Author Archives: Janie Lowe

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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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

DIY Nation, by LO

Wool yarn made by Spincycle Yarns One thing that has made the stress of holiday shopping subside for me is the regeneration of the old bazaar, or in modern terms, art and craft shows.  With the explosion of the Do-It-Yourself revolution, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Color Trends 2011-Natural Neutral, by LO

Winter is the time of year where our Natural Neutral palette really shows up in nature.  All the bright colors of flower petals are long gone, the leaves have gone through their big “color show” of fall and shed their … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Color Trends 2011, by LO

The 2011 palettes from YOLO Colorhouse are an interpretation of the colors we see moving forward in the year ahead. This is one of three trend palettes that we have put together for 2011.  The darker values of DREAM .06 … Continue reading

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