a scooter-inspired color palette

a scooter-inspired color palette // gray, aqua, teal [pinit]

 

When I hear "Ciao!" I think of two things:

  1. My Italian professors saying, "Ciao, ragazzi!" as they enter the room
  2. Eddie Izzard saying, "Most Italian people are always on scooters going 'Ciao'...like Roman Holiday...everyone's just cool and hangs out."

Ahh, Italy...I miss you!

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SLATE #34383D / GRAY #626668 / SILVER #CAC8C8
LIGHT AQUA #80E0D3 / AQUA #3AD6C5 / TEAL #00B299

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Buon fine settimana!

a state-sign-inspired color palette

a state-sign-inspired color palette // gray, chalkboard, dark teal, teal, mint [pinit]

 

As of today, we're packing up the office and heading WEST for the remainder of the summer. Andrew will be finishing up work in Houston, Kelly will be pursuing some personal projects in Austin, and Nani and I will be soaking in the sun and sea—while designing—in San Diego. Exciting projects await, and I can't wait to share them!

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LIGHT BLUE-GRAY #87979D / GRAY #646F77 / CHALKBOARD GRAY #445463
DARK TEAL #316474 / TEAL #419BA1 / MINT SKY #D2EADA

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A little over a year ago today, we passed this sign—rickety U-Haul trailer in tow—wondering what Austin would bring. As it turns out...good friends, new business, and endless creativity! I know Texans have some beef with Californians, but I think everyone here is too polite/nice/decent not to give you a warm welcome. And while I miss the mild weather and beautiful Pacific, I'll be returning to Austin with neither hesitation nor regret. :)

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ABOVE: OUR U-HAUL TRAILER MADE IN 1955 + NANI'S REACTION TO A BACKYARD FILLED WITH GRASS

Please keep up with our new projects via Instagram, Facebook, or the blog. If you're interested in working with us, please note that we're booked up 'til September - but feel free to drop us a line in the meantime!

Happy Friday, and g'bye for now, Texas!

a shutter-inspired color palette

a shutter-inspired color palette // green, terracotta, gold // Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy [pinit]

 

If you've been to Tuscany, you're well aware of one of its architectural signatures :: green shutters. They're everywhere. Until today, I assumed this was simply a tradition in which Italians took pride, but according to Tuscan Traveler, it goes well beyond that.

...Under the code of the Belle Arti...All buildings inside the now mostly absent 16th century walls of the city are deemed to be historical. Shutters in Florence and Tuscany, as well as some other regions in Italy, can only be dark brown, black, dark gray or dark green. Any other color or lighter shade of one of the allowed hues is deemed out of compliance. A homeowner can expect a registered letter in the mail demanding change on threat of a substantial fine.

Fascinating! I have nothing but love and admiration for the artistic contributions of Italy, but the Belle Arti sounds like a national HOA. I wonder how Italians feel about this...

Anyway, here's your color inspiration for the week :: from "legal" dark green to "anarchist" faded mint, I offer The Shutters of Florence. Happy Weekend!

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BLUE-GREEN #3B8382 / TEAL #47B6A3 / MINT #8CCEB3
LIGHT MINTY-BLUE #ADD6C8 / TERRACOTTA #DC9885 / GOLD #B9904E

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a lagoon-inspired color palette

a lagoon-inspired color palette // navy, aqua, blues // Bora Bora [pinit]

 

Bora Bora is home to the LAGOON of lagoons. From deep navy to light aqua, the breathtaking blues are endless. Andrew and I were fortunate enough to take a quick helicopter ride during our honeymoon, and I still look back at the pictures with wonder. Happy Friday!

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DEEP #193C4D / TEAL #48CCC8 / AQUA #88E5DF / LT AQUA #AFE4DC / SHALLOW #E7EDE6

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P.S. Here's the FULL view:

The blues of Bora Bora // Akula Kreative

a door-inspired color palette

a door-inspired color palette // navy, teal, light blue, pink, peach, yellow // Amalfi, Italy by Akula Kreative [pinit]

 

On our way into the town of Amalfi, we walked through this quiet, colorful corridor built into the cliffs. The patches of pink and peach reminded me so much of rainbow sherbet!

BTW // I had no idea until NOW that sherbet only has one r. I must have ordered this flavor five million times when I was kid and never noticed.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it. Happy Friday!

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NAVY #2F354A / TEAL #51B6C9 / LIGHT BLUE #C2D9F7
PINK #F8E5F4 / PEACH #FFDCCA / PALE YELLOW #FFE47C

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Amalfi, Italy

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