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color theory

we’re coveting a new line of polish with colors based on an ettore sottsass valentine typewriter, an andy warhol pink, art nouveau teal, and albers-inspired orange, among others.  now how’s about an international klein blue?

white on white

series by artist john powers – we. want. to. touch.


feel this edificio

we are completely enamored with the facade of this building by gabriel mancera in mexico city – those windows!  that flat surface!  the neon pink entryway tucked in the corner!  more images here at archdaily.


pantone 18-3943

pantone’s “color of the year” for 2008, iris blue.


lust-worthy interiors (oh, the wallpaper alone…) from swedish paint company colorama.

wallpapered room
blue wall + antlers
pitched roof
*even without a working swedish vocabulary, you can navigate your way to the before/after section. after that… best of luck!

build me up, buttercup

well, it’s official.  yellow is everywhere this season, from dresses to jewelry to (eek) eyeshadow.  but let’s be honest here, lemon/ citrine/ mustard/ butterscotch doesn’t look that great on many people.  fortunately for you, this shade has also leapt to the home design market and is the perfect way to spruce up your place for spring.

Pantone is a wonderful resource for investigating color forecasts and deciding upon just the right hue and saturation to suit one’s personal taste. it is organized in five sections: print, digital, fashion + home, industrial design, and paint + interiors. clever!

using lemon 13-0752 as a reference point (“idealistic,” “encouraging,” “zesty”), let’s see what we can find in the great big world o’ design…


 Yellow Outdoor Fabrics



 Pantone Moods - Yellow