Friday, November 27, 2009
If you haven't heard, (have you been out of the country??!) this movie is fantastic! I went with my kids for my birthday and it was one of the best presents I have ever received. I cried, smiled and laughed (especially at the mention of "vinegar" - see it and you will too). The Blind Side is a must see -- for so many reasons. And, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, enjoy and savor.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Ogden Rood (1831-1902), an American physicist and artist, wrote about color theory and introduced the term "hue". Hue is the basic term of a color - whether it is blue, green or red ... Neo-impressionist painters (such as George Seurat) benefited from his writings. Others have studied and written about color, saturation, color wavelengths, hue, perception, etc. I could read Modern Chromatics (1879) by Rood - but no. Today, I am going to study color via my new book "HUE", by Kelly Wearstler. Is this lazy? No, it's studying the practical application of color theory.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I just love these bows/feathers for the holidays (or any day really).
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Who knows where that pouch came from? Did you recognize the box above? Could you spot it from across the room and know the significance of a genuine Tiffany box? Can you guess – pretty accurately – where the envelope is from without looking at the return address? Why would your answer be “yes” or “Tiffany” to any or all of the above? Because Tiffany & Co. is known for their trademarked blue box. Yes, this particular shade of blue is trademarked - world famous at that. A successful branding story; you see this delightful shade of blue and you think of Tiffany. Did you know that “Tiffany Blue” is also known as Pantone Color 1837? 1837, the year that Tiffany was born.
Hmmm… what color would make people think of you? Are you color branded?
I’d be interested to hear about other successful color brandings. Please send me your top 3.
And, for those who don’t know me that well, I am not so much “color branded” as I am “pattern branded”. The obvious clue lies in the photos above.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Just this morning, a very cheery product came across my desk. I had to share it.