Monthly Archives: May 2011

colour branding – tiffany blue increases brand recognition

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You see a turquoise box and even before you see the name, you know it’s from Tiffany & Co., the world renowned New York City jewellery company.

What woman wouldn’t go slightly giddy being presented with a blue box from Tiffany, knowing there will be an exquisitely beautiful gift inside?  The classic Tiffany Blue Box® symbolises a company steeped in romance, luxury and quality.

So strong is their brand identity linked to this colour, Tiffany Blue is protected as a colour trademark by Tiffany & Co.

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personal branding – what statement are you making wearing red & black?

Branding - Louboutin - black shoes with red soles.

Following on from the business branding article I wrote about Louboutin seeing red over YSL, I thought I would look at his black shoes with the signature red soles and the feeling that combination of colours evokes in men and women.

Christian Louboutin comments “The shiny red colour has no function other than to identify to the public that they are mine.” But look a little bit deeper and there’s a whole lot more going on…

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outdoor living… 5 elements to create your perfect outdoor space

Outdoor living - private jungle oasis.

If you’re anything like me, with summer upon us I want to be living outdoors.  So why not make the most of the glorious long daylight hours and balmy evenings by creating an outdoor living space.   Even if you have a small patio or terrace, there is still so much you can do.

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colour & design diary june 2011

Colour & Design events - Summer Exhibition. This opens a new browser window.

Each month I search out inspiring colour and design events, exhibitions and tradeshows  from the UK and around the world.  Here are my finds for June.

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colour & design surgery – how your desktop screen colour can improve your mood

Newsletter - 2011 June - screensavers calm green.

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “I run a website design company. What colours should we have our desktop pictures set to when we want to feel energised, calm, brave and balanced?” – Keren Lerner, Top Left Design

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colour symbolism… gold

Color Symbolism - royal style - Queen Elizabeth II. This opens a new browser window.

When HRH Queen Elizabeth II attended the wedding of her grandson, Prince William to Catherine Middleton, she wore striking gold.

Was she expressing how she felt, purely symbolic or just sheer coincidence?

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world’s most unusual hotels – icehotel®

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In the third of my world’s most unusual hotels series, I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of staying at this amazing hotel, situated in the tiny village of Jukkasjärvi, 200kms north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden’s Lapland.

Each year with the onset of winter a team of artists, architects, designers and snow builders gather to create the magic that will become the ICEHOTEL.  The material used is frozen water, taken from the river Torne which is situated just behind the hotel.

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an interview with… buying agent’s tracy kellett

Prime Location awards - Tracy Kellett. This opens a new browser window.

Continuing the Property Blogs Awards series, this month I’m interviewing Tracy Kellett from Buying Agent, winner of the Users’ Favourite Blog award.

Tracy’s writes an ‘unapologetically opinionated blog about her life as a buying agent’.  Showing her depth of knowledge through her very funny, witty insider’s view on the property market.  It would definitely make for a very entertaining book.

Enjoy an interview with… Tracy Kellett.

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