French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux creates spaces using colors. She moved to Japan in 1996 to live and work there because the culture and architecture of the country inspired her. Moureaux invented the “shikiri” concept which means “to divide space using colors”. Color as a Spatial Principle View this post on Instagram A post shared by emmanuelle moureaux (@emmanuellemoureaux) Moureaux dreamed of opening her design studio in Tokyo. This meant she had to learn the language and had to start getting her qualifications all over again, despite having gotten her…

We’ve given you the top paint products for home exteriors and kitchens, now we’re moving on to the bedroom. We know choosing the right paint isn’t as straightforward a task as it seems. Apart from selecting a color, there are also several different types of paint for different kinds of paint jobs. To make things easier, especially for those new to painting, we’ve made a list of the top paint products for bedrooms from the Boysen family of paints. To be more specific, these are paint products for interior concrete surfaces.…

Fruits and color have a special relationship. Not only do fruits come in a wide array of lush hues, but it can also be said that the deeper and more vibrant the color of a fruit is, the more delicious it seems. After all, it was the reddest apple that tempted Snow White to take a bite. Ever wonder which fruit (and its corresponding color) matches your personality best? Well, look no further! Take this quiz and see. For more quizzes, click on Fun and Games.

I read an article about Art Deco making a comeback. Is this trend also happening in the Philippines? Judging from the home groups in social media, Filipino homeowners are so in love with the fresh, light, white, natural look of Scandi (Scandinavian) interior design that many have chosen this as the preferred design for their homes. Stores, both online and brick-and-mortar, are carrying the Scandi look. Even if the products are knock-offs, products get snapped up quickly. The arrival of Ikea in Manila is going to tip the scale in Scandi’s…

We equate colors with emotions. We also talk about the symbolisms of colors, where culture plays a major role usually. For example, yellow could mean power and royalty in China. But in some parts of the world, it could mean cowardice. Commerce has also played a role in establishing meanings to color, e.g., pink for girls, blue for boys. I wonder how this could be reconciled seeing that there is a current gender revolution with the 85 (count not over yet) gender identities. After using emotions and symbolisms to give meanings…

Paint color fan decks are important tools that architects, interior designers, contractors, and professional painters use to choose the colors for the painting of interiors and exteriors of homes or buildings. However, DIYers may not know how to use fan decks, so we made this tutorial for you. What are Paint Color Fan Decks Fan decks are strips of paper printed using the the actual paint colors. These paper strips (or sheets) are held together by a metal pin at one end. A strip usually has seven colors belonging to a…

Today is the International Day of Friendship. I wanted to highlight this because since March 2020, it has not been easy having get-togethers with friends and family from other households. We’ve stayed away from each other because we care about each other. All of us who are living with this pandemic can understand the paradoxical nature of the previous statement. There have been many channels to meet virtually and those meetings took, or still take, some getting used to. We are all at the mercy of our internet connections. More important,…