Category Archives: Colour palettes

Vietnam blue

A collection of blue photos from my trip to Vietnam earlier this year. Lanterns in Hoi An and Spring blossom in the northern mountains. A kite flying high over the Mekong; an old man sitting on a bridge in the … Continue reading

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Singapore reds

Following on from my Singapore yellow and Singapore neutrals posts, here is Singapore reds. Street shrines, and painted buildings, baskets of flowers, lucky red envelopes and lanterns in Chinatown.

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Winter Matryoshka

It’s chilly and wet, the fire is blazing and the wind is rattling down the chimney. Yep, it’s still very much winter, here in New Zealand. Time to tell you a little bit more about Winter Matryoshka, I reckon. Winter … Continue reading

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Bags of colour

I need some colour today after yesterday’s soft neutrals, plus it’s grey and wintry here at the moment and I’m dreaming of being somewhere brighter. So here’s some more inspiration from Chefchaouen, the blue Moroccan city. These sacks were lined … Continue reading

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Singapore neutrals

I so enjoyed doing my Singapore yellow post, I thought I’d put together another post about Singapore, this time through the lens of a neutral colour palette. Buildings and bridges old and new, lantern shadows and a box of fresh … Continue reading

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Singapore yellow

Today I was looking through the photos I’d taken in Singapore earlier this year and was struck by how much yellow there was! Singapore is a city full of contrasts, so I thought it would be fun to visually tie … Continue reading

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Colour palette: knitting and haberdashery

Some of my vintage haberdashery: kimono fabrics, buckles, buttons, and my hands knitting, combined into an unexpected colour palette. I like that if you cover up the colour palette with your hands so there are only three colours next to … Continue reading

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Collection: cloisonné and satsuma

I don’t have things because they’re ‘collectable’ or valuable, only because I love them. Maybe they don’t even have much use except to delight me. Such is the case with this tiny little satsuma bowl that I picked up for … Continue reading

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Colour palette: the women of Chefchaouen

Here are some more photos from my visit to the northern Moroccan ‘blue town’ of Chefchaouen. The local Rifian women wore stripy cloth wraps in a beautiful colour palette: cherry red, mint, cream, salmon, sea green with burnt orange…all set … Continue reading

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Chefchaouen blue doors PART TWO

Part Two in my series of blue doors from the Moroccan town of Chefchaouen (here’s Part One). This post’s all about the little close-up details: handles, locks, carvings, rivets, textures…and all those different shades of blue. You can see more … Continue reading

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