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Spring 2011 Dresses: 60's Housewife Trend

Spring 2011 Dresses: 60's Housewife Trend


Spring is here and to usher in the warmer weather, feast your eyes on these lovely spring dresses. Some upcoming color trends that you can expect to see are uplifting and energizing colors like coral and magenta. You will also see some soft, pastel hues like lilac and sage and nautical colors like cobalt blue and aqua. The classic muted, subtle tones like black and white are almost always in style and this spring is no exception.

MagentaMajestic_Magenta

IFRC-_LilacLightening_Lilac

Sage_CitrusBlimey_Limey

Cobalt_Coolnesscoral_red

Pool_AquaIsland_Boy


One of the biggest trends is the 50s and 60s silhouettes coming back. (Think Jackie Onassis Kennedy and full 50s prom skirts.) The 60s housewife look is definitely hitting the runway in sheath hourglass-shape dresses that cinch in the waist and hips. Other current trends to look out for include lace, crochet, macrame, asymmetrical necklines, and tail hems (that's when the back of the dress is longer than the front.)

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Lucky Us! Green Patterns & Palettes

Lucky Us! Green Patterns & Palettes


We love St. Patrick's day...I bet you can guess why. Cause it's a day of celebration for the color Green! among other things. These days it is mostly a celebration of Irish culture. A culture rich with associations to the color Green! So, today we are reminded about how lucky we are to celebrate color with different cultures and all the color lovers across the world.

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Interior Design Trends: Green and Gray

Interior Design Trends: Green and Gray


In honor of Saint Patrick's Day green is the color chosen for today's round up. Though originally the color that was associated with This holiday was blue, which I found to be very fascinating. As time went on the color green just grew and here we are. I don't know about you, but I enjoy decorating for holidays as well as celebrating holidays, which gives me an excuse to have fun and enjoy the company of friends and family. I know that emerald green seems to be the tone that comes to mind to most individuals, but all shades of green could be used if you are not fond of that type of green. I chose several fun green accessories and added a little bit of gray for some contrast. What will you be doing for  Saint Patrick's Day and have you decorated your home with touches of green?

Some Great Finds on Etsy...


header: fine art photography on Etsy.com and palette, Thatchery...
Thatchery

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Covering up with Color: iPad Smart Cover

Covering up with Color: iPad Smart Cover


The way that Apple has built it's product line off extreme minimalism both in color and design has always been intriguing to look back on. It becomes such a huge deal when they decide to add any sort of color to a particular product design. So this morning when I woke up and started slimming down my inbox, I couldn't help but click on the iPad 2 Release simply for the main showcase image...

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Ditherm by Luboš Sekal - Office Interiors

Ditherm by Luboš Sekal - Office Interiors


Corporate Interiors. The name lends itself to a labyrinth of workstations, bland color palettes and an environment that you can’t wait to get out of as soon as the clock strikes that magical hour. You get to breathe fresh air and spend some of that hard earned cash on drinks with colleagues discussing how much you loathe working in that god-for-saken office. But, did you ever consider that it could possibly be the design of the office that you loathe more than your job?!

I myself being from a corporate interior design background am all too familiar with just how miserable some office interiors can be with their muddy color palettes of maroon, beige, “healthcare blue” and hunter green. Luckily for me, my job was to make it better.

That is one reason that I enjoyed corporate interiors- to see how people reacted in a space before renovation/relocation and after. It’s amazing to see how much color, spacial layout, graphics, way-finding and for god’s sake "views to the outdoors" can completely change people’s demeanor, work ethic and even attendance to work.

I recently had the pleasure of walking into the small, but dynamic corporate office of Ditherm- a refractory engineering firm located in Prague, Czech Republic. The space was designed by Czech architect Luboš Sekal (of A.A.L.S ateliér Architektonický) and makes use of color and graphic pattern in a unique and refreshing way. It didn’t blatantly say “corporate office” with the palette of tonal grays and a pop of orange. As opposed to the typical private office set up with a solitary colored accent wall, desk and two guest chairs- Sekal chose to create a painted graphic pattern accent wall and a posh "in office" meeting area equipped with designer furnishings and a unique light fixture. The painted wall graphic is featured on most accent walls throughout the space, but I also really enjoyed how the workstations and storage units became features in the back office area with their intersecting planes of color, and also the sliver of orange glass accent in the bathroom doors with the cute gender graphic.

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Interior Design Trends: Black, Gray and White

Interior Design Trends: Black, Gray and White


You could say that I am on a bit of a gray and black kick. This could possibly be influenced by the weather we have been having, but as of  right now I love gray and black and honestly I can not get enough of it. A trio of color that are on my radar as of now are black, gray and white. There have  been a good amount of homes that have been featured online with this trio and they were all done tastefully. The color added such a sophisticated feel. So, taking from that inspiration, here are some black, gray and white accessories that I have  selected.

pendant · vases · pillow · tumbler · octopus · throws


room 1, 2

black_white black_white_gray

Black_White Death_Flowers

Sparks_in_the_Dark Barcode_618

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Interior Design Trends: White and Silver

Interior Design Trends: White and Silver


There is so much to color. They can affect our mood, we attach associations they all have associations and meanings. it is all so very intriguing.  So far, this winter has been a very odd one, with all of the snow storms every week and just the strange events that have been occurring. I also have to say that I have lost a loved one last week, so to help brighten the mood and help bring on a soothing effect, it seems white and silver are appropriate. Surrounding yourself with fresh crisp white a nice sparkly silver can be quiet soothing. What do white and silver do for you?

ottoman · ring holder · pendant · mirror · cup and saucer · votive · clock · chair


room 1, 2

Winter_White_Out Cat_like_a_soft_owl

Moonwind_Unicorn Fall_into_Puddles

air_conditioner_fins Looking_for_Ghosts

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Neon Colors: In the home?

Neon Colors: In the home?


Stimulating and energetic or dizzying and overwhelming? Would you use neon colors in your home?

Though we refer to more than one color as "neon", technically speaking neon is only the bright reddish-orange color produced with the gas neon. All other colours are generated with the other noble gases or by many colours of fluorescent lighting.

Neon was discovered in 1898 by the British chemists Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916) and Morris W. Travers (1872–1961) in London. Neon was discovered when Ramsay chilled a sample of the atmosphere until it became a liquid, then warmed the liquid and captured the gases as they boiled off. The gases that boiled off, in addition to nitrogen, oxygen, and argon, were krypton, xenon, and neon. The characteristic, brilliant red color that is emitted by gaseous neon when excited electrically was noted immediately; Travers later wrote, "the blaze of crimson light from the tube told its own story and was a sight to dwell upon and never forget."

The blaze of crimson light from the tube told its own story and was a sight to dwell upon and never forget. - William Ramsay


Bangkok University Creative Center | Thailand

Super Machine

Supermachine surrounds the internet centre with a space-ship like green pod  and covers a 180 square-meter wall a “Lo-Fi pixel wall”. 10,000 custom-made rotating four-sided plastic pieces in differing colors.

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Using Red on the Web: 15 Inspiring Sites

Using Red on the Web: 15 Inspiring Sites


We're still feeling the love for the color red, even after the being over saturated in it for the past couple of weeks leading up to Yesterday (Valentine's Day), hope you all are not sick of it.

For some web design inspiration, here are 15 red websites selected from web creme. Click on the palettes to get the colors.

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Interior Design Trends: Orange and Silver

Interior Design Trends: Orange and Silver


Over here in my neck of the woods it has been snowing every week it seems. I love snow, but too much is just well, too much. With too much of these dreary and freezing cold days, it only seemed fitting that a combination of a warm color paired with a cool color would be pretty interesting.

The colors that were chosen were orange and silver. How often do you see that pair? Honestly, I can't say that it is a common pairing around here. So, to add a little bit of warmth, orange and silver it is. The two would seem ideal when used around the warmer months such as spring and summer, but I think it would be great any time of year. What are your thoughts on these colors?

flowers ·  mirror · monkey · chair · lamp · pillow


room 1, 2

Circular_Staircase Orange_Gray_scale

Orange_Gray sunday_in_the_city

Orange_Crush orange_gray_web

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