Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Washington Post

I was excited to find out that my post on "The Color Orange"

Tulips Patricia Gray Feb 08

along with Joni's post on "Blue Opaline"


had been featured on the Washington Post's "Blog Picks" last Thursday. The same article was then picked up by my local newspaper The Vancouver Sun and also by the Seattle Times and the LA Times. Thanks to Terri Sapienza of the Washington Post!


Design Watch: Praise for the powers of orange and blue

By Terri Sapienza

The Washington Post

Our picks to click this week:

Patricia Gray posts on the color orange, calling it "mentally stimulating" and worth considering for a dining room, library or child's room. Need a little more convincing? Check out the interiors that accompany this post and you, too, may feel the need to lacquer your ceiling the color of a Herm├Ęs box. http://www.patriciagrayinc.blogspot.com/

• On Cote de Texas, the color of choice is blue. Blue Opaline, that is. It's an antique, handblown glass from France. Though blue is the most popular color of Opaline, according to the blog, the glass can be found in green, white, pink and red. The rarest color of all: lemon. Read a brief history and see lots of fabulous photos. "One piece is just as beautiful as a hundred pieces are," the blogger writes. http://www.cotedetexas.blogspot.com/