In Living Color

As many of you already know, earlier this month Pantone announced their Color of the Year.  While I always pay attention to design trends, I don’t always follow them.  However, this year’s Color of the year, PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle spoke to me in ways that reached beyond the color spectrum.

As stated in Pantone’s press release, “Energizing Honeysuckle Lifts Spirits and Imparts Confidence to Meet Life's Ongoing Challenges and I couldn’t agree more.  It personifies the essence of life itself.   Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®. stated that “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

So let’s embrace the power of this color and harness it’s restorative essence so that it not only is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women”, but actually improves the physical quality of their lives.

Let’s use it in home design and apparel, cosmetics and accessories, but more importantly, let’s use it to save lives!

Let’s all Think Pink today and everyday as we support Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Here is the perfect way to start:

While our custom Mid Century Pretty in Pink 4 Life bench may not be Honeysuckle, the restorative power of its Pink hue cannot be denied and its sale will mean so much to Komen CT who will receive ALL the proceeds.

 

 

As we approach Christmas and the New Year, an opportunity to give a gift that continues to give is paramount.  Won’t you please help us find a home for this bench so that everyone can celebrate the New Year “In Living Color”.

It is another Sunday morning in the country.  As I welcome the first light of day, I am reminded that October has come to an end and Halloween has finally arrived. Most of fall’s cavalcade of color is now just a memory and the howling wind is a prophetic reminder of the months ahead.

 

 The last of Fall's Color

 

 

 Reaching for the sky

 

 

 convergence

 

Even as the first frost inches closer, the summer bloom continues to stand bravely and resolute, defying autumn’s ever-encroaching position.

 

 our burning bush aflame with pink roses still in bloom

 

 

 Cat nip holding on

 

 

 our roses: Pink Power

 

As I have said before, these late and continuous blooms are no coincidence but rather a sign of: Pink Power.

On a morning that feels more like Thanksgiving than Halloween, I marvel at nature’s continuous attempts to remind us that although October is over, the continued support of Breast Cancer Awareness is not.  Our vigilance and commitment must continue until everybody is “Pretty in Pink 4 Life”.

So, as we welcome in November, and the kick off of the holiday season, let us remain focused on a cause that is season-less.

Our beautiful “Pretty in Pink 4 Life” Bench remains unsold.  Don’t you know somebody who would love this gift that continues to give? Priced at $1800 with all proceeds to benefit Komen CT.

 

 Pretty in Pink 4 Life Bench

photo: courtesy of Landino Photo

 

 

 Charlie: The keeper of Pink Power

 

As our friend Charlie says:

Let’s kick off the holiday season with the gift of life!

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