Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Snapshot #8

Here is a little art inspiration for you all this sunday evening!

two above photos from Jen Ramos at Cocoa & can see my love for her art here

sliced solid wood circles would be a great eco-friendly way to be creative
photo via pinterest

paint can art installation
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Have a good artful Sunday!

peace & love,

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pantone's 2012 Color- Tangerine Tango

Provocative Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463) is an enticing juicy orange, it's a vivacious & appealing refresher to enliven anyone's outlook for this spring. Here is why Pantone picked the reddish-Orange for this year's color of the year:

Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge & move forward.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic & seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness & adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness & warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat & energy.”

Over the past several years, orange has grown in popularity & acceptance among designers & consumers alike. A provocative attention-getter, Tangerine Tango is especially appealing in men’s & women’s fashion. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2012, including Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, Elie Tahari & Adrienne Vittadini, are incorporating this attractive orange into their spring collections. A fun, lively take on a traditional autumnal hue, Tangerine Tango will surely carry through to fall fashion as well.

A winner in cosmetics because of its versatility, Tangerine Tango is a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non-threatening way. Add a sultry flair to lips, cheeks & nails with Tangerine Tango. An unexpected eye shadow color, Tangerine Tango is a complementary opposite that flatters blue or green eyes. When paired with brown eyes, it brings out an amber cast.

Energize interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories. Pillows, bedspreads & tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances & personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.

Here are some great inspirations on how to incorporate the yummy color of 2012!

A custom sofa looks amazing against this chalky blue wall via Christopher Stuart

Accessorize with the color of the year to draw attention to nuetral pieces- photo via West Elm

martini side table from west elm
picnic flatware from west elm

photo via pintrest

photo via green tea designs

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2012 Dress from Christian Siriano

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clutch by Tory Burch

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try the Summer Harmony Gloss  from sephora

Have a bright & cheery next week ahead!

peace & love,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Color Inspiration #4

Hello all! I hope you are having a bright & cheery Wednesday!! I am bringing you all my fourth installment of color inspiration today on the 4th day of this brand new year- I hope everyone had a beautiful New Years!

Recently, I have been researching & finding pictures for a potential project in Austin, TX. This particular project is near to my heart because, well I am part hippie...or like to think I am anyway. Back to the story, everyone here at the design firm I work at have to contribute 15 total images that we think represent Austin. Everyone thinks of longhorns, UT, & music such as ACL & SXSW. However, when I hear Austin I think arsty, hippies, food trucks, & being one with nature. So on my quest to discover unique images I found a couple images down in Austin of a couple trees that had been "knit bombed" by Knitta Please (learn more about the group here).

Knit Graffitti by Knitta Please
photos via Pinterest
Has anyone heard of this "knit bombing" or "yarn bombing"? I didn't know it was called that before my research but, I have noticed every once in awhile when I go to Micheals craft store the columns in front are covered in knit. I think this concept of making street graffiti a little more warm & cozy is a fabulous idea! Plus, it brings a little inspiring color into the world! I kind of touched on this subject a while back with parisian potholes were being decorated by activist Juliana Santacruz Herrera- check my post out here.

Without further anticipation, here are a couple "knit bombing" episodes I find inspiring!

Have a happy colorful day!

peace & love,