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Lament: What happens when you dump your favourite eyeshadow in the sink

Monday, April 12, 2010 colour Lament

Goodbye Diva Down. Nothing compares to you.

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Aesthetic Philosophy: A Turquoise World Is Not Enough

Friday, March 26, 2010 Aesthetic Philosophy colour

I love blue. It speaks to me. Like many artists and designers before and with me, I've learned to draw on all colours with equal dexterity, tailoring palettes to each client, purpose or project, but for myself and in my home, no other hue comes quiveringly close to big sky blues and watery ...

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It is not the form that dictates the colour, but the COLOUR that brings out the form.

Friday, March 26, 2010 colour

BAM!BAM!BAM!BAM!After a several seasons in supporting roles to grey, yellow and violet, blue and turquoise are the stars of 2010, as evidenced by these recent magazine covers, and now I'm seeing blue everywhere. I caught myself in Anthropologie, drifting towards a knobbly turquoise mid-centuryesque ...

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I got the Blues……Turquoises too

Friday, March 5, 2010 blue colour commercial interiors home turquoise

Blue, aqua, azure, baby blue, beryl, blue-gray, blue-green, Capri, cerulean, cobalt, cornflower, cyan, denim, indigo, lapis, Majorelle, navy, opal, periwinkle, powder, Prussian blue, robin's egg, royal, sapphire, sky, teal, Tiffany, turquoise, ultramarine, Wedgewood...In all its infinite forms, I ...

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Some like it hot. Pink.

Monday, March 23, 2009 Chintz and Co. colour floral

The colour saturation in the last post's tulips really stayed with me, inspiring me to dedicate this post to several pink arrangements I've done.Above, is a deep, deep pink magnolia that recently came in. I love how the blush of the petals contrasts with the yellow and green of the stigma, the ...

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