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Color Crazed Hair Crazies

Color Crazed Hair Crazies


The fearless, color obsessed folks at Hair Crazy display their love for color conspicuously on top of their heads, and are leading the way for color expression on the fringe.

Even if you're not all about alternative, extreme, unnatural hair colors, and you're not about to walk into the office with Napalm Orange hair, the community provides information about all sorts of hair dyeing matters, such as: application techniques, styling guides, informational how-to's, as well as product (hair dye) reviews, and various other tips & tricks. Information any hair chameleon, natural or not, might find useful. Of course, if you are ready to make the eccentric leap to 'super colorful', then this is definitely the place to visit. You people might want to start with the member photo timelines or the gallery organized by color to find inspiration of the possibilities, devour the beginner guides then order yourself some hair dye.


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You can check out the community's boldest and brightest hair colors and palettes in their hair color hall of fame, and keep up with the founder, Jude, as she works her way through every color combination she can think of on her willing test subject Adam.

Finally, for those who are perfectly happy with their natural brunette hair and wouldn't think of becoming a 'bluenette', the community offers plenty of old fashioned color inspiration for other applications. Here are few images from Adam's adventures and the most recent roundup of hair color hall of famers for color inspiration.

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Save the Pink Bathrooms!

Save the Pink Bathrooms!


Would a pink bathroom make you happy? Well that is what the New York Times article quoted Nancy Burns as saying about her vintage pink bathroom that she spared while renovating her 1959 split level home. So how did this mid-century love, and subsequent design trend, for pink house fixtures come about you may ask? The answer is simply the late former first lady Mamie Eisenhower.

Mamie had such a taste for the color pink that she wore a dress covered in 2,000 pink rhinestones to the presidential inauguration, had a bathroom covered in pink down to the cotton balls and even redecorated the White House in pink which coined it the moniker “Pink Palace”.

“Mamie Pink” or “First Lady Pink”, as it became known, was a popular color trend in the 1950ʼs amongst bathroom and kitchen fixtures as well as other notable post war era colours such as turquoise, chartreuse and candy apple red. The influx of colour into the home was said to show the exuberance of the time, and demonstrate support to the return of women to the home after WWII and their complete remaking of the American domestic landscape. Little did they know that times would be a changinʼ again with the 1960ʼs around the corner!

Unfortunately, as trends come and go- so did the love for colorful bathrooms. We thus now resort to renovating those beloved post-war bathroom gems into, most likely, solid white with a splash of colour. However, Pam Kueber (of Retro Renovation) has a different idea in mind. About a year ago Pam developed a website dedicated to the preservation of pink bathrooms called SaveThePinkBathrooms, or as her mantra states:

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Fabulous New Patterns - December 2010

Fabulous New Patterns - December 2010


This is only a small selection of liddle_r's December 2010 collection (browse them all), and includes recently created pattern templates as well a few patterns that have been around for awhile but deserve some love.

We are all so so impressed with the pattern designs that folks are creating with Seamless!

I've been collecting new fabulous patterns (templates) each month. Have a look at some of the great new patterns created in December 2010 and add your recent pattern designs in the comments.


Original Pattern By: mostlyabsent

old_school_cafe So_Different

USB_Key_Camp Vintage_Retro



Original Pattern By: mostlyabsent

takemefaraway juicy_fruit

Fine_floral_folklore organise_better



Original Pattern By: ycc2106

autumn_rain biotherm

assume_the_dye Invisible_World

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Interior Design Trends: Silver + Red

Interior Design Trends: Silver + Red


Silver is a very versatile color with a brilliant shine. It looks amazing up against any other color, though I must say, it is perfect paired with black. Another color that marries well with silver is red. There are several pieces that seemed interesting enough to round up, but it was a bit hard to find a decent amount of decor items that were of this color combination. Do you like red and silver together?

globe · shell · chopsticks · mirror · vases · chair · soap dispenser · pillow

room 1, 2

red_gray_2 papouškova_pošetka

Red_Gray red_gray

red_gray Gunboat

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Web Color Trends - Buttons

Web Color Trends - Buttons


Selected from Inspiration Feed's "50 Examples of Pixel Perfect Button Design" here are 14 palettes showcasing some of the reoccurring color trends in web button design. Thanks to @joshuaschaible and @nickvegas (Grey Scale Gorilla) for sharing the link.


Rocker_Switch

Cclick_mMe




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2010 Printmaking Round-up

2010 Printmaking Round-up


You know, the computer screen just doesn't do any of this work justice, but that's certainly not going to stop me from gushing. And this year there's a number of innovative twists on this old-timey medium which always makes for compelling work. So, here you are, best of the best (at least from my seat) printed pieces of 2010.

This poster is most memorable for it's darling childish hand and classic message. A father & son collaboration, by Studio on Fire and Koen (age 6), the doodles were assembled digitally and letterpressed 14x20" with yellow and gold ink. $30 for sale here.

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Interior Design Trends: Purple and Gold

Interior Design Trends: Purple and Gold


What better way to continue a new year than with a regal and and elegant marriage of hues. Purple and gold are the colors I am talking about. As with any color twosome when it is done tastefully the results are beautiful. The two color are not just regal, but pleasant and happy as well, and I hope that the chosen examples are ones that you like. Here's to a continued happy and healthy New Year!

candle holder · bowl · tieback · vase · rug · lighting · pillow


room 1, 2

Gold_purple Purple_Gold

Purple_Gold purple_gold

Purple_Gold_BE Purple_Gold

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Etsy Color Love - Blush

Etsy Color Love - Blush


Bright sun, rich florals and saturated grasses can easily dull and washout any blush tone, but place these soft, delicate colors against a stark white and grey winter backdrop and you have something brilliant and beautiful. Winter is the perfect season for blush.

This curated set from Etsy member sweptfromthesea includes a wonderful selection of blush colored items from Etsy. We repost it here for color inspiration and to showcase the great color work you can find in the greater color & design community.



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Meet the New Wallpaper - Bold, Sustainable Designs

Meet the New Wallpaper - Bold, Sustainable Designs


Wallpaper is making a come back! Although the current “green design” movement would make you think otherwise.... vinyl wall paper is despised, and for good reason--its completely non-biodegradable.

Meet Aimee Wilder and Hanna Werning, two of the many independent product designers offering new and different ideas about what wallpaper can and should be. The patterns are not only bold, colourful and fun--they also make use of sustainable manufacturing methods and materials.

Aimee Wilder

Aimee is a product designer with diverse interests in design and trends. Her wallpapers are:

“responsibly manufactured with responsibly-sourced fiber, and all suppliers adhere to one of the globally recognized forestry or chain of custody programs. All patterns are hand silk screened with care on clay-coated paper. All left over inks from the printing process are salvaged and reused–nothing is wasted or washed down the drains.”

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Interior Design Trends: Gray and Gold

Interior Design Trends: Gray and Gold


Gray and gold is another color combination that seems very fitting this time of year. These colors seem to be more soothing and elegant, a nice switch from the dark red and forest green we find ourselves surrounded with each December. While browsing around through a slew of home decor items, some nice ones popped up as you can see. What are your thoughts on gold and gray?

pendants · candle holder · chair · bowl · stool ·  carafe


room 1, 2

FINE_design_group gold_and_gray Gray_and_Gold Groundbreaking! road_blocks escher_stairs

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