Monday Roundup: Mimosa is the New Black

by moderndomestic on January 26, 2009

Mimosa close up, the Women's day flower in Italy.

Mimosa flowers and the Pantone color of 2009.

Image via pizzodisevo on flickr, under the Creative Commons license.

Happy Monday, ModernDomestic readers! Here’s some reading from the blogosphere to get your week started right.

  • Did you know the the color for 2009 is “mimosa?” The Washington Post has an article about the “it” color and why this bright yellow is actually appropriate for the new Obama administration and our troubling economic times.
  • If you’re not feeling the yellow, Apartment Therapy LA has a post full of inspiration photos using a black, gray and purple color scheme. Somehow this feels much more appropriate.
  • The Capitol Cooking Show is looking for viewers to submit cupcake recipes for an upcoming episode called “Crazy For Cupcakes.” Read all about it on Delleicious. Too bad my favorite cupcake recipe to date (pumpkin cupcakes) isn’t my own—it’s Martha Stewart’s!
  • It’s time to start making your reservations for DC’s Winter Restaurant Week (Feb. 16-22). Don’t know where to make your money count? Stumped on the best places to make a reservation? Captiol Spice has a map of all your Restaurant Week choices (If I had the money to spare, I’d be trying to get a seat at Art and Soul. Oh well, next time). Also check out DC Foodies guide to getting the most out of Restaurant Week.
  • The District Domestic is making homemade doughnuts, which sounds like a good idea for a winter weekend project, and a nice break from the cupcake craze. I only made doughnuts once and I burned the the crap out of them, but hers turned out much better.
  • Design*Sponge has photos of really beautiful lighting from British designer Hannah Nunn. Her pieces look like what I’ve tried (and failed) to make on my own. These  beautiful, delicate lamps may just inspire me to try again.
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Alice January 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Black, grey, and purple? Classy combination… except that those are the old mourning colors, what widows had to wear. A little too morbid for my tastes. Then again, maybe those who didn’t grow up on regency romances a la Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer won’t make the connection.

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moderndomestic January 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I really like that color scheme! West Elm went through a gray period a year back or so, I really fell in love with the calm lavender and gray tones. I think it can totally work, especially in a bedroom – and if you want to pump it up you can add splashes of red or orange.

I actually thought about using that color scheme in our bedroom, but our wood floors are too honey colored, and just didn’t fit.

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Mick January 29, 2009 at 3:50 am

That was nice to real, I call Mimosa my color of the year to!

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