"My favorite pastime is letting time pass, having the time, taking my time, wasting my time, living out of time- against the current. " -Francoise Sagan

Friday, March 18, 2011

Colors In Culture

Amazing chart! It's so important when designing, or charting or graphing for clients to understand what certain colors mean to them... their culture or their line of work. Don't randomly pick red for your chart that you will be presenting to a financial company, or choose green to design the business cards for a mediation guru. But don't take my word for it (reading rainbow) use the chart!.


Watch Portlandia and this will make sense ;)
Is anyone else watching Portlandia? I mean, it's free on HULU, so I know it's not one of those 'omg, i've totally just discovered something no else has heard of!' situations. Anyway, it's hilarious and they make fun of everyone.  Especially all the people I secretly make fun of. Even more especially people from Portland.  They really rag on them. A lot.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Why I love Van Gogh

I love him for his use of complimentary color. He uses the full range of the paired colors and you never miss a thing.

"Color expresses something in itself;
they express the love of two lovers
by a wedding of two complementary
colors, their mingling and their opposition,
the mysterious vibrations of kindred tones."
Vincent Van Gogh

La Berceuse  1889

La meridienne

Cafe Terrace on the Place Du Form 1888

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Zoe Keating

I've been listening to Zoe Keating a lot lately... I found her a couple of years ago, and I feel like I've just rediscovered her music. Take a listen... enjoy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011