Blogs (43)


Relax with a Cool-Colored Wall, or Not?

by Jill M. Speegle

Color experts have long said the colors we paint our walls can affect our psyche and ...


What Don’t You Know?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

In my humble opinion, the best way to fix something is to learn what you don’t know. ...


Color Champion: Frank Stella

by Jill Pilaroscia

One of the most important artists of the last century, the formidable Frank Stella


Steel Back Your Specification

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Many factors must be considered when a design specifies cold-formed steel framing mem...


Is Construction Broken?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

This project is named “Let’s Fix Construction,” which implies that construction is br...


Tips for Testing Paint Colors

by Barbara Jacobs

Perhaps you are a painting professional who has just been asked for the thousandth ti...


The Good, the Bad, and the Unique

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

“In a highly commoditized world, the name of the game is creating something unique, s...


How to Choose the Right Colors

by Barbara Jacobs

That’s the question, and it applies to both interiors and exteriors of homes and othe...


Colorful Destinations

by Jill Pilaroscia

Wanderlust runs deep in summer, so this month we’ve rounded up some of the most color...


Painted Ladies: The Colorist Movement

by Jill Pilaroscia

Colour Studio principal Jill Pilaroscia played a pivotal role in San Francisco’s colo...


Tiny Houses: A Look at Materials

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

As an avid blue water sailor I have always been interested in how marine architecture...


Color Shock: Sandy Skoglund

by Jill Pilaroscia

Sandy Skoglund is a conceptual artist and photographer based in New Jersey. She began...


Color Sensation: Robert Swain

by Jill Pilaroscia

This month we’re eager to share the work of Robert Swain, a painter whose 50-year car...


Graphic Color: Massimo Vignelli

by Jill Pilaroscia

This month we pay tribute to the incomparable designer Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014), ...


Collected Color: The Harvard Pigment Library

by Jill Pilaroscia

As color experts, we're always excited to share new developments in the field with ou...


Checklist for Evaluating Stone Durability

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Stone, in general, is considered a durable material; however, not all stones are as d...


Rich Color: Top Boutique Paint Brands

by Jill Pilaroscia

Why bother with boutique paint? To start, many luxury paint brands offer deeper, rich...


Best of 2015: Eye-Popping Books on Color

by Jill Pilaroscia

For the holiday season, we’ve selected a few gorgeously illustrated new books in whic...


Artist Records Emotions in Color

by Jill Pilaroscia

Portuguese designer Luis Giestas recorded his emotions, at every hour, for 300 days, ...


The Colorful Dynamics of Glass

by Jill Pilaroscia

As the San Francisco skyline welcomes new silhouettes to its configuration, Colour St...


Wellness: Focus of New Green Standard

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

One indication of the health and stability of the modern green building movement


Designer Reinvents Aging Farmhouse

by Jill M. Speegle

Here’s a farmhouse with a modern twist, seriously. Twist Farmhouse, in Falls, PA, was...


Brutal Color: The Human Experience

by Jill Pilaroscia

As architectural colorists, we are interested in the role that color can play in crea...


A New St. Pete Pier Design Up for Vote

by Jill M. Speegle

Residents in St. Petersburg, FL, may soon see their 42-year-old iconic waterfront lan...


Wright’s ‘Hollyhock House’ Blooms Anew

by Jill M. Speegle

The Hollyhock House—Frank Lloyd Wright’s first venture into architecture in Los Angel...


Award Honors Curtain-lifting Restoration

by Jill M. Speegle

A revamped Art Deco movie theater on Long Island is basking in the glow of an award f...


One Hotel, 19 Architects

by Jill M. Speegle

Where can you admire the architectural genius of Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and David ...


The Ins and Outs of Color Blocking

by Jill Pilaroscia

Often, when we are thinking about color in our daily lives, it’s from the visual pers...


Designing a Better Education

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

For most American children, teachers and administrators, education is a linear proces...


‘Nobel’ Design Matches Prize Prestige

by Jill M. Speegle

An elegant, slender building clad in shimmering brass along Stockholm, Sweden’s centr...


Theater Designs Worth Applause

by Jill M. Speegle

A $5.4 million performing arts center that blends into the slopes of a volcano in Haw...


Great Apps for Mobile Color Lovers

by Jill Pilaroscia

Apps, apps, apps! We are surrounded by them. They fill up our phones and tablets, and...


The Purpose of Color:
The Batel Centre of Cartagena

by Jill Pilaroscia

The Batel is the auditorium and convention centre of Cartagena, a


The Purpose of Color:
The Batel Centre of Cartagena

by Jill Pilaroscia

The Batel is the auditorium and convention centre of Cartagena, a


Waterlogged Wright Home to Relocate

by Jill M. Speegle

A rare home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright will be getting a new zip ...


Shack Interacts, Lights the CA Desert

by Jill M. Speegle

It’s difficult to imagine a house more connected to its landscape than this desert ab...


San Francisco's Color Icon

by Jill Pilaroscia

This post from Colour Studio features one of our favorite San Francisco icons.


Sliding Façade Exposes House in UK

by Jill M. Speegle

After being abandoned for 11 years, a four-story house in Margate, England, is now th...


Hotel Packs a World Record Paint Job

by Jill M. Speegle

A recent makeover for a hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, features a paint job worth


A Glass Ship for Vikings Unveiled

by Jill M. Speegle

It’s airy, yet enclosed. Love it or hate it, the recently unveiled, HKS-designed Minn...


Architectural Charm from a Wright Roof

by Jill M. Speegle

Attention architecture and jewelry lovers! For just shy of $50, you could be the luck...


Hadid Shines as ‘Woman of the Year’

by Jill M. Speegle

Hey! Who says architects can’t be glamorous? Dame Zaha Hadid, 62, was just crowned <...


D+D Asks: Do You Pin?

by Jill M. Speegle

Favorites, bookmarks, traditional scrapbooks or storyboards may soon be “old news” wh...


 
 
   

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