Friday, November 27, 2009

Seeing The Blind Side

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

In Living Color

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

Treating Your Hair -- Feathers & Bows & Vintage Jewels

I just love these bows/feathers for the holidays (or any day really). ( is the company behind these fabulous and daring creations. I do own one; they are really well made and magical. And, I am considering the one with the orange feathers for Thanksgiving ( but I might be too chicken to wear it).

Friday, November 13, 2009

Feeling Blue?

I am feeling blue and loving it! Yes, I did this years ago, but here I am again. Another blue period. This should not, by any means, be confused with Picasso's somber Blue Period (1901-1904).

YSL. Use with intention and soft lips.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Seeing Red: More Branding and Just in Time for the Holidays

When you see a fabulous red sole, it can only mean one thing. And walking away never looked so good.
Another success in color branding.

And, the happy souls featured in red above are shown on a yummy Luscious Verde holiday card.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Branding at Tiffany's

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

Up On A Pedestal

Just this morning, a very cheery product came across my desk. I had to share it.
Recycled and full of color. How could these colors not make you happy?!
I am going to get one in blue; I could say "Tiffany blue" but that is the topic of my next post.

(And next time you are ordering stationery, think about bright colors for your inks. How could that not make you happy?)