Colour palette: Red

Tomato, rose, cherry, fire engine, ruby, chilli pepper, blood, crimson, strawberry, coral, poppy, cardinal, brick, raspberry, flame, carmine, rust, scarlet, burgundy, vermillion, persimmon, maroon. The colour red can mean so many different things: stop, warning, courage, danger, love, lust, hot… Communism, Indian weddings and Chinese New Year…. Anger, passion, sin, good luck…

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Old red stamps: cherries and ping pong; Christmas prayers and Communist workers; a dragon, a lion, a horse and an ox.

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Red toy vehicles from our childhood: Toy trains powered by steam, electricity and small hands; a double decker London bus with most of its paint worn off; a digger, with dirt still in its caterpillar treads; and a battered, repainted truck.

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Origami paper, a Chinese paper cut, vintage kimono badges and a geisha coaster.

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Games pieces: Various counters and dice, a Rummy number 7, a Mastermind peg, a tiddlywinks wink, a carrom puck, a battleship and a biplane.

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Red heads.  Royalty, politics and history.

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Vintage buttons, a crochet hook, a 1950s (or maybe ’80s?) buckle, and a spool of thread.

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A handmade book from Udaipur, Rajasthan which my mother kept as a diary in 1990 during the 8 months my family and I spent in India; an old book about the artist Albrecht Dürer, a small Japanese notebook covered in washi paper, coloured pencils and a letter A.

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Red odds and ends: a ball of cotton; a plastic bangle that looks like carved coral at a glance; an old pendant made from coins and beads that my father picked up in Morocco in the early ’70s; a small German glass jar with roses painted on its lid and old glass buttons inside; a vintage brooch bought at Spitalfields market in London; a paper mache toadstool and a vintage buckle.

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5 Responses to Colour palette: Red

  1. Skyler says:

    Love red and your boards are always inspiring. Did you buy that brooch with me at spitalfields?…if not I still have fond memories of our trips to the markets – one of the best bits of being in London 🙂

  2. melissa says:

    everything is so beautiful! love your blog.

  3. Sabrina..x says:

    Hi aunty luvin de red get in de..lol..:) sorry i haven’t commented in ages i’ve been real busy wid all de exams, coursework and assessment…x

  4. lot”‘s of red ,not much red in my house

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