Vancouver Colour Consultant: An Exception to Mixing Clean and Dirty Colour

 

This is a cactus sculpture in the lobby at the Westin Lost Cabos where we are staying this week on a much needed vacation!

This is what I wanted to show you. See the muted or you could say “dirty” terra cotta colour and the screaming clean yellow? Well, the reason why mixing clean and dirty works here is because the rest of the building just blends into the landscape.

It’s like discovering a yellow flower walking along the red sand of the Mexican desert.

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Frank Lloyd Wright was another architect who designed buildings that used colours that blended into the landscape. If you didn’t see my post earlier this week, the Westin was designed by Javier Sordo Madeleno and there are more photos here.

That’s why there really are no RULES in design. Just guidelines.

 

 

Today we did an excursion. Part of it was a tour of a glass factory where I got to try my skills at making a glass ball.

Blow, blow, blow, he kept saying. . .as my cheeks got bigger and redder!

This is me laughing at my creation (which did not make the photo) haha, and you are not missing anything.

And here is what they are supposed to look like! We were going to buy one to hang in the garden but then thought it would take too much effort to get home without breaking!

I am not looking very stylish today wearing a white crew-necked t-shirt to make sure I did not get any further sun on my chest! Apparently though, I do have some thoughts about looking stylish and they are over at Inside Out Style today!

Well off to the pool again! xoxo Maria

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  1. Glad you are having fun on your much deserved vk. If you rent a car, and have time, take a trip over to ToDos Santos. Artist town. And if you drive watch out for the cows in the road!

  2. I would hate to be the person that had to install that cactus sculpture! ouch! The glass factory tour looks like it was fun. You should have bought one of the glass balls. Women seem to have a knack for getting awkward things home no matter what! (especially if they are free!) 🙂

  3. Dina Eisenberg | DinaLoves

    How cool! I’m vacationing in zihuatenejo not far from you. Mexico is lovely isn’t it? I’ve been inspired by the sunrise- the amazing spread from midnight blue to rust to pink to creamy white. I have my eye out for textiles – a lot easier to fit in the suitcase. 🙂

    Enjoy! Warmly Dina

  4. Your look is Jackie O summer classic~easy grace-love it
    Your breath is permanently in that glass creation-so powerful!