Category Archives: Travel

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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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Creativity in the Snow!

I know that spring is officially here as of last week, but I have been wanting to post Sonja Hinrichsen’s snow works – so here is just a little bit more  winter… White is so calming and contemplative for me, … Continue reading

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