Friday, December 5, 2008

Color of 2009: Mimosa

The color lover in me gets excited when Pantone announces their color of the year. It looks like in 2009 they are going for upbeat and cheery with the choice of 'Mimosa'. I'm in luck because I have a beautiful coat and hand bag in this exact color.

In other Pantone related things, how cute (and inexpensive - only $3.74! but, closer to $15 after shipping) are these coffee / tea cups and saucers from Fishs Eddy? I'm kind of hoping they still have them in their New York shop when we visit at the new year, because I hate ordering breakables and hoping they arrive safely.

I also love Ignacio Pilotto's 'rubitone' concept piece. What a creative guy he is.

It appears I'm not alone in my love of all things Pantone. Check out If it's hip it's here.

If I was an art teacher again, I would love the Pantone Flight Stools in a classroom. I'm sure that would never happen, considering the price, but they sure are beautiful.

That will be added to my list of dream jobs: forecaster of colors for Pantone. In the meantime I will simply admire all of their tints, tones, shades, and hues.

(images pantone, fishs eddy, Ignacio Pilotto, + BarberOsgerby / pantone)


Troy said...

Interesting post on colors. I never knew they did a color of the year. One interesting aspect of color is the cultural sensitivities around it. The French, for example, hate primary colors. They find them garish. So much so that when they tried to localize Disneyland Paris, they ommitted all primary colors. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the Sleeping Beauty castle: Who knew that color could make such a difference. Cheers

Jessica said...

just wanted to say I love the Pantone collection at Fishs Eddy! I have been coveting for a long time, but if I order another set of dishes dh may just kill me.

Z said...

Rubik's cube looks interesting. But it is hard to fight with a normal one..unfortunately. Cannot solve it without help.

Oom said...

Hi there, I've been reading your blog for a while now and love it!
My husband and I have been living in Munich for three years now. At the beginning i didn't enjoy the city that much because i didn't have many friends and making new friends was not that simple.
Anyway, your blog is another view of Munich and I am starting to enjoy my life here a little day by day :)

Emily said...

Stefan and I watched a special about that! It is so interesting, which reminds me there's a book I want to read that is entirely devoted to that topic.

Maybe you can get one set just to make you smile!

The rubiks cube isn't in production, but I'm right there with you - I don't think I gave up on them when I was about 8.

I am so happy that you enjoy my blog. I totally understand the culture shock aspect here when people seem to expect you to assimilate and learn German (and then miraculously understand Bavarian) overnight, yet they aren't too welcoming. Rest assured that we all have those days!

That's part of the reason I started this - to focus on the positive. Thanks for making me happy with your note!