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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Color chips

Everyday for 100 days, Rachel Berger, a graphic designer in San Francisco, picked a paint chip out of a bag and responded to it with a short writing. Incredible and imaginative I think. You can read about her project here! Kim Neill, also a graphic designer decided to deviate from the usual chocolate chip cookies and make some paint chip cookies for her clients ... I am blown away by such creativity!

When I was up in Berkeley with my daughter we went to Blick's Art Supply to get her some supplies for an art class she is taking.

Have you been in one of their stores? It is the best! Just their selection of spray paint made my heart pound with excitement. I also saw these metal storage boxes and wanted to get a few but I knew that I already had overflowing luggage and so I passed on them. I was thinking I would store samples in them. A few days after I got home, my daughter sent me an email showing me an image of some paint chip cookies that she found online and they were packed in the same Pantone metal boxes. 

Amazing right? I had to know who made them so I searched a little and found that they were made by Kim Neill. Her website is: KimCreativeStar.com and you can get the directions on how to make the cookies here

My daughter also sent me this clever Valentine idea that I see now has circulated around a lot of blogs but it was new to me:

Country Living
And then I found these made by Vanessa Rough @ Silly Eagle Books and I like them very much!

Fave Crafts
Have you seen this paint chip wreath? I'm thinking my daughter is probably going to have to hitch a ride to the nearest paint store when she sees this! And I'm wondering ... how many chips is okay to take legitimately?! 


Design Blooms said...

Oh wow! How inspiring! I really love those color swatch cookies in the tin box! Excited about finding your blog too!


Those are some really cute ideas!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I cannot imagine having the patience to do those cookies -- thank goodness creativity among us is so diverse!

A Vintage Vine said...

Great ideas for us paint junkies!

Stephanie said...

The paint chip valentines in Country Living inspired me to do some Valentines Day tags with paint chips. Check out the "Celebri Carta" Facebook page and click on the Valentines Album to see them. I use these paint chips alot for crafting. They're great, add a fun dimension to projects and they're FREE! Steph

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...


How are you doing, my friend?

You have no idea how happy I felt to read your comment! It was so honest, so you! I'm glad you liked my post! :-)

This is a genial idea! I love it too! So good!

I hope you're having a wonderful week so far.

Take care.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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Unknown said...

Steph - Your Valentines (and ALL your tags) are GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

pve design said...

If you are ever in NY, then I must take you to our very colorful bakery....and our wonderful hardware store too....to play with paint chips and share something sweet. We have the cutest boys working there....so always a trip for a paint chip is more than worth it! :)

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

My goodness, those Pantone cookies are a feat of genius!
Such attention to detail -- such a shame how I'd inhale them to quickly to remember the names of the colors ;)
Thanks so much for becoming a Nero follower.
Much obliged to return the favor, cheers, Alcira