Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Colour from the Season - hazelnut and walnut brown

A couple of winter nut cases. The familiar colour of hazelnut brown and less familiar walnut shell brown (walnut is more commonly referenced as the colour of the wood) - here are the colour matches that I've sampled...

...from my seasonal colour notebook.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Colour from the season - Hawthorn leaf brown

The winter leaves have turned shades of silver greys and browns. The understated Hawthorn leaves, which don't look much at first glance, are one of my favourite and were the inspiration for the design 'digital hawthorn (dancing leaves)' in 2009...

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.

The little things - inaccurate time

The little things in life that make the difference...

...don't get me wrong - I love my computer! - I also love old clocks that run a bit slow, instead of the digital, exactly to the second time-keeping. This one only loses about half an hour a week - nothing much really.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Colour from the season - Pampas grass

Pampas grass - the very fashionable  architectural/ornamental grass hugely popular in the 80's -  which I just discovered some interesting facts about, and thought I'd share. 
It's indigenous to South America, is a fantastic animal feed, considered hugely invasive in some climates producing around one million seeds in it's lifetime and ...lastly (!) if you have one in your front garden it's a sign that you're a 'swinger' - oh and it's a lovely colour...


...from my seasonal colour notebook

Monday, 6 December 2010

Colour from the Season - Lichen Greens

I was lucky enough to be in Snowdownia this weekend amidst all the snow and ice there and surrounded by the most inspirational landscape. In this snowy landscape, the lichen looked even more other worldly, frosted onto the branches of the trees and on the ground below, so many different lichen and colour variations, here are just a few...

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.