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Spring’s hot colors?
Vivacious Reds, Pinks, Magentas…

Comments Off 11 March 2011

Think about the colors you see on a sunny spring day…so clear, crisp, vibrant, and such a welcome contrast to the stark greys that surround us throughout winter. So when you’re sprucing up for spring indoors, forget soft pastels and turn to some of this season’s hottest new fabrics and wallcoverings in vivacious reds, hot pinks, and magnificent magentas.

Clarke & Clarke Scandia Collection

Image courtesy of Clarke & ClarkeImage courtesy of Clarke & Clarke
Image courtesy of Clarke & Clarke

Magnetism from Weitzner Limited’s new Touch Collection

Parana Stripe (Xanadu Collection) from Lorca

Image courtesy of Osborne & Little

Wicklow (Athlone Collection) from Osborne and Little

Image courtesy of Osborne & Little

“Montparnasse” Fromental (handmade chinoiserie wallpapers with metallic, lacquered and frescoed background) from Sloan Miyasato

Interesting note: According to Sensational Color the red color spectrum:

* Increases enthusiasm
* Stimulates energy
* Encourages action and confidence
* Provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety

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Pillow Parade! Ekofabrik Banknote Pillows

1 Comment 07 March 2011

Kim Johnson is at it again and her imagination knows no bounds! Previously we brought you her whimsical chic pillows made with 100% recycled plastic bottle felt, vintage fabrics, recycled buttons and felted old sweaters. Then we showcased her modern prints in Scandinavian retro style.

Her new pillows are a definite design detour from her past creations. “I collected paper money from around the world when I was a kid. I recently came across them and thought that the beautiful images on the vintage money would look great on pillows, especially now, since most countries have turned to the Euro.”

Clever, clever girl! The pillows are just magnificent and unlike any we’ve ever seen…

Vintage Budapest Banknote Pillow

Vintage Belgium Banknote Pillow

Vintage Portugal Banknote Pillow (Flower detail)

Vintage Belgium Banknote Pillow (graphic detail)

Vintage Denmark Banknote Pillow

Vintage Australian Banknote Pillow

Vintage Zimbabwe Banknote Pillow

Vintage Italian Banknote Pillow

Another Vintage Italian Banknote Pillow

Find more at ekofabrik.com.

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