Color Week Day 5/ Blue
While Red has always felt like a power color for me, Blue is my most sentimental color because it reminds me of a lot of the women in my family. My maternal grandmother always served food on Blue Onion and Blue Willow dishes, a pattern that my mom grew up to love. And then I fell in love with it too. On the other side of the coin, my paternal grandmother's china was more staid: simple white with a blue band. But, she also had a set of Catherin Holm bowls and I was mesmorized by them even as a kid. Many years later, blue and white are still my go-to kitchen colors but I like to mix the decorative swirls of Grandma Eileen's dishes with the Scandinavian simplicaty of Grandmother Jane's.
Matisse's letters to Andre Rouveyre
on left: embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi on right: Nonoo Spring 2013 collection
photo of editor Natalie Joos looking adorable shot by Tommy Ton
top left: Ceramics by Marissa Moyer bottom left: Ceramic plate by Makoto Kagoshima on right: Thakoon Spring 2013
I think blue...
looks like: vintage china/ lying on ther beach gazing at the sky/ swimming in my granparent's pool pretending I was a mermaid
smells like: ripe berries/ dusk at sea
tastes like: Thanksgiving dinner at my Grandmother's house/ blueberry pie
sounds like: Belle and Sebastian/ The Wild Unknown/ Leonard Cohen
Blue Room by Suzanne Valadon
on left: Theo Wenner shoots Lindsey Wixson for Self Service magazine on right: detail of installation by Francisca Prieto
Joseph Pielichaty's "Blue Skies" collage
on left: Gucci Spring 2013 collection on right: illustration by Yasmin Sandytia