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Orange is a pretty uplifting color. It is bright, cheery and pretty bold. As I am getting older I am appreciating a lot more of these bolder and brighter shades. What are your feelings on shades of orange?
Interacting with the environment on which they sit and with those who inhabit them, these environmentally and mentally conscious homes and schools are indeed colorful. The architecture featured today was found at designboom and Inhabitat.
One such project is the kindergarten taka-tuka-land, located in berlin, germany. the architecture draws from children's book 'pippi longstocking' by astrid lindgren, and her 'taka-tuka-land'. The original temporary structure of the school has been turned into an everlasting space that grows and flows. There are seven main points of contact that children can interact with and play. for example, there are three large-scale windows which with the midday sun, turns the interior room into a glittering environment due to crystals which have been mounted on the windows.
Yes, shades of pink are soft and a bit feminine. Why is pink viewed as feminine? When you really sit down and ponder on that question, it is rather a good question to ask yourself, It doesn't have to be feminine, but since it is viewed that way, and society helps along this concept, here we are. Personally, I never was big on the color pink, but as I became an adult I found myself loving pink and all of it's many shades. It isn't that bad, it is a rather soothing and happy hue. So, today I bring you shades of pink. What are your thoughts on pink?
With all of this warm weather I find myself thinking of the beach and the beautiful ocean. Though some oceans do not appear to be blue, I associate blue with the ocean and vice versa. Well, I felt that it was only fitting to share with you shades of blue. I chose a selection of fun and tasteful items that made me happy. Do you enjoy shades of blue?
Salmon is a great and fun color which is rarely used and seen. It is a nice change and a great way liven things up a bit, while also softening a look as well. Do you like the color salmon and are you currently using it in your home?
Brown and beige are rather serene and natural colors. Brown is dark and heavy and beige is light and creamy. Yes, the two can also be viewed as bland and boring, but like the many different colors that exist it can be beautiful and even chic when done the right way.
Mustard's, white, black and brown, what do you think? I just cannot seem to get enough of anything with touches of yellow, i love it!
I love black and white, oh and with a touch of beige as well.....don't you? It's so elegant, clean and just perfect. If you are feeling like a certain type of color on a certain day, then it can be added and it is still amazingly chic! So, this is one of the many reasons why I love this trio of colors and today is a black, beige and white kind of day for me :) Enjoy!
At the moment I am truly loving beige and mauve. The two hues are not harsh, but rather very soothing, natural and organic. These two hues, interestingly enough do not look quiet bad paired up against one another (at least the from what I have seen recently). The two colors can also help tone things down a bit in a room that is overloaded with a massive amount of bright colors. So, what are your feelings on beige and mauve?
You can never go wrong with this color combo. Black and white always work rather well together and are quite elegant. Formal attire, place settings and decor are usually always black and white, and are the safe route to go when in doubt.
Today's mood is a good one, one filled with hues of orange, beige and browns. This is an interesting palette, wouldn't you agree? You have the bright-orange, dark-brown and the light-beige. I feel that it is a bit interesting because this trio of hues can be associated with fall, and at the moment we are transitioning out of Spring, but wait a minute, Spring and Fall do mimic one another in a sense, in that they are transitioning seasons.
Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors. His style was very "1960s" but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton's most well-known furniture models are still in production (at Vitra, among others).
Panton was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense; next, he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950-1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen, another Danish architect and furniture designer. Panton turned out to be an "enfant terrible" and he started his own design and architectural office. He became well known for his innovative architectural proposals, including a collapsible house (1955), the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960). Near the end of the 1950s, his chair designs became more and more unconventional, with no legs or discernible back. In 1960 Panton was the designer of the very first single-form injection-moulded plastic chair. The Stacking chair or S chair, which would become his most famous and mass-produced design.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Verner Panton experimented with designing entire environments: radical and psychedelic interiors that were an ensemble of his curved furniture, wall upholstering, textiles and lighting. He is best known for the design of a German boats interior, now a famous museum. He is also known for a hotel in Europe that utilized circular patterns and cylindrical furniture.
Additionally, Panton is well-known for his innovative design work for "Der Spiegel," a well-known German publication in Hamburg.
Exhibition Stand: Gebrüder Thonet AG, 1968
Green and brown is a wonderful combination of natural colors. Trees, branches, grass, it all can be found and seen everyday. This combination relaxes us and exudes coziness, a sense of relaxation and peace. Do you like the color brown combined with green? Are there touches of this color combination in your home? If so, I would love to hear about it.