Things That Bring Me Joy – July 2013

Jul 3, 2013



Not sure if you can tell, but, I have an obsession with COLOR!!! Sure, I can appreciate subtle natural tones, and am a huge fan of all things black and white, but the punch of vibrant color gives me a shot of energy and enthusiasm like little else! From the walls in my home to my wardrobe, color wins my heart. No time like the summer season to celebrate the palette of colors that envelope us…

the rich green of grass, the cobalt blue sky and the bright orange sun…and don’t forget the red, white and blue Americana theme that screams “The 4th of July”!

Create YOUR life in bold strokes and bright colors! Enjoy the season in all its glory!

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: Fireworks
Add some color and excitement to your Independence Day with Fireworks! No matter how many times I see a fireworks display, I never tire of the spectacle they create in the sky! Make sure this 4th of July to check out locations and times for shows in your area. Locally in Philadelphia (which also happens to be the America’s Birthplace), The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts the “Largest Free Concert” in the country every July 4th. Enjoy food, entertainment and fun all day long until the Grand Finale Fireworks at our amazing Philadelphia Museum of Art.

: Colored Mason Jar Vases
If you’re looking for a way to bring color inside and recycle some glass mason jars that have been lying around, One Good Thing by Jillee has a great DIY on how to repurpose these mason jars into bright, colorful vases.

Design Trends:
Design Seeds
If you love color or are inspired by color combinations, then Design Seeds is what you need! This blog was created by an Industrial Designer and brand consultant, (who simply goes by “Jessica”) as a way to bring a unique approach to design blogging through her passion for color. Follow this blog to get inspirational palettes based off of beautiful imagery.

YOLO Colorhouse
YOLO Colorhouse was born out of a need for healthier paint and better color. They stand for premium, environmentally responsible paint products with beautiful, simplified color palettes. They are dedicated to making beautiful color solutions simpler and to doing business in a more sustainable way.

Natural Dye
There are lots of different ways you can naturally dye fabrics. Check out Sweet Paul Magazine’s feature for ways to use different fruits and vegetables to dye natural fibers like cotton, linen and wool.

Charity/Event: The Color Run

The Color Run is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community (our kind of thing here at KDS!). It’s a 5k un-timed race where thousands of people are doused from head to toe in different colors during and after the race. This even happens in over 50 locations in the U.S., so check their website to see when they’re coming to your area. They also focus on giving back by choosing a local charity for each city participating in the run. The Philadelphia Color Run is scheduled for July, 14th and is partnering locally with Back on My Feet. This organization uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real strides in their lives towards employment and independent living.

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  1. Katie Atkinson says: July 15, 2013