Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

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So there it is… Purple. Okay, fancy purple. Purple about which they penned:

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

So, there’s that. Except… I dunno. I think of purple as being for Unicorns and my 10-year old niece’s new bedding, and gypsies’ scarves, and grape popsicles. Do I really want a purple couch? If I think about it – do I really want purple  a n y t h i n g ?

So I’ve done a bit of soul searching. And while I’m still squarely in the skeptic box, I’m opening my mind a tad.

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ABC Carpet – 8′ x 9’3″ Color Reform Spectrum Overdyed Rug, $3680
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Anthropologie – Bowen Chair, $1100
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May Day Studio – Letterpress Birthday Card, $5
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A Cats Life Pottery – Macha Tea Cup, $24
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Chanel – Nail Polish, $28
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Compedium – Here & Now Composition Notebook, $7
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Tom Dixon – Flask Oil Ball Pendant Light, $350
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Ultimate Sheepskin – 11″ x 22″ Mongolian Lamb Pillow, $86
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Anthropologie – Chained Prisma Mirror, $58
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CB2 – dip milky purple double old-fashioned glass, $5.95

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Fresh Flowers

It’s cold in these parts. REALLY cold. The kinda cold where you imagine maybe staying safely tucked away in one’s home until April or so. And so what I need today is a little happy reminder of things to come, in the form of an assortment KT Smail’s delightful floral illustrations. Ahhhh, that’s better…

KT Smail was born under the purple skies of Scotland and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a First class (hons) degree in Illustration. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she works as an illustrator, painter and art director.

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