COLOUR THERAPY

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COLOUR THERAPY

Arty palettes around the world that will add POP to your day.

Take a long chard look at it….

San Francisco artist Lucy Litman likes to play with her food, in a creative way. After working on social media projects with various food companies, she was inspired to start her #pantoneposts project: a series that matches delicious foods with their respective Pantone colours. “I started off actually Pantone-ing cereal, but when I moved to California and was surrounded by its amazing seasonal produce, I moved on to other foods.” 

Hardcore colour

The strikingly colourful interior of the Homecore pop-up shop on the Champs Élysées in Paris was designed by Marseilles-born architect Stephane Malka. Afitting choice given Homecore was France’s first streetwear/hip hop brand, and Malka’s early background is steeped in graffiti, urban vacant lots and projects involving well-honed street skills.

His inspiration came from Homecore’s slogan “peace, love, unity and having fun” and its colour therapy concept that avoids using black.

Plastic (not so) fantastic

To demonstrate the reality of plastic bags effect on the environment, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus installed two dumpsters filled with illuminated shopping bags outside the Gewerbemuseum in Switzerland. “After a few weeks the display was no longer as pleasing to the eye and after 4 months it looked truly decrepit,” he says. “Plastic bags are objects generally created with the purpose of inviting consumption and building an image that speaks positively about the brand. But once they are used, if not carefully recycled, they become very damaging and impossible to remove from the environment.”

London’s Psychedilic Palace

English architecture practice Pricegore and Nigerian-born artist Yinka Ilori's competition-winning design The Colour Palace at Dulwich Picture Gallery pavilion, fuses African and European design and draws on their intersecting backgrounds. A cornucopia of textiles translated into a piece of architecture, takes the form of a bright blue wooden space-frame clad with overlapping layers of square timber battens, painted with alternating geometric patterns on each face. The effect is mesmerising, with the patterns shifting as you walk around the structure.  Raised on chubby red concrete legs, the dazzling cube envelops a flexible circular stage for talks, performances and yoga classes, while a raised gantry will provide theatrical views, encircling the space like a Shakespearean theatre.