Ota, Japan

18.09.2014 § Leave a comment

In Japan, my sister and I visited the hot spring place called Ota. Ota is in the countryside and was beautiful. It’s well known for its miso too, so we had miso ice cream there, and it was delicious! « Read the rest of this entry »

Color Combo

18.03.2013 § Leave a comment

color combo

A color combination I am working on these days. After more than 10 years in vogue for interiors, it is not a new color, but it seems to persist, showing up with different twists from era to era. I am still fond of this morning blue with cream.

Story of the Color Sky

29.06.2012 § Leave a comment

Color Page from Japanese-English Dictionary

The light blue is “Sky.”

One of the subconscious reasons I started to study Japanese was to be able to read Japanese textile-related articles. The Japanese people‚Äôs ability to maintain a catalogue of their traditional color names throughout history with actual colors samples is most amazing to me. I brought back five of these kinds of books with me from Japan. My fever of studying color names was reignited when I purchased a Japanese-English dictionary last year at the Mizuwa Marketplace bookstore in Arlington Heights. At the front, there are about five pages of color blocks with name identifications. I was in awe to see that a common little dictionary would have such a professional level of color work. « Read the rest of this entry »

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