In a blog post long, long ago we scoured through what was then the 119 circulating currencies of the 192 UN member states to find some of the world's most colorful currencies. And we found a few, but the comment section was filled with bank notes that were not taken note of. So, with the suggestions of our members and a bit more scouring here are some more colorful bank notes in part two of The Color of Money From Around the World or The World's Most Colorful Currencies. And don't forget to check out part one, The Color of Money from Around the World, and the site Ron Wise's Banknoteworld who seems to have a complete collection of world currencies scans.
Palettes by isotope.151
A Month of Color in Films @ Benefit of the Doubt
It has only been 2 months since we launched Seamless Studio and already we're overwhelmed by all the great new patterns that have been created by all of you. Here we're highlighting 25 new patterns where you can see the original pattern followed by a few colored by other members. Keep creating and spreading the color love!
Have you noticed or created a new pattern that you think is the tops? Recommend it to the rest of us by posting an example in the comments.
Feeling inspired and want to get coloring? Click on any of these patterns then "Create Pattern" to get started. You can also select from all of the patterns or browse the pattern library for more inspiration.
Last month, we took a closer look at some of the style-minded groups here at COLOURlovers (see part one here). Those initial five were just a small sample of the number of groups in the community piecing together colors, palettes and patterns to create (or re-create) their favorite articles of clothing, fashion trends, designer creations and editorial inspiration.
Today, we're spotlighting five more groups. Don't see yours? Tell us all about it. Starting one of your own? We'd love to know about it, too. In the meantime, here's what these fashion-inclined color lovers are up to.
Headed up by lover wearpalettes--who we've featured for his blog, wear palettes, where he matches up color palettes with inspirational street-style photos from Close Up and Private and Lookbook.nu (and formerly The Sartorialist)--clothing palettes is a place for group members to record their own sartorial efforts. wear palettes recommends members include their inspiration colors, clothing or Web sites along with palettes and patterns; with 1,194 palettes, there's plenty of inspiration to be had within the group, too.
[looks] is for those wanting to document daily ensembles in color form--palettes and patterns modeled after what group members are wearing. Seasonal color trends are also in the mix.
To celebrate and welcome the change in color that spring brings, here are some inspiring photos and recent colors from the library. If you have a new spring palette you've been wanting to show off post it in the comments. And drop by these groups anytime to share and discuss the latest spring colors and trends.
The proof is in the number of community groups that draw color inspiration from all things fashion–what members are wearing, what they see in magazines and on runways, what designers they love, and what muted, bright and brilliant palettes and patterns they dream up.
Today we're looking at just a handful of the style-minded groups here at COLOURlovers. Don't see yours? Tell us all about it. Starting one of your own? We'd love to know about it, too. In the meantime, here's what some of the fashion-inclined color lovers are up to.
Inspired by editorial shots in the Livejournal community of the same name, Foto Decadent turns the avant-garde into unexpected couture palettes and patterns. Lovers typically attach a photo of their inspiration, too; here's a brief sampling of what's in the group's repertoire right now.
The unofficial style diary of COLOURlovers, Colours I am wearing today offers its 141 current lovers a way to share their daily ensembles--at least from a color standpoint--with fellow lovers. Lovers are encouraged to detail which colors and patterns match which items of their wardrobes, but that isn't a requirement. Sometimes, an idea based on the color choices and titles alone can be inspiration enough.
A week or so ago we threw a little party for our friends and fellow COLOURlovers to get together and share some color love. We showcased a wall of fabric from the good people at Spoonflower that we had printed with patterns from the community and we also displayed some awesome wall art from our friends at Imagekind.
At our previous COLOURlovers parties, we had people use physical color strips to make palettes. This year we added a small twist... the people became the palettes:
Wow. We've been working very hard over the last year, months and weeks to make this new site happen... and after a slight delay... We're ready to share it with the world. There are some obvious and not so obvious updates and changes, so I'll give you a little guided tour through some of the big stuff.
Behind the Curtains
While you'll probably notice the look and feel first, we've actually rebuilt the code from the ground up too. So not only do we have a light, open and hopefully more user friendly design... we have a new architecture that will let us scale with the growth of the community and add new robust features that wouldn't have worked on our prior code.
The New Homepage
Welcome home. The homepage is the first experience a lot of people have with our site and we wanted to make it a bit more user friendly for the first time viewer who may have experienced color overload with the previous site. Lots of people get referred here by a friend who said "if you're looking for great wedding color ideas go to COLOURlovers..." or "you should check out COLOURlovers for web design colors...", but then found a wall of color once they checked out the site. With our new content channels (wedding, home, fashion, web, print & craft) and their placement on the homepage, we hope new lovers will have an easier time jumping in and sharing the love.
We're also giving our community a showcase further down the homepage. You can see the latest groups, discussions... and we'll regularly feature one of the amazing people who help make COLOURlovers such a great place.
COLOURlovers come here for personal, creative and professional reasons. With our new channels, if your passion is jewelry making... you now have a mini-community inside of COLOURlovers for you to read related blog posts, start or participate in crafty discussions and browse related craft groups. These channels aren't walls inside of the community, but rather different pieces of equipment on the big COLOURlovers playground.
It's been a while since the link in our store for t-shirts died... and after trying a out several different on-demand printers we finally decided that to get the best quality prints we were going to have to make the shirts ourselves. So now you can rep the color love offline too.
Sponsored Members: Check your love notes for a special thank you 20% off coupon.
Holding t-shirt inventory isn't cheap so for now we're only stocking the black shirts. If in the future there is enough demand for white shirts we'll order some of those too...
Show Us Your Love
If you honor us by buying one of our shirts, send us a photo of you wearing it and we'll add it to our online gallery... We may even offer some prizes to the most colorful and creative submissions.
Thank you all for continuing to support our efforts to grow the most supportive and creative community.