Live and let DYE..

I LOVE tie-dye!

Most of us at some point in our lives have owned a tie-dyed Tee or two. Tie-dye was big in the 70’s 80’s and 90’s and took a short break in the naughties but guess what!?

ITS BACK with a vengeance although this time it’s just a little less hippie-rock n’ roll -grunge and a little more elegant-sophistiqué (that’s sophisticated in French) Speaking of which; Q: How does a Frenchman commit suicide? A: He shoots 15 cm above his head- straight into his superiority complex (sorry Eliana my little French friend, appologise vraiment, mais vous comprenez son au nom de la conception et de l’humour- GOD BLESS GOOGLE TRANSLATE)

Anyway- as I was saying DYED stuff is cool and very sophisticated too!

The colour of choice for tie-dye and dip-dye seems to be deep sea blue as it provides a rather tranquil and calming effect mimicking the ocean or however you’d like to psycho-analyse it…. However there are also some interesting neon colours in use on the dip-dye/ tie-dye spectrum so I’ve put together a few of my fave’ dip-dye/ tie-dye applications for your psychedelic viewing pleasures, enjoy!

As we know wallpaper is also back in in a big way- and what better than to combine two trends in one- I absolutely love this dip-dyed cobalt blue wallpaper from The Designers Guild collection- it also comes in six other dashing shades, this is serious ‘faint on the floor WOW’ factor!

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Of course fashion always comes into it and we can’t have our walls looking sexy and our buts missing out on the action- so here are my top dyed fashion picks for guys and chicks:

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There’s also some fantastic dip-dyed and tie-dyed furniture and accessories out there to satisfy your purchasing pleasures:

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So remember, as one very clever hippie once put it;

Live and let DYE..

Peace out dudes. xx

Follow the yellow brick road

Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road, follow follow follow- ok you get the idea.

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Follow the yellow brick road to the 17-5641 city!

That’s right. No people- I haven’t gone crazy (specifically Jason- who’s giving me a look like I’ve lost my marbles). I’m talking about the EMERALD city.

What is the significance of the EMERALD city you ask? GREAT question!

 The Pantone colour of the year for 2013 is EMERALD! u-duhhh! (sorry I know it’s not actually that obvious but I’m in a sarcastic mood)

Type in the code 17-5641 to ‘Google’ and you’ll see..

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Pantone- for those that don’t know is an organisation that sets the standards for colour across a multitude of industries including, printing, fashion and interiors and this year they’ve chosen the charming hue of Emerald to be the Pantone colour of the year!

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According to the lovely people at Pantone Emerald is most often associated with precious gem stones and the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious- we like the sound of that!

(Loving these intense Emerald applications in fashion and design)

What’s great about Pantone is that they make so many funky products- perfect for the design savvy who want to add a little style into their lives!

Here are a few of the sexy products that are available:

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So go ahead and indulge and show their world you’re a major design snob- and proud!

Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road, follow follow follow follow, follow the yellow brick road! 

ALL THE WAY TO THE EMERALD CITY – Pantone’s EMERALD city of course!/

Happy weekend all! ‘COLOR IS LIFE- LIVE IT’

Peace out xx