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THE COLOURS OF 1930.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1930.

One could say that the 1930ies started in 1929; on October 25 who went down in history as “Black Friday”. The stock market crash in New York ended the roaring twenties and have way to a deep depression in the US. Other countries soon followed and the global crises called...
THE COLOURS OF 1920.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1920.

The 1920ies broke with a lot of old habits. The idea of decency changed drastically. Some of it must have come as a shock and maybe still would today. In 1918 WWI ends and large parts of Europe lie in ruins. So does the old order and it is impossible...
THE COLOURS OF 1910.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1910.

As it seems the 1910ies were dominated by warm and earthy colours and there was room for new toys. The Cupid of the 20iest century Kewpie cartoons had their first appearance in 1909 in the “Ladie’s Home Journal” and took people’s heart in a storm. They dominated the entire following...
THE COLOURS OF 1900.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1900.

Exactly in the year 1900 the Exposition Universelle (world fair) in Paris took place and at the same time Paris was also host to the Olympic Games. Both events united different nations and cultures on a small place; at least for a short time. The Exposition Universelle was the start...
COLOURS OF A CENTURY.
 

COLOURS OF A CENTURY.

Did you ever pay attention to the names of colours? In fashion the same colours appear every few years but with different names. What used to be pink in one year goes as fuchsia in the next season. Beige is too dull so we call it «desert sand». I recently...
A SERIES ON COLOURS 10/10.RED.
 

A SERIES ON COLOURS 10/10.RED.

Red is blood, power, love, hate, passion, heat, danger and revolution. It is the colour of Mars which once was the God of War. War typically ends up in revolution and blood. In art there is still a Mars red; a very vivid colour. Of all colours red has the...
STORIES OF AN INVISIBLE WORLD.
 

STORIES OF AN INVISIBLE WORLD.

A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future. Coco Chanel You maybe know the novel «Perfume: The Story of a Murderer». The original version’s title is «Das Parfum». Unlike Coco Chanel’s prediction the women with a very good scent had NO future; especially if they ran into Jean-Baptiste Grenouille....
A SERIES ON COLOURS 9/10. VIOLET.
 

A SERIES ON COLOURS 9/10. VIOLET.

I don’t know about you but when I think of violet notions like, noble, heavy, serious and royal come to my mind. Violet is the colour of amethyst, lavender, blueberries and of the flower where it takes its name from. Violet or Purple? The lighter version of violet is purple....
PHILIPPE STARCK.
 

PHILIPPE STARCK.

The French Designer Philippe Starck was born in 1949 and is by no means a Bauhaus student or even a follower. I don’t know how he would feel about it but I daresay that he is something like «Bauhaus in the third generation». Design for Everything and Everyone What makes...