well, by now the Keep Calm posters have become a bit passe (but I still want one) and I really don't like Camp Rock, so that's out the window.