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On Trend: 2012 California Gift Show

07/30/12 Sara McLean

The 2012 California Gift Show opened July 25, 2012, ushering in new and exciting product offerings, expanded lines and re-merchandised presentations to inspire retailers who are...

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Leatrice Eiseman: It's a Colorful Life!

06/02/12 Sara McLean

As guest blogger of specs+spaces® for June, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Institute, has become an icon of color throughout the world. With her new book...

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Pantone Unveils Fashion Color Report Fall 2012

02/13/12 Sara McLean

Fashion+Color! Pantone just released their fashion color report for fall 2012, which showcases designers' use of color in their upcoming collections. The report was announced the first day of New York Fashion Week and showcases the top 10 colors for women's and men's fashion for fall 2012, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots.

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Maison & Objet: September 2011

10/10/11 Sara McLean

Exhibitors descended on Paris this September with an eye towards the progression of trends and growing their businesses. Even though the January edition of the show is what...

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Flash Forward 2012/2013

10/31/10 Sara McLean

At this year’s North American color and design trends panel for Global Color Research and Mix Trends publications — a color thinktank comprised of experts in design,...

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Cozy Retreat

10/31/10 Sara McLean

The air is chilly, and pumpkin pie spice fills the air. This time of year, we retreat to our dwellings for the cozy warmth they bring. But why not create a space that is toasty...

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Expanding Your Palette

06/30/10 Sara McLean

Are you stuck in a color rut? While it’s great to have a repertoire of stand-by color combos, some projects demand to be different. Here, we’ve assembled some fresh color...

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Color: Earth’s Natural Healer

03/31/10 Sara McLean

We’ve all heard of environmentally friendly people. But what about people-friendly environments? The truth is, there’s more to Earth awareness than saving the rainforest, going...

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Across the Atlantic – EuroColor ‘10

11/01/09 Sara McLean

Designers at the recent Maison & Objet design show in Paris churned out an impressive array of innovations and displays, hinting at a new vision for European style and color...