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Signal Cabinet Wraps

By | art, color, design, public art | No Comments

Charlotte is just beginning to dip its toe in the world of Signal Cabinet wraps and I’m so proud to have created the first ones on display! The first one is in South End, on the corner of South & East Boulevards, right next to Grace Covenant Church. It’s called Intersectional, to pay homage to the crossroads where it is located. Where East meets West, South meets North, haves meet have nots, etc. The art is was created with watercolor and ink.   The second one is on the corner of Thomas and Central Ave, next to Workman’s Friend. 2…

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Old lady purple

By | announcing, color | One Comment

Have you seen our #coloroftheyear for 2014?! Radiant Orchid is the new Emerald: http://t.co/QglW8iPi9l #radiantorchid — PANTONE (@pantone) December 5, 2013 Meanwhile, grannies across the country shout an exultant huzzah!

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Colorized History

By | color, design, photos, retro vintage ephemera | 7 Comments

I just discovered this treasure trove of colorized photos from the past, and I have spent the better part of today looking at the photos there. Many (most?) of them were done by two artists: Mads Madsen, from Denmark, and  British artist Jordan Lloyd. Here are a few to whet your appetite. But do yourself a favor and check them all out. Click the images to see them larger.

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Time and time again

By | color, design, make something, step away from the screen | 3 Comments

So, once upon a time I had babies. Little baby babies. Who had teddy bears, and rocking horses, and all the baby trappings of babydom. Before these babies were born, someone gave me a clock. The clock below. A very baby nursery clock, which we put in the babies’ nursery. Since that’s where the baby things went. Over the years, weirdly, the babies have been growing up. And now there’s pretty much nothing left in our house that resembles anything that this clock represents. Not even in their room (they actually asked me to take this clock out of their…

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Beloved Street Art

By | caught my eye, color, go outside, happy, photos | 5 Comments

This is making the rounds on Facebook right now — if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a collection of amazing street art from 2011, curated by Street Art Utopia. Their site’s tagline is We declare the world as our canvas, which just makes me happy. And so grateful that these folks are out there forcing us to look at the world differently. Here are a few of my favorites, but really — go look at them all. You won’t be sorry. (Thanks for the link, Bo!)

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Interiors at Night

By | color, photos | 2 Comments

Gorgeous new tumblr featuring interiors shot at night. Created by Lauren Schoonover from Champagne and Marshmallows. I would very much like to visit all of these rooms. She also has another tumblr: Exteriors at Night. Here’s one of my favorites: (Great find, Alisa!)

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Zoku Pops!

By | color, design, food | 2 Comments

Have you seen this yet? The super speedy popsicle maker called Zoku? Zoe and Lucy got one for their birthday and we are in LURVE with it. Seriously, you can make a batch of homemade fancy pops in less than 10 minutes. And because of the super fast freezy magic, they can even be well designed pops! Rad, right? So far we have made Strawberry Cherry, Raspberry Lemonade, and Chocolate Milk pops. On the horizon are Cucumber Chili, Avocado, and Watermelon Mint. What else should we make? What kind would you make?

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bright boudoir

By | caught my eye, color | 3 Comments

Love love these new bathroom supplies from Target. They look like candy. I think my day would kick off quite happy if my bathroom were filled with these, don’t you? (You can try Target online, but I couldn’t find them there. Might just have to go to the store. Darn.)

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