Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Trendspotting: Chasing rainbows

Rainbow hues are everywhere these days. I think people are finally realizing that consumers want a choice beyond black or white. Even kitchen appliances are in the mix, with shades like cobalt blue, eggplant, mint julep, lemonade, etc.

{Above, Sami Hayek wall clock for Target.}

I, for one, am glad. I hate seeing something in the store that is perfect for my apartment, only the color is all wrong. If you're color-happy (because everyone knows that color affects your mood, right?), here are some easy examples to incorporate more tones into your home:

These table lamps from Design Public ($99) offer a great way to infuse color into your decor.

{Top: Multi-blocks pillow from Pier1 ($35); middle: Geometrix pillow from Chiasso ($48); bottom: Rainbow wall shelves from The Company Store }

Quote of the Day: "I'm in a weird position, because I like rainbows,
but I'm not gay. So whenever I go out wearing a rainbow shirt,
I have to put "Not gay." But I'm not against gays, so under that
I'll have to put "... but supportive." It's weird how one group
of people took refracted light. That's very greedy, gays."

--Demetri Martin

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Flickr fun

1. What is your first name? Andrea
2. What is your favorite food? Italian
3. What high school did you attend? Grissom High School
4. What is your favorite color? Purple
5. Who is your celebrity crush? John Krasinski
6. Favorite drink? Sweet tea
7. Dream vacation? Hawaii
8. Favorite dessert? Ice cream
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? Happy
10. What do you love most in life? Family
11. One word to describe you? Thoughtful
12. Your Flickr name? acbama00

Here's how to play: Type your answer to each of the above questions into Flickr's search. Using only the images that appear on the first page, choose your favorite and copy and paste each of the URL’s into the Mosaic Maker (3 columns, 4 rows).

Quote of the Day: "Yep, I'm very passionate about Italian food. In fact, um, I'm in love with Italian food."
-- Jim Halpert