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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Pantone announces its Color of the Year

Pantone has announced its Color(s) of the Year. Repeating 2016's pairing theme, then Rose Quartz and Serenity, this year's duo is Illuminating and Ultimate Gray. "Illuminating punctuated by a touch of Ultimate Gray conveys a message of sunshine and strength." Had Trump won reelection would we be looking at Endless Gray and Trickle Down? 

The actual swatches are a bit more washed-out than the promotional photography. Less mustard, more lemon and less slate, more pigeon.

Interestingly, Illumination was the sole COTY, seen as "aspirational" (*eyebrow raised*). The second COTY was added months later to "ground" the first. 

I don't know that the addition of a dull gray was needed. Your thoughts?

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

IKEA to stop publishing its catalog

Ikea catalogs through the years

Ikea has announced it will cease producing its porno famous catalog and online idea content. Once said to have a larger circulation than the Bible, the idea book reached its height in 2016 with over 200 million copies distributed. Next autumn, IKEA will publish a book filled with DIY-deas. Back copies of the catalog can be found at some libraries.

What say you? Will you miss the catalog, or do you shop the website exclusively?


Monday, November 2, 2020

Your thoughts, please


Via Southern Living.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Inspired or knock-off?

Getaway Coastal Living Home Collection by Universal

Serena & Lily and Bunny Williams must be pee-yassed! 

Full collection here.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Nothing can keep a bad store down


I have missed Z Gallerie like Donald Trump misses seeing his feet. Meaning not all that much. Like many a decor chain this year, Zoinks declared bankruptcy but was lucky enough to find a buyer. I should say lucky for us because shopping there is just too glam. No, seriously, they have art to prove it!

Because we live in a world where an actual handmaid is nominated for the Supreme Court, let's enjoy for a moment an easier, breezier bedazzlement:

First up is a knock-off of a chandelier from Carlo Nason's "Triedri" series for Venini, described by Zoinks as "deco-influenced." Never mind Nason was a confirmed Modernist who designed this series in the 1960s. 

With glassware to match!

Zoinks is still selling these, the design for which is - can you believe? - nearly 20 years old. The top half of my bum gets cold reliving Naughties decor.

From their commemorative Pandemic Collection, the Bubonic Plague pillow. Nothing says chic like the Black Death.

Speaking of pillows, this is peak Zoinks - velvet, sequins, and a bull skull. I mean, how many exotic dancers could Dallas and Houston possibly have?