Friday, December 30, 2011

The Real Color of the Year or How Pantone Got It Wrong

   Don't get me wrong, I love Pantone, but on this one they messed up. The lead color of the year is Tango Tangerine seen here. Still, one of the other colors of the year Sodalite Blue (not enough black and yellow in the blue) which comes close, but still not "the" color of the year.
  Well FilliQuist is making an official statement-
 Bergbana Blue is the color of the year, period.

FilliQuist Color of the 2012
Bergbana Blue

  After seeing, and consequently, falling in love with this color on a tram in Sweden (seen here) Filliquist began to notice this shade of blue all over Sweden. While primarily in the outdoor equipment industry this blue is rapidly creeping into the US market.
      Tangirine Tango may be on the A-listers but FilliQuist predicts the comfort and mellow tone of this color will ultimately be more popular. Examples below after the jump......

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oak Farm House Table Chairs Rescued, Refinished, and Returned to the Table

   Ahhh, Oak. Absolutely overdone in the 80's. When mixed with the palette of pastels relegated to the same decade I still cringe. However, I was given a few old dilapidated Oak side chairs a friend had dug out of a shed I began to appreciate this once desecrated wood.

Poor little chair!

Click the jump to see the transformation!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Best Of: Documentry of Birch Bark Canoe Building

   I am not easily impressed. This film impressed me beyond words. I hope you may find it just as stunning. It is an hour long, but the story that is told is one that is near impossible to find today. It also shows just how close and basic the resources for boat building can be. Please make a cup a coffee, tea, or other warm beverage and enjoy this beautiful film brought to you by the National Film Board of Canada.
    It is titled Cesar's Bark Canoe by Bernard Gosselin.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dexter Side Table or Nightstand

Been awhile since I've said hello, and as always busy busy busy. All the same here is a new piece- The Dexter.

More pictures and specifications after the jump!