Category Archives: Travel

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Summer Color Trends: Aqua Fusion

From the aqua shades of the Caribbean Sea, to the clear blue skies and the spectrum in between, our Summer Color Trends palette is inspired by sailing life and the remote places it can take you. The Aqua Fusion palette … Continue reading

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Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Parker – Palm Springs, CA

Originally Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch estate, The Parker hotel epitomizes classic cool in Palm Springs, California. Once a playground for Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe and the Rat Pack, the Parker takes you back to a time of glitz, glamour … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The Color of Inspiration

The days are getting longer, the rain is being gentler, and the air is feeling warmer – that means Spring is around the corner! No surprise – this is an easy time of year for us to feel inspired and … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The Color of Cool – Beam & Anchor

Tucked under the Fremont Bridge in industrial North Portland is a pretty cool place. Founded on a passion for great design and the desire to support local makers, Beam & Anchor transformed a once-neglected 7,000 sq ft building into an … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The Iron Horse Hotel – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – the smaller city on Lake Michigan known for its beer (Miller, Pabst, Blatz, Schlitz), sausage (Usinger’s), summer festivals (Summerfest). . . and of course motorcycles (Harley-Davidson). Milwaukee is a working-class town, with foundries, … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The Color of Marfa

So what’s all the hubbub I’ve been hearing about Marfa, Texas?  I mean, I grew up just a 4 ½ hour drive up the road, and I had never been there before.  Now it seems that you can’t pick up … Continue reading

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Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Color of Glass

This summer, I visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center. Dale Chihuly is one of America’s premier glass artists and hails from Tacoma, WA. I went to the exhibit on the urging of my mom – … Continue reading

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Monday, August 13th, 2012

The Color (and Sound) of Pickathon

Recently, on a farm outside of Portland, OR, there was a weekend full of music, camping, and color … lots of it! An annual event for the last 14 years, Pickathon is a continuous three-day music festival with 50 bands … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Coloristic Surprises: Joshua Tree

I had never been to the desert before. I wasn’t expecting to be struck by the beauty of the understated landscape, but coming from the lush and vibrant Pacific Northwest, the barren expanses of Joshua Tree National Park were a … Continue reading

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The Color of Thailand

Ginnie and I just returned from a 2 week sensory extravaganza called Thailand!  It didn’t take long to notice there were 3 themes that dominated, at least for us – Food, Culture, and of course, Color.  We’re going to split … Continue reading

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