Monthly Archives: October 2011

in the news… brand colour battle continues with tiffany & co. backing louboutin’s red

In the news. Colour Brand battle continues. Tiffany supporting Louboutin.

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Back in April I wrote how Louboutin was suing YSL over copying their signature red sole. It is no surprise to see Tiffany & Co. have now come out supporting Louboutin that a colour can be trademarked.

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branding identity through colour… royal mail’s iconic red mail box

Branding identity through colour... royal mail's iconic red mail box. This opens a new browser window.

When it comes to brand recognition through colour, you can’t go past the Royal Mail and their red mail boxes.

Did you know the Royal mail post boxes were originally green? Proving difficult to spot, especially in the thick fog, in 1874 it was changed to red.

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colour & design surgery… why are halloween colours orange and black?

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This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “Why are Halloween colours orange and black?”
– reader, Tamsin Fox-Davies.

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colour in nature… seahorses, colour chameleons of the sea

Colours in nature - Seahorses.

When it comes to animals being able to change colour, seemingly at will, I just had to know more… what I’ve learnt is just amazing. A friend of mine, Akil Gordon-Beckford just happens to be one of the leading UK Aquarium designers. What he doesn’t know about seahorses isn’t worth knowing.  Here’s the abridged version…

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interiors – turning your bedside table into a style statement

Interiors - bedside tables.

What would we do without the humble bedside table, laden with collections of things we love to have close at hand.  Besides being both functional and practical, they can also be a statement piece, something unique that adds character and personality to the space.

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in the news… dulux campaign ‘own a colour’

Dulux - Own a colour campaign. This opens a new browser window.

We all have a favourite colour, a colour that makes our heart sing! Well here’s your chance to own and name your favourite colour and help support Unicef, a very worthy cause. All for as little as a £1.

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interiors – london design festival, decorex 2011

Interiors – Decorex 2011. This opens a new browser window.

How exciting was Decorex this year. It just keeps getting better… great products, stunning presented stands, exceptional standard of seminars and guest speakers.  And for the first time, the hugely successful Decorex Bloggers competition.  I was thrilled to be part of, coming runner-up in week One to the eventual winner, Andrew Dunning.

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colour & design diary october 2011

Colour & Design diary - October 2011. This opens a new browser window.

Each month I search out inspiring colour and design events, exhibitions and tradeshows from the UK and around the world. After an exciting September, October is a bit quieter…

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