Monthly Archives: July 2011

colour & design surgery…how does culture influence colour?

Newsletter - 2011 August - colours in culture chart section. This opens a new browser window.

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

Question: “How is colour understood differently in different cultures?”
– reader, Melissa Lessi.

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weekend decorator – 7 amazing ways to turn your stairs into a design statement

Weekend Decorator stair rise - using wallpaper. This opens a new browser window.

In the first of my new series ‘weekend decorator’ I’m featuring what is probably the most under utilised surface in your home, one that you can turn into a real design statement.

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decorex loves bloggers, an interview with… Tony Crinion, Decorex brand director

Decorex International Loves Bloggers. This opens a new browser window.

In September, London is the definitely the place to be for exhibitions, events, trade shows, talk and lectures on all things interiors. One design event, Decorex International, is making clever use of the run up with their new initiative ‘Decorex loves bloggers’ to find the best online writers.

Having entered this competition myself I was intrigued to find out more from behind the scenes.

Enjoy an interview with… Tony Crinion, Decorex brand director.

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in the news… color cares™ charity comes to the uk

in the news… Color Cares™ charity comes to the UK.

Color Cares™ is a non-profit charity dedicated to changing lives through the healing & uplifting power of colour.  With a network of volunteers ranging from painters, decorators, colour consultants, designers, stylists and home stagers, they all play an integral part in the Color Cares mission “By changing the color of one’s surroundings, we can make a positive impact on one’s life!”

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked by Dan Wittenkeller, Color Cares US founder to head up Color Cares UK. Color Cares core value is about changing lives through colour, my very passion.

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colour branding – australia’s proposed brand colour ban for cigarette giants

Proposed change to Australian cigarette packets - mock up of olive green packaging.

Australia’s health minister Nicola Roxon has unveiled the world’s toughest anti-tobacco bill which prevents companies from displaying their distinctive brand colours, along with their design and logo on cigarette packets with the aim to discourage the young from smoking.

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colours in nature – the many colours of desert sands

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In the second of my colour in nature series, I look at why desert sands can vary so much in colour; from white, yellow, red to black. Continue reading

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world’s most unusual hotels… jules’ undersea lodge

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In the fifth of my world’s most unusual hotels series, I’m featuring the Jules’s Undersea Lodge, key Largo, Florida.

I’m an avid scuba diver and feel lucky to have dived in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. So you can imagine my delight when I came across this hotel.

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prime location awards, an interview with… sam collett

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Continuing the Property Blogs Awards series, this month I’m interviewing Sam Collett from What Sam Saw Today, winner of the Best Blog Post. In her blogs she delves into the joy and pain of being a property developer by telling personal stories making her blogs compelling reading.

Enjoy an interview with… Sam Collett.

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