I can’t even…it’s April 10th already!
Who do I see about slowing things down a bit around here?! How come school never went this fast?
Occasionally I lose consistency with posting and lately has been one of those times
(uh d’yuh think?!)
It doesn’t mean we’re breaking up or I’m seeing other blogs, just that I’ve lost my gossamer thread of thought or inspiration or, more likely, real life got in the way.
Eventually I find my way back.
So here I am, taking a break from travel posts just for a moment to consider the colours Yellow & Black.
Not the most popular or likely colour combination to be sure, right?
Or so I thought…
Though I’m a fan of warm golds and even yellow verging on mustard in interiors, yellow in brighter hues is not the crayon I gravitate to. I make the exception for flowers, and even then it has to be just the right yellow, like these beautiful “Golden Mustard” roses from my garden. Turning to a caramel colour in their denouement makes them just about the chicest, most interesting rose around, but I don’t wish to get off track here…
Although these two photos are examples of yellows in super warm, almost gold tones, make no mistake, black & yellow in all hues is having a moment.
An Instagram photo of the parlour at the Dutch House hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka
via Voyage Vixen
The new Ace Hotel in downtown LA has used the combination to cool effect in their stained glass windows
Alexander McQueen bag
Just a touch of yellow can make a dark room really sing
It certainly does something for Kate Moss
As a person whose biggest design nod to black & yellow is the bunch of overripe bananas I toss out every week, I’m not asking you to love it…or even like it. I’m just asking you to consider it.
After all, how amazing is Ines de La Fressange here?
and don’t we all want to be as chic as Ines when we grow up?
Or taken in another direction
You have to admit it’s a fresh pop for Spring
Place a black & yellow book on your coffee table, step back and see what happens.
Ask your child to paint you a portrait with black & yellows and lean it on the mantle.
How about a few daffodils popping out of a dark wine bottle? Give it a try.
Go on! Don’t be yellow!! :-)
Of course when Iris Apfel does it, she does it.
Add blue and get all primary with it.
The stores in Dubai were choc-a-blok with black & yellow.
Scalamandre fabric & wallpaper
An interesting mix of textures, new & antique with a pop of chartreuse-y yellow
Dior lemon meringue heels.
Dior Fall 2014
Christian Louboutin for men (btw-I’ve never seen anything like the selection of men’s shoes available in Dubai-what is that about?)
Celine Spring 2014
One of the most widely featured bags this Spring
The Tintagel Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The London Hotel, NYC, photo via Habitually Chic
JW Anderson via Moda Operandi
again with blue for Elle Decor
Oh so girly Manolo Blahnik grosgrain ribboned pumps
So is it kinda sorta slightly starting to grow on you??
Let the sun shine in!
Straws via Etsy
This time last year: Bedouin & Breakfast
Please forgive or provide if possible, any missed credits