Cult interiors brand Mini Moderns has created a range of Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint. Consisting of 12 colours created to co-ordinate with their wallpapers and soft furnishings. Mini Moderns have teamed up with Newlife Paints, an award winning eco paint manufacturer that specializes in reprocessing waste water-based paint to create premium grade emulsion. All products in the Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint range contain up to 90% recycled content, made up from waste paint that has been diverted from landfill or incineration.
Mini Moderns founders Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire were amazed when they came across Newlife Paints via Twitter. “We thought to ourselves: Paint made from paint that has been thrown away – surely that’s too good to be true? But once we had visited Newlife Paint’s factory and met Keith Harrison, the brains behind the operation, we were convinced that this was an amazing opportunity.” Read More
The runways at London Fashion Week seemed to exalt one of the fashion world’s most enduring trends: Monochrome. The classic combination of black and white always appears effortlessly chic. Interiors and home wares designers have also taken note, creating stylish pieces that will stand the test of time.
In the home, the key is to stay sharp yet sophisticated and shop for pieces that are minimal and elegant. For an update on the trend, see Reiko Kaneko’s Boat Bowl or the dipped Pulp pendant from Folklore. Making a more dramatic statement, the Hemingway Design collection at Surface View or the Special Edition Artek 60 Stool by Comme des Garçons at The Lollipop Shoppe certainly won’t go unnoticed. Read More
Pastel colors never seem to go out of style in fashion or interior. Those light colors perfectly symbolize the beginning of spring. 2012 was a big year of pastel in fashion and decoration; the soft colors invaded our lives. In 2013, the pastel will remain a big trend for the pleasure of our eyes! I am ready to immerse myself with beautiful touches of powder pink and green almond that invite me to relax and bring a breath of spring into my home!
Celebrate L-O-V-E on Valentine’s Day! But first learn some more about the color red. A stimulant red is the hottest of the warm colors. The psychological effects of the color red are very easy to notice – red is an extremely powerful color. But first of all red brings the energy of joy, excitement and passion into your home. That’s why Red is the color of Valentines day!
Throughout history, red has been the color of passion, romance, and sexual energy. Red lips and blushed cheeks stimulate arousal. A red dress attracts attention and captures the imagination. Driving a red sports car is often considered a sex symbol. Red roses are given as a symbol of love. Read More
Color of the Year 2013 for the Norwegian market is purple. Coming off a strong year with the color Green, Fargerike has now released purple as the color of the year; a sophisticated, mystical and spiritual color. I think their choice is fantastic and there are so many lovely shades of this color. Here are some beautiful images of the color of the year in Norway!
At the beginning of every year Fargerike announces the new color of the year for all Norwegians. The choice of the Year Color 2013 is made on the basis of qualitative and quantitative research from Fargerike’ 110 stores across Norway, conversations with local color- and interior designers and working closely with trend agency Nelly Rodi, who is the best at color trends in the European market. In addition, together with NCS Colour Centre in Oslo looked at movements in the professional market. Globally, Norway is in particular and stands on the sidelines of the financial situation which takes place in the rest of the world. We have low unemployment levels and continued economic progress. Read More
Emerald Pantone Color of the Year 2013. Pantone is a provider of color standards for the design industry. Every year, in early December Pantone pick the color of the next year. This fall we kept on hearing rumors that it was going to be blue, but in fact, the color of the year for 2013 is Emerald. Emerald is a rich, vibrant shade of green who beats out all the other shades of the rainbow!
Coming off a strong year with Tangerine Tango, Pantone has released Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year. The luxurious jewel-tone shade of Emerald is a favorite in the fashion world, as it’s gorgeous on certain fabrics like chiffon and satin. Read More