neon in nature

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good morning and happy tuesday. i hope your week is off to a good start! it’s officially almost summer! the weather’s been a little crazy with lots of rain and humidity over here.

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it’s brutal but actually  has been creating pretty random prisms everywhere from the oil on the street to rainbows in unexpected places.

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then again i guess rainbows are always unexpected!

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anyway i took the opportunity to use it for another color post.

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candy and i were contemplating the incomprehensibility of the vibrant neon in a peacock feather the other day.

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we wondered where else you’d see so much  brilliant color (let alone tones that are basically fluorescent), in mother nature’s palette.

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i’ve been kind of a minimalist for the past few years, really loving the serenity of whites on whites.

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but these color posts have challenged me to look at things in a different way. it was hard at first to find decor that was inspired by the neon-ness of rainbows without being gaudy.

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but it’s everywhere from casa mexicana

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to boho chic

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to a rococo room!

fleurs

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humans never cease to amaze me with their creativity and homage to everything from flowers to birds to fish.

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so does man imitate nature? it certainly isn’t the reverse!

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and boy do we love a riot of color!

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of course once i started looking for neon was absolutely everywhere

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the combos are magnificent

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and even when they’re subtle

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they’re strong

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kind of wild when an entire town or village comes together to show their love for color

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maybe there’s something magic in it

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a bridge to another dimension?

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the best part of working on the post was the realization that the neon in the feather or the flower was just a microcosm for the really big neon rainbows

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in the sky

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in the cosmos

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in the milky way (nasa)

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daily galaxy- The Unbearable Beauty of the Nebula

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throughout the entire universe

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ahhh well, i could have gone on and on with this post, i fell deep into a vortex that was far from a black hole.

i was just about to push publish when i stumbled onto fractals. don’t get me started!

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and that’s the beauty of the both the world and the web i guess. there’s always another layer do discover.

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but we have to save something for tomorrow after all! for now, have a beautiful, colorful day!

June 11, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Bright Color, fractals, Neon, Rainbows, Uncategorized. 19 comments.

what goes with chartreuse

5e8bac3697e43897e29756433b0b23d0) hello and happy friday! i don’t know about you but i’m not sure where the week went. it whizzed by at lightning speed. one of the good things about blogging is that it helps keep track of the days like a log. one of the bad things is that it shows what an obsessive compulsive personality looks like!

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(173599760607893452) i fell into the trap again today, spending more time playing than working so far this morning. but what i’ve come to realize is that it will all get done no matter how you arrange the hours.

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(23925441742692309) so my little indulgence was again a challenge for me, taking a color i normally shy away from in decor and checking out how it’s used creatively indoors and out: chartreuse

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(38702878020666976) a little touch goes a long way

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(38702878020666959) and if you can take it, it’s a lot of fun. but it’s a weird color to pinpoint. it straddles between green and yellow, natural and neon

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(23925441743110695) below is coco chanel’s apartment where she used an apple tone on her pillows

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(228205906090555498) sometimes it can lean toward garish

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(38702878020666955) the vanity in this bath is what i believe is true chartreuse

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(228205906089582174) or maybe it’s this ceiling trim…

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(58054282666090380) but of course there’s artistic interpretation

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(38702878020666910) it’s a very bold choice in decorating but for those who take the plunge the reward is great!

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(228205906088210722) this little pillow is enough for some!

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(58054282666087060) but i see how accents can brighten up the place

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(58054282666087056) another great choice for a DIY as an entry chest color

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(173599760606803219) or again, in a piece of art

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(183662491025747124) maybe take it outdoors

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(23925441742943529) it works with almost every color from red to turquoise

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(58054282666087073) and we’re certainly not the first ones to love it!

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and if there’s ever any doubt of it’s timeless chicness, we can always turn to the french who apparently have been using it for years. below at versailles. go figure!

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well i hope you enjoyed today’s colorburst. now off to work for real! have a great friday!

May 31, 2013. Uncategorized. 16 comments.

have you never been mellow

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why do  i love this ridiculous pic?

hi dear friends, i’m sorry to have dropped out of sight for a while. it was a true case of overload, burnout and over stimulation all at once. i’m not the multi-tasker i used to be, but at least now when it’s time rest, i go down and stay down. there is of course, always so much going on, trips in the works, clients, unpacking, collaborating…sometimes it’s a little overwhelming and i need to just space out.

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i was starting to feel like the house above! now a little more like it below. (not sure which is before and after). anyway, this post is for no other reason than to just say hi. it feels like years since i’ve been able to blog and visit and just hang out with you.

i was with my bud liz looking up a web designer, bill livingston. i started finding these pics shown here was saving them on my desktop. creating more stuff to do and why? there are so many images on my hard drive that i can’t even go there to look through them these days!

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but well, they got me here today, so guess there was a reason after all. i thank you guys for being here and promise to get back in the game, i’m feeling re-charged already just being here. hope you have a beautiful, mellow, summer sunday!

August 30, 2009. Uncategorized. 19 comments.

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