Olympia Designer Discusses Pantone’s Color Lineup

first_imgSubmitted by Naomi Mercedes Chan of Furniture WorksLe Procope, founded in Paris in the year 1686, boasts a classic green ceiling, part of its celebration of the 18th century style. Photo by Olga Caprotti.Color can evoke a strong physiological reaction, and is a very important component in the alchemy of any visual composition, especially the spaces we live in on a daily basis. Whether it’s office or home, color has a direct impact on virtually every aspect of our lives.Historically, a color’s value was directly related to its scarcity, not so much on its ability to change one’s mood.  Today we have access to literally millions of colors thanks to the revolution in advanced synthetic technology. In Paris, France in the 1800’s, scarce and expensive green paint was so highly valued, just by virtue of its rarity, it was sought out as a status symbol. Green rooms then were rarely repainted and acquired an attractive patina from smoke. Today designers may recommend giving a green paint job a wash with brown stain, to mimic the look of old Parisian bistros.Purple was even rarer – Tyrian purple, the color of royalty in Rome, Persia and Egypt, was derived painstakingly from the mucous of thousands of predatory sea snails. The rarity of the color made it the first recorded instance of a color dye being manufactured as a trade.Today, with all of the synthetics available, we don’t have to confine ourselves to any particular palette, and conversely, no color is off limits.  How then, do we choose from the millions of hues available? As an artist who has a hard time reigning in my color binging, I’ve discovered one way to do this is by drawing on nature.  An artist or designer can take a snapshot of something they see in nature or art and form a whole palette around it. Using the eyedropper tool in Photoshop, we can form a natural palette.For example, here’s an infrared photograph of Galaxy Messier 101, taken by NASA’s Spitzer observatory. Using Photoshop’s Pantone color library, I can use the eyedropper to pick wall or decor colors directly from this image, to take chips with me accessory hunting, or I can just give the Pantone number to my local paint shop.These colors were the ones I used to redecorate a friend’s tired living room in 2012. He had a painting that was shades of blue and coral, and refused to part with its presence in the room. It was a design challenge, in that blue and orange are not often thought of as companions until one sees it done. In my atelier, it was taught that you draw what you see, not what you think you see. In interiors it’s the same – you decorate based on what you know to be true about colors, not what you think might work. Blue and orange are complementary. It might seem weird to some, but subdued sky tones and navy work well with the coral and salmon family – any scuba diver can attest to the natural beauty of pink coral against a backdrop of dark blue. In the end, it created a very relaxing room with universal appeal, and especially when embraced in white, it lends a nautical feel.So what is Pantone? Pantone is an American company that was founded in 1962. Today they are a megalithic presence in all avenues of design, from fashion to merchandising. They are in the business of cataloging and predicting color. It was Pantone who announced Cerulean as the “Color of the Millenium” and each year, they meet in a secret boardroom filled with experts to determine both the color of the year and its associated allies, by analyzing trends and behaviors both in the industry and of consumers.When Pantone announced their predictions for 2013, I wasn’t surprised to see a variation on orange and navy side by side. These two, Nectarine and Monaco Blue, are more vivid and exotic, but in a conservative kind of way. Monaco Blue is the color of the year for 2013, providing a seriously modern mood that can update older decor needing a pick me up. The accompanying trend colors are futuristic and exotic – marking the turning point back towards silhouette.  Color will still have its place, but it will be more integrated into the design, rather than the main attraction.I love working from Pantone’s color lineup. They are well-respected experts in color for good reason, always offering a fresh, forward thinking perspective on color from year to year –  the results of their seemingly esoteric, yet obsessively technical color trend analysis.  It’s always easy to follow their logic, if you connect the dots in design trends, from popular application colors, to what’s on everyone’s mind around the world. At the same time, we designers and artists find new and unexpected ways of looking at our ideas. This year’s spring lineup is quite exotic and relaxing at the same time.We can all look forward to blue and green both featuring in unexpected and innovative ways,  while at the same time, keeping room for old favorites like the very easy Poppy Red. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Nine Compete for Appointment to Port’s District #3 Seat

first_imgSubmitted by The Port of OlympiaPort of Olympia received applications from nine District #3 residents vying for appointment to the open District #3 Commission seat. The deadline to apply was May 8 at 5:00 p.m.The vacancy is a result of Commissioner Sue Gunn’s resignation due to medical matters. The person appointed will serve until the County-wide election is certified in late November. At that time, the seat will vest in the person duly elected by a majority of the residents who voted.Applicants for the Port Commissioner District #3 appointment are (in alphabetical order):·        Jerry Farmer·        Frederick Finn·        Lawrence Goodman·        Bob Jones·        Michelle Morris·        Dick Pust·        George Sharp·        Bill Wells·        Elizabeth (E.J) ZitaCommissioners George L. Barner, Jr. and Bill McGregor are reviewing the applications. They will decide which persons they will interview for the position at their regular public work session on May 21, 2:30 p.m.Interviews of the selected candidates will occur during public meetings on June 1 and 2, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.The Commission anticipates appointing the new District #3 Commissioner at their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 10 (which is a reschedule of their typical 2nd Monday meeting date). The next step will be the swearing in of the appointed Port Commissioner at the Thurston County Courthouse.Once sworn in, the appointed Commissioner will participate in all Commission meetings and business, including the regular study session on June 18 and the regular meeting on June 22.All the Commission meetings described will occur at Tumwater Town Center, 7241 Cleanwater Drive SW, Tumwater.For information about the process, please contact Jeri Sevier, jeris@portolympia.com, 360.528.8003 Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonHello!  My name is Beau and I am loving my time at the Adopt-A-Pet. I am 8 years old, weight 68 pounds, and my time before was spent at the end of a chain. Here I have a nice roomy kennel with indoor and outdoor space instead. I get to run in the huge play yards without even a leash, and I even have a girlfriend! I finally know what it feels like to be free! When the nice person came to pick me up, I jumped right into the crate which made her very happy. Then we went for a car ride to come here. I liked the car ride and I really like the people who are taking such good care of me. They even take me for walks on the trails. I do have a leash on for walks and they say I walk very politely without pulling too much. I really want to have a new home where I am the only dog. I didn’t like other dogs coming around when I was tied up on a chain, but if I am properly introduced, I can make a friend. I impressed the people here at the kennel by responding when they asked me to do a sit and a down. I guess they can see that I really am a smart, sweet good boy. I hope I am the dog you have been waiting for. I know I have a lot to learn but I’m ready to work with you if you have time and love enough to teach me how to be an even better friend and companion.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always needs volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Roundball is back for the fall campaign on grass

first_imgThe fall season is a brief one, with league playoffs in all leagues set for the beginning of October. Now that summer for most has ended, roundball is back.Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the second half of the 2014 season this week at Lakeside Pitch.Most younger division players take to the pitch Saturday while the City Soccer Adult League started earlier this week.last_img

Leafs find ways to set pace in Murdoch Division

first_imgSunday, the Leafs close out a five-game road trip with a date in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL champion Nitehawks.The last time the teams met, Nelson crushed the Hawks 8-0.However, Nelson will see a Beaver Valley team that enters the weekend winners of five straight games.Next home game for Nelson is Wednesday against Grand Forks Border Bruins.Cramer playing like a Shea Webber prototypeLeaf defenceman Robson Cramer continues to stoke the team offence from the back end.Cramer, currently riding a six-game point streak and points in 10 of his last 11 games, leads the Leafs in scoring with 25 points.Second is Rayce Miller, who is also on a six-game points streak. Miller and teammate Matt MacDonald is two points behind Cramer.Leafs again part of Remembrance Day CeremonyThe Leafs joined the rest of the country in remember those who gave their lives to guarantee freedom at the Remembrance Day Ceremony Tuesday at the Nelson Cenotaph.The Leafs were part of the parade and also laid a wreath on the cenotaph honouring Nelson’s war heroes. Difficulty finding players? No problems, this Leafs team keeps winning.Injuries? Who cares? Other players step up and the team keeps winning?Off-ice issues? No worries again, as Leaf players pull together and the squad keeps winning.Twenty-one games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and the Green and White continue to occupy top spot in the Murdoch Division.However, the Leafs will need to bring more than just their “A” game to the rink this weekend as the club meets two hungry teams breathing down their backs in a pair of divisional showdowns in Castlegar and Beaver Valley, Saturday and Sunday.Nelson travels to the Sunflower City to play a Rebels team on a three-game winning streak.The Leafs currently lead the season series between the two clubs, winning two of three — one game ended in a 1-1 tie — and outscoring Castlegar 10-7.last_img read more

PUBLIC ADVISED BALDWIN AVENUE TO BE CLOSED SOUTH OF 210 FREEWAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY 5K RUN & WALK ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, CLOSURE TO BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2015)–Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 4, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3. Gates 3 & 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

McNeese Wins Its First Southland Women’s Tennis Tournament Championship

first_imgThe Lady Demons had gotten back in the match after trailing 1-0 following the doubles point. NSU’s Polina Ivanova handled the Cowgirls’ Sarah Jurakova at the No. 2 line 6-2, 6-1 to even the score at one apiece early, but it was the play at the No. 5 and No. 6 lines that pushed the Cowgirls to the tournament victory. BOX SCORE | HIGHLIGHTSBEAUMONT, TEXAS – For the first time in program history, McNeese’s women’s tennis is the Southland Conference Tournament Champion. It looked as if Hannah Brett was going to clinch the victory for the Cowgirls at the No. 3 line, contesting Emilija Dancetovic in a tight battle in the third set. The two had split the first two sets 6-1 each way and Brett was leading 5-4 when Fioretti registered the fourth and final team point for McNeese. McNeese went ahead 2-1 when Phonexay Chitdara defeated Kateryna Avram 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 6 flight. She turned to court five to see teammate Charoline Erlandsson put away Judit Castillo 6-4, 6-2 just three minutes later. Junior Giovanna Fioretti slammed the final point past Northwestern State’s Polina Mutel to close the top-line match 6-4, 6-1 and punch the Cowgirls’ ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Fioretti earned the point after the Cowgirls had clinched points at the bottom two lines. The top-seeded Cowgirls defeated No. 3 Northwestern State 4-1 on Sunday to lift the 2018 Southland Women’s Tennis Tournament Championship at the Beaumont Tennis Municipal Center in Beaumont, Texas. The 2018 NCAA Selection Show is set for Tuesday at 4 p.m. CT on NCAA.com. The Cowgirls are making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

No. 6 Islanders Shut Down No. 7 Privateers in Women’s Tourney Opener

first_img“I’m very excited about the way that we played,” said Islanders coach Royce Chadwick. “Hopefully, we’ll be ready to play (Friday).”Thursday’s win also helped erase the memory of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s 56-54 loss at New Orleans (12-16) on February 16 — a game in which the Privateers rallied from a 19-point deficit.There would no chance of a comeback for New Orleans, which shot just 20 percent in the first quarter and finished at 27.6 percent (16-for-58). The Privateers had a 55-41 edge on the glass against the Islanders, but committed 25 turnovers that led to 28 points for A&M-CC.Only senior Shania Woods (6-for-14) managed to connect on more than three field goals for New Orleans, which shot well enough in the third quarter to get within 17 but were never able to seriously threaten the Islanders.“I don’t think they did anything that we weren’t prepared for,” said Privateers’ coach Keeshawn Davenport. “We just didn’t do a great job of stopping it.”New Orleans had no answer for the Islanders’ inside game, which outscored the Privateers in the paint by a 36-18 margin. All-Southland third team forward Alexes Bryant was the main beneficiary of A&M-CC’s dominance inside, scoring 18 points while pulling down six rebounds.“My teammates really got me open and gave me an opportunity to score,” said Bryant.“That was one of our major keys to defense,” said Davenport. “We just did not do a great job. They did the expected.”Meanwhile, the Islanders will look forward to proving they are a different team than what they were at Nicholls nearly two months ago.“That game was in the past,” said Bryant. “We’ve gotten better, and we’re physically and mentally tougher. I think we have a good chance at a victory.”Added Bryant, “Back then, we really didn’t mesh together. I feel like now we have a feeling of what we’re good at and we know how to use that.”WBB: You can put it on the board… YES! @IslandersWBB place their magnet on the big backstage bracket. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Nicholls Friday in 2nd round action. #SouthlandStrong #ShakasUp @Go_Islanders @IslandCampus pic.twitter.com/KjHrSRrt8Q— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 14, 2019 Chadwick, as usual, nailed the point.“It’s March,” he said. “You’ve got to go and prove it for 40 minutes. We’re capable of doing a lot of things. When we’ve played together, we’ve shown flashes of what you saw (Thursday). We just put it together and played a complete game.” Box Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s defense wasted little time in stifling the hopes of New Orleans on Thursday as the Islanders moved toward a chance at redeeming one of the low points of the 2018-19 season.A 22-7 first quarter was more than enough for the No. 6-seed Islanders to eliminate the seventh-seed Privateers 69-47 at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. With the victory, A&M-Corpus Christi (15-15) advances to Friday’s quarterfinal and a 1:30 p.m. date with No.3-seed and defending women’s tournament champion Nicholls, who handed the Islanders an 85-55 loss on January 23. The visiting Islanders trailed 51-22 at intermission in that contest on their way to what would be their biggest margin of defeat in conference play this season.WBB: Alexes Bryant earns #SouthlandStrong Player of the Game honors from ESPN+ crew. She finishes with 18 points and 6 rebounds in @IslandersWBB 67-40 win over UNO.#SouthlandStrong #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/wC4vcYVfJ4— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 14, 2019last_img read more

Team #SouthlandStrong Among 16 Still Alive for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgNotable Round of 16 matchups include the Southland and ACC squaring off in the opening game of the day at 9:30 a.m. CT, hometown favorite Jordan Murphy and the Big Ten taking on the MAC at 11:10 a.m. and the Colonial against the SoCon at 11:30 a.m. in a matchup of Conference Players of the Year Justin Wright-Foreman and Fletcher Magee. Each of the eight pool winners posted perfect 3-0 records after the first two days of play. The ACC (Pool A), West Coast (B), American Athletic (C), SEC (D), MAAC (E), Big Ten (F), Colonial (G) and the Pac-12 (H) earned the top spot in their pools. Given the extensive fan interest over the last two days, Sunday’s games are expected draw a wide audience. The 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship has generated over six million live views on Twitter, in addition to the thousands of fans that have watched many of the Tournament’s 48 pool play games in person over the last two days. The Round of 16 begins tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. CT followed immediately by quarterfinals action. Both rounds will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter at @3X3UHoops. The runners-up in each pool also secured bids to the Round of 16, including the Patriot League out of Pool A, the Southland out of Pool B, the Northeast Conference out of Pool C, the Big South out of Pool D, the Mid-American out of Pool E, the Big Sky out of Pool F, Conference USA out of Pool G and the Southern Conference out of Pool H. BRACKETBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – After two days of competitive pool play, the team made up of former Southland Conference players is one of 16 squads that has punched a ticket to Sunday’s knockout round of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. They’ll compete for the event’s $100,000 grand prize.The Southland team features Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis, Sam Houston State’s Cameron Delaney, Stephen F. Austin’s Shannon Bogues, and Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood. The semifinals, third-place game and Championship Game of the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 2 p.m., when one team will win the ultimate prize of $100,000, and earn the right to represent the Tournament at the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship in Las Vegas next month.last_img read more

Southland Conference Softball Tournament Tickets On Sale

first_imgEight teams qualify for the tournament with the top four seeds getting byes into the double elimination bracket (top two seeds get double byes). The bottom four seeds play a single-elimination round with the winners moving into double-elimination play. Available options include an all-tournament pass ($20 for adults, $10 kids) and single-game tickets ($10 adults, $5 kids). With valid ID, students from Southland institutions will receive free admission. TOURNAMENT CENTRALNATCHITOCHES, La. — Tickets are on sale for the Southland Conference Softball Tournament, which will be played May 7-10 at Northwestern State’s Lady Demon Diamond. Games 1-11 will be streamed on the Southland Conference Digital Network. In the championship round, game 12 will be televised nationwide on ESPNU. If necessary, game 13 is set for streaming coverage via ESPN3. Tickets can be purchased at nsudemons.com. Click “packages” for all-tournament passes. In addition, fans can call the ticket office at 318-357-4268 or buy tickets at the gate via cash or card.last_img read more

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