Author Archives: Janie Lowe

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Spring Palette 2011

CLAY .07 AIR .01 THRIVE .04 NOURISH .03 With new Spring flowers, come new Spring colors!  YOLO Colorhouse announces it’s Spring palette for 2011 – CLAY .07, AIR .01, THRIVE .04 and NOURISH .03.  CLAY .07 is the perfect old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Holi Color! by LO

YOLO Colorhouse should adopt Holi as our official holiday, after all, it is the celebration of COLOR!  And the way this Hindu holiday is celebrated is by throwing colorful pigment in the air and at eachother – how fun is … Continue reading

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Monday, February 28th, 2011

Graffiti Veils, by LO

As a follow-up to my recent blog post about graffiti, I’d like to share some of my thoughts about the attempts to cover graffiti, or as I like to call it… graffiti veils. Most industrial or commercial building owners have … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Paper Sculptures, by LO

The last time Ginnie and I went up to Seattle, we went exploring in the Ballard neighborhood to see what was new.   Our first stop was one of our favorite shops called Souvenir, where they always have handmade, one-of-a-kind creations. … Continue reading

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Monday, February 7th, 2011

White as Snow, by LO

Since half of the country is covered in snow, I thought this would be a good time to talk about the virtues of White, or as we call it at YOLO Colorhouse, IMAGINE.  The 6 IMAGINE hues that we designed … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Color of Graffiti, by LO

According to Wikipedia, Graffiti is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property.  To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions; to others it is merely … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The Color of Seed Packets, by LO

CREATE .06 THRIVE .03 PETAL .06 One thing that helps me endure these long, rainy winter months, is dreaming about and planning my garden.  Recently, a friend, and fellow gardener, turned me onto The Hudson Valley Seed Library.  They collect … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Colorful Collections, by LO

Collections are cool.  It seems like no matter what it is, if you have more than 4 or 5 of something, and you place them all together, it’s visually pleasing. My grandmother was an avid antique collector, but when I … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Knit Revolution, by LO

Have you knoticed….knits are everywhere!  These days when you think about knits, it’s not just a about a cozy sweater that will keep you warm throughout the winter.  Knits are showing up all over the place, especially in home decor. … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The Story of a Color Surprise, by LO

I was at my friend’s house today helping get ready for our New Year’s Eve party when she asked me to go into her china cabinet to get out the champagne glasses.  I went into her dining room and spotted … Continue reading

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