Autumn colour and contemplation – The Water Garden at Cliveden – Redland + Pantone = Colour for luggage

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A trip to The Water Garden at Cliveden on a perfect t-shirt weather Saturday afternoon in October was exactly what I needed to stretch my senses and allow quiet contemplation. Pantone + Redland London – colour conscious luggage by Eli Zekaria Brimming with magnificent copper tan shades of orange, otter browns and sharp streaks of yellow, the lake is surrounded …

The artist who reveals our Pantone shades

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Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass exposes – and subverts – racial prejudices with her Humanae project. She tells BBC Culture what inspired her, and how it can help challenge norms. Pantone By Fiona Macdonald BBC Culture 7 November 2017 http://tinyurl.com/ybshb5he   “Growing up in a family with all of these flavours and colours, I never understood why we have this small …

Psychology of Colour – Phantom Pantone

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Mysterious and secretive, black “offers emotional safety and security by cloaking the personality”, according to Karen. “It does this by creating a protective barrier”, she adds, which absorbs negative energy. In its role of absorbing sunlight, it also shields the harsh winter elements and thus provides both physical and psychological warmth. See Phantom Pantone for colour. Independent, disciplined and seductive, …

Redland London nominated for German Design Award 2017 – Excellent Product Design

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Redland London have been nominated for our collaboration with Pantone for the German Design Award 2017 Redland were honoured to get recognition for The German Design Award which is the international premium prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: discovering, presenting and awarding unique design trends. Every year, top-quality submissions from product and communications design are awarded, all of …

Pantone Colours of the Year

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A softer take on colors for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, …

Soweto Bike Tours – Freewheeling through History

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What is your image of Soweto? Is it a grainy film reel of soldiers firing at crowds as their armoured vehicle lumbers through clouds of teargas? Perhaps a black and white photo of a distraught man clad in dungarees and gumboots, carrying a bloodied and limp body in his arms, with a screaming girl in tow? Do you conjure a …

Pantone Beeswax Backpack

Colour Review: Pantone Beeswax

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A drizzle of sweet honey; a field of blooming daffodils; a sharp lemon. There’s a reason so many vibrant senses are activated by the colour yellow. Warm and bright, the attention-grabbing hues of the happiest colour in the spectrum carry cheerful and energetic tones due, in part, to the brain releasing the feel-good serotonin when coming into contact with it. …

Design Festival Update

Design Festival Update

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Elaborate installations and exhibitions showcasing innovative design took over London from 19-27 September. The event celebrated the full spectrum of design and the creative geniuses behind everything from our built environment and the functional items we rely on, to the decorative details we admire. We were proud to be a part of this inspiring event and tribute to London. A …

Monogramming

Monogramming from London Fashion Week

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Monogramming ain’t over. Burberry’s success of monogrammed personalised rucksacks, means the high street will likely follow. Other big trends are pop art prints and futuristic glamour – plenty of time to get into those in more detail. It was all about clashing prints and statement flowery jewellery. A real retro mish mash that really works. Our upcoming spring/summer collection is tuned …

London Fashion Week 2

The cavalry have arrived! Step aside Rupert…its London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week is one of the world’s highest profile designer showcases. Between the 18th – 22nd September 2015. Senor Mike is prepared. Are you?   We don’t get our authority on design from the pre-existing fashion paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people. We look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to all …