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I am a book lover (never used to be until about 2 years ago). Here is a great website for the modern reader….Chronicle Books.

Such a great site for fun and serious books. There are many categories to choose from, cooking, journals, novels, flip books, children’s books, etc.

Here is a quick snapshot…

 

 

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Found Fun

These are some of the cutest little ornaments that I have seen in a while. It is not everyday that you can find original ornaments in a modern fashion. Check them out at Jonathan Adler.

Color of the Week

“You don’t know Jacques!”

Ok, this is not an actual color that you would find in your crayon box or even in the pantone color groups….but you will find it amongst the O.P.I nail lacquer colors. That is right…I am blogging about a nail color. I have been abscessed with the color in the past few weeks. I have noticed that colors similar to this have been very popular. These consists of blue grey and pink grey tones. Very “dark-fall” color.

Check out these colors for  yourself. Look great on any skin tone too!

Color of the Week

Maroon.

Maroon is a dark red color, but I am sure that all of you know this information.

3 Interesting facts about the color Maroon:

1. Maroon is derived from French marron (“chestnut“).

2. The first recorded use of Maroon as a color name in English was in 1789.

3. At right is displayed the color bright maroon, i.e., the color that was designated as maroon in Crayola crayons beginning in 1949. It is a medium shade of maroon halfway between red and rose.

Friday’s Found Fun

Leather.

I have been noticing a TON of leather lately. I have always loved the look and feel of leather and now it is in style.

Yesterday, I bought a pair of leather leggings and am on the prowl for a jacket and mini skirt. They are versatile. Leather can be used for a soft look or that ‘hard ass’ look you are looking for.

Despite what many people think, leather is actually very breathable. It is a natural fiber found in nature and is therefore breathable. However, leather is not exactly a vegan lifestyle that has also become quite popular in today’s society. The positive thing is that many manufacturers have had access to enhanced technology and can make synthetic leathers that have the same look and feel of real leather.

Here are some great images for your inspiration home or fashion:

Color of the Week

ELECTRIC Blue.

It is a very bright color reminiscent of a spark, named after the colour of an argon sign. It is very similar to cyan.

Friday’s Found Fun

What time is it?

I am the type that always NEEDS to know what time it is. In my office, I have a clock on every wall. See, what did I tell you. Here are some weird, fun and even disturbing clocks.

Color of the Week

Grass Green.

I am growing quite fond of the grass green color. Every time I drive by a field of grass and smell that odor, it takes me back to the wondrous time of my childhood and all the soccer games that I had either played in or watched from the sidelines. To me this color is refreshing and wholesome. In this modern day and the environment being on everyones minds, grass green could not be more appropriate.  Love it!

Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometres. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel, the complement of green is magenta; that is, a purplecolor corresponding to an equal mixture of red and blue light. On a color wheel based on traditional color theory (RYB), the complementary color to green is considered to be red.

The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, “to grow”. It is used to describe plants or the ocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. In the United States of America, green is a slang term for money, among other things. Several colloquialisms have derived from these meanings, such as “green around the gills”, a phrase used to describe a person who looks ill.

Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature. For example, Islam venerates the color, as it expects paradise to be full of lush greenery. Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature. Recent political groups have taken on the color as symbol of environmental protection and social justice, and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, as companies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products.

Found everywhere in nature!

Friday’s Found Fun

I am loving this wall treatment. You can really style any home with this mid-century modern influence.

Check THIS site out to shop.
Here is another inspirational picture. This shows that any decor can take on this idea…not just mid-century modern.

Color of the Week

GOLD.

Well, last week I have posted a blog about the ‘color’ silver, so what other color would be appropirate than that of the color gold.

This color can be deemed as glamor and status. It holds a high standard in our society today. I am not a huge fan of gold (I prefer silver), but ever so often a little shine is needed! Gold looks wonderful with turquoise, bright yellow, and “highlighter” pink (along with other bright hues). Great for hardware on drawers, and in lamps/sconces/chandeliers, etc. In my eyes, if this color is used too often, it can start to look ‘cheap’. Also look out for the golds that have a more pink tone to them and ones that closer resemble bronze (if bronze is what you are looking for, than use it.).

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latinaurum, “shining dawn”, hence adjective, aureate) and an atomic number of 79. It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold is one of the coinage metals and has served as a symbol of wealth and a store of value throughout history. Gold standards have provided a basis for monetary policies. It also has been linked to a variety of symbolisms and ideologies.

Whereas most other pure metals are gray or silvery white, gold is yellow. This color is determined by the density of loosely bound (valence) electrons; those electrons oscillate as a collective “plasma” medium described in terms of a quasiparticle called plasmon. The frequency of these oscillations lies in the ultraviolet range for most metals, but it falls into the visible range for gold due to subtle relativistic effects that affect the orbitals around gold atoms.[6][7] Similar effects impart a golden hue to metallic cesium (see relativistic quantum chemistry). Common colored gold alloys such as rose gold can be created by the addition of various amounts of copper and silver, as indicated in the triangular diagram to the left. Alloys containing palladium or nickel are also important in commercial jewelry as these produce white gold alloys. Less commonly, addition of manganesealuminiumironindium and other elements can produce more unusual colors of gold for various applications.

Gold has been known and used by artisans since the Chalcolithic. Gold artifacts in the Balkans appear from the 4th millennium BC, such as that found in the Varna Necropolis. Gold artifacts such as the golden hats and theNebra disk appeared in Central Europe from the 2nd millennium BC Bronze AgeEgyptian hieroglyphs from as early as 2600 BC describe gold, which king Tushratta of the Mitanni claimed was “more plentiful than dirt” in Egypt.[32] Egypt and especially Nubia had the resources to make them major gold-producing areas for much of history. The earliest known map is known as the Turin Papyrus Map and shows the plan of a gold mine in Nubia together with indications of the local geology. The primitive working methods are described by Strabo and included fire-setting. Large mines also were present across the Red Sea in what is now Saudi Arabia.  

Gold also looks great on all skin types…..